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Hi Beautiful Soul!
Let me start by asking you:
What do you remember about being 15 years old?
Your body is beginning to change, your moods are changing too.
Classes are getting tougher. Your confidence takes a dip because of the constant peer pressure and the feeling that you don’t belong. There is more and more expected of you.
Adolescent years can be painful and confusing. I remember my own teen years. Dipping into turbulent waters, peer pressure, family traumas, lack of confidence, exams, stress, anxiety, self esteem and deciding what direction to take in life. I can only imagine how much easier life would have been if I had the right sort of guidance.
When you are 18 years old you are at the cusp of adulthood. It’s time to decide what the next steps in your life are. Confusion reigns. It doesn’t help if you have low levels of confidence and self esteem.
You get accepted into that university but it’s daunting. You’ve chosen a field of study you are not even sure about. First year away from home. You have to make new friends, grow up, manage your money.
You could say it’s just part of growing up but what if it’s as made easier. What if there was someone to guide you and hold your hand through it all.
I was exactly in the same boat. In fact, when I was 12 years old, I was introduced to loss; when I was 13 I was introduced to playing victim; when I was 15 years old I was introduced to grief. Along with it came a lack of self esteem, confidence and disgust for myself. I did not live up the very sense of my name Farhaana meaning Happy. I didn’t know who I was.
I went to University, I started out with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and worked as Communications Officer for a Non -Governmental Organisation at the tender age of 22. However, within a couple of years I was burning out because of the stress and pressure of perfectionism that I put on myself. It just wasn’t enough.
Later on, I was blessed to work as a teacher working with youth in a variety of settings and age groups. I truly loved working with youth but something was not quite right. Soon enough, the restlessness was back. It just wasn’t enough. I wasn’t enough. I continued to seek…
Until I found Coaching. It had an immense impact on my own personal transformational journey with its fluctuating ups and downs giving me direction and peace when I felt I had none. It allowed me to let go of the pain of my past. It was time to pass it forward.
I wish I had the tools I have now when I was 15 years old. I don’t dwell in what ifs but with the right guidance life would definitely have been smoother. I have made it my mission to help youth and young adults navigate the intricacies of life at that age. I empower youth to become resilient change makers in the world through one to one coaching. We learn tools and techniques to help confidence, self esteem, stress, relationships, health and transitions. My role is to guide youth to reach their full potential academically, socially, and emotionally.
If you feel you want to work with me or are a parent who has a teen or young adult who needs guidance. Please book a no obligations strategy call to see if we would be good fit.
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