Where Was My Personal Success Coach? Don’t Miss Yours at #FestivalPeople

{Strayer hired me to write this blog on their behalf. All opinions are my own.}

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I am an equal opportunity education advocate. I’ve written before about the importance of education for elementary students, high school students and even traditional college students. What I haven’t written about before is the importance of higher education for working adults. Let’s talk about that now.

When I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree, I was well in to my mid-20’s. I was on the verge of being labeled a non-traditional student. While I had been attending college either as a part time or full time student since right out of high school, I worked a full time job through my college years. It was challenging and absolutely worth it.

At that time, I didn’t have much guidance on how to manage my time, money or resources. While the counselors at the university did help guide me in which classes to take, they didn’t have much advice or guidance for someone in my situation. Reflecting on it, I would have loved to have had my own personal success coach like the ones available to the Strayer University students. Don’t get me wrong. I wouldn’t be who I am today if I hadn’t had my challenges but a coach could have saved me some headaches.

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Strayer University Personal Success Coaches

Success Coach Yuri Almonte
Success Coach Yuri Almonte

Strayer University knows that working adults juggle busy schedules with many family, work, and life priorities. They built a team of personal success coaches to provide career counsel, learning support, and “cheerleading” every step of the way in the student’s academic journey. Personal success coaches work directly with the student from day one until day of graduation.

Students can lean on their success coaches to help them:

  • Set educational, career, and life goals – whether it is getting a promotion, changing careers, starting a business, being a role model in the family or community
  • Connect with free tutors
  • Create a personalized learning plans
  • Find career activities for further professional development
  • Receive support and counsel they might need as a busy adult student

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One on One Sessions with a Personal Success Coach

Does it sound like you could use a personal success coach? JOIN US at the People en Español Festival this weekend Saturday, August 30th and Sunday, August 31st from 9:30am – 5:00pm at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center for a chance to have a one-on-one session with Personal Success Coach Yuriko Almonte. Attendees will receive career counsel and recommendations on resume building, work/life balance, time management and support services for professionals at all levels and in all industries.


In addition to the sessions, there will be giveaways, a Kids Korner and a chance to meet YouTube Sensation Jorge Narvaez from Reality Changers. Por supuesto, I’ll be there to take selfies with you hashtag #InThisTogether. Will I see you there?