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, regardless of where we are or what we’ve done, and create a future we can be proud of. 

Most of our clients are 13-24-year-old middle school, high school, college, or university students seeking support in the following areas:

  • – Life, college, or career direction that fits

  • – Improving motivation, performance, and engagement in school or work

  • – Stress management 

  • – Time management and organization

  • – Prioritizing self-care and work/life balance

  • – Managing thoughts, emotions, or behavior

  • – Developing confidence and effectiveness

  • – Improving self-control and decision making

  • – Improving conflict management and negotiation skills

  • – Improving social and communication skills

  • – Developing  critical thinking skills

  • – Developing leadership skills

  • – Improving relationships

We enhance outcomes through these channels:

Resource Optimization

Helping you identify and leverage the internal and external tools presently available to you to begin moving toward your goals. We facilitate your self-awareness around concepts like identity, strengths, interests, values, and desires to enhance your self-mastery.

Personal Development

We enhance your sense of agency to choose goals that matter to you, pursue those goals, and achieve them. We support you as you prioritize self-regulation and tap into self-determined motivation, meaning, and purpose on your way to achievement.

Social Development

We facilitate your social and emotional learning and related competency building. Through this focus, you become more aware of the functional role of social interactions and relationships to success and well-being.

Academic and Professional Development

This work is about goal-orientation for fit in education, job paths, and prosocial groups conducive to your goals; and skill building for effectiveness and efficiency. We coach you through the research and considerations necessary to begin to establish self-determined life direction, related planning, and action steps around long-term goals. We also coach to build psychological capital – confidence, positive expectations, hope for your future, and resilience to strengthen your capacity to thrive through the journey.

Unsure if coaching is a fit for you or your child? Learn the differences between coaching and therapy here.

Private Coaching

Minimum of Four 1:1 Sessions

$ 240 per month
  • One weekly 45-minute session virtually via Zoom w/a Certified Youth Resilience Coach
  • First session serves as an intake to tailor coaching plan and goals to the client
  • Remaining sessions include skill building around tailored focus areas that may include life purpose and direction, motivation, performance management, confidence and effectiveness, etc.
  • For ages 13-24

*Scholarship covers 50-100% of coaching fees for those experiencing financial barriers to participation.

Application process: The prospective youth client submits a 250 word personal essay explaining 1) a bit about them 2) what they hope to achieve through coaching, 3) the amount of scholarship needed to ensure participation (50-100%). We could not care less about how well written it is. We are not your English teachers. Just throw your thoughts down in response to the points listed and email them to leah@youthcoachinginstitute.com. The coaching relationship is about your willingness to open up and share what you’re really thinking and feeling about things. We’re not here to judge you. We’re here to support you as you are. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your willingness to be open and authentic. Send it in! We want to hear from you. 

Coach Highlights

Jade Enrique, EdD, BCC

Faculty & Life Coach

I work with frustrated, unhappy, and unsure students who are losing faith in themselves. I help them get balanced and unstuck, so they can be brightly confident about their academic and personal lives. Through coaching, students establish concrete action steps and build their awareness of learning and emotional resources/tools. I am passionate about students developing better skills to help them study, learn, and grow brightly. 

19 years of experience in various education and psychology-related positions

Board Certified Coach, CCE

Certified Youth Resilience Coach

Professional ADHD Coach

EdD with specializations in Special Education, Leadership, and Educational Law

Education Specialist degree in School Psychology

Masters of Science degree in Family Therapy

Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology

Lillian Powell, MA, ACC

Evaluator & Life Coach

I am a certified life coach and human behaviorist who is at a stage in life to be able to give back to the next generations by providing the tools, strategy and unconditional support to help people create meaningful changes within their lives.

As a secure introvert and highly sensitive person (HSP) who navigated my own journey through the corporate world, substitute teaching, and school counseling, I enjoy supporting clients through learning what makes them ‘tick,’ to live a more harmonious life with less stress and anxiety and more resilience to thrive.

Associate Certified Coach, ICF

Certified Youth Resilience Coach

Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Motivation, and Learning

Deborah Brown

Life Coach

As a coach, I work with young adults who may be struggling to find their life path, having challenges with anxiety, overwhelm, and perfectionism, or, conversely, lack of direction or motivation. Coaching provides a supportive container in which to deepen self-awareness and experiment with small changes that can lead to major shifts. I believe that when we learn to stop struggling with ourselves, we open up to more meaning and aliveness.

I began working in mental health in 2017 after a lengthy career in the design field. My work enables me to serve people who are striving to overcome challenges in order to live more fulfilling lives.

My background includes four years as a volunteer youth mentor, training as a facilitator of Teen Talking Circles, ASIST Suicide Prevention training, and substantial experience as a crisis line worker.

Certified Youth Resilience Coach

Bachelor of Arts in Independent Studies with a focus on Adolescent Identity, Marylhurst University

If you feel like our site has answered all your questions and you’re ready to sign up, click Get Started above to grab a slot. Use the scheduling tool below if you’d like to speak with us first. 

Youth Coaching Institute, LLC, Coaching  Life, Forney, TX