A complete Life Coaching Program for Schools and Youth Services





The Coaching Young People For Success (CYPFS) training provides youth professionals with the skills and resources they need to engage, inspire and support young people to unlock their full potential in their life, career and study.

We have trained over 5000 youth professionals from across Australia, Canada and the USA,
who are now delivering Coaching Young People For Success within their own school or youth service.

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CYPFS is available in English, French, Hawaiian and a Spanish translation is coming Soon!

Why Coaching Young People For Success?

Becoming an accredited CYPFS Leader gives you.. 

 A “turn key” coaching system that works

That includes leader training and access to eight coaching modules with up to 80 hours of “ready to deliver”,
evidenced based, life, career and school performance 
coaching activities.

√  All the tools you need to get started

Save time developing your own programs, CYPFS includes slideshows, coaching activity cards, leaders guides and printable and re-writable workbooks so you can start coaching straight away. 

 Flexible delivery options

Deliver the eight CYPFS modules in a way that suits you, as stand-alone programs or together to form an extended coaching program that can be delivered in both groups or one to one.

√ Unlimited delivery 

A cost effective solution that includes unlimited access to all the materials, meaning the sky’s the limit when it comes to how many young people you can coach.

√ Is Evidenced Based

CYPFS is built on our signature five step P.O.W.E.R Coaching Model© that incorporates strategies from COACHING and POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY that are proven to assist young people connect to their strengths, and build the emotional skills they need to overcome obstacles and enhance their performance in all areas of their life.

The P.O.W.E.R
Coaching Model

… and has been mapped against the 

  Australian Blue Print for Career Development

 Australian National Curriculum Framework

  Victorian Curriculum Framework

 Personal Learning Plan  – South Australian PLP

 The USA – ASCA National Standards

  Is an endorsed program in the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) 

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What people are saying…

We offer training in career development to professionals in the field, when we have asked what their best tools were, those who had done CYPFS training chose it as number one without fail

Garry Gilfoy, Counselling & Career Development Lecturer TAFE SA

The CYPFS program assists us to provide a high quality and consistent approach to case management across the agency and is getting great outcomes with the young people we support. I am also a passionate CYPFS Trainer and deliver the leaders training to other youth agencies and schools across the state.

Kerrie Sellen, Manager Re-Engage Youth Service, South Australia

For several years we have been incorporating CYPFS into our aboriginal peer mentoring programs using the resources both one to one and in groups, providing opportunities for the young people to set meaningful goals and develop their own unique career and life pathway plan with outstanding results.

Lee-Anne Smith, CEO Halo leadership development agency inc. Western Australia

I have encouraged all our school career practitioners in Western Australia to use the Life Business CYPFS program. It is a holistic approach to help create a career development culture in our schools and assists students to explore all aspects of their life, learning and work.

Peter Carey, Learning and Teaching Consultant Catholic Education Department, Western Australia

CYPFS is an empowering opportunity for young people to become re-engaged and excited about their own lives and futures.

Bec Weatherford, Teacher, Deception Bay High School, Queensland

CYPFS forms the basis of our Pathway planning for all students from Year 9 through to Year 12. Meeshed with a few other bits and pieces we feel it is a vital part of our students career planning and assists them to stay on track and plan a life they would love to lead!

Jodie McCarthy, Carwatha College P-12 Victoria

An effective easy to follow approach to use with young people to inspire them to reach achievable goals

Clare Beckingham, FLO Project Case Manager, Service to Youth Council South Australia

CYPFS provides an excellent framework for goal setting and career pathway planning Highly recommended

Steve Smith YR 10 YLC District High School, Queensland

About Us

Robyn Chellew and Olga Varsos, are experienced clinical social workers and managers, accredited career practitioners and emotional intelligence coach’s. They met in community health and connected around their shared passion to assist young people from diverse backgrounds and situations reach their potential. Their search for best practice, concluded that coaching brought together a number of helping modalities in one model that had a “transformational” impact on behaviour change and successful goal attainment. 

 In 2005, they published the first edition of the Coaching Young People For Success Program (CYPFS) and their 5 Step POWER Coaching Model to build the coaching capacity of youth professionals through the provision high quality training, and coaching resources.

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