Even when individuals are fully committed to doing what it takes to pursue their degree, credential or career path, obstacles arise that can too easily derail them. As challenges start to pile up, the life-changing benefits at the end of the journey — the promise of economic opportunity — can feel out of reach, and motivation can fade. If a learner stops out, it’s a blow to them, their family and their institution.
Retention coaching empowers learners to clarify goals, identify challenges, organize priorities and stay connected to their reasons for pursuing their educational dream. With personalized retention coaching, institutions can keep more students on track to complete — tailoring support to each student’s unique strengths and individual barriers.
Working with a retention coach helps learners connect with their “why” for persisting in school — and helps them utilize the knowledge, skills and beliefs they already possess to reach that “why.” By tailoring our work to the individual and their specific goals, learners are more likely to succeed and get the most out of their education.
Improved persistence and completion rates
Reduced stopout rates
Insight into student retention barriers and challenges
Ability to proactively support learners to reach their full potential
Greater engagement and connection with the institution
Development of growth mindset to persist through challenges
Stronger self-advocacy, time management and critical thinking
Motivation to reach their goal of degree/credential completion
Improved prioritization of and connection to their goals
Nurturing student engagement
Creating meaningful connections to keep students on a strong path
Helping learners make a connection between education and their “why”
Shanelle Justice was excited to be the first in her family to graduate from college. But adjusting from high school to college and dealing with mental health issues created roadblocks. With the help of her InsideTrack retention coach, Shanelle learned to identify and leverage her strengths and overcome the challenges and obstacles to achieve her educational goals