November 11, 2017

I have benefitted greatly from working with my coach, Dr. Rebecca Schwartz-Bishir, who has seen me through from nebulous parts-of-chapters to the conclusion. She provided crucial continuity, allowing me to stay connected with my own work even when I was drowning in teaching responsibilities. I particularly appreciate her ability and willingness to tailor our working methods. When a process stopped working for me, she could suggest another way. In some cases, she drew on her significant coaching experience, recommending techniques that have been successful for other writers. In other cases, she researched or invented out-of-the box solutions specifically for me. She was very aware of my immediate research challenges, and was also able to provide the bigger picture of my progress and growth. She is unfailingly kind, encouraging, realistic, and professional. Highly recommend.