Happiness is an inside job
Coaching can be an empowering experience which puts the young person in the driving seat: supported to find answers from within themselves and equipping them with skills for life.
The process encourages personal development: identifying the thinking or behaviours that are holding them back, helping them to see things differently and in doing so offering fresh possibilities, clarity and solutions to move forward.
As a mum of teens and a secondary school guidance teacher with responsibility for pastoral and curricular care, I have seen the benefits of coaching.
Coaching can help your teen to:
Realise their potential
discover potential and goal set to achieve it
understand emotions and manage reactions
explore values/purpose - find out what's important to them
Manage overwhelm, anxiety or stress
manage expectations, pressure, stress and be more resourceful
gain fresh perspective - see possibilities and opportunities
identify needs and discuss worries
Take ownership of their action plan
navigate difficult situations/failure with creative problem solving
develop confidence and motivation in your own decision making
boost motivation - set goals for self improvement
"My daughter was feeling stuck.
You have helped her to shift her thinking and be able to see a way forward. This has not only positively impacted her school work but also helped her to be confident about who she is".
CS, Parent, Edinburgh