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Earning your doctorate doesn’t have to be painful!

Too often doctoral students end up being miserable from the sustained pressure to perform while maintaining a career and meeting family obligations. But it doesn’t have to be that way when you know how to self-regulate.

The Life Skill You Never Learned.

Self-regulation is the ability to understand and manage your own behavior and reactions.  It may sound really simple, but it’s not something that most of us were taught how to do in all areas of our lives.

If you regularly struggle with stress, fear, self-doubt, anxiety, overwhelm, procrastination, or any other unpleasant emotion, learning to self-regulate can help.

You can learn to self-regulate with the help of a life coach.

Coaching for Doctoral Students.

Live your best life, now.  There is no need to wait until your degree is finished.

I practice causal coaching which pinpoints exactly why you are stuck and how to move forward, instead of focusing on the symptoms while ignoring the underlying cause. 

Coaching will help you THRIVE again (or maybe for the first time)!

It works by showing you your mind so you can consciously choose your path forward.  You’ll learn how to ditch the mind drama and laser-focus your energy, the process to reach any goal you desire, and how to manage yourself within time. Your confidence AND productivity will sky-rocket with coaching.

Together we will clarify your goals, identify obstacles holding you back, and find easy strategies for success.

Ask yourself:

  • Are you worried about burnout and ending up ABD?
  • Can you put a price on your mental fitness?
  • What would it cost you to extend your time to graduation?
  • How much longer can you go on this way?

Imagine what it would feel like to wake up knowing exactly how you are going to tackle the tough things on your to-do list and having the energy, clarity, confidence, and focus to get it done.

That’s priceless.

Coach with Me

Coach with me when you need support.

Let’s Focus: 20 minutes

This is a laser-focused session where we quickly get to the heart of the matter and identify strategies to move you forward.

We’ll meet via Zoom for 20 minutes to pinpoint precisely how you can progress toward your goals.

You’ll be amazed at what we can accomplish in 20 minutes! 

Let’s Explore: 45 minutes

This is a broadly-focused session where we will take our time exploring where you are on your doctoral journey, where you want to go, and how you want to get there.

We’ll meet via Zoom for 45 minutes to discuss how you can build your best educational experience.

You’ll leave the session with clarity to choose your path forward.

Save 10% on coaching sessions when you buy a package of 5.


*Free group coaching is offered monthly. Subscribe to the Doctoral Aid Station to receive meeting registration announcements.

Self-Serve Productivity Videos

Watch workshop replay videos for tips to navigate your doctoral journey.

Productivity Videos Bundle

A collection of six workshop video replays to uplevel your productivity, sustain your motivation, reduce procrastination, write your dissertation, and lead yourself to graduation!

No matter where you are in your doctoral journey, these videos are a good resource to keep you moving forward.

These videos are recordings of live workshop events and can be played as often as you like.

4 hours of content valued at $294

  • Dissertation Leadership: How to manage stress, avoid burnout, and break free from overwhelm, confusion and self-doubt (41 minutes)
  • Maximize Your Productivity: Time Management for busy EdD/PhD Students (45 minutes)
  • End Procrastination for Good: A Doctoral Student’s Guide (35 minutes)
  • Raise Your Resilience (28 minutes)
  • Overcoming Imposter Syndrome for stressed out EdD/PhD Students (43 minutes)
  • How to Research, Organize, Synthesize, and Write a Literature Review for Doctoral Students (48 minutes)

Develop a Self-Coaching Practice

Learn to coach yourself through your doctoral journey.

Self-Coaching Basics

The Self-Coaching Basics package is a 4-week program that introduces you to a self-coaching practice you can use to quickly go from overwhelmed to productive. Many students make a shift in the first week!

Each week we cover basic coaching concepts that create awareness about where you are stuck and how you can move forward with less stress, self-doubt, and overwhelm. Increase your confidence, motivation, and productivity within the program. In the last session, we complete a goal-setting process to ensure you have a viable plan to reach your biggest goal.


  • Week 1: Introduction to life coaching
  • Week 2: Self-coaching basics using The Model
  • Week 3: Identifying beliefs and processing emotions
  • Week 4: The process to attain any goal

Enrollment is open to doctoral students at any stage of the doctoral process.  Tuition is $497.  Or, you may apply for a BSF Coaching Scholarship that covers 100% of the tuition.

Develop an Advanced Self-Coaching Practice

Prepare to create the impact you dream about.

Advanced Self-Coaching

Earning a doctorate shouldn’t be about struggling through until you reach the end, it should be about taking a transformative journey that prepares you to create the impact you dream about.

The way to dial in your doctoral experience is by systematically identifying and overcoming your persistence blocks like anxiety, procrastination, perfectionism, and insecurities.

The Advanced Self-Coaching course is a 12-week program that includes six weekly 1-hour, private coaching sessions, a 60-page workbook with 21 optional worksheets, and 6 weeks of email support after the coaching to ensure you have the support that gets results. A total of 12 weeks of support.

This course is meant for students who are ready to practice new ways of thinking to create lasting transformation.

Enrollment is open to doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy. Tuition is $1,497.

Use the “Let’s Discuss” button to schedule a 15-minute meeting to discuss admission.

I know you already have a full schedule.

I know the idea of taking on one more thing seems like too much to fit into your busy mind and schedule.

I also know how difficult it is to worry if you will be able to hold it all together long enough to reach graduation.

Here’s the thing. For most of us, having information does not create transformation.

Having coaching support is the missing piece that will bring you peace of mind so you can focus on finishing your degree and not your misery.

Imagine what it would be like to confidently complete your doctorate and be prepared to accomplish your post-graduation goals.

You can have that!

What clients say about working with me.

"There are many times throughout this 10-year dissertation journey when I've just wanted to quit. I can get into all the traumas I've survived to keep going, but I would rather speak about moments when I could see myself successfully defending this dissertation; confidently proclaiming that it is possible and will get finishEdD. My participation in the coaching sessions with Jyenny will be one of those moments I can look back on and know that it contributed to my eventual success. I came to these sessions expecting to be pep-talked with no substance; Expecting more of a roadmap of what I should do "right now" and instead, received a roadmap of how to approach big goals anytime in the future. It was a blessing to be sure -- because Jyenny asked me some tough questions that helped put this whole dissertation journey into perspective. Within the model she taught, I learned how my thoughts can turn a loosing battle into a victory, how my actions can be ordered to take control of my narrative, and how giving yourself a bit of grace brings you one day closer to being Dr. I appreciated Jyenny's scholarship, it came at the right time, for the right reasons and should you have an opportunity to engage her, take it -- the worst that can happen is you learn a little more about yourself."
EdD Student
"Jyenny does a great job of acknowledging situational influences yet getting to the heart of the barriers to progress and providing guidance to work with resistance. Her providing connection to brain science helped me to be more objective in reflecting on what I can do to move forward."
PhD Student
"Before coaching with Jyenny, I had been stuck on writing Chapter 2 for over a year and my confidence was continually declining. Now I'm empowered to begin writing again and am working through other roadblocks, too. Coming to understand how changing my thoughts will improve my results has been very helpful. I schedule my daily writing and work through my emotions to stay on track."
EdD Student
"When I applied I didn't think it was real. On the first session I'd already learnt so much and felt a lot better about myself. I managed to do in a week what I'd failed to do in a while. Thank you so much"
PhD Student

Coaching hours

Coaching hours are available on the following days/times (Pacific Time).

Monday: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 11:30 am

Contact me at jb[at] to enquire about alternative times if my availability is not suitable. I’ll accommodate where I can.