Seahawk Strengths

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Welcome to Seahawk Strengths!


The pandemic has significantly transformed the UNCW experience. It is a source of disruption, and your path to graduation may seem less certain. But this disruption is also a chance for self-discovery, and your resilience and resourcefulness will be crucial to your success. Seahawk Strengths coaching supports you in your efforts toward graduation. 

Seahawk Strengths pairs students with specially trained academic coaches in a holistic, strengths-based coaching process. They identify goals and develop realistic plans for meeting those goals. Students who have participated in the coaching process report increased confidence, motivation, and self-awareness.

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Sign Up for Coaching

If you feel like you would benefit from Seahawk Strengths, you can schedule your coaching appointment in Starfish. To do so, follow these steps: 

Type “Seahawk Strengths” or your coach’s name into the search box located at the top of your Success Network.

Click on the name of a coach to view availability or select the “Schedule Appointment” icon.

  1. Log in to Starfish. If you need assistance logging in, check out our Getting Started: Student Guide.
     
  2. You should see a page detailing your "Success Network." 
    1. If not, you can click the hamburger menu in the upper lefthand corner of the screen and select "Success Network." 

  3. In the search bar, type "Seahawk Strengths." 

  4. Locate the Seahawk Strengths Coordinator from your college and click contact.  

Contact Us

Cameron School of Business Students
Kristine Hopkins
910-962-3502
hopkinsk@uncw.edu

College of Arts and Sciences Students
Maggie Bannon 
910-962-2294
bannonm@uncw.edu

College of Health and Human Services Students
Mark Forbes 
910-962-2080
forbesm@uncw.edu

University College Students
Ally Garrison
910-962-7200
garrisona@uncw.edu

Watson College of Education Students
LeAnne Smith
910-962-7348 
smithlw@uncw.edu