Mo­men­tum: Help­ing teens achieve their dreams

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Es­tab­lished in Auck­land in 2008, Mo­men­tum Life Coach­ing and Train­ing is aligned with the In­ter­na­tional Coach Fed­er­a­tion and is con­sid­ered one of New Zealand’s leading Life Coach­ing es­tab­lish­ments.

Mo­men­tum founder, Vivi­enne Kelly and head trainer Sarah Lani­gan, have de­vel­oped an in­no­va­tive pro­gramme de­signed to bridge the gap be­tween ado­les­cence and adult­hood.

‘‘Many stu­dents leave school com­pletely un­de­cided as to what to do or study, while oth­ers con­tinue in a di­rec­tion which has been cho­sen for the wrong rea­sons. Mo­men­tum for Youth – Ca­reer Coach­ing Work­shops have been de­signed to em­power and mo­ti­vate the youth of New Zealand to take own­er­ship of their lives, build self es­teem and gain clar­ity in a ca­reer di­rec­tion that aligns with who they re­ally are, and what drives them at their deep­est core,’’ Sarah says.

Re­cently there have been some se­ri­ously wor­ry­ing sta­tis­tics re­gard­ing youth in New Zealand. The Ter­tiary Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mis­sion says one in five stu­dents drop out of ter­tiary study within the first year and 40 per cent of stu­dents who em­bark on cour­ses af­ter school do not fin­ish them. Stu­dents are un­der pres­sure to make in­formed de­ci­sions half way through sec­ondary school, re­gard­ing sub­ject choices that will shape their ca­reer path.

This is an im­por­tant time in their lives and the added stress can make such de­ci­sions rather daunt­ing.

Mo­men­tum for Youth’s aim is to pos­i­tively im­pact on these stag­ger­ing sta­tis­tics by equip­ping young people with the tools and skills they re­quire to make con­fi­dent, in­formed and fo­cused de­ci­sions re­gard­ing their life and ca­reer path. Mo­men­tum un­der­stand that mak­ing a ca­reer path choice is not al­ways easy and a lit­tle help can go a long way – which is why they are pas­sion­ate about pro­vid­ing just that.

With class num­bers limited, Ca­reer De­vel­op­ment Coaches pro­vide stu­dents with the fo­cused in­di­vid­ual at­ten­tion they need. Mo­men­tum’s af­ter-school and weekend pro­grammes run over five weeks with one, twohour ses­sion per week. They will also be of­fer­ing con­densed hol­i­day pro­gramme work­shops.

To reg­is­ter your son or daugh­ter in the next in­take, or to find out more, call Travis Kerr on 908 1402.

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