ABOUT

Juan Garcia, Ed.D.
Founder and CEO

Earning a doctorate is tough. Coursework at the highest level is hard. Dissertating feels impossible. Students are responsible for creating original research almost completely on their own while balancing all sorts of other academic and non-academic commitments. What I do is help doctoral students (re)gain control of their lives, develop work habits that work for them, manage professional relationships, and get past the internal and external criticism that keeps them stuck. 

 

I provide my clients with methods to become more productive in their studies via coaching that involves time and project management, overcoming perfectionism and other negative internal dialogues, and motivating people to work with realistic expectations and behaviors. I believe the process of earning a doctorate to be a challenging (but enriching) process that should result in a person being able to reflect with a newfound perspective upon both the world around them and themselves.

 

As your academic and/or dissertation coach, I draw on the experience of earning my Ed.D. in three years, more than a decade as a senior-level administrator in for-profit education, and nearly 20 years of teaching and coaching experience in both the public and private sectors. I am committed to providing the highest quality coaching service because I want you to succeed in both your academic and personal lives. As someone with first-hand experience in the challenges facing doctoral students as they pursue their degrees and fight to maintain a healthy school-work-life balance, I provide honest, but empathetic, support and guidance.

My own doctoral journey was a three-year adventure that culminated in a mixed methods study utilizing a parallel sequential mixed sampling design to understand the knowledge, motivation, and organizational factors impacting working fathers’ ability to achieve their performance goal of graduating on time from their doctoral program.

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