LIFE BUSINESS Consultancy is based in Melbourne, Australia and was co-founded by Robyn Chellew and Olga Varsos. They are both clinical social workers and are accredited career practitioners and emotional intelligence coach’s, who have over 30 years experience as managers and counsellors in the educational, youth and family sectors.
They connected around their shared passion for working with young people and their families and their shared belief in the power of coaching. They experienced first hand how the power of coaching can assist people create the transformation change they needed to lead happier, healthier and more satisfying lives.
So, in 2005, they published the first edition of the Coaching Young People For Success Program (CYPFS) and leader accreditation training and resources, with the goal of assisting workers enhance their capacity to coach young people for success within their own settings. The CYPFS program and training has been translated into French and Spanish and is now being delivered in the USA, Canada and more!
We also developed our signature two stage coaching process, which includes The POWER Coaching Model and The GOAL Coaching Conversation. They both draw on strategies from coaching, positive psychology and hope theory that are proven to build the self-awareness, self-belief and self-responsibility people need to create their own inspiring plans and then strengthen the emotional skills they need to achieve their goals on an ongoing basis.
Our VISION is….
.. is that every young person will have the support they need to be able to connect to who they are and develop the emotional skills they need to flourish and achieve success in all areas of their life.
Our MISSION is…
..to help build the capacity schools and youth organisations need to create a culture of well being and success across all their programs, through the provision of high quality coaching skills training, programs and resources for young people, their peers, parents and the workers that support them.