Academic Coach


Monday, April 17, 2023 at 2:00 PM EDT
Monday, June 5, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT

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Dr. Kenneth Mitchell, BCC # 254 
Blue Ink, LLC 



Starts:  MONDAY, April 17, 2023

Ends: MONDAY, June 5, 2023

2 PM - 6 PM, EST

The Academic Coach Training Workshop represents the integration of evidence-based practices, contemporary coaching modalities, and life design frameworks, to provide a student-centered approach for use by educational support practitioners. It responds to the need for systemic approaches that demonstrate effectiveness, reduce costs, and provide data-driven systems to work with at-risk, high-need, and at-promise youth in high school completion, college access, and retention and graduation programs. Evidence suggests that academic coaching is in alignment with project strategies that demonstrate a high degree of success in achieving program specific measures. 

This training workshop provides theory, models, and techniques to be an effective, successful, game-changing Life Coach. While designed for those who “serve” in academic settings, it is appropriate for those who work in youth programs, career development initiatives, and leadership development programs. This robust program model proceeds through a five-step methodology that includes: 1) comprehensive Assessment, 2) establish Agenda, 3) create Alignment, 4) initiate Action, and 5) monitor Achievement.


Define the practice of professional coaching

Identify the role of a coach and its relationship to education (academic coaching)

Identify the eight key coaching skills

Discuss the code of ethics for life coaches

Analyze case scenarios that represent potential ethical dilemmas

Explain the theoretical foundations of coaching in psychology

Discuss the concept of assessment as a “person centered strategies” 

Discuss various methods of assessment used to create awareness in academic coaching

Describe the sources and identify various manifestations of test anxiety

Describe the theory that supports locus of control

Express the benefits of goal pursuit

Create a coaching program using a program design map

Define the concept and four principles of motivational interviewing as a conversation approach

Apply the concept of pattern language as a conversation approach

Analyze the impact of body language as a positioning strategy for a coach

Design coaching conversations using questions anchored in the GROW model

Explain the three characteristics of designing interventions

Express the benefits of creating rituals in the coaching experience

Distinguish the appropriate use of rituals in coaching 

Discuss basic concepts in experiential learning, and Kirkpatrick’s level of evaluation that impact the design of coaching as practitioner 

Define the five key areas of financial capabilities as a model for coach engagement

Appraise situations to determine the appropriate coach conversation pattern

Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of observed coaching practice sessions


This program is accredited by The Center for Credentialing & Education. Blue Ink, LLC is a CCE-approved coach training provider for the following 60-hour course: Academic Coach Project. Completion of this training leads to certification as a Board Certified Coach. You will be eligible for the Board Certified Coach (BCC) credential if you meet one of the following requirements: 1) bachelors degree or higher in any field, 2) Master's degree in social or behavioral sciences (ex. social work, education, law, science), 3) Master's degree or PhD in counseling, or 4) National Certified Counselor (NCC) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).  (Please note that certification candidates with a bachelors degree need an additional 60 hours of coursework).


Tuition for this program is $4,235. Registration includes masterful instruction, course materials, certification exam preparation, and a blueprint for designing your program. EARLY REGISTRATION is recommended, as this training delivery requires pre-work. In addition, as there are weekly homework assignments.  A confirmation packet will describe each session of the learning event, your pre-work, and information about online access.


Dr. Kenneth Mitchell is a Certified MBTI Master Facilitator and a Board Certified Coach. His coach training includes extensive study in psychometric instruments.  Coach Mitchell is a member of the International Association of Coaches (IAC), and the Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO). Dr. Mitchell is the Project Director for The Renaissance TRIO Training Project ( 

Dr. Mitchell has a bachelor’s degree in economics, an MBA in management, and a doctorate in applied management, with emphasis in organizational development. Post-doctoral study in survey research design augments his academic credentials.

Coach Mitchell is a subject matter expert in organizational development, capacity building and youth development. This learning event represents the integration of evidence-based practices and contemporary coaching modalities as a student-centered approach for coaching program design. This workshop is a CCE-approved program that leads to certification as a Board Certified Coach.

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