Youth – Coaching/Mentoring Service

A fundamental framework and perspective that I embrace in working with young people is the Positive Youth Development Framework where we look at young people from a developmental view rather than a deficit view. So in the coaching & mentoring that I do with young people, it’s always coming from that space of facilitating their growth and development.

And amongst the many approaches out there today, I deeply align myself with the Solution Focused Approach which truly respects and recognizes the potential and strengths of every individual as we work out the unique solution to their context.

Lastly, for the coaching and mentoring sessions, I adopt an informal rather than formal approach with young people. The reason why such an informal approach is needed is that I believe that young people can truly be themselves when they feel at ease and safe. Therefore, you can expect many of the sessions to be conducted in a variety of settings like outdoors or in their homes right where they are most comfortable.

A typical process of how I work with my youth clients would be:

  • Building rapport & engagement
  • Understanding what they want and how they view the situation
  • Creating together with them a picture of what the outcomes of working together look like
  • Identifying what’s already working for them and building on it
  • Building small steps and generating creative solutions
  • Reviewing and refining the plan
  • Celebrating small successes together with them and their family

To enquire more about my mentoring and coaching service with young people, please email me.
*For female youth clients, I will be able to arrange for other associate coaches to work with them.


Family – Case Management Service

Often for families facing certain challenges, they could end up dealing with multiple agencies and professionals. Sometimes it can be revolving around the same child but because each professional is only trained and responsible for certain aspects of the child’s needs. So in the end, the family can end up repeating their story multiple times and spend a significant amount of time updating each agency. An important question to evaluate is whether all these services and professionals are aligned with each other towards a common outcome?

Another important function that a case manager can offer is to help facilitate changes in the interactions between the family and the different stakeholders. A good example would be that a child can be seeing a school counselor, seeing a psychiatrist, and going for some therapy sessions. But at the end of the day, each of these parties only sees and interacts with the child from a certain angle and perspective. Thus, it will be extremely helpful to have a case manager work with the child to make sense of all these different inputs in their life and even align it with what the child truly wants for themselves.

Finally, as a case manager, we can have an overview of the entire situation in the family. Often this picture is really powerful because this is a good place to build solutions towards their preferred future. So rather than constantly going around fighting fires, it’s good to be invited to step into a place of control and choice towards the family’s miracle picture together.

So a typical process where I will work with a family is:
– Build rapport with the family
– Gather information and relevant data from the family and connect with the different stakeholders to make an assessment together with the family of the current situation
– Explore with the family and the different stakeholders what their shared best hopes would look like
– Identify strengths and resources through what is currently working in the family
– Identify the next few small steps of how it looks like and which stakeholder it will involve
– Update and coordinate with the other stakeholders to ensure that everyone is kept informed of the progress that we are working on now
– Review with the family and the different stakeholders on the outcomes and progress achieved
– Celebrate the small successes achieved by the family and the various stakeholders

To enquire more about my case management service for families, please email me.

Professional Supervision & Mentor Coaching

a. Youth work supervision for youth work practitioners & agencies

As a practitioner who specializes in the Solution Focused Approach, I adopt a certain way of looking at the practitioner’s strengths and resources in their practice. By having such a perspective, we not only tap into these important assets of the practitioner, but we also take a genuine interest in the practitioner’s best hopes for themselves rather than the supervisor’s in their growth and development.

Another offering that I can offer is help align teams and agencies who truly want to be embrace and align with the Solution Focused Approach as their agency framework. There are many benefits of having the practitioners and the management team coming together to embrace a common framework. In such an environment, practitioners will find that they can truly feel safe and supported to focus and growth their practice intentionally over time.

Finally, one of the unique features of a Solution Focused supervision is to pace with the supervisee in creating and tracking their own small steps towards their preferred future for their practice. Often times, supervisees will find themselves feeling empowered and take ownership of their development because we believe that they can be the experts of their growth.

To enquire more about supervision for practitioners, please email me.

b. Mentor coaching for ICF coaches’ credentialing process

As a Professional Certified Coach (ICF), I provide mentor coaching sessions to coaches who want to prepare for their credentialing renewal. Other than the basic areas that are covered for mentor coaching, I’m able to provide unique insights and inputs especially for coaches who are wanting to offer coaching services to young people and parents.

Youth coaching as a niche and specialty is still at its infancy stage both local and global. There aren’t many coaches who specializes in this area even though this is such an important area of consideration because I believe that our young people are the future. It is my hope that I would be able to influence and share my passion and expertise with as many coaches as possible.

So do join me today and be equipped with this area of coaching for many more young people out there today. To enquire more about mentor coaching for coaches, please email me.

Consultancy for Youth Agencies

Growing and managing a staff team while at the same time ensuring that the services truly make an impact for our clients can sometimes be an insurmountable task. With the different stakeholders in an agency setting that you must consider, it can be quite tough handling it all on your own.

With my experience and skill set, I believe that I can provide and customise solutions to your team and agency using a Solution Focused Approach. It is my hope that many more youth agencies today can truly be that haven of hope and safety where more young people can discover their true potential!

To enquire more about my consultancy services, please email me.

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