Life Coaching is the practice of partnering with clients to help them clarify desired outcomes and create actions and habits to achieve them.
In the introductory session of the Academic Life Coaching program, a coach, student, and family will determine the measurements of success. Each family has a unique answer, but the answer usually follows the same pattern. It’s usually comprised of these three elements: doing well academically as measured by grades, being more confident as measured by poise in social situations and attitudes about abilities, and exercising leadership as measured by being proactive in pursuing a project or passion outside of the classroom. College acceptance is a also a common measurement that parents and students care about.
Over the course of the Academic Life Coaching program, we keep a close eye on each student’s progress. For example, we keep track if a student is using her planner and following her specific study plan. We’ve found that measuring certain elements of behavior and habits naturally lead to other results.