After a decade hiatus from my dissertation writing, I heard about The Dissertation Coach at a friend’s birthday party. His wife was completing her doctoral degree and using the support of a coach. I called Alison Miller and she put me in touch with Curt Preissner, Ph.D. We have been working together for the past year and as a result I have written several major chapters. There is simply no way that my writing would have started up again and continued without his support and specialized experience. He has taught me how to make a realistic plan for each chapter, maintain contact with it on a daily basis, and see it through to completion. Curt is an excellent instructor; his advice and incisive observations have helped ensure that this project keeps moving forward: this really has changed my whole approach. Now I am engaging the long-stalled project as a creative challenge. Indeed, Curt’s insights and commitment to teaching have provided me with tools for striking a healthy balance between inspiration and perspiration in my work in general.