Ask, Don’t Tell. Using Powerful Coaching Questions to Increase Student Self-Reliance

Author: cfabrey@gmail.com

Christina Fabrey, M.Ed., PCC, BCC is the Director for the Center of Advising and Achievement at Green Mountain College (GMC), an environmental liberal arts college in western Vermont, where she previously served as the school’s director of academic support services and the disability support provider. She currently incorporates coaching into her work with students with disabilities at GMC, as well as with students who are on academic probation or conditionally admitted. Christina is a certified life and ADHD coach and is a JST Coaching and Training faculty member. She received the 2011 Emerging Professional award from Vermont Women in Higher Education for her innovative work with coaching in the college setting and is a contributing author of Becoming Self-Determined: Creating Thoughtful Learners in a Standards-Driven, Admissions-Frenzied Culture, Field & Parker (editors). As a dedicated member of the AHEAD community, she has presented on coaching in the DSS field for the last nine years.