Student Success Coaching

In partnership with UW Academic Support Programs, CIRCLE offers one-on-one meetings with a success coach. The success coach is a peer who works with students to help build general skills for success. Common topics students discuss with a coach include:

  • Effective study strategies
  • Transitioning to the UW as an international student
  • Time management skills
  • Setting and working towards goals
  • Finding campus resources
  • Motivation

Meet our CIRCLE Success Coach!

Lyda is our CIRCLE success coach, and she is available to meet with students via Zoom or phone for a free 30 minute appointment.

How do I make an appointment?

Check out our open appointments below. Be sure to select your current time zone when scheduling if it is different than Seattle. If the available times do not work for your schedule, please email Lyda at to arrange a time that is convenient.

Schedule an Appointment

After you make an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email that includes the Zoom link for the meeting. You will also receive a reminder email one day before your appointment.

More About CIRCLE Success Coaching

Success coaching is a collaborative process between you and the coach to help you build skills for success. It can be used at any time of the quarter or any stage of your own learning process. For example, you can proactively discuss setting up time management strategies before the quarter gets started or you can meet when experiencing a challenge and are in need of support right away.

It can be important to share what your goals for the meeting are with the coach, but coaching can still be very helpful if you are not exactly sure what you might need help with. The coach can work with you to explore this further.

Other Peer Coaching Programs on Campus

Success coaching is also offered through UW Academic Support Programs (ASP) if the CIRCLE success coaching times don’t fit with your schedule. To meet with Lyda through ASP or meet the other success coaches available at ASP, click here.

Peer wellness coaching is now offered through UW Livewell.  It can help students strengthen and enhance their personal well-being, solve problems effectively, and work toward intentional change in their lives and self. Click here to learn more and to meet with a peer wellness coach.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Kay Grossblatt, CIRCLE Student Success Coordinator at