Students thrive when working one-on-one with a trained Academic Life Coach because the coach is able to tailor the concepts of the program to the student and the immediate circumstances the student is facing. As a result, students see immediate improvements as well as learn valuable concepts to apply later in their lives. Students not only learn the concepts in the program, but they also act on them, as they incorporate what they have learned into their daily habits and lives.
The emphasis on each student’s uniqueness and what she/he can do to be successful is the cornerstone of coaching and its success. Academic Life Coaches are trained to help students uncover their unique thinking, learning and motivation styles, as well as their personal mission statement and ways in which they may be holding themselves back.
The Academic Life Coaching Program is designed to work with the whole family system. Students are encouraged to take ownership of the program and need to choose to do this kind of work for themselves. Coaches also strive to keep everyone on the same page through email and reports on the concepts covered in the program, with information on how best to support your child.
A successful partnership between a coach, parents and the student is vital to the success of the Academic Life Coaching Program. Designing this alliance consists of creating an environment for each coaching session that allows the student to feel comfortable with taking risks and being courageous. This is the opportunity for the coach, parents and student to outline the ways that the coach can best serve and communicate with the whole family. A successful partnership includes the following elements: