Coaching is gaining popularity amongst both graduate and undergraduate students because it boosts productivity and helps them to plan for success.
Dr. Chloe has extensive experience coaching graduate and undergraduate students.
Popular goals include preparing for graduate exams or applications, balancing an academic workload with external demands such as a job or family, dissertation or thesis coaching, and planning the semester for success. Coaching is also used to support an student’s commitment to work steadily on projects that require persistence over time so that these ongoing projects stay on-track and result in academic success. Dr. Chloe offers support and organization while you build the skills are essential to success for students today. Coaching can be a wonderful asset to both undergraduate and graduate students. Students say that the support of coaching facilitates focus and increases energy, makes school more enjoyable, and results in improved academic performance. School is a major investment. Give yourself the tools to succeed!
Students often come for coaching with goals such as:
Each student is different, but Dr. Chloe has a general structure that helps most students to quickly attain a sense of organization and clarity about their academic path. The process below can be tailored to your needs.
Many students arrive with a list of what they would like to achieve. If you are already aware of your goals, Dr. Chloe will help you to attain them. If you would like clarification in determining your goals, Dr. Chloe will be happy to explore them with you. Many students find that a therapeutic setting makes it easy to identify and discuss areas they would like to improve, such as time management and organizational skills, planning for short-term and long-term academic or career goals, and creating as well as adhering to a daily routine that supports these goals.
After the goals are set, you will work with Dr. Chloe to attain them. Depending on the goal, this may involve creating plans or schedules designed to improve organization, review and discussion of daily activities to create structure and increase visibility, or exercises to explore your creativity.
This process often involves frequent refinement of the goals or discussion of how to overcome obstacles as they arise. Coaching helps you to stay focused and keep setbacks in perspective, while celebrating victories in order to maintain motivation and reinforce positive new habits.
This phase can be accomplished during in-person office visits, on the phone, over Skype, or some combination of all these methods. Dr. Chloe recognizes that students have full and busy lives, and she is able to work with your schedule. Dr. Chloe is available for quick phone calls between sessions when clients just need a quick boost or want a sounding board as they implement new strategies that arise from their coaching sessions.
Many clients find it helpful to take a period of rest after 2-3 months of coaching. Dr. Chloe encourages this as a way to keep the work feeling fresh and dynamic. After making gains through coaching, it is often helpful to take a month or so and enjoy the benefits of the work you have done. Periods of rest also allow you to gain perspective and begin to think about the next steps you would like to take. When you are ready to return, Dr. Chloe will be there to help again.
To learn more about coaching with Dr. Chloe, call or schedule a consultation.