Our next generation + YOU!

On June 29 2022 Amanda was joined by one of our wonderful youth mentors, Tanya Meessmann, to share her journey from corporate to growing a successful youth mentor business. Tanya shared generously about the highs and challenges (mostly challenges!) of working in this space. She also guided us through some rapid fire questions to get clear on how each of us can get started on our youth mentor journey.

If you missed us live, watch the replay below. 

We hope you found this insightful. We’re so grateful to those who showed up live to ask such valuable questions too. Please find the resources mentioned below: 

// This pricing worksheet to help you get clear on how to price your programs (this comes from Module 5 in our Youth Mentor Training)

// A free quiz to help you get clear on your Youth Mentor Archetype (perfect to help you determine your ‘style’ as Tanya puts it)

// Our Youth Mentor Conference starts this Monday!

// And our next round of Youth Mentor Training starts on July 12th.

Connect with Tanya at Girl Shaped Flames, on LinkedIn, check out UniqYou and follow Girl Shaped Flames on instagram here. 

And if you’d like to work with youth yourself and need support with getting clear on your content, engaging and co-creating content with them, attracting the right audience, reaching the teens and getting your youth mentor business set up, then you might like to check out our award-winning Youth Mentor Training.

We run the training twice a year. Click the link below and you’ll go straight to our sales page. If we’re between launches you’ll see a brief introduction and can register your interest for future rounds. 

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Amanda has been dedicated to educating and empowering teens for the past 15 years, and for the past 10 years through her business, Shine From Within. She’s built up an arsenal of qualifications over the years in business, events management, life coaching, youth mentoring, wellness, eating disorder prevention, feminist coach theory and more.

As well as their regular in-person teen and tween workshops and events, Shine from Within provide 1:1 mentoring for teens online, an Online Academy, speak in schools and conferences, provide a 10-week curriculum to schools and run an award-winning online Youth Mentor Training for adults. 

Amanda is a published author of Shine From Within; a teen girl’s guide to life (Hay House), has appeared on The Today Show (Channel 9) and Today Tonight (Channel 7), been mentioned as a ‘game-changer’ in The Collective magazine and has been featured in Peppermint Magazine, Cleo Magazine, Natural Health Magazine, The Australian, Inspired Coach Magazine and more.

We acknowledge and pay respects to the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we run our workshops and business.

We welcome students of all social, cultural, community and family backgrounds, and of all identities, and all abilities. Shine from Within is LGBTQIA+ friendly. Read our complete commitment to our social and environmental impact here.

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