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Services

The School of Life offers a variety of services aimed at equipping individuals to lead meaningful and fulfilled lives. The focus is on imparting practical emotional intelligence skills. The School of Life caters to a global audience through its flexible online services, accommodating time differences to ensure accessibility for participants worldwide. We do offer in-person services too. We are striving to implement a practical Character Education Curriculum in every school, with a Life Skills Coach running the Curriculum.

Empower Your Potential with Life Skills Coaching

At The School of Life, we believe in starving distractions and feeding focus. Our mission is to cultivate a ‘can do’ attitude that elevates your happiness and success. Let us guide you on a transformative journey towards achieving your dreams.

LIFE SKILLS COACH TRAINING

Life Skills Coach Training Programme

This decision to empower yourself with a range of effective and practical life skills, embarking on this wonderful journey with us, will be one of the best investments you have ever made in your life to date. Investing in yourself is always a good decision. In fact, some argue that it’s the only investment worth making!

Uncovering and tapping into the potential of the human mind is the difference that makes the difference. It’s the distinction between making the best of your circumstances and creating the life of your dreams. During this training, you will be liberated to create the life of your dreams. You will also learn how to empower others to create the lives they desire. Be prepared for an exciting, life-changing experience that will empower you to become a confident, competent Life Skills Coach who can easily and comfortably empower your clients to create the lives they want. Open your mind to possibilities and get curious about what you are going to learn.

The School of Life Coaching Team is committed to doing everything we can to ensure that your learning experience is the best it can possibly be.

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Services Offered

BUSINESS COACHING

Business coaching is a professional development practice where an experienced coach helps business leaders, entrepreneurs, and professionals improve their skills, enhance their performance, and achieve their business goals. This type of coaching focuses on various aspects of business, including leadership, strategy, management, operations, and personal development, with the aim of driving business growth and success.

CHARACTER EDUCATION CURRICULUM

The School of Life’s Character Education Curriculum focuses on practical emotional intelligence life skills. The aim is to cultivate students’ social-emotional development, resilience, and interpersonal skills. Students are empowered to navigate complex emotions, build meaningful relationships, This type of curriculum equips learners with essential abilities to navigate emotions, build positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. and thrive in various aspects of their lives.

Benefits of a Character Education Curriculum on Emotional Life Skills

• Improved Social-Emotional Competence: Enhanced ability to understand and manage emotions, leading to better self-regulation and interpersonal relationships.
• Positive School Climate: Fostering a supportive and respectful learning environment where students feel safe and valued.
• Academic Success: Strengthening students’ resilience and coping skills, which can positively impact academic performance.
• Preparation for Life Challenges: Equipping students with lifelong skills that are essential for personal and professional success.
• Promotion of Ethical Behavior: Encouraging ethical decision-making and responsible citizenship among students.

Counselling

Counselling is a form of ‘talk therapy’. It involves individuals, couples, or families meeting with a trained professional counsellor to discuss issues and problems they are facing in their lives. Professional counselling is confidential and non-judgmental.

CORPORATE WELLNESS PROGRAMS

Corporate wellness programs are initiatives implemented by companies to promote the overall health and well-being of their employees. These programs are designed to improve employees’ physical health, mental well-being, and overall quality of life, which in turn can lead to increased productivity, reduced absenteeism, and improved employee morale.

Key Components of Corporate Wellness Programs

• Physical Wellness
• Mental Health Support
• Health Promotion
• Financial Wellness
• Social and Community Engagement

Benefits of Corporate Wellness Programs

• Improved Employee Health
• Enhanced Mental Well-Being
• Increased Employee Engagement and Retention
• Cost Savings for the Organization
• Positive Organizational Culture

By investing in corporate wellness programs, organizations can create healthier, happier, and more productive work environments while also fostering a culture of well-being and success.

GROUP SKILLS COACHING

Would you like your leaders to solve organizational problems while building leadership skills? Group Coaching, sometimes called Action Learning, Peer Coaching, or Learning Networks, is a reflective process guided by a participatory structure among a small group of individuals targeting work-related projects.

LIFE SKILLS COACHING

Life skills coaching provides a structured, supportive environment for individuals to develop essential life skills necessary for success and fulfillment in various aspects of their lives. Through personalized guidance and practical strategies, life skills coaches empower individuals to take control of their lives, overcome obstacles, and achieve their full potential. This type of coaching focuses on practical, real-life skills that improve an individual’s ability to manage personal and professional challenges, make informed decisions, and achieve their goals. Life skills coaching can cover a wide range of areas, depending on the individual’s needs and aspirations.

