What is Coaching? 

The University of Kentucky embraces the definition of coaching as defined by the International Coach Federation (ICF): 

“Coaching is partnering with clients [students] in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.” 


What is Integrated Success Coaching? 

Integrated Success Coaches work together to share disciplinary knowledge to best coach/partner with each student in real-time, to establish cohesiveness of service and to build trust.  Rather than students finding and working with numerous offices/coaches on campus, Integrated Success Coaches are trained to take a holistic approach to support and develop students to bring these services together. 

Hear what students have to say about our coaching approach: 



Our Integrated Success Coaching Framework 

The University of Kentucky’s Integrated Success Coaching Program is a collaborative effort among six professional disciplines:  


  • Academic-Life Skills  |  Career  |  Financial  |  Leadership  |  Wellness  |  Identity-Based Coaching 


We utilize a framework of Appreciative Advising, along with the ICF Core Competencies and Code of Ethics to guide all coaching interactions.  Integrated Success Coaches also use the 3:1 Support Systems Model to empower students to help students identify people, places, and resources which can offer support, whether on or off campus.  

An updated list of resources for 3:1 Campus Supports:

Updated 3:1 Link Coming Soon