GuruYouth and MiniGurus are our VIPs! They are the future and sometimes the trials and tribulations they suffer from are no less dramatic than our own. Anyone who lacks confidence or self-belief, needs to know they are listened to and understood. Through managed conversations using cognitive behaviour and solution focused approaches, coaching can really benefit our children and adolescents.
Like adults, the young need guidance on how to move on from life changing events such as bereavement, parental separation, personal relationship challenges, educational stresses or moving away to name but a few. Enrolling a coach for your child or pupil in itself tells them they are valued. Coaching will offer them space to air their thoughts and concerns in a safe and unbiased environment supporting them onwards in their journey. Coaching can present valuable tools for the younger client, and have a dramatic effect on performance and self-esteem at a very pivotal point in life.
"...Every single child came out of the session feeling
positive, happy and confident in their own abilities and armed with tactics to excel..."
R. Greenway, Head Teacher. Warwickshire
- Deputy Head Teacher, London:
K. R. Parent, Solihull. Warwickshire:
"My son (19) suffers with anxiety problems. Last summer as his 'A' level exams approached his problems increased. He couldn't sleep and college work and revision became impossible. He's an able student and had secured an unconditional offer for Business Studies at Sheffield Hallum Uni. He was on medication and was waiting for some counselling, but he became overwhelmed and couldn't see a way through. A friend suggested he saw Rebecca Mander, he immediately bonded with her and felt at ease. He began sleeping better and became more focused and able to concentrate on some revision. When he got his results he was delighted to get grade A in Business Studies"
- Asst. Head Teacher, Director of 6th Form, Birmingham:
"Caring for and educating young people is a challenge and I was fortunate to engage Rebecca's help with some very able but very insecure sixth formers.
Rebecca instilled a sense of self-worth and a can and will do attitude towards their A Levels.
One young lady in particular was on track to fail and not pursue higher education. Following several one to one sessions with Rebecca, her outlook and self esteem increased massively and she is now at university studying to be a teacher.
I would recommend Rebecca without hesitation, her professionalism, sensitivity, compassion and willingness to adapt to the needs of those in her care is to be commended"
Class Teacher. Primary School in Worcestershire:
- Head of School, St Mary’s RC School, Henley in Arden:
"In July 2015 we used GuruYou Education to give the children confidence before the end of the school year. Many of the year six pupils were anxious about the transition from primary to secondary school and we wanted to alleviate their nerves. The half day workshop GuruYou did with the Year Six pupils exceeded our expectations. All of them had an enjoyable experience and commented they loved being treated as adults. Every single child came out of the session feeling positive, happy and confident in their own abilities and armed with tactics to excel. This workshop would benefit so many people, adults and children alike and we are delighted we were able to offer this to our pupils. GuruYou offers a unique confidence building service and we have already booked for next year."
Head of 6th Form. West Midlands
"I have been overwhelmed at the transformational impact working with GuruYou has had on my personal and professional life as a senior leader in education. Through coaching, I have developed my confidence in managing 'blockers' and maintaining my focus on what really matters in education - the child.
Working within education with ever changing policies and measures, responding to stress in a positive and proactive way has ensured that I am able to work with energy and enthusiasm - life coaching has been integral to my development in this area.
Rebecca Mander has been truly inspirational. Working with integrity and honesty but most importantly, without judgement or prejudice, Rebecca's support, encouragement and ability to bring about self reflection, have been invaluable both professionally and personally,”