Life & Career Coaching

Did you know Dr. Leah Mazzola offers discounted life coaching for teens or young adults at-risk, AND our coach training alumni? Read on for details!

Life Coaching

Life is generally complicated at any age. We can’t always control outcomes, but we can learn to apply practical, evidence-based skills to live better and achieve our goals. The process begins with self-insight, dedicating focused attention to understand how we function and why; and where our own thought patterns, emotions, and behaviors stand in our way or propel us forward. From there we can develop solutions and take purposeful action to enrich our lives. Highly effective people attend to self-mastery. Effectiveness is simply a result. The beautiful thing about life is we can choose to begin this work at any point and create a future we can be proud of. Below are a few common coaching areas for clients.

  • Committed action, values-based goal striving, and achievement
  • Enhancing motivation and performance
  • Harnessing individuality (strengths, personality, interests, values, talents, and passion) for success
  • Enhancing self-esteem, confidence, social and emotional intelligence, self- and others-awareness, mindfulness, positive emotion, and engagement
  • Building strong, positive social networks
  • Flexibility, tolerance, and collaborative problem-solving
  • Stress reduction, frustration/anger reduction, effective communication, and resilience
  • Bullying, harmful behaviors, detrimental peer influence, substance use awareness
  • Time management and organization

Career Discovery Coaching

Jobs and/or careers are one of the most important resources young people can leverage to transform their outcomes. Enhancing chances of success at work requires a good look at job fit.  This person-job fit and person-organization fit refers to the degree to which individual and environmental characteristics match. Person characteristics may include an individual’s biological or psychological needs, values, goals, abilities, resources, or personality; while environmental characteristics could include job demands, cultural values, rewards, opportunities for growth and advancement, leadership styles, and reporting structures. A good fit contributes to employee well-being, productivity, and job satisfaction. An ill fit contributes to high stress, counterproductive behaviors, and high dissatisfaction. Either a good or bad fit effect overall life satisfaction, as job satisfaction and life satisfaction affect one another interchangeably. Pursuing career goals in line with who we are is the secret sauce to foster engagement and peak performance from the inside out.

  • Explore career fit through self-discovery (e.g. personality, strengths, interests, values, etc.)
  • Begin the research, goal setting, planning, and strategy to move toward your ideal path
  • Understand and clarify your niche value to employers
  • Identify your one-, three-, and five-year plans
  • Design and implement development strategies to advance those goals
  • Learn to effectively communicate your niche value to potential employers; Improve application and interviewing skills (e.g. resume/CV/cover letter development, mock interviewing, etc.)

Coaching for Coaches

We offer life, career, and new business coaching for YCI alumni, coaches, and other youth serving professionals who serve our audience. We offer the same reduced rate coaching services for these professionals because we understand helping professionals need support too. We’re here to help those who serve others attend to the self-care, personal, and professional development necessary to ensure they remain most effective.

Virtual Coaching Package


  • Includes nine 45-minute sessions over twelve weeks. Three 45-minute sessions per month with one week off
  • Minimum three-month commitment. The client may opt to extend plan at the reassess stage
  • Coaching by phone or video call only

Virtual Coaching Boost Session


  • A single 45-minute session for clients who have already completed a full coaching package.
  • Coaching by phone or video call only