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Reitenbach-Kissinger Success Institute

Breaking Barriers in Today’s Diverse World and Turbulent Times with Reitenbach-Kissinger Institute MKS Master Key System Coaching.

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There are many reasons why Youth Life Coaching and Life Skill Training are needed. Here are just 12 reasons why teens need a life coach to guide them through their most difficult years:

1.  Social Media is overwhelming and causing disconnect from the real world.

Teens need to learn how to balance their time and energy between social media and real life. A life coach can assist kids with achieving this balance.

2. State testing pressure is causing anxiety in many children today. The pressure is coming from the schools and sometimes the parents. Our youth needs help with managing the anxiety that comes from this pressure. A life coach teaches helpful tools to help manage this anxiety in order to be more successful in school.

3.  Bullying occurs far too often at school, on social media, and sometimes even at home. It is rare for a child to never experience being bullied by the time they graduate high school. A life coach can teach skills to kids to help them handle the bullying and even prevent bullying from occurring.

Kids also need these skills to help them realize when they are being the bully and how not to get in that situation. Most schools have an anti-bullying program in place, but in my experience as a middle school teacher, the students do not take the lessons seriously and the program can sometimes give new opportunities for bullying to occur.

4.  Divorce is a norm for most kids these days, but it doesn’t make it less destructive for a child. Many kids have false beliefs that they are the cause of the divorce. It’s more emotional for the child than the parents.

A life coach can help the child find emotional resilience and manage the big change that has occurred before the pain manifests into behavior problems, depression, and anxiety.

5.  Peer Pressure is always present. Even as adults we experience this type of pressure. A teenager needs to learn how to follow their own personal inner compass and to love and take pride in who they are and the decisions they make for themselves. This is a skill the teen will definitely benefit from all through life and a life coach can help the teen develop this important skill of self-love.

6. Sexual abuse is more common than one might think. According to the center for disease control, teenagers account for 51% of all reported sexual abuse and female victims of teen sexual abuse while in grades 9 through 12 are more likely than others to experience eating disorders, suicidal behavior, pregnancy, and risky sexual behaviors.

Giving a child the gift of consistent life coaching can help a child stray away from situations where sexual abuse could occur. 

7.  The culture of alcohol drinking during the teen years has become the norm and not taken seriously. According to a study done at George Mason University this culture of alcohol drinking can lead to higher rates of teen sex, teen pregnancy, date rape, violence, and illegal activity.

Many teens believe it is not a big deal to drink alcohol, because everyone does it, even their parents. Alcohol becomes a remedy for stress and anxiety for teens. A life coach can help teens with techniques to deal with anxiety, depression, and peer pressure in order to keep the teen from getting involved in the culture of alcohol drinking.

8. The brain of a teen is still maturing. The prefrontal cortex is the part of the brain where emotional control, impulse restraint and rational decision-making take place.

According to Dr. David Walsh, this part of the brain does not fully mature until around the age of 25 and this is why many teenagers do not practice “good judgment” in difficult situations.

You can read more about the adolescent brain in Dr. Walsh’s book, “Why Do They Act That Way?”

9.  Adolescents do not like to talk to their parents. I’m sure you remember being a teenager and not wanting to tell your parents about the fight you had with your friends at school that day or the low grade you made on a test. During the adolescent years, kids’ withdrawal from parents and spend more time alone or with friends.

Dr. Lisa Damour calls this time period the psychological equivalent of riding a bike with training wheels. Teenagers are preparing to strike out on their own and are wanting to talk to friends more than their parents.

Teens need to talk to someone with a mature frontal cortex who can help guide them to good decision making and this could be a life coach, mentor, aunt, counselor, or family friend.

10. Friend drama can cause many ups and downs for an adolescent. One day your teen is best friends with someone and the next day she is not. Hateful things can be said to each other, and rumors can be spread. This can lead to bullying and depression.

An adolescent need to have a mentor to show them the bigger picture, when it comes to friends switching back and forth from best friends to enemies. A life coach can help guide a teen to use their inner compass in making good decisions when it comes to who should be a friend and who should not.

