An appropriate level of coaching in the early stage of a doctoral program can potentially save a lot of time and money by facilitating the students to focus on developing the required skills and by getting a head start on next steps. Coaching can also be acquired at any phase of the program to help students keep moving forward through the process.
Another good news is that coaching doesn’t have to cost anything if acquired within the student’s institution. A mentor, program chair, cohorts, and senior students can be the best source of coaching available to a doctoral student. In certain rare situations where a student is faced with lack of responsiveness external sources of coaching maybe considered just to put the student back on the fast track.
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