You're worthy of everything this world has to offer.
That’s the message I want to share with every teenager who has ever felt less than, been bullied, or thought their opinion didn’t matter. Who feels like a failure, like their voice isn’t heard and that things are too tough and they can’t make it through.
Hi, I’m Karina. My mission is to empower teens to grow into confident, resilient young adults. Through my online programme and one-to-one coaching, I help my clients:
* Tackle stress and anxiety head on
* Find their motivation
* Become more organised at home and school
So they can become the person they were meant to be.
... My Story ...
My teenage years were, to put it bluntly, horrible. I was bullied at school and at home. I went from being an “A” student in primary school to average results in middle school, then failing in high school. All this because my mental health was declining. I felt lost and could see no way out of the situation. I was convinced I’d never grow, succeed, or achieve anything worthwhile with my life.
I received little to no support during those years. I was put down and treated like a failure. So I decided to become the adult I wish had been there for me as a teen, and offer support and guidance to those who need me most right now.
... Professional Background ...
As an Accredited Coach, I hold a Diploma in Life and Executive Coaching as well as a QQI Level 6 in Professional Coaching Practice and Ethics. I’ve spent over 20 years working with teenagers, helping them become the best possible version of themselves.
I studied Neuroscience and NeuroLinguistic Programming and apply it every day in my work. I am passionate about the science of the brain, and keep up to date with all the new research and discovery in that field.
I love to see my clients grow and bloom as they implement the tools and techniques I give them in their lives. The most bittersweet part of my job? The day my clients tell me they don’t need me anymore and have everything they need to continue the journey without me.
... I believe in ...
People Before Profits
I am proud to do the work I do. Like The Starfish Story , I can’t make a difference in everybody’s life, but I do my very best to make a positive impact in the life of every teen I coach.
If you want to read more about The Starfish Story, follow this link to my blog article on the topic Here.
Finding the right fit
For coaching to be effective, a teenager needs to feel comfortable enough to share their struggles openly. I provide a warm, non-judgmental environment where my clients are free to be themselves. There’s no need to put on a front or try to impress me. But I also know that I’m not the right coach for everyone. And that’s ok. If I’m not the right fit, I’ll guide you to find the person that is.
Doing everything in my power to help your teen reach their goals
Whether that’s feeling comfortable to speak up in class, taking a test without crippling anxiety, preparing for a crucial college interview or simply making everyday life feel a little easier. I adapt my approach to provide whatever is needed to help my clients meet and defeat their individual challenges.
... What my Wonderful Clients Say about Me ...
... Help Your Teen Develop Their Resilience ...
My free ebook, “Help your Teen Get their S*** Together!” will help you to create the right environment and habits to improve your teen’s resilience.
In it, you’ll find advice to help your teen overcome the challenges and setbacks they may come up against during these difficult years and give them a solid foundation from which they can take calculated risks and give themselves the best chance of success in their life.
... Next Steps ...
If you’d like to know more about how I work or just chat about what your teen and family are experiencing to see how I might help, then please do get in touch. You can arrange a Complimentary Discovery call by clicking below.