Top Ten Coaching Topics
It can be confusing trying to develop your own identity when so much is ‘out there on social
media telling you who to be, what to like, how to behave & what to wear. Finding, discovering,
and uncovering your true self is one of the most important journeys you’ll take & it’s a journey
that takes a lifetime!
Coaching helps you seek & find, in a safe, non-judgmental space, & gives you the opportunity
to ‘try your Identity on for size’!
2. FRIENDSHIPS/SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS
We know how important our friends are. To you they’re EVERYTHING! And most times they’re
wonderful, but other times they can be really hurtful ‘Frenemies’ & ruin your entire week!
Coaching helps you choose & keep good friends, question the value of others, be a good
friend to some & push against the expectations you have of others to mix in certain ‘cliques’ to
The future can be pretty daunting; it’s filled with unknowns like what you’ll end up studying,
doing, or being. For adolescents under pressure, you may not be sure of what it holds.
Coaching helps you take some of the pressure off by getting you better prepared; motivating &
goal setting, producing your resume, course/job searching or completing applications &
preparing for interviews to achieve your dreams.
4. ACADEMICS/SCHOOL/UNI STRESS
School & uni is where most of your early years are spent &, not surprisingly, this takes up a lot
of the coaching discussions; the stress of workloads, time management, expectations, be it
personal, parental, teacher, or social.
Coaching helps you prioritise, goal set, time manage & possibly enjoy the experience of
studying just a bit more, once you realise it’s all in your best interests!
5. PARENTS/FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS
Yes, parents are annoying in your eyes, but so are kids! Learning to appreciate, value &
contribute to the family is all part of growing up & finding where you fit.
Coaching helps you enhance or improve relationships with parents, introduce strategies to
reduce conflict, increase quality interactions & reach a win/win in communications. It’s a favourite topic!
6. BODY IMAGE/SELF ESTEEM
Body image is one of the top issues affecting both boys & girls today, with 80% of teenage girls
believing the media sets unrealistic & unattainable standards for beauty.
Coaching helps you with developing a healthier awareness around your physical self,
improving eating habits, skincare, sleep patterns & exercise regimes. You’ll learn to love the
skin you’re in & the body that will carry you through life.
7. SEX, DATING, AND RELATIONSHIPS
It’s a big topic that needs discussion & support as young people’s emerging sexuality consumes
a key aspect of adolescence. All the messages of sex, sexuality & the ‘hook-up’ culture you’re
impacted with, can contribute to overwhelm & affect your self-worth.
Coaching helps you in having those awkward conversations & encourages communication at
home. Talking can help normalise fears & concerns whilst giving you a safe space to explore
your identity & future self. You’ll learn too about self-respect & safety.
8. DRUGS & ALCOHOL
There’s a dangerous drug & alcohol culture & availability is relatively easy for teens today, with
50% of year 8s experimenting with alcohol.
Coaching helps you with developing or figuring out your stance on drugs & alcohol & how
you’ll preferably choose to avoid or minimise the use of it in your life through making informed
decisions & developing the strength of character to say “NO!”.
9. TECHNOLOGY MEDIA INFO OVERLOAD
Frightening statistics report 7-9 hours per day on average is being spent on some electronic
device or another. Other reports state that teens are impacted by over 200,000 media
images/messages per month portraying sexually suggestive content, & it’s addictive.
Coaching helps you with self-discipline in how much media is accessible, what & when. It can
be emotionally & psychologically damaging, so battling against the belief that what you see is
‘normal’ is an important lesson. You have it within your power to change your perceptions by
limiting exposure & impact.
There are so many different options, pressures & choices you face today; at school, home,
work, in friendships, dating relationships, or life. There are good & bad choices, & some
mistakes help you learn & grow. In some cases, there’s no right or wrong, it’s just what is right
for you right now.
Coaching helps you with conversations around choices that guide you in developing a strong
ability to make decisions using your inner voice; stepping back, assessing a situation & asking
yourself questions that’ll lead you to the desired outcome, aware of the ‘ripple effect’ &