NAVAGATING THE WORLD OF NEURODIVERSITY - TEACHERS TRAINING COURSE

TEACHERS TRAINING COURSE
This course is designed to equip and empower educators with the knowledge, resources, skills, and strategies needed to effectively support and educate students with neurodiverse conditions. To create inclusive and effective learning environments for all students. Neurodiversity refers to natural variations in neurological development, including conditions such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ADHD, dyslexia, and others.

Here are key components typically covered in such a training course:

• What is Neurodiversity
• Understanding Neuro differences
• Co-morbidities and Characteristics
• Understanding Executive functioning
• Meltdown and Burnout
• Navigating relationships
• Creating inclusive classrooms
• What are learning barriers
• The different types of learning barriers
• Overview and how to identify learning barriers
• Strategies to overcome various learning barriers
• All-encompassing support

• Strengths-based approaches to Neurodiversity
• Questions

NEURODIVERSE SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS

This monthly Support group meeting is designed to provide a safe, supportive and empowering space for individuals with neurodiverse conditions to connect, learn and thrive.
Every month a new topic of skill will be discussed and learnt that is relevant for neurodiverse individuals.
Neurodiverse conditions include, but are not limited to, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and other neurological differences.

CHARACTER EDUCATION CURRICULUM 
The School of Life’s Character Education Curriculum focuses on practical emotional intelligence life skills. The aim is to cultivate students’ social-emotional development, resilience, and interpersonal skills. Students are empowered to navigate complex emotions, build meaningful relationships, This type of curriculum equips learners with essential abilities to navigate emotions, build positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. and thrive in various aspects of their lives.

Benefits of a Character Education Curriculum on Emotional Life Skills

Improved SocialEmotional Competence: Enhanced ability to understand and manage emotions, leading to better self-regulation and interpersonal relationships.
Positive School Climate: Fostering a supportive and respectful learning environment where students feel safe and valued.
Academic Success: Strengthening students’ resilience and coping skills, which can positively impact academic performance.
Preparation for Life Challenges: Equipping students with lifelong skills that are essential for personal and professional success.
Promotion of Ethical Behavior: Encouraging ethical decision-making and responsible citizenship among students.

NEURODIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE

Neurodiversity in the workplace refers to recognizing and valuing the diverse neurological conditions among employees, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and other cognitive differences. Embracing neurodiversity can enhance innovation, creativity, and problem-solving within organizations by leveraging the unique perspectives and skills of neurodiverse individuals.

Here are key aspects and strategies for fostering neurodiversity in the workplace:

• Understanding Neurodiversity
• Benefits of a Neurodiverse Workforce
• Strategies for Fostering Neurodiversity in the Workplace
• Workplace Accommodations
• Training and Awareness
• Supportive Policies and Practices
• Performance Management
• Career Development
• Implementing Neurodiversity Programs

By embracing neurodiversity, organizations can create more inclusive, innovative, and effective workplaces that benefit from the full range of human talent.

NEURODIVERSITY LIFE SKILLS COACHING

Neurodiverse life skills coaching is a specialized form of coaching tailored to meet the unique needs of individuals with neurodiverse conditions, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning differences. This type of coaching focuses on enhancing life skills, promoting independence, and improving the overall quality of life for neurodiverse individuals.

Key Focus Areas:

1. Self-Awareness and Self-Advocacy
o Understanding Strengths and Challenges: Helping individuals recognize their unique strengths and areas where they may need support.
o Self-Advocacy Skills: Teaching individuals how to communicate their needs and preferences effectively.

2. Executive Functioning Skills
o Time Management: Strategies for managing time effectively, including using planners, calendars, and reminders.
o Organization: Techniques for organizing personal spaces, tasks, and responsibilities.
o Goal Setting: Helping individuals set and achieve realistic and meaningful goals.

3. Social Skills
o Communication: Improving verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
o Social Interaction: Teaching appropriate social behaviors and etiquette.
o Building Relationships: Strategies for forming and maintaining friendships and other relationships.

4. Daily Living Skills
o Personal Care: Guidance on managing personal hygiene, grooming, and health care.
o Household Management: Skills for managing household chores, cooking, and maintaining a living space.
o Financial Literacy: Teaching budgeting, money management, and financial planning.

5. Academic and Career Support
o Study Skills: Techniques for effective studying, note-taking, and exam preparation.
o Career Coaching: Support with job search, resume writing, interview preparation, and workplace accommodations.
o Workplace Skills: Enhancing skills like teamwork, problem-solving, and professional communication.

