Nearly 50% of PhD students do not finish their degree*, and at least for Troy Street, that number is far too high. Our experience is that students who stop out don't lack the skills or knowledge; they lack support.
Monarch Rising fills that need, coaching PhD students to set timelines, stay on track, and finish their degree and dissertation on time.
Through our individualized support, intensive coaching, and compassionate accountability, we turn students into scholars, drafts into publications, and ABDs to PhDs.
Monarch Rising coaches work with authors of all levels and genres. From doctoral candidates and researchers to novelists and poets, Monarch Rising will find the right coach for you to support you through your writing process.
As authors know, the writing process is about so much more than completion. At Monarch Rising, we take a holistic approach, pairing accountability and project management with vision and goal setting, helping you to get the most out of your writing journey. With us, it’s not writing; it’s rising.
With Monarch Rising, authors have routine guided writing sessions with their coach, either virtually or in person. During your writing session, you’ll set writing goals with your coach, discuss potential roadblocks and distractions, and go forth to accomplish your session’s goal. If you get stuck during the session, your coach will be there to get you back on track.
The writing process can be isolating, but Monarch Rising is here to keep you connected. In our virtual or in-person writing groups, authors come together to check in, discuss successes and setbacks, and support one another as they fly toward their goals. Facilitated by a Monarch Rising coach, our writing groups give you a community who cares about your writing and you.
Monarch Rising offers an array of pricing models to meet authors where they are at. We provide individual session prices, monthly rates, semester-bound packages, and other options to best fit your needs and goals.
Accountability coaching is great, but who will read your work as you go? At Monarch Rising, we can pair you with an in-house editor to read your work and provide valuable feedback in real time at a per page rate. We won’t just make sure you get it done; we make sure you get it done well.
Colleen is the highest tier of writing coach but with the approachability of a dear friend. It’s easy to feel self-conscious about my writing, especially in the earliest drafts. Yet, Colleen took the time to listen and to understand my goals. I felt known by her, and my work was just as important to her and it was to me. She was great about creating a timeline and keeping me on schedule. And when I needed to add another meeting to discuss sections of my piece that felt too daunting to address, she made the time to meet. With Colleen, I got the entire service package: she helped me to get organized, she coached me through writing blocks, she revised sections of my work to help me say what I really wanted to say, and she provided editing services that gave my writing a high level of proficiency. Colleen certainly elevated my writing to a quality that I would not have been able to achieve without her. And since this particular writing piece was very important to me, I am beyond grateful to her for helping me to create a piece of which I could be proud.
Writing a book is a scary process. I was nervous to share my writing with anyone else for fear of what they might say, how I might be perceived or what might happen next with my project. Colleen put me right at ease! Her thoughtful review of my work generated new ideas and connections I had not considered before. I feel re-energized and ready to bring this book to the finish line for all to enjoy. I am grateful for the reassuring, caring approach to authorship I experienced with Monarch Rising. Thank you, Colleen!
Meeting Colleen and working with her is definitely one of the best decisions I've ever made. She saved me from being lazy and procrastinating with my writing. I appreciate her help and would like to work with her again in the future.
-Monarch Rising Client
I value the approach, thoughtfulness, and dedication to understand my point of view and help me tell my story in the best way possible. Warm and friendly support helped me focus on my task at hand. Even though I had many ideas, Colleen was able to help me sort and organize these for better productivity. I highly recommend her services -- folks will feel supported, heard, and with a great thought partner to tackle the work at hand.
*Litalien, D. (2020, September 16). Improving Phd completion rates: Where should we start? Wiley. Retrieved January 25, 2022, from https://www.wiley.com/network/researchers/writing-and-conducting-research/improving-phd-completion-rates-where-should-we-start