Finish Your Ph.D. with Dissertation Coach Dr. Cara Weston

I help doctoral and masters students successfully finish their dissertations, graduate and move on to the next fabulous phase of their lives. Individualized dissertation coaching that works! 

You may be juggling work and family, as well as the demanding requirements of graduate studies. Procrastination, writer’s block and avoidance may be your current companions. Let me assure you: the feeling of drowning in constant stress and overwhelm doesn’t have to be a permanent state. I understand the challenges because I’ve been there myself as a graduate student…and have worked successfully as a dissertation coach with many other students and colleagues who have as well. We made it to the other side of the graduation finish line and you can too. 

 Research shows that the keys to dissertation completion are effective support and strategy.  I provide dissertation mentoring that addresses both key aspects.

I’ve coached many students just like you, in need of personalized Ph.D. guidance. 

How I help you get to the finish line as your dissertation coach. 

  Together, we clarify your current dissertation challenges, put a clear action plan in place that’s focused and doable and work together to make it happen, collaboratively and efficiently. Depending on your needs, I provide targeted feedback on all phases of the process, including your proposal development, literature review, research methodology and design, analysis, defence preparation, writing development and committee navigation.  We will likely share a few laughs along the way! 

Regular weekly meetings and ongoing email communication ensure accountability while providing individualized dissertation support. 

Graduation is within reach and I will Get you there. Book a complimentary session to discuss your DISSERTATION project and find out how I can help.





                   My Approach As Your Dissertation Coach  

As your dissertation coach, I meet you where you are, taking into account your particular strengths, needs and challenges. I don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. The dissertation help I provide goes beyond the mechanics of Ph.D. completion because your academic project does not take place in a vacuum. You may be working professionally full or part-time, raising a family, volunteering and managing many other real world tasks.   

Together, we take a holistic look at where you are now with your project, your academic goals, your lifestyle and your desired timeline. We craft an individualized, strategic plan for dissertation completion that fits into your schedule as seamlessly as possible.

We’ll decide together which approach is right for you: a fast track, intensive approach with a firm deadline or a slower-paced dissertation process that maximizes every learning opportunity at your disposal. As you progress, we will revisit our strategies as required to keep your project moving forward. 



What my coaching clients say:

“After recovering from an illness, I needed help jumpstarting my daily writing routine when I fell out of practice. I reached out to Dr. Weston and we worked together to develop a plan to improve my writing discipline. We discussed writing strategies during our sessions, but more importantly we worked on how to incorporate my scholarship into my everyday life.”

Max E., Concordia University

“Writing is a living practice, meaning that we must consider it essential to our intellectual lives.  Dr. Weston showed genuine interest in my project and asked insightful questions on the research, often opening up new venues for exploration. I immediately noticed in short time that my productivity increased and I am confident that I will complete this draft in no time. If you require support in finishing your project, I strongly recommend working with Cara.”

Jason W., York University


“Dr. Cara provided insight into how to prepare my project and she helped me to develop necessary research skills, supported with her wealth of experience.  She was quick to respond to any issues and went the extra mile to assist me throughout while allowing me to develop my own ideas, approaches and skills. I can honestly say that without the support I received from Cara, my final project would not have been anywhere close to what I was able to achieve. Knowing that there was a person with extensive experience in research and the desire to see me succeed to my full potential really pushed me to stay on track and improve my capabilities. I recommend Dissertation Complete Coaching to anyone embarking on their graduate level research project and dissertation.”                                                                                            

                  G. Smith, Middlesex University 

You’ve come this far…

I’M HERE TO HELP YOU MAKE IT ACROSS THE PHD FINISH LINE. Book a complimentary session to discuss your academic project and find out how my dissertation coaching help.