Life & Career Coaching

Our in-school program launches in the Dallas, TX metroplex Fall, 2019! Contact Dr. Mazzola to reserve a slot for your school!

Life Coaching in Schools

Our in-school program is designed for high school juniors and seniors. Students will be trained in social and emotional learning and receive a combination of life, academic, & career discovery coaching in group and individual sessions over three months.

Session 1: Fall/Winter, 2019 – September 3 – December 6 – Registration OPEN

Session 2: Winter/Spring, 2019/2020 – January 6 – April 3 – Registration OPEN

Learn more about our coaching services below.

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

Client Testimonial Highlights

The best thing I ever did for my 15 year old daughter was signing her up for Leah’s coaching program. Having to deal with being dyslexic and an introvert was very stressful for her which led her to lack of trying. With this program she learned how to use the techniques to help her deal with daily stress and it also gave her the courage to participate in class. As a mother, not being motivated to do her best to prepare for college was very frightening. After her first lesson I noticed a big difference in her attitude toward school. The day she came up to me and told me that she wanted to go to college was the best day ever. All may worries simply went away. My only regret was not putting her in the program sooner. But its never too late no matter what the age. – Mother of 15-year old client, Arlington, TX

Starting from a somewhat hopeless place, through Leah’s coaching, I was able to see the potential and abilities I still had. Working through strategies and plans together that would put me on a more positive straight path, helped me overcome some depression. Leah continues to encourage me and keep me looking for opportunities.19-Year-Old Client, Dallas, TX

I came across Leah’s information accidentally, but was intrigued with the concept of teens benefiting from coaching.  Her ideas were sound and logical, my child enjoyed meeting her (doesn’t happen often!) and I felt that they could work well together. Leah taught my daughter that everything, from homework to socializing, is a skill that can be learned if you put in the effort. She connects with teens in a way that supports and empathizes yet teaches. I certainly think her coaching was worth the investment and my daughter also believes it was. My most important takeaway from this experience was that a parent’s reaction to his/her child’s anxiety over daily living/events is not always reasonable.  Having the emotional distance of a neutral, knowledgeable third party, like Leah, really makes a difference in both parents and children’s lives without the stigma that counseling can bring.  One simple example, I could tell her forever to talk to her teacher/raise her hand in class and she would never listen.  Leah was able to get her to do that after one session with a reasonable calm explanation of why she should do it, how she would benefit, and how to do it.  No drama.Mother of 14-year-old client in Southlake, TX

Before I met Leah all I saw was why I couldn’t do more with myself. I didn’t even realize that my confidence was so low. I felt like my past was who I was and I always felt like people were judging me without knowing anything about me. Leah helped me to realize that I was really the one judging me and holding me back. The confidence and skills I gained from Leah’s coaching have completely changed my outlook. I finally feel like I have so much to look forward to and so many options. She helped me to stop looking back and make my life happen from here. I can’t even put in words the difference it made for me.23-year-old client, Richardson, TX

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.)

Client Testimonial Highlights

Our daughter is a typical teenager with self-confidence issues. Additionally, at 11th grade, she was at the crossroads regarding career choices and wanted to have a coach who could help her through a career discovery. Coaching with Leah was a great experience for both her and us. Through 1:1 coaching and assessments, my daughter gained a better understanding of her strengths and weaknesses. Using this discovery, she was able to narrow down her career choices to a small list. Additionally, Leah’s coaching gave her insights on how to improve her self-confidence through positive thinking. We were very impressed with Leah’s ability to connect and communicate clearly with our daughter. Her coaching style is very pragmatic, yet strength and value based. We have offered our daughter the opportunity to continue coaching with Leah on an ‘as needed’ basis. We suspect this will be a life-long partnership. As a result of Leah’s coaching, our child is slowly but surely improving her self-confidence. She is more self-aware and proud of her strengths and accomplishments. We highly recommend Leah’s coaching for your teen, regardless of what situation they are in. Give it a try and you will be very pleased.Mother of a 16-year-old Client, Southlake, TX

I first connected with Leah because I was not where I wanted to be in my life and career. I began working with Leah in August and by October I had accomplished my biggest goal, which was to find a new job and move from my previous location. Leah’s coaching approach was exactly what I needed. Leah saw me at my best and at my worst, lucky for me the worst is behind me and the best is yet to come. Leah was even kind enough to put up with my dog insisting on being present during our Skype sessions. The coaching experience was truly worth all of the time and effort spent, Leah makes the experience so enjoyable. Leah’s coaching took me from a job that I hated and could barely stand to go to every day to a job that I seriously love and enjoy.24-year-old client, Murfreesboro, TN to Austin, TX

What I was hoping to accomplish when I started the coaching program with Leah was to improve my self-confidence, and establish a direction regarding career discovery. Initially, I didn’t have any idea of where I was going, and knew that I had to do some self discovery before I could start thinking about careers. What I took away from the coaching exceeded my expectations, and it gave me the insight that I needed to take steps in the right direction. Not only did Leah help me discover what I’d like to do in the future, but she also taught me how to cope with my weaknesses, and take advantages of my strengths. I learned several things about myself; and have a better idea of how I function, why I think the way that I do, and etc. Several times I found myself wishing that I could put my friends through this program, because it’s very interesting and well worth it. I would highly recommend this to any teenager looking for assistance in bettering almost any sort of aspect of their lives!16-year-old client, Carrollton, TX

In-School Coaching Program

$300
Monthly Per Student
This is a 3-month program.

The weekly agenda includes one 60-90 minute group coaching session + one 45-minute 1:1 coaching session per student.

Capacity for 12 students per group.

School administrators in the Dallas, TX area – reach out to Dr. Mazzola to reserve the Fall or Winter 2019 session for your school.

Virtual Coaching Boost Sessions

$60
Per Session

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