If earning a degree is the fire, then Kissa Powell strives to be the spark — the enthusiastic catalyst for helping students achieve their dreams. Perhaps it’s her background in helping people: an aspiring doctor, she received her degree in molecular and cellular biology before spending 10 years in the military. She then went on to work for a military program at the University of Phoenix, helping students enroll and access available benefits.
When Kissa learned about the Success Coaching Center for ASU Online students, she thought the role sounded perfect.
“Being a success coach allows me to build on my skill of caring about people, and employ it in a way that helps students stay motivated and focused on school,” Kissa explains.
On a daily basis, Kissa works with students on any goal they are striving toward, be it academic, professional or personal. She also helps them discover ways to effectively tackle any challenges that roadblock them from successfully earning their degree.
“It’s helping someone see the big picture,” she says.