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CYPFS Stories – Training in the Territory

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– A CYPFS Story- 

Northern Territory, Department of Education Training

I thoroughly enjoyed spending two days this with a passionate mob from the Northern Territory Department of Education, RTO, the Department of Corporate and Information Services, and members of my YouthWorX NT work-family.  
Delivering Coaching Young People for Success Leaders’ training is always a highlight for me. I feel like Santa sharing a swag-bag of cool stuff that people can use straight away,  not only in their work with young people but also in their own lives. Transformational magic happens in rooms such as these! 
Thanks again for the opportunity to spread the love with your wonderful team Larni, and thank you Robyn and Olga for sharing this amazing program with me.

Carina Frew, Coaching Young People For Success Trainer

CYPFS Stories – James Wetu, Ampro Africa

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James Wetu, Youth Coach
Ampro Africa

A CYPFS Story – James Wetu, Youth Coach
in Nairobi, Kenya

It has been great working with James and Goal, from Ampro Africa, who are now Coaching Young People For Success with students in their home city of Nairobi. 

Here is James Story,,

“During the ancient times Kings and often businessmen consulted monks before taking critical decisions. These are people who were seen as contemporaries and sometimes even superiors in terms of their intelligence.  Coaching has progressed since then and today coaches are seen as partners that can help us uncover our potential, facilitate life transitions and act as our personal sounding board.

I always knew that I wanted to help others but didn’t know what that would look like, so I happily bumbled along in life until the point oI started questioning myself and my own life direction. When I had my own coach,  I really connected with my purpose, I needed to help others reach their future by supporting them to achieve their goals. Coaching has helped me transform my life, and now I support others in transforming theirs. 

Coaching, and especially coaching in schools is a new concept in Kenya. I have been offering CYPFS workshops in Ng’araria Girl’s high school and loving every minute of it, and getting great student feedback.

What Daida Nyawira said ….
A Form 3 student  from Ng’araria Girl’s high school. 

‘I think this is the most rewarding information I have ever received in my entire period in high school. I have never thought about my life and career or set goals for the future just day to day. 

It has helped me understand my personality and possible career choices that I could do and love. It is clear to me now that I need to plan my life and career to enjoy successful living…. I wish all of my friends could have a chance to develop their own plans and start working towards a goal just like I am. It is for sure an eye opener.’’

I found CYPFS resources online and completed my training to be a leader. I feel I now have the tools to coach young people confidently. With such feedback I am convinced coaching young people in schools is the right thing that I should invest my time in.”

James Wetu, Ampro Africa

CYPFS Story – Shay, 21years old, from Victoria

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“A friend recommended that I come and see Robyn to help me find some direction. When I left school I went straight to work full time at McDonalds and then to Bunnings. I loved the freedom of having money but now I feel I want more from work and want to get ahead. I was confused about what to do next and how to move ahead in my career.

I wasn’t sure what to expect but I found the session really helpful. We went through all the cards. They really helped me understand my strengths, what I am good and not so good at, and what I would really enjoy and want going ahead. I left with a plan of what to do next and have some exciting study options to explore that mean I can keep working.

More than anything I feel relieved and excited about where I am going! Thanks alot.”  Shay

A CYPFS Story – Armadale Education Support Centre, WA

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Naga Mila delivers CYPFS at 
Armadale Education Support Centre, Western Australia

“I began using the “Coaching Young People for Success” program in 2017 with my Year 11 students. This was the first time we had introduced this course in our education support classrooms. CYPFS was beneficial for the students in building their self-confidence and in their understanding of the strengths and skills needed to reach their potential. 

I was able to modify the course to suit individual needs and used various strategies including sharing my own life experiences so students could relate to the importance of career choices. They were able to  identify their goals, aspirations and the potential steps to be taken and the skills needed for a secure and fulfilling future.

Students participated every week and were fully engaged. The coaching cards were also beneficial in exploring and helped students to identify strengths within themselves.  CYFPS modules helped our students in working towards their transition plans and goals. I highly recommend CYPFS for schools and anyone else working with youth! The course is also provider developed and accounted for SCSA points” 

CYPFS Commercial Licensing opportunities are now available!

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We are pleased to announce the CYPFS training and coaching resources are now available to all youth professionals wanting to coach young people for success within their own private counselling or coaching practice. If you are already a CYPFS leader you can upgrade your licence to be a commercial licensee straight away.

As a CYPFS Licensee you will be able to..

√ Spring board from CYPFS’s proven industry success in Australia and overseas
√ Confidently market and deliver an “evidenced based” coaching program with consistent results
√ Benefit from being a part of a growing CYPFS network of coaches from around the world
√ Receive marketing templates and logos
√ A Website Directory listing

You can deliver CYPFS to the health, education & community sectors including…

Primary, secondary, tertiary, vocational, indigenous and alternative education schools…Plus youth agencies such as employment, juvenile justice, counselling, drug and alcohol, mental health or deliver directly one to one or in groups within your own youth coaching service.

