Working with Kailea is insurance - you become accountable to more than yourself. Even if you are organized and hardworking, working with Kailea is a good idea. She is not there to organize things for you, or even teach you from scratch how to achieve - you work as a team. I moved away from home for university, and I was nervous to be on my own and to face challenges I had never had before. Through simple organizational exercises and advice about professors and office hours, I found myself more in control of my studying. Kailea’s organizational methods are great, that was as I expected. However, I didn’t expect to rely on Kailea for other supports regarding the transition to university. Kailea has a wealth of knowledge and personal experience to draw from that validates your new situation in a way that really benefited me during first semester. What makes working with Kailea a unique experience is the one-on-one attention and care she brings to her students. Kailea helps you recognize when to push yourself further and when to cut yourself some slack/try another strategy. Whether it's getting organized, study tips, or life advice, Kailea knows how to motivate and support you through it all.
- Tara C., UBC Student and Loran Scholar
I first heard Kailea give a presentation in the winter of my grade twelve year, where she spoke about effective systems she had put in place throughout her university years. I was initially drawn to what she was saying because I was baffled by how she seemed to be a living example of what work/life balance could be, and at the time I was feeling super burned out largely because my time management skills were nonexistent. I wasn't sure if I should spend the money, or if the program would be effective for me. I made the decision to work with her though, because after I heard her speak I started to put in place just one system she presented, and it made a huge impact on my life. I thought that if I had heard her speak in a short presentation and she had already made such a difference for me through just one system, coaching with her for an entire semester could revolutionize things. I am so amazed by the coaching, because I never could have predicted how effective it would be for me - it has completely changed how I approach school, and even more generally, life. It's a sustainable change too, because Kailea helped me develop the skills so I will be able to continue to apply them as I go through university. Working with Kailea was well worth every penny, and I am so glad I decided to work with her because I think my life would be very different if I had decided not to. With Kailea's help, I was able to have a really positive experience transitioning from a small high school environment to my first year at university. With Kailea's coaching, I was able to feel more in control of my schoolwork and really enjoy the learning. She helped me to learn how to plan in a way that fits who I am instead of fighting it and trying to apply strategies that simply weren't me. Moreover, she taught me how to test strategies and figure out which ones I found more effective, and through this, how to become a more active learner who is conscious of their approaches to school and extracurriculars. I have found the greatest value of her coaching to be the greater understanding of how living a balanced life can actually help you become a better student, while making you feel happier and more fulfilled. As a chronic procrastinator in high school, I never would have thought that I could put in place systems like Kailea's, but now I can't imagine life without them.
- Roisin C., UBC Student and Loran Scholar
I truly cannot express how much Kailea has helped me. In my first year of university, I was trying very hard, but I wasn’t getting the results I wanted. When we started working together, I was on academic probation. In one semester, Kailea helped me increase my GPA by 1.5 points. Since then, my GPA has improved every semester and I’m graduating with a B+. I can’t thank her enough. She helped me dramatically decrease my stress and add a little structure to my day so I could find a way to stay organized between my sport commitments and my school stuff. By being more organized and on top of my work, I was less stressed, more prepared, more aware of what I had to do, and got better grades. Kailea approached our work together in a very open-minded way, and personalized her work to my needs. There were two things I noticed about her methods: one, she spent significant time seeking to understand my workload, and two, she sought to understand me and how I work. Kailea created a system that catered to my needs and I noticed improvement immediately. Kailea would continually ask how everything was working and meticulously pick apart the system to make sure it was as effective as possible for me. Her attention to detail and desire to see someone grow are what I admire most about working with her. The coaching process allowed me to learn so much about myself – not only in academia, but in the professional world as well; I have had many opportunities to apply what I’ve learned. I believe anyone who is looking to refine their organizational skills and see an improvement in their GPA should work with Kailea. My ability to manage what I can and achieve what I have as a student is because of the work Kailea and I did together in my first year.
- Patrick S., Mount Allison University
Kailea has made a huge difference in my life - I am much more organized and motivated to do well in school. I have learned a lot about how to organize my priorities and that I am fully capable of succeeding in a college environment, despite having ADHD and other motivation issues. Just having someone there consistently, helping me plan out what I needed to do, helped keep me from shutting down. Kailea has completely changed the way I approach school. In the past, I would wait until the last minute to complete assignments and I lacked motivation and organization. Over the past year, I’ve completely changed my organization skills and have a study plan so that I can effectively and efficiently manage my time so I don’t fall behind. I am proactive and meet with my teachers when I have questions or need extra help. Kailea taught me how to stay on top of my school work, even when I felt overwhelmed; I will forever be appreciative of that! It has been a pleasure working with Kailea and I feel comfortable and safe talking to her about any concerns I have. She is very understanding, open, and fun-loving which makes our weekly sessions something to look forward to. I am proud to say that I got straight A’s for the first time in my life! I couldn't have done it without Kailea’s help!
- Maddie K., Santa Monica College