What is a "virtual" coach? Every week I get questions about how a virtual coach works with a student. A virtual professional stress coach partners with a student from any state (I just live in SC close to USC) and meets with him or her via Skype, Face Time, Zoom, or simply tele-conferencing (phone). There is no face to face meetings (except I deliver services to USC students on campus). My job as a coach is to guide the student through challenging areas. We explore the causes, the struggles, the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. We use professionally developed tools and set personal strategies that are specific to the challenge. We meet once a week for 4 weeks (to begin or end with).
Why not face to face? I designed Carolina Lifestyle Coaching and Consulting, LLC for the busy college student and the worried parents. This forum of exchange (use of electronics) and help affords flexibility, convenience, and affordability. The term "virtual" can be confusing but this is ONLY because this concept of helping students is fairly new. I am not a therapist despite having a master's degree in human behavior and social work. I am not covered under insurance plans. I do not diagnose or prescribe medications but certainly have experience in the mental health field.
I team up with my students and support them through roadblocks and towards success. Coaching works! Please visit: www.carolinalifestylecoachingandconsulting.com for a broader view of how virtual coaching helps students. Call (540) 256-2589 for any questions or reach out through email to Lori@carolinalifestylecoachingandconsulting.com.
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