As a coach, workshop leader and parent educator, I believe that coaching provides a unique opportunity for teens and tweens to gain clarity and self awareness. As a coach I establish a relationship with the teen that helps her explore their strengths, goals, values and challenges.
During each session, I guide teens to create goals which help them to create a clear picture of what they wants to achieve. Strategies to accomplish these goals are then written down in an action plan. Each week the teens will check in and report on their plan to ensure accountability.
The benefits of coaching include improved self-esteem, increased awareness about themselves, what they want for their future, better relationships with friends and family, and new skills to help them with challenges they will encounter along the way.