Types of Coaching Clients
UPPERCLASSMEN/WOMEN IN HIGH SCHOOL
Parents and the student should initiate contact for coaching. It is crucial that the student want EF coaching at this stage before college or life after high school. Planning, time management, study skills and consistency are stresssed for this age group. Parents will receive regular updates on their student's progress.
COLLEGE STUDENTS (Undergrads and Graduate Students)
As college students are now entering their lives as adults, I like the student to initiate contact. Parents can also be on the call, but students 18+ will need to be the ones to invest their concentration on strengthening their EF (maturation to adulthood) skills in this first step. Parents will receive regular updates on their student's progress.
Adult clients are those seeking to work on one or multiple executive function skills they feel will benefit work or personal life issues.
I am not a therapist, so the work is on tangible EF skills you can put into practice right away!
General Areas Addressed:
- better study strategies
- reducing procrastination
- managing time, using calendars
- increasing homework completion
- promoting self-care and self-advocacy
**Our first 1-2 sessions will be assessing the client's needs, reviewing the monthly plan or semester's schedule of classes and syllabi to map out their academic plan.
Student Regular Session Agendas (Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesday/Thursdays):
Check in with the student to see what's on their mind and recent events. Check grades and status of homework.
Look over the past week to see what tasks the student accomplished, what worked for them, how we can work together to modify things that got in the way of completion.
Review assignments with the coach to set up the most important tasks we want to tackle in this meeting. Tests? Projects? Scheduling multiple homework?
Depending on the priority of the week, we will look at those assignments using executive function skills (listed above) and tools as a framework to completion.
At the end of the meeting, the coach and student determine the Action Plan for the week. I will check in with the student via email or text to see how the plan is working.