What and or who in the world is VernonNickersonSchoolcoach?
My current entrepreneurship is a strengths-based client-centered approach with 3 product lines:
The belief that every student at any age can learn anything if they have the right pairing of a student, school system, and fully engaged family/guardian system is the foundation for School coaching services. Central to the delivery of this product line is a detailed biopsychosocial interview with the student, their family (siblings, parents/guardians, and all other household members) and when necessary direct observation of the student in each system they occupy: home, school and play. I am particularly skilled in working with families where a student has an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) or has been referred to be assessed for such a plan.
2. Writing Coaching-
I offer a four to eight week series of one-hour sessions based on a curriculum I have developed. All participants are required to immerse themselves in the genre they choose as a vehicle for their written word, e.g., memoir, travel log, grants and proposals, blogs, etc.
3. Transformational Personal Coaching-
The core of life coaching is a 12-week curriculum that introduces the client to the life-coaching process. Once clients go through the 12-week curriculum, they can repeat the process or take a deeper dive through additional programs.
What makes my business unique and potentially outrageously successful:
My journey from Industrial Engineer and maker of ballistic missiles and ballistic missile guidance systems, through earning a Masters degree in Theology, becoming certified to teach in St, Paul, MN schools, receiving specialized training in Autism Spectrum Disorders at the Fraser Center in Minneapolis, MN and currently working on a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy. The honing of my professional skills in the crucibles of defense aerospace management in Southern California, teaching high school math to emotionally behaviorally challenged students, serving as a Head Start teacher in rural North Georgia, working as a tutor in Forsyth County, GA ,being a social worker for DeKalb County DFCS in Decatur, GA and 8 years working in the homelessness industry in Los Angeles .