Teen and Young Adult Life Coaching
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
Needs guidance around career paths and choices
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
Alan also works with young adults taking time off from college, who have recently completed college, or decided that college may not be the path for them.
FAQ’s about life coaching:
What does a coaching session look like?
Each session has a flow all its 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 or young adult 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 in coaching for a longer period of time, with the average being three to six months.
Is coaching like 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 to be 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.