Frequently Asked Questions

How does this program work?

Missing Link coaching has developed a methodology that leads teens and young adults through a process of self discovery, self affirmation and character development. The experience gained by coaching over 400 teens and young adults, over 8 years will help us to move your child towards the goals that they want to achieve.

Before we start any coaching, we arrange a 15 minute consultation so you can speak with one of our Senior Coaches. Here we find out which goals you would like to achieve and let you ask any questions you have.

Then your son or daughter will start their course of 60 minute sessions with a coach over a period of time which is agreed between the coach and the client. It’s best to have one session a week or every other week to keep up the momentum.

Why this length of time?

Very simply because it is most effective. A coach needs a full hour to provide real guidance. Any more and the student looses interest and concentration. The period of time in between each call allows your teenager to apply what they have learnt in the session and become responsible for their own life and decisions.

My child is a headstrong teenager…is there any way he’ll cooperate and listen?
If they are unhappy when you suggested coaching, then get them to speak to us. We have worked with a lot of students and know how alleviate their fears. They are usually happy when they realize that we never lecture or tell them what to do, but support them to form their own positive life and career goals. It is amazingly inspiring for our students to take control of their future when they realize the exciting and rewarding paths ahead of them.

We can also coach you as a parent to work with your child. This is not usually as effective as when we lead a child but we can provide you with our years of professional experience in the form of practical strategies, tips and advice that you can use as soon as you get off the phone.

My son is in his twenties. Is he too old for coaching?

Not at all. We coach teenagers, young adults and even college graduates. Anyone who wants to develop essential life skills or has yet to find their passion in life will benefit from our coaching.

How can you providing coaching for my child through the internet?

We use state of the art video-conferencing software so the Career Coach and student can speak and see each other during the sessions. It’s like being in the same room.

 Do I need an expensive computer?

No. Any computer connected to the internet is fine.

If the program is all online, how can you connect with my child enough to get through to them?

This generation is actually more comfortable expressing themselves online and through the web. We have found teens to be open and more candid this way and the technology behind the program allows the coach and teen to meet virtually face to face each session. We value to relationship between the coach and your child and have developed the most effective and convenient way to impact your child’s life.

What experience do you have helping teenage students?

Missing Link Coaching is proud to have guided and supported over 400 students in the last eight years.

How are the coaches qualified?

All of our coaches are hold a related degree or certification (Teachers, Social Workers, Psychologist) and have completed our internationally accredited Missing Link Coaching Teacher Training Program. What makes them most influential however is not only their brain, but their heart.

Will I know what’s going on in my child’s sessions? 

 It is our policy not to discuss your teenager’s coaching with you unless they tell us we can. It is really important that your teenager has the option of keeping his or her session confidential if we are to gain their trust. Lots of parents do call us between sessions for an update and we can speak generally about their progress. We just ask that you respect our commitment to your child.

Do you guarantee success?

We can’t ever 100% guarantee success. At the end of the day, it’s up to your teenager to do the work and commit to coaching. We will always assess your teenager before we start the coaching and if we do not feel that it will work for them, then we will tell you immediately.

How long will it take to see results?

Most teenagers or young adults and parents will start to see significant improvements after five weeks. If at any point you are unhappy with the coaching process then we ask that you contact us immediately. We want to know your concerns and will do all we can to ensure that the results you are looking for are reached.

What does it cost and what is included?

Please contact us for a free consultation to discuss which coaching program is right for your child’s individual needs.

What to do now?

  • Call 941-592-6788 and book a 10 minute call with one of our coaches or
  • Send us an email and request a 10 minute call