Sharing success from real families
There’s nothing more rewarding than hearing from a family that they have had a fantastic experience with one of our Play Based Coaches. We believe that sharing is caring, so we wanted to show you some of our success stories.
Thank you so much for the positive feedback – our son certainly does make us smile at home. Very proud of the young man he has become and also like the fact that he is compassionate to others. He can be impulsive but I let them be who they are and I’m so happy he is adventurous and ready to jump into new experiences – this will serve him well in the future as he will be ready to face whatever comes his way.
This day was a dream come true for me. If I look back to the day the school sent me the letter of expulsion to where he is today. I can never thank you enough for stepping in and turning things around for us.
I need to tell you that last night my daughter went into the bathroom to use one of the bubble blowing tools you use to get rid of ANTS & BUGS. She did this on her own when her brother made her so cross but usually she would scream and shout. Once she had calmed down, she explained to her brother how his actions made her feel. It was awesome to see! She tends to close up like a clam when somebody hurts her and never wanted to speak about it. So this was major for her to share her feelings with her brother.
My time spent with my coach, has gone a long way into shaping who I am. There is little doubt in my mind that if in the span of a few weeks a person can utterly change another’s outlook on the world and teach him or her to see the silver lining which is so often lost amongst the clouds, then that person is a true marvel whose unwavering trust and belief in the inherent goodness of humanity is akin to a lighthouse.
I had resigned myself to accepting that my child was ‘meant to be shy’, afraid & lacking in confidence and enthusiasm. I felt I had nothing to lose in enrolling her for this course, but secretly also didn’t expect much. I am pleasantly surprised! My child has turned out to be a brave, confident & sure young lady in just 4 sessions. This course has been truly rewarding & helped my child to get on course toward being the best she can possibly be!
This programme has taught me to cope with bad stress and good stress at school and at home. I now know that people can’t get into my inside world unless I let them. I feel that if they try to hurt my feelings it is their problem now.
I sent my 8 year old daughter for coaching without much hope of her being able to achieve any changes in her behavior. After only 4 sessions it was a delight to note that for the first time ever she started accepting responsibility, previously she always tried and blame somebody else for her poor behavior, more often than not it was her big sister’s fault. There were also more subtle changes with her being less self centred and more aware that she had to fit in as part of a family, which meant give and take, not just taking all the time. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this programme for anyone who has a “difficult child”.
The programme encourages our children to look within themselves and to judge themselves on what they feel and what makes them truly happy. We all need to attend coaching once in a while to regain our perspective on who we really are and what makes us happy.
Our sons coach started working with him after we were forced to take him out of primary school because he could not cope with the demands of the school environment.Although he is a very bright boy, he has ASD and experienced sensory overload and feelings of acute anxiety at school. He responded by lashing out against teachers and classmates, being deliberately disruptive or simply running out of the classroom.When the situation became unsustainable, his coach began to work with him at home on a 1 to 1 basis. Over a number of weeks and months she worked with him to rebuild his confidence through carefully planned activities, giving him the tools to help manage his anxiety and moderate his behaviour.Our son is now very happy at his new school, has made lots of new friends and is coming on leaps and bounds with his learning. Although he will probably never be the type of child who loves school, he is much more accepting of the need to learn and he goes in happily every day. Whilst he still has his moments, he is almost unrecognisable from the little boy who struggled so much and was so unhappy at his first school.
Dear Monique, you have conducted yourself very professionally and have handled each and every session making an impression on my son and myself. He absolutely loves you, he is comfortable talking to you and he was excited after each session to start his given tasks and to apply what he has learned. He LOVES the mind holiday and it has certainly improved his night’s sleep, he now struggles to sleep without it. I can already see a huge difference in the way my son communicates, improvements and changes for the better. I believe God sent you into my life with a purpose. You have certainly received an amazing gift not just to work with children but also with people. You have a very calming nature and people are naturally drawn to your wonderful aura and presence. We are so great full for the opportunity we have been given to start this journey with you. We are looking forward to the next phases ahead and believe that he will improve from strength to strength.
Monique, thank you for everything that you have done for my daughter. The improvement in her emotional intelligence is amazing. She is able to choose her emotions in order to guard her 'heart'. She plays much better in groups and speaks to people with respect. Her awareness regarding emotions helped her to understand herself and other people better. In her own words, you gave her back her life. I would recommend this programme to anyone.
