Did you know that each of our students get a dedicated Success Coach?
Our industry-focused Coaches work alongside our students to increase their motivation, employability and provide an in-depth understanding of their natural talents.
They come from a variety of different industries and backgrounds, each of which is relevant to the faculty and program you are in. Our Coaches are there to support you, to encourage you and to help you thrive. Here is Amber-Lee Beaumont, one of the Success Coaches for Health. She is a qualified Beauty and Dermal Therapist and brings 13 years of experience in the Aesthetics Industry.
What is a Success Coach and why do you think it’s useful?
A Success Coach assists students in navigating their way through studies in areas such as study planning, goal setting, career planning, employability skills, general motivation and strengths-based coaching. It’s useful because it provides students with constant support throughout their studies and a central point of contact.
Since I have become a Success Coach, many students initially display low confidence and low self-worth. My coaching sessions are focussed on teaching students that they are enough, and emphasising what they are already good at rather than what they are not. I have watched so many students grow and develop their confidence and achieve success in areas of their studies that they may not have initially thought possible.
What do you love most about your job and why?
I love working with students in achieving their goals and dreams. Watching them grow in confidence, develop their skills and ultimately achieve what success means to them is a very rewarding experience to me.
What does a typical coaching session look life?
Prior to all coaching sessions’ students have the opportunity to undertake the CliftonStrengths survey to identify their top 5 innate strengths. The result of this survey allows individuals to better understand who they are and what they are naturally good at. A typical coaching session involves discussing with students in detail their top 5 strengths and how they can leverage these strengths to achieve success in their studies and everyday life.
“I love working with students achieve their goals and dreams, watching them grow in confidence, develop their skills and ultimately achieve what success means to them.”
What are your top 5 Strengths? How has knowing these strengths about yourself helped you personally?
Relator, achiever, discipline, responsibility, developer. Both the relator and developer themes are noted as relationship building strengths. Specifically, the relator strength allows me to build solid, close relationships with others. The developer strength allows me to identify others’ ability to change, grow and develop for the better. Together these strengths have assisted me throughout my career to build meaningful relationships and identify the potential in my colleagues and students.
The achiever, discipline and responsibility themes are known as executing themes. The achiever strength gives me stamina and drive to work hard. It pushes me to do more, and achieve more at all times. In the workplace, this is often reflected in my ability to work efficiently and exceed job expectations. The discipline strength means that I enjoy routine and structure. It inspires me to be organized in every area of my life and in my job role it makes it easy for me to work toward and meet deadlines as required. And lastly, the responsibility strength means that I take psychological ownership over what I say I will do. I follow through with all tasks that I commit to. For this reason, my peers and students know that they can trust and rely on me
What other jobs have you had that have helped you become a great success coach?
Previously I have worked as a Trainer and Assessor at a number of RTO’s. I have also worked as a Salon Owner and Manager and mentored Beauty Therapy Students during their work placement.
What does success mean to you?
The definition of success to me is living a happy, content life.
What advice do you have for a student starting University?
You can do whatever you put your mind to. Embrace the challenges and learn as much as you can. Don’t give up. Push yourself to keep working toward your most ambitious goals. And don’t forget to celebrate your successes along the way.
What’s your favorite quote?
“If you can dream it, you can do it” – Walt Disney.