Neben dem Beruf zu Master oder Promotion: Spezielles Coaching-Angebot

Effizient an Master oder Promotion herangehen

Sie sind ehrgeizig und erfolgreich in Ihrem Beruf; Sie wissen, was Sie können – und jetzt möchten Sie das noch ausbauen und Ihre Kompetenz durch einen Master- oder Doktortitel unterstreichen? Wer berufsbegleitend an Thesis oder Dissertation schreibt, der hat keine Zeit zu verschenken. Umso wichtiger ist es, Ihr Vorhaben von Anfang an optimal zu gestalten:

  • ein Thema zu wählen, das Sie wirklich motiviert;
  • die Fragestellung so einzuengen, dass Sie mit überschaubarem Aufwand zu ganz wörtlich bemerkenswerten Ergebnissen gelangen können;
  • Ihre Denkprozesse und Arbeitsabläufe durch hilfreiche Methoden zu unterstützen, gleich ob aus Psychologie oder Projektmanagement;
  • und vor allem effektiv zu schreiben!

Coaching-Unterstützung mit regelmäßigen Terminen

Ich unterstütze vorrangig Wissenschaftler, die berufsbegleitend an ihrer Qualifikationsarbeit schreiben. Als besonders wirksam hat sich dabei ein Konzept mit regelmäßigen Terminen bewährt: 


To get to the desired end, you have to forget about it

So you want to write a doctoral thesis or something similar? First of all you need to know where you’re headed; otherwise you’ll never get there:

  • You really have to know why you want to do this. The more complex, hard and time-consuming the project, the more important this will be.
  • You have to know your goal: what is it you aim for?
  • You have to know what this means for the text you are trying to produce: which criteria will it need to meet?

Yet at the same time you have to be aware that „writing“ actually means two completely different things: the text as an outcome, and the process leading to it. I assume you want to produce the best text possible. What must seem like a paradox to you is the central point of good writing:

To produce a really great text, quite often you will have to forget about all criteria for that when working your way towards it. Weiterlesen

Write like a pro: workshop with GIGA Hamburg

In October and November I’ll be heading north again: for a workshop with GIGA Hamburg.

GIGA, the German Institute of Global and Area Studies, is an independent social science research institute and member of the Leibniz association. There they have a very impressive concept of providing their incoming doctoral students with a number of workshops to give them the best possible start. I will give one of these workshops: Weiterlesen

Choosing a PhD subject: there’s more to it than THE tells you!

On their Facebook site, have posted a link to a Times Higher Education piece on choosing a PhD subject.

This article contains some useful tips, but I don’t think it suitable for general guidance on the issue – probably because it focuses too heavily on the thesis as an outcome, instead of the process leading to it. And some of the statements are just wrong: like the advice to go for an empirical study rather than a theoretical one, because a PhD student is considered too young to come up with a major breakthrough. This is just bollocks! Some major scientific discoveries have been made as part of a doctoral thesis, and people have even won Nobel prizes for their theses. So, be a proper academic: don’t believe everything you see, even if it is said to come from an expert.

I coach academic writers of all levels and fields, mostly doctoral students though, and I give workshops on how to succeed with your PhD thesis for universities and international PhD events. Based on my experience and a lot of research into everything that can help with writing one’s thesis, from psychology to agile project management, I’d recommend a more systematic approach to make sure you get off on the right foot. So here you go: Weiterlesen