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Francesca Giani

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Francesca Giani
Executive Assistant to the Dean
OU Graduate College

Francesca's Coaching Mindset: "I believe that coaching is watching a mind tap into its own potentials and grow from its own limitations. It's accompanying an individual to moments of self-guided realization. And it's a revelatory and mutually beneficial experience.”

Higher Education Background:

  • PhD- Art History, The University of Oklahoma.

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Community.
  • Visual Arts.
  • Yoga and Meditation.
  • Philosophy books and podcasts.
  • Foreign Policy.

Top Life Defining Moments in Higher Education:

  • Realizing that my higher education experience will not matter much. Other, more important things will. Therefore, none of this is worth stress, frustration, or nervous breakdowns. I call this my own 'memento moris' and it always provided much needed perspective.

While in college, I experienced:

  • Balancing work and school.
  • Being undecided on a major.
  • Financial stress.
  • Homesickness.
  • Academic motivation challenges.
  • Overcoming daily challenges through resiliency.
  • Managing work, school, family, a house and relationships.