Life Coach

The Life Coach Program is offered to all 3rd and 4th year first-generation students. Students will be paired with a trained Life Coach to receive one-on-one guidance and life planning assistance. By connecting with a Life Coach, students will have the opportunity to maximize their education by gaining guidance from professionals right here on campus. The Life Coach is there to aid students in goal setting and outlining the steps necessary to reach these goals. The Life Coach is there to encourage students as they prepare to transition from undergrad to a career, graduate, or professional school.

Who are Life Coaches:
Our Life Coaches are UF faculty, staff, and graduate students who come from a variety of academic backgrounds and diverse professions. They have applied and been selected based on their desire to help guide 3rd and 4th year first-generations students throughout their decision processes as it relates to careers, graduate schools, and life in general.

Students participating in the Life Coach program will be able to:

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1. Articulate their future goals and how they will pursue them
2. Assess their current needs while simultaneously identifying current opportunities for professional and academic growth
3. Identify at least 3 interpersonal communication skills they gained from participating in a mock interview and structured conversations with faculty and staff

Learned skills could include:
 Problem-Solving
 Assertiveness
 Decision-making
 Negotiation
 Reflection

1. Strengthen communication skills through co-relationship with Life Coach
2. Post-grad plans: through intentional coach driven tasks and dynamic conversations with Life Coach – students will have a smoother transition out of their undergraduate career.
• Meet with coachee at least once a month
• Keep coachee accountable and be committed to co-relationship
• Be respectful of each other’s time and be intentional with tasks given
• Provide your coachee with a mock interview for them to participate in
• Notify someone in the MFOS/First-Gen office if you feel that you are not cultivating a good relationship with your coachee
• Meet with coach at least once a month
• Be accountable with tasks given from coach
• Be open minded to new experiences
• Be respectful of each other’s time
• Notify someone in the MFOS/First-Gen office if you feel that you are not cultivating a good relationship with your coachee
 
 

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