Who Do We Offer Executive Functioning (EF) Coaching Services to?
- Students who attend University of Colorado at Boulder
- Students who attend Naropa University
- Students who attend Front Range Community College – Longmont Campus
- Students who attend Colorado School of Mines
- Teenagers 16 and older who are juniors and seniors in high school.
- Young adults who are preparing to return to the campus.
- Young adults who struggle with executive functioning and life management skills. This may include finding and maintaining employment, independent living skills, such as budgeting and medication management, as well as prioritizing, planning, and following through with tasks and a schedule.
- Clients who are utilizing our therapeutic coaching and supervised independent living services.
- High school juniors, seniors and graduates, 16 and older who are seeking college preparation support. Please contact us about our summer preparation program.
What is an EF Coach?
- Someone who works collaboratively with you to develop and implement strategies and tools to get you on track academically.
- Your accountability person, someone who provides no judgment, is empathetic, warm, and fun, yet won’t let you stray too far away from your goals and objectives.
- CCS Coaches are not academic advisors. Your academic advisor will help you understand requirements, plan your courses and connect on campus. Your coach helps you integrate the information you learn from your advisor into your daily life.
- Provides an opportunity for clients to talk about their experience in college, in and out of the classroom.
- Offers client-centered education and strategies that also incorporate policies and options on each academic campus.
- Supports the client to develop a study schedule and routine, and coaches provide accountability to the client to support their follow through.
- Clients have the option of participating in CCS wellness groups to increase their social connection and support.
EF Coaches Help Clients:
- Explore feelings around academic confidence, anxiety, and/or fear.
- Understand their limitations and what can be done to accommodate and improve academic and life management skills.
- Assess strengths and create an academic and life management plan based on this information.
- Improve motivation and feelings of empowerment.
- Investigate questions about academic policies and options and support the client in finding the answers.
- Guide and accompany client to important departments on campus, such as disability services, academic services, counseling services, etc.
- Apply for and receive academic accommodations through the disability services, when appropriate.
- Sharpen learning or life management skills, including:
- Time management
- Managing freedom, especially for first year students
- Goal setting
- Establishing a study plan
- Emotional regulation
- Focus and concentration
- Test preparation and test taking strategies
“My coach always knows the right thing to say, and when to just listen. She doesn’t tell me what to do, but guides me in problem-solving. She helps me set goals, schedule the steps needed to reach those goals, and stay accountable to my plan.”