Coaching is an effective approach to goal attainment and personal development. This engaging, thought provoking workshop will use experiential activities to explore coaching youth from a variety of perspectives. We will review a basic introduction to coaching, discuss the differences between therapy and other types of communication, and learn the benefits and limitations of coaching. You will compare and contrast coaching models and strategies to assist you in introducing coaching into your classrooms, practices, and communities. Review compelling research on the efficacy of strength-based coaching for youth to facilitate goal attainment. Through experiential activities, you will have the opportunity to practice basic coaching skills and come away with an understanding of how coaching can be a useful method to develop your own and your client’s innate potential. Leave with a toolkit of coaching strategies and resources.