0% Judgment. 100% Personalized.

Coaching can help with

stress, motivation, self confidence, schoolwork, substance use, body issues, relationships, and many other adolescent issues.

The struggle is real

for teens. There’s school, social media & sports. There’s friends, fam & The Future. The pressure is unrelenting! Many turn to vaping, weed or cutting for relief.

My coaching works

because, along with listening and laughter, I use evidence-based strategies. I have a system that motivates teens from start to solution. Like magic!

The Teen Life Coach is here to help.

I’m Cyndy Etler, the life coach for teens. I 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 teens, but don’t know how. With my teen coaching, kids feel heard and understood…and excited about creating positive change.

About the Coach

My work as a youth life coach is my life’s purpose. As a struggling 13-year-old, I met grownups who gave me exactly what I needed: respect and options. I knew my mission was to become one of those adults.

I taught high school for 17 years, 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 my role as a teen coach, kids trust me because I get it. Whatever they’re dealing with, I’ve been there, felt that. Parents trust me because I’m educated, with a Master of Education degree and coaching certifications from International Coach Federation (ICF) and Youth Coaching Institute.

If you’re wondering, “Is there a teen life coach near me?” I have good news! I coach kids all over the world via videoconference. Teens 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! My 20-minute phone consultation will help you determine if your kid’s needs and my teen coaching are a fit.

Cyndy donates 5% of all profits to local dog rescues.

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  • 14-year-old girl, Tennessee

    My therapist looks at me and says, “Yeah, that sounds really hard.” But Cyndy helps me fix stuff. She’s like, “Yeah, that’s hard. Let’s build some tools to handle it.”

  • 18-year-old girl, California

    Cyndy has such a powerful aura and voice. She’s such a genuine person that her level of understanding reaches to me from across the country. She has the ability to change lives and perspectives of people (not just the broken).

    If I could put into conclusion she is an angel sent from above and her strongest quality is she’s a leader that cares. She puts all her effort into the work she does and it shows.

    She’s strong enough to hold the world on her shoulders and learn how to manage it instead of it managing her.

    She’s changed my life for the better!

  • Judy, mom of a 15-year-old, Massachusetts

    After my son first spoke to Cyndy in our consultation, he said, “I love her! Can I meet with her again? How is she so good?” After his first full session, he said, “She’s a magician.”

  • Jen, parent of an 18-year-old, Montana

    I can’t thank Cyndy, The Teen Life Coach, enough for helping my boy.  She is the first person in a counseling/coaching role that he’s ever connected with and benefitted from, and it really means SO much to me. I am so relieved to have finally found someone who can guide him through the hard times and help him move forward in a positive way.  I am super proud of him and super grateful to Cyndy.

  • Nishay, dad, Illinois

    We appreciate Cyndy for her help with our daughter. We have seen an amazing change in her. We will definitely reach out when we need teen coaching again.

  • Christine, mom of a 16-year-old, Florida

    I reached out to Cyndy hoping that she could fill a gap I was unsuccessful in addressing. I noticed a difference in my daughter’s response to situations after just one session.  She only needed four sessions, but I won’t hesitate to set up more if the need presents itself!

  • Sarah, 12-year-old client

    Before I started coaching I was always dreading tomorrow. Now it’s like, “Tomorrow is going to be just as good a day as today.”

  • Jason, dad of a 19-year-old, North Carolina

    Cyndy is very kind and generous. I really appreciate everything she’s done to help my son. I’ve been very impressed! She has definitely found her calling.

  • Lynne Anne, mom of 19-year-old, Wisconsin
    I would 110% recommend Cyndy. I was skeptical when I found her because I had just googled teen life coach and found her website, so I didn’t know her from anyone else on the internet. However, when I saw she did dog rescue I thought, She has to be an amazing person! She got my son to open up, she is very relatable to a young person and she is helping him so much!!!!! It’s worth EVERY PENNY when someone can reach a young person and help them find themselves and direction.
  • Justin, 19-year-old client

    I’ve seen a lot of therapists. None of them understood me or my situation. Teen life coach Cyndy immediately got me. When she told me how coaching worked–that she’d be listening to what I said, then holding it back up to me, and my own words would make everything clear–I didn’t believe her. By the second session I was like, “I was wrong. You were right. That is how it works.”

  • Tiffany, parent of a 14-year-old, Missouri
    My daughter called me right after her first teen life coach session and said she LOVED it. She said she didn’t want to get off the call and already asked if she can do more sessions than 4, ha! She said Cyndy is the nicest person she has ever met 🙂
  • Jasmine, parent of a 14-year-old, New Jersey

    I’m so happy we found Cyndy, and that my daughter was open to teen coaching. She is a lot more self-aware and able to find healthy ways to cope. That’s so important for her development now and as an adult. These are life skills she’ll be able to draw on when faced with challenges and new situations. We are so grateful!


