I’ve wanted to do a show to prepare young people to be job-ready for a while now. It is critical that teens learn the processes and skills to get a job. Youth unemployment last year increased to more than 20 million as the talent gap becomes more defined. Natascha Saunders is a Youth Career Coach, who will help us understand how to prepare young people to be job-ready.
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Let me share more about Natascha. She is the founder of Youth Career Coach, Incorporated. She is a certified career coach and also a Ph.D. candidate, Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) (ABD), Organizational Leadership & Communication at Northeastern University. Her media expertise has been displayed on ABC, COX, and WHUR radio.
Here are some highlights from our conversation:
- Natascha saw how students erroneously filled out academic and employment applications—it inspired for her to start coaching young people
- Although she had a lot of academic credentials, she felt the need to obtain a coaching certification
- She also has coached executives, and she explains the similarities between coaching teens and adults
- Teens are more focused on short-term goals although long-term change is frequent and eminent. Adults often need to conduct a stealth job search. Both teens and adults are challenged with confidence
- Natascha sees the challenges of young adults constant change of focus. She digs into the reason why—calling it reverse management
- Educate and problem solving are essential skills in her work with teens
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