SPHERE for Teens

Brain Coaching at the best time

Let’s talk about being a teenager, you will make friends, lose friends, fight with your parents, love your parents, ace a test, fail a class, have a crush, get dumped, and a hundred other things…and let’s be honest, sometimes it happens all on the same day! The middle school and high school years are…bizarre at best.

The old saying goes that these are the “best years of your life”…phooey! These years are the most interesting, amazing, hopeful, amusing, uncertain, awkward, relaxed, cheerful, joyful, confusing, disgusting, exasperating, frustrating, happy, embarrassing, infatuating, nervous, self-conscious years of your life. Along with every feeling every emotion possible, your brain is actually physically changing every single day, hormones are raging through your body, and you are supposed to decide what you want to be when you move into adulthood! Seriously?

Exactly how are you supposed to survive the craziness and thrive? That is where we come in!

SPHERE Education focuses on Brain Ownership. Did you know that the blueprint of how you think, feel, and act was all processed before you were 12 years old? As a teenager, your brain’s job is to create and strengthen billions of neural connections. It is happening every millisecond of every day. (No wonder you are so tired.) What if you had the knowledge and awareness to take an active role in this amazing complex stage of life?

Join us on your journey to #beabrainowner!

Brain Coaching Makes A Difference

Having a brain coach as a teen can be an invaluable tool in helping you navigate life.

What does a brain coach do?

Our founder Jenn says it best, “I am a cross between, a big sister, a cool aunt, a therapist, and a teacher.” Brain coaching is learning about how your brain works. Additionally as a teen it is about having a trusted adult to talk to about all the stuff that goes on in life, someone who listens without judgment, helps you work through questions, develop plans, and figure out who you are and who you want to be.

 

What do you talk about with your coach?

Whatever you want to talk about! Coaching sessions are about you, who you are, what is going on in your life, and what is important to you. Topics discussed can range from friends, romantic relationships, school, grades, graduation, family, sports, jobs/internships, future, promotions/raises, and anything else that is important to you. You and your coach direct the time you spend together, this is about you and what you want and need.

 

Do I need a brain coach?

Anyone can benefit from a brain coach, there doesn’t have to be something wrong. Studies show that adolescents who have a non-family member mentor to talk to, are happier, make well reasoned decisions, and adjust better to the adult world. In our adolescence it is imperative we find an adult we can ask questions of, help us work out the big decisions, and get sound advice from someone who has been there and can offer perspective.

 

How long do I work with a brain coach?

The frequency and length of coaching depends on you. Usually you will work with your coach for 13 weeks, then design a plan that meets your needs. The length of the coaching differs by person, some clients meet with a coach for years, others a few months or a year or two.

Ask Coach Jenn

The AskCoachJenn YouTube channel started from the idea and request of many students and young adults over the years. You guys have asked for a source to ask questions you are otherwise were embarrassed to ask. Throughout the development of this project, it turned into its own form of phenomena . AskCoachJenn uses the technology in your pocket to engage and display videos that answer the hard questions with great storytelling, and No BS at the heart of all the videos.

Courses Available

  • It’s What You Don’t Say: Non-Verbal Communication for Teens
  • Boys Are Stupid: The Male Brain / Girls Are Crazy: The Female Brain
    • (These two are taught in conjunction) 
  • Confessions of the Teenage Brain: How Does My Brain Work
  • Let’s Chat: Interpersonal Communication for Teens
  • Show Me The Money: Basic Finances for Teens
  • How To Get Ahead When You Are Already Behind: Using Your Brain Effectively
  • Brain Ownership: Understanding Your Unconscious and Conscious Mind
  • Your Brain’s Google Search Engine: Using Embedded Presupposition To Change The Way You Think, To Get What You Want
  • Harnessing Happiness, Your Superpower: Simple Ways to Build Positive Neural Pathways 
  • Get In The Zone: Understanding How To Get Outside Your Comfort Zone
  • Strength Conditioning For Your Brain: Using Your Character Strengths To Unlock Your Potential
  • You By Design: A Self-Esteem Workshop – 8 part
  • Just Breathe: A Meditation, Mindfulness and Energy Workshop
  • Movies In Your Mind: How Imagination, Motivation, Vision and Goals Work
  • Terms and Conditions May Apply: What You Need to Know About Checking That Box
  • Happiness, Sadness, Whatever…Oh My: Emotional Ownership – 6 part
  • Emotional Awareness parts 1 & 2
    • Emotional Accountability
  • Emotional Concept parts 4 & 5
    • Emotional Actualization
  • Fear, Intuition and Safety: Understanding the Creepy Feeling and Reading People
  • Relational Aggression: Understanding Bullying
  • Divorce and Teens: 
  • What to Expect When You Are Expecting A Teenager
  • I have a Teenager Now What?
  • Interpersonal Communication: Learning to Communicate with Your Teen
  • Gender Communication: Lessons on Miscommunication
  • The Dark Side: The Bad the Ugly and the Terrifying Truth about Social Media
  • Generational Communication
  • Happiness Set Point and Happiness Threshold
  • College in the New Millennium: A Guide for Parents
  • Dating 2.0: The New Dating Rules
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Temptation: The New World of Drugs, Sex, Risk, and Teens
  • Growing Healthy Teens: How to Encourage, Empower, and Excel Your Teen
  • College 101
  • Truth about Adulting: The Shit No One Tells You
  • I’ll Be There for You: Building and Maintaining Long-term Friendships
  • College 101: What No One Tells You About College
  • You Are What You Do: Conscience Behavior Change for Teens
  • The Real World: Life Skills for Amazing Teens and Young Adults
  • College Resume: Keys to a Successful College Application
  • Creating and Maintaining meaningful friendships.
Testimonials
  • Jenn has been there for me through many obstacles and many of life’s challenges, she has taught me a great deal through it all, and I hope that she will stay with me for a while. She has proven herself to be nothing but a kind, forgiving, amazing, thoughtful, intelligent, beautiful through and through person that I look up to. She is one of the best decisions my parents have ever made for me. Without her I would not be as successful as I am today. read more

    Carole O
    Teen