Louise Michelle Vital, PhD



I believe that who you are as a person is what got you to where you are today.

My goal is to guide individuals in uncovering those nascent talents by helping them push through the resistance that impedes their progress and growth. 

I help individuals achieve what they thought was beyond their reach.

Coaching Methodology

Through a combination of care and tough love, an equal measure of challenge and support, and the use of SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time-bound) goal setting, I challenge the individuals I work with to suspend behaviors that have been impeding positive results and instead adopt a mindset and work plan that acknowledges limitations but, more importantly, focuses on their core strengths.

Coaching Services

My services include: 

  • An initial complimentary coaching session

  • Instruction on time management, motivation, and accountability

  • Review of the various components of the manuscript or research project*

  • Mock presentations of your work

  • Detailed feedback for improvement

As an educator, it is my goal to help you master the writing process. 

In my coaching approach, I will show you how to improve your writing skills initially and then guide you as you rely on your new skills to make progress on your writing project. Furthermore, I may direct you to resources to expand your knowledge or understanding of a concept (either related to content or process), ask probing questions to jump start your thinking, and develop a road map to direct your writing.

*I offer coaching for the construction of all aspects of the qualitative research project. I offer coaching support for the construction of the introduction and literature review components of quantitative research projects and only offer editing services for the methods, results, and discussion sections of quantitative research projects.

Coaching Session Details

Number of Sessions – The number of times we meet, and the duration of our meetings are entirely up to your needs. However, I do have a two-hour meeting maximum per day.

Where & When – Sessions occur over the phone and, when available, via Skype or Google Hangout. Clients are invited to send questions via email in advance of our meetings so that I can prepare accordingly.

Costs – I charge $40 (USD) per hour for coaching sessions. Payment is required in advance of our session. Given the level of need related to thesis/dissertation projects, clients are encouraged (but not required) to pre-pay for their coaching sessions at least three sessions at a time to ensure my availability.

Please note that editing of completed work is an additional cost to the coaching session. I invite you to visit my editing page for further details. 

Record Keeping – I keep track of coaching sessions and payments on a shared Google Sheet and provide view access to clients. Once all coaching sessions have been redeemed, clients can request an invoice for subsequent coaching sessions. Clients are emailed invoices, and payments are received via PayPal.

Complimentary Coaching Session

If you need coaching support and my approach to coaching resonates with you, I invite you to connect with me to schedule an initial, complimentary, 30-minute consultation with me. 

Prior to the conversation, I will ask you to provide me with any written materials you have completed, along with the requirements of the writing project, so that I can have a sense of your needs and to prepare for our conversation. During your complimentary consultation session, we will discuss your intended outcomes of the coaching endeavor along with a general plan to achieve your writing goals.

After our initial meeting, you can decide if you would like to hire me as your coach to help you complete your writing project.

Please note: My roster of projects is full. You are invited to send me an email so that I can add you to my wait list.