SEAS Coaching Model


Each student at Saint Mary's College of California is assigned a Success Coach for all four years of their journey.  These professional staff members are educated and trained to assist you in making the most out of your collegiate experience. Our Success Coaches utilize this model to provide developmental support for our students.


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Coaching Model

We believe that these 9 areas of focus contribute to the academic, personal and psychosocial success of students. We utilize coaching strategies and skill building to support and address these areas with students ultimately guiding them through graduation.

Areas of Focus

  • Identity Development
  • Academics
  • Career
  • Commitment to graduation
  • Effectiveness
  • Finances
  • Wellness and support
  • Managing commitments
  • School community

Develop student's ability to

  • Set SMART goals
  • View multiple options of action
  • Overcome obstacles
  • Advocate for support and resources
  • Gain life skills