I have expertise in mentoring faculty, staff, students, and leaders. Make an appointment for a one-on-one consultation, and let me help you figure out how to recognize your potential. That is, do you have a goal and you just can’t figure out the steps to reach that goal? Do you want to create a strategy for success or think about concrete ways to improve different areas of your life? Let’s talk about the potential barriers that may be preventing you from recognizing and realizing your potential.
Let's Talk About Your Goals & Aspirations
While one-on-one consultations are designed to help you recognize your potential and reach your goals, sometimes the activities of daily life can seem overwhelming. We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the mental health of adults and children. Some studies report that nearly half of Americans have experienced symptoms of an anxiety or depression over the last few years. Many feel like their mental health needs aren’t being met. If you feel like you are merely surviving and your mental health is getting in the way of you thriving, we can talk about strategies to help.
Helping Emergent Adults With Growing Responsibilities
"I just wanted to reach out to you and thank you for such an amazing GFCL class last semester. Your course taught me many things, but more specifically, it taught me to be more proactive in my life and to refrain from having an external locus of control. I received a near perfect grade point average, got myself into the best shape of my life, and pursued my passion for fitness and clothing and started my own fitness apparel company. If it wasn't for your insight, knowledge, and persistent positivity, I'm not sure I would be where I am today. I now look at my own life with a new perspective, and in doing so I can feel that I am approaching the self-actualized version of myself. Thank you for all your help. "
-- Tyler Lewis, Class of 2020
Supporting Adolescents In Need of Social and Emotional Support
"In the beginning of the year, I was going through an extremely difficult time in my life. You worked with me and gave me more chances than I deserved. Your kindness and dedication to teaching is like no other, and I want you to know that you are the reason I'm continuing my education at Bryant. I thank you for everything you've done for me and I thank you for going the extra mile to help kids like me succeed. You are truly a great Professor and I consider you a friend. "
-- Harrison Dulgarian, First Year College Student
Collaborating, Mentoring, and Supervising Colleagues
"Laurie is an exceptional leader and expert in student success and academic support. She has the unique ability to lead and organize at the institutional level, while also being able to understand, communicate, and connect with individual learners. I worked with Laurie for three years at Bryant University, and I was always inspired by her ability to stay in front of the latest student success and developmental psychology research and use it to help her advising teams adapt to the changing needs of learners with each successive semester."
-- Joel Swenddal, Data Analyst, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Former Assistant Director,
The Academic Center for Excellence, Bryant University
Cultivating Tools for Success for First-Gens and Their Families
"Professor Laurie Hazard is excellent with providing first-year students assistance for transitioning into college. I am a first-generation student and non-native English language speaker. She was able to help me access the resources I needed to be successful in my first semester in college. She always reminded students of resources on campus and taught learning strategies in her curriculum which benefited students immensely. As a first-generation student, I was able to bring these strategies (combatting with procrastination and time management) to my household. Not only does she impact students' lives, but their families’ as well."
-- Yaiden Porcayo, First Year College Student