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Many fail because they do not submit a thesis. More suffer prolonged periods of serious stress related to years of delay in completing their research.

Finish your thesis forever!

Where are you at?

-My draft submission deadline is ONLY 2 months away.
-I feel overwhelmed by multiple simultaneous challenges.
-I can’t prioritise these challenges.
-I have no one to turn to.
-I need urgent competent help.

-Midway through my thesis.
-I am stuck and demotivated.
-Incapacitated by loss of direction and procrastination.
-I must get a grip urgently.
-I need experienced, competent, qualified help.

-My research year has started.
-I am highly motivated to excel.
-I am committed to stay ahead of the game.
-I can benefit from a proven methodology and individual support.


How can I help you?

YOU’RE IN A NIGHTMARE, overwhelmed by multiple, simultaneous challenges, you have NOWHERE to turn, YOU NEED COMPETENT HELP.

THE DALE METHOD has its roots in a successful 20-year business career in stockbroking and project management; first-hand experience of postgraduate academic challenges; evidence based psychological and coaching techniques; and several tertiary qualifications. Numerous enthusiastic testimonials from successful postgraduate students corroborate the value of THE DALE METHOD.

The Dale Method

This 6-phase methodology addresses all the elements of postgraduate study resulting in the student feeling in control throughout the year.

These phases are not linear but cyclical and flexible in nature: the individual moves in and out of each phase depending on their immediate challenge.




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This book is an engaging and MUST read for anyone involved in writing research proposals and thesis writing. It is more than an indispensable step by step guide – it is energising, empathetic, motivational and authentic in navigating thesis writers through the very real emotional complexities that inevitably pop up during the course of writing a thesis.

Dr. Shirley Zinn, Chair and Independent non-Executive Director of Boards: Sanlam, MTN (SA), VNA and Spur Corporation.

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What clients have to say

It was a huge privilege and great honour to be a recipient of Caroline Dale's professional services. Caroline is deeply compassionate and wholeheartedly walks the academic journey with her clients. She builds strong rapport and values confidentiality. She is knowledgeable in her field of expertise and her models, methods and techniques are grounded in sound evidence based theories and best practices which have proven to be effective in bringing about impressive results.
Ashna Decina
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