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What our students say about our Kids Life Coach Training:


Studying to be a kids life coach with the Zelna and the Kids Life Studio has been one of the best educational investments I have ever made. I am excited to begin my journey as a kids life coach.

Tamra Hollingsworth (Mortgage Loan Officer) Medford, Oregon, USA (Certified March 2024)


"I am so grateful to the Kids Life Studio for the opportunity to participate in the Level 1 Introduction to Kids Life Coaching course as a free resource as I gained clarity on what kids play based coaching is and the unique system, theories and approaches that underpin the holistic play-based life coaching model created by founder Zelna. The course content was interesting, informative, detailed, well-structured with amazing resources. It has inspired me to apply for the Level 2 certificate moving forward as I want to be a part of a community of change makers that are making positive impacts in the lives of children and for the next generation."

Miki Femia (professional nannying, early childhood and primary school teacher) Sydney, Australia (FUNdamentals of Kids Life Coaching completed February 2024)


"Thank you Kids Life Studio for this awesome opportunity. I have gained so much from this informative and very insightful course. Coaching Children Through Play gives us a solid foundation to further study Life Coaching for kids. It's inspiring and I would most definitely recommend anyone working with kids, and who would like to be a support and make a difference in the lives of children, to grab the opportunity and do the course. Thank you Kids Life Studio coaches for the sterling work you do globally." 

Gadija Stuurman-Cozyn (Islamic Studies educator) Cape Town, South Africa (FUNdamentals of Kids Life Coaching completed February 2024)


"The Kids Life Coach Academy Level 2 Theory course has been greatly insightful and offers fantastic insights into the complicated and often less explored field of kids coaching. This course really shines a light on how kids life coaching differs significantly from adult life coaching. There are practical offerings as well as an informed approach to the theories underpinning kids life coaching. It is a course about mindsets and how best to approach kids life coaching with a strong foundation from the very beginning. Zelna is extremely knowledgeable and dedicated to the field and I really look forward to the opportunity to take part in the level 3 certification to learn more from her and the team at Kids Life Coach Academy in future." 

Cammy Corcia-Lu (High School English Teacher) Singapore (Theory completed February 2024)


"As an educator exploring to move from academic to mental and emotional wellness settings with children and youth, this was a valuable taster on a possible aspiration I could pursue in the future." 

Aimee Martin, Anzac, Alberta, Canada (FUNdamentals of Kids Life Coaching completed February 2024)


"This program is one of the most inspiring programs I have attended in my life. This program is not only for people who are passionate about children's wellbeing but also for those who are dedicated to building a future for our next generations. Zelna together with all other professional and passionate "Change Makers" share the vision of supporting children to combat toxic influences so that they will become the leaders of their own life. This becomes my vision now."

Shirley Dai Mei Ng (Human Resources Consultant and Executive Coach), Alberta, Canada (certified January 2024)


"I never thought I would say enrolling in a course would change my life, but after completing my  learning with Kids Life Studio® I can say those words with 100% conviction. Through the course, I have evolved both personally and professionally- feeling truly confident and capable to live my own motivated, inspired and happy life. The course prepared me with a solid knowledge base, a warm and uplifting collaborative support system and the confidence to launch my own Kids Life coaching studio to support my community. I am forever grateful for all my fellow Team Zealers and Zelna for the guidance, support and love I received over these past few months!"

Jennifer Philibeck (Ex teacher), Wisconsin, USA (certified December 2023)


"I really enjoyed completing my theory training in play based coaching. The course content was informative and detailed to an extent that I wasn't expecting. The research topics were interesting and allowed me to grow my knowledge in the field." 

Laura French (Wellbeing Lead in a Prep School) Shoreham By Sea, UK (Theory completed December 2023)


"After completing my theory work, I am feeling an overwhelming sense of joy, that I GET to use the theories and practices that I have learned about in my first-grade classroom. I have already started teaching my students about how their brain works and at the young age of 6 or 7 they are beyond excited to tell me, "Mrs. Rinne this activity really raised my dopamine level!" I have been reminding my own two children about growth mindset and modelling for them that even the hard - has an opportunity for us to learn and grow. For me, the greatest success lies in the wins of my own kids and students. This coursework was beautifully aligned to the things I am most passionate about teaching kids. It allowed me, for the first time to think about the theories and practices behind those passions which has made things feel so much more complete and concrete. The knowledge I have gained thus far is simply a springboard for me to dive more deeply into how to empower kids become the leaders of their own lives. The more I learn, the more I feel a tug to make an impact in a way perhaps beyond the classroom. I will continue with the next level of training, and I will soak in the new things that come my way. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn alongside so many incredible people! I am looking forward with a lot of hope and love in my heart and I cannot wait to see where this beautiful journey takes me." 

Mandy Rinne (Teacher) Greenville, WI United States (Theory completed December 2023)


"The course is very well organized and effectively highlights the key to successful kids life coaching. The course is very well rounded and well researched. Gave me great insights on how to positively interact with kids. Personally it has made me dig deeper and get in touch with my inner child. Valuable learning as a future kids life coach , parent and an individual. Thank you!" 

