Izabela Krahelskaya:

Izabela Krahelskaya, Co-Owner of StudySpot Okanagan, has diverse experience in academic coaching and career development. Izabela holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Political Science, and Philosophy from UBCO. She has over 5 years of supporting individuals in educational environments, as well as coaching and mentoring in career development.

Her commitment to student success extends beyond academics, as seen in her involvement in career development. Izabela is currently pursuing the Certified Career Development Practitioner designation, to become a Certified Career Development Professional with the BC Career Development Association. Her ability to engage diverse learners is evident throughout her career. As a case manager, employment counselor, and coordinator for youth programming, Izabela is passionate about shaping individuals’ self-efficacy and confidence.

Izabela’s previous roles include working at the post-secondary level, offering students valuable mentorship and resources as they navigate their educational journeys, well-being, and career decision-making. Her dedication to equipping individuals with life skills is evident through various coaching roles, supporting young adults and youth with ADHD, autism, and other learning disabilities.

Emphasizing essential tools for academic and personal success, Izabela is dedicated to empowering individuals to reach their fullest potential.


Alicia Marriott:

Alicia Marriott, Co-Owner of StudySpot Okanagan, brings over three years of academic coaching expertise to her new role. Holding a Bachelor of Arts degree from UBCO, Alicia’s journey into coaching spans various fields.

Alicia’s coaching journey started with StudySpot, where she honed her skills as an academic and executive skills coach. Her dedication to empowering individuals goes beyond academics, as she spent the last two years as a job coach with Canucks Autism Network. Her proficiency in life skills coaching, respite care, and mentorship has also helped individuals thrive.

Alicia is passionate about engaging even the most distant students. Alicia’s experience working with diverse learners began as an elementary teaching assistant for two years, contributing to the classroom environment. Currently, she spearheads Young Life Capernaum, a club fostering connection, acceptance, and understanding amongst Okanagan youth with diverse abilities.

Alicia’s dedication to her community shines through her diverse coaching style. She sees things from a wide perspective, including both academics and life skills, showing her strong determination to help individuals succeed.

When Alicia teaches, she focuses on giving students the right tools and chances to do well in their studies and personal lives. Her commitment to helping them grow is clear, reflecting her belief in empowering others through education.

What people are saying about us

  • I would like to thank our coach and your organization for giving my son a great opportunity to improve. He is much more responsible now and understands the importance of working hard as well as how to work and organize himself.

    Chieko(mother of grade 10 student)
  • Thanks for your good work with our son – I believe we are starting to see some positive changes and improvements. He seems to have a positive attitude overall and he is getting at his work on his own initiative which is good to see.

    David(father of grade 12 student)
  • Our daughter feels much more confident and on top of her work and comments often about how strong her marks have become. She feels that her sessions with you have been a big reason for the turn around.

    Sharon(mother of grade 8 student)
  • Thank you very much for providing such a very helpful facility for my daughter. She has benefited so much from the program, not only for her present situation but I think for life. Your coaches were excellent and they gave her the motivation, guidance, self-confidence and self-esteem that she lacked.

    Sandora(mother of grade 12 student)
  • Our coach works hard with our son in helping him approach his academic studies with more maturity, effectiveness and independence. Our son has responded well to his mentors coaching and guidance.

    Barbara(mother of grade 11 student)