I just want to say thank you for all of your time, all of the tools, and everything! I am still going to add more things on to my dream board, use all my tools, and achieve my goals.
- Parents of 8 year old struggling with confidence, anxiety and sleep patterns
Sarah has been providing our son Julian with coaching to complete her qualification as Certified Coach in the Zeal for Life Coaching program. Our experience with her has been remarkable because of Sarah’s professionalism, candor and because we’ve seen and impressive progress in Julian thanks to her.Overall dealing with Sarah has been a pleasure. It was easy to organize the sessions with her, as she was flexible and responsive. We thank her for being patient with us in the cases where we were not the most responsive. She was always respectful to us and to Julian: always punctual, well prepared for the sessions and making the best use of time.Sarah is well seasoned in managing both kids and parents. She knew how to approach Julian and how to break the ice to win his trust. Especially as he’s relatively introverted and at times self-absorbed in his own world. She also managed the communication between us well: I felt like she gave relevant feedback in a candid and mature way. I liked how she not only focused on Julian’s areas of development but also on his strengths. She gave tips not only to Julian but to us -as parents -on how to better engage as a family.Sarah is tremendously committed and determined to give a great experience to the kids. I felt like she truly cares about them. She is passionate about making those kids better and happier persons. I would definitely recommend to anyone and I am looking forward to continuing a relationship with her.Lastly, I want to congratulate you for this program: thus far this is the best that I’ve seen in education. More than focusing on hard skills or competencies this is about making kids’ live better, more meaningful and fulfilled in the long term; which actually matters more than anything else. You are making a big positive difference in the world. I wish there were similar programs for adults! Thanks for letting us have this great opportunity.Best regards, Luis & Laura
“My 11-year-old daughter participated in the coaching programme with Aurélie who worked on different aspects of my daughter's life, self-confidence, relationships, self-knowledge, concentration, the ability to set goals etc… and it is precisely this holistic approach that convinced me. In each session Aurélie tackled the different subjects with various tools and games allowing to make things understood in a fun way and by giving an active role to the child. This particularly pleased my daughter who was always delighted to see Aurélie and came out of the sessions full of positive energy and willingness to move forward. She gained self-confidence and became the pilot of her own boat. Pre-adolescence is a pivotal moment and this coaching has given her many tools that will serve her for life. I highly recommend Aurélie and her program to anyone who wishes to offer concrete help to her child to cope with the various hardships of life.”
“Thank you Aurélie, it is thanks to your tips that I won my Slopestyle Competition. I used Zeal Talk, I believed in me and trusted myself, although the weather was bad.”Nathan (12) “When Aurélie offered my son to be part of this coaching program, I didn't know what to expect from Nathan who is very shy and introverted. Good surprise ! Thanks to Aurélie and her genuine desire to make positive impact on people's lives, Nathan felt immediately at ease with her approach. Aurélie provided a safe place to share as well as accessible tools and tactics for an 11 years old boy. He definitely seems to have already taken some concepts on board and has grown in self-confidence. Thanks a lot Aurélie"Claire, Nathan’s mum
“This programme helped us take stock of what was going well within the family and the other aspects that needed improvement. Children got to know themselves better, learned how to take care of themselves. It opened a door to a lot of big emotions that were welcomed, accepted and worked upon with the tools we got. We are on an evolution path together.” Lana (9) and Ethan’s (8) mum
I have been so lucky to have Candy as a Kids Life Coach for my daughter because Candy is so enthusiastic and so patient and always brings out the best parts of my daughter. My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed her coaching sessions with Candy and especially the activities that illustrate and help develop emotion management, especially as my daughter is 13. Candy's activities have been invaluable and have helped my daughter learn to control her emotions more. Candy has an extremely calming voice and both myself and my two kids enjoyed listening to the Mind Holidays that Candy created...and we still do!
It was great for T to talk to Candy weekly, she helped him change his thoughts from negative to positive. He has started to think about his actions. I have definitely noticed a change in his mindset – for the better!The tools were really helpful.Candy is so good with children, I think they respond so well to her. T has taken a lot away. He has a better attitude and is so grateful now for the smallest of things. I would highly recommend Candy.D, Mum to 10 year old boy