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Stephanie Oakes

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Stephanie Oakes
Academic Life Coach
OU Academic Advising Resource Center

Stephanie's Coaching Mindset: "I believe that coaching is a partnership between a coach and student working towards a common goal to enhance a student's personal development. A coach supports and facilitates a student’s path towards discovering their potential for success, encourages continuous personal growth and celebrates a student’s achievements throughout their collegiate journey."

Higher Education Background:

  • Bachelor's- Psychology, The University of Oklahoma.
  • Master's- Adult and Higher Education, The University of Oklahoma.

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Fitness.
  • Cooking.
  • Reading.
  • Watching TV and movies.

Top Life Defining Moments in Higher Education:

While in college, I experienced:

  • Balancing work and school.
  • Being undecided on a major.
  • Difficulty building and managing successful study systems.
  • Not having a sense of belonging.
  • Homesickness.
  • Being a part of a Greek organization.
  • Academic motivation challenges. 
  • Overcoming daily challenges through resiliency.