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What is coaching?

Academic life coaching is a collaborative relationship where the coach and the student work together as partners to identify their goals and use their strengths to reach those goals.

Executive Function training is direct instruction in executive function skills, which are skills of internal self-regulation that allow us to progress toward either a short-term goal such as "do my homework" or a long-term goal such as "go to college".

We work on skills to overcome roadblocks to success such as procrastination, ineffective study techniques, overwhelm, and boredom.

Because the coaching process takes into account each student's unique situation, it is uniquely tailored to each student and their individual goals. 

Student Doing Homework

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What coaching is NOT?

Coaching is not therapy or tutoring.

Coaches have training unique to the profession and are very careful to observe the ethical boundaries between the professions.

  • Tutors are subject-specific, whereas academic life coaching spans all subjects and levels.

  • Academic life coaching gives students a set of tools that can be applied to any subject at any level. 

  • ​Executive function training addresses internal processes and affects all areas of life.​

​Some clients also work with therapists, psychiatrists and/or tutors. When clients work with other professionals, we often collaborate in order to better support our clients - always at the client's discretion.

What does a coaching session look like?

Coaching sessions are scheduled on a weekly basis, usually at the same time each week. All coaching sessions take place in Zoom, which is an easy-to-use program, similar to Skype or Facetime. Meeting with Zoom allows screen sharing so we can actively collaborate during the session. 
Sessions last 45-60 minutes, depending on the needs of the student.

The four weekdays that students do not meet with me, they have a short 15-minute check-in with an admin to review their homework plan for the day. These check-ins phase out as students build their habits and no longer need them.

THE CHECK-IN. How is the individual doing (as a person, not just as a student)?

 

EVALUATE METRICS. How well are they following through on habits? What do their grades look like? 

SKILL BUILDING. What skills can they learn or practice so that they can rock the next week?

ACTION ITEMS. What action items will they commit to during the next week?

SUPPORT.  What can I do to support them as they work through their action items?

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