  • Maribel, parent of a 14-year-old, New York


  • Janice, parent of a 16-year-old, New York

    Since she started teen coaching with Cyndy, my daughter has been approaching her school work differently.  She’s made a big push to learn the concepts thoroughly for math tests. Doing the problems, all the variations and working through the hard ones, motivated completely on her own, is a world of difference from skating over the concepts, thinking you know it and then bombing a test. To push through and change that way of thinking is significant. My daughter connects with Cyndy, and it is helping her so much.

  • Mei, parent of a 15-year-old, South Korea

    It was a scary time for us when we found Cyndy. My daughter has since shared how powerful her teen coaching sessions are, and that she absolutely LOVES sharing her thoughts, ideas and experiences with Cyndy. I have seen and heard Cyndy’s impact first hand. I’ve seen my daughter’s confidence increase and a greater awareness for herself and the beauty she has inside of her. She feels connected to Cyndy, and empowered when she spends time with her. We are so happy that our daughter recognizes that she needs this help.

  • Craig, parent of a 15-year-old, Nevada
    Our daughter comes away from teen coaching sessions with Cyndy feeling amazing.  She is always excited to call us to tell us how she’s enjoying her sessions. Her communication and overall attitude has done a complete 180 since starting coaching. We appreciate Cyndy’s efforts!
  • Erin, mom of a 15-year-old, Colorado

    Cyndy is so calm and accepting. I want to shrink myself back down to a teenager so I can work with her.

  • Traci, mom of an 11-year-old, New Jersey
    My daughter loves Cyndy. She says no to EVERYTHING yet she’s happy as a clam to get on that teen coaching call. (And I mean everything.)
  • Gabriella, parent of a 12-year-old, Nevada

    I don’t know what Cyndy does, but it works! I have one happy boy again.

  • Craig, parent of 16-year-old girl, Ohio

    We appreciate what Cyndy has done for our daughter. We are starting to see a more focused, confident teenager.

  • Sasha, 16-year-old client

    “What helped me so much was having someone listen. Cyndy LISTENED. And she didn’t say much. But when she did talk, it was to ask really impactful questions.”


  • Izaya, 13-year-old client

    I was on my PlayStation all the time. It was getting really bad, even though I really wanted it to change. Then my mom found Cyndy, and now we’re here, and my life is way better. So I strongly believe everything that happens in the world is meant to happen.

  • Jucileia, 15-year-old client

    The first time you meet Cyndy, you feel welcome. You can say anything and everything to her, because she really listens. She understands like nobody else does.

  • Robbi, 15-year-old client

    If it wasn’t for Cyndy I would probably be in a lot of trouble or suspended from school right now. Words can’t express what she has helped me through!

  • Joe, 17-year-old client

    Cyndy is awesome. I was close to dropping out, but she got me to stay in school. I used to be a real ****head; now I have a full-time job, and I’m a respectable member of society. Cyndy changed my life!

  • Ryan, 17-year-old client

    I could never keep my concentration at school. But then I began working with Cyndy, and she helped me look at school from a new perspective. She helped me to get confident in my school work. She helped me to pass my impossible classes. She got me graduated!

  • Laurie, mom of a 16-year-old girl, North Carolina

    My daughter was ready to drop out of school. Then she started working with Cyndy. She would get so excited on the days they met, because she could talk to Cyndy about anything. I saw a big change in her: she became confident with all of her work. She says, “Nobody will ever top Cyndy. When my son grows up, I want him to work with her!”

  • Raquel, mom of a 17-year-old boy, North Carolina

    Before my son began seeing Cyndy, he didn’t want to go to school. He has ADD, and he couldn’t keep his focus. With Cyndy, he got a whole new focus. She helped him open his eyes, made him want to learn…his whole personality changed! It used to be that he wouldn’t get out of bed, and we would fight with him: Get your chores done! Get your chores done! But now…I’ve seen him grow up. He was a good kid, but he’s become a better kid. It was Cyndy’s positivity that sparked it, his talking with someone who cares. Our whole family thanks her.

  • Meaghan, 15-year-old client

    Cyndy has taught me so much about life. I know that no matter how I act, with Cyndy, I’m okay. She has taught me that no matter what happens in life, there will always be people who care more than you think. Someday I want to be standing in her place, helping teenagers and saying how Cyndy got me there.

  • Lucy, 15-year-old client

    Cyndy is the only adult who ever cared about me or worried about what is going on. Sometimes there is a lot going on and it’s just too much to handle as a teenager. Since I started talking to Cyndy I go to school every day and try hard to pass my classes.

  • Dabari, 15-year-old client

    I used to seriously hate reading books. Hated, hated, hated. I used to always slump in the chair when the teacher said, “Read your independent reading book.” It may have seemed like I was reading but I wasn’t. Then I started working with Cyndy on reading, and now I love to read all the time. I just can’t stop reading, can’t get enough of reading. Sometimes I read in class and don’t pay attention and I get in trouble, but I won’t let that happen again.

  • Lavontay, 20-something client

    Cyndy Etler is an amazing woman. At one point in my life, I didn’t know what I was capable of. Cyndy gave me a passion and confidence to take chances and improve myself at every opportunity. She played a huge role in making me the man I am today: a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, a United States Marine and the CEO of my own company. Many of the skills that have made me successful in life started with Cyndy Etler.

