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.