Coaching for Kids
We all need a little help sometimes…
What if your child could understand their feelings, express themselves authentically,
build their confidence and social skills or improve their resilience?
And what if it didn’t have to be such a struggle?
I get it, you want the best for your child.
You want to make sure you give them all the support they need to be happy and successful in life.
And sometimes, you feel a bit out of your depth. You might…
Find yourself in this place where you’re not sure how to support your child
Have tried lots of things but it doesn’t seem to cut it
Be out of ideas and the endless googling for answers doesn’t seem to help
Lack the expertise and tools to share with them
Know how to support your child but they just don’t listen to you
Not have had the same experiences as your child or didn’t respond in the same way
And let’s not forget that you only have 24 hours in a day that are filled with so many things.
What do you do…
…When you’ve tried everything and you still see your child struggling?
You might be wondering, what kind of help can I get my child? Will the school be able to give them the support they need? Should I arrange a tutor, psychologist or some other kind of support? Should I get my child tested or diagnosed for something? And at the same time, you don’t want to put your child in any box too quickly. You don’t want them to think something might be wrong with them.
So what now?
I had my first coach at age 26 and it changed my life. I learned so much about myself, how to understand my emotions, how to make decisions that were right for me, how to know what I really want and so much more. Essentially, this opened a door for me to the life skills that I was missing. The life skills that schools don’t teach and that my parents didn’t have the awareness of. These skills might have come at some point down the line with life experience. But these skills made my life so much easier and more pleasant and I found myself wondering, why didn’t I learn this earlier?
I coach kids who want to get better at dealing with life
So that’s what I do now. I coach kids who want to get better at dealing with life so that they can learn these life skills sooner rather than later. These are learnable skills to understand themselves and others better, learning how to bounce back from failure or difficult times, stand up for themselves and also be grounded in who they are and who they want to be.
Who AM I?
I specialise is working with kids and parents because I believe in the power of prevention. We don’t have to wait until things are really bad to make them better. My experience with kids and adults has shown me how quick people are to make up stories in their minds that then become anchored as their core beliefs. It’s so powerful to catch them in the making and set them on a better path. I love to share the tools and practices that have made my life easier and more fun and I so wish that someone would have helped me see and understand things better.
I have a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology and multiple certificates in Emotional Intelligence, Resilience, Mindfulness, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Neuroscience and am an International Association of Coaching Masteries Practitioner and a Big Leap Coach from the Hendricks Institute. I am also the creator of Feeling Magnets, My Feelings Box and Feeling Bodies - tangible tools to help develop our Emotional Intelligence (Find out more about the tools here).
How do the coaching sessions work?
For your child
The coaching sessions are a safe space for your child to explore themselves and make sense of the things that are happening for them. It’s a bit of “me-time” for your child to reflect and learn. Through a mix of questions and teachings I guide them to learn what is most useful and interesting to them in each moment: understanding emotions, how their brain works, social dynamics, different perspectives, etc. They learn what they can control, how to influence and assert themselves and how to navigate the things in life that they cannot change.
Each session is filled with different activities, stories, role play games, practices and tools. These practical and experiential sessions help to anchor the learnings and allows your child to take them home and apply them easily. Over the seven to ten weekly sessions they can witness their own progress, which helps to build their sense of competence to learn and grow further.
I’m a neutral person for your child to confide in and to act as a trusted advisor. I aim to be an ally that they know has their back so they can open up to sharing and learning the things that might feel most vulnerable to them. It’s very important for me to be grounded and relatable to them. So, I use simple language, I admit my mistakes and weaknesses, sometimes I sit on the floor or put on funny voices.
I teach them how to fish
My goal is to support your child so that they soon don’t need me anymore. They learn the skills and tools that they most need so they can be autonomous and equipped for this phase of life. Granted, there are many life skills we can learn, so I do sometimes have clients that come back for more or different things as they enter new phases of life.
For you parents
My experience has shown me that for the sessions with kids to be most effective, it’s key for me to partner with you, the parents. Even though you may not feel it sometimes, you have a great influence on your child. So, for children under the age of ten, two or three out of ten sessions in this coaching package are with one or both parents. These sessions allow me to bring you up to speed on the different life skills and tools that your child is learning so they can be reinforced at home on a daily basis and when they are most needed.
Who should coach with Me?
I work with all kinds of kids aged 4+ and a range of challenges including:
Lacking confidence in themselves
Not standing up for themselves and what they believe
Bouncing back from difficult moments or experiences
Struggling with social connections
Being bullied or bullying
Strong reactions to failure
High levels of anxiety or sadness
Expressing anger in unhealthy ways
Not communicating their thoughts and ideas
Going through a change and wanting some extra support
What’s the investment?
The investment for ten 1-hour coaching sessions.
One-off or fewer sessions are also available at CHF200/hour.
The most important thing with coaching is the right fit between the coach and coachee.
If after the first session, you or your child do not think I’m a good fit for your child, you will receive a refund for the remaining sessions.