Academics &


“As I see it, the aims of education are to enable students to understand the world around them and the talents within them so that they can become fulfilled individuals and active, compassionate citizens.” – Sir Ken Robinson, PhD

Academics & Artistry

Talent expresses itself differently in every individual.

Curiosity urges you to explore different subjects and confidently hone your talents. Coaching helps you recognize your unique strengths while creating systems of learning that work for you.

Coaching can support your academic and artistic pursuits in a number of ways, including:
  • Being intentional about your study and art-making habits
  • Casting aside doubt
  • Stoking the fires of curiosity
  • Defining what academic success looks like for you
  • Harnessing your unique learning style;
  • Mastering the motivation necessary to achieve your goals;
  • Generating creative solutions to unique problems, and;
  • Building resiliency
  • Moving you beyond burn out and into inspiration

Is there a need for coaching in academics?

For far too many students, the natural act of learning is being stifled by the very systems put in place to equip them for future success. Instead of cultures of creativity and possibility, cultures of conformity pervade our schools and universities. Standardization and testing reign supreme during a time that we are more aware than ever that most students don’t have standardized minds.

But what if academics supported a culture of possibility instead?


How does coaching support academics and artistry?

Although the trend of traditional education is to focus on outputs—like standardized test results, grades, and rankings—coaching shifts the focus to inputs—like nourishing confidence, evoking self-awareness, and building internal and external reservoirs of resiliency. Coaching supports you in discovering study and productivity strategies that work.

I creatively partner with you as you tap into resources, harness your unique learning style, and master the motivation necessary to achieve your goals.

I offer coaching either in-person or virtually and during out of school time. We begin by taking inventory of what is working well for you and what is not. We fortify your strengths and look at what is possible for you in relation to achieving academic and/or artistic success as you define it. This could include reflecting on creating positive study habits and beliefs, gaining clarity on where to start, identifying the hurdles standing in your way, and taking novel approaches to reach your goals. Designing action plans and setting relevant goals are key for you to achieve the success you seek.


Why is this kind of support important for learning?

Coaching is a powerful tool for youth to wield as they leverage their strengths and identify opportunities to more fully realize their potential.

Additionally, the very skills required to be successful in a formal learning environment are the same skills that will serve as a compass for you while you navigate future personal and professional arenas. Such skills include self-reflectiveness; self-awareness; time, energy, and stress management; and the ability to lean into your curiosity to explore subjects more deeply and apply them in real life.