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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.

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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What is job or career coaching?

Job or career coaching  Jobs or careers are among the most important resources we can use to establish and maintain independence and provide for ourselves. Since many adults spend most of our waking hours working, how we choose that work-life weighs heavily on our health and satisfaction. If we’re intentional, we can identify and pursue work that energizes us while meeting our needs. If we’re not careful, we can end

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Unlocking Teen Confidence (and Why It Matters for Success and Happiness)

Confidence isn’t just a feel-good quality in adolescence – it’s the foundational block for success in school, life, and beyond. But how do we unlock that potential in our teens?  Confidence can be acquired and improved over time, at any age. This article defines and explains the importance of confidence, and offers evidence-based strategies to increase it in youth. What is the definition of confidence?  Confidence exists when an individual

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