"Adolescents are not monsters. They are just people trying to learn how to make it among the adults in the world, who are probably not so sure themselves." - Virginia Satir
I would like you to think back to your teen years and remember all the pressure & confusion these years held! Think about when it came to studying for exams or setting goals or figuring out friendship or even what university to apply at, not to mention figuring out who you were or what career path you wanted to follow. Now, don't get me wrong, these are not bad things, and are TOTALLY part of the process of developing into a healthy well-rounded adult but if you could go back and give yourself a little help, would you not take the opportunity to do so? So many parents have shared with me that they want to give and be there, but their teens just do not know how to accept their advice and support. And so that's where Teen Coaching comes in.
The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as;
“Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”
Pretty awesome, right?!
I personally love Coaching as it allows me to help individuals realise their goals and walk the road with them to achieve these. Coaching is not as formal as counselling, and at times can take place in different environments depending on the focus of the session. It's a space for a teen to come and be real and for their ideas to be given the chance to grow into reality.
Some topics that I cover in coaching include (but are NOT at all limited too):
Setting & Achieving Goals
Overall Teen Wellness
Health & Happiness
Career Choice Coaching
Social Media, Identity & Self-esteem
The benefits of Teen Coaching are endless, Teens get to know themselves better, learn to prioritise different areas of their lives and even communicate more effectively with those around them.
If you would like to chat more about how Teen Coaching could help your teen, or if you are a teen and keen to make some awesome life changes - send me a mail on firstname.lastname@example.org - I cannot wait to hear from you!
Ps. the Coaching services I offer, are not only limited to teens, contact me for more info.