Teen Life Coaching
Is Anxiety & Depression Affecting Your Child?
Are you Feeling overwhelmed not knowing where to turn? Concerned about your child’s well-being and future? It’s heartbreaking to watch your child suffer… not knowing how to help them.
I know raising a teenager is tough. teens today suffer from a variety of issues that even the most experienced parents, teachers, and therapists are unable to understand at first. Often teens don’t want to share what they are feeling, don't know how to express themselves, and aren’t sure how to overcome their challenges. Now more than ever…our children need more support and mentoring to survive and thrive in life. With the right support and tools, we can help your teen improve their attitude, behavior, and their life. You can also enjoy more peace and love in your home and relationships, seeing your child thrive. (SEE MORE)
I worked with a 13 yr old girl that had threatened to burn her house down and take a gun to school. She was angry, depressed, and engaged in cutting. Just before she stepped into my office I heard her say to her sister that she wished her dad was dead. Her father did not know what to do or where to turn. She walked with her head down unable to make eye contact or even hold a conversation.
When I asked her what she likes to do, she responded, “Sit on my bed”. Our session began with mindset training with tools and healthy ways to process emotions such as journaling. we did an emotional stress release to let go of the grief of losing her mother. We worked on confidence and communication skills. The transformation was utterly amazing! Her dad reported that she came back a different kid, happier, kinder, and much more confident. She began to inspire her dad too. It did not take years and it did not take medication for her to turn her life around.
Hope For Struggling Teens
There is hope! Teen Life Coaching is the perfect solution to help your child find their own happy. Our program takes your teen from confusion to clarity, from depression to motivation from misery to happiness, from blaming to responsibility, and from failure to success.
A teen life coach is a mentor who guides teens into a journey of personal development to understand themselves better and why they do what they do.
In the coaching process, we work on a personalized roadmap helping them build on their strengths with empowering tools to reach goals and make healthier choices. The focus is future-oriented to upgrade their personal skills.
There is a self-assessment with weekly tasks to incorporate their learning into their daily lives like documenting their success in a journal, meditation, and self-care routine.
Teens develop positive life skills and coping skills that have a huge impact on their future life. The coaching program trains them to become their own life coach with a clearer understanding of who they are and how to fill their own needs feeling more confident in every area of their life.
Many teens end up stepping into leadership roles and having a positive impact on peer groups, families, and the community. Teen Life Coaching brings massive value with lifelong benefits to creating a brighter future making it easier to reach their highest potential.
How does Teen Life Coaching Work?
I empower teens to find hope and joy on their journey with the Maximize Your Brilliance Program.
What is the Maximize Your Brilliance Program?
It’s a unique method to release emotional stress and improve well-being, health, attitude and behavior.
We work on self-esteem, confidence, addictions, anxiety, depression, relationships, managing emotions, bullying, body image, test-anxiety, communication & relationship skills, and more.
I help your teen make a positive mind shift, develop self-compassion, and increase their emotional intelligence so they can have positive coping skills to deal with their challenges.
You can expect a nurturing, supportive, empowering, judgment-free space. Teens I worked with come out of the session with a big smile on their face feeling more positive and understood.
My holistic approach focuses on 3 crucial elements: Teen Success Coaching, Parental Support, and Academic Coaching.
Teen Success Coaching
Increased confidence and self-esteem
How to build healthier relationships
Working through adversity
Releasing emotional stresses
Improve your relationship with your child
Healthy school-family-social balance
Finally becoming a family again
Handle the pressure of school
How to motivate your child for success
Boost study skills
HI, I’M CAROLYN K. MCGRAW
And I’m here to support your family in
navigating this most critical time.
I’m a Transformational Life Coach:
Teen Success Coach
Educator of 20 years with Master's Degree in Education
High School English Teacher & Reading Specialist
Mother of 4 happy successful kids
TV Host, Author, Speaker
Creator of Healing Hearts Program for At-Risk Youth
Clinical Hypnotherapist & Intuitive Counselor for 15 years
Why I do what I do:
My sister died of cancer on her daughter’s 8th birthday. The grief had taken a toll on my niece failing school. When I saw my niece years later at a family event she was 13 years old then and I could see that she was deeply depressed. She could not hold a conversation and walked with her head down, unable to make eye contact. When I asked her what she likes to do, she responded, “sit on my bed”. She needed massive help.
I later learned that she was cutting herself, threatened to burn her house down and wished her dad was dead. She told a friend she wanted to bring a gun to school. The cops and CPS rushed to the school and told her father that she needs to get counseling, but he did not know where to turn to or how to find the right person to help.
I asked her dad if she could stay with me for a few weeks. I created a teen boot camp of sorts using every tool I had to help her heal the grief that had turned to depression. Her dad reported that she came back a different kid, getting along, happier and kinder.
We were all shocked to see such an amazingly beautiful transformation!
She now walked with confidence, making eye contact and even smiling. She began making healthier choices to improve her life in every area.
I have worked with teens out of jail and gangs teaching life skills and poetry-therapy. I witnessed their profound transformation as they step up to being leaders in the school inspiring their classmates. They felt more motivated to succeed and go to college. Many of them went on to write books and perform spoken word at events, getting standing ovations on TV.
This is why I love helping and inspiring teens to blossom and reach their highest potential.
If you’re ready to see your teen transform, let’s talk. I will ask you about your child’s strengths and interests. I will want to learn as much as I can about your child’s health, experiences and goals.
My former English student Khayree Thomas sharing his poem on how to love yourself.
““My son has improved in every way. He was able to get off medication. His grades, behavior and social skills have all improved very quickly. His focus and concentration in school is much better too. It is amazing how much better my son feels about himself and his life.””
I help your teen make a positive mind shift, develop self-compassion, and increase their emotional intelligence so they can have positive coping skills to deal with their challenges. You can expect a nurturing, supportive, empowering, judgment-free space. Many Teens I worked with come out of the session with big smiles on their faces feeling more positive and understanding.