ACHIEVE WHAT YOU WANT IN LIFE, YOUR WAY
The world has changed significantly in past decades. Teens today are exposed to more, stimulated differently, and are a product of the instant gratification mentality. A gap has been created between youth and their parents. The parents often have solid values that they want to pass on to their children, but their methods of delivery that will bring out the desired outcome has changed significantly. As a Mental Performance coach I work with teens to deliver those very same values, but in a way customized to each individual, allowing he/she to achieve whatever goals they may desire. Through concepts such as accountability, self awareness, self esteem, and many others we are able to create a game plan that is approachable and gets results. The secret to happiness is progress.
Itzik Rapaport is an ICF Certified Mental Performance Coach that specializes in teens, providing them with life skills and applicable tools to help navigate them through life in a productive, enjoyable, and gratifying manner.
Over the years Itzik has dealt with teens from every possible cultural, social, and economical background. In our sessions we deal with social dynamics, academic challenges, family placement, and all of the trials and tribulations of the ever so difficult teenage years.
Through this work teens develop a consistent state of self awareness. The teenage years is a difficult time as teenagers are identifying their character. This often shows up in social settings as well as placement within their family structure. Through self awareness, mindfulness, motivation, and goal setting, the process is broken down and simplified. Doing so removes the huge mental blocks that have been built and allows the teen to develop the mental skills to achieve success in all realms of life.
Parents often feel a disconnect from their children as they are establishing their independence. This disconnect is difficult for both the parent and the child. Itzik works one on one with the teen, and interacts with the parent, to find out exactly what is the source of disconnection and navigates the teen to take on healthy life decisions that ultimately bridges the gap and results in more success academically, socially, and within the family setting.
Sessions take place in a comfortable and vibrant office, one on one, on a weekly basis as is agreed upon between the teen and the parents. Sessions are not limited to the office and often take place at a park, coffee shop, or hike, as Itzik sees fit to best connect to the teen based on their personality and progress.
My name is Itzik Rapaport and I am a Certified Performance Life Coach, Business Owner, NLP Practitioner, and Ex Division 1 Athlete. These are all labels that reflect a lifetime of achievements and personal experience. However, my passion for helping youth and young adults comes from my own personal transformation and growth overcoming very difficult life altering situations. In my early adult hood I had experienced very challenging circumstances and my life’s gifts became available to me as soon as I became available to receive them.
In my practice I am dedicated to exploring strategic methods to overcome any problem / opportunity your teen may be facing. Life experience and educational knowledge has provided me with the ability to share tools to overcome any obstacle that may stand in the way.
Itzik Rapaport is a graduate of IPEC (Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching) and is an Associate Certified Coach governed by the International Coach Federation. He is an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programing) practitioner. Itzik Rapaport applies forms of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and common psychology to establish the root of the condition and specified performance coaching to navigate the teen towards overall desired results.