Hello, my name is Janine
I am a wife, a mom of 2 boys who are the centre of my universe and a kid’s life coach. I have spent the past 20 years working in the Learning and Development space, knowing that my true calling was to work with children and support them in their growth and development. I have always been fascinated by the magic of childhood, the remarkable capacity of a child’s brain and the learning that we receive through looking at the world through a child’s eyes. It has taken me time to realise exactly how I could fulfil my purpose of serving children, and through the Kids Life Studio Coaching Programme I have finally found the answer.
So often I come across children who do not know why they feel a certain way and who aren’t always able to express their emotions, and subsequently they are not able to make the right choices in their behaviour; children who are exposed to toxic influences and who don’t have the correct tools to deal with this. They struggle to balance their lives and manage all the “noise” that life throws at them. I have seen children given labels by adults and by their peers, labels which are often incorrect, damaging and unnecessary and which don’t create a space for positive growth. I have also seen many parents trying to support their children – doing the best that they can in this complex world, and not knowing where to turn to for further guidance.
I believe that childhood is an exciting adventure and that every child has the capacity to make the right choices to live their lives with joy and motivation – all they require are the skills and tools to support them on their journey into adulthood. My passion is to inspire children to thrive through providing them with a “toolbox for life”, a complete toolbox which will assist them in living life to their full potential and reaching their dreams.
My Special Interests: managing anxiety, managing stress, developing self-esteem, study assistance, responsible use of technology
My Training: Kids Life Studio® Certified Coach ; Bachelor Degree in Psychology and Communication; Diploma in Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices; Time to Think; Community Building; Registered SETA Assessor; Certified Personal Profile Analysis Practitioner; Partner for Possibility through Symphonia South Africa