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Success Coaching

Success Coaches assist students in meeting their goals. To do this, coaches provide students with questions, observations, feedback, encouragement, support, and accountability. Unlike a therapist’s exploration of origins of emotional or psychological trauma that can be long-term and intensive, a coach explores behaviors, values, motivators, and some emotions. Coaching is primarily focused on the present and future, with a concentration on time-limited, action-oriented results.

What is Success Coaching?

Students can engage with Success Coaching at any point during their academic career at Tulane. After initiating the Success Coaching process students will:

  • Actively participate in one semester or one full academic year of coaching appointments
  • Meet 1:1 with your coach on a regular
  • Be challenged and supported as you navigate life as a student
  • Learn and improve various study techniques

Coaches will:

  • Help facilitate a successful transition to college
  • Intentionally develop academic and social goals
  • Introduce campus academic resources

Following their one semester or one full academic year, students graduate from one-on-one appointments and continue their coaching journey through participating in Success Coaching workshops and events and services such as walk-in success coaching.

Academic Success Coaches assist students using frameworks like Growth vs. Fixed Mindset, the Transtheoretical Model of Change, Positive Psychology, and Motivational Interviewing. Drawing from these frameworks and theories, coaches work with students in reaching their unique academic, career, and personal goals.