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Choosing to take a personal journey in life coaching, allows your child space and time to explore their identity and 'Wheel of Life', through a 6, 9 or 12 weekly coaching process, attended for one or two hours per week. The free initial 20-minute discovery call will determine if the parent feels there is a potential fit between their child, the coach and the coaching process.
A suitable time is made to meet with the parents (if child is under 18), or the young adult (if over 18) for 60-90 minutes, to answer questions on their medical, emotional, physical, academic, social and family situations as well as to find out what coaching needs are required, ask and answer further questions understanding how to build rapport and discover their interests.
Sessions are booked and paid for as a discounted package and are attended once a week for approximately one hour. They can go for two hours (double session) for more intense crises and sometimes continue over one hour, if something 'comes up' for the child and we need to have closure on an issue. Prior to commencing, I outline confidentiality and mandatory reporting. Each session direction is determined by the 'client' if there are issues of the day, or we work to a program based on the 'Wheel of Life' that will give your child multiple outcomes that they had not realised existed or were within their control to change.
At the end of each session, the 'client' assesses their 'take away' for the day and is given 'life work'; an exercise, tool or strategy to try out for the coming week and report back on in the next session. They are held accountable to complete the ‘life work’ but ultimately it is their choice.
At the end of our time together, we revisit the 'Wheel of Life', identify how and where the successes have been, and acknowledge the changes they have observed in themselves. In addition, I send a written report to the parent/s to include them in the end results. As the process holds the child's confidence, only the outline is provided to open up a conversation at home.
As things come up in the future, be it a friendship 'crisis', time managing exam periods or having uncertainty over a big decision, I offer a 'Maintenance' package for those moments in time where one session helps to bring things into perspective or put them back on their path. These are valid for one year and are booked on an ‘as-needs’ basis.
What they said...
“She started taking things on board. It’s given her more confidence; she’s more centred in herself and one thing I have noticed; she’s been happier; lighter in her personality, laughing and joking more. Even in her interactions with her brothers. Our relationship is a lot calmer, there’s a lot more willingness to talk genuinely, to interact. The coaching process has been a lot less confronting, friendlier and safer than previous therapy which was a constant reminder there was something wrong."
“I really started to notice within 2 weeks how it was helping me. Arguments with my mum used to be every day. Having a coach helped me progress more. It’s having someone sit down with you helping you go through different alternatives. The win/win strategy has helped benefit both sides. My relationship with my mum has changed a lot. She trusts me a lot more. I can go out with my friends, and do things without her worrying so much. I have more freedom, I got myself a job and a mobile phone. We have a more friendly relationship and she is more supportive. Coaching showed me how I can change or work with who I am, discovering my identity, strengths, weaknesses. It helped with all that.”