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Interview Renaye Thornborrow

Leading a Worldwide Movement to
Bring Life Coaching to Kids!

Certifying WISDOM Coaches since 2013

Call: 512-222-6659
Email: [email protected]

Renaye is based in Austin, TX (Central USA Time)
Available nationwide
(Worldwide via Zoom)

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Overview about our mission

Media One Sheet (to the right)


Bios


Story ideas and hot topics
Parents & Family
Education
Mental health
Business/Entrepreneurship/Success

Sample interview questions

Renaye in the media
Renaye on video and podcasts
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Overview 

Overview

At a time when youth mental health has been declared a national emergency, it’s never been more important to spotlight a solution that most people aren’t aware of (but is helping kids around the world) – life coaching for kids!

When faced with challenges and disappointments, most kids don’t have the tools to handle them.  As a result, they often get down on themselves or give up on themselves, developing beliefs that can hold them back for the rest of their lives.

I’m Renaye Thornborrow and I’m leading a worldwide movement to bring mindset training and life coaching to kids. Since 2013, I’ve certified hundreds of coaches – in over 30 countries – to use my story-based curriculum to help children develop mindset skills for resilience, self-esteem, confidence, self-leadership, and achievement so that they can handle the ups and downs of growing up, and reach their fullest potential in ALL areas of life. 

Life Coaching isn’t just for grownups.  It’s a game changer for our youth when they learn how to break through limiting beliefs and proactively create supporting beliefs to help them thrive.

Bio options – Renaye Thornborrow

Bios 

Option 1
Renaye Thornborrow is leading a worldwide movement to bring life coaching to kids. Since 2013, her company (Adventures in Wisdom) has certified hundreds of coaches in over 30 countries, helping them create a business they love as a life coach for kids, while empowering children around the world. Renaye is a personal development expert, member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and former 3-year board member for the Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO). She is a retired corporate marketing executive and the proud mother of 20-year-old twins. Adventures in Wisdom is an ICF CCE (Continuing Coach Education) provider. 

Option 2 [Better for family/parenting/personal story shows]:

Renaye Thornborrow is leading a worldwide movement to bring life coaching to kids. Since 2013, her company has certified hundreds of coaches in over 30 countries, helping them create a business they love as a life coach for kids while empowering children around the world. For Renaye, motherhood was the catalyst for turning her lifelong passion for personal development into a powerful story-based coaching curriculum to help children develop mindset skills for self-esteem, resilience, confidence, self-leadership, happiness, and so much more. Renaye is a personal development expert, member of the International Coaches Federation (ICF), and former 3-year board member for the Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO). She is a retired corporate marketing executive and the proud mother of 20-year-old twins – a son and a daughter. Adventures in Wisdom is an ICF CCE (Continuing Coach Education) provider. 
Option 3 [Better for Business/Entrepreneurship shows]:

Renaye Thornborrow is leading a worldwide movement to bring life coaching and mindset skills training to kids. Since 2013, her company has certified hundreds of coaches in over 30 countries, helping them create a business they love as a life coach for kids while empowering children around the world. Life coaching is a game changer for children as they learn how to build confidence, resilience, and mindset skills for life; and it is a game changer for coaches as they increase their impact and income while doing their work in the world serving kids. Renaye is a personal development expert, member of the International Coaches Federation (ICF), and former 3-year board member for the Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO). She is a retired corporate marketing executive and the proud mother of 20-year-old twins – a son and a daughter. Adventures in Wisdom is an ICF CCE (Continuing Coach Education) provider. 

Story ideas and hot topics

Parents/Family

  • Confidence after covid – 3 mindset skills to help kids rebuild their confidence and close the Covid Gap
  • Mental fitness for kids – 3 simple exercises kids can start today to build a healthy mind (and it works for grownups too)
  • Beat yoyo self-esteem – 3 ways kids can always feel good about themselves despite the ups and downs of growing up
  • The bounce back formula – 3 skills to help kids bounce back from disappointment and build resilience
  • Peer pressure prevention – 3 tips to help children think for themselves and make good decisions 
  • Mess ups and mistakes – Five I’s for managing mistakes that help children move on
  • Discover your power goggles – How your mind shapes your world and what you can do to shape your mind
  • “Scared-y cat”? Why we feel fear and 3 ways to help kids build courage 
  • How kids can be their own BFF – How to teach children to be their own Best Friend Forever
  • How to break the worry cycle – 3 tips to share with kids today
  • Give gold hearts – How to teach kids respect, self-respect, and transform families
  • Counselor or Life Coach? 3 questions to determine who can best support your child
  • Are you getting an A? How to talk with your kids about grades
  • Best investment for parents – It costs over $3000 to raise a child. Why investing in a children’s life coach could be the best investment parents ever make

