Coaching Young People to Live Their Best Lives

Removing the blocks that are stopping children from living rich, happy fulfilled lives

Giving children the best possible chance in life

Flourished Minds is on a mission to give children the best possible chance in life.

Whatever’s getting in the way, from self-doubt, low confidence, self-esteem issues, learning struggles, strained family relationships or friendships; we support each child, providing practical advice and transformational coaching that removes the blocks and helps young people to shine.

Making 'Now' The Focus

For any young person, it is hard to manage school, home and social life, alongside their personal needs, environment, interests and pressures that they may face.

We get that, and that’s why we focus our efforts and resolve the ‘now’.

It’s where they are at the current moment which is important to us, and we’ll work to resolve the issues and let them unburden what’s holding them back so that we can work together to create lasting changes that will make a significant difference.

...we focus our efforts and resolve the ‘now’.

Transforming Lives With The Power Of Change

Our coaching focuses on putting young people back in control, so they can make the change that they want to see. We offer support, friendly guidance and confidential listening to remove the blocks in the way.

Then, with our powerful coaching techniques, we provide young people with the tools and practices they need to feel in control and ready to make the right change. 

By working with us, young people will have the knowledge, understanding and practices they need to face any future challenges and build their personal resilience. 


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Change Starts With All Of Us

We know parents, teachers and pastoral care workers all have the same goal as us; to give young people the best chance in life.

This is why we can provide coaching to support you too.

We offer coaching for students, parents, teachers and school teams as we believe that sustainable and successful impact comes from strength in numbers. 

If you feel at a loss with how to best support your child or student; we’re here to help you.

From being your sounding board or advocate, to sharing the effective coaching practices that can help you get the best from every child, you’ll never be alone in this. 

...we can help you get the best from every child, you’ll never be alone in this.

How We Make A Difference

Coaching For Primary School Children


Sadly, stress and anxiety can become apparent at a very young age.

By years 5 and 6, children may begin to feel the pressure surrounding SATs and moving to secondary school. 

Coupled with friendship struggles, potential home life concerns and attainment, this is a significant time of change for every child. 

Change can lead to anxious thoughts, self-doubt, low confidence, and self-esteem issues too. Knowing the right thing to say or do at this time can leave you feeling helpless, you may fear that you’re making the situation worse.

However, Flourished Minds can offer fun, friendly and simple coaching to improve a child’s confidence and to help them manage their emotions better. 

By giving a child the power to manage their own emotions, they can make the best choices for their happiness.

Growing Confidence At Secondary School

Secondary school comes with a vast array of complex challenges.

It is not uncommon for young people to feel overwhelmed or struggling to cope.

However, these negative emotions may come to light in a variety of ways, from shutting off and disengaging, to complete classroom disruption; there are so many ways a young person may display their emotions. 

Our professional and compassionate service is always on-hand to have those difficult teenage conversations.

Whatever challenge they are facing, our transformational coaching shows them that they can succeed, and they can be happy, confident, and their best possible selves. 


We’re On Team Parent


You’re doing an amazing job as a parent, and we’re on your side to give you the support and cheerleading that you deserve. 

If you’re not sure how best to help your child, or struggle to get the school to see your perspective on matters concerning your child, then we can help.

We serve as advocates and become the voice of the parent for when you need us.

When you feel bombarded with information from school or overwhelmed through social care procedures or struggling to help your child in the way they need; we’re here for you. 

You don’t have to be alone. 

You don’t have to suffer in silence. We’re on your side and want to help you with our friendly, professional and non-judgemental support services.

From attending school meetings on your behalf or sharing our best coaching tips for you to help your child, we have a range of helpful services on offer. 

Parent-Child Relationships That Are Built To Last

We know relationships between a parent and child can become strained for a variety of reasons.

If you’ve tried everything from shouting to pleading to help create a happier home and nothing seems to work, then Flourished Minds can help you to repair and rebuild your relationship. 

We don’t judge, criticise or take sides.

We simply offer support, guidance and the proven tools that we know make parent-child relationships work.

With our help, you can not only see quick results with communication, but you’ll also be able to take these techniques with you, to ensure your strong, healthy and supportive relationship lasts a lifetime.

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Helping Teachers Find Balance

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As a teacher, we know that every child matters to you.

So much so that work can infiltrate your every waking moment, especially if you’re worried about a child’s behaviour, attendance or mental health. We understand the stress you feel and the impact it can have on your life and wellbeing.

As a result, we want to help you find a sustainable work-life balance. 

We can work with individual teachers, senior leadership or school teams to help your students to thrive. 

By sharing our coaching practices, your school can support its students, so they go on to have a bright and fulfilled future, while your teachers have the balance and backing that they need.

Is Flourished Minds Right For You?

At Flourished Minds, our goal is always to help young people achieve their brightest futures. 

Our focus is always to find their skills, attributes and qualities and, ultimately, show young people how amazing they really are, so that they feel it too.

However, we know that achieving this requires a team effort. 

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Our focus is always to find their skills, attributes and qualities and, ultimately, show young people how amazing they really are, so that they feel it too.

However, we know that achieving this requires a team approach. The quickest way to get sustainable results and lasting positive change is by working together with a young person’s support network.

This is why we don’t just work with young people, but their parents, carers and educators too.

