What Students Experience with Success Coaching

Students complete an online profile form and a prep-assignment prior to the first coaching meeting.

Students meet one-one-one with their success coach.

Coaching methods that will be used during coaching are reviewed with the student.

Students review, discuss and sign the coaching agreement.

Students are asked to share general information about oneself this begins establishing the coaching relationship.

The completed online forms that include student goals are reviewed and guide the coaching session.

Students reflect and talk a great deal about themselves that leads to action plan development.

Students meet one-on-one with their Peer Success Specialist (PSS).

More About the Student Experience

Students and their coach co-design an action plan with specific steps and completion dates.

Action plans integrate SMART goals (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time-table) and accountability.

Students schedule their next coaching session before departing.

Each Success Coaching meeting is scheduled for one-hour.

Students schedule minimally four coaching meetings with their Success Coach and two with their PSS.




Hierarchy venn diagram depicting from top to bottom: Goal Achievement; Action Plan Assessment, Modification or Success; Action Planning; Goal Setting; Factual Self-Reflection & Self-Discovery; Dream & Future Vision; Student Self-Reflection




Success Coaching Model

Coaching Model:

  • Places emphasis on the student being solely and directly responsible for their success and goal achievement.
  • Creates a trusting and welcoming environment for self-reflection and self-discovery, while meeting students where they are in cognitive and emotional development.
  • Honors the student being the expert of their life.
  • All students benefit from Success Coaching!

Success Coaching is forward movement. Student focus is on moving toward his/her established goals while maintaining school and life balance.

The Success Coaching Model places emphasis on the student being solely and directly responsible for his/her success and goal achievement.

Stage Description

Students complete an online profile form and a prep-assignment prior to the first coaching meeting. The online information guides the initial success coaching appointment conversation.  

Dream & Future Vision

Students describe short and/or long-term goals related to their interests and their “Wiring.” Students discuss potential challenges that are identified and addressed to remove challenges that may hinder or sidetrack success.

Factual Self-Reflection and Self-Discovery

Students begin to make self-discoveries, focus on new possibilities and options, and focus on new ways of thinking as self-reflection matures with the deepening of self-awareness.  Interests, skills, gifts, talent,  and resourcefulness are recognized  creating a  space to begin the process of confident-intentional decision-making. The use of Ontological coaching models (OAR, BEL, and Historical Discourse) are the foundational approaches to illustrate thinking and decision-making patterns. Assessment tools MBTI, Holland Code, and True Colors may be utilized to illustrate thinking and decision-making patterns.


Students identify specific goals to achieve based on how they are “wired!”  


A step-by-step plan to move student toward achieving goals is co-designed and established by the student with assistance from the success coach.

Action-Plan Assessment

The action plan is assessed to determine progress or if modifications are needed to achieve success.

Goal Achievement

Student celebration … Goal achievement successful!!