Unless I’ve had previous interaction with your child, most will initially resist coaching. Simply because they don’t yet understand the coaching relationship and how it will benefit them. The most important point is to let them know that there is absolutely nothing wrong with them. Coaching is not therapy or tutoring. They won’t be analyzed, judged, micromanaged or fixed. In fact, coaching is for progressive students who want to take themselves on in a big way. I also suggest you have them read the testimonials page, as most students will resonate with some experience shared by these real-life examples.
In all of my coaching packages, I begin with a “get acquainted” call, and explain how the relationship will work. Once we meet, they quickly realize that coaching is actually fun, engaging, and a way to fully support their goals and dreams. There is no agenda, and everything is about them. What kid doesn’t want to talk to someone who is solely focused on them for 30-minutes?