Life Skills

Life Management Skills

Each of the three elements of Collegiate Coaching Services (AcademicsCommunity and Recovery) are supported by our life management skills coaching. Acquiring and mastering practical skills is a critical component in order for young adults to live independently. Feeling competent and capable of managing life’s responsibilities is the foundation for academic success, community connection and a successful recovery.

Our Coaches provide education, training, and accountability in the areas of:

Financial management

  • Open checking and savings account
  • Budgeting
  • Learn to spend responsibly
  • Pay bills on time

Organizational skills

  • Learning and utilizing the transportation system
  • Managing a schedule and attending scheduled appointments on time
  • Follow through with the requirements of college and employment
  • Checking and responding to emails and phone calls in a timely manner
  • Effective time management & prioritization
  • Managing medication refills

Independent Life skills

  • Doing laundry, home/dorm cleanliness
  • Apartment finding
  • Effective communication skills with others, such as roommates
  • Meal planning, grocery shopping and cooking
  • Exercising regularly
  • Healthy eating and sleep routine
  • Allowing help from others and knowing when to ask for it