Journal of Appreciative Education

The Seven Top Habits of Appreciative Advisers

Francine A. Coker


Appreciative Advisers are change agents who inspire, mentor, motivate, and advise students to become the best version of themselves. Given the increasing workloads of academic advisors, it is important for advisors to establish good habits that will facilitate focus on the needs of their students. The purpose of this article is to provide Appreciative Advisers with information about how to successfully adopt good habits by addressing James Clear’s (2018) Four Laws of Behavior and by providing seven specific habits to consider adopting.


Appreciative Advisers; academic advising; Four Laws of Behavior; habits

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ISSN: 2165-5421