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Thesis Development

Coaching and Mentoring

Team up for a smoother journey.
At your speed, covering your needs.

We offer coaching and mentoring to guide and support you along the path of each of the research phases. Coaching and mentoring will help you identify and establish critical milestones for your research project and then achieve those targets. Breaking down your thesis research into clearly defined chunks allows you to control progress, to work towards clear goals, and to measure your achievements. We will support you in this through a combination of coaching and mentoring along each of your research phases. With this, we can achieve each of the milestones together.

You can sign up for your coaching and mentoring support either on a monthly package or on-demand as you need it, depending on your pace and rhythm. For those who are on a self-study path, we provide the DoctorateHub Clubs for you to connect with your peers to jointly progress and support each other.

Self-study Clubs with peer support and moderation

Do you prefer to obtain feedback on your latest drafts and develop your research further with peers? It takes time and practice to become a fluent researcher, develop the ability to establish a research focus and to derive a narrative from there. Wherever you are in this process, you might want to team up with peers to not feel as though you are walking alone. The DoctorateHub Clubs are a great place to team up with peers. You can join an existing club or set one up that is tailored to your needs.

Monthly Coaching and Mentoring Package

The monthly coaching and mentoring package is the optimal support for those who work on their research at a constant pace and value frequent double feedback loops. Monthly support consists of cycles of feedback on progressive iterations of your work. This will typically include a number of interactions per week to keep your research on track and progressing to plan.

With a monthly coaching and mentoring package, you can expect regular e-mail interactions, commenting on drafts, reviewing and editing drafts, as well as custom crafted instructions and training materials, which are supported by video calls as required. Coaching and mentoring are distinct different, though complementary, to thesis supervision.

As a coach we allow you to discover and understand the different paths of the research cycle and locate you and your work within these. This is important and very different to supervision as coaching is not about offering advice, but about allowing you to understand what is happening now and what is next. This will allow you to become aware of obstacles and to overcome them, reducing the risk of procrastination and drop out. To learn more about coaching you might also want to take a look at Rozenberg Quarterly’s book chapter 4 on coaching.

As a mentor we will facilitate and guide you through the critical paths of your research project. By definition, a doctoral thesis is a unique and original piece of work and each doctoral researcher is expected to chart their own path. As an emerging expert, a doctoral researcher is expected to find their own voice, make their own decisions, be prepared to take risks, extend the conventions and eventually outgrow their supervisors. While you will have to learn these lessons yourself, we will be there to support you, allowing you to understand what is normal and expected and what is not, and to ensure you stay on track. To learn more about mentoring, you might also want to take a look at this brief article.

You are welcome to submit your research plan for a free review and feedback here.

On-demand Coaching and Mentoring Package

The on-demand support package is ideal for those that work through their research at a less than constant pace and rhythm. These students are typically working professionals who need to “make space” and “fit in” dedicated research blocks into their agendas.

On-demand coaching and mentoring can be provided as written feedback on your thesis drafts, as well as through targeted video-orientation calls to help you in your planning and decision-making on how to take your research further. This allows you to get feedback, guidance and direction on current developments and prepare for your next actions.

Each on-demand interaction has a fee of one Brain Coin (BC). Brain Coins are a currency used at the DoctorateHub to book on-demand services in a flexible way.

Select your preferred Coaching and Mentoring format

Choose the Coaching and Mentoring format that suits you best.

Select your preferred Coaching and Mentoring Package

Please select the Coaching and Mentoring Package that best fits your needs. The Coaching and Mentoring Standard Package includes 2 to 3 weekly interactions with your Tutor, the Coaching and Mentoring Plus Package includes 3 to 5 weekly interactions.

Use Brain Coins for on-demand support

Brain Coins (BCs) are a currency used at the DoctorateHub to pay for on-demand services in a flexible way. You can purchase BCs at a discount and use them across the system in the combination it suits you best. BCs are valid for 12 months from the date the last BC has been spent.

Self-study

Self-study with peer support. We provide the structure, you focus on your thesis research.

Ideal for those who prefer to advance on their own schedule or who are on a budget.

  • - Monitor led.
  • - Community peer supported.
  • - Dedicated Club spaces to connect around common interests, objectives or challenges.

Duration: “As long as it takes you“

Learning at your own pace, in your own time.

No membership fee.

Monthly Support Package

Get a DoctorateHub Tutor dedicated to your research and thesis development.

Ideal for those who prefer tight guidance to progress through their research and thesis development.

  • - Regular Coaching and Mentoring Support.
  • - Formative written discussions, video-orientation calls and summative feedback on your work.
  • - Work over clearly defined chunks to control progress.

Start: “Whenever you want“

Three, six, or nine months Coaching and Mentoring Packages available.

From 835€
per month.

Select Package

On-demand Support

Get On-demand Support to provide you with clarity and guidance.

Ideal for those who have unpredictable agendas, or that just need some orientation.

  • - Directly contributing to your thesis.
  • - Get written feedback, video-orientation calls, or a one-month Coaching and Mentoring Support subscription.
  • - Use your Brain Coins as you need them for each service.

Duration: “As long as it takes you“

Learn at your own pace and request on-demand feedback on your thesis drafts, either written or via video-orientation calls.

125€ or less
per Brain Coin.

See options

Standard Package

3 Months

Good for:
Achieving your next milestone.

2-3 weekly tutor interactions.

Average monthly fee: 985€

Fee: 2.955€

Intense Tutor
Interaction Package

Duration like above but

3-5 weekly tutor interactions.

Average monthly fee: 1.485€

Fee: 4.455€

Standard Package

6 Months

Good for:
Regular support.

2-3 weekly tutor interactions.

Average monthly fee: 885€

Regular fee: 5.910€

Discounted fee 5.310€

- Saving 600€ -

Intense Tutor
Interaction Package

Duration like above but

3-5 weekly tutor interactions.

Average monthly fee: 1.335€

Regular fee: 8.910€

Discounted fee 8.010€

- Saving 600€ -

Standard Package

9 Months

Good for:
Long term planning.

2-3 weekly tutor interactions.

Average monthly fee: 835€

Regular fee: 8.865€

Discounted fee 7.515€

- Saving 1.350€ -

Intense Tutor
Interaction Package

Duration like above but

3-5 weekly tutor interactions.

Average monthly fee: 1.260€

Regular fee: 13.365€

Discounted fee 11.340€

- Saving 2.025€ -

Schedule video-orientation call

Good for: One video-orientation call to discuss your research outline and to understand how to take your research further.

1 BC

Get written orientation feedback

Good for: One-time written feedback on drafts of around 2.500 words in length.

1 BC

Get one Coaching and Mentoring month

Good for: One Coaching and Mentoring month with written feedback and video-orientation calls.

12 BC

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