Did you know that it takes the average college student six years to complete a four-year undergraduate degree? That’s an additional 2+ years of stress, juggling, time, energy, effort and money.
When your child chooses to attend college, the results should be more than a piece of paper, a mound of debt and a bunch of unmet expectations stretched out over 6+ years.
Much of our higher education system is run like a business, which is good for the higher education system, not so much for your child. It’s basically become one big game with lots of hidden rules.
IF YOU WANT TO PLAY THE COLLEGE GAME IN A WAY THAT LEADS TO THE ABOVE RESULTS, I’M NOT THE MENTOR FOR YOU. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONNECT WITH SOMEONE WHO WILL STICK WITH THE STATUS QUO. IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO COMPLETE HIS/HER EDUCATION SUCCESSFULLY AND ON TIME, YOU’VE GOT TO PLAY THE GAME BETTER. I CAN HELP WITH THAT.
I’m committed to helping your child sift and sort through the typical approaches to get to the heart of the matter – this whole process must begin and end with your child. This has to be a personal inside out process to see better results, results that stick. Students don’t belong on an education conveyor belt.
I’ll share proven strategies and disciplines tailored to your child’s needs that will help you and your child ease your stress and feel less overwhelmed; make some sweet connections; gather pertinent info; and learn how to use some handy tools to build a solid bridge over the sometimes turbulent waters and unexpected obstacles to their ultimate goal.
If you decide to hang out in my space, you’ll notice a few themes:
- I’m a fierce student advocate
- I’m fascinated with the wacky world of work
- I’m angry that students are being duped into believing that college is THE answer
- I’m passionate about helping you play the rules of the college game smarter
- I’m all about personal responsibility; the student has to be the driver
Professionally, for the past 25+ years:
I’ve observed work life structures in a variety of settings, domestically and abroad; completed hundreds of interviews on the topic of work life satisfaction and job structure; and I’ve also run a couple of businesses. I hold two academic degrees, a life coach certification and a number of other certifications related to human and spiritual development. As a former college professor, I’ve advised and worked with thousands of students as an educator, mentor and coach. I also serve in a very similar role as a coach for the Orange Duffel Bag Initiative, a non-profit organization that provides programs proven to improve education success and ongoing advocacy to at-risk teens and young adults.
All of this gives me a unique vantage point and approach to advocating for students.
Basically, I’ve spent time across the major work sectors. And, I’m eager to share what I’ve learned about the hidden culture of higher education and how to play their game your way so you and your child can get where and what you want with less stress, juggling, time, energy, effort and money.
Students are my favorite people, which is why I’m committed to helping them complete their four-year degree successfully and on time.
If you want that too, dear student, let’s start by determining if you are as prepared for college as you could be. Take this short quiz and find out.
If you’re a parent, let’s start by determining if you are as prepared for your child to attend college as you could be? Take this short quiz for parents and find out.