Saleha Abdulla (IT Consultant and teacher) Utrecht Netherlands (Theory completed October 2023) 


"Thank you is not enough to express my gratitude for such a great platform. Level 3 training evolved me from a dreamer to a go-getter. Thanks to the practical aspects, Zelna guided us throughout the journey, encouraging and guiding us to create a self-driven, highly focused, efficient, professional world-class life coach hidden within us. Special thanks to Lynn for supporting me throughout and unconditionally guiding me whenever I needed support. The social platform for change-makers truly feels like a family where I will be connected throughout the journey. Thank you."

Shamly Khalid, England (certified October 2023) 


"Studying to be a kids life coach with the Kids Life Studio® is probably one of the best educational investments I have ever done. Right from the beginning, from my first call with Zelna I knew that I wanted to be part of this program and eventually part of Team Zeal. You can really feel the attention to detail, the thoroughness and the true love for children's well-being in every element. Being part of this program has taught me a lot about children, how to support them and how to be a true world class life coach. I will be forever indebted to this program for my own personal transformation. My only regret is not having found this program years ago when it started... but it's never too late to start and I'm excited to see what the future holds."

Lamya Tawfik (Journalist PhD in Childhood Studies - Children's Media and Culture), Dubai (certified October 2023) 


"Taking the Kids Life Studio coaching certification has been a real 'Adventure in Growth' for me both personally and professionally. With this robust and proven course behind me I feel reassured and confident about beginning a new career in an area that I am incredibly passionate about. I am hugely excited about helping children and their families to grow and thrive as they face life's challenges, and I would recommend this course to anyone considering a career in Kids Life Coaching." 

Katie Brown (Media and Marketing) London, England (certified October 2023)


"This training has helped me not only to be certified and equip me with all the tools I need, it has also helped me grow as a human, to understand myself and my children. This is not just a training, with all the things provided by the KLS team and Zelna it was a growing, blooming journey. Thank you all."

Sarah Alramly (Surveillance Engineer) Kuwait (certified September 2023)


"When I started out on this journey of wanting to explore youth life coaching, I researched many different programs. I had been working with youth and families for over 35 years and essentially doing much of this kind of work within schools, but knew there was a need for this on a broader and wider basis. Why wait until we need to intervene? Let’s be PROACTIVE! Let’s teach and guide children to recognize and celebrate their strengths, to be their best self, to be resilient, to be a problem solver, and to build capacity! When I landed on Kids Life Studio I knew I had found an organization that had a passion for making a difference and that understood and believed in the innate and immense potential within every child. Once talking with Zelna I was positive that I found the right program! Everything about it resonated with me and my beliefs and I knew that I was meant to work with KLS. What I didn’t know was how incredibly thorough and comprehensive this program would be!! NO stone is left unturned and the depth of knowledge and personal and professional growth one will acquire through doing this training is immeasurable! The in depth training in mental health issues, psychological theory, brain functioning, coping strategies, wellness practices AND business planning, development and management leaves me feeling well equipped and ready to launch my coaching business. Thank you KLS!" 

Marjorie Russell (School Counsellor) Connecticut, USA (certified September 2023)


"I can't say enough positive things about the Kids Life Studio program! The program is laid out in such a way that each module builds upon the next in a seamless way- providing a really solid foundation. The support and encouragement for personal growth and reflection has been a key factor in shaping my mindset and providing me with the confidence that I am a Children's Change Maker and will become a world class Kids Life Coach. I am thoroughly enjoying every step of this journey and am looking forward to embarking on my next training!"

Jennifer Philibeck (Teacher) Wisconsin, USA (Theory completed September 2023)


"I strongly encourage anyone that has that niggling feeling that our kids are our future and this is so much more than the natural process of evolution. This course gives you a toolkit of endless warm and fuzzy pluses in starting or 'serving' children as Zelna shows us and how every child is capable and teachable with the right mindset and a play based fun platform of support and love. Thank you!"

Rhea Pigott (Homemaker) Brighton, England (Theory completed August 2023)


"This is a miraculous journey!  I started off taking up the course with a test & trial mindset, but it turned out to be an incredibly intensive, rich, knowledgeable learning experience and more importantly a self-discovery journey!  Self-study or distance-learning is never an easy task for me, but the program is so well-structured feeding constant thought-provoking and inspirational new topics, solid theories coupled with real examples and case studies, broad and in-depth perspectives, practical and viable applications along with supportive resources & materials.  All were just mind-blowing equipping me with fundamental knowledge with all necessary skills and techniques to be a Professional Kids Life Coach. Supporting children is not solely about skills, it’s more about heart.  Zelna is indeed not only a seasoned trainer but also a true heart-centred role model of a Kids Life Coach showcasing core inner values to best work with children.  The inspiring learning journey stimulates a lot of self-discovery moments that further strengthens my inner power and passion to be an Authentic Kids Life Coach. Coaching is quite a new concept in Asia while Kids Coaching is a stranger in Hong Kong.  I am more than happy to refer this training to anyone who has a heart for children and want to dedicate themselves to be a professional and authentic Kids Life Coach." 

Julie Yung, (Businesswoman) Hong Kong (certified August 2023)


"Everything in Level 2 was laid out wonderfully. The structure and content allowed for a flow of learning and each lesson built from each other. Being able to have a course that provides so much information but not in a way you go 'ah!' was wonderful. I have gained so much from this course and I think one of my biggest takeaways was the moments of reflections for myself - if I did not have those I would not be able to reflect on my current life and make some well needed changes. Thank you!" 

