Forgecraft Coaching

Helping young people craft their path

Why?

The million dollar question…​ why am I doing this? Or, the real question that has been churning around in my head as I’ve been preparing to launch this thing, why would anybody pay me to hang around with their kid?

I’ve been working with middle, high school, and college students for more than 15 years in one capacity or another, working alongside veteran educators & community leaders to try and make a positive impact on the young people in our charge. The way many of our kids grow up and go through school in todays world leaves them missing so many key skills and attitudes, largely because society has decided to emphasize high-stakes schooling that rewards perfectionism and discourages experimentation, alongside adult-driven activities where kids are told what to do and how to do whatever it is. And then we wonder why so many kids today are constantly stressed out, don’t want to try new things, and seem to float through life with little direction!

Here’s what I really want to accomplish through my coaching work: giving kids room to explore, experiment, and figure out why they are, helping them develop goals and projects to work toward, and providing a safe space for them to reflect on how things are really going and maybe changing some things up so things work better. This is what I’ve been doing my FIRST Robotics kids for the past 12 years, just with fewer robots and more focus on individual students and what their unique skills, values, and interests are.

If I sound like someone who could help get your kid on a better path, let’s start a conversation!


Ready to start working together?

Say "hi" at [email protected] or book an introduction meeting for yourself or your child!