Mentoring for Kids and Young Adults

Personal Development Coach

Lucinda helps young people feel lit up and inspired in their life.  Through introducing mindfulness tools, goal-setting techniques, and creative outlets, clients feel more confident and empowered in their lives. Lucinda offers an approachable space where young people feel seen and free to be themselves.  Through working with Lucinda, clients learn how to use their strengths and navigate their weaknesses.  Meetings are individually tailored, whether that involves offering sports mindset tools, painting lessons, confidence building tools, or feeling part of the family and having a role model figure.  Each session, Lucinda and the mentee create goals and homework assignments that spark the mentee to feel empowered by pursuing their goals.  


Common groups that Lucinda works with: 
-  8th-11th grade girls who feel pressure on the sports field and/or classroom and need tools for feeling confident
- People experiencing chronic illness or long term injuries
 


  ONLINE: 
Meet on Zoom, FaceTime or a phone call, with text message check-ins in between meetings (45-60 min sessions).  After sessions, mentees will receive recap summaries of our discussion and fun, attainable goals & homework assignments to complete in between sessions. 

IN PERSON:
In-person sessions available in the greater Honolulu area. Sessions are 45-90 min and include activities like walking at the beach, getting ice cream, or painting at a park. Mentee will leave the meeting with attainable, fun homework assignments and goals to complete in between sessions. 


RATES

2-Months of Giddy: $400/month 
(Most popular) 
Meet once a week over the span of two months.  Cinda and mentee build a relationship by consistently meeting once a week (and being in touch between sessions), and by the end of the two months, mentees feel confident and comfortable using the tools and skills they learned in their day to day life. 


3-pack bundle: $310 
good option for mentees who can't commit to routine weekly meetings for two months.  By the end of the 3 meetings, mentees feel confident and comfortable using the tools and skills they learned in their day to day life.


*FOR PAST CLIENTS*
Reset-button session (35-min call): $55 
Reset-button sessions are best for past mentees who experience hiccups and need an outlet and game plan for bouncing back and moving forward.  

Assess & Reboot (1-hour Zoom): $110
Assess & reboot sessions are best for past mentees who want to talk through current stressors and have more time in a session to both talk through what's going on and create a game plan going forward. 


TESTIMONIALS

"Cinda gave me a space to express whatever I was feeling without judgement. There is something so magical about talking to Cinda that melts away any doubts I have about myself or my abilities. She incorporates personal experiences and a range of tools, always with such kindness and compassion, to help me work through my challenges. Her unique perspective, accompanied by her warm and wonderful personality, in addition to her deep intellect, advice, tools, and killer playlists have helped me unlock so much more confidence in myself that has directly translated into my performance on the lacrosse field and in other parts of my life as well. Working with Cinda has helped me feel like my happiest, best, and most authentic self again and I am so grateful. Cinda is a truly special and amazing human who I feel so lucky to have on my team." 
 
"After my daughter's first session with Cinda, she ran down the stairs exclaiming, 'That was life changing!'   She is like a new kid. While I think of my daughter as an overall happy kid, she can definitely experience some darkness - and these sessions with Cinda have lifted her back into a positive state of feeling confident, happy, and brave in making decisions that are best for her.   She feels empowered and it is as though a 500 lb weight is lifted off her shoulders. I hear her doing lacrosse dodges in front of her mirror and she is skipping again.  


"Lucinda is such a great coach, role model and outlet for our daughter. I have seen the impact it has made both on and off the field. Our daughter hasn't had another panic attack which is HUGE, she has been able to cope with some frustrating and disappointing situations with more calm and perspective than past similar experiences, and, most importantly: she actually looks happy on the field again. I have tears in my eyes typing that, it means the world to me."

“The moment our daughter met Cinda, we knew she was special. Her upbeat personality, many talents, and ability to connect with others (of all ages!) shined. Five years later, Cinda continues to engage with our daughter, now a teenager, experiencing the inevitable ups and downs of adolescence. Cinda has been an encourager, a positive influence, and perhaps most importantly, an active listener. Cinda is like family to us!”

 "An honorary PH.D in happiness coaching should be bestowed upon Cinda.  She has done so much for our daughter.  She has managed to dilute social media’s influence on our child – and you can’t put a price on that.  She exudes kindness.  Our daughter is kinder, more confident, and happier after working with Cinda.  Our daughter’s goal-setting mindset and communication style is elevated exponentially every time she has the opportunity to meet with Cinda.  We consider ourselves blessed to have Cinda in our daughter’s life as a role-model, mentor, and coach."