Sadie Middleton (Life Coach), London, England (Theory completed August 2023) 


"I've enjoyed every step of the way! This is an in-depth training that's given me all I need to start my practice as a Kids life coach. It's great that I had to do so much research to have a solid foundation on the different theories used in Zelna's coaching model. I've enjoyed so much the mentoring group sessions as well. It's so inspiring, motivating and reassuring to be part of a group of professional and kind people who thrive as Kids life coaches. Plus, the WhatsApp group is great to ask any question related to the training. I'm so glad I trained with KLS. I'm planning to start level 3 soon. I can't recommend this training enough! Thanks everyone for your support!"

Caroline Baudet (Teacher) Madrid, Spain (certified July 2023)


"Having explored various coaching programs, I can confidently say that their approach is unlike any other currently available in the market. What sets Kids Life Studio apart is the organic and thoughtfully structured nature of their coaching preparation. The program is designed in a way that encourages self-reflection and introspection through a series of insightful and thought-provoking questions. This unique approach allowed me to delve deep into my own understanding of child development, coaching techniques, and personal growth. Thanks to Kids Life Studio, I feel confident and well-prepared to embark on my journey as a kids life coach, knowing that I have the knowledge, skills, and mindset necessary to make a positive difference in the lives of children. Lastly, can't thank Zelna for providing such an amazing platform to interact with other Kids Life Coaches and to participate in mentorship programs which allows us to build the necessary skills required on the path of becoming a Kids Life Coach.'"

Sriharshini Gudibanda (Data Analytics Team Lead) North Carolina,USA (Theory completed July 2023) 


"I highly recommend this training to anyone who has passion for children's wellbeing. This program gives me a holistic and comprehensive view of child development and encourages me to deeply reflect on my own inner child so that I can be a role-model for children. Being a secret parent takes love, hope and courage so that I can provide the right support for them to become the leaders of their own life during this challenging and rewarding journey. This has been an eye-opening learning experience and I am very excited to apply what I have learned in my personal and professional life." 

Shirley Dai Mei Ng (Human Resources Consultant and Executive Coach), Alberta, Canada (Theory completed July 2023)


"I am happy to participate in the Kids Life Studio Coaching Program because it gave me the structure and the tools/knowledge to start a practice as a Kids' Life Coach. I feel more confident about my skills and learned how to keep working on my personal and professional development. Additionally, you study not only the coaching process but also the business side. I recommend this course because there is a balance between theory and practice." 

Claudia Vargas, Child Psychologist - Massachusetts, USA  (certified June 2023)


"Zelna has created a wonderful training program. I believe that every person that comes into contact with children should take this courseI learned so much but probably the biggest take away is understanding that children misbehaving or acting out is a sign of an unmet need. I look at all situations differently after understanding that." 

Tamra Hollingsworth, (mortgage loan officer) - Oregon USA (Theory completed June 2023)


"I finish this course feeling enlightened, inspired and motivated. I followed my instinct and inner belief that this was the perfect course for me, and I am so happy that I did! The programme is incredibly well thought out, researched and very thorough. The material is interesting and enlightening and without doubt you emerge a better person/professional than you ever could have imagined. This new understanding will serve not only those you coach but yourself and everyone around you. Zelna has created an unparalleled kids' life coaching course and I will be forever grateful to have been part of it. The support network of coaches is truly incredible. You are learning and practicing alone but you are never doing it alone. The support of knowledge, intelligence, experience and compassion is one of the most amazing aspects of this course and you leave with a global network of support and professional friends for the future. If you are inspired by the programme - just go for it - you truly won't regret it!" 

Katie Smith, Montessori school manager - Lymington, England, United Kingdom (certified May 2023)


"This training has led my life in amazing directions as I have worked through the modules. Through focusing in on important aspects that underpin kids life coaching it has educated me and also shown me some of the amazing resources I can tap in to as my kids life coaching career develops." 

Simon Badrock, Business owner – Bilbao, Spain  (Theory completed April, 2023)


"This is a wonderful introduction to Kids Life Coaching! Get ready to go on a journey of learning and exploring the world of children while also discovering things about yourself. Zelna does an amazing job explaining with great detail the various concepts and ideas through the videos and accompanying text. I love how the information is not all "given" but that a bit of research into the concepts is also expected." 

Lamya Tawfik, Media professional with PhD in Childhood Studies - Dubai, UAE (Theory completed April 2023)


"I have thoroughly enjoyed and learnt so much from the Kids Life Studio training. The course was easy to follow yet, in depth, informative, touching on all aspects of the world of the 21st century child." 

Adetutu Adewole, GP Doctor - Bracknell, United Kingdom (Theory completed March 2023)


"Participating in this level 3 training has given me the tools and knowledge to put my passion of helping children to thrive into a practical application that sees real results. After completing this training, I feel confidence to coach and assisting children to overcome anything life throws their way with a positive mindset and open heart. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to make a difference to children's lives."

Kate Callaghan, Special needs teacher - Clifton, Australia (certified February 2023)


"This experience has been a life changing experience. I never imagined I would literally come out of this journey feeling like a different person. I'm so grateful for all the hard work, commitment, and passion that have been put in to create this course and program. I love that it includes everything from self growth and development to learning and understanding the psychology of children as well as feeling ready and equipped to start my own kids life coaching business and career."  

