Maybe you have a teen or young adult in your life who:

  • Keeps doing the same things but expecting different results

  • Is feeling uninspired and unmotivated

  • Has tuned you out

  • Is experiencing a sense of being stuck

  • Is unsure about how to approach the college process

  • Might be considering a gap year

  • Needs help creating a healthier school/work/physical/social balance

  • Want to feel better about school, a job, or relationships

Sometimes a teen or young adult needs support that falls somewhere between tutoring and therapy. To meet this need, Alan offers a limited amount of life coaching tailored to this unique and challenging time in a persons life.

He coaches high school and college students struggling with academic, social, or emotional challenges, as well as those considering gap years, or are already in the midst of one. They are in need of change, growth, or inspiration, but don’t yet have the tools to achieve those things.

Alan also works with young adults taking time off from college, have recently completed college, or have decided that college may not be the path for them.

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Common questions about life coaching:

What does a coaching session look like?  Each session has a flow all it’s own, as Alan believes that coaching is an organic process. That being said, there is always:

  • A great deal of listening on his part

  • Direct and thoughtful questions that help move people into new territory

  • Time spent reviewing what was done since the last meeting, and what was challenging or productive

  • Things to work on in between meetings

How long does someone engage in teen life coaching?  This is tough to be definitive with, as everyone has different goals and needs. The initial commitment is for 10 sessions, as it takes time to build a relationship, set goals, and get to work. Some find that is sufficient, and then schedule tune-ups as needed. Most engage coaching for a longer period of time, with the average being three to six months.

Is teen life coaching like teen therapy?  Many coaches go to great lengths to warn that coaching is not therapy. While that is certainly true, there are many similarities, as well as some differences:

  • Both help to identify obstacles

  • Both provide a safe and confidential place to explore moving past those obstacles

  • Both require a trusting relationship being developed

  • A difference is that therapy has traditionally been more focussed on looking at the past, and sorting that past out. In coaching, while we will explore the past at times, our focus tends to be on the present, future and taking action.

  • It’s important to note that Alan is not a therapist, and in his coaching, he does not diagnose conditions or work with those dealing with acute mental illness.