The Youth Mentor Coach
TYMC provides global online and in-person youth coaching, mentoring and training for young people (13-30 years old), youth changemakers and leaders, youth coaches and youth practitioners. TYMC supports international charities, schools, universities and businesses working with young people worldwide, through youth work consultancy, training, group coaching and other services to develop their young leaders and youth programs. Everyone has the potential to be a leader and changemaker, TYMC helps you to be one!
Advocating for core life, leadership, personal and social development skills to be available for all young people. Preparing future generations of leaders and changemakers to be the best they can be for themselves, for others and for the sustainable development of the world.
HOW TYMC CAN
ONE-TO-ONE COACHING & MENTORING FOR DEVELOPING TEENAGERS, YOUNG LEADERS & CHANGEMAKERS, YOUTH PRACTITIONERS, YOUTH COACHES & MENTORS
Do you worry about your place and purpose on this planet? Do you want to change yourself, your community or even the world? Are you feeling useless, stuck or lacking in confidence and drive? Are you confused about your personal life path, feeling lost or at a crossroads? Do you want to empower and inspire others? Do you want to help change the lives of young people effectively? Do you need accountability, inspiration and encouragement to achieve? As a specialist in Youth Personal Development with over 2500 hours of youth mentoring and coaching, years of experience in 'Change Making', program leadership and working with charities that's where TYMC can help you!
"Be you, reach your potential!"
We'll work on challenges, goals and issues important and relevant to you, such as:
- Identifying your career, university or courses
- Improving your youth coaching & youth work skills
- Becoming an inspiring youth & community leader
- Your emotional well-being, identity & confidence
- Listening to your calling to help the world
- Developing your social impact projects and work towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG'S) or your vision for a better future
- Discovering your true potential and purpose
- Not worrying about what others think about you
- Achievement, success, impact & better results
- Exploring the world, taking a gap year or having the confidence to go for that dream adventure
- Managing your time, performance and workload
- Enhancing your public speaking, interview, leadership, social and presentation skills
- Preparing for transitions into university, careers & leadership
- Building positive relationships, standing out from the crowd & making a good impression
- Dealing with conflict, managing anger and emotions
- Effectively helping, inspiring and empowering others, etc.
If you're a school, business, university, NGO or organisation, please see TYMC's consultancy support, training and other services below.
Joint parental/legal guardian & school/college referral is required for teenagers 13-17 years old. Please contact TYMC for further details and to ensure suitability. TYMC doesn't work with children under the age of 13. Mentoring & coaching focuses on where you are now and helps you to move forward to where you want to be. We do not focus on the past. It is NOT therapy or psychological help. If you're suffering from a mental illness you should first speak to your doctor or therapist.
WHAT TYMC PROVIDES
What Happens, How Much Does it Cost and Where Do We Meet?
We'll talk in a confidential, non-judgmental space where we'll build trust, dig deep to explore your fears, thoughts, beliefs, emotions, opportunities and solutions to discover a way forward to find your purpose and reach your leadership mindset and potential. Leah, the Founder of TYMC, knows that to make a difference in yourself and the world takes a lot of hard work, sacrifices and determination, but it's worth it and she'll be there with you during that difficult stage in your journey to help you get through it as a stronger person. It's often said that the best and most successful people and leaders have a coach and mentor; Leah could be yours.
Where do we meet? 70% of people meet Leah via online video or on a WhatsApp voice call, but it's also possible to meet in-person in the idyllic mountains of Asturias Northern Spain where Leah lives. See Instagram below for photos. Nestled away in a green mountainous paradise, TYMC is based close to the Camino de Santiago and Camín Real de la Mesa. Popular hiking routes with young people from all across the globe, where Leah provides camino coaching, a summer retreat, forest bathing, walking coaching and nature mindfulness. Having accomplished a few famous and not so well known hikes and solo trips herself, she's very aware of the personal and physical challenges and achievements these can bring. Nature and isolation are the perfect settings for personal growth. It's even possible to help you arrange your trip and stay in Asturias through TYMC's new sister company TourAstur.
Example prices: Sessions are tailored to each individuals needs. Please contact TYMC for your free 30-minute consultation and exploration session to find out more. Depending on the type of support and duration a 1-hour session costs between €65 - €85, e.g.:
TYMC's Popular Six-Month 1:1 Package for 18-30s, Youth Coaches & Youth Practitioners:
Includes an initial 90-minute session, 14 one-hour sessions, resources, 8 15-minute or 4 30-minute accountability calls & regular email check-ins
TYMC's Six-Month 1:1 Package for Teens 13-17 years old:
Includes all of the above for the teen as well as pre-calls with the parents/guardians, school representative and the teen, six additional 30-minute calls with the parents/guardians and calls with the teenager's school representative, if required. Joint parental/guardian and school/college referral is required.
Global Youth Development Coaching
With 10 years' international sustainable development and global youth & community work experience, and over 15 years' experience of developing and leading on numerous projects and managing hundreds of volunteers, TYMC offers in-person and online training, consultancy, mentoring and coaching (one-to-one, group and systemic) for international NGOs, humanitarian workers, changemakers, schools & grassroots charities working with 13-25s+ and for the young people they serve, anywhere in the world.
Leah aspires for excellent coaching & mentoring to be available to all, without borders and barriers. When possible, she offers pro-bono sessions, free coaching for individuals and training for community groups, schools and NGOs, based on strict genuine need through her 'YOUth Inspire Impact' Coaching & Mentoring Program. If you have a funded project Leah is available for contracted work internationally; virtually and in-person anywhere across the world.
