GSS Graduate Coaching Program .

What Is Coaching?

The coaching process is highly customizable to your unique needs and circumstances, making it a valuable tool for personal and professional growth.

Our unique coaching program is specifically designed to address the needs of graduate students.

ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

How Can Graduate Students Benefit from Coaching?

Effective communication

If you struggle with communicating effectively with your professors, supervisors or peers in your academic or professional pursuits, coaching can help you develop the communication skills necessary for success.

Relationship building

Graduate students often need to establish strong connections with peers, mentors, supervisors and sponsors. This coaching program can assist you in building meaningful relationships that can support your academic and career goals.


Overcoming self-doubt and imposter syndrome is essential for graduate students to feel optimistic in their studies and achieve their dream careers. Coaching can help boost your confidence and self-belief. 

Unleashing potential

You possess the talents and skills needed for success, but sometimes self-limiting beliefs hold you back. Coaching can empower you to pursue your ideal career and live the life you aspire to lead.

Stress management

This coaching program can help you manage stress when facing challenges, like balancing additional responsibilities alongside academic engagement. It equips you with effective strategies.

Time management and productivity

Coaching offers tools to prioritize tasks and manage time efficiently. This leads to increased productivity, helping you achieve more in less time for a balanced life.

What Past Students Have to Say about the Program

"It was such an incredible experience to learn and practice the coaching frameworks and effective conversational skills.
I am not the same person who started this class. Through this class I improved my active listening skills and developed my coach-like presence. Since incorporating these skills into my daily conversations, the quality of my conversations has improved.
This program is the beginning of a lifelong journey."
Sina Halvaei
PhD student at UBC and past student of the coaching program

Discover Our Current Programs

Coaching Program

Level 1

The GSS Graduate Coaching Program equips students with leadership communication skills to enhance their professional goals. Through practice, participants develop a 'coach approach' for improved conversations and relationships with peers.

Coaching Program

Level 2

The program is currently being developed.


For general inquiries on the coaching program and questions, please email