11. The decision of what to do after high school is a huge stress factor for juniors and seniors. This is more the case in competitive environments. “What University did you get into?” can be a loaded question for many teens that feel like they have to get into a good school, or they won’t be accepted by their peers, or their parents will not be happy.

Teens feel the pressure to know what they want to do as a career as early as 9th grade. They get confused from all of the pressure from parents, friends, and media. A life coach can help teens listen to their inner knowing of what they desire to do in life. 

12. The feeling of isolation happens to most teens. Teens are becoming more independent and trying to figure out what their purpose in life is, who their friends are, and what they are good at. As they are learning more about themselves, they may have moments of feeling left out or like they are different than everyone else. A life coach can help a teen understand that we are all connected and here for different reasons. Teens are wondering what their purpose is and a life coach can help guide them in the right direction.

The pressure is unrelenting! Many turn to vaping, weed or cutting for relief. Now you can Help your child transform their habits with
  • Their own human coach
  • Tools to build study skills
  • Daily accountability


Over time we have learnt two things:

  1. Every youth or kid is an individual. Never assume their motivations, goals or what they want from a coach.
  2. An effective way to getting to know every youth or kid is through a questionnaire.


When a new youth or kid joins our training group, we give them two questionnaires to fill out. We always ask for the personal details of their: name, contact details, parents’ names, relevant medical history, etc.

The second asks them about their likes, dislikes, attitudes, goals, and expectations. The answer to this questionnaire often makes fascinating and sometimes surprising reading. Most of all we gain a valuable insight into who the person is and how I should approach coaching them.

Here are the INTAKE Questions:

  1. Name, Contact details, Parents’ names, Relevant medical history, etc.
  2. What are your main motivations for doing what you are doing in your life? (Why do you do this?)
  3. What do you most enjoy about your life?
  4. What have been your major highlights/achievements in your life?
  5. What are your long-range goals in in life? (A long-range goal is as far into the future as you want to plan).
  6. What are some of your medium/short term goals? (Within the next year or so)
  7. How do you expect a coach can help you achieve these goals?
  8. What event/s do you really like/particularly want coaching in?
  9. List your current personal best in each of these events.
  10. Are there any events that you don’t like? If so, list them.
  11. What do you feel are your main strengths in life?
  12. What areas do you feel that you need improvement in?
  13. Do you currently do any training for life improvement? If yes, provide details.
  14. Have you ever had a personal coach before? If yes, provide details.
  15. What do you like about training?
  16. What do you dislike about training?
  17. Do you participate in any sport, recreation, or fitness activities? If yes, provide details, including level and time commitment.
  18. Of all the sports, recreation, and fitness activities you do, does one take a higher priority than all of the others? If so, which one?
  19. How important is athletics in your life right now? (Rate between 1 and 10 where 10= Extremely High; 1 = No importance)
  20. How important is it for you to excel in life? (Rate between 1 and 10 where 10 = Extremely High; 1 = No importance)
  21. How would you rate your desire and determination to succeed in life? (Rate between 1 and 10 where 10= Extremely High; 1 = Non-existent)
  22. Other than what you answered at Question 6, what other expectations do you have of a coach?
  23. Finally, what would be a successful season for you?


  1. Name, Contact details, Parents’ names, Relevant medical history, etc.
  2. What would it look like if you were entirely successful?
  3. What would you see if you popped into a time machine and there it was?
  4. Why do you want that?
  5. In six months, if things were going exactly the way you want, what would you see?
  6. What would be your next goal after you achieve your current one?
  7. Why?
  8. What would you do if you had unlimited resources?
  9. What is so important to you that you would stand in front of a bus to defend it?
  10. What would be the impact on you (and others) if things don’t change?
  11. What can you accomplish that doesn’t depend on others?
  12. What is your current biggest problem or challenge?
  13. If this weren’t a problem, what would be your biggest problem?
  14. What is working well?
  15. What has contributed to your success so far?
  16. How might it get in your way?
  17. What might keep you from getting where you want to go?
  18. What obstacles have you faced, what did you do, and what did you learn?
  19. What obstacles do you expect to face?
  20. How do you plan to approach them?
  21. What resources do you have access to?
  22. What are your biggest mistakes and what did you learn from them?
  23. If a friend were in your shoes, what advice would you give them?
  24. What is one step you could take right now that would indicate you were moving forward?
  25. Are there any important questions that have not been asked?


