It is my quest for youth to have a resource which focuses on the possibility and brilliance in each of us. Coaching can help children and teens feel empowered within the experience they are having. It helps them understand situations clearly, and make age appropriate decisions. There are opportunities for celebration, empowerment, self discovery, confidence-building and the development of personal responsibility.
The stories and limitations we impose on ourselves, based on experience, develop at any age. What if… youth had the opportunity to get confident and aware while still young? There is something fundamentally important in giving youth a voice early in life, to help them start identifying what makes them unique and powerful, and enables them to drop blocks to success that are developing. This process develops internal confidence, understanding and resilience.
Every youth can cultivate internal confidence, understanding and resilience
Parents connect their children and youth to me for many reasons.
They include (but are not limited to):
- separation/divorce resiliency
- family conflict/unsettled relationships
- anxiety exploration and management
- self confidence/self esteem development
- difficulties with friendships, social and or school expectations
- internalized anxiety, anger and/or sadness and resulting “behaviors”
- self harming
- trauma recovery
My coaching approach varies based on the age and stage of the individual. Our calls are approachable, fun and intentional. While we are doing important work, it does not have to feel heavy and like something they “have to” do, but rather, something they “get to” do. The exact blend of phone, in person and Zoom work is determined based on individual circumstances, to provide the maximum involvement, privacy and comfort. While there is some parental involvement, there is also a strong boundary for confidentiality, and we can talk more about this in a sample call. We will find the combination that works for your child or youth.
Has your youth got something going on, that you think is bigger than a Life Coach can handle? Have they tried counselling before and it “didn’t work”, or they “didn’t get into it”? I come to coaching with a wealth of past therapeutic/intervention/trauma recovery experience with children and families. Coaching mixed with my previous background, allows me to bring a positive focus to self determination and healing when there are “clinical” factors to consider. Youth often find success with my coach hybrid approach after demonstrating resistance to traditional counselling.
Coaching agreements for youth, are as individual as the youth themselves. One of the fundamental cornerstones of coaching is CHOICE, therefore youth who benefit from coaching, have willingness to be curious and engage in the process.
I can honestly say that my son is a changed person. What’s changed most is his attitude, which makes things possible that weren’t possible before. He has dropped his long standing self sabotaging habits, has recovered his curiosity and creativity, and is open and confident about approaching the challenges of life. I truly feel that she saved my son’s life and set it on a fulfilling course.
So if there is a youth in your life you would like me to meet, please be in touch, and we will tailor an experience to fit their particular circumstance. It is never too early to begin a coaching conversation. If you can find the root now, and deal with it, your child can return to a more natural state. The sooner they have the skills and awareness they need, the sooner they can use them. To book a free 30 minute sample session or to discuss your coaching needs: