Do you struggle with helping your teen cope with the stress about grades and school?
Does your teen want to succeed academically, but you’re concerned that he/she is getting in his/her own way?
Do you wish that you could help your teen with self-motivation, time management, procrastination, and have more direction in his/her life?
Is it sometimes difficult to communicate with your teen?
Are you concerned whether your teen has the necessary life skills to pursue his/her passion in order to grow into a fulfilled & successful adult?
Does your teen have anxiety about the college application process?
Welcome to Hayden Lee, ALC: Academic Life Coach for Teenagers
Helping young adults empower themselves with the life skills & self-awareness to navigate the challenges of middle school/high school/college by approaching their academic & personal lives with a sense of Purpose, Passion, and Fulfillment. Students will gain tools that will empower them to find solutions regarding:
- Stress about grades and school
- Frustration in relationships (particularly with parents and teachers)
- Personal leadership and confidence
- Anxiety about college and the college application process
The word “coach” comes from the British use of the word “bus.” A coach literally helps get you where you want to go.
Today’s young adults are under more academic demands and pressure to perform than any previous generation. While our job market and economy is in a revolution, it is imperative that young adults must know how to adapt to change, how to recover quickly when they don’t get the desired results, and how to critically solve problems using creativity and ingenuity.
“Hayden has been an amazing coach and support system in my son’s life and in my own. I got to stop nagging and watch my son take ownership of his education. Although Hayden reminded us, “it’s not about the grades but giving your best effort,” I watched his grades and relationships with teachers improve week by week. Most importantly, I got to see my son feeling good about his own hard work. I am deeply grateful to Hayden for the beautiful work he did with my son.”
- Michelle, Parent of an ALC Client, Class of 2015
My name is Hayden Lee and I’m a certified Academic Life Coach for teenagers. I am also a consultant for LA’s new Incubator School. I graduated cum laude from UC San Diego with degrees in Psychology and Theatre. I spent my third year of college studying abroad in Paris, France at the prestigious Sorbonne University. I’m also a professional public speaker (including speaking at TEDx events for youth), and a member of the International Coach Federation. I know first-hand what academic stress and pressure in high school feels like. I remember at one point in high school, I was balancing 6 AP classes, SAT scores, ACT scores, being an editor of the yearbook, writer for the school newspaper, and being president of various clubs. I was thrilled to graduate high school with a 4.2 GPA, but was still ranked 30th in my class! Yeah, that’s the kind of competition I was up against. (The 5 valedictorians were all tied with 4.8 GPAs). I worked as a peer counselor/mentor at UCSD and then worked as an SAT and college admissions essay tutor here in Los Angeles. However, it wasn’t until I became an Academic Life Coach that something finally clicked. Although grades and test scores may be important and necessary, I finally realized that it is just as important to have a sense of purpose and fulfillment while pursuing those endeavors.
Academic Life Coaching is about having an outside perspective to help empower you to build the lifelong skills of making positive, sustainable, action steps to continue moving forward.
Research shows as well as motivation specialist Daniel H. Pink in his book Drive, that we feel our best when do something that we believe in, do it well, and do it for a cause greater than ourselves. I call this purpose. Having a sense of purpose increases motivation and productivity while reducing stress! I am on a mission to empower young adults to achieve academic and personal success with a sense of Purpose, Passion, and Fulfillment. ( I call this PPF!)
There is no neutral. Always move forward to honor your values and your purpose.
I invite you to take a look around my site and then set up an Initial Interview with me and your teen. They’ll gain value by learning more about Academic Life Coaching and have the opportunity to experience two or three of the concepts from the program. To set up the Initial Interview, please contact me.