that takes you from high school to
starting out on your own
The transition from high school to
college really starts in your sophomore year, but it's in the junior
year that it gains momentum. That's when questions about your
future really begin to loom.
College or job? Professional school or
liberal arts education? Do you want to go to a small, personal school
where you can be a big fish in a small pond -- or is the buzz of
activity of a big university more for you? How do you cope with
all those applications -- and the demands of school?
Because the demands of school don't
let up, that's for sure. And if you've got additional challenges
-- like difficulty in a specific class -- or in juggling classes,
extracurriculars, job and college applications; trouble meeting people;
or maybe ADD or Asperger's -- you've got your work cut out for you.
But it's not just the decisions and
keeping up with everything that
make this a big deal. It's a set of monumental transitions --
from living at home to living on your own; from having your teachers,
counselors and parents monitor your progress to suddenly becoming fully
responsible for that yourself. It's leaving the comfort of a set
of friends where you feel safe to heading into the unknown where you
may not know anyone yet.
Each of those transitions holds
tremendous possibility. But while veryone's telling you that this
is the most exciting time of your life
so far, you may very possibly, be feeling that it's the most daunting.
Launch Your Life is there for
you as you complete high school and begin college or work. You
continue your work with your coach from your dorm room or apartment,
and meet up on
vacations and during the summer after your freshman year. You can determine the exact support
you need. Support that helps you step into the excitement of
independence without having to do it alone.
Happiness, safety and success -- it's
what you want for yourself and
it's what your parents want for you, too.
But how do you figure out what will
make you happy? How do you
define success? What does safety mean to you?
And -- how do you get there?
Launch Your Life is a chance
to have a coach of your own who can be a sounding board -- not a parent
-- while you look for your own answers to these questions.
Launch Your Life is for you
Launch Your Life provides
you with a menu of choices so that you can design the help that's most
helpful to you. You can
mix and match:
- You're excited about life after
high school -- but scared, too. (Don't worry -- so's everyone
- You're having a hard time doing
what you need to do to get where you want to be -- whether it's about
getting organized and managing your time; social or academic
challenges; or special needs.
- You seem to be in an endless
disagreement with your parents about planning your future
- You'd just like to talk about the
future with someone who doesn't already have an agenda.
- You're in your first year of
college and want some support to make the transition into living away
from home, meeting new people and managing your work independently.
- You're finishing your first year of
college and need to process all that you've experienced, both successes
and challenges, so that you're ready to dive in again next year
Through my work with college
students, which includes traditional students entering from high
school, adult undergrads and PhD candidates, it is very clear to me
that success in higher education, like almost any life endeavor, is a
function of self development.
- One-on-one coaching, either at The
Self Development Place or by telephone
- Specific tools to help you be
organized and productive, and to grow your insight into who you are as
a person and who you are becoming
- Teleclasses that offer information
and a chance to talk about things like transitioning to campus life,
time management, homesickness, relationships, getting involved in
activities, budgeting and many more.
- Access to the recorded calls so
that you can listen later, at your convenience.
- Email communication with your coach.
Resolving issues like these spells the difference between triumph and
A coach is your
partner --not another parent -- as you move into adult
responsibility. Launch Your Life is resource
that you shape to help you
meet your goals and
- A sense that “if it’s not perfect,
it’s no good” that makes you procrastinate until it's almost too late.
- Drowning in time management and the
details of getting organized
- The sense that you’ve failed if you
don’t immediately succeed stops you from trying exciting, challenging
- Being afraid that choosing your
major is a permanent life decision that closes all other doors –
leading to the inability to commit to a major
- Feeling you've failed because you
your passion" and you're worried that you'll make the wrong career
Ultimately, Launch Your Life is all
stepping into your own Invincible
Voice -- and that, of course, is what The Self Development Place
is all about.
you'd like to talk about how coaching might work for you (or for your
use our contact form or call 513.677.9800.