Reitenbach Youth Life Coaching is like a professional friendship that helps teens to achieve their dreams and desires. If all their life, teens have been told that life was not about what they wanted, the life coach is there to change that thought and teach your teen to want and use those aspirations as a guide.

Reitenbach Youth Life Coaching & Life Skills Training Life builds self-confidence by being a positive experience, by being a success experience and by working directly on the way the teens perceive themselves. At the end of their coaching, teens feel worthy, empowered, and unstoppable, which is exactly what their parents want for them.

.Reitenbach Youth Life Coaching & Life Skills Training Life for kids doesn’t come cheap: Services range from $160 to $180 an hour or more, and though we use a sliding scale. Services typically aren’t covered by insurance.

Reitenbach Youth Life Coaching & Life Skills Training Life for kids and teens helps build emotional resilience, build self-esteem, and increase confidence. Teens are experiencing more and more anxiety and depression and with the tools I teach, they can find ways to handle these emotions so that they can enjoy these years.

Reitenbach Youth Life Coaching & Life Skills Training Life can help with stress, motivation, self-confidence, schoolwork, substance use, body issues, relationships, and many other adolescent issues.

Reitenbach offers life, academic, and career readiness support via coaching and skill building for teens and emerging adults ages 14-24. Services available internationally via Zoom and video meetings.


We are the Reitenbach-Kissinger Institute life coaches for kids, teens, and adults. We use evidence-based strategies to help young people figure out

  • what they most want
  • what’s blocking them
  • how they can slay the blocks and create their dream life

Many adults want to help kids or teens, but don’t know how. With our coaching, kids feel heard and understood…and excited about creating positive change.

Coaching kids is different from coaching adults because of the rapid brain development that is constantly occurring as children grow. The brain is not fully developed until the early 20s.

Adults have a developed brain and have more life experience to draw upon in their exercises with me, which makes coaching kids require a stronger teaching component.

Coaching kids helps build resilience, self-esteem, and self-confidence. It also helps kids develop their own “heart compass” or intuition in order to think for themselves and stand up to peer pressure. Through the coaching experience, kids will learn to live life with intention, purpose, and a vision for what they want in their lives.

When coaching kids, we use a combination of my own curriculum.

In our workshops and in one-on-one coaching sessions, we teach skills to help kids build confidence and emotional resiliency such as meditation, mental rehearsal, self-talk transformation, positive affirmations, journaling, and more.

 The skills we teach are skills that some adults have not yet learned, but that are guaranteed to help in every aspect of life, so we work to give kids a head-start in this kind of personal development that will be crucial to their fulfillment later on.

 Through my coaching and teaching, kids are empowered to be self-leaders in their lives in order to create happiness and success with emotional resiliency as they journey through life.


Our work as a youth life coach is our life’s purpose. We have been training kids, teens, college students and adults since 1971 in the areas of Life Coaching and Taekwondo Martial arts. SAVE YOUR LIFE OR YOUR CHILDRENS LIFE WITH MKS TAEKWONDO TRAINING SYSTEM.

We teach at the University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University and have taught in our own school for over 50 years in Daly City, California, then trained to become a life coach for young adults to help with the stuff that lies beneath academic and social success: stress, self-confidence, thought patterns, and goal achievement.

In our role as a kid, teen and adults coach, kids, teens, and adults trust us because we get it. Whatever they’re dealing with, we’ve been there, felt that.

Parents trust us because we’re educated, with a Master of Education degrees and coaching certifications and other honors.

If you’re wondering, “Is there a kids, teen, or adult life coach near me?” we have good news! we coach kids all over the world via videoconference. Kids, Teens, and adults get to stay in their comfort zone—their room, on their device—as they create the life they want.

