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Tom (Mr. K) has been a teacher for 24 years and has always had a passion for motivating kids. But he had a burning drive to do more to support kids and help them thrive – beyond academics.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • What challenges expressed by parents lead Tom to seek a solution to help kids
  • What skills Tom teaches as a WISDOM Coach® and why kids love learning these skills
  • The impact that child life coaching has had on Tom’s own personal growth
  • The incredible impact that earning extra income as a child life coach has had on Tom, his family, and his view of abundance
  • How being a teacher helped Tom start and grow his Life Coaching for Kids practice

And you’ll see numerous success stories including how Tom helped:

  • Members of a basketball team, including a player who would shut down if he made a mistake
  • A young swimmer who was filled with anxiety and worry about others
  • A high school girl find a new perspective
  • A young girl coach herself through a rock climbing challenge
  • His own kids, especially his youngest

If you’re someone who wants to help kids live their best life, prepare to be inspired!

What Parents are Seeking Help with that Drove Tom to Find a Way to Help Kids Beyond Academics

In this first video, Tom shares how in the past 4-5 years, he’s had parents seeking help with their kids for behaviors outside the classroom and how that helped lead him to look for tools and a curriculum to help kids beyond the classroom.

A Google search brought him to Adventures in Wisdom, where he got certified as a WISDOM Coach to teach mindset skills to kids.

Tom Shares some of the Skills he Teaches Kids and why they Work so Well for Kids

Tom helps kids build confidence, manage their anxiety, and get motivated by teaching them how their mind works.

Hear why kids are amazed when they learn that THEY get to choose their thoughts and story.

How Extra Income has had a Profound Impact on Tom’s Life

Helping kids this way, and earning extra income, has had a profound impact on Tom’s life in several ways.

Most importantly to Tom is the impact on his own personal growth.

By coaching kids and earning extra income, he has ignited an abundance mindset that has him feeling blessed, giving more, and being different in the world.

Watch as Tom shares:

How Tom’s own Kids have Benefited from his Mindset Skills Training and Child Life Coach Certification

One of the gifts of being a Child Life Coach is that if you have your own children, you can share these skills with them. 

In this video, Tom shares how sharing these skills has affected his own children, especially his youngest:

How Being a Teacher helped Tom Start his Child Life Coaching Practice via Parent Word of Mouth

Tom’s business started when he shared with a parent about his recent certification and that parent, who coached a basketball team, asked Tom to coach some of his players with a terrific result (see Success Story below).

From that, word of mouth spread to where Tom now has eight individual clients (he now has a waiting list), and he’s run Mindset Clubs at two elementary schools as well.

Watch Tom share about how he started and grew his coaching practice:

How Group Sharing in the Classroom Helps Kids Feel Safe, More Connected and Improves Behavior

In this video, Tom talks about the incredible impact that group sharing has on kids in the classroom.

He shares how having group conversations helps kids feel safe and more connected.

He also talks about the power of “celebrating the highlights” and how doing so in the classroom helps other kids want to demonstrate “highlights” behaviors in school and at home.

Success Stories from Tom’s Child Life Coaching

Here are numerous success stories that Tom shared during his interview:

Basketball Coach Impressed with Impact Mindset Coaching has on Players’ Mindset

In this video, Tom shares about working with three basketball players on their mindset and how the coaching helped one player in particular who would shut down when he made a mistake on the court.

How Anxious Swimmer changed his Perspective after Learning how to Power Shift with WISDOM Coach® Tom

In this video, Tom shares how an anxious swimmer learned the skill of Power Shifting and the impact that had on how he viewed himself and his competition at swim meets.

High School Girl thanks Tom for Teaching Her How Her Mind Works – now She Wants to Coach too!

In this video, Tom shares about a beautiful text he received from a high schooler who thanked him for helping her and teaching her about her mind.

She is so inspired by what she has learned that she wants to teach people these skills too.

Young Girl Self-coaches to Climb Higher on the Rock Climbing Wall

In this video, Tom shares the story of a young girl who managed her thoughts to climb higher on the rock climbing wall.

Want to be a Life Coach for Kids?

You can create impact and income – working part time or full time – as a certified WISDOM Coach®.

You can get certified to use the Adventures in Wisdom Life Coaching for Kids Curriculum, where you’ll use fun coaching stories, activities and a proven STORY Coaching process to teach mindset skills and life coach kids.

WISDOM Coaches use coaching stories and activities to help children develop mindset skills for confidence, resilience, self-esteem, self-leadership, and achievement so that they can be confident and prepared to handle the ups and downs of growing up, reach their fullest potential, and thrive.

To see what it’s all about and learn how you can create a business you love as a life coach for kids, simply click below. You’ll find everything you need to know, including how to apply and save.


Want to Find a WISDOM Coach for Your Child?

Simple click below to:

  • Use the “Connect with a Coach” form or
  • Search the WISDOM Coach® Directory

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