InsideTrack Launches Effort to Share One Million Student Success Coaching Stories

The #1MCoachingMoments Initiative Invites Students and Student Support Professionals to Share Their Stories in Short Videos and Essays

InsideTrack, a leading student success organization today announced the launch of an initiative to collect and share one million stories from college students and the professionals who support them in unlocking their potential. The #1MCoachingMoments initiative celebrates the value students, student success coaches and other support professionals derive from working with one another. It seeks to inspire individuals around the world to pursue their goals and dreams, and to support others in doing so.

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The initiative is open to all students and student support professionals over 18 years of age. Individuals who wish to participate can upload their video or essay to 1MCM.InsideTrack.com. The contributions will become part of the #1MCoachingMoments campaign launching on YouTube, Twitter and other social media sites beginning in June.

The inspiration for this initiative came from an InsideTrack tradition of sharing stories of gratitude across the organization. “Every day, our coaches get messages from current and former students thanking them for the impact they’ve had on those students’ lives,” notes InsideTrack founder and president Kai Drekmeier, who coached students himself when he launched the company back in 2001.

“Coaches share these stories with one another, along with personal fulfillment they get from coaching, to keep each other inspired, motivated and energized,” says Drekmeier. “We thought it would be great to take this tradition to a new level by having students and coaches around the world share what coaching and mentoring has meant to them.”

Robin Corbo, an Elite Coach who joined InsideTrack in 2007 and currently works with first-generation and low-income students loved the idea so much she volunteered to help put the initiative together. “There is no greater joy than seeing a student adapt to challenges and use them as opportunities for growth,” says Corbo. “I’m inspired every day by the students I work with and my fellow coaches – I want to share that feeling and I’m sure other coaches and students out there do too.”

According to Jodi Copeland, the first student to submit a video for the initiative, coaching is about more than just success in school. “My time management and study skills have greatly improved through coaching, but one of the things I love most is that I gained a friend,” says Copeland. “Coaching doesn’t just help you with your skills, it really gives you someone who understands what you’re going through.”

InsideTrack works with colleges, universities and others dedicated to supporting students in making the most of their educational experiences, including Ivy Tech Community College, Columbia University and Arizona State University. In cooperation with their partner institutions, they design and operate student support programs that are proven to increase enrollment, graduation, career readiness, institutional effectiveness, and overall satisfaction with the student experience. The organization’s more than 250 professional coaches also work directly with students to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and beliefs that lead to long-term fulfillment and success.

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