Kids Life Coach Academy
What backgrounds do our certified Kids Life Coaches come from?
We are all highly passionate and driven team with huge aspirations to change the world one child at a time. Our team of certified Kids Life Studio® Coaches come from diverse backgrounds but everybody has previous formal qualification of some sort.
Our team is made up of professionals such as Psychologists, Teachers, Therapists, Social Workers, Doctors and adult Life Coaches who have blended their formal learning and life experiences with our proven Kids Life Coaching model.
What checks do your certified Kids Life Coaches go through?
Our global network of certified Kids Life Studio® Coaches are handpicked to be part of our organisation. Before enrolling as students our coaches are screened by completing an online application that amongst other things highlights their previous experience with children and qualifications already obtained. They are then involved in a face to face interview where they go through a further process of answering questions to see if they are a good fit for our organisation.
Once accepted, they have to produce a Police Clearance Check from their country of origin to indicate that they have no prior criminal record. They are also required to produce a First Aid Certificate. These checks are all renewable on an annual basis.
How are our certified Kids Life Coaches qualified to work with children?
Before they join us, all of our certified Kids Life Studio® Coaches already have an established foundation and have shown us evidence of previous learning that may relate to any or all of the following fields: education, psychology, coaching.
To become a certified Kids Life Studio® Coach, they undergo rigorous training that involves research that is based on the 6 theories of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Social Psychology, Positive Psychology, Emotional Intelligence and Life Coaching.
They are also allocated a mentor that supports them through their 200 hours of learning where they need to submit assignments relating to their training. They also produce a final portfolio of evidence of their competence working with children prior to certification by participating in a case study.
They also need to submit a monthly report that tracks and measures their progress so that we can continuously maintain standards and check progress.
What kind of training do our Kids Life Studio® Certified coaches get?
All of our students are enrolled in an extensive 6 module personalised online training programme through our Kids Life Coach Academy school, which includes submitting numerous practical assignments and a final case study.
In this training, they also do extensive research into the both the theory and the practical aspects of coaching children which is based on proven methods that have been used since 2003.
When our coaches undergo their training, they are also allocated a Master Coach to support them during this time. This personalised relationship driven service removes from the impersonal nature of online training and keeps them on track. We also pair up students to work together as accountability buddies.
On a monthly basis, all of our Kids Life Studio® certified coaches participate in professional development training and masterminding that is hosted by our founder, Zelna Lauwrens.
What makes our Kids Life Studio® Certified coaches unique?
The benefit of our membership concept is that whilst we give the training, tools and support to set up a Kids Life Coaching practice, our coaches are not confined by the restrictions of a traditional franchise. With the support of our strong brand presence, we give the flexibility to choose where, when and how they would like to assist children. This means that they can adapt this to suit the needs of their community and they can integrate it into their existing business.
We don’t just train our coaches and send them on their way 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.
Does Kids Life Coaching really work?
We understand that all negative side effects in a child's life is a sign of an unmet need. Our tagline is "Where choices are made easy" and we empower children to become the leaders of their own lives by offering them access to a powerful toolkit which is easy to understand and use. When they feel empowered, children are able to look beyond their problems and make positive choice
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 makes the Kids Life Studio® Coaching model unique?
Our unique coaching model is easily adapted and integrated across a broad spectrum and caters for all demographics, religions and 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.
Our solutions are proactive rather than reactive and we achieve measurable results because we fully assess every child before we recommend a plan of action.
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.
Unlike traditional coaching in the adult arena, our Kids Life Coaching Model takes the unique needs of children into consideration. One of the secrets behind our Coaching Model is to work from the heart and to keep everything practical and tangible. This creates a coaching experience that is based on “out of the box” thinking, which appeals to the child’s inherent playful nature.
Our structured Kids Life Coaching programme builds a foundation for long-term success and they further reinforce this with Building Blocks programmes and maintenance workshops. At the Kids Life Studio®, our global network of certified Kids Life Coaches provide tailor-made coaching programmes to suit the needs of your child. Rather than focus purely on the problem at hand, we fully assess all areas in your child’s life so that we can focus on creating positive lifestyle habits that create lasting change.
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.
Behaviour is made up of four components: acting, thinking, feeling and physiology. No matter what kind of child whether they appear to be high performing or they are under performing, they need to be coached to understand that they only ever have direct control over the acting and thinking components in their lives. Thinking they are not good enough and striving to be better according to society's standards is a sure way for them to set themselves up for failure.
Let's face it, because children lack experience and perspective, they tend to make decisions that are impulsive and focused on immediate reward. Often this can get them into trouble or can cause them to be labelled or result in long-term consequences. Children need to be coached on how to more consciously self-evaluate so that the behaviours they choose have the best chance of helping them achieve what they want in ways that are responsible.
Kids Life Coaching is suitable for everyday children with everyday challenges and no matter the problem they are experiencing, with support they will be able to find solutions that show long-term positive results.
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 to see what our current and past students 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 will belong to an independent regulatory body that is relevant to their profession and country.
How can I become a certified Kids Life Coach?
Click on this link to submit an application form.