I am an educator, coach, speaker, content creator, and above all else, youth advocate. I believe deeply in youth empowerment as the way to moving our society forward. I aim to equip kids with tools to build a positive relationship with themselves. When a child has a positive self identity, they will experience higher levels of life satisfaction, motivation, and self- determination. I am committed to the full development of kids, not just academic. Through social emotional learning, educational psychology, and positive youth development, I have created programs and curriculum that aims to help kids become their own best friend. The point of the work is not to stop kids from struggling, but instead, to empower them to take care of themselves through the struggles that make them who they are.
I have worked with kids in multiple arenas for the past twelve years but I am most excited about this opportunity now. To help kids grow in loving and nurturing ways is my greatest passion and I am so grateful and honored to be sharing it with you all.
As a youth life coach, I work with kids ages 10-18 to help them learn 3 transformational skills that will allow them to feel good about who they are in all aspects of their lives. Individual coaching helps kids to co-facilitate their own growth, while feeling safe and secure to explore all parts of their identity.
As a motivational speaker, I bring the magic of the 3 Skills to schools to talk to groups of all sizes about the importance of being their own best friend. Through my presentations and workshops, I help kids access their humanity and start to view themselves in more accepting and loving ways.
I currently speak at the middle and high school level but am open with connecting with schools outside of this range.
Through TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram, I create content for not only kids, but the adults who support them. I teach ways to make learning safe, self skills, relationship building with students, and so much more. To access any of my content simply search @donofriend