Janan Alaqqad, Project Manager -  Dubai, UAE (certified December 2022)


"After completing Level 1, I already feel a sense of belonging to the work that I do. It has validated my thoughts, aspirations and goals in the art of guiding children towards more successful outcomes in life. With over twenty years in Education, I can confidently say that this training pulls in all of the best practices, theory and psychology of pedagogical studies. I am so excited about moving on to the next level to continue to arm myself with research-based practices and knowledge that will help me serve all children wherever they are." 

Nicholas Symonette, Teacher - Michigan, USA (Theory completed December 2022)


"This is a comprehensive course that consolidates different angles about kids, like brain development, kid psychology, modern lifestyle change, body health, family structure. I especially enjoyed doing the Portfolio of evidence which helps one have a deeper understanding and memory." 

Winkie Chan, Advertising Executive - Hong Kong (Theory completed October 2022)


"For me this was the most thorough and comprehensive training programme outside of doing a master’s degree!  I feel confident and well equipped with both theory and practice, as well as being furnished with the knowhow of setting up my own coaching business.  They have left no stone unturned in making sure you have everything you need to embark on this new and exciting venture. I feel like my journey as a kid’s life coach has already begun!" 

Petina Sponder, Psychologist - Byron Bay, Australia (certified August 2022)


"Thank you for giving me the opportunity to become a world class kids life coach. There is nothing more important for me than to impact children positively, to strengthen kids and empower them to become the leader of their own life. I truly appreciate this course, its structure and ideas as well as the community. Thanks as well for the unconditional support and to always being open for solutions. I appreciate that very much! I am excited for my 'Butterfly' Journey with the Kids and I am looking forward to coach as many kids as I can and be this one person in their life who supports and loves them unconditionally. "

Selina Joël Samira Ramine Fischer Depré, Primary school teacher - Switzerland, (certified August 2022)


"The Kids Life Studio theory training is a great start to understanding what a life coach does and it gives you a glimpse into how children struggle in their everyday life. It also gives you a glimpse of the philosophies and structures of the KLS model. The course is well-organized and thorough with all the information you need embark on this journey of becoming a kids life coach. I enjoyed researching how a child brain works and what affects how it is developed." 

Tina Bayouq, Teacher - Amman, Jordan, (Theory completed July 2022)


"This whole concept of Kids Life Coaching has been a game changer for working with children. It does not just make teaching them easier and vastly more fulfilling; it opens up their world, no matter their backgrounds or circumstances, to explore their lives with wonder, realize their dreams, and to be excited that they do indeed have options! They are not victims, they are leaders with a future of hope." 

Robin Sturm, Teacher- Virginia, USA (Theory completed June 2022)


"My journey with Kids Life Studio has been nothing short of amazing! Challenging? Yes! But so worth it! I can't thank the staff at Kids Life Studio enough for being so accommodating, understanding and patient with me throughout my entire process. I have learned more than I ever thought I would and feel that I am truly ready to start my own business with a Zeal mentality! Thank you again, Team Zeal, for the ongoing support and motivation to keep going when times got tough. I am so excited to see where my next chapter takes me with so much new knowledge and Zeal energy!"  

Maria Dugalic, Teacher - Pickering, Canada (certified February 2022)


"I did not have a happy or empowering childhood, but I had a coach-like figure (tutor) in my life for 2 years and it made me who I am today. I wish every child without parents could have a coach, it's like having an adult friend, someone who believes in you and cheers you on, shows you the way and reminds you of who you truly are. I feel that this programme equipped me to become that adult friend (or secret parent as Zelna would call it). It is like a dream come true because now I can be that person my tutor was to me." 

Jaclyn Peng, Psychologist, Pastor and Adult Life Coach - Taiwan (Theory completed December, 2021)


"The research and recommended reading that has gone into this course has had me entrenched for hours upon end in exciting new information. I have loved this course and really want to continue on this road with Kids Life Studio.  I have been working with children for nearly 20 years and one of the biggest issues I have found is the lack of parents ‘parenting’ their children, whether it is as a result of a work overload or personal issues or simply a lack of interest altogether, there is a very clear issue around children being allowed to eat and do whatever they want, which has inevitably resulted in a generation of children with psychological, social and physical issues. This Kids Life Studio's course, has found a way to reintroduce the much-needed core essentials back into children’s lives in order to get them back to a level where they are psychologically, socially and physically then able to live a well-balanced life and the best part is you don’t need the parents to do it, the children are taught the tools needed themselves thereby achieving not only these necessary goals but also giving them the confidence in themselves they all so desperately need! I am so grateful I found Kid’s Life Studio and even more so for the work Zelna and her team are doing! And now I am a part of the change!"  

Deborah Mc Crystal, Teacher - Johannesburg, South Africa (certified December 2021)


 "I would highly recommend anyone who is looking to support children positively to take up this course with Kids Life Studio! I am inspired to have learnt and understand the Play Based Coaching Model and can't wait to start applying within my community to help children master the essential life skills and be the best they can possibly be. Kudos to Zelna and team for creating and growing this wonderful concept - we need to heighten the awareness to look after and increase the mental wellbeing of our children today! I am very proud & happy to be part of the Kids Life Studio network." 

