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Youth Coaching Expert Insights

Stay informed, inspired, and engaged in mentoring and coaching tweens, teens, and young adults with the Youth Coaching Institute blog. Here you’ll discover expert strategies, research, and tools to empower your practice or organization and foster growth and resilience in adolescents.

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Talk Like a Pro: Practical Strategies for Open Communication with Teens

Written by Cameron O’Brien, ACC Adolescence is a developmental stage where young people tend to pull away from their parents and assert independence by shouldering tasks alone or by guarding emotions. Nevertheless, it is important for parents and adults to engage young people in regular conversations around their feelings, values, aspirations, and mental health. Keeping that connection alive is essential to maintaining mutual trust throughout adolescence and into adulthood. Are

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Understanding Teen Mood Swings: Causes & 3 Helpful Tips for Adults

Written by Cameron O’Brien, ACC If you are around a teenager, chances are you’ve caught the fiery wrath of a teen having an “off day.” As they grow up, it might seem like those days are occurring more frequently. You’re noticing that your adolescent’s mood fluctuates often – and when you ask them what’s going on – they don’t have any answers. This article sheds insight on the source of

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Perspective: Psychology, counseling, and social work majors could benefit from completing a life coaching certification during undergrad

Psychology, counseling, and social work majors could benefit from completing a life coaching certification as an undergraduate student. Here are some of the reasons why: 1. Entry into a paid, skilled trade aligned with behavioral science, counseling, and social work objectives – to support individuals as they enhance their quality of life through psychosocial and emotional learning, positive behavior change, life skills development, and many other personal and professional development

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We successfully upgraded to ICF Level 1 Accreditation in 2023!

We are very pleased to announce Youth Coaching Institute, LLC has successfully earned the International Coaching Federation‘s Accreditation approval! Those in the coaching profession are aware the ICF’s coaching credentials serve as a gold standard for professional coaches. The ICF promotes high ethical and professional standards by providing oversight to coach educators through accreditation and approval of coach training programs. ✅ The ICF has been in the process of transitioning all accredited and/or

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What is youth life coaching?

Youth are… Tweens, teens, and emerging adults (18-25) What youth will learn through life coaching As youth life coaches, we support tweens, teens, and emerging adults as they navigate life, relationships, school and job commitments with a focus on enhancing well-being and reducing unnecessary distress. We help them gain clarity and make decisions that fit who they are, how they want to live, and who they want to be in

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What is academic coaching?

Academic coaching is about our client’s future Education is one of the most important resources we can use to improve our chances of experiencing a good life and making positive contributions to our world. Learning is a job that requires intentional effort and engagement, if it’s going to stick. Most students pursue an education because they have to not because they want to. While the benefits can outweigh the costs,

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