We take pride in offering one of the most exceptional coaching programs available for youth.
Our approach is firmly grounded in the latest research in neuroscience, ensuring that our coaching methodologies are backed by scientific evidence and proven effectiveness.
By incorporating cutting-edge techniques and strategies, we empower young individuals to navigate their personal journeys, overcome obstacles, and unlock their full potential.
Our program is designed around key learning objectives and outcomes that are critical to the life-long success of youth:
Tools to cope with obstacles, build resilience, and manage stress
Clarity of Core Values
Self-awareness, self-confidence, self-management, self-compassion and self-trust
Goal-setting and achievement
Responsibility and accountability
Recognition of opportunities to create a better future for oneself and others
Life giving choice processing
Learning this set of critical skills and tools empowers youth to be positive and impactful in their world.
Our fundamental belief is that we all have a LEADER (HERO) within, and life is a journey of overcoming challenges and empowering oneself to choose a new approach when faced with challenges.
Our preeminent program, The Hero’s Journey, is a 6 week workshop that involves 12-16 youth in a highly interactive and engaging learning experience.
There are 12 stages that lead participants through a journey of trails, challenges, obstacles and uncertainty.
Their successful passage through these hardships requires each youth to develop new skills and tools of resilience, self-awareness, empowerment and overcoming.
Youth learn to perceive the challenges and difficulties in life as opportunities to grow and learn. The fact that life can be hard is an important perceptual shift; so is the fact that it doesn’t have to be defeating and demoralizing. Each person learns how to be quipped to face those difficulties and reap the rewards at the end of the treacherous journey.
Our Hero's Journey program takes youth on a path of self-discovery, to overcome limiting perspectives and help them move forward in their lives in a more productive and positive way.
Our program is highly influenced and shaped by two great thinkers:
Joseph Campbell, American writer
Carl Jung, Swiss Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst
Firstly, Joseph Campbell’s, The Hero with A Thousand Faces, outlines 3 parts of the hero’s journey which are reflected in our workshop:
departure = embracing the journey
initiation = confronting and accepting change
the return = maturing and moving forward
Secondly, Carl Jung’s stages of development of the human psyche are fundamental to the design of our Hero’s Journey. As theorized by Carl Jung, our development involves transitioning from childhood to adulthood – to the individuation or full realization of the human psyche’s developmental, emotional maturation and connection with the transcendent.
We are grateful for the significant impact and influence of these two thinkers in providing the theoretical framework for our program.
Our team of coaches at Shift Happens are professionally trained and certified, and highly experienced in the field of Life Coaching. We are each members of the International Coaches Federation, which provides a strong foundation of best practices and ethics, as well as accreditation, and ongoing training. Furthermore, we have achieved advanced coaches training in neuroscience through the organization, Be Above.
“Really… I not liked, but loved everything! Literally everything. I liked that we shared our feelings and got to know each other more. I didn’t like that the lesson ended.”
-- PROGRAM PARTICIPANT