“Acquiring the Skills of Fulfilled and Successful People”
Educational Forum on Sunday, February 24th, 2013
Workshop presented by John Williams, Founder of Academic Life Coaching and Academic Life Coach Hayden Lee in Anaheim, California
As traditional schools focus on delivering academic content, the formal development of character strengths through enhancing self-knowledge, creativity and leadership, may be ignored. Yet, addressing successfully today’s global complexity and competitiveness requires positive personal qualities as much as it does a firm foundation of knowledge. Strengthening character, as research has shown, can be accomplished through the development of certain skills – skills that have proven to be useful in one’s fulfillment through adulthood. Learn about these skills and obtain a toolkit that you, as parent or teen, may apply as you chart a path through high school, the college application, and beyond.
“How to Maximize Your Strengths”
Educational Forum at Wesleyan University on Sunday, March 17th, 2013
Workshop presented by John Williams, Founder of Academic Life Coaching in Middletown, Connecticut
Curious about how to exercise your particular brand of leadership? Looking for a way to channel the motivation and excitement of your passions into other areas of your life? Have you ever wondered why your engagement and performance in a class can change so drastically with a different teacher? We each have different styles of motivation, intelligence, communication and leadership. Being aware of your particular style – even going to far as to acknowledge the patterns you follow when you structure your thoughts and create habits – make the difference between doing well and truly excelling. This interactive workshop explores tools used in the Academic Life Coaching program to guide you to a deeper understanding of yourself (and perhaps your parents!) that will impact your decisions on how best to approach high school, college, and beyond.
“How the Best Become the Best – Optimal Teen Performance”
June 6th, 2012
In the next Academic Life Coaching teleseminar, John will be joined by Brian A. Davidson, a doctoral student of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Kansas to discuss his research surrounding the relationship between positive psychology and optimal human development. Brian’s goal is to “empower future teachers to develop classroom skills and strategies to promote healthy student behavior and optimal academic functioning.”
“What were they thinking?! Understanding the Teenage Brain”
May 16th, 2012
As parents and educators try to unravel the behavior and choices of teenagers, one of the most common phrases they utter in frustration is “What were they thinking?!” The teenage brain is a complex and often confusing mix between the impulses of a child and the reasoning of an adult. Teenagers who have the opportunity to gain skills in Emotional Intelligence and understand how to manage their motivation help bridge the gap between childhood and adulthood.
“Coaching Training – Changes in Education for the 21st Century”
December 27th, 2012
Please join John for an information session about Academic Life Coaching training programs at 4pm (PST) on Thursday, December 27th. John will discuss the role of life coaching practices in the evolving field of education in the 21st Century. Talk about training logistics and business building as well as your own questions about a career in coaching.