About this course

Wondering at times how to help young adults to launch well? How to have a memorable impact to where they land? How to help them find meaning when choosing their career?

This course, covering 8 critical topics, may be for you. It's brought to you by a team that uniquely blends experience in higher education teaching, international human resource leadership and career guidance support.

This course is suitable for parents supporting young adults in the 14 - 24 age range, with an emphasis on high schoolers.

What we'll cover

Our Why

Decades of experience in companies like Amazon, Apple, Nike, and higher education have offered us unique insights into what makes people successful and happy.

Professionally, we are coaches who have helped clients from young adults, new graduates, to mid-career professionals and executives to navigate their careers and find more meaning in what they do and who they are becoming. 

As parents we believe we have to have a different conversation about college, career and adulting. We call this "careering". A career is an action verb, it lasts a lifetime, therefore we have to develop an adaptive strategy to keep growing as individuals.

We like to share our insights with you.

An Introduction to Our Curriculum

  Career Planning for Parents: Welcome to Coach to Launch!
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  Develop a Growth Mindset (first section free access; rest after sign on)
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  Navigating A New World Of Work And Education
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  Coaching Skills Bootcamp
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  Career Planning With Your High Schooler
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  Create Your Tailored Coaching Plan
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  Find Your Compass
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  The Inspiring Parent
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  The Power Of Story Telling
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  • Lectures and presentations (voice over or video)
  • Short interviews with experts
  • Exercises
  • Downloadable checklists and worksheets
  • Relevant resources

Your course faculty

Jeff Leinaweaver
Jeff Leinaweaver, Ph.D

Jeff Leinaweaver, Ph.D., GPHR, American, is a senior human resources leader and certified sustainability professional with a unique track record of helping some top organizations address challenging talent acquisition, workforce planning, and leadership development and sustainability/ESG needs. He works at the University of Washington and writes on sustainability, and intercultural management, and wrote or contributed to several books and publications on Storytelling.

Listen to an interview with Jeff in Great Conversations about how ‘finding meaning’ (hence FindMino) is how we lead our lives.

Click his image to see his Linkedin profile and references

Ashley Bush
Ashley Bush

Ashley Bush, American, living in Amsterdam with her family. Passionate about building relationships, Ashley has a Masters Degree in Education with a concentration in School Counseling. She worked as high school counselor in the Washington DC area for six years where she maintained a 100% graduation and career placement average for over 500 students. 

Click her image to see her Linkedin profile and references. Or find one of her references here.

Rogier Rijnja
Rogier B. Rijnja

Rogier Rijnja, Dutch, has an extensive background in executive human resources roles with American and European multinational companies. (Apple, Nike, Amazon, Reckitt Benckiser, Sara Lee, Groupe Danone, a.o.). Rogier did Law School and lived and worked in the USA, UK, France and the Netherlands. He is an executive coach, entrepreneur and a non-exec board member of Nasdaq listed IT giant Yandex. And he is a board member of the Bennink Foundation, a charity that supports global projects in Health care, Wildlife, Children and Art.

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Is this a fully online program?

Yes it is. You can attend the classes at times that are convenient for you. The classes include reading materials, video's, assignments and downloadable materials like checklists and action plans.

How do I know the course is top quality?

We have taken our own experience as successful executives, professionals and parents, we base our program on a number of renowned coaching and developmental methodologies, and tested the course materials with business professionals both in the USA and in Europe. They confirmed the positive impact we can have on parents being career-coaches for their children.

How do I prove that I have completed the course.

On successful completion of the course you are issued with a Certificate of Completion.

How long do I have to complete the course?

You will keep access to the course for six months from the moment of payment.

Can I do the course more than once?

Yes, you can do the course as many times as you want within the six months period.

I'm pretty clueless with computers - should I even try this course?

Absolutely. The course has been designed for everyone, including absolute beginners. If you run into difficulty you can contact us directly for help. ([email protected])

I still have a question...

No problem. Just contact us directly and we'll be happy to help.

Can I get a refund if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

Yes you can, if you apply for such a re-fund within 30 days of purchase we are happy to refund your paid course fees.