The Coaching Young People For Success Approach

The Coaching Young People For Success Modules and leader training are structured around a two stage coaching approach based on our signature POWER Coaching Model© and The GOAL Coaching Conversation©

Stage 1. The P.O.W.E.R Coaching Model©

The POWER Coaching Model combines powerful strategies from evidenced based Coaching and Positive Psychology and Hope Theory that assist young people connect to who they are and design an inspiring and hope filled life, career and school performance pathway plan that matches their vision, values, strengths and aspirations.

The POWER Coaching Model guides the coaching process through five steps that together enhance the self-awareness, hope, self belief and the motivation young people need to assist them achieve greater wellbeing and flourish in all areas of their life. 

Stage 2. The GOAL Coaching Conversation©

The GOAL Coaching Conversation is designed to assist the coach lead powerful future-focused coaching conversations that keep young people focused and motivated to strive towards their goals on an ongoing basis. It also offers a simple but powerful framework that supports young people strengthen the emotional skills and develop the habits they need to be successful overtime.

(The GOAL conversation has been adapted from the widely used GROW Model (John Whitmore, 2002) and is designed to be used in conjunction with The POWER Coaching Model©.

Stage 1. Coach for a plan

Every CYPFS module follows our signature five step P.O.W.E.R Coaching Model© which incorporates strategies from positive psychology, evidence based coaching and hope theory that are proven to enhance motivation, wellbeing and performance by promoting goal striving in young people.

This five step coaching process assists young people connect to their inner expert, so they can design a hope filled life, career or school performance pathway plan that matches their vision, values and aspirations.

The pathway plans then provide you with a guide to “fast track” behaviour change by keeping your clients focused, motivated and on track to strive towards their dreams and goals on ongoing basis.


The P.O.W.E.R Coaching Model©

step 1


Imagine Possibilities for your life, career or study
Young people explore who they are and create a Who am I? Strengths based personal profile that will assist them to imagine possibilities and design an inspiring vision for their life, career and study for their future that matches who they are and what is important to them.

step 2


Be Organised by setting goals and making a plan

Young people will identify their short, medium and long term goals, review their current life satisfaction in eight key areas, identify the top priority areas they want to work on and then be assisted to create an achievable clear plan of what they need to do to get there.

step 3


Develop Willpower to stay motivated
Young people will realistically assess the costs and benefits of striving towards their goals in order to assist them build their motivation and promote commitment.

step 4


Build Emotional skills to overcome obstacles
Young people will identify the emotional intelligence skills they have and the skills they need to strengthen in order to be able to overcome obstacles and move ahead.

step 5


Achieve Results by taking consistent action

Young people will design S.M.A.R.T steps they can take straight away so they can experience success and build their sense of agency and belief that their goals are achievable.

Stage 2. Coach for ongoing change

The GOAL Coaching Conversation©

The GOAL Coaching Conversation is a framework that ensures the coach stays on track and structures all their ongoing conversations to maximise change, learning and action.

1. Goal

What is your Goal?
How important is it? Do you believe? are you ready?
What are your Options?
What have you tried? What else could you try?

2. Options

3. action

What Action will you take?
When will you take it? How will you feel if you do?
How Likely are you to act?
What could stop you? Who could support you?

4. Likelihood

Their vision, goals and action steps can all be REVIEWED and EVALUATED (RE-GOAL) during every coaching session in order to maintain motivation, aid learning and assist young people take further meaningful action. All positive behaviour change can be tracked and celebrated along the way with the support of the coach.

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