Hun Yee, Er, Head of Distribution and Development Swarovski - Singapore (certified December 2021)


 "A brilliant journey! Taken many learnings away and look forward to putting them into practice. Lots of really great materials, assignments, videos, ted’s and books, a perfect combination of self-paced reading and guided research. Zelna is such a kind and warm hearted person, with a huge experience in working with children. I gained the confidence I needed to start a new journey in life. Now I am in the process of transitioning to what I’ve always dreamed of doing. I am happy to be part of a network of people committed to educate, inspire and motivate children to be the leaders of their own life.

"This course is like no other in its uniqueness. First and foremost, I should mention that the course is extremely complex, well-structured and equally challenging; I may even say that it keeps one on the boil: business, coaching, research, live sessions, personal development, case study, psychology! There is a lot of useful information that seems unconceivable to be gathered harmoniously in one course and yet it is so well embedded and perfectly structured. I can hardly wait to share everything I acquired with children, to teach them to be happy, to pursue their dreams. I am profoundly honored to be part of an international team of World Class coaches, and I hope thus we can offer a better world for our children. Now, more than ever, they need our support and our unconditional love. Zelna Lauwrens, I will forever be thankful to you for the opportunities that this course has opened to me: a deeper introspection in my own life, mind and heart, a knowledgeable reflection on the power to self-improvement through wisely applied command of emotions as well as the happiness of sharing it all with children by guiding them in their own pursuit of happiness. Thank you! "  

Carmen Tepelea, Lawyer - Romania (certified November 2021)


"Great things are worth waiting for and that is definitely the case for my discovery of Kids Life Studio. It makes sense that the niche of kid life coaching exists because the need is so very real. But for MY personal need to become a kid life coach, and my introduction to this program, was just a matter of time and destiny. 
I have been teaching children in the school setting on and off while raising my two sons since 1997. Being in the general education classroom was rewarding on many levels. What I loved most was helping kids connect the dots in social emotional situations and connecting with kids through laughter and fun. 
My job now as a Kids Life Coach is to be as educated as possible about all things that affect children so that I can turn what I’ve learned into fun coaching sessions for children. At home my bookshelves teem over with educational, social emotional, psychology, and spiritual books. Thus, this is a dream job for me! I can’t wait to put my feet on the floor each morning! My day is full of creation, fun, thinking on my feet, balance, peace, resilience, satisfaction, joy, laughter, pride, connection, and perseverance. Because the program is tailor made for each child I get to create and enjoy the challenge of how to make the best for that one kid.  
The Kids Life Studio program is thorough on a pedagogical level, but also on a spirit level. By that I mean the educational science is there in detail to back up everything we do with kids. At the same time we are also asked to nurture ourselves and find balance in our own lives as we take on the coach-in-training journey. The expectations are high, which is good. The quality is there and what you put into it will definitely be rewarded simply by what you learn along the months. Even though it is a self-guided study program, I have felt supported along the way. The mentorship meetings with Kids Life Studio colleagues around the globe is so motivating! I truly feel connected to a community of change makers!   

The most profound part of taking this training happened with me personally. Intellectually I knew most of the material and may have already been introducing some of the concepts to my students. However, one day I had a huge epiphany. “Can you truly walk this walk? Because right now it’s all talk.” Challenge accepted! I started with Zeal phrases to intercept my ANTs and instantly had remarkable results in my outside world becoming more peaceful and manageable. Then I took it to a higher level and really practiced what I had come to know to be true – by changing and choosing the inside talk I could keep my peace no matter what the outcome in the outside world. I was BLOWN AWAY! I choose to go positive and possible over negative.  Other changes for me include healthy changes in my diet. My sleep is finally in check after years of it being out of control. My stress level is the lowest it’s been in years because I believe in what I’m doing and that by using my strengths and talents to help kids I will also be rewarded financially.  

As we say to the children in the program – The E in ZEAL stands for EFFORT and ENERGY. What you put into the program you will get out EQUAL results. This program isn’t something to rush through, but the life changing development of yourself may pay off in many bonuses in the long run. I’m glad that my leap turned into a launch because I’m a different person than I was a year ago." 

Susanna Stratford, Author & Teacher - Pienton, Washington (certified October 2021)


"Thank you Kids Life Studio for providing honest, passionate and inspiring education and training for those of us who want to affect positive and lasting change in children's lives. I am so grateful for your thoughtful and thorough research, science and presentation of solid and "doable" intervention and support strategies for working with youth to be their best selves living their best lives. THIS is the stuff of making a difference and making the world a better place." 

Marjorie Russell, School Counsellor - Connecticut, USA (Theory training completed September 2021)


"The theory training of the Kids Life Studio was an eye opener for me. I have always desired to impact on children's life positively but I held myself back a lot of times because I believed that the journey of life is not what you can assume and consequently mislead a child. This training touched on 6 theories that I loved so much and with these theories, I am so confident now that with this training and the WORD of God - Jesus Christ that lives inside of me guiding my own life, I can confidently impact any child - street children and children of the top 1% in the society alike and get the best out of them.  This course is what anyone looking to work with children taking on a whole family approach should consider. Zelna is a great mentor and she definitely put in a lot of work in creating this program. I love the fact that we get to first experience what the children we coach would experience. I love working with children and their families and coming from the legal background, I needed a robust training that would simplify my new career choice and this course was it in its entirety. With this training, I wouldn't have to jump around looking for more training but be focused walking the zeal walk and talking the zeal talk. This is one investment decision that brings satisfaction. Thank you so much Zelna Lauwrens for this course. I am a proud Kids Life Studio affiliate." 

