Who Are We?

We are academic coaches to high school students who have created The College Confidence Program™. In this program, we coach students using The Internal Self-Validation Method™ (ISV). This method helps you make the best college choices possible by first discovering who you really are and what you really believe in.  It also helps you avoid The External Self-Validation Trap™.

We have two choices for you: basic and advanced.  For the basic, we can provide you with academic counselling sessions. Of course, you can get the basic from many other places. However,  the advanced program we created—The College Confidence Program™ —takes everything to a much higher level and is only available from us. 

We realize The College Confidence Program™ is not for everyone.  It is for students who are driven to be successful, have a lot of academic potential, and want to accomplish something meaningful in their life.  They are also coachable, honest about themselves, and have a strong work ethic. If this sounds like you (or your student), you might be a good candidate for this program. 

The College Confidence Program™ is based on our unique method of coaching called The Internal Self-Validation Method™ (ISV).  Based on our experience working with high school students preparing for college, we have learned that many of them make the wrong choices about college.  They make these mistakes because they don't know who they really are when they make these important decisions.  At that point in their life, they have a self-image that is based on external input from parent, teaches, friends and even the media.  We call this problem The External Self-Validation Trap™.

We've learned that its important to first discover who you really are before making college decisions.  The best way to do this is through a process of self-discovery.  We call this process The Internal Self-Validation Method™.  It is based on answering three questions:

  1. Based on what you honestly know what about yourself, describe who you really are as a person?
  2. If you pursued the wrong career, based on other people's advice, where would you end up, and how would that make you feel?
  3. If you followed your bliss, where would it lead you, and how would that make you feel?

By answering these questions, you take the first steps to finding out who you really are, and can then make much better collegiate choices.  As a result, you'll save time and money.  You'll feel more confident and relaxed about where you are headed.  And, you'll have a much better chance of ending up in the right place academically and then professionally.

To help you get started on this process, we offer a free College Confidence Starter Session.  During this private session, we will get you started using the ISV method.  We will then decide together if you should join the advanced College Confidence Program.

To arrange your starter session please click on the "scorecard" link and complete The College Confidene Scorecard. You can also call 716.253.6008 or email us at info@thecccoach.com