“Alexandra has been such a positive shift in my life! I wanted to focus on strategies as opposed to medication to manage my ADHD symptoms and she did exactly that by introducing mindfulness and meditation practices into my daily routine.”
Duaa Fatima, University of Calgary
“I have really enjoyed working with Alexandra over the past year. Our sessions have given me great insight into my existing habits and how to improve upon them. I’ve learned on a holistic level how all facets of life are interconnected and how to fuel my spirituality. Not only did I learn valuable academic skills, but I also learned more about myself.”
Madeline MacLean, University of Calgary
“Through my work with Alexandra in the last 4 years I’ve learned not only how to organize my academic life, but how to become clear in my personal life, my work and study life. Using mindfulness practices, I’ve learned how to make goals and follow through with them, to hear my authentic self and realize it in my life in a more clear and grounded way.
The consistent follow through working with Alexandra was very supportive from someone who could help me get a bird’s-eye view to help me gain a different perspective. My success is a reflection of our work together and the strategies will continue to help me thrive and succeed in the future.”
Karolane Gelineault, Graduated from Athabasca University June 2023 with “Great Distinction”
“Alexandra has been my learning strategist for almost a year now and she has truly helped me succeed in not only my academic life but my personal life as well. Alexandra cares holistically about you as a student and works one on one with you to assess what you need in order to succeed. By developing an individualized plan to success Alexandra is a master at strategizing and giving tips and tricks to help you raise your grades and quality of life. She works as your coach and as your mentor. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for academic support and strategies for success. Thank you, Alexandra!”
“I want to thank you for guiding me this semester. The progress I have made has been phenomenal (as you are aware). The level of calmness that I have achieved and the awareness to my state of being. Even just being ok with who I am at this moment in time is a big step for me. I am feeling like I have jumped (more like cleared) a giant hurdle. I feel more confident and ready for the next stage(s) of my life.”
“Thank you so much for all your help and encouragement this past year. Despite my over talkative nature you have always been so attentive and able to get me back on track when I get off track. Thank-you for your redirection, and thank-you for helping me advocate for myself and stay organized. When I need to relax or take a breath, you attune to these needs and I am grateful for the time we spent taking the time to address those needs.”
“Alexandra was a joy to work with over my first year of school. She took the time to understand me, to work with me on what mattered based on my wishes. Alexandra has a great deal of empathy and understanding. She knew with precision when to be kind and when to be stern which made me feel appreciated but also held accountable. I could not recommend a more helpful mentor. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your valiant effort in making my university years the best they can be.”
Owen Hertzsprung, University of Calgary
“Jack Kornfield wrote in A Path with Heart: that “a fine teacher brings the spirit of awakening alive through their very being.” This is what you do, even in the smallest acts. Words can’t express how grateful I am for your commitment and encouragement.”
“I am so grateful for your presence and for everything that you bring with you to guide me.
I truly can’t thank you enough for emphasizing how important it is to stay with framing things positively and being grateful – that initial approach changed the direction of all my conversations and coping skills.
You are a great example of someone who rises to the challenge in a “crisis” situation. I have never been able to be so open and feel so seen within a collaboration. I also appreciate your humility. Thank you for being a part of this journey with me.”
“My grade 12 ADHD diagnosed daughter has worked with Alexandra for one year. She was struggling with study skills, depression and anxiety. Her main issue was how to fight with the struggles she had when it came to doing her homework. My daughter has improved her grades by implementing many new study skills, ways to avoid procrastination and be accountable to herself. The mindful aspect of the coaching has also helped with the anxiety. The breathing techniques will be a life-long practice to get her through university years.
I think the world needs more of YOU out there for these kids. Thank you.”
Karen, Mom of High School Student