I became a Life Coach because my world totally and completely changed after being coached and working through a life coaching program myself. When I say totally and completely changed, I’m not exaggerating, not even a little bit.
I was so hooked, not only to my own transformation, but to the work itself. The concepts, tools and skills I had learned weren’t all completely NEW to me, but the application was. Making this stuff work in my life was magical and I wanted to be able to teach it, share it and help others as I had been helped.
So, of course, I took a giant, life altering leap and in my 40’s finally decided what I was going to do when I grew up. At first, I went to work serving and working with grieving moms, because after losing Teagan, this is the work that ultimately helped me see light at the end of a very dark tunnel and I would share it with every grieving mother everywhere if I could.
But alongside coaching I was working in suicide advocacy and that allowed me opportunities to get in front of teenage kids and that is where my fire was LIT! I love working with this age group of kids. They are such amazing humans and they are the future. I love, love watching them grow!
Teenagers are these amazing little humans on a journey to figure out who in the heck they are, who they want to be, and what they are supposed to do with their lives. They’re trying to navigate school, grades, relationships with teachers, friends, parents and possibly boyfriends/girlfriends. They have work, sports, activities, responsibilities at home. They have a developing brain, rollercoaster emotions, and hormones who have taken on a life of their own. Being a teenager is a lot.
Every single teenager could use their own personal cheerleader. Someone in their corner to celebrate their wins and encourage them when they’re down. Someone to rally for them when the game (life) is intense and too close to call. Someone to simply celebrate their existence and effort.
And, as the perfectly imperfect parents that we are, we don’t always share that enthusiastic cheerleader energy they could really use. Parenting teens is a trip. Sitting next to them on the rollercoaster of teenagerdom can give even the most seasoned parent whiplash. But we all want what’s best for our kids. That I believe.
I love working with teens because they are curious. I love watching them dig deep when I ask questions that really make them think. I love, love, love watching those ahh-ha moments, the self confidence build and the growth as they look within for the answers to all their hardest struggles and burdens.
If you’re a teen, know I’m rooting for you! You are so amazing and have so much potential in this world. You literally can do anything and handle anything this life throws at you. You truly can.
If you’re parenting a teen, know I’m rooting for you! You are amazing. You can do this. You can even do it and enjoy it! You can even parent your teens, create connection with them and enjoy these years, no matter how they’re showing up for these teens years. I promise, it’s possible.
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