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"Reaching out to Sarah was the best thing I did for myself in the last year, and I fully recommend

her services to anyone."

                     Maddie A., Washington, D.C. [read more]

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Your Student Life Coach Sarah VanderMeiden offers virtual life coaching services for young adults
seeking direction for their education, career and life.

What is Student Life Coaching?

For young adults, having access to sound, impartial information and guidance can be critical to getting a great start in life. As Your Student Life Coach, I draw upon my 30 years of experience to assist you every step of the way:

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Coaching is available wherever you are through the convenience of  phone and Zoom.  A variety of Student Life Coaching plans are available, including individual and group coaching as well as Webinars covering a wide-range of academic success and career development topics. 

Sarah VanderMeiden, M.S., BCC

College Success and Career Coach

In our coaching partnership, we will work to clarify your goals and specify action steps on how to achieve them.  Since this is your life, and your education, it is ultimately up to you to follow through with agreed-upon action steps to achieve your goals. The good news is that coaching combined with your efforts will help you find academic success and career direction.


As Your Student Life Coach, I consider it a privilege to partner with you to find success! Want to learn more? Request a

free 30-minute consultation to see if educational coaching is right for you!

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High School Juniors and Seniors

Is college right for you? What other options are there? Start assessing your life purpose and goals, exploring careers and creating an educational plan.

Gap Year

Would you like to take a year off? Whether you plan to work or see the world, you'll need a strategy to get the most out of a gap year.

First Year in College

Set yourself up for success in college! Adjust to college life, learn effective study habits and time management skills, choose a major and career path, balance extracurricular and social activities, make healthy and safe choices, and/or consider transferring to another school. 

College Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

Finalize your major and explore careers, get a head start on networking for internship and career opportunities, develop your leadership skills and/or transfer to a four-year college.

Life After Graduation

Pursue your dream career, navigate the job search, apply to graduate or professional school and/or adjust to life after college while taking positive steps to manage stress.

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