Grounded: Teen Life Coaching helps teens cultivate an appreciation for living their precious adolescent years, even if they cannot see the gratitude of living their best life today.
Whereas a therapist is a licensed mental health professional who diagnoses and sets the agenda, "fixes what is broken", focuses on feelings and past events, helps dysfunction and pathology, explores roots problems and sees the client as needing healing, a life coach develops existing strengths, focuses on actions and the future, behaviors and skills, solving problems and considers the client whole, both offer a line of questioning to encourage growth. A therapist works with patients who have a high level of depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, eating disorders and cutting/self-injury, whereas a life coach honors age-appropriate experiences, challenges, and obstacles with healthy adolescents in need of guidance.
After working with a life coach they will begin to: savor the unfolding of their days, change angst to ease, grow clarity, joy, and confidence, to see freedom in the possibilities, to not fear change, and to learn how to be comfortable in the uncomfortability called growing up! Most importantly, a life coach validates ideas and feelings while offering tools to confidently pursue their life dreams!
A teen life coach focuses on clients' possibilities, not problems; looks at meaningful solutions; opens doors for listeners to ask more questions; creates goal lists; inspires action; and celebrates successes!
Whether a teen is having academic, social, or future decision pressures, experiencing relationship or other challenges, or learning how to walk into adulthood, a life coach works best with a client who wants these changes for themselves.
Working with teenagers for two decades, my adolescent rhetoric speaks to individuals at a spirit level. My personal experience as a troubled teen, my management skills in the high school English classroom, and my absolute joy in working with challenging teen situations allows me to be a great Life Coach!
Certified December 2021
“To empower and inspire two million teen girls worldwide by 2020 with the message: Because knowing and honoring yourself is true wisdom.” Through our worldwide community of Teen Wisdom Inc. Certified Coaches, cutting-edge life coaching curriculum, and life-changing products and programs, girls will overcome their challenges, realize their goals and dreams with passion, contribute to society with hope, and grow into the confident, happy and fulfilled young women they are meant to become.”
Teen Wisdom Inc. Coaches, help girls deal with the “ups and downs” of adolescent life in a proactive way and we help parents better understand “girl-world.” We help you identify what’s in the way of feeling and doing your personal best. Sometimes it’s something within yourself (shyness, procrastination, disorganization, low grades, etc.) and other times it’s a particular circumstance (stress about a relationship, confusion about your future, trouble with a teacher, sibling, etc.) Next we help you design a specific plan to improve your situation with the many life coaching tools in the Teen Wisdom Inc. Toolkit that “fit” your unique situation. Finally, we help you to use these new tools and “life-skills” in your everyday life to help you achieve your goals. And along the way, you have your very own personal “cheerleader” to listen to you and help guide YOU on your journey. Pretty Cool, Right?
Let’s face it, cliques, drugs, pressure to get a 4.0, wanting to be accepted, annoying girls, guys and their head games, demanding teachers, etc. are NEVER going away. They are an unavoidable part of the growing up years. But there are tools and strategies that we have discovered (and shared with hundreds of girls) that you can use to enjoy these times, and feel hopeful about your future!
And since you only have one life…. you deserve to make sure it is THE BEST IT CAN BE!!
Oh, and did I happen to mention having your very own life coach is FUN???
Teen Wisdom Inc. is the first life-coaching company in the United States created solely for the empowerment of teen girls and young women because of a promise Founder, Tami Walsh, M.A. made to herself when she was a teenage girl. After a horribly mean act done to her by other teen girls, the endless tears she cried in high school, and the constant desire to look pretty and feel accepted by her peers, she decided that one day she’d commit her life to making it better for other teen girls and young women. This is what means most to her now. (Read more about Teen Wisdom Inc. Founder Tami Walsh, (“Meet Tami“)
Because knowing and honoring yourself is true wisdom! - Tami Walsh