If a life coach for kids sounds like what you seek, let’s connect! Get a FREE complimentary 20–40-minute phone consultation will help you determine if your kid’s or teens or adults need, and our coaching are a fit.


How effective is life coaching?

Reitenbach-Kissinger Institute study skills and life coaching is suitable for all types of kids! Whether they’re struggling with ADHD, lacking motivation, not hitting their potential or even just want to improve their grades a bit more, we have coaches to suit all needs.

The great thing about our coaching program is that it’s a 1-on-1 human coach, and it’s a tiny step each day. Coaching through Reitenbach-Kissinger Institute is not overwhelming or time-consuming. We help your child build the habits and behaviors they need one step at a time, so they can thrive at school and life.

Tweens and teens aren’t exactly known to respond well to their parents’ advice. But they do respond well to young, interesting role models who are not their parents! If your child develops a great relationship with their coach (which they will!), it’s the start to a fruitful and life-changing experience.

Kids who have life coaches have a greater advantage and head start over their peers.

  • They take more responsibility for themselves and their success
  • They have great routines and habits
  • They study efficiently (and usually for a shorter period of time!)
  • They’re well-organized

Additionally, teens who are focusing forward with a life coach have a much stronger chance of getting into college and pursuing the path they already know they want. They’ve thought it through, and they’re ready to get the most that they can out of life!

Get your child a life coach so they can get ahead of the game. What skills will the coach help your child develop?

Organizational skills


Time-management skills


Study skills


Goal setting abilities

General well-being

Get started in 3 easy steps

Get a Coach’and register your child.

Confirm your coachfrom our recommendations.

Begin coachingand watch your child grow!

If it doesn’t work, it’s FREE

Youth Life Coaching & Life Skills Training Frequently Asked Questions

[1]: How does coaching work?

A coach will help your child take one small step every day to build their study habits. Every coach follows a carefully orchestrated plan to ensure your child builds all the study and life skills of the top students.

[2]: What skills will my child develop?

We cover a multitude of skills that fall into 9 different categories: Organization & Time-management, Memory, Focus, Motivation, Confidence, Testing-technique, Grit & Self-discipline, Studying Methodology & Wellbeing.

[3]: How will the coach interact with my child?

The coach will talk to your child via Zoom, phone or in person

[4]: How much time does coaching take?

About 10-15 minutes every weekday (Monday- Friday) or 1 hour session 1 day per week.

[5]: Will my child be able to cope with coaching?

Coaching is designed to work with your child’s current workload and schedule. We base everything on habit-building. Habit-building works by taking small steps consistently. Coaching will lessen the burden on your child, not add to it.

[6]: How much does it cost?

You can view prices on our $195 per month for 15-minute daily sessions or $200 for 1-day hourly sessions.

[7]: How is my child’s coach selected?

One of our expert learning strategists will conduct a needs analysis of your child and help select the best coach for you.

[8]: Who are the coaches?

We have a diverse range of coaches who are top achievers in their fields of study and work. All coaches are carefully screened, trained, and undergo a background check.

[9]: What age can my child start coaching?

We offer coaching to both school and college/university students. Students must be older than 10 years of age. Coaching is customized based on the student’s level of education.

[10]: What’s the difference between a coach and a tutor?

  • Tutors focus on helping students with subject-specific content (e.g., Mathematics) in lesson style sessions.
  • Coaches focus on helping students build essential study skills and habits to improve their grades across all subjects. A coach provides a continuous source of support and accountability with daily check-ins rather than one-off lessons.

[11]: How does payment work?

You are billed on a month-to-month subscription. To run billing through Stripe (one of the securest payment platforms in the world). You can pay using a credit or debit card.

[12]: How do I pause or cancel my coaching subscription?

You can pause or cancel your subscription at any time by notifying us at:

[13]: Where can I apply to become a coach?

Please apply here: Simply sent us your resume and request to:

If you need help, contact us.

Michael Kissinger

Sydney Reitenbach

Phone: 650-515-7545


Phone: 650-515-7545 — Email: mjkkissinger@mjkkissinger



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