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JCCC's Success Coaches help you discover your educational path.


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Danielle Gallegos,
Success Coach
913-469-8500 (Ext. 3005)

Top 5 Strengths: Intellection, Empathy, Harmony, Input, Learner

Educational Background
BS, Applied Social Science, Colorado State University

I truly believe that a smile and a kind word spoken can absolutely change someone’s day for the better! We all need support and positive guidance to help us on our path, especially our educational path, and that is why being a Success Coach is such an important role here at JCCC. Building a collaborative relationship with students, I have the opportunity to share the wonderful resources here and work creatively with students to overcome obstacles that may hinder the goals they have set for themselves. This two-way relationship can be both empowering and inspiring, and the reason I love to come to work every day!

Favorite Quote: “Kind Words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” — Mother Teresa

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Nur Hafza,
Success Coach
913-469-8500 (Ext. 6706)

Top 5 Strengths: Achiever, Discipline, Focus, Context, Analytical

Educational Background
BS, Business Administration, Metropolitan State University

I like working at JCCC because I love the learning environment and the diversity here. I enjoy working with people from different cultural backgrounds. The best part of being a Success Coach is that I can help students in every step of their educational journey. JCCC has so much to offer and I am able to help my students get involved in campus activities and take advantage of the innumerable opportunities and resources available to them. I like helping students find their own pathways!

Favorite Quote: “The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.” — Brian Herbert

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Brittany Brower,
Success Coach
913-469-8500 (Ext. 4013)

Top 5 Strengths: Intellection, Input, Learner, Ideation, Achiever, Developer

Educational Background
Bachelor’s in Honors Psychology, University of Kansas

Every student’s story is unique. As a Success Coach, I love working with JCCC students holistically and using an individualized approach to help them maximize their own potential. Whether I am assisting students finding their why, crafting a game plan, or connecting students with the best resources, I love meeting students where they are and helping them achieve their dreams.

Favorite Quote: “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Nelson Mandela

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Nicole Davis,
Success Coach
913-469-8500 (Ext. 4022)

Top 5 Strengths: Individualization, Futuristic, Responsibility, Belief, Strategic

Educational Background
BA, English Literature, Washington State University

Working with students to connect their day-to day actions to achieving their dreams is my favorite part of being a Success Coach. Whether it’s collaborating with a student on writing a game plan, directing them to the perfect resource, or celebrating the start of the semester, I enjoy each step. If you are new to college or making a change in your career, we have the tools to assist you on a path to self-discovery to create your future. The incredible network of support that is designed for students is one of the many reasons JCCC is a great place to start your new chapter!

Favorite Quote: “Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!” — Valerie Frizzle, PhD

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Krista Grace,
Success Coach
913-469-8500 (Ext. 2667)

Top 5 Strengths: Individualization, Strategic, Relator, Connectedness, Communication

Educational Background
BGS, Psychology, University of Kansas Edwards
AA, Liberal Arts, Johnson County Community College

I’m a high-energy and fun-loving extrovert who means business when it comes to helping students succeed. Having had a non-traditional academic journey myself, I know first-hand the number of obstacles a student may face, as well as the potential for growth and academic success that JCCC has to offer. That is why I am so passionate about working with our students to help them identify their strengths, opportunities for growth, and connecting them with the personalized resources they need to achieve their own unique goals. My own experience as a student here at JCCC has equipped me with the know-how to guide students in tackling the many challenges that life may throw their way and find their own pathway to success. I am grateful to work on a team so focused on helping our students to realize their full potential where I get to put my passion to work for the JCCC community every day.

Favorite Quote: “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — Christopher Robin

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Jenevieve Nelson,
Success Coach
913-469-8500 (Ext. 4617)

Top 5 Strengths: Positivity, Input, Ideation, Developer, Connectedness

Educational Background
BA, English, Beloit College
M.S. Ed, College Student Personnel, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

JCCC provides every student with the tools needed for success, including Success Coaches like myself to keep you on track and your goals in sight! I love meeting, collaborating and supporting our students. Your time at JCCC is what you make of it. We can help you learn skills for tackling classroom rigor, but we also consider the holistic college experience. Each student I meet has their own experiences and dreams. With individual meetings, we can strategize the best methods to help you build on your successes. I love being a coach, but I also make a great cheerleader. If you ever feel stuck on your academic journey, reach out to us! You deserve to have someone in your corner!

Favorite Quote: “The road to success is always under construction.”—Lily Tomlin

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