group coaching

why group coaching?

Your objective is to increase your productivity and inspire motivation so you will be excited to engage with your graduate studies. Through this effective, group coaching model, you will better define your goals, identify your resources and challenges, reduce your stress, and better manage your time.

You are only in graduate school for a short period of time, and we want to support you in maximizing this opportunity.

build your own group coaching cohort

We are currently not offering any open-enrollment group coaching cohorts. However, you may be able to build your own cohort! All you need is at least five students interested in participating. You do not need to be in the same program, college, or even university — you simply need to be graduate students looking to increase productivity and motivation.

Total cost: $325 per student (discount offered to cohort organizer)

invest in yourself!

When you sign up for a Group Coaching Cohort, you will:


  • Attend five 75-minute group coaching sessions (via Zoom) with two professional coaches
  • Use research-based approaches to identify and leverage your strengths to meet your goals
  • Gain tools and resources tailored specifically to your needs
  • Build connections with other graduate students who can provide ongoing support and accountability
  • Receive one 30-minute, one-on-one laser coaching session with a professional coach

meet your group coaches


Erin McTigue of the Positive Academic has been coaching faculty and other academics professionally for five years. Previously she was a tenured professor of education at Texas A&M university and received multiple awards for mentoring, teaching and research productivity. She also has taught graduate students courses and faculty workshops in academic writing.

Dr. Katherine Wright

Katherine Wright is an Associate Professor of Education at Boise State University. Her research on academic motivation and engagement informs how she supports graduate students across the University. Previously, she served as the coordinator for a graduate student writing support program, focused on improving student writing and productivity. You can find her at