Life Coaching for Teens and Young Adults


Teens face battles every day. Wrestling against low self-esteem, negative body image, academic pressure, and more, they’re afraid no one will listen. Confused about how to navigate these challenges, they ultimately may become paralyzed by stress and overwhelmed with fear. Teens need and deserve someone who can provide expert strategies for identifying and  overcoming  obstacles and maximizing their potential.


The young adult 20s are a critical developmental phase. As young adults transition from dependency to independence, they face many challenges: Future direction and career path, drugs and alcohol, anxiety and resilience, finances and budgeting, old and new relationships, and passion and purpose. Coaching can help to identify goals, pinpoint blocks against them, and help develop a workable plan for moving forward. 


The coaching process is incredibly powerful and has the capacity to transform lives.


That's where I come in

Hi, there. I'm Ellen. And I'm really glad you're here. 

I've become a coach for teens and young adults because I believe in you. I care deeply about the fact that you are living in a time of life that many find difficult.  I want to be sure that you know you have a voice. You have real thoughts and feelings about your world and the role you play in it. I want to provide you the opportunity to 'think out loud' by taking the time to speak your thoughts with someone you can trust. You can live a life that brings you happiness. You really can!

But, sometimes it seems impossible, doesn't it? Struggle is a natural part of life - but it isn't always fun. I want to help you navigate the struggles that are holding you back from academic and social success: Stressful relationships, poor self-confidence, negative thought patterns, and limiting beliefs. 

SO What Makes Me a Good Coach?

For one, I get it! Whatever you're dealing with, I've been there and I've felt the same way. Parents trust in me because I have the background that they're looking for: Several years as an inner-city high school educator with a Masters Degree in Education; in-depth coach training through Co-Active Training Institute (CTI); and real life experience as a parent in a blended family.


If you're wondering if you need to find a coach near you, you're in luck! Coaching is largely a digital relationship, using Zoom, FaceTime, and voice calls. My clients get to stay in their comfort zone - in their room, on their device - as they discover the life they really want to live. 


If working with a life coach sounds like something you'd be interested in, let's talk.



teens one-month

Four weekly one-hour coaching sessions via zoom or in-person

teens four-month

Weekly coaching sessions x 4 months via zoom or in-person

college semester

Bi-weekly coaching sessions throughout the semester via zoom

parent one-time

A single coaching session for parents of teen clients

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Tel: 615-574-3121​

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