Seized by Education
This talk was ten years ago, every word is still true today.
Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity
I’m committed working with youth for them to discover their vocation and life vision; supporting mastery in the interplay of the physical, emotional and rational mind for a purposeful, fulfilled life and a creative, productive community.
Participating as a coach and offering pro-bono sessions in the program ‘Chance to Choose’ run by S.U.C.C.E.S.S is one way of doing this.
We all deserve to know how to change how we feel about our personal history, to learn how to look at things differently and develop solutions.
I believe that coaching should be part of a teacher’s training and part of any secondary school curriculum. The benefits range from fostering confidence, awareness, focus and improve overall health, communication and team work. That leads to a state of productivity and balance, from which not only the individual profits, but also their families, friends and work colleagues. Also, it leads youth to choose a career/profession that truly is in line with their values and their ways, rather than pursuing a path because of an external belief or society pressure.
Feeling very passionate about this, I have developed a youth program myself that I call ‘360 Degree Life’. It guides participants through seven modules, with the goals of increasing life skills and creating a long-term mindset of resourcefulness. This is achieved by passing on and applying techniques from the area of coaching, neuro-linguistic programming and the performing arts.
Research has shown that we don’t even know today what sort of professions will be part of our lives in the future. What we do know is that a creative, resourceful, confident human being is more likely to succeed and thrive in any given new, potentially challenging situation. Isn’t this the mandate of education and what we want for our youth; to be safe, succeed and be happy?
Get in touch if this struck a cord, and you like to discuss a potential cooperation. I’m curious to hear your input.
‘It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.’