What is coaching in education?

It can dramatically improve your teens’ performance and put them on the right track to reach their academic and career goals

Career and Educational coaching does not teach students the subjects they’re struggling with or force them to memorise maths formulae.

Instead, I show students how to learn by identifying their own learning style. I help them identify their skills, interests and capabilities. As a result, not only will your teens discover the correct career path, but also the value of their education; they’ll also gain the fundamental skills and character traits they need for their long-term success. They become self-motivated, focused, and proactive. Through this process, students achieve sustainable and lasting success — both inside and outside of the classroom.

Educational Coaching Psychology focuses on the positivity of you and your future. 
It does not focus on the negative, irrational, and pathological aspects of life. Coaching is specific and goal-oriented.
Similar to sports coaching, Educational Coaching concentrates on an individuals or groups strengths and abilities which can be used in new and different ways to enhance performance, feel better about one self, ensure smooth life transitions, deal with challenges, achieve goals, become more successful, and improve the overall quality of one’s personal and professional life.

When It's Used

There are several different types of coaches, such as executive coaches, health coaches, and personal life coaches. Coaching is used in schools, business organizations, performance venues, and individual counseling programs. For instance, a health coach at a worksite wellness program may provide individual and group weight control counseling to employees and provide them with the skills and motivation they need to improve their health and set goals to maintain a healthier lifestyle. Coaching makes use of positive resources, such as hope, resilience, and optimism, all of which improve job satisfaction, performance, and dedication in the workplace.

What to Expect

A coach is as much a mentor as a therapist. Most coaching is short-term and consists of straightforward, supportive, solution-based counseling. With the right coach, you will be able to explore ways to alleviate stress, cope with challenges, survive transitions, and make more positive choices in your personal or professional life. Coaching styles may vary, depending on the type of coaching required, and whether you are involved in private or group coaching. For instance, a worksite coaching program may include both individual counseling and group activities that emphasize the needs of the organization as well as those of the individual within the group.

How It Works

The theory behind coaching is simple: Looking at where you are now, where you want to get to, then bridging the gap between now and your future.
I focus on your inherent strengths, I help you actively express yourself, which leads to a more authentic, motivated, and invigorated life of achievement and success for you.

Working together, we must:
Establish and maintain trust
Have two-way communication
Work together to enhance your learning and development and for you to reach your goals

What to Look For in a Coach

Sadly coaching, per se, is technically an unregulated field — meaning there are no official minimum requirements to become a coach and no certification or licensing requirements. I am however an accredited member of the the 'European Mentoring and Coaching Council' which provides coaching and mentoring professional accreditation, as well as support and guidance to the coaching and mentoring profession and for its members.

In addition to finding someone with the credentials and experience relevant to your needs, it is important to find someone who provides a  environment in which you feel safe and comfortable.