Why a Life Coach?
Adolescence and young adulthood is a time of transition, stress, and uncertainty. Often, teens are told to focus on everything at once: school, friends, family, jobs, the future, and extracurricular passions. It gets overwhelming. Life Coaching helps clear the chaos so teens can focus on what's most important to them.
As a coach, I have been trained to listen deeply, ask questions, and help teens decide what is most important to them. My coaching is evidence based on years of research and practice.
My coaching is scheduled via teleconference, so all my clients need to do is find a comfy spot and sign in for coaching sessions once a week. There's no need to come to an office. Coaching sessions are one on one and confidential.
I look forward to talking with you.
"Sometimes it’s important for a teen to hear from someone (who isn’t their parents or a teacher) that their goals aren’t impossible and that they can accomplish more than they might think! Christine is a perceptive, passionate, enthusiastic cheerleader and supporter of all teens everywhere! I believe your teen can’t lose by spending some time with her, working on their goals and dreams.
— Kate, mother of 16 year old Max
I've worked with teens as a teacher in middle school, in high school, a high school librarian, and now as a life coach. The reason for my commitment to teens is simple - I really like them, and teens need fans. My passion for coaching comes from knowing that teens have too many people giving them advice and telling them what to do, and what they really need is someone to listen fully and without judgment while they find their way to the solutions and changes they can make to pursue their passions and goals. I am honored to be that person for the teens and young adults I coach.
I earned an MEd. in. Secondary English Education and am a Certified Life Coach for Young People through Youth Coaching Institute (YCI). I also write a monthly column on the School Library Journal's Teen Librarian Toolbox blog called RevolTeens about teens who make a difference in the world.
At home, I have raised three of my own teens, now 23, 19, and 17. I know that they have always needed an outside unbiased voice from teachers, therapists, or other trusted adults in addition to their parents' guidance to feel successful and grounded. One of the reasons that coaching works for teens is that they get to talk to someone who is not their mom. An outside, caring, and compassionate adult who works with them where they are now - with no history or baggage. It is a great honor and privilege to be that adult in a teen's life.
If your teen needs an outside voice to listen, connect, and guide them through solving problems, let's talk. I offer free consultations with parents (or young adults 18-24) to discuss what brings you to coaching and how coaching can help.