The Three Sections of the Academic Life Coaching Program
Academic Life Coaching is a Life Coaching Program that includes specific skills and concepts that students need to learn to be successful academically and in life. The Academic Life Coaching program was created with students in mind and incorporates the best life coaching skills and concepts in the coaching program.
1. Learning and Motivation Styles, Foundation for Academic Success
The first third of the program addresses the skills necessary for academic success. Students learn about their own learning styles and exercises that they can use to learn better, and they also learn how to determine others' learning styles. The outcome is that students are more confident, knowing how they learn best. Trained students are also adept at matching their learning style to each of their teachers, ensuring that they can learn from many different styles of teaching.
The section also helps students with organization and creating systems to handle the stress of grades, the college application process and simply the day-to-day habits that will help them throughout their lives. Students will learn the different kinds of organization and learn how to fit those styles to different personalities. They will not only learn the concepts, but more importantly, how they can apply those concepts to help themselves and their peers.
2. Core Life Coaching Skills
Core Life Coaching skills, such as taking sustainable steps towards goals, identifying and changing perspectives, and aligning values with action, comprise the second third of the program. The Core Life Coaching skills section specifically trains students in the life coaching core skill set, as set out by the International Coaching Federation.
3. Personal Leadership and Powerful Communication
The last third of the Academic Life Coaching Program trains students in personal leadership and powerful communication skills. Students are trained in how to elicit effective mission statements and design personal leadership projects that elevate their peers to step up into leadership in their own peer groups, classrooms, families, and communities. The process is beautiful to watch as high school students are trained to help their peers step up into bigger leadership roles.