Start 2023 off with Coaching Skills to Power Your Success


The very essence of college is learning with others. Whether virtual or in person, college coursework connects students with knowledgeable, experienced faculty and other students to benefit from the exchange of knowledge. However, a surprising number of students feel they should be able to perform to the top of their capabilities on their own -- and even that working alone is somehow superior. Whether this comes from a "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" mentality, a fear of individuals in authority, or another source, solo work can limit learning and performance if self-imposed when collaboration would be more effective. Exam time finds many students locking themselves away to cram rather than learning in conversation.


With their front seat view of how students operate, coaches can get a sense of how a student is choosing to learn. Many students benefit from studying on their own, of course, but a coaching conversation -- with a coach, advisor, or faculty member -- can reveal when a student is stuck but resisting support or collaboration as a solution. In such a situation, students may be so determined to learn alone that they don't even look for what support is available.

A coach might ask questions like these:


  • What does your course website offer in terms of study guides or other practice?

  • Who could help you get "over the hump" with this work?

  • When does your professor/TA hold office hours, and how might that benefit you?

  • What tutoring might be available for this course?

  • With whom in your class would you be willing to connect to talk through this work?

  • When has working with someone made a difference for you with an assignment?

  • How does collaboration figure into the career you hope to enter after college?

Start 2023 off with coaching! Whether you work as a coach, in advising or other staff positions, or as a faculty member, you can use coaching skills and strategies to help students feel seen and welcomed, driving retention at your institution. LifeBound is offering a 3-Day Inclusive Coaching Training this January 9, 11, and 13 (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), over Zoom. Those completing this three-day course, or any previous LifeBound three-day Inclusive Coaching Training, are eligible to join the Spring 2023 Certification Cohort which meets monthly from late January through early May, with independent work and meetings in between, and culminates in certification as a LifeBound coach. 


Click the links below for details, cost, and to register.

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3-Day Inclusive Coaching

Coaching Certification Cohort

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3 Day Inclusive Coaching

This class will address challenges that freshman, first gen, and under-served populations can face in navigating a myriad of issues in today's world. You will learn how to help students transition more effectively to college, build accountability and self-management skills, and achieve fulfillment at school, work, and in their personal lives.

3 days, 6 hours each

2023 DATES

January 9, 11, 13

March 3, 10, 17

April 14, 21, 28

May 5, 12, 19

June 19, 21, 23

July 17, 19, 21

August 7, 9, 11




$1,500 per person

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1 Day Introduction to Coaching

This class will give you coaching strategies to help students grow to their full potential. Students are navigating a time of extreme uncertainty, striving to cope with the pandemic and entrenched racism while managing partially- or fully-online college coursework. Coaching strategies can support students as they face financial, social, emotional, and academic issues.

1 day, 6 hours

2023 DATE

Fri, February 3




$497 per person

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Coaching Certification

The course is designed to build your competencies through active participation and demonstration of abilities. Prerequisite: Completion of the LifeBound 3 Day Inclusive Coaching class.

2023 DATES

Spring, Summer, and Fall Cohorts

Applications due January 20 for Spring cohort.

Certification starts January 31st.


Online or in-person as available


$5,000 per person

Register for Coaching Certification

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