Any first-year student that is motivated and inspired to better guarantee their success at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Coaching is a partnership between students and coaches that inspires students to strive towards reaching their fullest potential. ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
The exact number of meetings will be determined based on the individual motivation and needs of each student, however, students should expect to meet with their coach on a bi-weekly basis.
The success of the coaching relationship will be determined by each student’s willingness to participate collaboratively with their coach to create and achieve their goals. Your success is determined by your level of commitment to and engagement with the process.
Successful coaching relationships require:
- Open and honest communication to build a safe and supportive relationship that fosters growth and motivates change.
- Active and intentional engagement and commitment to the coaching process.
Each meeting between coaches and students will differ, however, all meetings will include:
Coaches and students working collaboratively to develop achievement plans, track progress, and maintain accountability.
Coaches acting as a sounding board for students as they navigate challenges.
Coaches providing students with resources in times of struggle or when additional supports are needed.
Coaches are trained to assist in the identification of resources that will best serve students in pursuit of their success. When a referral is necessary coaches and students will work to identify the most beneficial resource.
Professional coaching focuses on setting goals, creating outcomes and managing personal change. Sometimes it’s helpful to understand coaching by distinguishing it from other personal or organizational support professions.
The International Coaching Federation offers the following information to outline the difference between helping professions:
Coaching: ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. While positive feelings/emotions may be a natural outcome of coaching, the primary focus is on creating actionable strategies for achieving specific goals in one’s work or personal life.
Therapy/Counseling: Therapy deals with healing pain, dysfunction, and conflict within an individual or in relationships. The focus is often on resolving difficulties arising from the past that hamper an individual’s emotional functioning in the present, improving overall psychological functioning, and dealing with the present in more emotionally healthy ways.
Mentoring: A mentor is an expert who provides wisdom and guidance based on his or her own experience. Mentoring may include advising, counseling and coaching. The coaching process does not include advising or counseling and focuses instead on individuals or groups setting and reaching their own objectives.
- Building resumes and working during school
- Finding internships and jobs
- Career coaching
- Spartan Connect– comprehensive list of on-campus events, organizations, and news. Provides students with UNCG involvement history as well as a Co-Curricular Transcript. Faculty and Staff can log-in as well
- Campus Violence Response Center– safe, single point of access for any UNCG community member impacted by sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual or gender-based harassment, and all other forms of campus violence
- Dean of Students Office
- Help students negotiate studying abroad
- Help international students discover UNCG
- Serve visiting scholars and faculty
- Central point of contact for all the University’s international activities
- Free tutoring in French, German, and Spanish
- Alternative Testing
- Academic and Organization Assistance
- Adaptive Technology/Computer Services
- Advocacy Assistance
- Interpreter Services
- Note-taker Services
- Report academic integrity incidents
- Student Code of Conduct
- Academic Integrity
- Student Conduct Process
- Individual, family, and group therapy
- Diagnostic evaluation
- Assessments for learning disabilities in children, adolescents, adults and for advanced learning placement in the schools
- Psychiatric consultation and medication management for active psychotherapy clients
- Services available for bilingual families through interpreters or bilingual clinicians
- Face-to-Face and online consultations
- Support for Non-Native and Advanced Speakers
- Advising and Advising Resources
- Starfish use for students, faculty, and advisors
- Understanding academic standing, academic recovery, appeals, and withdrawal
- Interlibrary Loan
- Computers, Software and Technology
- Printing, scanning, and copying
- Alternatives to expensive textbooks with free or low-cost classroom
- Course Reserves
- Digital ACT Studio – assists with aesthetic design and storyboarding of projects that incorporate digital media
- Digital Media Commons – provides students with training and use of software and equipment for digital media
- Harold Schiffman Music Library
- Information Literacy – provide instruction to help students learn how to identify and ethically use quality information resources
- Research Guides by Subject
- Room Reservations and Spaces.
- Special Collections and University Archives
- Streaming Media
- The Undergraduate Research Award is given in recognition of an outstanding original research project or paper in any media
- Counseling for students and the community
- Face-to-Face sessions
- Online consultations