Christine Lively


Professional statement

I've worked with teens as a teacher in middle school, in high school, a high school librarian, and now as a life coach. The reason for my commitment to teens is simple - I really like them. I earned an MEd. in. Secondary English Education and am a Certified Life Coach for Young People through Youth Coaching Institute (YCI). I also write a monthly column on School Library Journal's Teen Librarian Toolbox blog called RevolTeens about teens who make a difference in the world. ​At home, I have raised three of my own teens, now 23, 19, and 17. I know that they have always needed an outside unbiased voice from teachers, therapists, or other trusted adult as well as their parents' guidance to feel successful and grounded. One of the reasons that coaching works for teens is that they get to talk to someone who is not their mom. An outside, caring, and compassionate adult who works with them where they are now - with no history or baggage. It is a great honor and privilege to be that adult in a teen's life. ​If your teen needs an outside voice to listen, connect, and guide them through solving problems, let's talk. I offer free consultations with parents (or young adults 18-24) to discuss what brings you to coaching and how coaching can help. ​



$75.00 per appointment

Category : Coaching
Subcategory : Life



Christine Lively - The Teen Ally

Appointment Length

1 hour 0 minutes

Service Description

Adolescence and young adulthood is a time of transition, stress, and uncertainty. Often, teens are told to focus on everything at once: school, friends, family, jobs, the future, and extracurricular passions. It gets overwhelming. Christine Lively - The Teen Ally coaches teens and young adults ages 14-24 to clear the chaos so they can focus on what's most important to them.

Through years of teaching teens, parenting and coaching training, I have been trained to listen deeply, ask questions, and help teens decide what is most important to them. My coaching is evidence based on years of research and practice.Coaching sessions are one on one and confidential. 

Service Requirements

A free 20 minute phone consultation is required before the coaching engagement begins. The consultation is first with parents, if the client is under 18, and then with the client to determine if coaching is the right fit for your needs, and for you to determine if my coaching style is a good fit for you.


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