About the Program 

The Academic Life Coaching Program is designed to address:

• Stress about grades

• Organization and Motivation

• Frustration in relationships (whether between parent/teen, teacher/student, or among peers)

• Anxiety about the college application


The first three sessions of the program focus on helping students become more academically confident and effective.  Students will discover their own personal learning style and work through exercises to help them understand how they can be successful in school. The next three sessions focus on core life coaching skills and concepts.  During the middle part of the program, students will learn how to take sustainable steps toward goals, identify and change perspectives, and align their values with their actions. The final four sessions focus on communication and leadership skills. Students will develop personal mission statements and design personal leadership projects that align their personal values. This program is highly individualized and the coach will make adjustments in the program as needed to fulfill the needs of the student.


Students in the program:

• Achieve ambitious academic and athletic goals, and learn how to live their best student life

• Reduce stress

• Create an individualized plan for applying to college

• Improve relationships with parents, peers, and teachers

 • Learn skills that lead to effective, fulfilled lives

Why the ALC Program Works

Students thrive when working one-on-one with a trained Academic Life Coach, because the coach is able to tailor the concepts of the program to the student and the immediate circumstances the student is facing.  As a result, students see immediate improvements as well as learn valuable concepts to apply later in their lives.  Students not only learn the concepts but have to act on them as they incorporate what they’ve learned into their daily habits and lives. The Academic Life Coaching Program is also proven to be successful.  Created in 2004, hundreds of students have gone through the program. At the same time students are learning new skills, they also have the opportunity to work through old and unproductive habits.  So often students are stressed out over grades and their performance, yet do not know their unique learning, thinking, or memory style.  Students often relate grades to their self-worth, but grades are merely a reflection of the system a student is using to study.  Change the system, change the grades.  As a result, a student’s self-esteem goes up and stress level goes down. The Academic Life Coaching Program is designed to work with the whole family system.  Students are encouraged to take ownership of the program and need to choose to do this kind of work for themselves.  I strive to keep everyone on the same page via email and reports on the concepts covered in the program, with information on how best to support your child

Details of the Program

Sessions are 45 minutes, scheduled weekly

Sessions are $60 each

After completion of the first ten weeks, most students chose to continue to maintain the extra support. Continuing sessions include:

  • Test-taking strategies

  • Focus/Habit journaling

  • The difference between reviewing and studying

  • College exploration/scholarship strategies

  • Continued "teen support" from someone who is not their mom (imagine eye roll here)

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