Welcome to the 91st episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. May is National Teen Self Esteem Month, so it’s a great opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of ensuring our teens are self-aware and feel confident about themselves. Therefore, it’s vital that we take part in elevating teen self-esteem.
The effect that teenagers’ self-esteem has on their physical and mental well-being is of paramount importance and is a crucial focus of the awareness month.
The teenage years are a notoriously difficult time for the majority of young people, therefore this is a fantastic way of checking in and ensuring we are doing everything that we can to support and nurture the teens in our lives- be it family or friends.
On top of the physical, hormonal and emotional changes going on, teens also have to contend with the added pressures of social changes, new relationships, increased educational expectations, peer pressure and impossible societal standards perpetuated by the media, society and often parents.
To join me to talk about this and more is the wonderful Jenny Garrett OBE.
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About my guest Jenny Garrett
Jenny Garrett OBE is an Award-Winning Career Coach and Leadership Trainer, with over 13 years of experience in running a Global Business. She is the author of Amazon Bestselling Book ‘Rocking Your Role’, on the taboo subject of female breadwinners
Jenny has reached an audience of over 30,000 through her speaking engagements and coached individuals all over the globe from Australia, to Botswana, the US, Spain and the UK, with over 3000 coaching hours under her belt.
Jenny’s gives back via her social enterprise Rocking Ur Teens, hence her knowledge on elevating teen self-esteem! Her most recent clients include MasterCard, EY and the NHS. Jenny is regularly asked for expert opinion in the media and has featured in BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, The Telegraph, Sky TV and Glamour magazine
Jenny started off from humble beginnings, growing up in a council estate in North West London to a teen Mum. She has been able to surpass expectations of her through tenacity, hard work and optimism.
She hasn’t been afraid to be vulnerable. Sharing her experience of being a female breadwinner in her book and in the media has enabled other women to do the same and get an important topic discussed among women and men in order to improve things for everyone.
In today’s show on Elevating Teen Self-Esteem
- How Jenny got into coaching. [04:03]
- What she loves the most about the coaching work she does. [06:39]
- The term self-esteem and what it means to her. [09:09]
- How she supports teens with their self-esteem through Rocking Ur Teens. [11:57]
- Ways in which we can build self-esteem in the face of workplace bullying [28.17]
- Her top 3 tips for looking after her mental health. [32:41]
- The Diverse Coaches Directory [35.00]
Quotes on Elevating Teen Self-Esteem
- I like variety, so I probably don’t do a consistent practice for a long period of time!
- People can really batter down your self-esteem easily.
- I think that not being a bystander is the big thing and we have to change that.
- What I’m loving about young people at the moment is that they’re calling each other “Queen”.
- We bring young people in to speak to young people, We do experiential exercises to help them get in touch with what’s amazing about themselves. That’s on of the ways we build up Teen self-esteem.
Connect with my guest to elevate self-esteem
- Jenny Garrett’s website
- Jenny on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Youtube.
- Read her book Rocking Your Role
Other Resources to boost self-esteem
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