Does thinking about your learner’s future excite you, or create a knot in your stomach? Maybe you are looking for the best setting for your wee one. Perhaps your learner is transitioning to a new level of schooling— elementary, middle, high school, or college. Or maybe they are looking at post-secondary work or a mid-life transition?
Thinking about “next steps” for ourselves
and others can be challenging at times.
If there is a learning or health challenge, or both, transitions can be even more complicated and overwhelming than they already are.
The good news is that someone who learns differently can still prosper in the right environment, and someone coping with short-term or long-term health issues can still do well with proper support and the right mindset.
I love working with individuals and families as a Transition Coach. Having navigated many of my own transitions, I know the difference it makes to have someone in your corner who can help you:
Together, we can turn overwhelm into excitement and challenges into opportunities.
“As an educator, I sought out Monica's mentorship in order to develop my skills and efficacy in providing self-directed learning facilitation to students and homeschooling families that don't often fit inside conventional expectations. Our work together demonstrated her keen ability to meld expert knowledge and practice: connecting my observations and questions to impactful educational or pedagogical research, offering carefully curated professional development resources, and exploring both teaching and learning process suggestions with me. Her mentorship has made a significant difference in the creativity, confidence, and concrete ideas that I am able to draw from in facilitating the learning journeys of children and youth that often carry both traumas and diverse expressions of learning needs or abilities. My practice is more fully in alignment with my commitment to being an extraordinary facilitator of self-directed learning as a direct result of my work with Monica; and as I have deepened my knowledge of resources and approaches, my students have also benefited. I am grateful to Monica for the opportunity to extend and deepen my skills as an educator and therefore to cultivate exciting professional opportunities.”
~ Marla R., Canada
My family has been working with Monica for many years. She started as a learning consultant for my homeschooled son. She helped us understand his needs and learning style and recommended resources and tools to best suit not only what he needed but what we were able to provide as a family. Several years later, as I was considering a career change, I worked with her directly to understand what different education paths might look like. She helped me with learning and personality assessments to help guide my decisions. I highly recommend her for both children and adults. She displays genuine interest, knowledge, and care. She is non-judgmental and listens with great compassion and empathy. This is a photo of me leaning more into the career closest to my heart."
~ Rebecca T., United States.