#037 — A Discussion About Academic Coaching and Resilience: An Interview with Adina Glickman

In this episode Adina Glickman, Founder of Affinity Coaching joins Vicki and Lynn to talk about her Resilient Learner Model and how she coaches college students to meet their full potential. Adina’s background in social work as well as her tenure as Director of Learning Strategies at Stanford University inform her holistic approach to building resilience in students. This episode highlights how parents can ask important questions to help their student craft individual strategies for academic and personal success.

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In this episode we learned about academic coaching and tackled the subject of resilience. We were fortunate to have as our guest Adina Glickman.

Adina is the Founder and CEO of Affinity Coaching and has recently retired as Director of Learning Strategies at Stanford University where she founded The Stanford Resilience Project. She is also the co-founder and co-director of the Academic Resilience Consortium, an international association of higher education faculty, professional staff, and students from over 250 schools who actively promote academic resilience in higher education.

Adina shared some information about her Resilient Learner Model and its eight pillars. This can help parents think about the skills and strategies that can help students find academic success.  You can take a look at the Resilient Learner Model on Adina’s website.

Adina also discussed the Academic Skills Inventory on her website as a way that parents can better understand their students strengths and areas for improvement.

As we always do, we asked Adina whether she had any favorite books to recommend to parents, and she mentioned two of our favorites:

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims  (Julie also has a new book coming out on April 6 – Your Turn: How to Be an Adult. We’re sure that’s going to become a favorite as well.)

Adina also mentioned some resources new to us.

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero. This is just one in a series of books by Jen Sincero.  (Adina warned us that some of the language may be strong, but for those who don’t mind that, there’s lots of helpful information.)

As we talked about the importance of failure in building resilience, we mentioned an earlier podcast episode that dealt specifically with the topic of failure.  Check out Episode #033 – Looking at Failure Differently: A Layered Approach to Building Motivation.

If you’d like to hear more of Adina’s thoughts, you can also check out Adina’s new Collegiate Parent column, Dear Adina, where Adina answers parent questions on all sorts of topics.

Here are some articles on related topics that you might also find helpful:

Going with the Flow: Why College Students’ Ability to Adapt Matters

Communicating with Your College Student: Are You Listening?

The Smartest Word Your College Student Can Use – Part 2  (Hint: the word is Help.)

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