Photography provided by Ludomil Sawicki
It is not the strongest of the species that survive,
nor the most intelligent, but the one most
responsive to change."
— Charles Darwin: English naturalist and geologist
You’re here because you are concerned for your daughter. I get it. On one hand you feel this enormous responsibility to raise them to be self-sufficient, confident, adults who know what they are going to do. And on the other hand you don’t see how that’s possible based on what your child is going through.
Worrying about our kids and their lives in the future is completely normal.
They worry too. At times feeling they have it all handled so they don't want people telling them what to do. Then at a flip of the dime they are completely helpless and can't figure out why something did or did not happen. I’ve seen this flip-flop cut away at confidence and trusting their judgement.
This is where family history can get in the way. My husband and I saw this happening in our own family. It’s the reason our daughters have help too.
Just know, a Coach, is a trusted adult who will:
not give advice or judge but ask questions
validate feelings without agreeing
help them understand how values work and effect what we think
hold them accountable to their choices which helps with the flip-flop
encourage 360º views
be a trusted confidant, supporting their decisions
That last one can be hard when we don't agree, but is one of the key factors in self-esteem / confidence and exactly why we go through all the other points.
This is NOT: College planning - Organizational or Academic coaching
This is: Personal Development Life Coaching
How it Works
ALL Coaching beings with the Energy Leadership Assessment. The energy it talks about is your general energy for life in a normal and stressful day. The leadership is your ability to consciously make choices throughout your day. Together they act like a mirror creating an attitudinal assessment.
The information you get back is eye opening, but our conversation around the findings are what brings things into focus.
Personal LEadership Development
Life as a teenager is more stressful and overwhelming than anyone expects. There is so much to "handle" Teens lose sight of who they are when peer, school and (yes) parental pressure comes into play. At times, it's hard to breathe. So we are going to start a little slow. Teens get to learn about themselves from the assessment as well as other tools. Then we put what was learned into action, testing and tweaking until everything clicks.
(I'm not going to lie, I know they have a lot going on in their heads and this is "one more thing" which is why as long as they are committed I am flexible. I want to see them succeed)
How does this help:
Learn what triggers Action or In-action.
Gut check - What is important to you
Handle social pressures
Learning to become brave in the face of the unknown
Coaching over the phone teaches the skill of Communication, listening as much as speaking
Better understanding of needs in Relationships - family, friends and the rest of the world
Learn what your gut is telling you
Problem Solving - Perspective, conflict management
Time Management - Often it's our personal issues holding us back
Wellness - Mentally and physically
You create your Personal GPS
WHAT YOU GET:
Energy Leadership Assessment (20 minutes online) + Coaching Session Debrief
Weekly Coaching sessions
Weekly emails regarding areas discussed - These are meant for reflection, reminders and any addition things to work on (Child has veto power of what goes in)
Unlimited texting and emails - communication is important
All coaching is done over-the-phone sessions work just as well as in person. Trust me, whether we are in-person or over a phone there is always a few sessions of comfort and trust building.
Customizable programs for
Schools and groups
Please contact us at Focused Direction