Sanity-saving connection strategies for deeply caring souls (teachers, caregivers, social workers) who are giving it their all during these strange times
with Skye Starhawk
Whether you're in survival mode and need to do something before you lose your mind, you want to nourish your own soul because you're finally starting to believe you're worth it, or you're mostly curious about connecting with students from a distance, Coach K's message may hold the answers you've been searching for...
Coach K can help anyone cultivate conscious connections in a time where dis-connection is more prominent than ever before. Coach K's traumatic, psychologically isolated childhood drove her to master the art of building inclusive, transformational programs for students. She will help your audience turn today's most distanced classes into compassionate, connected communities.
With practical advice + strategies that they can implement right away, teachers will walk away with the tools + knowledge they need to use their curriculum as a vehicle to make a significant impact on the lives of students (and perhaps even enjoy teaching) in these strange times.
There is no greater time to invest in resilience education, mental health, and social + emotional learning.
Make an impact without burning out.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Skye helped me turn my most challenging class into my favorite class of the week!"
– REESE L. Middle School Teacher | California, USA
Not your average virtual speaker
With years of practice speaking on camera, producing videos, and editing, Coach K can deliver hours of engaging content virtually while ensuring you have a memorable experience. Whether on stage or screen, Coach K brings authentic, engaging energy.
In this energizing + eye-opening session, you’ll learn about:
How the words you use can shift the entire energy of your connection with one student and/or the whole class
Understand how stress shows up for you personally + how to to recenter when it does
Highlighting our authenticity/True Nature
Simple tweaks to honor your students' True Nature through your regular curriculum
How to create lessons tailored to the students' most important needs so they're inspired to take ownership of their learning
The REAL enemy of connection (not COVID-19)
How to trigger/balance our Relationship Ecosystems
Empowering students to make life + career choices that are aligned with who they are as a person, not what society conditions them to believe about themselves
The exact words/magic phrases your students need to hear to get their minds (on track?)
Dealing with setbacks
Share Elemenschen with your students and bring new meaning into their lives
Create Culture of Conscious Connections which inspires + impacts your students
Teach to each student's individual nature instead of teaching to a bunch of bricks in a wall (if that's important to you).
Communicate with more self-belief + self-confidence
Skye "Coach K" Kooyman
Conscious Connections Coach + Speaker
Why Coach K?
In these interactive, soul-shifting trainings, Coach K shares what she's learned on her exhausting 20+ year journey of figuring out how to please everyone. As the oldest of 5 in a high-conflict family, a former public school teacher, a near-death survivor, and a professional development trainer + curriculum developer serving over 13,200 schools + organizations in 33 countries, Coach K has experienced the gamut of human connections.
In 2017, she realized that each and every one of our connections – smooth, bumpy, and in between – could make sense when related to the 8 elements in nature. This unlocked the secret to proactively strengthen relationships, release reactive patterns of taking things personally, and honor each person's unique needs, desires, and stressors without any lengthy assessments.
Captivating, compassionate, and lovingly honest, Coach K brings practical tools inspired by the elements of nature to help you create environments where people thrive because each person's "true nature" is balanced and honored.
3 virtual event options
For groups who want to learn simple, doable strategies to connect + meet each other's needs quicker, deeper, and more inclusively.
For groups who intend to apply these connection techniques directly to their students/clients in addition to their own families + friends.
For groups who intend to also equip their students/clients with a basic understanding of these connection techniques so they can apply them in their own lives.
full day w/night before meet + greet