Young People We Help

Young people face many challenges. At Flourished Minds, we want to help as many children as possible, but we focus on the areas that we know we can get the best results.

If your child displays any of the following signs, then Flourished Minds is here to help and ready to start the journey of creating a brighter future for your child.

Areas We Focus On

  • Anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Lack of confidence
  • Disengagement
  • Underachievement
  • Unhappiness
  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Disruptive behaviour
  • Lack of self-belief
  • Hopelessness

The Parents We Support

When all of the focus is on the child, parents can neglect their own feelings or fail to recognise that they need support too.

At Flourished Minds, we know how much it can mean to parents to have someone else on their team, supporting them and cheering them on for successful parenting. This is where we can help.

If you’ve ever had the following thoughts, then Flourished Minds is by your side, ready to help you be the best parent you can be, without the self-doubt.

  • Every other parent seems to be able to cope
  • I’m letting my child down
  • I really want to improve my relationship with my child, and I just don’t know how to
  • I feel guilty and frustrated
  • I wish I could sit and talk to my teenager without an argument
  • I don’t think my child is coping well and I don’t know where to turn for help
  • I wish I felt confident approaching school and talking to their teachers
  • I feel useless as a parent

If those statements resonate with you, you’re not alone, but you don’t have to feel that way. 

It’s not a case of reinventing your parenting but utilising some simple and effective techniques to take your parenting to the next level, to give you and your child the best support possible. 

Inspiring Teachers

Teachers have to take on many roles in the school, from counselling to behaviour management, social working and even pseudo-parenting. 

However, at Flourished Minds, we want to help you get the most out of every teaching experience. 

This is why we share our favourite, most effective coaching techniques with teachers to help inspire students and make classrooms a positive environment.

Our methodology can help you to have more meaningful conversations with students and create better teacher-parent relationships too.

By bringing together parents, teachers and students, we create a powerful team with the best interests at heart.

Adopting coaching practices into your teaching style can not only help improve classroom behaviour and student performance, but it can help teachers to find the balance they need, so that teaching is enjoyable, and stress is under control.

Changing Lives For The Better

Helping children achieve their dreams is not only our job, but it is our passion, joy and the reason why we have so many success stories.

It gives us an enormous sense of satisfaction when we see young people overcoming obstacles and truly thriving, or when we see happy parent-child relationships or teachers that fall in love with teaching again.

We don’t think there is anything more fulfilling. 

What makes our job even more special is the power it gives to young people, parents and teachers.

Our focus is on sustainable, long-lasting impact, which is why we provide tools so that everyone knows how to help themselves. 

Everyone is Capable of Greatness

We know everyone is capable of greatness; they have it within themselves.

All we do at Flourished Minds is bring these skills to the forefront, with a dash of transformational coaching, so that everyone can see their reality, and that they’re ready to achieve anything they want!

We don’t walk away from difficult conversations. We don’t give up when obstacles appear. What’s more, we don’t believe there is ever a hopeless case.

Even if you believe there is no hope or no possibility of improving, we’re here to show you that there is always an opportunity for incredible transformation and amazing changes. 

From restoring your confidence as a parent to giving teachers more tools for solutions, everything we do is to help young people to thrive.

And when it happens in front of your very eyes; it’s magical. 

So, if you want to see the difference that coaching can make, Flourished Minds is on hand and ready to help create the most incredible outcomes that you never thought possible.

Our Coaching Approach

Flourished Minds has two core values;

  1. Every young person has the ability within them to succeed
  2. High-quality coaching can transform lives

With this, our approach really does help young people to shake off their limiting beliefs and fill them with the confidence of what they really can achieve.

We say transformational coaching, and that’s what it is. 

Coaching that can transform beliefs, behaviours and lives.

Of course, in order to be transformational, it needs to be unique.

Every young person, parent or teacher that we see has their own unique view, so, we tailor our approach to ensure that every individual gets the results that work for them.

Our coaches have countless professional coaching qualifications and an abundance of experience with added real-life experience, which puts us in the very best position to help. 

We can relate to all ages with ease and encourage every single person to be their best self.

We know everyone has something unique and special to offer and with our coaching technique, support and the building of great relationships, we know that anything is possible.

Schedule Your Free 15 Minute Consultation

Call us today for your free 15 minute consultation.

We will listen to what's worrying you and by the time you put the phone down you’ll know exactly how we will be able to help you or that young person you care about.

Remember, supporting children and young people to be their absolute best is our only mission.

We are not frightened by having difficult conversations.

Supporting young people to excel is our purpose. Having a conversation with you is the first step to positively change someone’s life.

Some of The Amazing People We Work With...

As a result of working with Karen, students became re-energised and re-engaged, developing a resilience and a repertoire of personal skills to cope with both personal and academic challenges. Karen has transformed our approach to coaching. 

Professor Damien Page



Whether it’s captivating an assembly about her job, empowering our group of election candidates to be heard or coaching some of our most worried children, their parents and their teacher, Karen is helping children to believe in themselves.

Zoe Mawson



When my daughter told me she wrote a manifesto and stood up in front of her class to explain how she would help the school, I couldn’t believe it. This wasn’t something that she would have ever had the confidence to do before.

Terri Hewitt


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