Deborah Lucky-Deekor, Lawyer & Entrepreneur - Nigeria (certified July 2021)


"Finding Kids Life Studio and this coaching program was like finding part of myself I didn’t realize was missing. I have always loved working with children, which is why I chose teaching as my profession. But learning to work with children on how their brain works and giving them tools to help set them up for a successful life feels exhilarating. When I tell people about kids life coaching I can feel myself become energized and enthusiastic and it reinforces to me just how passionate I am about this. I have thoroughly enjoyed the mentorship calls where Zelna encourages us to stretch our thinking and grow. And where I have the opportunity to talk with other people who share the passion and desire to work with children and better their lives. This has been one of the best decisions of my life. I am so excited about this journey." 

Julie Purcell, Teacher – Florida, USA  (certified July 2021)


 "The Level 2: A foundation for Kids Life Coaching is a detailed, refreshing approach to working with kids. It's a great supplement for any coach who works with children who wants to develop them on a deeper level.  The Kids Life Studio Level 3 Training has given me a solid foundation to coach children to become the leaders of their own lives. I feel confident in being able to help children in depth, thanks to this training. I also feel very prepared to launch my coaching as a business as well because of the course, too." 

Carol Chapman, ex Tae Kwondo School Owner & Teacher - Texas, USA (certified May 2021)


"This is an amazing course every teacher should do. I love the structure and style of delivery. It makes learning the content that much easier. Zelna has done an exceptional job at creating this program. I searched for a program for weeks and this program encompasses all that is needed to assist kids in the best possible way." 

Shemarah Tajudeen, Teacher - Trinidad (Theory Training completed April 2021)


"Coming into this training I thought that I knew what it is to know about being a Kids Life Coach because I'm a Certified School Counsellor. I was so wrong! I learned the difference between being a counsellor and a life coach. My focus as a Kids Life Coach is to focus on showing them how to overcome their challenges by giving them the key ingredients for managing their stress and facing their stress. I'm learning to think like a child, and PLAY! Help children to realize that they have the power to be positive in their own lives! I love being a school counsellor, but being a Kids Life Coach takes helping children to another level, and I'm here for it!" 

Keywana Stephens, School Counsellor - Saudi Arabia (Theory Training completed March 2021)


 "A wonderful mind-blowing course that is thought-provoking and intense. There is so much content to gobble up, but it's all beautifully instructed, simple to follow, with the right amount of audio, visual and homework to keep you going. I've learnt a lot in a short space of time and it's been well worth it!  The reason I chose this course with Zelna was because I felt her values are aligned with mine. Zelna's passion for helping children is evident throughout this course and my interaction with her, and this gave me tremendous confidence that the materials she provides are all from the right place. The contents are solid and practical. This platform is really the best way to start for anyone who has a passion in coaching children." 

Andrea Liu, Adult Life Coach - Singapore (Theory Training completed March 2021)


"I am impressed by the level of professionalism, and the sense of community that Kids Life Studio has. Since the first day that I started the program I felt part of a group of people that go above and beyond helping kids being the leaders of their own life. It’s a team of people that talk the talk and walk the walk, they are authentic and real. I also loved the play based approach of the program and all the scientific support that it is based on. The videos and materials given are made with such professionalism and you can see that the well-being of the kids is at the centre of everything. This course not only helped me become a kids life coach but also helped me in being aware of the tools that I needed to be motivated, inspired and happy in my own life. Thanks Zelna for everything that you do to make this world a better place for the kids.

Tania Delsordo, Teacher - Argentina (Theory Training completed March 2021)


"I really enjoyed taking this Level 1 training and introduction to the Kids Life Studio method. All of the information was clear and easy to follow along with, and the links to follow-up research and information on the different areas of learning were really helpful. I'm so excited to be part of this group and doing this work alongside Zelna and her team of Kids Life Studio coaches around the world. I look forward to continuing my certification training and making a difference in kids' lives in the future!.

Victoria Clarke-Jones, Counsellor & Kindergarten Teacher - Colorado, USA (Theory Training completed March 2021)


"I absolutely loved this course. It was so much more than I’d imagined. Zelna has really done an amazing job of compiling her work, her experience and from her many sources. I think anyone working with children could benefit from taking this course. It opened my eyes up to so much that I didn’t know about. I now have a large reading list and can’t wait to dive in. Well done!" 

Julienne Kawai, Teacher & Life Skills Trainer - New York, USA (Theory Training completed March 2021)


"The theory is a fantastic insight into the child’s brain and the child’s world. It gives anyone who is working closely with children a good understanding of why children need support and coaching and the benefits of coaching. I am a qualified life coach who has been coaching for more than 2 years - I learnt so much from this course! I have been doing this course for 6 months now, From level 1 to Level 3, the structure and content of the course is simply brilliant. Its well researched, thought out and very current. The continuous research and updating that goes on jut shows that this is a world class kids life coaching course probably the only one with lots of rigour before you achieve your certification. The Kids Life Studio team (special shout out to Lynn) is extremely professional and very supportive. It is so comprehensive and the tools are super. "

Shruti Shah, ICF Certified Adult Life Coach - Kenya (certified February 2021)


"Thank you to the founder and everyone else who had a hand in putting this course together. Unlike anything I have ever done before! This was one of the most fast-paced, exciting, and informative courses I have ever done. It is well presented, filled with knowledge and information. It is one of the best and most content rich courses I have done in a long time (and I have done quite a few). I think this course should be mandatory for parents and teachers, and anyone else who works with children. If every child had a supportive role model like a Kids Life Coach, what an amazing future it would be. I always felt supported when I needed it and part of a global team. Thank you to the whole team at Kids Life Studio for this amazing course. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to make a meaningful difference in a child's life." 