6. Emotional Regulation and Stress Management
o Coping Strategies: Techniques for managing stress, anxiety, and other emotional challenges.
o Mindfulness and Relaxation: Practices to promote emotional well-being and resilience.
o Self-Care: Encouraging regular self-care routines to maintain mental and physical health.

Coaching Methods

1. Individualized Coaching Plans
o Personalized Goals: Setting specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals tailored to the individual’s needs.
o Regular Sessions: Scheduled one-on-one sessions to provide consistent support and monitor progress.
o Adaptive Approaches: Using flexible and adaptive coaching methods to suit different learning styles and preferences.

2. Interactive and Practical Learning
o Real-Life Scenarios: Practicing skills in real-life situations to enhance learning and retention.
o Role-Playing: Using role-playing exercises to practice social interactions and problem-solving.
o Visual Supports: Utilizing visual aids, checklists, and other tools to support learning and organization.

3. Collaborative Approach
o Family Involvement: Engaging family members to provide additional support and reinforcement.
o Multi-Disciplinary Team: Collaborating with other professionals, such as therapists, educators, and healthcare providers, to ensure comprehensive support.

Benefits of Neurodiverse Life Skills Coaching

• Enhanced Independence: Empowering individuals to manage their daily lives more independently.
• Improved Social Interactions: Developing better communication and social skills to enhance relationships.
• Greater Academic and Career Success: Providing tools and strategies to succeed in educational and professional settings.
• Increased Confidence: Building self-esteem and confidence through skill development and achievements.
• Better Quality of Life: Overall improvement in the individual’s well-being and ability to navigate life’s challenges effectively.

By focusing on these areas and employing tailored coaching methods, neurodiverse life skills coaching provides invaluable support to individuals, helping them achieve greater independence, success, and fulfilment in their lives.

NLP COACHING

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is all about bringing about changes in perception, enabling responsible communication, and developing choices of responses or communication in any given situation.

LIFE COACHING

Life coaching is a powerful tool for personal and professional transformation, helping individuals unlock their potential, achieve their personal and professional goals, overcome challenges, improve their overall well-being, and enhance their quality of life. A life coach works with clients to identify their strengths and areas for improvement, set realistic and actionable goals, and develop strategies to overcome obstacles. Unlike therapy, which often deals with past experiences and mental health issues, life coaching is generally future-oriented and emphasizes personal growth and development.

PRESENTATIONS

The School of Life offers a variety of presentations on emotional intelligence skills topics, tailored to help individuals and organizations improve their emotional and interpersonal skills. These presentations are designed to be engaging, insightful, and practical, providing participants with valuable tools and knowledge they can apply in their personal and professional lives. We can all thrive by harnessing the power of emotional intelligence.

TALKS

The School of Life offers a range of talks on Emotional Intelligence topics, designed to help individuals better understand and manage their emotions, improve their relationships, and enhance their overall well-being. These talks cover subjects chosen by the host. They vary in length and are informative, interesting, and tailored to the needs of the audience.

Life Skills Coach Training Topics

TOPIC OF SUBJECTS AND SKILLS COVERED IN THIS LIFE SKILLS COACHING PROGRAM

ADDICTIONS

Letter to my family
Drug Assessment Form
Substance-use-assessment
Addiction Substance list
Three D’s – Delay, Distract, Decide
CDAT workbook (Substance misuse workbook)
How we get into bondage and don’t get out – Spiritual perspective
Relapse Prevention – Version 1
Relapse Prevention – Version 2
The Mask – True Self
The Mask – Addict Self
Life Story
Enabling behaviour
What is co-dependency?
How to recognise a Co-dependant person?
Co-dependant relationships
Co-dependency vs Inter-dependency
How to become independent
Skills needed to become independent

Neurodiversity

Adult Neurodiversity skills
How to focus in life

ANGER

Anger coping thoughts
Anger management therapy
Anger management self-management techniques
Anger & Aggression

BELIEFS & VALUES

Universal beliefs
Core beliefs worksheet
Values worksheet
Re-elicitation of values
Personal beliefs on new values

COMMUNICATION

Communication skills
Effective speaking
How to confront with skill and confidence
How to make small talk
The 10 principals of listening

CONFIDENCE

Six confidence coaching tutorials
Tips to immediately increase confidence

DEPRESSION

Depression
ACE Log

EMOTIONS

Emotional dictionary
Emotions
Dealing with negative emotions
Recognising and managing emotions
Wheel of emotions
Developing your emotional intelligence
Developing emotional resilience

