Grace Phelan, PhD

March 17, 2015

I had hit a wall with my dissertation and felt demoralized but after researching dissertation coaches, began working with Rebecca Schwartz-Bishir weekly. I immediately felt better having made the decision to get help, particularly because I was at quite a distance from my advisor and was quite isolated. Rebecca helped me see that completing small, daily tasks in the project actually got me more motivated and kept me rolling, even though I had little time during the week because of a full-time job. This seems so simple but along with Rebecca’s encouragement and persistent reminders to stay on task, it got me writing again. I am happy to report that I completed my dissertation last week and it has been accepted! Rebecca is a great coach and I highly recommend her.