How Targeted Coaching works

Is there a change you want to make in your life?  Is there a goal you want to achieve but are not sure how to get there?  Then Targeted Coaching at SOU may be for you.

Based on the GROW model for personal achievement, Targeted Coaching focuses on reaching a specific, attainable goal.    Partner with a professionally trained coach to refine your ideas and create a realistic plan for staying on target.  Within that plan are specific, “doable” agreed upon actions you will take to meet that goal.  Your coach supports you along the way with the strategies, resources, honesty and accountability necessary to make desired change in your life. Target-Success 300x300

Targeted Coaching:

  • develops awareness
  • clarifies intent
  • designs actions
  • anticipates obstacles
  • monitors progress

… toward a student-determined goal

What is required?

  • A desire for change
  • Readiness to take action
  • Willingness to try something new
  • Honesty, with yourself and with your coach

What service is provided?

  • Five 50 minute coaching sessions
  • Up to three assessments, as applicable to student’s goal
  • Future Action Plan (at end of 5 sessions).  Feedback on progress & recommendation for future

Who can benefit from Targeted Coaching?

Students who :

  • Are recently back in school
  • Are balancing the demands of college, work and family
  • Need to improve their performance in a specific class
  • Are applying to graduate school
  • Want to develop a specific study skill or strategy
  • Are overwhelmed by college expectations
  • Have had a difficult experience lately and are trying to find a new path
  • Need to better balance the different demands on their time or attention

How is Target Coaching different from U-CAM's Comprehensive Program?


Comprehensive Program

Targeted Coaching


Comprehensive support  program addressing holistic needs of students

Focused coaching on a specific issue


Weekly coaching sessions plus follow up support as needed

Five coaching sessions


Year-long program / commitment

One term only per year

Additional services

  • New student orientation
  • Pre-advising
  • Professional writing coach
  • Referrals to other campus and community resources
  • Skill development opportunities
  • Midterm Progress Checks
  • End-of-term Coaching Feedback
  • Assessments (as applicable)
  • Referrals to other campus resources
  • Future Action Plan / Recommendations

Students served

Open to all SOU students.  Specifically developed for students with ADHD, learning disabilities, mental health challenges & executive function disorder.  Students DO NOT need  to have a diagnosis to participate.

Open to all SOU students.  Would benefit a cross section of SOU students, not only those experiencing academic and executive  function difficulties.

Cost (2014-15)

$1395/term = $4185/year


Financial Aid eligible



How do I get started?

  1. Fill out this brief application
  2. Call Academic Support Programs ((541)552-6213) to make a 30 minute initial appointment, where we'll explain the program and answer any questions you have
  3. Schedule your first coaching appointment!
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