The person behind The Kind Coach is Dr. Helen Zaikina-Montgomery. (we say don't worry about the fancy last name and just call her Helen. If you HAVE to be fancy, "Dr. Z-M" is fine) Dr. Z-M has over 20 years of experience teaching and learning in higher education with most of her experience teaching doctoral learners in higher education.
Dr. Z-M earned her Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2011. Since then, she has worked for several online doctoral programs, working with students on both quantitative and qualitative dissertation projects. Having worked with many students who struggled through the doctoral process, Dr. Z-M decided that the best way to help them is through a kindness-based approach, which involves a one-on-one working relationship, listening, and customizing her services to each unique client.
In her free time, Dr. Z-M is busy managing the ever-popular Instagram and Facebook accounts of her five Basset Hounds @merlin.the.magical.basset
We believe that every person is different. We believe one teaching style does not fit all. We believe that life in today's society is overwhelming and that pursuing a higher education degree being the only responsibility in one's life is a thing of the long long past.
For these reasons our coaching philosophy is guided by two questions:
1. What does this client need to make progress?
2. How can we get them there in as little time and money as possible?
If you would like to find out more about the services we offer and pricing, take a look at our Services page