I’m Pam Willsey, the founder of Willsey Connections and a life coach for teenaged girls and their parents. My story began when I got my masters in social work from Boston College with a goal towards empowering cancer patients and their families. Not long thereafter, I put my masters to work at Massachusetts General Hospital as an oncology social worker where I developed several unique programs that addressed the psychosocial needs of this patient population. Most of these programs remain intact to this day.
While at MGH, I was recruited to be the start-up Director for The Wellness Community, a comprehensive international nonprofit organization for cancer patients and their families, to the Boston area. I was responsible for the development and management of various innovative programs and services, one of which was designed to meet the unique needs of teens and children who had a parent with cancer.
In my time with MGH and The Wellness Community, I learned much about the power and importance of connections. As the mother of two teens, one a daughter, I recognize the importance of this principle. It was my commitment to creating and sustaining authentic connections with teen girls and their mothers that led me to create Willsey Connections.
My approach to coaching teenage girls and mothers includes my deeply held belief that success in life requires us to understand ourselves and others, and to learn the skills necessary to manage our feelings and relationships. WC helps teenage girls develop the tools they will need to meet the challenges they will face as they transition from adolescence to independent, self-assured confident women. At WC we create connections that matter.
I look forward to becoming a part of your daughter’s “TEAM”.