About Elizabeth Figueredo
Elizabeth Figueredo was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV and moved to San Francisco, CA to attend and graduate from the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Her most treasured memories as an undergraduate include participating and leading many contemplative retreats and living in Florence, Italy to study Renaissance Art History. She later graduated with a Master’s Degree in English with a creative writing emphasis from Notre Dame de Namur University with the goal of teaching college. She began her career as an early childhood educator and it led to an opportunity to work in academic success programs and teach undergraduates at Stanford University. She currently teaches English at a variety of colleges in the Bay Area, and each time she works with a new set of college students she is drawn to coach her students beyond the subject area in the classroom.
Fun Facts About Elizabeth
- In high school I played the viola, was on the varsity swim team, and was the high school mascot, a Viking.
- I received the gift of gab from kissing the Blarney Stone in Ireland, but my Mom would say I’ve had it since birth.
- I have read over 50 books about life’s existential questions, finding your path, living a happy and meaningful life, and I have three more on my bookshelf currently to read.
- I practice yoga and meditation daily and see wellness coaching in my horizon.
Why Academic Life Coaching?
I enjoy helping students identify and understand how to use their habits and motivations to pursue the path they define in our coaching sessions. My hope in working with students is that it gives them insight to uncovering who they truly are, and hopefully, who they are meant to become. Ultimately, my students are more confident because they have strategies to fall back on when life’s inevitable challenges arise.
What is great about San Mateo?
I was initially drawn to the Bay Area because of the art, culture, and food, and I moved here in college to pursue a ballet and modern dance career. Instead, I became fascinated by the study of personalities and behaviors from one intro psychology course and switched majors. What I love most about the Bay Area is frequently visiting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, sitting at the beach in Half Moon Bay with a book, and all of the great places to eat sushi and ice cream (though not at the same time).
Offers coaching :
In-person coaching in San Mateo and the Bay Area
Via Skype or Telephone worldwide