Even before Covid rattled all that we know, teens have found this time of their lives to be turbulent, exciting, and scary. They need someone to turn to, that can be a trusted ear to help them bounce ideas and problems off, without fear of judgment. While needing that someone to be an adult, there is comfort in it not being their parent. My goal as a coach is never to advise what should be done, but instead to ask powerful questions guiding my clients to look within for what could be done. We can nag them until we are blue in the face, but the reality is that unless your child finds motivation within, no real lasting change will take place. 

When we add together the stress of school, an unprecedented 2020, perhaps life changes, and an entirely new way to "go" to school, it is evident that students need coaching more than ever. 

I bring to the table my academic, life, and wellness coaching certifications, 25 years as an educator, and experience of raising three daughters. My approach is one of kind listening, gentle nudging, and a good old-fashioned "Here's the deal..." when needed. 

In addition to increased grades, confidence, and life goals, students leave my office with life skills that will help them be true to themselves, set SMART goals with actionable steps, and feel ready to adult!

There are two options available for this program. Academic coaching, while still takes the student's emotional needs as the lead, focuses on academic success and includes regular grade checks. Life coaching is designed to help your teen navigate the challenges of being a teen and learning to thrive and grow into an independent young adult. No grade checks or academic systems reviews are included in the life coaching program.

About the Programs 

The Academic Coaching Program is designed to address:

  • Valuable insights about yourself

  • Stress about grades

  • Organization and Motivation

  • Frustration in relationships (whether between parent/teen, teacher/student, or among peers)

  • Anxiety about the college application, if applicable

 

Students in the program:

  • Achieve ambitious academic and athletic goals, and learn how to live their best student life

  • Reduce stress

  • Create an individualized plan for applying to college, if applicable

  • Improve relationships with parents, peers, and teachers

  • Learn skills that lead to effective, fulfilled lives

  • Improve communication and learn to advocate for themselves

  • Learn valuable life skills that enable them to grow into independent young adults, fully capable for their next journey

 

What the program includes:

  • Enrollment in the coaching program is a minimum four month commitment and includes:

  • Four 1:1 sessions per month

  • Support in academic pacing, structures, accountability

  • Cheerleading and confidence-boosting

  • An unbiased ear and a little “nagging” from someone other than a parent

  • Sessions can be used as a study session for upcoming tests

  • Twice weekly grade checks by your coach

  • Regular student support via text

  • Self-reflection and personal growth strategies and processes

  • A journal

$300/month 

 

The Teen Life Coaching Program is designed to address:

  • Valuable insights about yourself

  • Motivation

  • Your ideal future

  • Communication skills with parents, friends, etc.

  • Overall happiness

  • CONFIDENCE

 

Students in the program:

  • Learn, embrace, and improve on their strengths

  • Reduce stress

  • Get to know who they really are and what values drive them

  • Improve relationships with parents, peers, and teachers

  • Learn skills that lead to effective, fulfilled lives

  • Improve communication and learn to advocate for themselves

  • Learn valuable life skills that enable them to grow into independent young adults, fully capable of their next journey

  • Create a roadmap for their future

  • Learn actionable steps (the HOW) in moving forward

 

What the program includes:

  • Enrollment in the coaching program is a minimum four-month commitment and includes:

  • Four 1:1 sessions per month

  • Cheerleading and confidence-boosting

  • A compassionate listener to bounce ideas off

  • Regular student support via text

  • Self-reflection and personal growth strategies and processes

  • A journal

$250/month

Fine print: Please note this is a coaching experience, as I am not a licensed therapist. Some ask the difference between a therapist and a coach. Put loosely, a therapist talks about feelings and past experiences. A coach addresses feelings and actionable steps toward the future. Also, we cannot guarantee an increase in grades, although that is common with coaching, as ultimately, your child's grades are a reflection of his/her dedication to work and the program.