When I served as dissertation chair or committee member for dozens of doctoral candidates, I learned what separated those who made steady, almost effortless progress and graduated from those who became helplessly mired in the process, suffering stress & frustation, and ultimately resigning themselves to terminal ABD status. I took those lessons and began applying them in my coaching work. And, almost like magic, my students began making progress much faster than their peers! I continued to refine my methods until I arrived at a formula that helped students finish a full year faster than they otherwise would. I call it the Dissertation Done Fast Track Formula .