Renée Riley-Adams

Renée Riley-Adams

About Renée Riley-Adams

Renée has worked with teens most of her adult life. After moving from Washington, DC to Ashland, Oregon she began mentoring girls through circle, and has been a camp coordinator and counselor for at-risk youth. She currently facilitates a summer leadership camp run by Rotary for 170 high school and college students from all over Oregon and Northern California.

In addition to being an Academic Life Coach, Renée is trained as an integral coach to work with individuals, couples, and families. She is a certified mediator and parent educator. In the corporate world, Renée teaches communication and leadership to new hires and facilitates retreats. She specializes in encouraging employees to understand their personality types, core motivations and team roles.

Renée graduated from the University of British Columbia, Canada in 1984 with a BA in History. Previously she worked as a pentagon reporter and photographer in Washington, DC and London. She speaks fluent French. 

Renée has two daughters: Ella who graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in NY, and Grace, who graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. She is married to a CEO who has started many companies and written 12 books so she understands the challenges of maintaining work/home balance in a fast-paced environment.

Offers coaching :

I offer coaching in my sunny office on a beautiful ranch in Ashland, Oregon. I also coach via phone, Skype or Google Chat. I am willing to meet in coffee shops in other places in the Rogue Valley for an additional fee.

Fun Facts about Renée

  • Renée was born with different colored eyelashes: one is black and the other blond.
  • At age 24, Renée rode her motorcycle across Canada and then took it to Europe, where her mother rode on the back. In 4 months she rode a total of 10,000 miles.
  • Renée’s friends call her “RARA!” because of her initials, enthusiasm, and because she often wears bright colors, especially purple and orange.

Why Academic Life Coaching for students?

I especially like working with teens because it is such a vibrant time of life, full of ideas and possibilities . . . and pressures. I had a rough time in high school and am passionate about coaching so that others can feel encouraged and supported. Explore. Engage. Excel.

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