Customized Coaching

It can be hard to maintain and maximize the impact of your student success efforts.  That is where working with an experienced coach can help.  By leveraging the services of your coaches, your college can continue to align its student success efforts, build capacity in targeted areas, and scale key reforms.  


ATD’s Customized Coaching service includes:

  • ATD Annual Network Benefits;
  • A fall site visit by a dedicated coaching pair; and,
  • A spring site visit by a dedicated coaching pair.

Achieving the Dream coaches have expertise in the seven capacity areas outlined in the Institutional Capacity Framework and Institutional Capacity Technology Assessment (ICAT) as well as in the following areas:

  • Enrollment Management;
  • Accreditation Support;
  • Equity; and,
  • Data and Technology.

According to our 2016 Network Survey, 93% of our Network colleges are satisfied or highly satisfied with their Leadership Coach, and 90% are satisfied or highly satisfied with their Data Coach.


Don’t see a capacity-building area or issue represented here?  Please reach out to Laurie Heacock, vice president of data, analytics, and technology at  We’re eager for you to learn more about and leverage our coaching services to best meet your institution’s needs.

Customized Coaching is available to ATD Network colleges that have completed their 3-year capacity-building experience. 

Not a Network college? Join us! We're building our 2019 Cohort now and invite you to become part of our growing national network of colleges that are committed to improving student success for their students. Contact Bonita Brown, Vice President of Network Engagement at

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