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Stress Less With Your Own Personal Coach

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 13, 2021) — There are many factors that contribute to your success as a student at the University of Kentucky — academics, health and wellness, finances and career preparation, to name a few.

When you're struggling in one area, you can often feel the impact in others.

Luckily, you don't have to go it alone thanks to Integrated Success Coaching, a part of the Office for Student Success.

“Integrated Success Coaches partner with students to inspire them to maximize their potential,” said Julie Bradley, assistant director of coaching, “We recognize that no two students' path to graduation is the same. Our coaches work with each student’s unique strengths to assist them in developing their optimal path for success.”

So, who are the Integrated Success Coaches? Each coach is a current UK graduate student or full-time staff member who has been certified, or is in the process of becoming certified, by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Each coach has been cross-trained to gain competency across the six major dimensions of student success:

  • academics;

  • wellness;

  • career exploration;

  • leadership development;

  • financial wellness; and

  • identity.

Some of the most frequent topics discussed in coaching sessions include setting and reaching goals, motivation and time management, school/work/life balance and health and wellness planning. Many students also see a coach to improve general academic skills like note-taking and study strategies.

Integrated Success Coaching is always free, and appointments are available both in-person and virtually via Zoom. Visit myUK to sign up for your first appointment today. For more information about Integrated Success Coaching, visit or email

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.