Kids Life Coach Academy




Does Kids Life Coaching really work?

Kids Life Coaching is fast becoming a trend because there is such a demand. Even though our founder, Zelna Lauwrens has been coaching children since 2003, only  in the past few years it has become a buzz word.  

We have seen many well meaning professionals such as adult life coaches see the need and try to adapt their inappropriate methods for children. The thing is that for Kids Life Coaching to really work it needs to be done properly 

Children think and learn things differently and if you don't have a solid foundation of understanding, you won't get results when coaching a child. 

Our specially formulated Kids Life Coaching Programmes offer the essential Ingredients, to help to re-engineer bad habits into good habits through structured daily activities that lay the foundation for lasting change. These activities are based on forming new neural pathways in the brain which will ultimately overrule the old faulty belief systems. This results in better lifestyle choices and positive outcomes.  

What is the difference between The Kids Life Studio® and The Kids Life Coach Academy School?

The Kids Life Studio® was founded in 2003 by Zelna Lauwrens and has since become the global leader in world class Kids Life Coaching. The organisation consists of a network of certified Advanced Kids Life Coaches who work as independent representatives of our brand in their own communities - we call them "brand ambassadors".  

Each coach has their own independent coaching space where children are involved in their personal development in a relaxed environment where there is no stigma attached. Our Kids Life Studio® Advanced Coaches identify the needs of their community and build their offerings using our solid foundation coaching programme as their basis.  

All of our Kids Life Coach training was done face to face up until 2013. In 2014, we launched our Kids Life Coach Academy online school when we realised that there were people around the world who were unable to travel because of work or children. We now offer our certification online in the comfort of your own home. 

The Kids Life Coach Academy also offers smaller plug and play programmes for those people who may not want to certify with us such as parents, teachers, therapists and social workers. 

Is Kids Life Coaching just for children with problems?

At the Kids Life Studio® we have been working tirelessly to change the perception that Kids Life coaching is just for children with problems. We believe that every child no matter their background or circumstance can benefit from a neutral adult who is able to give them unconditional and structured support in a world that can sometimes be tricky to navigate.  

How can I learn how to coach children properly?

If you are looking for a quick fix solution, then we are probably not for you! We don't do the one size fits all cookie cutter method of churning out reams of students who master the theory but don't know how to transfer this into real-time practice. 

We expect you to roll up your sleeves and do the hard work if you want to be well equipped emotionally, theoretically and practically...there is no compromise if you want to really excel as a fully certified Kids Life Coach.

If you are serious about quality training that will equip you realistically with a proven programme that works then you have four options for you:

Level 1 Theory Training:  If you are a parent, teacher, adult life coach or therapist, you can choose to do our Kids Life Coaching Jumpstart Training. After you have done this training, you will have a good foundation to use one of our plug and play coaching programmes which are ready to use for your convenience. 

Level 2 Kids Life Coach Certification:  This is for those professionals who decide that they want to become a fully certified Kids Life Coach. After completing the Level 1 training, you will already have the fundamentals of our unique Kids Life Coaching model in place. This training gives you access to our adaptable coaching model and coaching programme and branded tools. You can build these into your already existing toolbox by doing this Kids Life Coaching Action Taker training which gives you everything you need to start your successful Kids Life Coaching practice in just 90 days using our templates and methods under your own brand.  

Level 3 Advanced Kids Life Coach Certification:  Do our Kids Life Coach Change Maker Training and setup your own Kids Life Studio® using our branding and additional group coaching programmes. You will be given permission to use our brand alongside your brand if you choose and you will have access to our unique 90-day marketing plan for rollout.  To participate in this level, you need to have some previous experience with children (parenting does count!) and a solid academic foundation already in place. Please note we interview all candidates and then a application pack needs to be submitted. Click here to start your application. 

Level 4 Master Kids Life Coach:  After submitting an application to become a Kids Life Studio® Brand Ambassador, you will be given everything you need to setup your coaching practice using our reputable brand to back you up. Once you have shown a track record of success, you will be invited for a personal mentorship programme with founder of The Kids Life Studio®, Zelna Lauwrens to advance you to Master Coach status.  

 How do I know which option is for me? 

