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Student Success Coaching


Student Success Coaching 

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"Coaching focuses on future possibilities, not past mistakes"  John Whitmore

What is coaching?

Coaching is an individual, one-on-one meeting to help students outline their unique goals for success. We discuss topics that make a difference in  learning success, and we help students identify resources and people in their support networks they can rely on while they pursue their education. At the core of coaching, we focus on strengths and goals. We help students focus on what is possible, while exploring how they can use their unique strengths to reach their goals. 

Focus Areas in Coaching

  • Developing Strategies for Academic & Future Success
  • Creating an Academic Action Plan
  • Reviewing Academic and Study Skills
  • Managing Your Time
  • Staying Motivated
  • Setting and Achieving Goals
  • Connecting to College Resources

How does coaching work?

During each coaching session students will bring forth a topic they wish to discuss. Using the GROW model of coaching, students will be lead through each session to establish goals, discuss barriers or challenges to reaching that goal, discuss the current reality of achieving the goal, and finally set up an accountability structure to meet the goal. Click this link to learn more about the GROW model of coaching. 

I have ADHD, can coaching help me?

YES! Tiffany Halsell, PhD, DEI Multicultural Student Initiatives Director, has specialized training in coaching colleges students with ADHD and other types of neurodivergences. Coaching sessions and follow-ups might be slightly different for students with ADHD, providing an additional layer of support as students work towards goals. 

How do I schedule an appointment?

Students will schedule an appointment with Tiffany Halsell. During the initial meeting, the student and Tiffany will establish intitial goals to work towards, these goals often evolve as the semester progresses. Students can opt to meet virtually or in-person for each 45 minute session. Click this link to schedule an appointment with Tiffany.