Welcome to the Personal Development Coaching Program!

The Holden Center offers one-on-one peer coaching on 14 different topics related to personal development. During your session you will spend approximately one hour taking a deep dive into a topic of your choosing. Through our highly reflective and personalized coaching program you will expand your perspective, learn new skills, and identify tangible action steps.

To schedule a coaching session, click the button below to schedule a meeting through Microsoft Bookings at a time that works best for you.

Sessions can be held both remotely and in person. Coaching can also be offered to small groups or four or less. For groups larger than four, please consider one of our leadership workshops.

Schedule a Personal Development Coaching Session

Coaching Topics

Balancing Life and Leadership

An essential part being an engaged student is prioritizing your well-being. This coaching session allows you to take a deep dive into goals setting and understand how you can manage your wellness while balancing all your responsibilities.

Great for anyone...

  • Comfortable with conversations surrounding identity as it relates to self-care and goal setting.
  • Who is busy and/or has a lot of responsibilities, such as academics, clubs, personal projects, employment, etc.

Building a Community

This community-based conversation will empower you to be the change you wish to see in a group you are a part of. Learn how to foster genuine relationships that are both inclusive and strive toward sustainable camaraderie with your peers. You will discover how to make authentic connections while reflecting on intentional community-building practices and their value in your community.  

Great for anyone…

  • Who is an officer or member of a student club or organization
  • Who aims to increase recruitment, retention and involvement in their community
  • Who wants to learn tangible strategies for enhancing community and connection 

Discovering Your Leadership Style

In this coaching session you will identify your unique leadership style and strengths, and explore how you can utilize your style to better collaborate with team members, maximize results, and building lasting professional relationships.

Great for anyone…

  • Searching for an introductory leadership coaching session
  • Who is an officer or member of a student club or organization 
  • Who wants to learn how they can best utilize their strengths to support others

Facilitation Skills 

This coaching session is designed to help individuals maximize their effectiveness as a facilitator; including both intentional planning and successful execution. Through guided activities and discussion, participants will gain a better understanding of their strengths as a facilitator as well as discover potential areas for improvement.

Great for anyone… 

  • With any level of facilitation experience
  • Doing individual or group facilitation within their role
  • Wanting to improve the effectiveness of their meetings

How to Practice Anti-Racist Leadership

This session will equip participants with core understandings of topics such as race, racism, and white supremacy and teach essential skills that are rooted in anti-racism. They will also learn strategies for how they can implement anti-racist practices into their daily lives.

Great for anyone… 

  • Seeking to increase their cultural competency skills
  • Interested in taking an anti-racist approach to leadership

Identifying and Exploring Your Personal Values

This coaching session will give you insight into your core values while teaching you the skills that will allow you to live and lead in accordance with your values. You will explore how your identity influences your values and how you can work well with others who hold different values.

Great for anyone… 

  • With any level of leadership experience
  • Interested in learning how to be a more empathetic and inclusive leader
  • Wanting to understand how their values show up in their roles and daily lives

Identifying and Overcoming Imposter Feelings

In this popular coaching session, you will discover what imposter feelings are and how they show up in your day-to-day activities. You will take a quick assessment to learn about your unique “imposter type” to better understand when and how you experience imposter feelings and how they impact you as a leader. Next, you will discuss the interconnectedness of identities, environment, and imposterism. Lastly, you will engage in discussion to create strategies that allow you to manage your imposter feelings.

Great for anyone…  

  • With any level of leadership experience
  • Desiring to boost confidence and promote authentic conversations with others
  • Comfortable engaging in a vulnerable and productive discussion surrounding imposter feelings and overcoming those feelings

Inclusive Leadership

While in a leadership role, do you aspire to create inclusive and welcoming spaces? You will examine why cultural competency and taking an identity-based approach is an essential leadership skill; including the ability to create inclusive spaces and collaborate effectively with people from all different experiences. 

Great for anyone…

  • With any level of group familiarity 
  • With beginner or intermediate levels of leadership experience and/or identity-based discussions
  • Wanting to understand how identities influence leadership

Intersection of Identity and Leadership

This coaching session allows you to examine how your leadership is influenced and impacted by the identities most important to you; and how you can use your identity to inspire and empower your leadership. 

Great for anyone...

  • Interested in gaining deeper understanding on how their intersecting identities influence their leadership approach
  • With any level of leadership experience
  • Wanting to celebrate their identities and leave feeling empowered to create change 

Leadership and You

This coaching session is designed to help you understand how your identities and our lived experiences influence how you perceive your leadership and how you show up within a leadership role. You will reflect upon your identity as a leader, as well as your values, and passions to identify your own leadership intention and inspiration. This workshop helps make the jump between leadership as a theory to leadership as a practice. 

Great for anyone… 

  • With limited to intermediate leadership experience 
  • Wanting to understand how their leadership philosophy guides and influences them in their leadership role
  • Who self-identifies as a leader 

Leading Your Peers: Balancing Friendship and Responsibilities

This coaching session is designed for students who currently hold or will hold leadership positions that oversee their peers – including in work, academic, and co-curricular environments. During your coaching session you will be given suggestions on how to navigate your leadership role while maintaining professional and personal relationships. 

Great for anyone… 

  • Wanting to elevate their performance within a leadership role or prepare for an upcoming leadership role
  • Currently overseeing peers or will oversee peers in the future
  • Interested in balancing personal and professional relationships within a leadership context 

Project Management: Planning the Success of Every Project

Regardless of the scope of your project, this workshop will help you understand what needs to be done, when it needs to be done by, and how you can make it happen! In this coaching session, you will discuss your project through our project management framework, and work with a leadership coach to help you to map out your project plan. Note: This coaching session is most effective when you have a project in mind you would like to plan.

Great for anyone … 

  • Working collaboratively or individually on a project 
  • Wanting to reflect on their strengths and areas of growth while working on project

Public Speaking

This coaching session offers a series of activities designed to establish or rebuild your comfort when speaking in front of an audience or group. Your leadership coach will share strategies of how you can maximize the effectiveness of your speaking to aid you in your leadership role. 

Great for anyone...

  • With public speaking as part of their role, and wanting to increase their effectiveness and comfortability when speaking
  • Looking for ways to be an influential and motivational speaker when providing important messages  

Strategies for Collaborative Conflict Resolution

We acknowledge that in any group setting conflict will at some point arise, so it is essential to know how to manage and resolve conflict in healthy and constructive ways. In this coaching session, you will identify your personal conflict resolution style, have conversations around turning unhealthy conflict into health conflict, and learn how to respond to various situations of conflict.

Great for anyone… 

  • With any level leadership experience
  • Regularly working with others to solve problems and/or wanting to strengthen their problem-solving skills
  • Wanting to develop their conflict resolution skills in a safe and supported space

Recruit and Retain: How to Build an Organization

Recruitment and retention within an organization is essential to the posterity of the group. In this coaching session, you will learn how group values and shared visions create opportunities for engagement within an organization. You with learn how to pitch your organization to interested prospective members, how to inspire and motivate current members, and how to build a sustainable organization using cutting edge intrapersonal communication strategies. 

Great for anyone...

  • Wishing to grow their organization
  • Interested in gaining new perspectives on team building and group morale
  • Newly appointed to a formal position in a student club/organization