Parent, how can I support your high school teen?
Generally we have it the wrong way around. We want our children to achieve good grades, academic success, good scholarships and acceptance into the best colleges. We stress, and we pressure and nag to motivate our teens. But this approach does not work.
No amount of outside pushing will help until your teens start to experience more self-awareness and begin to develop a healthier emotional intelligence. Self-awareness brings inner change which results in external change. As your teen begins to take on more ownership and responsibility, he/she will set up useful SMART systems that work for greater academic success.
Shifting the myopic focus away from grades provides empowering perspectives that relieves stress and frustration, bringing about an internal shift, resulting in more external success!
Academic Life Coaching addresses the following pervasive and perennial problems: lack of motivation, procrastination, lack of self confidence, poor study habits, fear of failure, fixed mindsets, stress about grades and college, emotional dysregulation, frustration in relationships, poor time management, disorganization and more.
As a coach, I will hold your teen accountable to follow through with action steps that help to replace old habits with more useful ones that lead to lasting change and measurable results.
They need to see they are capable and creative problem solvers and this builds their confidence!
What results can your teen expect from life coaching?
More meaningful relationships
Taking ownership for learning
Improved life skills and emotional intelligence
Healthier, positive attitudes
Deeper teen/parent connections
Less stress about school and college
More self confidence
Higher grades and GPA
Better college scholarships and opportunities
Improved time management and organization
Happier family/work/school life
Keep your feet on the ground, change takes time. Forming new lasting habits can take between 3-6 months. Trust the coaching process and give your teen space and time :)
Is Coaching Successful for the long term?
Yes! The first reason is because coaching is NOT advising or telling what to do, the student learns to take ownership of learning and starts to implement their own actions.
The second reason is because I use tools that students can use into their future to apply to any situation. It`s so rewarding to see when students get excited about the tools and start using them outside of the coaching sessions!
AND coaching builds confidence like never before! If your teen signs up for a coaching relationship with me, they will get confident. They will get much more deeply in touch with who they are and what they want and this will create confidence which will create motivation which will create action which will create results.
As a coach, I support students to get organized and improve their executive function and emotional intelligence. It is known that students with higher EQ do better academically and gain higher grades & achievement test scores. MY coaching helps students with emotional regulation – the very skills that improve EQ, improve their academic skills. Emotional intelligence is part of their entire make-up. You cannot separate academic success from emotional development. Their thought patterns, emotions, and fears affect their learning.
Coaching provides strategies for better executive functions with greater intentional action.
In these coaching sessions, we will work 1-on-1 weekly, either in person, on the phone or video conference. Each 45 min to 1 hour session is a powerful guided conversation where I will use powerful questions to help your teen think deeply, address challenges, identify whats holding him/her back and how to build confidence to move forward. Teens and parents also receive unlimited email and text communication support.
Please schedule a free 30 minute informational session with me to find out more about coaching and how I can serve you!
I also offer a special Career Exploration Package.
I look forward to connecting with you!