We are going to be up front here...our Kids Life Coach Training is not for everybody!  We attract real children's change makers who want to make a difference in children's lives. Not just the superficial kind of difference with no follow up and follow through, but the kind where you are a trailblazer! You are not scared to step up and be a voice for children. You are a keen lifelong learner and you walk the walk and talk the talk in your own life. You are also a team player and you understand the value of collaboration and connection with like-minded professionals from around the world. 

There is no screening process involved if you want to do our Jump Start Level 1 Training or Action Taker Level 2 Training in order to   setup your own practice within 90 days. You can simply click here and get started.  

If you want to be a brand ambassador for The Kids Life Studio® and part of a global group of world-class Kids Life Coaches, then you will be interviewed and screened by completing an online application This will amongst other things highlights your previous experience with children but most importantly how passionate you are.  When you are involved in your face to face interview with a Kids Life Studio® Certifications Consultant, you will have a chance to ask questions to see if you are a good fit for our organisation. We want you to make the right choice because we have children's well-being at heart!

How much time will it take to become a certified Kids Life Studio® Coach?  

Your initial Level 1 Training is a minimum of 6 weeks. This self paced training consists of completing one module per week and doing self study and research. Depending on your previous experience, this can extend up to 3 months. 

Your Level 2 Training takes 90 days and consists of an initial 6 weekly modules with 2 x hours of training videos and accompanying reading materials.  Each week you submit two sets of consolidation questions and two assignments. These are all practical in nature with the aim being to start coaching children in week 6. The final stretch of your training will be the practical application after which you will submit a Portfolio of Evidence consisting of a client case study.  

Your Level 3 Training takes approximately 90 days and is aimed at getting your Kids Life Studio® business launched and off the ground. The time to submit your Portfolio of Evidence is one year.

Do I need to have an interview if I am not interested in being a brand ambassador? 

If you would just like to learn how to effectively coach children using our coaching model or use one of our plug and play coaching programmes you are most welcome to enrol directly on this website. Only the Level 3 Advanced Kids Life Coach Training requires an application as you will become a brand ambassador for our organisation.  

Being a Brand Ambassador, means that you will complete your Level 1 - 3 Training and be a representative of our Kids Life Studio® Brand within your own community. 

If you already have an existing brand and you want to use our coaching model and templates within your own brand, there is no screening process involved. If you want to do our Level 2 Kids Life Coach Action Taker Training to setup your own practice within 90 days. You can simply click here and enrol after you have completed your Level 1 Kids Life Jump Start Theory Training.  

What backgrounds do I need to have to be a certified Kids Life Coach?

We attract highly passionate and driven people with huge aspirations to change the world one child at a time. Our students come from diverse backgrounds but most have a previous formal qualification of some sort.  

Our global network of certified Kids Life Coaches is made up of professionals such as Parents, Psychologists, Teachers, Therapists, Social Workers and adult Life Coaches who have blended their formal learning and life experiences with our proven Kids Life Coaching model.

What checks do our certified Kids Life Coaches go through?

To certify within 90 days and start earning an income as a Kids Life Coach.  You will need to complete your Level 1 Theory of Kids Life Coaching and submit a small Portfolio of Evidence.  You will then go on to your Level 2 Kids Life Coach Training and you will submit weekly practical assignments and a final case study in a full Portfolio of Evidence.  

As part of your Level 2 certification, you also have to produce a Police Clearance Check from their country of origin to indicate that they have no prior criminal record. You are also required to produce a First Aid Certificate. These checks are all renewable on an annual basis.  Alongside this, we ask for professional indemnity insurance and public liability insurance to be in place.  

What sets our certified Kids Life Studio® Brand Ambassadors apart?

Before they join us as Advanced Coaches, our students already have an established foundation in place for coaching children after completion of their Level 1 & Level 2 Training.  They have shown us evidence of previous learning that may relate to any or all of the following fields: education, psychology, coaching.  They have also undergone a screening interview and submitted a formal application pack on invitation only. 

What sets them apart is their willingness to be part of a global team of world-class Kids Life Studio® Coaches that are interested in transformation. We are influencers in changing government policies and heavily involved in research and advocacy that positively influences children's mental wellbeing.  Working locally in our own communities, our collective voices stretches across the globe and allows us to make meaningful changes that can never be achieved working in isolation as an independent coach. 

