What is academic coaching?
Coaching is a strengths-based, voluntary, individualized developmental process that
- Builds a person’s capability to realize his/her/their potential
- Achieve short- and long-term learning, personal, and professional goals, and
- Experience thriving across multiple domains both within and beyond the academy
It is conducted through 1:1 interactions, and based on mutual trust and respect.
Coach and "coachee" work as partners over time, with the coachee setting the agenda and the coach acting as a “thinking partner.”
The over-arching goal is to co-create awareness, knowledge, strategies, and action to promote learning and thriving, with "thriving" defined subjectively by the coachee.
In our program, you can choose to meet with a McGraw staff person or with a graduate peer coach. You are also welcome to meet with us once to discuss a specific issue, or you can take advantage of a series of sessions over time. All sessions are currently offered virtually via Zoom, they are approximately 50 minutes in length, and they are confidential and free of charge.