TYMC's next YOUth Inspire Impact initiative will offer 4 sponsored places on TYMC's virtual group coaching program starting on 24th March 2021. These 4 sponsored places are open for applicants from young people, 18-30 years old, living in 'Least Developed Countries' (LDCs), as listed by the United Nations. Are you striving to become a youth leader and changemaker in your community? If you answered yes, see 'TYMC Terms & Conditions' below and contact TYMC for an application.
For more information on the 'YOUth Inspire Impact' program, or to kindly sponsor it, please contact TYMC for further details.
"Great Leadership is a collective act of passion, caring and peace, bringing people together to serve each other, their communities and the world. YOUth are the catalyst for creating this future global change and oneness." Together Youth can Make Change TYMC
Training, Talks, Workshops, Consultancy & Professional Development
For developing your youth mentoring & coaching projects and youth work skills: TYMC can help you, your staff, peer mentors or students to work more effectively with teenagers and young people through in-person or online training, mentoring and consultancy. Leah is also available for talks, workshops and guest lectures. Great for organizations, schools, colleges and universities.
For businesses, organizations and NGOs: Leah offers a package of intensive training, group and 1:1 coaching support called 'Accelerating Leaders'. This tailored package is aimed at accelerating your young aspiring leaders to reach their potential and develop a leadership mindset to succeed in your organization. Listen to Leah on this topic:
ABOUT LEAH, FOUNDER OF TYMC
Originally from the UK, I now live in a tiny stone cottage in the mountains of Northern Spain, where there are more bears, boars & wolves than residents. Luckily I have great WiFi and enjoy tranquility. For the past decade I've also lived in the UK, Ecuador and parts of Africa, in big cities and rural areas, working with young people, youth leaders and changemakers for some amazing NGOs and educational institutions. I love nature, travel, adventure, anthropology, culture and making a positive social and environmental impact. See my Instagram and videos below for more info. The serious stuff includes:
15 Years' experience working with young people and students (11-25yrs.+) in the charitable sector & education
Youth Mentoring since 2007 & Coaching since 2013
Level 4 NVQ in Advice & Guidance (courses & careers)
2500+ hours of 1:1 & group youth mentoring & coaching
Completed a 135 hour ACTP Accredited Certification in Advanced Coaching 'Coach to Lead'. EMCC Accredited Coach & Mentor at Senior Practitioner Level: EIA20216129.
Holds other certificates in Coaching & Group Coaching
Post-Graduate Diploma in Youth & Community Work, at Masters level, with Distinction
Level 7 JNC Professionally Qualified Youth Worker
Trainer, speaker, educator & workshop facilitator (400+hrs)
Train the Trainer Certified & holder of an Edexcel Level 3 Award in Assessing Candidates
Developed 7 youth mentoring & coaching programs in the UK, Uganda, Zambia, Kenya & virtually
Experienced in supporting young people with their mental health, Autism, Asperger's, ADHD & post-trauma
Experienced in prevention, intervention & child protection. Supported young people with medical needs & disabilities
Extensive staff, student & volunteer supervision experience. Taught Personal Social Health Education etc.
Get in Touch
"Be the change you wish to see in the world" - Gandhi
TYMC Transforming YOU(th) into
a Motivated Changemaker & Leader
Any questions? I'd love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to reach out today for further information or to gain your FREE 30 minute online consultation and exploration session. I'm not interested in hard selling so don't worry about that; it'll be a space for us to find out if TYMC's support is what you've been looking for! It's also a great chance for us to make sure that we match.
Prices for consultancy, workshops, talks, guest lectures and training are tailored to each organisation's different needs. Please contact me by email for a consultation and quote:
A PEAK INTO LEAH'S JOURNEY
After a very difficult time in my teens when life felt hopeless and I hit challenge after challenge, I gained some inspiration and changed my life around. I left school and studied a course I had passion for, in a college miles away from home to find new peers and possibilities. I found freedom from the bad stuff and the anger that I'd held inside and I achieved excellent grades for the first time. That gave me the boost I needed to put 100% into my 'wild' dreams, which had seemed nearly impossible until then. I took positive risks, worked every day and night from 16 years old to self-fund my studies, own home and volunteer placements; gaining that vital experience to achieve my degree in Wildlife Conservation and dream job working in nature, which I got by the age of 22. After that, many more milestones were reached like my post grad in Youth & Community Work, world travels and career change.
I'm no stranger to crossing massive barriers in life, even loosing my dream job due to a bad car accident, leaving me with long-term injuries that stopped me driving to the nature reserves I loved working in so much. Yet, I never gave up and saw opportunity for a new start instead of a bad end to dwell on. I held onto that future vision and eventually fulfilled my big aspirations; worked in wildlife conservation, stayed with a tribe in the Amazon Rainforest, met wild gorillas, walked to Machu Picchu, started a PhD, visited the Galapagos islands, developed several youth projects and led many programs, bought a forest and lived in Ecuador, Spain and Africa etc. My life lessons, positive attitude and gratitude for all of life's experiences, the good and bad, made me the strong, enthusiastic, intuitive and bold, yet gentle and caring leader and person that I am today. Now I aspire to inspire others and have helped hundreds of young people to develop into the person they had the potential to be!