Who needs a coach?

Any first-year student that is motivated and inspired to better guarantee their success at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

What is Academic Success Coaching?

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.

How often will I meet my coach?

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.

What are the expectations of me with my coach?

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.
What will happen during these meetings?

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.

Where do I go if I need more help?

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.

How is Coaching different from other helping professions?

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.

Campus Activities & Programs Campus Ministries
Career & Professional Development
  • Building resumes and working during school
  • Finding internships and jobs
  • Career coaching
Division of Student Affairs
  • 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
Financial Aid Office
Housing and Residence Life International Programs Center
  • 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
Language Tutoring
  • Free tutoring in French, German, and Spanish
Lloyd International Honors College
Math Help Center New  Student Transitions and First Year Experience
Office of Accessibility Resources and Services Resources for registered students include:
  • Alternative Testing
  • Academic and Organization Assistance
  • Adaptive Technology/Computer Services
  • Advocacy Assistance
  • Interpreter Services
  • Note-taker Services
  • Tutoring
Office of Intercultural Engagement Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement Office of Research and Engagement
Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities Psychology Clinic
  • 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
Speaking Center
  • Workshops
  • Face-to-Face and online consultations
  • Support for Non-Native and Advanced Speakers
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UNCG Police
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University Registrar’s Office University Libraries Vacc Clinic
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Veterans Resource Center
Writing Center
  • Face-to-Face sessions
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