Student Coaching with Denise Biggerstaff

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Find peace with self-awareness.

Student coaching…

What to expect?

Uncertainty can be overwhelming.

Students are surrounded by uncertainty. “What does my future hold? Am I on the right path? How can I plan for a fulfilling life after graduation?” It’s no wonder so many students are plagued by stress, anxiety, and burnout.

Self-awareness is powerful.

Empowering students to know themselves and what they bring to the world can make the next steps less stressful. By building self-awareness, students can uncover what makes them truly spectacular, bringing peace and confidence to their next steps.

A gift of lasting value.

Parents, grandparents, mentors of all types — if you have a stressed out student in your life, consider giving the gift of coaching. I work with students nearing the end of high school and all throughout college. 

Please note that Denise Biggerstaff Coaching does not provide clinical therapy or trauma support, and coaching is not a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care, or substance abuse treatment. Coach will recommend additional professional support, if necessary.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  |  Crisis Text Line – Text HELLO to 741-741  |   The Trevor Project

What tools do I use?

My coaching work with each student is based on their skills, interests, and potential goals. We’ll utilize various systems and practices to engage the student’s self-knowledge and insights. 

Coaching is a powerful tool, but it’s ultimately just one step in a long, evolving journey to maturation. Plan for challenging conversations and invitations to continue the work we begin well beyond our coaching sessions. 


Values Work

Brené Brown has developed a List of Values and an assessment for finding those which we hold most important. Living into our values means we are clear about what we believe, and we take care that our intentions, words, thoughts, and behaviors align with those beliefs.

Content adapted from Brené Brown’s List of Values.

CliftonStrengths Strengths Finder

The CliftonStrengths assessment helps people understand their strengths, unlocking their potential and leading them to greater performance.

Conscious Leadership Training

The Conscious Leadership Group helps move people out of drama with a set of 15 commitments to be a conscious leader.

Working Genius Productivity Model

The Working Genius Model helps people discover their natural gifts and thrive in their work and life. When people understand the types of work that bring them energy and fulfillment and avoid work that leads to frustration and failure, they can be more self-aware, more productive and more successful.

I am a Certified Working Genius Facilitator.

Content adapted from Working Genius. 

About Me

I have a knack for seeing patterns that are keeping you stuck. Together, we’ll pinpoint those patterns – those certain pieces you’ve chosen to side-step or not yet been able to recognize in your journey.

In our coaching relationship, we’ll use these insights to move you past the mundane and into your spectacular.

What does that look like?

It’s time to find out.

3 Weeks of Self Awareness

We’ll begin to build self-awareness and uncover their spectacular in three 60-minute coaching sessions.


More Details

We’ll focus on:

  • Strengths – Where do you shine? How can you hone your unique strengths to become more effective in the classroom and the world? (assessment from Gallup CliftonStrengths, $20 value)
  • Values – Do you know your values? Do your behaviors align with them?
  • Working Genius- Determine where you find joy in the work process. We all have to do things that don’t feed our souls but centering on our Geniuses brings greater satisfaction and higher morale!


Denise is a perceptive listener and I felt she got to know me very quickly. In just 3 meetings, we went over my strengths, what they mean, and how I use them in my own unique ways. We were able to have really good talks.
I definitely recommend working with Denise for college students who aren’t sure what path they want to pursue, because our meetings really helped me get a better understanding of where I’m going next.
Sam S.

College Sophomore

What’s Coaching For?

Coping with anxiety and burnout

Making important decisions

Confronting mental roadblocks and fears

Setting and achieving goals

Communicating effectively

Understanding your strengths

Finding your passions

Developing your core values

Let's Work Together

Ready to take the next step? Schedule a free Discovery Call with me.

This 30-minute call will focus on your goals for a coaching relationship. You’ll hear what I bring to the table and how we can work together. It’s the foundation for our next steps.

If you’re booking coaching for a student in your life, please contact me at I will then reach out to the student to schedule a Discovery Call. 

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