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Dissertation Strategy Sessions

Embark on a transformative journey towards dissertation excellence with a 45-minute 1:1 strategy session led by the esteemed Dr. Callie Womble Edwards, Founder & CEO of The Life Of A Scholar.


As an expert dissertation coach, Dr. Callie brings a wealth of experience and academic prowess to guide doctoral students through the intricacies of their research endeavors. With over a decade of dedicated service in educational research and a Ph.D. in Educational Research and Policy Analysis from NC State University, she has championed the cause of historically underrepresented and underserved populations across diverse environments.

Since 2021, Dr. Callie has served as an adjunct faculty member at NC State University guiding doctoral students through the intricacies of Qualitative Research methods, emphasizing data collection, management, analysis, and interpretation. Additionally, in 2023 she served as faculty for the Foundations of Higher Education Opportunity, Equity, and Justice Research doctoral course. 

 With a proven track record of serving on student committees for qualifying exams, dissertation proposals, and defenses, Dr. Callie is uniquely positioned to provide invaluable insights and strategic guidance.  In this exclusive session, tailored to your unique needs, you will benefit from her wealth of experience as a dissertation coach, educational researcher, and faculty member, as you navigate the challenges and triumphs of your doctoral journey.


Don't miss this opportunity to accelerate your progress under the guidance of a seasoned professional committed to empowering scholars.

Secure your 1:1 session with Dr. Callie Edwards and unlock the doors to dissertation excellence.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 
  1. What is the purpose of the 45-minute strategy session with Dr. Callie?

    • The session is designed to provide personalized guidance and strategies to doctoral students working on their dissertations. Dr. Callie will offer insights, address specific concerns, and help you navigate challenges in your research journey.

  2. Who is Dr. Callie Womble Edwards?

    • Dr. Callie is the Founder & CEO of The Life Of A Scholar, an expert in the field of education. She brings extensive experience in research methods, program evaluation, and academic coaching. You can learn more about her background and expertise at

  3. What topics can be covered during the session?

    • The session is flexible and can cover a range of topics, including but not limited to research design, data collection, data analysis, literature review, writing and editing, time management, and navigating the dissertation process. Some sample questions covered during strategy sessions include:

      • How do I choose an original and feasible research topic?

      • How do I craft effective research questions?  

      • How do I determine the most appropriate research methods?  

      • How do I identify and synthesize relevant scholarly works? 

      • How can I use qualiative software to analyze my data? 

      • How can I interpret and present my data effectively?

      • How should I handle feedback from my advisor and committee?

      • How can I prepare for my dissertation proposal or final defense?

  4. How can I schedule a session with Dr. Callie?

  5. When are strategy sessions available? ​​

    • Sessions are currently only available on Saturdays. 

  6. Is the session suitable for students at any stage of their doctoral journey?

    • Yes, the session is tailored to accommodate students at various stages of their doctoral research, from formulating research questions to preparing for dissertation defenses.

  7. What materials or information should I prepare for the session?

    • While not mandatory, having specific questions, concerns, or materials related to your dissertation project can enhance the effectiveness of the session. Dr. Callie is prepared to address your individual needs.

  8. Can the session cover both qualitative and quantitative research methods?

    • Absolutely. Dr. Callie's expertise spans both qualitative and quantitative research methods, allowing her to provide comprehensive guidance irrespective of your chosen research approach.

  9. Is the session recorded, and can I access the recording afterward?

    • Session recordings are not provided to maintain the confidentiality and personalized nature of the coaching experience. However, participants are encouraged to take notes during the session.

  10. What is the cancellation policy for the strategy session?

    • Please use the booking link ( you need to reschedule your appointment. All transactions for our services, including coaching sessions with Dr. Callie Edwards, are non-refundable. Once a session is booked and payment is processed, no refunds will be issued. We appreciate your understanding and commitment to this policy. Additionally, your registration is noncancellable. If you decide not to participate or are a no show, you are not due a refund and a refund will not be processed.If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our support team before confirming your session.

  11. How can I follow up with Dr. Callie after the session if I have additional questions?

For any additional inquiries or to schedule your session, please reach out to our team using the form below, and we look forward to supporting you in your dissertation journey with Dr. Callie.


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