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Financial Management

GRIEF

The seven stages of grief

HEALTH

Mental health CV
Steps to positive mental health
Body, caring for your body
Food, diet and nutrition
The importance of exercise

LEADERSHIP

Leadership commitments
What leaders do every day

MINDFULNESS

Mindfulness
Mindfulness emotions
Why mindfulness
Colour breathing
NOW
Reflective practice

MINDSETS

Wolf
Four stages to learning
Mindsets – positive vs negative
Affirmations
Coping thoughts
Certainty vs uncertainty

Coping skills
Gratitude
Gratitude & positive feelings
Fixed or growth mindset
Mindsets
Personal skills for the mind
Automatic thoughts
Defusing exercises
Drift
Unhealthy thinking habits with alternatives
Habits
Managing Internal dialogue
Mind bully
Coping with negative thoughts
Neuro Linguistic Programming & reframing
The power of positive thinking

RELATIONSHIPS

Act
Assertiveness in relationships
Fact or opinion
Forgiveness
Love languages
Radical, acceptance & forgiveness
Reality vs expectations
Relationship worksheet
Relationship values
Seven relationship skills
Self-empowerment through setting personal boundaries

STRESS & WORRY

Fear and Danger
Rucksacks
Ruminating Worry
Worry time
Worry zone
Worry tree
Relaxation
Stress Management
Stress
Sleep
Time alone, benefits

SELF-ESTEEM

Decisions vs destiny
Different perspectives
Humility
Humour
Managing power – balance
Perfection vs excellence
Life Rules exercise
Steps to wellbeing
Self esteem
Self-acceptance
Self-awareness & building confidence
Six pillars of self-esteem
Six core human needs – body and soul
Truthfulness and consciousness

SELF-MANAGEMENT

Self-management/Self-regulation
Self-control/Self mastery

Will power and Self-discipline
15 Self-discipline skills

SPIRITUAL GROWTH

Five steps to spiritual growth

SOCIAL SKILLS

Social skills

STRESS & WORRY

Fear and Danger
Rucksacks
Ruminating Worry
Worry time
Worry zone
Worry tree
Relaxation
Stress Management
Stress
Sleep
Time alone, benefits

TIME MANAGEMENT

Time management skills
How to avoid and stop procrastination
Test your level of organisation
Organisational skills
Weekly planner

Character Education Curriculum

The School of Life’s Character Education Curriculum is an ongoing program that continually develops to offer a wide range of practical and effective skills in line with the latest international EQ standards. Our current modules are applicable to both primary and high school phases. This program aims to expand into all private and government schools in South Africa and Africa, encouraging children to pause and reflect before making decisions and fostering metacognitive skills.

BUILDING SELF-ESTEEM

This module is designed to reduce and eradicate bullying, which often stems from low self-esteem. When individuals value themselves and possess good self-esteem, they feel secure and worthwhile, fostering positive relationships and confidence in their abilities. They also become receptive to learning and feedback, crucial for acquiring and mastering new skills.

  • Grade 1 – 4 Building Self-esteem (Six practical lessons of 30 minutes each)
  • Grade 5 – 7 Building Self-esteem (Six practical lessons of 30 minutes each)

STRESS MANAGEMENT

This module aims to reduce and eliminate stress, worry, anxiety, and depression by empowering students to manage their emotional and physical responses to pressure. Recognizing control over their choices is fundamental to stress management. Effective stress management involves taking charge of thoughts, emotions, schedules, and problem-solving approaches.

  • Grade 10 – 12 Stress Management (Five practical lessons of 45 minutes each)

    Building Self-Esteem

    Grade 1 – 7

    Leadership

    Grade 8 – 12

    Mindfulness

    Grade 8 – 12

    Stress Management

    Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

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    Our Services

    We provide the following services:

    Business Coaching, Character Education Curriculum, Corporate Workshops & Wellness, Counselling, Life Coaching, Life Skills Coaching, Life Skills Workshops, Neurodiverse Coaching, Neurodiverse Free School Talks, Neurodiverse Information Workshops, Neurodiverse Lagging Skills Assessments, Neurodiverse Teachers Training Workshops, NLP Coaching, Parenting Workshops, Presentations, Talks, Trauma De-briefing, and a free monthly Neurodiverse Support Group Meeting via Zoom.

    Send us a message and we’ll work with you to find a time and day for the session that works best for you. If you are unsure of the life skills you require, we may schedule an evaluation. Initial Assessment covers a quick overview of the person’s background, present difficulties, and the skill set needed to overcome difficulties and overcome obstacles that they are encountering personally or professionally.

    We would LOVE to hear from you and hope to meet you soon!

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