Are you a parent of a teenager? Do you find yourself looking at them sometimes and wondering out loud, "where in the heck did my perfect little child go?"
Do you truly desire to help him/her reach their dreams but feel a bit conflicted? one minute you're pretty sure they are the most amazing kid ever and the next you are truly exasperated by their actions and find yourself pulling out your hair while gritting your teeth, shaking your head and muttering to really no one at all, "Where did I go wrong?"
Do you wish someone would just "give you the answer Key" for your kid (where's the freakin' manual, people?) so you could move forward in supporting them in love and joy? namaste!
Well, here i go again, I Hate to break it to you, but it involves the Bad news, good news story....
Yup, tHE BAD NEWS IS, THERE IS NO MAGIC BULLET, NO "ONE SIZE FITS ALL" THAT WILL GET your teen ONTO THE PATH TO success WITHOUT A BIT of DIGGING DEEP AND SOUL-SEARCHING for you and for them.
But here's THE REALLY GREAT NEWS, I am walking IN YOUR SHOES-- i have two teenage boys and an 11-yr old daughter, (who, let's face it, might as well already be a teenager!) I go through the highs and lows of parenting on a daily basis as well. and i love helping parents solve their teens challenges, which can include:
mindset (it all starts between the ears) on and off the court/field/classroom
how to talk to the coach/teen about their role on the team. or how to support your teen in how they should talk to their teacher/coach
school expectations, academic pressure and how to come up with a plan that works for your teen
is college right for your teen? What's the plan and how do we get there?
"Kirsten has the unique ability to connect seamlessly with teens. she engaged emily in relevant topics immediately and provided a safe place for her to have an authentic conversation. By gaining her trust, she built confidence and helped emily to identify her strengths and passions, which allow her to reach her full potential. Kirsten is a master at helping girls thrive in today's pressures and transitions."
-Jennifer Blakeborough, Mother of Emily (18) & C0le (15)
WHILE AT NIKE, I HELPED COACH AND DEVELOP OVER 500 LEADERS IN THE AREAS OF STORY-TELLING, BRAND CREATION, MERCHANDISING AND GO TO MARKET STRATEGIES. IN ADDITION TO THIS, I WORKED ONBOARD MILLEnNIAL EMPLOYEES TO HELP DEVELOP SKILLS IN AREAS INCLUDING CAREER-PATHING, risk-taking, HOW TO BE RESILIENT, HOW TO GO AFTER THE JOB YOU REALLY WANT AND WORK-LIFE BALANCE, etc.
From teenagers to pro athletes, I'VE WORKED WITH THOSE WANTING TO "REACH THE NEXT LEVEL". you could have A MIDDLE SCHOOLER who yearns to MAKe A DIFFERENCE ON HIS CLUB TEAM or be A PRO athlete who is transitioning from life "on the field/court" to starting an ENTIRELY NEW BUSINESS. I've worked soup to nuts at both ends of the spectrum!
"Working with Kirsten is inspiring, motivating, and life-changing. She helps you define your immediate and long-term goals and gives you practical steps to achieve those goals. After spending even just a few minutes with Kirsten, your outlook begins to change and you feel empowered. She encourages you to try things you didn't think were possible by believing in yourself and realizing that sometimes you have to do things that are uncomfortable to grow and change. Before you know it, the uncomfortable becomes comfortable, and your confidence has grown in the process.
She guided my teenage girl scouts through the process of creating a vision board. They were hooked from the start because she had stories and examples to share with them that were relevant. She knows how to relate to kids and teens and how to inspire them to think bigger than they thought was possible."
- Melissa Durant, Mother of Lexi (18), Andrew (16) and Alysse (13)
WHEN YOU WORK WITH ME, YOU WILL GET CLARITY ON YOUR PURPOSE, YOUR VISION AND YOUR GOALS. I'LL HELP YOU TO DEFINE CLEAR, TANGIBLE ACHIEVABLE ACTION STEPS AND MOST OF ALL, WHAT I'M REALLY KNOWn FOR, IS GIVING YOUr teen THE MIND-SET AND INSPIRATIONAL BELIEF SO YOU CAN TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION AND GET THE RESULTS he/she (and let's face it, YOU) DESIRE!
two different packages :
Option 1: 90-Min Laser Coaching
Sometimes we're not really sure where to start or how receptive he/she will be to an adult speaking with them. I totally get that. it can be awkward and feel like "therapy". This is NOT therapy! in a quick 90-min laser coaching session, we can get establish rapport, see if he/she and i are a "match" and i can give them a "taste" of what working with me feels like.
i love to do something active with them (or at least have them be active first) and then we relax and unwind and i take them through a few quiet exercises that enable them to "feel the flow". one of my favorite coaching sessions like this was with two teen boys who were jumping on a trampoline. when they had finished bouncing for 45min, they were so content to just lay down on the trampoline and listen. it was beautiful.
what's included in the 90-min laser coaching session
90-MIN INTENSIVE CALL he/she needs clarity around their issue, what's holding them back and a plan on how to move forward.
assess. create. take action. in this skype session/call or meeting (if you live in the LA area), we'll get clear on what the issue is, we'll create an agreed upon plan as to next steps and i'll help him/her see that the path forward is one filled with limitless possibility (and they are in complete control of this!)
EMAIL/TEXT SUPPORT after. I am here to help. I want to make sure that you and your teen feel like they have to support to make a shift. We all need coaching and this support (sometimes its just a voice that's not mom or dad's is what's needed).
my current exchange for 90-min laser coaching:
Option 2: 1:1 90-Day Coaching
Sometimes we know what the issue is and also know that support is needed over an on-going basis. for example, I know what to do when i go to the gym, i really don't need someone to tell me what to do with the weights, but i am just far more efficient when i have the support and guidance of a coach or trainer to get the results i really want. you can do it alone, but if you want to get there faster, let's go together!
THE 1:1 90-DAY PACKAGE INCLUDES:
90-MIN JUMPSTART INTENSIVE CALL WHERE WE DEEP DIVE, ASSESS YOUR teen's GOALS AND DECIDE ON AN ACTION PLAN FOR OUR TIME TOGETHER.
FIVE 60-MINUTE SESSIONS, WHICH CAN BE DONE IN PERSON IN LA, OR BY PHONE OR SKYPE (EVERY OTHER WEEK AT AN AGREED UPON TIME). I love being active with teens. they share more freely when they aren't thinking about it. one of my favorite coaching sessions was with two teenage girls while we were hiking in Yosemite! doesn't get any more beautiful than that! (this can't always happen, but its nice when it does).
EMAIL/TEXT SUPPORT IN BETWEEN OUR COACHING CALLS. i support you and your teen by helping with supportive materials (podcasts, books, or articles) which may help inspire them to take action (this is what we're going for!).
my current exchange for 1:1 90-day coaching package is:
($600 DEPOSIT WITH 1 additional payment OF $600)
DISCOUNT FOR PAYMENT IN FULL
(any laser coaching packages can be
applied to the 1:1 90-Day package)