Tracey Hansen, Tutor & Entrepreneur - Ireland (certified February 2021)


"It took me 2 years to commit to do the course. However l can never regret taking the first step. Having worked with children for the past 7 years, the course was relevant to me. I have learnt new skills and knowledge to add. The course is broad with practical skills which yield results. The support I received from other fellow Change makers from the network group and the Thursday meeting made me feel supported and easy the burden. l am confidence l have what it takes to coach children to be leaders of their own life." 

Tinah Lughano, Sociologist, Economist & Entrepreneur - Kenya (certified December 2020)


"The Kids life Studio is going to make a huge change to the way children are brought up. Being a Teacher I have watched children being forced to grow up to quickly in a world that they don't know how to navigate or understand. The Kids life Coaching program will help children understand the world around them and be able to communicate their needs and wants in life. Through understanding themselves they will live happier fuller lives." 

Delani Hollhumer, School Owner & Principal - South Africa (certified November 2020) 


 "One of the most informative and engaging courses I have come across in my career. The knowledge I gained in such a short time left me with a flavour to want more. It was cleverly designed to cover all aspects of the process in making us brilliant Kids Life Coaches. I highly recommend it. This course was a life-changer for me. I have gained so much knowledge in a topic I am passionate about and changed my lifestyle. I feel ready and prepared to conquer the world with the tools and awareness I have acquired. I loved and enjoyed every bit of the process of becoming who I am now." 

Ellie Symonds, ADHD specialist & Teacher - London, England (certified October 2020)


"This course is incredible, the content included is totally invaluable and life changing. What you learn sets you up to be a successful and valuable Kids Life Coach, it not only includes all the theory but the practical as well so you know exactly how to implement what you have learnt. The support you receive is fantastic, everyone is so helpful and supportive that you never feel alone in your journey. I would 100% recommend it, as I do not believe there are any other online courses out there that hold as much value as this one!!" 

Cassie Swift, Author & NLP Certified - England (certified May 2020) 


"Warm and heartfelt thank you to Zelna for creating the Kids Life Studio Coach Certification. The course was exactly what I was looking for when realizing I wanted to spend more of my life making a difference in children’s lives. The course provided a tried and tested method to help children reach their potential in life no matter what support they may or may not have from care-givers and parents. The network itself that Zelna has come up with is what kept me going throughout the training. Feeling overwhelmed at times and that maybe I wasn’t able to make the life change I wanted to make, the support and check-ins came at just the right time. Zelna seems to know exactly when a gentle nudge is needed or just a check-in and words of encouragement, and the team zealers that she has as part of the network are never wavering in their support and motivation to their fellow team members to keep going. I am honored to have been selected to be a part of this network, I am proud that I have managed to complete the course journey and I am excited to see myself continue to grow as I know I am now able to coach myself, as well as children, to reach their dreams."

Tamara Mc Graw, Dive School Owner - Bahamas, America (certified August 2019) 


 "I love this journey and it is transforming me on all levels.
More self love more calmness and more positivity.
I like that it is changing me inside out I look healthier & more energized.
It made the impossible possible for me.
I told my Master Coach the other day that Zelna is a pillar in the children's world and people will remember her with huge impact on the children's lives like Marie Montessori. Thank you very much" 

Lina Alia, Engineer - Dubai, United Arab Emirates (certified June 2019)  


"I'm thrilled to have found The Kids Life Studio! When I first read about what their mission is, to help as many children as possible to become leaders of their own lives, it immediately felt like home. As a music teacher for many years, I've not only taught children music, but have always tried to build their confidence and self-esteem. By becoming a Certified Kids Life Coach, it has given me the opportunity to take my work with children to another level. The Kids Life Studio coaching program is outstanding and very thorough. It covers all areas needed to prepare the Kids Life Studio Coaches. The proven, kid-friendly coaching program teaches kids how to be more resilient, confident and self-aware so they can handle the ups and downs of life and make great choices so they can reach their potential. I'm so proud to be a part of this life-changing organization and am inspired to help kids thrive!"  

Sharlin Craig, Music Teacher - Santa Ana, California  (certified January 2019) 


"The Kids Life Coach Academy is absolutely what I've been looking for 2 years now. After researching and looking for different courses to attend, there was no single one as the Kids Life Coach Academy. It is well structured, clearly arranged, contains all the valuable information you need to start. With this training you gain an overview of what a Kids Life Coach requires and from there you can check in with your heart and listen if it's truly your heart desire. I am happy and grateful for having attending this course and I am looking forward to being a professional Kids Life Coach. Thank you!" 

