Meet the Faculty / Staff / Alumni Coaches

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Tyler Barker
Tyler Barker
Coordinator for Parent & Family Programs within the Division of Student Life
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
As an undergraduate student at Valdosta State University, Tyler was heavily involved in a various amount of student organizations that were geared towards leadership, service, and the cultural advancement of minority populations. As a former SGA President, Tyler learned a great deal about leadership and its importance on college campuses and society, which ultimately led to him exploring a career in Higher Education Administration. Tyler then went on to achieve a Masters degree from The University of Alabama, where he served also served as Graduate Assistant for Housing and Residential Communities for two years. Tyler is currently working on campus as a Coordinator for Parent & Family Programs within the Division of Student Life.
What inspired you to become a Leadership Fellow?:
Tyler believes leadership is ever-changing and even the best leaders can always continue to grow themselves as a leader. Tyler credits his success to finding a driving purpose and also his willingness to care about the well-being and success of others. He wants to be a Coach who challenges his Coachees to understand themselves in a new light and to be apart of their growth as a leader through discussing shared experiences. Tyler is eager to learn from his Coachees and also challenge himself to grow as leader throughout this process.
Alex Becking
Alex Becking
Associate Director of Residence Life
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other”- John F. Kennedy
Alex received his B.S. in Accounting at Bentley University in Waltham, MA in 1991. After a brief stint as an Auditor for Webster Bank in Waterbury, CT, Alex returned to school and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a M. Ed. in College Student Personnel in 1994. Alex worked in Housing and Residence Life at Loyola University – New Orleans and the University of Connecticut before moving to Georgia in 2000. He started working for the Housing Department at Georgia Tech in 2001 and has served in three different roles over the years. He is currently the Associate Director of Residence Life and is responsible for North Ave Apartments and West Campus Housing.
What inspired you to become a Leadership Fellow?:
Alex is always looking for different ways to connect and interact with students. Leadership Coaching allows him to interact with different students from across campus and figure out what they need to help them achieve their goals. The Institute offers a lot of challenges to its students and Alex believes leadership coaching is a great way to assist students in their own personal journey towards their personal and professional goals.
Andrew Benton
Alumni - Doctor of Physical Therapy
Life is like a camera. Just focus on what's important. Capture the good times. Develop from the negatives, and if things don't work out, just take another shot - anonymous
Andrew graduated from Georgia Tech in 2015 and has been actively involved with the school since graduation. Andrew coaches the men's ultimate team and has been involved with LEAD since 2015. Andrew started with LEAD as a coachee and became a leadership fellow in 2016. Andrew's undergraduate background is in mechanical engineering with experience in sales and he just attained his doctorate in physical therapy.
What inspired you to become a Leadership Fellow?:
Andrew chose to become a leadership fellow to meet other growth minded individuals as well as help enable students to develop the skill set they will need to handle the world after school.
Chareé Brown
Administrative Professional III/Professional Education
"You don't become what you want, you become what you believe." -- Oprah Winfrey
At the moment, Chareé works for Georgia Tech Professional Education where she supports colleagues and the Executive Leadership Team, by supervising and coordinating administrative and logistical services within the department. She proactively manages important and time-sensitive projects and contracts. She compiles and analyzes data to prepare reports and presentations for the Executive Leadership Team. Chareé also works collaboratively with other teams to establish efficient systems of operations. Chareé worked for Cobb County School District as the Lead School Counselor where she created a comprehensive and high quality counseling program tailored to each student’s identified concerns and needs. As the lead, she was responsible for reviewing program processes and procedures and applying modifications as appropriate. Chareé provided individual and group counseling sessions to students regarding career development, academic achievement, social behavior, and mental and physical health. She served as the primary contact for students, parents, colleagues, and community stakeholders for her grade level. She also oversaw the school’s retention process. Chareé was responsible for organizing the counseling program’s yearly activities and calendar where the guidance curriculum was delivered to support the academic curriculum through interactive, culturally sensitive, and developmentally appropriate student lessons focused on personal social education. She also used student data to collaborate with teachers, counselors, administrators, students, and family members to develop interventions, strategies, and accommodations to address learning and/or classroom behavioral concerns as well as oversaw data management/assessment for all academic and behavioral support programs.
What inspired you to become a Leadership Fellow?:
Chareé agree with Aristotle, that one of the most important lessons in life is development of character. Character plays an essential role in leadership development in understanding why you act the way you do and taking these natural reactions further and aligning them with action. She decided to become a leadership coach, because she wanted to help guide and inspire others to recognize how their character affects their behavior which in turn affects the actions they choose to take. Chareé also believes in helping to raise the bar for others, it will also raise the bar for her. She is very excited about this opportunity.