Education

  • The missing link in children’s education – How life coaching for kids is filling the gap
  • We’re missing an essential science! Why kids need to learn brain science before biology, chemistry, or physics
  • It’s back to school time! The three R’s that matter most when developing the whole child 
  • How to talk with kids about grades – A powerful mindset shift that empowers children
  • Help kids succeed inside the classroom and beyond – How mindset skills help kids earn an A in life
  • Become a life coach for kids – How educators are creating a side business or new career empowering children

Mental health

  • The missing link in child mental health – Prevention! How life coaching for kids is helping children navigate the ups and downs of growing up
  • Become a life coach for kids – How mental health professionals are extending their services to help children develop mindset skills for strong mental fitness
  • Mental fitness for kids – 3 mindset exercises children can do every morning to build a healthy mind

Business/Entrepreneurship/Success

  • The bounce back formula – How to build resilience and navigate the ups and downs of entrepreneurship
  • The confidence booster – How to move through fear and go for it in your business
  • From helping my children to global movement – How I turned the stories I wrote for my children into a global movement that’s transforming the lives of children and families around the world
  • Your message matters – How I took stories written for my children and turned it into a worldwide movement to bring life coaching to kids
  • How to get started as a life coach for kids – 3 simple steps to create a side business or new career coaching kids with stories

Sample interview questions

Questions for general audience (raising awareness about life coaching for kids) 

  • What are the most common challenges child life coaches are seeing with kids today?
  • What happened to make you want to bring mindset skills and life coaching to kids? 
  • What is life coaching for kids and how does it help children and families?
  • What do you mean by “mindset skills”? 
  • How is child life coaching different from parenting?
  • How is child life coaching different from therapy or counseling? 
  • What does a child life coaching session look like? 
  • What kinds of results have you seen life coaches get with kids?
  • How does life coaching a child impact the whole family? 
  • Who can become a life coach for kids?
  • How can someone find a life coach for their child?
  • How can someone learn more about becoming a life coach for kids?

Questions for an audience of people who might be looking for a new career or side business as a life coach for kids 

  • What types of people make great child life coaches? 
  • What does it take to be successful as a life coach for kids?  (Coaching success and business success)
  • Can you become a child life coach and keep your day job?
  • How can someone decide if life coaching kids is for them? 
  • How does one effectively life coach kids? 
  • How long does it take to become a life coach for kids?
  • How do you help coaches be successful with the business side of things?
  • What does the day in the life of a WISDOM Coach look like?

Questions for specific audiences:

Questions for educator audience:

  • Why do educators make such a natural transition to life coaching kids?
  • How can educators reignite their passion for teaching children by adding life coaching to their skillset?
  • How is life coaching kids different from growth mindset or social-emotional learning?
  • What challenges might educators have with creating a side business or new career as a life coach for kids?
  • What are the new “3 Rs”all kids need beyond reading, writing and ‘rithmatic and why do they matter to kids now more than ever?

Questions for life coaching audience:

  • How is life coaching kids different from life coaching adults?
  • Why would a life coach for adults add child life coaching to their practice?
  • Where would a life coach find kids to coach?

Questions for counselor/therapist audience:

  • How is life coaching kids different from counseling or therapy? 
  • Why would a therapist add life coaching to their practice?

Questions for sports coaching/child volunteer audience 

  • How does mindset training impact extracurricular performance?
  • Why might a sports coach or music teacher add life coaching or mindset skills to their business? 

Questions around Renaye’s entrepreneur journey – creating the Adventures in Wisdom Life Coaching for Kids Curriculum and Certification Program 

  • How did motherhood spark this worldwide movement and what’s happened since?
  • Did you write the coaching stories?
  • How did you start the certification program?
  • What have been your biggest challenges?
  • What is your dream?
  • What’s been your biggest failure?

Renaye in the media

Natural Born Coaches Podcast Interview
Renaye Thornborrow Interview on Podcast

Talking About Success TV with Jack Canfield
Renaye Thornborrow is interviewed by Jack Canfield on his “Talking About Success” TV show. Jack discovers life coaching for kids and endorses Adventures in Wisdom.
Watch the whole interview here.

Podcast – Marc Mawhinney’s Natural Born Coaches
Ideal for life coaches. Renaye and Marc discuss why life coaching kids is different from life coaching adults, how to effectively life coach kids, and how life coaches can add child life coaching to their practices.
Listen to the Interview here

Podcast – CEO of Marriage Helpers, Kim Beam-Holmes

Kim and Renaye discuss powerful ways to connect with your kids and subtle signs a child is struggling with Mental Health.

Listen to the interview here. 

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“Just like a basketball coach helps children develop the skills, confidence, and ability to thrive on the basketball court; a life coach for kids helps children develop the skills, confidence, and ability to thrive in life.”   

Renaye Thornborrow

Founder and CEO, Adventures in Wisdom Inc.

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