What kind of training will I get as a Kids Life Studio® Brand Ambassador?

If you are selected to become a Brand Ambassador for The Kids Life Studio®, you will need to first complete the Level 1 and Level 2 training and submit an application pack.  You will then be enrolled into your Level 3 Advanced Coach Training, which is an extensive 12 module Advanced Coach online training programme through our Kids Life Coach Academy school. The modules are done in the comfort of your own home in your own time and at your own pace but you are allocated a mentor coach that will support you in staying on track. 

You will also get a personalised relationship driven service where you have direct contact with founder, Zelna Lauwrens who offers mentorship. This will assist you in refining your skills and keeps you on track towards becoming a world-class Kids Life Coach. 

All of our Kids Life Studio® Brand Ambassadors participate in weekly group master mind sessions, monthly mastery sessions and ongoing client support. 

Is being a Kids Life Studio® Brand Ambassador the same as a franchise?

The benefit of our brand ambassador concept is that whilst we give you the training, tools and support to set up a Kids Life Coaching practice using our brand, you are not confined by the restrictions of a traditional franchise. With the support of our strong brand presence, we give you the flexibility to choose where, when and how you would like to assist children. This means that you can adapt this to suit the needs of your community and you can integrate it into your existing business.  

We don’t just train you and send you away to work in isolation - we take great pride in having a network of collective wisdom that we tap into on a daily basis through our global coach support network. So problems are solved collectively and new perspectives are easily gained when working with children.  

Our global team are not only passionate about serving the children in their local communities, but they are fully committed to raising the profile of Kids Life Coaching collectively across the globe. 

What makes the Kids Life Studio® Coaching model unique?

Our unique coaching model was designed in 2003 by founder, Zelna Lauwrens and was refined over a time frame of 6 years before she started certifying Kids Life Coaches in 2009 to use this model.  It is not only based on practical tools that work but it is easily adapted and integrated across a broad spectrum. It caters for children of all demographics, religions, cultures and backgrounds.  We believe in long-term sustainable results and we offer a foundation coaching programme with follow up building blocks extra mural programmes and ongoing workshops to ensure children’s success.   These is all based on our unique in-house Play Based Coaching Model that is based on the fundamentals of Positive Psychology, Social Psychology, CBT, NLP and Emotional Intelligence. 

What kind of solutions does the Kids Life Studio® offer?

Our solutions are proactive rather than reactive and we achieve measurable results because we fully assess every child before we recommend a tailor-made plan of action. Our Lifestyle Assessment  forms an integral part of the success of our programmes and our trained Kids Life Studio® Coaches understand the value of tracking and measuring progress in their clients. Rather than focus purely on the problem at hand, we fully assess all areas in  child’s life so that we can focus on creating positive lifestyle habits that create lasting change.

We provide a welcome break to the formal pressures of school where emphasis is on academic achievement.  Children love to play and they have the need to be stimulated in fresh innovative ways that move away from the traditional pencil and paper methods. It also creates a much needed place of ‘belonging’ where stability, consistency, calm and good role models are the norm. 

Do you have any testimonials?

We have plenty of success stories of our Kids Life Studio® certified coaches and the results they achieve. You can visit our Testimonials page on this website to see what our certified Kids Life Studio® coaches are saying. 

Is there a regulation board for kids life coaches?

Kids Life Coaching remains an unregulated profession, and with no internationally agreed regulatory body in place in this comparatively new discipline,The Kids Life Studio® has taken the lead in establishing an ethical framework within which the profession can develop.  All of our Kids Life Studio® certified coaches belong to an independent regulatory body that is relevant to their profession and country. Our Kids Life Studio® organisation is a voting member of the World Federation for Mental Health. Founder, Zelna Lauwrens is also an honorary fellow of the Global Policy Institute through Queen Mary University, London. She is involved in worldwide research and policy making for the benefit of children with a particular focus on family resilience. She is currently participating in her Masters Degree in Clinical Child Psychology and actively being a voice for children in various research based projects related to building family resilience. 

How can I become a certified Kids Life Coach?

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