  • Maria, 18-year-old client

    The first time you meet Cyndy it feels like you came home. When I first came to the United States and came to a high school I didn’t know anybody, and I didn’t know English. Cyndy gave me hope, and she gave me my  biggest dream come true, graduating from high school. She is the best person you can meet, as a human and life coach. Someday I would like to help teenagers the way she does.

  • Keeba, 40-year-old client

    Cyndy makes her client feel comfortable in the coaching environment, but at the same time, she brings intensity and energy to the work. She has an uncanny ability to help her client discover their personal agenda, and become deeply centered in it. I came to coaching with a desire to quit smoking, and an awareness that my habit did not mesh with my personal values. After five short sessions with Cyndy, I found myself throwing my packs of cigarettes away. I thank Cyndy for how she helped me help myself.

  • Shelle, mom of 18-year-old girl, California

    My daughter has been in therapy since she was five. By senior year she was in therapy overload…but she still needed guidance through her struggles. Then we met Cyndy Etler. Here was someone who had struggled like my daughter in high school, then spent years teaching and relating to teens. Here was someone who actually, factually…understood.

    My daughter was able to open up and accept guidance from Cyndy, because she felt she was talking to a friend—an objective friend with new perspectives. Teen coaching with Cyndy was far more beneficial than the therapists, most offering the same feedback from the same textbooks. Teen coaching with Cyndy was real help for real life.

  • Andrea, mom of an 18-year-old boy, North Carolina

    My son was feeling trapped and down when I first googled teen life coach. Through his work with Cyndy, he’s decided to go to a tech school for auto mechanics and graphic design. He is so excited (as is his mama!). Cyndy’s teen coaching gave him the tools he needed to get out of feeling trapped, and take a purposeful step into his future.

  • Becky, mom of an 18-year-old boy, Indiana

    My husband and I have seen a huge difference in our son, and can only attribute it to the work that Cyndy did with him. When we visit family, they too have noticed a difference in him, especially his two grandmas, who know about his struggles. We all thank teen life coach Cyndy for the work that she does!

  • Charlotte, 15-year-old client

    Therapists give me like one solution that I don’t like. With Cyndy, I come up with a whole bunch of solutions myself.

  • Aimee, mom of a 15-year-old girl, Utah

    My daughter loves working with Cyndy. After just a few sessions, she thanked me for signing her up for teen coaching, saying it was “the most amazing experience of her life.”

  • Anna, 16-year-old client

    High school was very hard for me. I was a varsity runner and aspiring straight-A student, dealing with anxiety and control issues. But I REFUSED to see a therapist, which would make me feel like a let-down, like I was giving up. Then I found Cyndy, The Teen Life Coach. She was a God-send. Teen coaching is not like therapy, because it focuses on the future. It prepares you and gives you tools for dealing with your struggles and anxieties. I now have control of my mental headspace instead of dwelling in the past. I have a sense of empowerment and FREEDOM from so many things that once weighed me down.

  • Eve, 16-year-old client

    With teen coaching, I’ve made 16,000 miles of improvement with how people see me. I thought a lot of people hated me. People like me a LOT MORE than I thought.

  • Kim, mom of a 15-year-old girl, North Carolina

    After only two teen life coach sessions with Cyndy, my daughter and I had one of the most thoughtful, productive conversations in her life. After each subsequent session, when I pick my daughter up and we discuss what they’re working on, I think, “Wow.” In our consultation, Cyndy described herself as The Pied Piper of Teenagers. That was 100% correct. She is incredibly insightful, and connects with teens on the intellectual and emotional level that they crave. I am so grateful that my daughter and she have connected. It is money well spent!

  • Anna Marie, 16-year-old client

    Cyndy Etler is the person I most admire, because she has this disorder where she thinks everyone has something good in them. I, too, suffer from this ailment. She gives me hope that I’ll be okay when I grow up.

  • Tina, 33-year-old client

    Have you ever met a person who changes the vibe in the room, just by walking in? Who makes things seem better, just by showing up? Cyndy is that person. When I started working with Cyndy I was in a low-paying job. I worked hard, but was treated with no respect. I was applying for jobs, but wasn’t getting interviews. Cyndy’s insightful questions helped me shift my search to jobs I would enjoy for the long term. With her guidance, I gained awareness of my qualifications and talents, and learned how to present them with confidence. Within six weeks of beginning my work with Cyndy I was offered my dream job…with a 150% pay raise!

  • Tracy, mom of a 14-year-old boy, North Carolina

    Cyndy has been such a wonderful teen life coach for my 14yo son. She has made herself available to his needs….even when it is not on our normal scheduled time. That is Very Hard to find! As a mom of a teenager…. I find it very hard to understand and relate to the times. Navigating all of the new peer pressures (which a child can never get away from now) and harder work load at school, has just been difficult for his father and me. Cyndy has become a trusted supporter of my son during these difficult years. I am very thankful that we found her!

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