It was helping a teen turn his life around that inspired Meredith to receive formal training in life coaching. This 19 year old had lived in his parents' basement for five years, was on three major drugs for depression and anxiety and had not obtained his driver's license or completed high school. Today, he is fully functioning, happy and attends Georgian College, where he is learning how to help others overcome depression.
Children or teens undergoing a major life change or experiencing depression, anxiety, moodiness, ADD, fear, anger, social/relationship challenges, and behavioural challenges can particularly benefit from life coaching. The Kids Coaching Connection philosophy is that all children are perfect, whole, complete, creative, resourceful and knowing. There is nothing about a child that is broken or needs fixing. As coach, Meredith asks the questions and the child has the answers. Meredith's job is to ensure that each child with whom she meets feels safe, supported, empowered and eventually able to see things from a different point of view, knowing that the circumstances of our lives are all opportunities to learn and grow.