Academic Life Coach
The Academic Life Coach assists Graduate School students and postdoctoral scholars in their academic and professional development during their time at Vanderbilt. This position was created to support students and postdocs through individual coaching and group programming around effective time and stress management, resilience, conflict resolution, navigating academic relationships, and juggling work/life responsibilities.
Consider contacting the Academic Life Coach, if you need:
- Someone to listen to and have a discussion with about your concern
- Strategies for better productivity and/or progress, including goal setting, time management and prioritizing
- Knowledge of and assistance accessing resources available to graduate students and postdocs on campus
- Assistance working through an issue with a colleague, advisor or supervisor
- Clarification concerning a university, departmental or program policy
- To explore the formal options available for addressing your concern
Meet Our Academic Life Coaches
Based on new University Guidance on COVID restrictions, as of 8/16:
Masks must be worn in private offices when social distancing is not possible, regardless of vaccination status. Due to the size of our offices, masks will need to be worn during our meetings if you choose to meet in person. You can also choose to meet via ZOOM. We look forward to meeting with you!
Make an appointment using our online calendar tool, here: https://calendly.com/individual-coaching-in-person-or-zoom
Academic Life Coach
Nadine De La Rosa serves as one of the Academic Life Coaches at The Graduate School. This position was created to support students and postdocs through individual coaching and group programming around effective time and stress management, resilience, conflict resolution, navigating academic relationships, and juggling work/life responsibilities. Originally from New York City, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University in social work & Spanish and a master’s degree in higher education leadership. Nadine recently earned her doctorate through Peabody’s doctor of education (Ed.D) in leadership and learning in organizations program at Vanderbilt. She enjoys utilizing positive psychology to coach and connect graduate students and postdocs to resources that help them thrive.
Stacey Satchell, ICF Professional Certified Coach, MA, MS
Senior Academic Life Coach
Stacey has served as the first and only Academic Life Coach for the last three years and is excited to expand the team to serve more graduate students and postdocs through individual coaching and group programming. Prior to serving in this role, Stacey has enjoyed a 20+ year career in higher education providing support for undergraduates and medical students in a variety of student support roles at Vanderbilt, NYU, Columbia and St. John’s University – with much time focused in the field of academic advising. Stacey is also certified in mediation skills and is interested in supporting Vanderbilt community members in having the difficult conversations that lead to growth, learning and moving forward toward shared goals.
RC Stabile, Ed.D.
Academic Life Coach
Dr. RC Stabile has been a member of the Vanderbilt community for six years. Originally from Long Island, NY, he began his time as a commodore with the Office of Housing and Residential Experience while supervising Highland Quadrangle until July 2021. Dr. Stabile has a bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, and a master’s in Student Affairs in Higher Education from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Most recently, Dr. Stabile completed his doctorate in Learning Organizations and Strategic Change from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. His doctoral research looked at at-risk behaviors shown by students who receive social work interventions and those who do not. Dr. Stabile has a passion for wellness within the academic arena and enjoys cooking, watching Survivor, and Olympic lifting.
To schedule an appointment with an Academic Life Coach:
If you are a VU graduate student or postdoc and would like to make an appointment with an Academic Life Coach, please first review the Confidentiality & Consent form, then make an appointment (links below).
If you are scheduling a follow up appointment and have already completed the Confidentiality & Consent form, please go ahead and scheduling via the links below.
You can meet 1:1 with any Academic Life Coach in Alumni Hall, Eskind Biomedical Library or via Zoom. Make an appointment using our online calendar tool, here: https://calendly.com/individual-coaching-in-person-or-zoom
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NEW: Graduate Student Academic and Personal Concerns
Are you a graduate school student with a concern for yourself or a fellow student? Faculty or staff concerned about a student? The new chart of Graduate Student Academic and Personal Concerns guides students, faculty and staff to identify the simplest and most direct path to address student academic and personal concerns through the many available campus resources.
Have additional questions? Contact Academic Life Coach Stacey Satchell for assistance.