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Meet CC Success Coach Jean Lendall

CC Success Coach Jean Lendall
Cambridge College Success Coach Jean Lendall

Cambridge College is transitioning from a traditional academic advising model to a more comprehensive, holistic success coaching model. Our Success Coaches meet with individual students regularly for advising and also help them with key college and career skills such as organization, time management, goal setting, and career exploration. 

Jean Lendall is passionate about student development and civic engagement. She has served in higher education for 20 years as an academic advisor, tutoring center coordinator, and faculty member. She often speaks to students in schools and organizations on behalf of Sandy Hook Promise to promote healthier and safer homes, schools, and communities. She served as a facilitator of welcoming diversity and controversial issues process workshops for ten years at North Shore Community College. She is currently an Ed.D. Candidate in Educational Leadership and Management at St.Thomas University.

We recently sat down with Jean and asked her the following questions.

Why did you choose to work at Cambridge College?

I believe that Cambridge College and I chose each other. The leadership intentionally selected 3 coaches with unique strengths. I am excited to build a program and make an impact.

What is your favorite thing about Cambridge College students?

My favorite thing is students' courage to make their education a priority among so many competing interests.

What is your coaching style?

My style of coaching is Appreciative and Strengths-based. I encourage students to grow from experience and maintain focus on their life purpose.

What advice would you give yourself 10 years ago?

Don't underestimate yourself.

What is the most important thing you want students to keep in mind while they are studying here?

When it gets tough, remember your "why story" and if you don't remember, ask your coach.

Fun fact about you:

I walked a pilgrimage in Northern Spain known as the Camino de Santiago, or the walk of Saint James. I used this time to reflect and discern on my life's journey and it led me to doctoral study!