Hello and welcome, I’m so excited learn more about you and your passion for supporting and empowering young people. My name is Kim and I am the founder of Standing Strong and co-creator of the Youth Coach Course.
Since I was a teenager, I knew I wanted to help young people. My dream was to help children and teens to feel heard, connected, inspired and empowered to believe in themselves, and follow their dreams.
After completing my in Degree Behavioural Studies majoring in Youth Issues and Diploma in Holistic Counselling, I took the big leap (AKA massive life altering adventure) in 2013 to create Standing Strong; a youth organisation providing health and wellbeing programs, workshops and one to one coaching for children and teens. Since then, we have provided over 4000 face to face programs and supported countless children, teens, families, schools and communities.
During this time I have built a wealth of knowledge and experience in what it takes to not only work with young people, but to genuinely build a connection and make a difference. I have learnt what works, what doesn’t, what’s important and what’s not. I’ve had the privilege of supporting and training hundreds of youth mentors, program instructors and youth coaches and can’t wait to support more people to pursue their dream of working with children and teens.
I am beyond excited to be teaming up with Counsellor and Sexologist, Standing Strong Chief Operations Officer and head of Standing Strong Program Licensing & Instructor Training, Riki Shaw, to bring you the accumulation of both our knowledge and experience.
Together we believe EVERY child and family needs a Youth Coach and we are on a mission to make this happen!