Here are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the True North Student Life-Coaching program, including why we are your best choice, where it happens, how long it takes, how much it costs, and more.
What is the right are for student coaching?
Teens tend to develop more critical thinking after the age of 13. At this stage of development, they often prefer to be independent and “do things on their own”. This is totally normal for a young person experimenting with autonomy. Based on current neuroscience we now know that the human brain doesn’t fully develop until we are in our mid-twenties. That’s why we offer life-coaching to students between the ages of 13 and 25.
Can parents attend the life-coaching sessions?
No, parents cannot attend the sessions as they are designed to empower the individual and allow him/her/them to develop skills necessary to pursue health and wellness. This process is typically done without the presence of the parent during the sessions. However, there are optional parent sessions and we believe that parental involvement is necessary for the long-term success of their child. We’ve created out work assignments that include the whole family system that will allow you to be aware of every aspect of the program.
What is the difference between coaching and counseling?
We do not diagnose individuals or focus on the past. We are forward and goal-oriented. In coaching, we focus on the future. There is a time for counseling and we would be happy to offer referrals as needed but there is a distinction between healing from hurts and habits versus developing a strategic plan to move towards accomplishing goals and objectives.
Do we need to commit to a certain number of coaching sessions?
No. In most arrangements, you will be asked to commit to a predetermined number of sessions so there are a definite start and finish. This helps us plan accordingly but each student is unique and will need individualized programming. Most agree to 3, 6, or 12 sessions. We believe commitment is essential to success regardless of how long that commitment is. Each session lasts approximately 1.5 hours – 2 hours and the frequency of meetings depends on the needs of the student and their families. An individual may want to work through 3 sessions in one month or 12 sessions at one session per month over the course of a year. Regardless of the need, it’s completely customizable.
What is the outcome of the True North Student Life-Coaching Program?
- A great sense of accomplishment
- Better time management skills
- More balanced downtime
- A more positive outlook
- Increased confidence
- Improved focus
- An increase in emotional and social intelligence
- Better conflict resolution skills
- Enhanced communication
- Heightened self-awareness
- Higher quality of interpersonal relationships
- Stress management tools
- Increased empathy for others
- A greater sense of belonging
- A strengthened internal drive
What are the most common barriers that prevent people from getting a life-coach?
- I don’t have enough money
- I don’t have enough time
When you consider the amount of money and time spent on inefficient behaviors and habits, coaching typically breaks even by the time it’s all done. Often productivity, quality of life, and the pocketbook are so positively impacted by coaching that, once completed, the value is understood.
What are the ways we can be coached?
There are several ways to engage in coaching. face-to-face has its benefits and it preferred but the internet has made it possible to offer coaching services across the globe.
During each session, your student’s life-coach will present a new skill for them to work on with you through exercises and activities. During the sessions, the student and coach will unpack their experiences and mine for knowledge learned and pay special attention to any positive change(s).
Why should I choose True North Student Life-Coaching?
The short answer is, “Because you care about your child and want the best results for them”.
Our team consists of individuals from a variety of professional disciplines and has worked with adolescents for decades. Our team loves young people and spends an inordinate amount of time trying to understand the rapidly changing world your kids are growing up in. Due to this, our team is the perfect parent-partner to assist your child in developing the skills and mindset necessary to navigate and thrive in the world today.
What are the cost and payment options?
Each student or parent life-coaching session costs $100. When you sign the coaching agreement and pay for your first session, the price will be guaranteed for one full year. If this is a barrier to enrolling your young person in coaching we do offer a sliding-scale fee option.
Payment is expected per session, without the need to commit. You pay as you go.
- Direct Payment – payment must be done before each session to the coach or presented at the session. This is the preferred method.
- Cash – Payment must be done at or before each session. This is also a preferred method.
- Online – Payment must be made before each session. Click here to make an online payment.
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