PhD Coaching

Find out your way in the long PhD Journey

The Maïa PhD Coaching program provides a series of services to mentor and coach PhD (or Master) students to be successful in their Dissertation and in their academic career. Our team is composed of highly trained professional coaches and University professors. They have an intensive experience of PhD and Master tutorship. They can help you reach your goals through an individual and tailored relationship on a long-term basis. We use the Maïeutic method established by Socrates based on an active dialogue with your coach to gain in autonomy, empowerment and success. Maïeutic will help you to « deliver » your Dissertation.

Coach and Mentor Programs

Package 1: Kick off (Before the enrollment at University)

Choose the right road

Check one's motivation
Why get in the PhD journey?
Feasibility (personal situation, time, finances)

Choose your scientific Topic

Precise your vision, interest in a scientific issue. Evaluate the soundness, credibility of your project. Evaluation of the scope and the magnitude of the Topic

Define a general problem or a set of research question (the compass of the PhD)

What is a problematic?
Difference between a scientific question and a sound problematic Examples: How to build a problematic

Literature review kick-off

What is a literature review?
How to find your way and select relevant references?
How to read with efficiency and extract relevant information? How to use « quotations »?
How to know your literature review is achieved?

Methodology choice kick-off

What is a methodology Why we need methodology
How to choose a methodology

Establish a 3P: Personal PhD Proposal

First 20 pages of the document: Problematic, Review of literature, Methodology, calendar…) How to align your topic, your methodology, your research questions? The making of a conceptual and theoretical framework

Package 2: Strategy to join a University (before enrollment)

Choose a University

Choose a PhD supervisor

Adapt my 3P

Establish the enrollment file

Package 3: The PhD Student Survival Positive attitude (After enrollment)

Ten dangers of the PhD Student life



What to do and not to do



The timer and the countdown



Package 4: Manufacturing of the PhD

Planning the working process

Establish a PhD working plan
Deliver the problematic (the pregnancy's steps) The problematic is often present but not explicit Use the white page test
Maturation of the problematic
From topic question to provisional and final problematic Example: my story

Complete Review of Literature

What is a literature review?
How to find your way and select relevant references?
How to read with efficiency and extract relevant information? How to use « quotations »?
How to know your literature review is achieved?

Choose the methodology

What is a methodology Why we need methodology
How to choose a methodology
Introduction to qualitative, quantitative, data analysis, modelling

Package 5: Complete presentation of Methodology in Humanities

Qualitative



Quantitative



Data analysis



Modelling Stats



Package 6: The secret of the PhD Writing

Learn how to write



Problems and stress of the writing process



Establish a PhD plan



Corrections, improvements



Package 7: Preparation of the defense

What is a defense?



Psychological aspects Scientific aspects



Preparation of the slides



Preparation of the talk



Package 8: After...The Ph is not the end; it is the beginning

Publish from your PhD



Publish a book



Publish a paper



Set up your personal network



Build your personal Brand



Prepare a Post doc



Technical Packages

TP 1: Use a bibliography software



TP 2: Find literature and references on the net



How much does it cost?

The Maïa PhD Coach program provides two related services:

The Packages in-class presentation

2400€per pers including Taxes

  • The presentation of the Packages is an in-class learning of 6 hours. It is essential to have a direct and personal contact between the Coach and you in a small class (less than six persons).
  • The Coach will be able to adapt the Package to your personal needs. Exceptionally, the Packages can be provided online.h

Personal online monitoring (the Booster!)

1600€ per month

  • The personal monitoring is the follow-up and the personal coaching to implement the Packages effectively. From our experience, we know that regular meetings with your coach are the best way to boost your PhD writing process. Maïa PhD Program provides weekly online coaching sessions during one hour. Meetings are flexible and arranged between the coach and you. During the session, your coach gives you feedbacks on the documents you have sent 48 hours before the session and set up goals or target for the next session. Personal online session may concern all packages. The Personal online monitoring will give you a free access to webinars and online books that are under process.
  • Our experience indicates that the Package 1 and one month of online session is enough to produce the 3P for committed students.