Welcome to Quantum PhD ….

Quantum PhD resources are selected and designed to provide a self-directed holistic dissertation coaching experience. Mindset is very important to complete your dissertation successfully and sanely.

There is a sense in which writing your PhD could be considered the “easy” part. So, you’ll find resources on various mindset strategies to deal with for example overwhelm, procrastination and the like.

I will invite you to look at all parts of your life (health, wealth, career, lifestyle, love, sex, spirituality, family and community) because everything is connected.

There are also writing strategies and advice. These are broken down to specifics. We strive as far as possible to provide step-by-step guidance for your thesis or dissertation.

Completing your dissertation faster is achievable with these secret weapons:

The victim mindset dilutes the human potential. By not accepting personal responsibility for our circumstances, we greatly reduce our power to change them.—STEVE MARABOLI, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

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1. Understanding Your ‘why’

Perhaps you’re stuck or overwhelmed because along the way, between a full-time job, looking out for everyone else and rush hour traffic you’ve lost contact with the reason you embarked upon this PhD journey. If this describes you, you’re not alone—global giants with far more resources than you and I get lost in the fog as well. Let Simon Sinek in this 5min clip reignite your Why. Enjoy. (want more detail? watch the original Golden Circle presentation here)

2. Finisher’s Mindset

Overwhelm, doubt, anxiety, imposter syndrome, stuckness or paralysis, discouragement, set-backs—one or some of these are familiar to you. The good news is: they are part of life, even the dissertation writing life. More good news: none of them are insurmountable. The best news is: high value free and paid resources are at your disposal here.

3. Writer’s habit

A dissertation is a very specific genre of literature. Yep, you read correctly. It is a genre. Which means you are an author. Much of your stress, feelings of overwhelm, writer’s block and procrastination are as a result of this transition (and the unexpected nature thereof; it pounces on you unannounced-no one told me about the authorship part; everyone simply assumed I knew that I am now an author in the making—from student to academic author). As a genre, a thesis or dissertation has a unique format, structure and language. A dissertation has its own (small) audience So, the resources in this section will help you transition smoother. 

4. leader’s vision

What is your vision for your life after graduation? And what about your dissertation? What must it do for you? What are you going to do with it? What is the purpose of your research (remember the first question- Why?

A good dissertation writing process should be transformational. It must nurture and unleash to the world a better version (in an academic-scientific sense) of you. A PhD should make you a more valuable team member; more tolerant of diverging positions; more humble.

Start your PhD process with the end in mind.

what They’re Saying

Client Testimonials

“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!”

Dr Ruby SK

Educational Psychologist, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

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In Closing

Our mission at Quantum PhD is to make your journey to graduation faster and with fewer road blocks by providing you with the education, tools, and resources that I wish I had, back then.

Thank you for your support and encouragement.

Team Quantum PhD