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3 Reasons You Will Want to Become a Certified Teen Motivation Coach



3 Reasons You Will Want to Become a Certified Teen Motivation Coach

1/3/2022 by Chris Cobb

teenWe’ve heard of Life Coaches, Sober Companions and other types of coaching and counseling for adults with addictions as well as those who simply want to replace unhealthy habits with healthy ones and live a more positive lifestyle; but what about the youth struggling with the same types of life issues? The Addictions Academy has this age group covered as well with the Internationally Certified Teen Motivation Coach (ICTMC) training it offers. Whether you have a friend or a loved one who is a teen that needs instruction on living better, or you want to help teens in your community or nation-wide, The Addictions Academy has you covered, and here are the top three reasons you may want to consider in becoming a Certified Teen Motivation Coach.

  1. Your own background:

Were you a troubled teen? Did your addiction start in the early years of your life, hanging with the wrong crowd or growing up in an unhealthy environment? Even if it wasn’t addiction, perhaps you weren’t taught the things required to be a motivated, hard-working individual later on in life. Whatever it may be, you’ve made it to where you are now, and maybe you recognize that it can be hard growing up in today’s world, and you want to help younger people who are where you once were, struggling to make a great future for themselves. As a Certified Teen Motivation Coach, you can help share your experience, strength, hope and wisdom to help others! Keep reading.


  1. Failure to Launch Syndrome:

If you’ve dealt with this or know people that struggle with Failure to Launch Syndrome, you know it can be mentally debilitating and hard to stay motivated in any way when someone is ‘stuck’ in the cycle. A Teen Motivation Coach can help those dealing with depression and anxiety, problems finding who they are or what they want to become (self-identity), and thinking they are not good enough to move up in life, aka self-loathing, as a result of social media or other implements that contribute to the detriment to self-image in today’s society.


  1. Parenting Issues:

Parenting styles such as Helicopter Parenting, Snowplow Parenting and Lawnmower Parenting have become a problem in some form or another in today’s generations. These originated from ‘leave no child behind’, an education concept and keep kids from learning how to deal with failure and come out of it stronger. As a Certified Teen Motivation Coach, you will be able to work with both the teen and the parent in order to uncover hidden talents and set healthy parental boundaries, expectations and teach how to follow through with action-based methods. Knowing the difference between failure and fear of success is one key factor in achieving goals, no matter how difficult they may seem in the beginning. You will teach parents the difference between helping achieve these goals, versus enabling.


So, if you are ready to help teens and young adults get ‘unstuck’ in their lives, The Addictions Academy’s Certified Teen Motivation Training is a perfect fit for you. Get ready to help create purpose and passion for your clients! Reach out to our elite team at 1.800.706.0318 ext 2.

Failure to Launch Coach Certification and Training Program

Failure to Launch Coach Certification and Training Program


Failure to Launch Coach Certification and Training Program is for those that want to help young adults flourish and get ‘unstuck’ in life. The term Failure to Launch Syndrome has surfaced and it describes the teen or early adult (sometimes 30 to 40’s even) that is still living at home, working sporadic jobs (or not working at all), and sometimes hooked on video games or drugs and alcohol. The parents are not sure what to do, but the enabling has gotten out of hand. Some of the parents not only provide lodging and pay their son/daughter’s rent, their car payment and provide spending money but they also come over and clean, cook, and do all the laundry. Our Failure to Launch Training and Certification Class will teach you the following:

1 – You will learn how to deal with the clients and their parents.  Our Professional certification and training will teach you how to uncover your client’s hidden talents and create an action plan with them. We will show you the difference between helping and enabling, and how to stop a bad situation before it occurs by giving your teen an ultimatum to get help, or be cut off.

2 – You will learn how to create and set parental boundaries, expectations, and follow-through. When you baby the addict, you kill the addict. Healthy boundaries are a must, as well as setting expectations so the person you are helping knows that you are not going to give in to manipulation or intimidation.

3 – You will learn how to coach, deal with the fear of failure versus fear of success, and how to create purpose and passion for your clients. One of the biggest fears for anyone, especially an addict, is change; whether it is failure or success. When you give the person a sense of purpose, set goals for them to achieve according to what their true passion in life might be, there is more power behind their reason to get up and put in the footwork towards a better life.

NOTE: There are NO prerequisites to this course, however, it is recommended that you also take the Nationally Certified Family Recovery Coach class. Included in Fix Failure to Launch Certification, is a Self-Study Certification and training in Case Management, an ethics class, and 10 hours of coach mentorship/supervision. We do offer Job Board, Networking, and Business/Private Practice assistance. We also hire from within once you are trained, certified, insured, and bonded.

How Can I Tell If My Child Is Using Drugs?

How Can I Tell If My Child Is Using Drugs?

Ask The Expert:  “How can I tell if my son is using drugs?  His behavior has changed.   He always wants to argue with me and beg for money, even though I give him over $200 a week.  I asked him to take one of those home drug tests that I bought for $35 at the CVS but he refuses.  I don’t know what to do.  Can you help me?”  — Marilyn J. from Oklahoma

Answer: Cali Estes Says, “I would have him evaluated by a professional that specializes in drug and alcohol issues.  Have him evaluated to rule out any mental health issues and determine if he needs drug and alcohol treatment.  Once you have him evaluated by a professional you can request a urine test.  If it is positive, then we can talk about drug and alcohol treatment.  I would have a full 12 panel test done and request a spice and bath salts test to check for legal drugs that he may be on as well.  Also, I would suggest you sweep his room.  Check drawers, under mattresses, in small areas, look for pills, drugs, alcohol etc.  If you need assistance we can offer an Interventionist or Recovery Coach to assist you with this.  We also offer Family Coaching to get you through the rough patch and assist you with your son.”