Today’s teens have a lot of stressors and foster and adoptive teens often have additional stressors because of their past. We are trauma informed and understand the unique challenges foster and adoptive teens face. Unfortunately, very few have an understanding adult who can come alongside and help them figure out solutions to challenges and help them plan their life direction.
In coaching, we offer a series of assessments that will give insight to who they are and their unique gifts and talents. We help them envision their future, listen to God, and align their goals and dreams along with God’s plan for them. We then work together to create and execute a strategy to reach those goals. In doing this kids conquer stress and build self-confidence, self-reliance and awareness of their own strengths and values.
In addition we are continually developing programs- including group programs, to help them achieve success in communication, relationships, dating and healthy social media usage. A sample communication program is listed here:
8 Week Communication Program
Lesson 1- Communication Essentials
Lesson 2- Listening Well
Lesson 3- Blocks to Listening
Lesson 4- Expressing Yourself Part 1
Lesson 5- Expressing Yourself Part 2
Lesson 6- Blocks to Expressing Yourself
Lesson 7- Assertive Communication
Lesson 8- Self- Disclosure and Making New Connections
How does teen coaching work?
In weekly or bi-weekly, hour-long teen coach sessions, we help kids evaluate the elements of their life. Where are they content? Where could things be better?
We flesh out their ideal future to build hope—what would it look and feel like—then set small, self-directed goals to inch closer to that reality.
Along the way, we explore the elements that make the teen who they are—their strengths, values and personality type—and turn their struggles and weaknesses into tools for building their ideal life.
What results can I expect?
Parents report shifts in their teenager’s communication, motivation, and happiness. Teens say they feel capable, empowered and have new tools to successfully navigate life.
Does my teen need a youth life coach or a therapist?
Therapy is the right fit for addressing trauma and mental health concerns; teen coaching works for taking action to improve an okay-but-not-ideal life.
Through coaching, our clients report experiencing enhanced:
- social and emotional skills
- goal orientation
- motivation and performance
- relationships with family and peers
If your teen is interested in coaching contact us today!