This week’s guest is Alison Miller AKA The Dissertation Coach.  Alison created ‘The Academic Writers’ Space’ to provide structure and support doctoral students and academics and then, in 2000, she developed this work through The Dissertation Coach which provides programmes and specialist coaching for researchers.  

In this episode Alison talks about her own experience of imposter syndrome during her doctoral studies and how she developed structures to support her own mental well-being.

Alison talks about her ‘project management’ approach to the PhD and how she built an infrastructure for engaged and meaningful productivity.

We talk about the importance of both internal and external tracking as a means to keep yourself on-track.   

We also reflect on how clarity can be the antidote to procrastination.  

Alison introduces what she terms “environmental alignment” as a means to set yourself up for success.

We finish with the invitation to work with the version of you that showed up to work!

You can find out more about Alison’s work here:  https://www.thedissertationcoach.com/

You can find Alison’s book ‘Finish Your Dissertation Once and for All!  How to Overcome Psychological Barriers, Get Results and Move on with Your Life here: https://amzn.to/3nFmfx8

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