Student Life Coaching

"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]


Your Student Life Coach Sarah VanderMeiden offers comprehensive career and educational coaching services 

for young adults seeking direction for their life and career.

Do you know a young adult who is seeking to find direction for their life, education and career? In my over 30 years of working with young adults, I have found that many of them simply need more information and guidance to better equip themselves to make these critical decisions. The current pandemic has added an extra layer of uncertainty as people consider their educational and career options. 


For young adults at any stage, having access to sound, impartial information can be critical to getting a great start in life. As Your Student Life Coach, I am available to assist you at every step of the way:

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 Students:  Adjust to college life, create successful 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.

Second-Year and Beyond:  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 School:  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.


Coaching is available 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!