What is success coaching?
Success coaching is an impactful relationship that is developed to help you, the student, become more accomplished. In a collaborative effort, students define realistic goals, and their success coaches work to identify ways that students can build upon their skills as well as make the necessary connections to resources so that they are continuously making strides toward meeting their objectives. Coaches monitor and assess students’ progress to identify successes and help overcome any setbacks.
Coaches are not academic advisors, tutors, or clinicians, but rather experienced and reliable personal mentors who will support, encourage, and empower you to reach important milestones, while holding you accountable along the way. We understand that our students have roles and responsibilities outside the realm of academia, so we take on a holistic perspective when offering personalized services aimed to help in every aspect of your life. For added convenience, our success coaches are available to students by phone, text, e-mail, video chat, and in-person.
When should I meet with my coach?
Success coaching is NOT just for students who are struggling. Students often think that they only need to visit their success coach if they're falling behind or failing, but that's not true! In fact, we encourage students to make an initial appointment with their coach at the start of each semester, to ensure that they are on the right track from the very beginning. Even when students are making their own successes, coaches can often provide exposure to new opportunities to help expand your achievements, and challenge you in different ways to unlock your full potential. After the first appointment, you and your coach can determine the frequency of your following interactions based on your personal needs. With each session, you’ll work together to ensure that you’re meeting important milestones that are proven to contribute toward your success.
Students can meet with their success coach individually to discuss school and life balance, aspirations, challenges, successes, and decision-making for action plans moving forward. Additionally, group sessions and activities will provide students with the opportunity to develop positive connections with peers who share common interests.
If you’re a student who values the importance of any of the following, you are encouraged to make an appointment with your coach:
Meeting your Bridging the Gap requirements
Obtaining or maintaining your financial aid and scholarship funding
Establishing/improving your GPA
Successfully completing at least 30 credits each academic year
Increasing time management and organizational skills
Becoming an active learner both in and out of the classroom
Getting involved and making an impact on the campus community
Establishing, achieving, and creating new personal, academic, and professional goals
Fortunately for you, our success coaches are here to guide you every step of the way. From enrollment until graduation, your coach will be focused solely on your success for the next four years!