About Teresa Gallis
I’m an organizer who delights in bringing order out of chaos. I’m energized by assessing the big picture and breaking it into manageable daily action steps. I excel at developing systems for progress and time management.
My interests include evidence-based approaches to learning, health and nutrition, minimalist living, and experiencing other cultures. When I’m not coaching or researching, I’m hiking with my husband, watching tiny house videos, sketching my next space-saving project, hanging out with refugees or international students, reading fiction books about alternate realities, or altering clothing.
My credentials include Academic Life Coaching certification, M.A. in Teaching, B.A. in Communications, and B.A. in Music. I have logged over 2,600 hours coaching 154 clients. Your breakthroughs are my highlights.
Fun Facts About Teresa
- I have lived in 8 states (Illinois, Florida, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Michigan, Indiana, Kansas, North Carolina)
- I have visited 7 countries (Russia, Finland, the Netherlands, China, Jamaica, West Africa, the Bahamas)
- I am the oldest of 7 kids
Why Academic Life Coaching?
I hate that claustrophobic feeling of being overwhelmed and stuck. Academic Life Coaching (ALC) equips you with tools for breaking through the obstacles that are blocking your way forward. But ALC is not just for academics–these tools are foundational for every stage (e.g. career, family, etc.) of life!
What is great about Raleigh and the Research Triangle of NC?
My favorite part about the Research Triangle (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill) region of North Carolina is the diversity: my church is comprised of people of 24 different ethnicities, and a local elementary school features children of 30 distinct ethnicities! Also, the food is mouth-watering; in 2013, Southern Living magazine ranked Durham, NC, as “The South’s Tastiest Town”. The Triangle is a hub of pharmaceutical research, bustling with highly-educated young professionals, and home to North Carolina State University (NCSU), Duke University, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). In 2014, Forbes ranked Raleigh, NC, as the #1 place to raise a family, and in 2016, the U.S. News and World Report ranked Raleigh/Durham as one of the top 5 best places to live in the U.S.A.
Offers coaching :
I coach clients ranging in age from high-school students to adults worldwide through telephone, Skype, and Google Hangouts.