Coaching: 1:1 Teens

Mindset & Life Coaching

What is Life Coaching?

 Mindset coaching is life coaching with an emphasis on mindset. Life Coaching is about supporting individuals and their families in living their best lives. Just as a baseball coach helps children develop skills, confidence, and the ability to thrive in baseball, a mindset coach helps them develop the skills, confidence, and ability to thrive in life.

The skills learned include how to manage life’s challenges, mistakes, disappointments, and failures. It guides individuals on how to have confidence, pick themselves up, and never give up, as well as developing self-confidence from the inside out and stretching outside their comfort zones, while learning the importance of being in the present moment.

In life coaching, mindfulness is integrated with mindset. Mindfulness means deliberately paying attention to whatever one is doing, right now. Pages can be read mindfully or with a mind not fully focused and aware that one is reading an article. Everything except sleep can be done mindfully, including eating and thinking about past or future events without paying attention to eating.

The programs provide tools and resources to empower individuals to be leaders of their own lives, taking full responsibility for their journeys. While in the program, individuals learn how to overcome self-doubt, manage mistakes, and deal with peer pressure so they can develop strong self-esteem and powerful self-confidence for a lifetime. Each individual’s experience will be unique, with personalized instructional discussions.

Conversations, activities, humor, and stories are used to spark discussion, creating an environment where individuals feel at ease because they are not being judged or put on the spot. This approach is referred to as “teaching without preaching” or “learning without lecturing.”

1×1 virtual video calls are provided, offering personalized tools and resources to empower individuals to take responsibility for their own lives. The focus is on building emotional intelligence, goal setting, and providing support for the difficult times individuals may face as they grow up. The coaching services are offered for individuals and families as a whole.  

Frequently Asked Questions

How is life coaching different from counseling or therapy?

 Although life coaching and counseling may have similarities, such as asking the important questions, listening, and finding patterns in people’s lives, they are not the same thing.

In many ways counseling is about resolving or managing issues from the past, whereas mindset & life coaching is about creating the future and helping yourself and your family achieve the ultimate vision they have for their lives. They learn to take control of their thoughts and emotions while loving themselves for who they are.

Counseling helps with more serious issues that prevent an individual living a normal life such as depression, OCD, ADD, ADHD, or eating disorders.

Mindset and life coaching help individuals reach their life potential, going from where they are to where they want to be. They learn how to create what they want through building unbeatable confidence and strong self-esteem.  

What will my children learn? How will they benefit?

 – Your children will learn powerful mindset skills and success principles that are critical for creating happiness, confidence, and success in their lives – and the key is how they think about themselves and what is possible for their lives. For example…

– How to recognize and shift limiting beliefs that hurt self-esteem and hold them back in life. They also learn how to proactively create supportive beliefs that will support them in feeling good about themselves, believing in themselves, and creating a happy fulfilling life.

– They learn the values of self-leaders such as the power of taking full responsibility for their lives, the importance of living life with integrity, and the importance of treating others with respect while always treating themselves with respect as well.

– They learn how to think for themselves and make decisions, which helps them develop their inner compass and learn how to stand up to peer pressure.

– They learn how to feel good about themselves even when things don’t go their way so that their self-esteem is based on the inside-out and not based on who they know, what they do, or what they have.

– They learn how to believe in themselves even after facing a disappointment so that they can move through their upset and their fear and create courage and self-confidence.

– They learn how to live life with intention and with direction so they don’t drift through life.

– They learn how to develop a mindset for creating success in their lives, including learning how to set and achieve their goals.

– They learn how to manage change so that they can thrive in the new circumstances.

– These are skills that most programs geared for children and teens do not cover. (Adventures In Wisdom) 

My child doesn’t have a problem…is life coaching for them?

  Mindset & life coaching isn’t just for children who are facing challenges or problems. Helping children learn how to reach their fullest potential is about personal development and personal empowerment so that they will be ready to face any challenge that comes their way. Second, children don’t have a problem….until they do. Mindset & life coaching gives them the skills that they need to handle challenges and to handle problems when they do come their way. The best part is they can use these skills for the rest of their lives.

There are a number of reasons why a parent would hire a life coach to work with their children; some of the most common reasons are:

– Their child is dealing with self-esteem, worried about what others think of them, getting down on themselves, thinking no one likes them, etc.

– Their child is dealing with lack of confidence, shyness or anxiety. Everything must be in a specific order, they are very dependent on routine, refusing to try new things, etc.

– Their child’s outlook is a constant struggle of whining, even anger for some. Maybe about homework, chores, friends, teachers, siblings.

– Their child is dealing with major changes like a move, new school, parents’ divorce, or even a death.

– They want a head start in developing leadership skills in their children with self-responsibility.

– They see their child struggling with peers, making some poor decisions. (Adventures In Wisdom)  

What can a life coach do for my child that I can’t?

 Life & Mindset Coaching are intertwined in sessions.

People often confuse parenting and “life coaching for children”. Life coaching goes beyond the traditional parenting roles of moral and character development, as well as learning how to treat others and behave.

WISDOM Coaching is where the certification was obtained. It is all about teaching children empowerment skills and personal development skills so they can become self-leaders of their own lives. Think of it as leadership training for children. What is taught in these sessions are skills that most grown-ups haven’t learned.

Let’s be clear though, if one decides to enroll their children in a coaching program, it does not mean it is a “failure” as a parent. It simply means the understanding that the child needs additional support in certain areas.

The service offered is in teaching children to be self-aware, accountable for themselves, helping them understand and learn tools to fully comprehend that they choose their life experiences.

Some children need help academically. This program is for children who need a new way of seeing themselves, to build self-confidence, to build self-esteem, to develop coping skills, to find courage, overcome shyness, to trust their inner compass as a guide to making the right decisions for themselves, and much more. 

“It takes a village to raise a child.”

Life coaching provides additional support in areas of taking control of their thoughts, actions, and emotions.  

What does 1:1 Coaching include?

 Each session averages 30-45 minutes, It’s important for the children to walk away feeling better than when they walked into the session.

Coping tools are also discussed, as sometimes hearing them for the 100th time is the moment when it clicks.

The children and you will also be able to text daily and the coach is happy to reach out at any time. Regular check-ins take place to discuss how the child wants to feel that week, actions they can take, and follow-ups throughout the week to monitor their progress.

The package includes:

– Video sessions with the child, you and or the whole family 

– My direct phone number for reaching out anytime

– Customized resources

– Weekly action steps that the child agrees upon to help them step into their best self

– A point of contact to connect with the child’s teacher, family, therapist, or any other support to work together to support the child best