To directly influence the capacity of Rice students to lead by increasing their self-awareness and providing them with individualized, professional leadership coaching over the course of a semester. Each student will receive an online emotional intelligence assessment, followed by five one-hour coaching sessions.
What your peers have said about professional coaching this year:
“My coach was able to synthesize observations about my behavior in a way that I was not able to see before to help me create new goals for my development.”
“I didn’t really have a game plan for my development but my coach asked great questions and was very helpful in directing the conversation.”
“My coach asked really insightful and helpful questions that helped me have a clearer vision and goal of what kind of leader I want to be.”
“My coach guided me to have a better understanding of the leadership problems I was facing and how to solve them.”
“This program taught me a lot about how to work with people and how to work with my emotions instead of working against them.”
“I came away with a better understanding of my limitations as a leader and clear action steps of how I could change.”
“My big takeaway from these sessions was “work alone and you go fast; work together and you’ll go far.”
Professional coaches work with students individually to create a plan for the student to achieve developmental goals, acting in the context of existing commitments (such as classroom project teams, athletic teams, musical groups, residential college activites, students employed on or off the university, etc.) The plan will include an emotional intelligence assessment and a personalized strategy to grow yourself as a leader. Over the course of five sessions, your coach will partner with you to encourage, measure, and track progress. Our latest metrics show that over 95% of students who have completed coaching report that the engagement was valuable and that they would recommend coaching to others.
Click here if you want to apply to the professional coaching program and be assigned a professional coach this semester. The deadline to apply for Spring Professional Coaching is Tuesday, January 30th.