Higher Education Coaching: What is it and Who can benefit? 

This virtual seminar presents the model of higher education coaching for academic professionals, what it entails and examples of how coaching can help you make progress on goals, identify values and work from a place of purpose and alignment.

Learn more about this online faculty development and scholarship seminar series and access the ZOOM link.

As higher education professionals, we are familiar with the terms “mentoring” and “advising.” So, what exactly IS coaching? How is it different from these other roles that we’re familiar with in the daily routines of our academic life? How do WE get support when what we’re doing is mostly supporting others?

Coaching is self-directed problem solving, but also relational in nature. Working with a coach can assist you when you’re feeling particularly stuck, need to make an informed decision, could use some accountability, or even just a thought partner. This model isn’t something that’s often used in our academic contexts, but could have significant benefits.

The presenter, Kerry Mandulak, is an associate professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Pacific University. She is an award-winning teacher and is working towards her coaching certification through the International Coaching Federation. Mandulak is an expert and advocate for holistic review in admissions processes and is a nationally sought-after speaker. Her clinical career focuses on the assessment and treatment of children and families affected by cleft lip and palate, velopharyngeal dysfunction and other craniofacial disorders.

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