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Academic Success Coaching

Success Coaches

Michael Gault
Michael Gault
Mike is one of several coaches assisting students reach their dreams. He has found we all have one thing in common…time. “How do I manage my time, so I can keep up and not get behind?” He has a time management tool that will assist and keep you on track for the following: study time for daily class preparation, preparing for papers, quizzes, tests, and, yes, still have leisure time for family and friends. Make an appointment today to work on your time management skills. “Don’t hesitate, so you won’t be late.”
Kent Kauffman
Kent Kauffman
With a Journalism degree from the University of Iowa, Kent became a writer, film producer, strategist, and creative director. He worked at large agencies like Leo Burnett Co. and small businesses like Kauffycan, his own consulting firm.  He mentored many young marketing and creative people, as well as taught high school communications classes. He has three grown children, all of whom have earned an IU degree.
Tamara Shane
Tamara Shane
Tammy graduated from IU Kokomo with a double major in Business Administration and Accounting. She knows the adjustment to a new environment and a university culture can sometimes be intimidating and overwhelming. Students may also lack skills in time management, organization, and prioritizing. She helps students identify their obstacles and develop strategies to become successful college graduates.
Dana Fagley
Dana Fagley
Dana earned her bachelor's degree in Spanish Education from Winona State University and her master's degree in Spanish from Saint Louis University in Madrid, Spain. After teaching high school students for six years, Dana realized that her true passion lies in helping college students find their place and purpose, on campus and in the "real world". The thing she loves most about her job as a Coach is parterning with students to help them realize the potential they have in themselves through coaching conversations. In her spare time, Dana loves to read, eat Mexican food and be outdoors, especially near the ocean. Her email is dfagley@iu.edu. Her phone number is (765) 680-0290.

Success Coaches

Carole Ogle
Carole Ogle
Carole began her college experience as a traditional-aged student, re-entered as the mother of a young baby – three different times – and finally completed her degree as a grandmother. Along the way, she learned time management and prioritization skills which led to college success. Carole is eager to assist students in overcoming obstacles so that earning a college degree can become a reality.

Student Testimonials

"Success coaching gives me a secondary motivator and has been able to open my eyes to my full potential, academically and personally."

"It didn’t seem like I had time for anything, including homework. I began meeting with my Success Coach and worked on a time management plan. It’s crazy how something so simple can be so effective. I still meet regularly with my Coach, just so I can hold myself accountable."

"I was very stressed out about an almost failing grade in my anatomy class. I met with my Success Coach, and she helped me develop a plan, which included adjusting my study habits, utilizing the lab, and connecting me with an anatomy tutor. She has also suggested I partner with fellow students for study sessions. I finished the class with a C+."

"I have a 3.5 GPA, and I meet with my Success Coach regularly for preventative maintenance. I realize that I am responsible for my educational success, and I don’t want to wait until things begin to go south before I reach out for assistance. Success Coaches are sort of like having a resource in your back pocket, just in case you need it.”"

Last updated: 01/05/2017