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Charles Baker

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Charles Baker
Director of Sooner Success
OU Academic Advising Resource Center

Charles's Coaching Mindset: "I believe that coaching is honest, reliable, and helpful. Coaching leads you to becoming your best self along with an understanding of who you are and why you are you."

Higher Education Background:

  • Bachelor's- Geology, The University of Oklahoma.
  • Master's- Paleontology, The University of Oklahoma.
Interests and Hobbies:
  • Crossfit.
  • Being a dad.
  • Playing video games.
  • Hanging out with my friends.
Top Defining Moments in Higher Education:
  • Luck and willingness to step outside of my comfort zone.
  • Helping students have the "a-ha" moment.
  • Watching Students and co-workers thrive.
While in college, I experienced:
  • Balancing work and school.
  • Difficulty building and managing successful study systems.
  • Financial stress.
  • Academic motivation challenges.
  • Overcoming daily challenges through resiliency.