38 episodes

Amanda Rootsey, founder of teen personal development school, 'Shine From Within,' interviews experts about what’s going on for youth today. From psychological insights to practical advice on how to hold a safe space for teens, it’s your short burst of inspiration and motivation amidst the crazy world of teens and tweens!
It's perfect for parents, families, educators, coaches and mentors.
Learn more at www.shinefromwithin.com.au

The Youth Mentor Podcast Amanda Rootsey, creator of teen academy Shine From Within.

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Amanda Rootsey, founder of teen personal development school, 'Shine From Within,' interviews experts about what’s going on for youth today. From psychological insights to practical advice on how to hold a safe space for teens, it’s your short burst of inspiration and motivation amidst the crazy world of teens and tweens!
It's perfect for parents, families, educators, coaches and mentors.
Learn more at www.shinefromwithin.com.au

    Building resilience through long-term programs with Janaiha Bennett

    Building resilience through long-term programs with Janaiha Bennett

    In this episode we chat with Executive Director of the Youth Leadership Foundation, Janaiha Bennett about mentoring amidst and post pandemic; building resilience through long-term programs; her journey of starting out as a participant at YLF and now being the Executive Director; details on how they deliver their programs and get funding; plus more!  Head to http://shinefromwithin.com.au/the-youth-mentor-podcast for show notes, a full transcript and all links. 

    Follow us on Instagram: @shinefromwithinhq 

    • 49 min
    Starting a youth non-profit with Grenita Brooks

    Starting a youth non-profit with Grenita Brooks

    In this episode Amanda is joined by Grenita Brooks, who doesn’t hold anything back in sharing how she started her not-for-profit for girls, how she then expanded and changed the not for profit to include all genders, how her community and school programs run, how her board of directors get funding and what she wished she knew when she was starting out. Show notes and full transcript: http://shinefromwithin.com.au/the-youth-mentor-podcast

    • 29 min
    Being an Inclusive Youth Mentor with Sharyn Holmes

    Being an Inclusive Youth Mentor with Sharyn Holmes

    Know what you need to be aware of, and the work that needs to be done, to ensure we're minimising harm with marginalised youth and the practical steps we can take to ensure we're holding inclusive spaces, from the way we design programs, how we hold space and even the venues we book! Topics covered include disability, race, gender, intersectionality and more. This is a powerful snippet of a longer guest expert class in our Youth Mentor Training. Show notes and full transcript at http://shinefromwithin.com.au/the-youth-mentor-podcast/

    • 23 min
    2022 Season 3 Welcome with Amanda Rootsey

    2022 Season 3 Welcome with Amanda Rootsey

    Welcome to season 3! Amanda is solo in this episode, sharing what's been happening this past year at Shine From Within HQ and what you can expect from this new season of the podcast (like how to be an inclusive youth mentor, how to engage with teens online and so much more!). She also shares about our upcoming Youth Mentor Conference, our new certification for youth mentors, why she didn't cope so well this year, etc. 

    Get all the full transcript at http://shinefromwithin.com.au/the-youth-mentor-podcast and follow us on instagram @shinefromwithinhq 

    • 22 min
    Sustainable Period Products with ModiBodi Founder Kristy Chong

    Sustainable Period Products with ModiBodi Founder Kristy Chong

    In this episode we chat with Founder and CEO of ModiBodi, Kristy Chong. We discuss how the products work and the technology behind it and the benefits of sustainable period products. See more at www.shinefromwithin.com.au/the-youth-mentor-podcast

    • 16 min
    Reviewing O-Week with Amanda Rootsey

    Reviewing O-Week with Amanda Rootsey

    In this episode Amanda discusses our Online Academy O-Week, how things came together and feedback from the teens, parents and facilitators! Check out the full show notes at www.shinefromwithin.com.au/the-youth-mentor-podcast

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Nicola Newman ,

So inspiring and informative! Love it.

Thank you so much for this podcast, full of wisdom, tips and advice. I love listening to the mentor's different experiences and learning more about working with teens. I find it super informative to hear more about what teens go through today and how to support them. Looking forward to listening to more eps!

Renee_Bell ,

Amazing Resource!!

This is an incredible podcast full of wisdom and Amanda Rootsey's gentle caring and kind approach. Having witnessed first hand Amanda working with teen girls (incl my own daughter) I can absolutely say she knows her stuff and can connect with these girls in a beautiful way.
Amanda is an inspiration and I recommend this podcast and all her work to Life Coaches, Youth Mentors, Teachers and Parents alike.

FiPlans ,

Beautiful!

Amanda's podcast has all the right ingidents-love, wisdom and honesty. It's a wondeful podcast for anyone who wants to help the young people in their lives, or anyone just wanting to learn more about teens. It's great to listen while on the run, or if you're just sitting down relaxing. Packed full of knowledge and inspiration from Amanda and so many great guests.

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