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.
Student coached in fall 2016:
By working with my professional coach, I became much better able to understand how I let others' emotions affect mine. By making it a goal to become more emotionally confident and independent, I feel that I am becoming a better leader.
Throughout my coaching sessions, I realized that confidence is a crucial aspect to leadership. Having a robust sense of confidence in one’s abilities is key to overcoming obstacles that may arise and maintaining a strong drive to succeed. I have a better understanding of how to keep others engaged in the task at hand and develop a good working atmosphere for the people around me.
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 smart goal setting for the semester. Follow up sessions will encourage, measure, and track progress. 85% of students who have completed coaching report that the engagement was valuable and that they would recommend coaching to others.
It just takes 30 seconds to answer 7 questions about yourself.