Life & AD/HD Coaching
WHAT IS COACHING?
Coaching is as a partnership with a student that increases self-awareness and encourages goal directed behaviors to maximize the student’s personal potential. SALT Center coaching serves the whole student, which means the partnership between the coach and the student is designed around student’s needs, strengths and challenges. Although the SALT Center is a comprehensive academic support program, AD/HD and life coaching is a separate, stand-alone service for UA students not currently enrolled in the comprehensive program. The coaching relationship includes:
|PARTNERSHIP||Coaching is a partnership with the student that focuses on personal growth|
|ENGAGEMENT||The student is encouraged to follow-through on obligations, increase responsibility and participate in all coaching activities|
|STUDENT-CENTERED APPROACH||Coaching will be student directed based on his/her needs at the time of each session|
|WEEKLY SESSIONS||Weekly meetings between 15-30 minutes in length (in person, on the phone or online) totaling approximately two hours per month|
|ACCOUNTABILITY||In addition to the weekly sessions, check- ins are designed to offer accountability and personal goals|
|GOAL SETTING||The use of SMART goals to establish and achieve realistic academic and personal goals|
|STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS||A continuous review of life skills and academic techniques that help with efficiency, quality and completion of tasks|
TWO TYPES OF COACHING
Life Coaching is designed for students who benefit from the support, structure and accountability coaches provide in this partnership.
AD/HD Coaching at the SALT Center includes the above but more specifically it focuses on the support, structure and accountability for students who have a history of attention challenges. AD/HD coaching can assist students with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), attention deficit disorder (ADD) and executive functioning disorders, however an official diagnosis is not required to utilize this service.
|LIFE COACHING||AD/HD COACHING|
|Strategies for academic success||Daily structure|
|Self-awareness and decision making skills||Focus|
|Internal and external motivation||Organization|
|The value of natural consequences||Task initiation and completion|
WHO CAN BE COACHED?
SALT Center coaching serves students enrolled at the University of Arizona who are not enrolled in the SALT Center comprehensive program. Students can choose to meet either in person, over the phone or online.
College Students (undergraduate, graduate & professional programs) are required to manage multiple tasks, responsibilities and relationships independently to be successful. Coaching college students requires the same motivational techniques used with others, but it also requires an understanding of how to help students understand, plan for, and complete academic tasks. College students do have to be enrolled at the University of Arizona to use SALT Center coaching services.
|Developing daily routines|
|Eating a balanced diet and sleeping at regular and reasonable hours|
|Studying at optimal times of the day|
|Maximizing class attendance and participation|
|Engaging in course related discussions|
|Greater awareness and use of campus resources|
Philosophy and Core CompetenciesClick or enter to reveal information below
Positive psychology is the foundational framework of the coaching field. Coaches believe that each student is the expert and can and will develop as an individual. Coaching methods at the SALT Center are aligned with the competencies established by the International Coach Federation (2012) and the Institute for the Advancement of AD/HD Coaching (2012).