New – The “Moving Up” – Primary School Module is here!

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The “Moving Up” – Primary transition Module is now live in the member Library!

We are pleased to announce an exciting addition to the Coaching Young People For Success program.  The new “Moving Up” Module comes with all the resources to deliver a ready made 1-2 hour workshop to assist  primary school students prepare for their transition to high school.  They will get to reflect on their Primary years, understand the differences and challenges they may face in high school, identify their goals, aspirations and the potential steps, strategies and skills they will need to take to have fun and be their absolute best.  

CYPFS Members can now login to the CYPFS RESOURCE LIBRARY where you will find the new “Moving UP” slideshow gallery, re-writable and print versions of the Student Workbook and a step by step leaders manual, ready for you to deliver with the young people you support. 

Just call or email us if you have any queries about the upgrade or how to become an accredited CYPFS coach.

Happy Coaching!
From Robyn and Olga @ Life Business

CYPFS Story @ YouthNow, Sunshine Victoria

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Tania and Kaelee

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Tania Sacco, ACFE Training Coordinator @ YouthNow 

As a Careers Practitioner & Trainer specialising in youth, I am always on the hunt for practical resources to help me quickly ‘get into the headspace’ of the young people I work with in order to assist them to gain a sense of direction with their career & life pathway options and build their self-confidence.

The Train the Trainer workshops with Robyn Chellew, Director of Life Business, delivered over two-days at YouthNow, allowed our staff to experience what our clients would experience and exposed us to the plethora of resources from CYPFS. Fantastic professional development and up-skilling for all staff alike!

Post-training I was delighted to access all the modules which contain practical, colour- coded and up-to-date career & life coaching resources for my youth cohort, and best of all made in Australia!  I could immediately incorporate the CYPFS life and career coaching modules into my existing Jobs Lab training sessions (job application process from woe to go). I have been using the CYPFS resources for over two years now and get wonderful results. 

I highly recommend CYPFS for Careers Practitioners and anyone else working with youth!

Kaelee Elsley, a YouthNow client says…

“I thought the coaching was very helpful and I realised more about what I want in life and made me think more about what I want to do over my 1 year-5 year-10 year plan, and writing it down made it seem more real and made me think more about it.   I liked the tasks, I didn’t think cards would be able to represent me but some of them did, just looking at them things seemed so much like me. I always knew what I wanted to do when I was older but some things I didn’t think about or I didn’t think would be possible for me but after the lessons, I realised anything is possible when I put my mind to it and try my hardest.”

New CYPFS upgrade – “My Success” Workbook

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NEW – CYPFS Extended Program – Upgrade
Is now available in the Leaders Member Library!

We are pleased to announce a new and exciting addition to the Coaching Young People For Success program. A new extended version of CYPFS has been added to the Member Library which allows our accredited leaders to deliver the Life, Career and School Performance Modules as one seamless program.  Members can now login to the CYPFS RESOURCE LIBRARY where you will find the new “My Success” Workbook which comes as a writable and printable extended 28 page PDF, a step by step slideshow gallery and new leaders manual, ready for you deliver with the young people you support! 
Just call or email us if you have any queries about the upgrade or how to become an accredited CYPFS coach.

Happy Coaching!
From the Life Business Team

CYPFS Stories – Australian Christian College – Moreton, QLD

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Using the “My Life and Career Pathway Plan” at Senior Camp

As time is often an issue in senior school, I proposed to the school management that I would like to go on senior leadership camp and deliver the Career Coaching Module – “My Life and Career Pathway Plan”

The proposal was agreed to and it turned out to be one of the best environments to connect with students and have them contemplate who they are, what they wanted to achieve and determine a plan of action.  Being away from school and in a supportive and relaxed environment really helped to get the most out of what this fantastic program offers. Whilst we ran most of the sessions at camp as a collective group, each student then met with me one on one over the next few weeks back at school to talk over their journey of self discovery and how I could support them in moving forward towards their goal/s. I also had students come and see me at camp as they really wanted to talk and share. 

The highlight for me was seeing students have ‘ah ha’ moments. Those moments when all the parts that make up who they are start to link together to form a picture and give them hope for the future. The documented plan also gave students something to refer to when sharing with their parents about the choices that they were making and why they felt it aligned with who they are, and were becoming as young adults. 

Sue Fraser, Guidance Officer
Australian Christian College – Moreton, QLD

The P.O.W.E.R coaching cards

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The complete POWER coaching card kit includes NINE sets of coaching card sorts that are designed to assist people access their inner expert and to connect to their key values, strengths and lifestyle and work style preferences. All the cards are designed to be run in conjunction with Life Business Programs but can also be purchased individually for delivery in groups and one to one. Each deck includes instructions that outlines potential coaching activities that coaches can use with both adults and young people.



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