Coaching + Inclusion = Student Success

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Help students cultivate a vision of what’s possible for their future by harnessing their talents to thrive in college/career as leaders and change-makers.


Integrate analytics, pedagogy and technology that put students in the driver’s seat of life-long learning and the social literacy to succeed in life, career and society. 


Ensure graduates develop professional skills needed to contribute their abilities to reach financial success, personal fulfillment and civic leadership.

Coaching strategies support students to build, maintain and drive determination to obtain a college degree, launching to promotion pathway employment after graduation.


That’s where LifeBound Inclusive Coaching comes in.



Coaching strategies support students to build, maintain and drive determination to obtain a college degree, launching to promotion pathway employment after graduation.


Join us

for our 3-day, virtual Introduction to Inclusive Coaching


May 7, 14, & 21


June 11, 18 & 25

This virtual event will condense five days of coaching training into three days of a flipped-classroom learning model, where you will have time outside of the class to further the learning we experience in the Zoom format.



This one-day, targeted edition of LifeBound coaching training will give you coaching tools to use in your work with students as they are right now.

Students are striving to cope with the pandemic and the crisis of entrenched racism while transitioning to partially- or fully-online college coursework. Coaching strategies can support students’ functioning and accountability as they face financial, social, emotional, and academic issues in this time. 

Friday, April 30th

Cost $497

*only a few spaces remain




Jehan Mohamed, MALS

Success Coach-Business, Technology & Professional Student Studies

Veteran Students

Rutgers University

In the time since your LB coaching training experience, how has coaching influenced you and your work as an educator?

Teaching and advising is a passion of mine. LB training influenced my work by:

• Introducing me to a specific (yet fluid) structure for advising,

• Providing the opportunity to engage with educators/advisors from all over the globe, and to discuss & exchange advising techniques & strategies,

• Solidifying and confirming my previous knowledge (advising strategies & techniques), but also broadened my horizon concerning issues and challenges that might face students, and about the many approaches to combat these challenges. There was a beautiful exchange of knowledge between trainees...We built a community of learners/advisees. 

How has LB coaching knitted a common fabric in your department? 

I think receiving the same training and having an advising model/structure to go back to helped keeping everyone on the same page. Yet, recognizing our differences and specialized knowledge assisted in building diverse comprehensive advising strategies. Our advising model/program is not completely developed, but it is progressing in that direction...LB training/program assisted in providing a common ground from which each advisor can expand his/her efforts to grow and develop more specialized techniques to better assist his/her population/cohort students. 

How have you set up a campus-wide culture of coaching, and what effects is it having on students and faculty?

Applying the knowledge built during training, I was able to build confidence, communicate my knowledge to students as well as faculty and professionals, and act as a bridge between the academic division and the student services division. During training, I was given the chance to analyze my strength and weaknesses which helped me in creating goals and objectives for implementing the gained knowledge- after training. This helped me in analyzing the strength and weaknesses of our coaching program (at Mercer), and my approach to advising as a member of the advising team. The outcomes were great...I was able to build better relationships with colleagues and other support service employees so that we can better assist our students. I became more knowledgeable about policy, procedures, and products that can help our students. I was also able to educate others about my role as an advisor and collaborate with others to better assist our students. There is still a lot of work to be done, but we are progressing in the right direction.  


In this time of revealed systemic racism, how can LB coaching be a tool to build equity, unite citizens, and restore democracy?

I think what is unique about the LB training is that it provided us as advisors with a structured program, yet it allowed for our differences, personalities, and professional experiences to shine through our approaches to advising. During our LB training, all advisors relied on backgrounds and experiences to study scenarios and solve problems. Our personalities were a part of the solutions and a part of the problem...We learned to maintain consciousness of our biases. We learned to accept differences and strive to better understand them- in order to better assist our students. The goal was to build equity and equality in granting our students/colleagues the opportunities of either be supported or support others in achieving their goals.  

Would you like to become a LifeBound Certified Coach?

Cohort is set for an early spring start and is accepting applications now. We will have fifteen in the 2021 class. If you would like to apply, please click here.

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High-Impact Summer Bridge Strategies

In this webinar, hosted by our partners at The NROC project, we explore the power of compact summer FYE courses, bolstered by personalized review in math and English, to improve student retention and success. Inclusive Coaching can knit together this work for advisors and faculty in ways that build strong bridges to incoming freshmen. These supports will encourage learners beginning college in 2021 to embrace self-advocacy, collaboration, respect for differences, and curiosity, all of which inform academic, work, and life choices.



Carol Carter

CEO of LifeBound

Founder, Global MindED

Author, Keys to Success

Keys to Success ebook is the perfect solution for your Summer Bridge Courses

Cost is only $30.00

Keys to College Success sets the standard for connecting academic success to success beyond school, showing students how to apply strategies within college, career, and life. Offers Keys tried-and-true emphasis on thinking skills and problem-solving, re-imagined with two goals in mind: One, a risk and reward framework that reflects the demands today's students face, and two, a focus on student experience with a more extensive research base and increased metacognition.

Email Michelle Bradin to request a review copy

Summer Bridge Success Brought to you by LifeBound and The Keys to Success Series

Student-success curriculum read by over 3 million students.

Keys to College Success eBook, includes embedded assessments.

See samples of data from recent student participants by clicking the link below.


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