As parents, we often worry if our kids will be ready for the “real world.” Think back to when you were a young adult. Did you feel ready? Chances are, probably not. I think we can all agree that our kids have even more pressure and obstacles than we had.
Hi! I’m Aimee Schlueter. I’m a certified Life Coach who loves empowering students. It’s my personal belief that our education system is missing the boat on teaching the “life skills” our kids need to be more successful and emotionally stable. Our society has taught us to focus on academics and grades. Don’t get me wrong, those are important but they mainly just help our kids gain skills for a certain type of career. What about the rest of what our kids need to be successful in life? This is why I am so passionate about what I do. I life coach and mentor students 16+ on everything they don’t learn in school but need so they can effectively navigate life.
Life Coaching is a powerful process that is result-oriented. We focus on the present and how to move forward in a productive manner. Coaching resonates with students because they are used to getting everything in an instant and with coaching, they start getting solutions right away. The core of coaching focuses on mindset. As we all know, our thoughts tell us stories all day that are completely untrue and hold us back from reaching our full potential. These thoughts tell us we “are not enough.” Plus, they make us feel bad. Coaching looks at these thoughts and how they sabotage us. Recognizing and acknowledging these thoughts are the key to moving forward. You can’t fix what you don’t know exists. Thoughts affect feelings and actions, so once we can start reframing the thoughts, there are new, more empowering feelings and actions that align with what our kids really want. As parents, you want it for them too! You can take a big sigh of relief because we also work on hard skills like time management, planning and goal setting.