D. Mitchell, Ph.D. Candidate, Interdisciplinary Humanities, New York

Have you ever heard or experienced the signature “RRRRrrrrRRRRrrrrRRRRrrrr” of a car that won’t start? That was how I felt writing and researching for my dissertation. I considered quitting my dissertation because I was just cranking away on my “starter” ideas and nothing ever sparked. Then I discovered The Dissertation Coach where I was perfectly matched with Rebecca Schwartz-Bishir. Her patience and motivational expertise helped me manage the anxiety that prevented me from “starting” and moving forward. It turns out I already knew what I needed to do, but I lacked the confidence to trust myself and as a result, would quit tasks halfway through or create tasks that were too huge to tackle. Rebecca helped me weave patience into my daily writing routine and I am now in the home stretch to completion. Thank you Rebecca and Alison, I’m well on my way!