Life Coaching for Tweens, Teens, and Young Adults

Teens and young adults today aren’t living with the excitement and joy that we’re meant to experience. The world seems heavy with the pressure of academic demands, competition for colleges, overbooked schedules, and constant screen time. Perfectionism and comparison keep them paralyzed, wanting to try new things but afraid of the outcome. The result is a generation of kids who are anxious, socially uncomfortable, and less independent. It doesn’t have to be this way!

How can coaching help?

As a trained coach, I combine modalities of life and health coaching, meditation and mindfulness, social emotional learning, and energy work to guide teens and young adults to gain confidence and resilience, discover their core values, identify their interests, know their strengths and weaknesses, and think about their future desires. I help them release what isn’t working for them while teaching them to tune in to what is right for them at this moment in time. Our sessions are confidential, a safe place to learn more about themselves using proven tools and strategies. We’ll also laugh a lot because life is supposed to be fun and keeping a sense of humor is a must!  Coaching topics may include:

  • Confidence and self-awareness
  • Time management and executive functioning skills
  • Essential life skills
  • Academic stress and pressure
  • Body image and healthy eating (yes, boys can have body image issues too!)
  • Friendship challenges, girl drama, and social anxiety
  • Healthy social media use
  • Navigating dating relationships
  • Effective communication and boundary-setting
  • Parent and family relationships
  • The pressure to use drugs and alcohol
  • And much, much more

I coach the person, not the problem. I believe we spend far too much time talking about the bad things when there are good things right in front of us! Together we will find solutions that move us all forward in a positive direction.

I cannot express enough gratitude for the impact Marianne has had on my teenage daughter’s life. My husband and I saw changes after only the second session. We chalked it up to a fluke while at the same time holding our breath and hoping that it wasn’t. (It wasn’t.) In four months, Marianne has empowered our daughter with both mindfulness and self-discovery while at the same time helping her reconnect with our family.

My middle-schooler is becoming actively thoughtful, more patient, and more aware of the nuts and bolts of who she is and who she would like to become.

For my daughter, I get the sense that seeing Marianne on a weekly basis has been like visiting a “cool Aunt;” she’s someone who can be talked to openly, without fear of it coming back to me, and who gives the very best advice.

I wholeheartedly recommend Marianne to anyone with a teenage daughter.

B.H from North Carolina

We are beyond thrilled to have met Marianne at a time when we needed someone just like her the most. We have an 18 year old daughter making a transition to college, who needed some coping skills and some positive reframing in difficult situations. Marianne took the time not only to get to know us as parents, but took the time to understand the background and history of our daughter. She then quickly connected with her and truly got to know her as a person. Marianne gives our daughter wonderful strategies and we have seen such a positive change in her overall emotional well being and ability to tackle difficult situations. Marianne has even helped us, as parents, prepare for the huge transition that we will all feel when our daughter goes to college.

Marianne is kind, thoughtful and smart and clearly connects easily with her clients. I highly recommend working with Marianne. She has made a hugely positive impact in our family’s life and well being!

E.B from Massachusetts