I’m often approached by parents who are seeking support for their young adult children. Who, like many young adults today, struggle to find their purpose and lack direction. For parents considering hiring their child a coach, I couldn’t think of a better way to educate you on the positive impact of youth coaching than to share one of my recent client’s stories. A big thank you to Mandie for sharing her story in order to support other parents seeking to provide the best start for their young adult children.
I approached Chris and asked him if he could help my soon to be 21-year-old son, to find his way in life, to find a meaning and a purpose and the transformation has been truly incredible!
My son left school at 16 to go college to study Music. He hated it and dropped out after the first term. The following year he went back to sit his A-Levels. He did well in the end but I had to drop him off at the Academy gates to make sure he went, his motivation and determination levels were very low. When it came to him sitting his exams, I had to drop him off as before but his teacher was waiting for him to make sure he went and sat the exams!
He left with great results and was successful in his application at Uni. Once again to study music. Music was his only passion, he never went out, socialised, rarely left his bedroom and lived rather like a hamster! Active through the night whilst we were trying to sleep and in bed all day whilst we were out working.
He quit Uni, no surprise, it wasn’t for him. He then spent the following 12-18 months doing nothing. Driving us mad as we worked hard whilst he laid in bed. I didn’t know what to do and I felt like there was no-one to ask or talk to. I had some personal coaching at work and one day the idea hit me… why didn’t I find someone to help coach my son!
I spent hours looking for someone who had experience in coaching young adults and came across Chris! I emailed Chris with some background info and asked if he thought he could help my son. To my delight, Chris replied and confirmed he’s be delighted to, the rest is history! My son had a call with him, they clicked, met 6/7 times and within the space of approx 6-8 weeks my son had the confidence to apply for a full-time job and was successful! He’s now been working for almost 2 months and is like a totally different person! I cannot recommend Chris enough, I don’t know what would have happened if I hadn’t have found him. My son has great plans and ambitions, he seems determined and focussed, which is amazing to see!
If you have a son or daughter, who has lost their way and struggling to find a purpose and meaning, then you need Chris!!