Meet Your Coaches

Suzy Hostetler, lead coach in EMU's CoachLink program Suzy Hostetler, Lead Coach
“My first year in college wasn’t easy. I had a 10 hour drive to get home and had a hard time transitioning. Hearing about CoachLink made me wish I had the option when I was in college! I am excited to be part of a program that helps students get connected on campus and feel at home!”

Crystal Horning, coach in EMU's CoachLink program Crystal Horning, Lead Coach
“You will never make it to college” my high school guidance counselor told me. In graduate school my professor provided students with three options for taking his tests: oral, essay or multiple-choice. I always took oral and I always aced the test. One day I asked the professor if I could do the oral test and when finished if I could take the same test multiple-choice. I received an A on the oral and an F on the multiple-choice. After years of struggling academically I discovered that I was smart and academically capable; I simply needed creative avenues for confirmation. As a Coachlink coach I hope to walk with and advocate for each student to have creative avenues!”

Jane Ellen Reid, coach in EMU's CoachLink program Jane Ellen Reid, Coach
“In my role as a CoachLink Coach, I particularly appreciate the opportunity to work with students one-on-one through an entire semester. There is tremendous variety as each student decides how they want to tailor our meeting times. Many students just want to talk with a person outside their sphere of friends and professors, someone who is non-judging and willing to listen.“

Jay Hayden, Coach
“‘Be kind. For everyone you know is fighting a hard battle that you know nothing about.’ These words illustrate the foundation of my profession and my spirit. I believe that each of us seeks to make sense of the battles that dominate our personal narratives. Sometimes these battles can alter our sense of self or the world. Other times our battles might be interwoven throughout our life or might be hidden and only pop up at the most inconvenient times. For some, just the thought of uncovering their battle might be a formidable task. I seek to provide a safe, non-judgmental space where together we can work towards healing, exploring, and transforming your battles into hopes. I believe that each of us have the power inside ourselves to answer the questions in our lives. Sometimes we just need a trusted partner to help us see the answers.”

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