The Grrrls Connection: Middle School

The Grrrls Connection Middle School is designed to fit the unique needs and challenges that face adolescent girls during the 6th through 8th grades.


What is TGC: Middle School?

The Grrrls Connection is our group coaching program for girls who are committed to creating and sustaining authentic relationships with themselves and others. You don’t need us to tell you that middle school is a particularly tough time for our girls. If you are a parent of a middle schooler, you undoubtedly already know! 

Middle school is new in so many ways: new school, new friends, newfound independence. While like any developmental stage, this one brings with it great wonder and learning opportunities. It also brings challenging growing pains – both physical and social-emotional. 

We created this group to empower our girls, building on many areas of self-awareness and development. Participants learn to work on:

  • Navigating their ever-changing friendship groups
  • Understanding new family dynamics
  • Increased academic expectations
  • Developing and sustaining their self-confidence
  • Increased independence
girls group participants in a therapy coaching group session

How Group Coaching Works

The mission of The Grrrls Connection: Middle School is to help girls shift their power and turn those limiting beliefs into supportive ones. When girls feel empowered to choose how they are going to respond to the situations in their life, it’s a game-changer for their self-confidence.

Working with others allows group participants to be in a safe space to share, listen, learn, teach, and solidify the connections that matter most. The ideal group coaching atmosphere allows the girls to be open to change and growth, both independently and together. 

Developing a deep connection to ourselves and others in our world is the foundation that gives our life meaning and purpose. Our clients sustaining a solid connection to themselves and others is a central theme throughout all programs at Willsey Connections. Learning how to both build and strengthen these connections at a young age can change the course of their life. Doing self-work in a group coaching setting expedites discovering what their limiting beliefs are, and how these beliefs may be underneath behavioral patterns that keep them from living a life that is in alignment with their most authentic self. Structured in a strategic way that creates connection before content, participants immediately feel welcome and safe to come as they are, feel whatever they feel, and share in ways that are often both vulnerable and growth enhancing.

Individual Coaching

If TGC:Middle School isn’t quite what your daughter needs, individual coaching is an opportunity for her to have one-on-one time with a licensed/certified coach focusing on her own unique situations. Coaches guide and help each girl to work through managing family conflict, respectful disagreements, what makes a good friend, and values-based behaviors. Sessions will be focused on developing their self-confidence and building a solid foundation for actionable strategies and visible growth.

Coaching vs Therapy

Coaching is not therapy. Therapy will focus on your thoughts and feelings and how they are informed by your past. Life coaching may touch on these concepts as you break down your limiting beliefs and examine your blueprint, but its ultimate focus is always on the present and the future. Our coaches will not diagnose or medically treat clients. Instead, our coaches help inspire girls to grow and achieve in ways they aspire to be.

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When our girls have positive self-esteem and self-confidence, they believe in themselves and trust their own unique ability to handle life’s many difficult situations. They are also less likely to fall to peer pressure and more willing to challenge themselves rather than let fear or obstacles diminish their dreams. Contact us to see what coaching can do for your daughter!

What people say?

“Vanessa is so easy to talk to. She makes group really fun and interesting. She relates to us so well and gives us really good advice. I love the time I am with her in group and I feel really lucky to have that space to go to.”
Age 13