It would be irresponsible for me NOT TO coach the way I do. Here’s exactly how I do coach – and why.
My lack of enthusiasm around acquiring the Dr title has not only made me feel like a weirdo but also been a cause of much internal friction, confusion and disconnect throughout my PhD years.
What the actual fuck does it mean to be ‘good enough’ in PhD or academia anyway?
Respond from an unshakeable space of YOU, instead of others’ expectations and external imperatives to “just be confident”.
If you’re struggling to work the way you think you should be working in your PhD, here are a few radical, different ways of thinking about research productivity and PhD success.
Instead of letting perfection define how you move, how can you get CURIOUS about it and let it move you forward?
It becomes easy for us to conflate our whole sense of self with our PhD and our research. But we’re SO MUCH MORE than our PhDs…
Yes, yes, yes – you are allowed to curate your PhD experience the way you want and need it to be
Forcing confidence is counter-productive. Trying to be confident when you are most definitely not feeling it doesn’t erase or solve all the other yuck; it just intensifies it.
Your examiners’ assessment of your PhD is not the only one that matters (in fact it doesn’t need to matter at all). Here’s why.