What It Is
The Edge Coach works as a partner with people to develop a plan to achieve goals they have identified. The coaching relationship empowers them by providing structure, support, and accountability. The clients own the goals and plans because these come from them, not from the coach.
How It Helps
The focused and personalized one-on-one approach used in Edge Coaching helps individuals with:
- Goal setting
- Planning and organizing
- Prioritizing and time management
- Focusing and perseverance, even in the face of adversity
- Impulse control
- Motivation and procrastination
- Follow-through and task completion
Who Benefits from Edge Coaching?
Edge Coaching helps students learn and implement the skills needed to perform better academically and prepare for college.
College & Graduate School Students
Many students find the transition to college or graduate school difficult. Edge Coaching helps them develop and implement the skills needed to adapt and realize their full potential.
Adults In and Out of the Workplace
Edge Coaching is effective for adults entering the workplace, as well seasoned adults who may have struggled with learning and attention challenges and want to improve their effectiveness.
Parents of Complex Kids
Raising a child with learning and attention challenges can be demanding. Edge Coaching helps parents understand the difficulties their child faces and provides help with theses issues.
How to Get an Edge Coach
Our coach selection process has been designed to make sure you are paired with a coach that you are excited about and comfortable with. Here’s how it works.
To get an Edge Coach, all you do is contact us. If you are under 18 years of age, your parents will participate in all phases of the application process. If you are 18 years and older, it is expected that you take the initiative for selecting your own coach and that your parents take a supportive but secondary role.
Our Coach Matchmaker Goes to Work
Our coach matchmaker, based on our conversations with you and your parents / financial guarantor, will identify three coaches based on your preferences. You and the prospective coach talk with each other (if you are under 18, both you and your parent / financial guarantor will talk with the coach), and determine whether it is a good match.
Once you have decided on the right coach, your parent / financial guarantor and you (if 18 years or older) and the coach will sign a month-to-month contract and commence coaching. Payment for services will be made directly to the Edge Foundation.
“My coach really helped me focus on what I needed to do. When I break down what I need to do each week, it makes it easier to think about each task and get it done quicker.”
– Jordan T.
“I will be the only person in my family on track to graduate. My siblings and parents all had trouble graduating. Coaching and the support I get from it is what gives me confidence I can make it through.”
“My coach made me ask questions and get my own answers. I loved the support and direction coaching gives me.”
– Alicia B.
“My coach helped me organize my academic schedule, gain confidence and become a better student who works harder and is more focused than before.”
– Rozzland K.
“The coaching our son received changed his life! The coaching techniques taught him to structure his activities and get them done. He now has a successful career. We found that the coaching component was an absolutely essential element.”
– Parents of a student with ADD
Made for the Times
Children with challenges such as ADHD are more impacted by the pandemic and distance learning than their peers. Learning loss, the lack of ability to self-manage with online learning, and falling behind are all possible. We have a proven virtual coaching method that can help your students succeed, even during a pandemic.