Selina Fischer, Teacher - Switzerland (Theory Training completed January 2019)  


"Wow Zelna, what can I say. It has felt like a whirlwind - but a good one. I have learnt so much in the past couple of months, not just about kids life coaching but about myself and life. I am so glad that our paths have crossed again and that I had the courage to go for it. The training programme was so well thought out and comprehensive. It covered all the areas needed and also helped to set up the practical and POE. The support structure is phenomenal. I can only grow in strength by having the support structure you offer. I didn’t make the decision of being a brand ambassador lightly – however I can say without a doubt it was the only decision to make. The material you have made available covers all I need to build my business and the additional support you provide to me as a brand ambassador is so appreciated. Zelna, you live your purpose and you live your brand. It is so inspiring. You are professional and vulnerable all at the same time and I don’t often come across the depth of commitment that you have. You are a successful business woman, a trusted guide and mentor and someone I can learn so much from. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to go on this journey with you and all the Team Zealers. I am Inspired to Thrive! " 

Janine James, Corporate - Johannesburg, South Africa (certified  November  2018)  


"The Kids Life Studio has truly changed the way I think, feel, and act. I have become more quiet within, more focused, and I feel in control. I have found healing in areas of my life and this was made possible by all that l have learned and applied. My dreams have become bigger and bolder, and I now trust in the choices I make. I am ready to inspire children so that they too can look back on their journey and feel that immense sense of pride and achievement. I always knew that helping kids was my purpose in life but throughout my journey at Kids Life Studio I literally feel it with every heartbeat!  Participating in this course was life-changing. It opened doors for me to finally pursue my passion and God-given purpose. I always felt stuck and didn't know where to start to reach my dreams, but Kids Life Studio® showed me the way. The course is structured in such a way that you first have to help yourself before helping others and this experience was exhilarating. I never thought I'd find healing by doing a course. There was always ongoing support and I never felt alone. The course pushed me far and challenged me every day. Every module was needed and nowhere was something irrelevant or boring. Throughout my practical application, I started seeing the magic at work and this was so rewarding. I thank Zelna for this amazing opportunity. I also thank my mentor and fellow coachees for the ongoing support. This is something you don't usually get when completing a course. Nowhere else will you get the investment and enthusiasm as I've experienced with the Kids Life Studio®. I now have tools at my feet to change the lives of thousands of children. Let's do this!! :)"  

Monique de Bruin, Psychologist - Centurion, South Africa (certified October 2018) 


"As I go through the course, I am becoming the role model I have always wanted to be, the qualities I so admired in others, which lay dormant in me, is showing up. It's moulding me to be a better version of myself on a daily basis and it's never ending. Its throwing light on the immense potential that lays deep within me... the potential that lays within all, the potential that lays within every single child." 

Saritha Thulisidas, Architect - Trondheim, Norway  (certified October 2018) 


"This journey has been transformational. From a caterpillar to a butterfly 🦋
I always knew I had it in me, but I didn’t know to what extent, my beliefs were limited. I also didn’t know how I would transfer what I felt and knew in my heart onto the children that I encountered; I now have clarity.
The Kids Life Coaching program has transformed the way I think, and how I view the world on a daily basis and I can now, having the appropriate skills, toolset and being apart of this community, I can achieve what I am destined to do; and that is change children lives. I have never felt so empowered!
My social anxiety has settled and I am ready to be the voice for our children.  
Zelna's Zeal for Life Coaching Program is so much more than just an online package on how to coach children. She has carefully and skillfully assembled this in such a way that you gain insight into 6 different theories which she has wisely researched as well the gain of your personal growth. This unique opportunity provides you with the prospect to make favorable transformations to your own life. This exclusive journey is what separates me from being a mediocre Kids Life Coach; I am a World Class Kids Life Coach. Being apart of this global team of talented coaches allows me to work in collaboration, making sure that we are all there to support each other.

Beth Cant, School owner & principal - Douglasdale, South Africa (certified October 2018) 


"One thing I love about the Kid’s Life Studio - Kids Life Coach training is the personal work you do above and beyond your study. Being matched with a master coach and learning to apply the tools practically in my own life has helped me to kick some bad habits, overcome some fears, grow in confidence and become a calmer more responsive parent. Thanks for bringing me on the journey.  I think this course is a very valuable course for anyone wishing to do actual coaching work but also for people working with children who want to share valuable tools and make an impact. It covers sharing tools to give children for healthy living but also keeps you living those things that you are learning so you can be a true example for the children you work with. The team of Life Coaches and coaches in training were a valuable resource both in the Zoom room and on the social network support group. It was amazing to note that you are not alone and if you have questions you can post them or pose them in a meeting for feedback. It is always valuable to collaborate with like minded people!" 

Lisa Benson, Inclusion Coordinator at Child Care Centre - Nova Scotia, Canada (certified October 2018) 


"I always wanted to work with kids and help them develop and be who they want to be, because most kids have big feelings that can cause them confusion or depression so having someone to support them is very essential. This journey with the kids life studio has put all that to action, when i first started i had no trust, i was confused, and i thought of not going through this process. But when i started the process and let go of my fears, it all fell into place. Throughout this journey I have gained knowledge, I have grown, I became more confident, I have an amazing supporting team, and an awesome mentor, we’re always there for each other. It was the best decision I made, because it was the first step into my huge and transformational journey of becoming the person I always dreamt of being. I’m blessed to be in this journey and with all those beautiful people. ❤️"  Mai El-Badawy, Counsellor - Alexandria, Egypt (certified 2018) 

  Let us know if you have any questions relating to joining our global network of World-Class Kids Life Coaches on [email protected] or you can click here to submit an application and set up a time to speak to us.


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