The coaching program is designed to address these areas:

Stress about grades. Whether students are getting A's but are completely stressed out, or they are underperforming and getting grades that will limit future options, this program will help.  Students will have the opportunity to become aware of their own unique learning, thinking, and memory styles. Then, a study “system” can be created that best supports their styles.

Lack of Confidence and Motivation. The two areas that influence confidence and motivation is the strength of one's personal vision and what a person believes about themselves. As students develop their personal vision with specific steps to achieve their vision, their motivation and confidence rises. Similarly, as a students cultivate more empowering belief systems about themselves, confidence and motivation rises as well.  

Frustration in Relationships. Students will learn how to communicate more effectively with parents, teachers, and peers using tools such as Empathy and Communication.

Anxiety about the college application and admissions process.  After completing this program, students will be more self-aware and emotionally intelligent, two things that many teenagers are lacking in today, and college admissions officers are looking for when reading essays.

Concern that teenagers aren’t learning the necessary skills to become successful adults. Here are some specific examples of skills students work on throughout the course of the program:  grit, empathy, resilience, managing emotions, time management, organization, setting goals, staying motivated to achieve those goals, communication, active leadership, and defining what lifelong values bring them fulfillment, meaning, and purpose.  

The program is broken down into 3 components.

1. Academic Success: The first third of the program focuses on providing a foundation for creating a sustainable system for teens to get the grades they want without stressing out.

2. Personal Fluency: The second third of the program focuses on increasing self- awareness and building fluency with your teen’s thoughts, emotions, and habits.

3. Personal Leadership, Powerful Communication, & College: The final third of the program focuses on personal leadership and communication, which naturally leads to creating an outstanding college application. Leadership is not necessarily having a “leadership position.” Leadership is about doing something that you believe in, doing it well, and doing it for a cause greater than yourself. It’s about helping teens have a vision of what’s possible, what they want to create, and the impact that they want to have on the community. College admission officers are looking for positive examples of unique leadership and self-awareness.   

The concepts/tools David covers with a student:

  • The Image I Portray
  • Clarifying Core Values
  • Understanding Emotions
  • Understanding Stress and Managing Emotions
  • Wheel of Life
  • Goals vs Well Designed Actions
  • Money Matters
  • Mission Statement
  • Growth Mindset
  • Leadership
  • Living A Life That Matters - Legacy
  • Academic Success
  • Career
  • Discovering Your Passion
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Service
  • Empathy
  • Developing Personal Vision