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Life as a Teenager in High School Can be Hard

Life is complicated. Whether you are a parent or a teenager in high school you will be facing a unique set of challenges and opportunities.  


Change can be Tricky

As a teenager you are going through some big changes as you leave the world of childhood and grow into becoming your own person. You're on a new adventure of discovering what makes you tick and what it means to be uniquely you. It can be hard sometimes to feel comfortable in your own skin and to really know that you're ok. 


Some days it feels safer just to be the young person you've always been. On other days you feel frustrated at the boundaries that stand in your way. Your parents don't seem to understand what you're feeling. 

Big decisions can bring anxiety

As if just figuring out life wasn't complicated enough, you also need to make decisions that will have an impact on your school and future work life. You need to choose Grade 10 subjects and explore study and work options.


What makes this extra challenging is that you need to do this without a lot of knowledge or experience to work with. This can feel overwhelming and can bring a lot of anxiety into what should be an exciting process.


The high-school years can also be a challenging time for parents too. The nature of your relationship is changing as your teenager does the necessary work of exploring their own identity and becoming more independent. This can cause tension as the ways of relating that worked just fine a few years ago don't seem to work very well now. 


You want to provide guidance to your teenager but at the same time need to let him or her make their own discoveries and decisions. You want to provide space for them to explore their independence but you've also got a family to try and hold together. On top of all that there's the art of navigating the world of social networking. It's hard to feel that you're getting the balance right. 

Coaching Can Help

Life or career coaching is simply about creating a safe space to think and explore new possibilities - together with someone who's able to listen and ask good questions 


Like a sports coach - with a different focus

A life or career coach plays a similar role to a sports coach. Instead of physical skills, however, we typically focus on one or more of these three areas:

Understanding your situation a bit better

Exploring your desired state

Planning how you could get there

Bring any topic you like to a coaching session

What we talk about in a coaching session is completely up to you. You're free to bring anything that you would like to think about or explore more.  


Here are some common topics:

  • Improving your academic performance
    Figure out what's getting in the way of you being able or motivated to do better at your studies
  • Dealing with family conflict or other relational issues
    Explore ways of dealing with conflict in relationships
  • Choosing grade 10 subjects
    Explore the best mix of Grade 10 subjects for you. This is usually a follow on from the Great Mountain Plan X Adventure
  • Explore study or work options for your life after school
    Explore what you could and should do after school. This is also usually a follow on from the Great Mountain Plan X Adventure


The outcome of a coaching session is the most exciting part. Almost always the simple act of being coached unlocks new insights and energy. You understand what is going on more clearly, you have an energising vision of what the future might hold, you have some clear next steps you can take. 





My Coaching Process

As a coach my role is to listen actively and without any kind of judgment. My role is also to ask questions that help you explore your situation better. These questions can help you identify assumptions that might be limiting your options and identify things that are interfering with your ability to perform the way you're capable of.

What happens in a coaching session?


Coaching sessions typically last for 60-90 minutes. We begin by agreeing on some basic things like our finish time, the process and what you would like to think about. After that the conversation is flexible. We go where-ever you find the most interest and energy. Typically though, our conversation would be framed by three main areas: understanding your situation a bit better, exploring what your desired state could be, and then exploring what you could do to get there. 


Coaching Can Help


Coaching will help you to grow in your awareness of the situation you are in, explore possible outcomes that would make for a more fulfilled life, and then identify the steps you can take to get there.


  • "Coaching works because it's all about you. When you connect with what you really want and why - and take action - magical things can happen." Emma-Louise Elsey
  • "A life coach does for the rest of your life what a personal trainer does for your health and fitness." Elaine MacDonald
  • “Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their growth.” – John Whitmore
  • "Coaching is the art of facilitating the performance, learning and development of another" - Miles Downey
  • Coaching Can Help

    Life or career coaching is simply about creating a safe space to think and explore new possibilities. 

    Life or career coaching is simply about creating a safe space to think and explore new possibilities. 


    "A life coach does for the rest of your life what a personal trainer does for your health and fitness." Elaine MacDonald




    Coaching will help you to grow in your awareness of the situation you are in, explore possible outcomes that would make for a more fulfilled life, and then identify the steps you can take to get there.


    Discover an Exciting Way Forward Through Coaching


    • Life as a high-school or college student in South Africa can be complicated.
    • A coaching session or series can help you better understand your current situation, explore where you'd like to get to, and how you can get there.


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    Shane Melaugh

    Creator of [Product Name]

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    100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Why add an FAQ section like this?

    How about adding a contact link?

    What about exit intent lightboxes?

    What questions belong here?

    Have you tried a chat widget?

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    P.S.: Welcome to the post script section of the page. You can have one or several of these. This part is all about loss aversion. Here is where you can remind your reader that if they don't jump on this opportunity right now they will be missing out.

    After the post scripts, use the link below to link to your purchase section or the checkout page.

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