To Give You Help You Need!

Based on my longtime academic coaching, consulting, editing, and forehead-mopping practice . . .

Challenges in Writing Your Dissertation is available from Rowman & Littlefield Education. This book is

  • a companion and complement to content-oriented handbooks,
  • with many practical, psychological, and spiritual insights, exercises, and juicy anecdotes.

This book addresses your

  • largely overlooked but
  • equally important nonacademic difficulties
  • in handing interpersonal, emotional, and spiritual problems
  • so you can finally complete your dissertation!

Challenges in Writing Your Dissertation Cover, N. Sterne


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Testimonies from Doctoral Candidates

Throughout our initial conversation, it was clear that Dr. Sterne was personable, knowledgeable, and undaunted by the challenge before us. Her communications were clear, direct, and thought-provoking. I could not have asked for a better experience in spite of the time constraints I was faced with.

My experience with Dr. Sterne has been so positive that we have already begun brainstorming about potential themes/topics for further publication.

Moreover, her rich spiritual presence enlivened our work together and sparked the path to even more creativity by way of future articles and publication experiences. I look forward to our continuing experiences. It was truly a blessing to have met Dr. Sterne and experienced her professionalism, knowledge, creativity, sense of being, and laughter.  –M. H., Florida                                                                                        


My chair asked for my permission to share my dissertation with doctoral candidates.  I was humbly honored and gave her my consent, of course.  She said she is very selective about the “masterpieces” (her word) she chooses to share with candidates. Two University librarians told me last week that students had already inquired about my dissertation at the circulation desk. With much gratitude. –G. H., Florida


Because of your help, I just walked in graduation! Thank you in every language! –L. C., New York                                                                                      


I realize the lifelong impact that you have on my work and life. It goes far beyond the actual writing of the dissertation. I am a better scholar, professor, and person. I have learned much. –D.K.R., South Carolina


Thank you for a fantastic job and your commitment to completing this task in what is likely record time! I am very proud of this manuscript and how it went from the rough draft to this polished product. I could not have done it without your enthusiastic guidance and expertise. Thank you so much for all of your hard work, I am truly appreciative of your flexibility and wonderful work. –W. D., New Jersey


ThankyouThankyouThankyouThankyou! –L. S., Georgia