Is Dissertation Coaching For You?
You are here because you realize you need help. To this end there are plenty of high value, relevant free and paid information and resources. Some advice will be helpful to any masters or doctoral student irrespective of discipline. However, there are limitations. See the adjacent FAQ to the right.
Is the content relevant for the natural sciences?
Yes, some of it. But the bulk of it probably not. All postgraduate researchers face the same psychological challenges, fear, isolation, overwhelm, loneliness etc. Here the section on mindset may be of value. Methodologically, definitely not. Those doing qualitative research, in the area of the humanities should benefit from this site. This shortcoming is due to my own area of expertise being humanities and more narrowly in biblical studies.
What about statistical studies?
You are no doubt the expert when it comes to that. This site offers motivation content, guidelines and technical writing. Your supervisor will be the expert in the nitty gritty science component of your research. This site is intended to provide coaching support rather than pure technical advise.
Do you offer 1 on 1 personal coaching?
Unfortunately not (perhaps at a later stage). I’m still in academia. I do coaching work with my own students in private and for free. This site is intended to supplement my coaching —life gets busy as you no doubt will appreciate—and this site enables me to help more students by making it available as a resource.
Will you read my research?
Sorry, no can do. That is not the intention with this site. But more importantly, I can impossibly be expected to demonstrate expertise in the varied and multifaceted nuances of postgraduate research or higher degrees studies even just in the humanities (and neither can any other academic I know- unless of course I’ve been hanging out with the wrong crowd).
Do the courses come with a results guarantee?
99% of the content is mahala (mahala is a South African word meaning nada, gratis, verniet). There may be a tiny percentage of paid content (to recover my cost for content acquisition and creation, site maintenance, hosting fees, security and admin support. But I don’t offer any results guarantee because nobody can guarantee that anyone will do anything. The results are up to you. When I’ve had coaching clients (previously)-they graduated; or became authors; or learnt to develop alternative streams of income. The content on this site, when applied, will yield positive results for you. I offer a royal road to useful knowledge through carefully structured education, but I can’t guarantee how you will use that knowledge, if at all. That is entirely your responsibility.
Quantum PhD Provides A Supporting Environment for Doctoral and Masters Students Who Must Juggle Life, Jobs, Families, Crises and Fun To Finish Their Studies And Graduate Faster Despite Set-backs. Learn More…
Dr AyGee (as he is affectionately known), the editor in chief, founded Quantum PhD to empower doctoral and masters students, primarily within the South African higher education context with mindset and writing strategies he learned and developed from years as a life coach, dissertation supervisor, confidante and as a once struggling PhD student himself.
What he discovered was a massive contradiction between the principles that led to his own academic success and what is commonly taught and practiced.
This surprising contradiction motivated Dr Aygee to formulate a unique holistic educational system for dissertation completion to support you in navigating toward your goal of graduating faster and either starting or expanding your career with an advantage.
“I’m not here to help you get a certificate. I’m here to help normal people unleash their inner resources to reach levels of self-discovery, knowledge and transformation that will catapult them into environments where they will be known as contributors, creators and change agents who live satisfied and fulfilled lives.”– Dr Aygee
“I was overwhelmed by the PhD process. Balancing my lecturing responsibilities, family and still having me-time were important to me. Dr Aygee’s coaching helped me among other things with my mindset; to set a clear timeline; goal-setting without giving up time in my garden, having great parties and watching my 9 year old play soccer. I graduated in 2018. Yea!”
“I enrolled for my PhD in New Testament with NorthWest University in 2016 and completed my dissertation successfully in 2019 with a pass. My experience is worth telling. At first, I found it quite challenging to chart my path in a labyrinth of many ideas. Dr. Aldred Genade was not only my promoter but also walked alongside me as dissertation coach. This bonus service made my navigation into the thesis on Philippians 2:5-11 very exciting and fulfilling. His dexterity in mapping the course and direction of a thesis will make academic life exciting for a researcher” (graduates Nov 2019 DV)