"Lucinda is making such an incredible impact on the kids she works with, changing lives for years down the road in a way that coaches and teachers rarely get the opportunity to do." 


"These sessions with Cinda have been amazing for our daughter - she comes out of them with a sense of calm that I haven't seen before." 


"Lucinda made an astonishing difference for my daughter during a very difficult time during her Covid isolation.  Lucinda was able to harness my daughter’s love of art and create a world of confidence and enjoyment for her.  She looked forward to every meeting and was filled with happiness after each session which was transforming for her world.  Lucinda is truly an amazing mentor for my 13-year-old daughter and we are grateful to have her in our lives."


"Cinda has been an amazing resource for my 17-year-old daughter as she navigates the pressures of school and sports. She has helped her process her anxiety and given her tools to manage future challenges. Cinda has helped her discover her inner strength and a positive perspective. She has taught her the power of her own mindset and attitude. Cinda is an incredible coach and resource for young women as they exist in a stressful and unpredictable world."   



Please note: Lucinda is not a therapist nor does she attempt to treat hardships that aren't within her experience or training. Often, kids who are dealing with more than her scope of expertise see both Lucinda and a therapist; another common situation is that kids meet with Lucinda as their family looks for a therapist because it can be a process to find the right therapist.



Below are examples are representative of what it looks like to work with Cinda.  The primary focus of mentor/mentee meetings is to see the positive opportunities that can arise from hardship and adversity and help young people reroute their attention to joy. While there is space and time to dive into the hard moments and difficult feelings, the emphasis is on tools to empower.

Example 1: 

Susie felt like she was losing her confidence and normal spark on the lacrosse field. She also felt a heavy weight of pressure both in the classroom and in social situations. Then, out of nowhere, she began experiencing panic attacks on the lacrosse field. Susie and Lucinda began weekly meetings on Zoom. Through conversations and exploration of what was happening, Susie found the ability to step outside of the storm she was experiencing as she regained a sense of perspective and self awareness. Employing mindset tools specifically designed for athletes, Susie ended her season with a bang and went into her next season having fully regained her confident spark on the lacrosse field. Armed with strategies, Susie felt equipped to navigate future challenges.

 

Example 2: 

Anna was hanging out with kids at school who caused her to question herself. Feeling heightened anxiety, Anna began to distance herself from her family.  Although she was unable to see it at the moment, her friends were having a negative influence on her self-esteem, happiness, and connection with the people she cared most about.   Through weekly meetings with Lucinda, Anna explored specific healthy habits alongside mindset tools. Lucinda provided a space for Anna to talk through her feelings and how she might shift the negative influences on her life. Two months later, Anna was able to distance herself from these friends while re-focusing her attention on the personal goals and activities that fill her up. Anna's parents were grateful for the sense of calm they witnessed in Anna following her meeting with Lucinda, something they had not seen in a long time. They were thrilled to see Anna redirect her attention to the things that make her feel like her best self.

 

 

 

The story behind Giddy by Nature mentorship program: 

Growing up, I had learning differences. I started retreating in the classroom and dreading school. I became unsure of myself and in my abilities until I went to a school that addressed the ways that I learned differently. Through addressing and acknowledging my learning style at a young age, I was able to excel in the school setting thereafter and, more importantly, feel more myself and content with outside-the-box learning styles.  

My parents, siblings, grandparents/cousins (on both sides) are all in education.  I grew up on boarding school campus in Delaware that stretched over 2,000 acres of corn fields. My parents were intentional about creating educational spaces in organic settings - playing soccer with high-school boys as a 3rd grader…eating Cheerios at the kitchen table as a 6th grader with my mom's advisees.  My parents infused both education and play throughout my childhood — so I grew a strong work ethic while having fun still getting dirty.  I love to work with kids and create these educational spaces in natural settings.

In college, I had to take a year off at the peak of my lacrosse career with an illness that made me bed ridden; after visiting over 10 doctors the summer before my senior year, no one could figure out what was going on; because of this debilitating fatigue and sickness, I returned to Brown a year later, but was still not well enough to play lacrosse in college again.  Through this difficult experience I became committed to living an authentic, holistic life even if that looks different than my peers.  When lacrosse, my friends, and school became inaccessible, I had to reassess how I identified myself and what made me happy. This adversity ultimately created more opportunities in creating a meaningful and sustainably happy life.