What is the S.M.A.R.T.P.H.D™?
S.M.A.R.T.P.H.D ™ is a coaching framework I have designed to help PhD students think about themselves, and act accordingly, as a naturally creative, resourceful and whole person by focusing on:
2 x 1:1 Coaching Sessions
Everyone who joins the program has an initial private coaching session with me.
In that session we set your SMART goals and discuss a study strategy plan.
You then get a planning bundle and SMART goals worksheets to establish clear and realistic goals for the following months.
At the end of the program, you book your second 1:1 session where we take a look at how you have progressed.
We can also put a plan in place to ensure you submit your thesis on time.
Weekly Group Coaching Sessions
Less isolation and more accountability.
Each session ends with a short exercise to help you get clarity on what you’re going to work on the following week (including an action plan to help you implement).
Sessions are recorded so you can catch up if you are unable to attend.
On-Demand Coaching and Peer Support
The program hosts a WhatsApp group chat that allows you to connect with your peers.
You can also send messages to me in between the coaching calls, so I can guide you if you’re feeling stuck during the week.
By being part of a group of other researchers who are navigating similar struggles, you feel less isolated on your academic journey and build accountability.
I’ve created a digital workbook that guides you through the online training program.
Using the workbook alongside video training and weekly coaching sessions, you’ll put strategies in place to power through your PhD with focus and energy, while avoiding the pitfalls of burn-out and procrastination.
One-time fee, GBP
PhD Candidate, UK
“Before working with Lucia,
I was struggling with motivation
and had massive productivity blocks.
Many of Lucia’s experiences mirror my own, which makes it easy to relate to her.
Lucia genuinely cares about the wellbeing of her clients, often providing additional support when she knows we are struggling with something. “
Masters Student, UK
" I needed to start writing but was experiencing self-doubt. (...)
With Lucia’s help my confidence grew.
She understood my situation, and I really valued her accompanying me on my dissertation writing journey.
Her help proved invaluable, and I have just met my deadline two days early."
PhD Candidate, Australia
“Lucia is someone I can brainstorm with.
I really appreciate her warm, caring, and supportive demeanour.
I look forward to my sessions each week as I know I will walk away with a plan of attack. I've come to really enjoy my PhD again.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Lucia to other PhD students."