Former Shows & Episodes

College Bound & Determined

College Bound & Determined – Evergreen Thoughts on Finding the Colleges That are the Right Fit!

In this farewell show, we think through the foundation for the college search: what does your teen believe and what do you believe, and how do these beliefs influence the journey? We hear a parade of excerpts from experts: Randy Taran speaks to building teens’ strengths and resilience, Kathy Griffin shares advice on helping teens manage finances, Jane Massengill invites us to recognize and tame our gremlins/worries, I share key ideas from Carol Dweck’s work, Mindset and ways to access resources.

College Bound & Determined – Expert advice on applications, writing essays and getting personalized support

Teens are worried about getting into college, so today we focus on three key topics: First we discuss the alarming new trend of “application inflation” when students apply to too many schools. Gunce Arkan gives us the inside info on writing stellar essays, as they are critical to the application process. We wrap up with an informative piece on the difference between guidance counselors and coaches. Every topic is aimed at supporting teen (and parents) during the lengthy and challenging college search.

College Bound & Determined – Beginning the Transition: Your Teen’s Start on the Path toward College

This week our conversations focuses getting real about college-discovering what to do when and how to manage it all! We explore a simple yet challenging way to support our teens in their work in school and in our relationship with them, and Jane Massengill shares her wonderful experience in sending off her second son to university. We close with a recent story of my work with a family to discover the right path for their search-you will be surprised!

College Bound & Determined – Asking the Right Questions About College

We begin this week with a look at the controversial question, “What’s in a name?” so that your teen zeroes in on the critical information and not the hype. Jill shares her impressions of a recent college fair-the good, the bad, and the ugly. And, Jill’s guest Jodi Hume, a time strategist, shares ideas and tactics for organizing the avalanche of materials appearing in teens’ mailboxes and inboxes

College Bound & Determined – Values -You Gotta Be in Touch with ‘Em to Do the College Search Right!

This week we learn about listening from Julian Treasure, orientation to time-past, present and future-from Philip Zimbardo, thinking about our own values while listening to Eddi Reader, and planning for discovering our teen’s values in the wrap-up discussion of all these great pieces. We also take a close look at different types of college experiences and how knowledge of self and values can lead to finding the colleges that are the best matches.

College Bound & Determined – Change, change, change… For your teen and you!

It’s summer’s end and your relationships with your teen heading off to college is about to change dramatically! This week we talk about what that new relationship will look like and how to prepare for it. Jaclyn Green-Stock talks with us about helping teens begin college on the right foot, embracing the possibilities and with an eye toward the future. We conclude with a close look at coaching and the college search & selection process.

College Bound & Determined – To interview or not to interview, that is the question… The answer is, “Yes, do!”

Summer’s almost over! It’s time to get serious about completing the college admissions process, and that means helping your teen focus on the best possible constellation of components. This week we dig deeply into a difficult area for many students-interviewing skills. Kay White, communication expert, talks with me about what to know, how to prepare, and what to do to have successful conversations. This is a great show for your teen to hear too!

College Bound & Determined – The Goldilocks Approach: Finding Answers About the College Search for Your Teen that are Just Right!

Queries from teens drive our conversation this week! We tackle the worth of college, the question of how many extracurriculars is just right, and how to craft a stellar college essay. Andrew Long is my guest and we hear where he is in his college search, and in sharing his process we learn many of the steps on the path to finding the colleges that are the best matches. Resources are shared in telling the story of two teens I coached in NYC this week. And, this week a few barbs are aimed at the media for stoking the fires of the college admissions frenzy.

College Bound & Determined – It’s August! Time to Think Ahead to the New School Year

Just in case your teen got caught up in end-of-school-year madness and a summer away from school, we begin with a recap of steps in the college search from May to September. We hear from Dave Eggers’ about how his dream of helping students has become a reality. His piece offers insights into how to strengthen our relationship with our teens. From that point, it’s a short and logical jump to the topic of social emotional learning-an area sometimes neglected yet of great import in the development of the entire person. We finish up our time together by hearing new questions from teens engaged in the college search and my offer to teens to become part of a discussion group to be interviewed for this show on a regular basis.

College Bound & Determined – Ready, Set, Go! Start the college search!

This week we tackle a broad range of topics! We discuss the steps of the college search and selection marathon, and I share some behind-the-scenes tips from my complimentary strategy sessions for teens and their parents. Just in case those topics raise anxiety, we shift to ways to take care of ourselves, by talking with health and wellness expert Joanna Goodwin and checking in on my experience with It’s a show chock full of resources.