50 episodes

Amanda Rootsey, founder of Shine From Within and coach to youth mentors all over the world, interviews folks about what’s going on for youth today. From lived experience stories to practical advice on how to hold a more inclusive and nurturing space for teens, it’s your short burst of inspiration and motivation to keep showing up, listening, co-creating with, championing and holding space for the magical teens and tweens around us.
It's perfect for educators, mentors, coaches and families.
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 Shine From Within and coach to youth mentors all over the world, interviews folks about what’s going on for youth today. From lived experience stories to practical advice on how to hold a more inclusive and nurturing space for teens, it’s your short burst of inspiration and motivation to keep showing up, listening, co-creating with, championing and holding space for the magical teens and tweens around us.
It's perfect for educators, mentors, coaches and families.
Learn more at www.shinefromwithin.com.au

    Mentoring migrant and refugee youth with Enda Gilbert

    Mentoring migrant and refugee youth with Enda Gilbert

    We're joined by Enda Gilbert, an educator, parental burnout practitioner and coach. Enda shared important and practical tips on how we can best support migrant and refugee young people.



    She then shared her 5 step process for building high quality partnerships with teens - really deep, beautiful things we can all do, whether we're parents, educators or mentors.



    You'll want your notepad ready for this one!



    Connect with us and see the transcript and show notes at:

    http://shinefromwithin.com.au

    https://instagram.com/shinefromwithinhq



    Connect with Enda at:

    http://endagilbert.com

    https://www.instagram.com/endagilbertcoaching/


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    • 44 min
    Hosting rites of passage experiences for teens and their parents with Jaclyn Cunningham

    Hosting rites of passage experiences for teens and their parents with Jaclyn Cunningham

    In this episode I chat with Jaclyn Cunningham about:


    the framework of a transformative Rites of Passage experience for teens and their parents, like a Mother-Daughter Retreat
    how she runs retreats like this
    tips for facilitators
    why parents love them and
    how she makes sure they are inclusive.

    You can find Jaclyn at http://motherdaughterretreats.com.au

    Did you love this episode? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram or via Email!

    Want to get started as a Youth Mentor? Take our free quiz, Do You Have What It Takes to be a Youth Mentor? and you'll also get to find out your Youth Mentor Archetype! Get it here.



    This podcast is hosted by Amanda Rootsey, founder of Shine From Within.


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    • 45 min
    Meet 3 youth mentors - a former early childhood teacher, a life coach and a UN development worker

    Meet 3 youth mentors - a former early childhood teacher, a life coach and a UN development worker

    Meet 3 youth mentors - a former early childhood teacher, a life coach and a UN development worker.

    People become youth mentors for all sorts of reasons, and come to this work from all sorts of backgrounds. We want to introduce you to 3 of them today. Some have been doing this work for many years and some are new to the youth mentor space. In this episode you'll get to hear from: 

    Angela Nicole from Bloom Within in regional Australia

    Jess van Groningen from Wild Nature Connection and Girl Tribe Goulburn and 

    Aruna Pant from Golden Heart Mentors in Kathmandu, Nepal.



    This is a snippet of a longer Alumni Panel we ran featuring graduates of our Youth Mentor Training last year. 



    Connect with us on Instagram: @shinefromwithinhq

    Connect with us on Facebook: /shinefromwithin

    Mentioned in this episode: 

    Youth Mentor Training - open for our 2023 enrolments until March 7th 2023. 




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    • 31 min
    Three things you need to be a GREAT youth mentor with Amanda Rootsey

    Three things you need to be a GREAT youth mentor with Amanda Rootsey

    One of the things I hear the most from folks who know in their bones that they want to work with young people is that they’re not sure if they’re qualified/good/old/young/perfect enough. So, here are 3 things you need to be a great youth mentor! 

    Enjoy this short episode with Amanda on her own, giving you a bit of a pep talk and sharing some of the things you do need to connect, engage and hold a brave and nurturing space for young people. 

    And make sure to connect with us at the upcoming 2023 Youth Mentor Conference! It's 15 sessions with global experts in the youth space and it's 100% online. Join us live or watch the replays in your own time. Either way, you won't find this calibre of people and such relevant sessions altogether in one place like this. And you certainly won't find it with this much value - it's over $5,000 worth of sessions for just AUD$125. If you love this podcast,  you'll LOVE the conference. Get your ticket at: http://youth-mentor-conference.com  It starts Monday 27th Feb 2023!

    Connect with us on Instagram: @shinefromwithinhq

    Connect with us on Facebook: /shinefromwithin


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    • 19 min
    Beyond Body Positivity: Dismantling the Ladder of Body Hierarchies with Nicola Haggett

    Beyond Body Positivity: Dismantling the Ladder of Body Hierarchies with Nicola Haggett

    Join us for a thought-provoking episode of The Youth Mentor Podcast, where Amanda sits down with body liberationist and Body Trust coach, Nicola Haggett. In this snippet of a conversation recorded at the 2022 Youth Mentor Conference, they delve into the complex topic of going beyond body positivity and dismantling body hierarchies. Listen in as they discuss the challenges of working with young people on body image and learn how to start going deeper than suggesting people just 'love themselves.'  

    Get the full transcript and show notes at http://shinefromwithin.com.au/the-youth-mentor-podcast

    This snippet has been taken from an hour long conversation during the 2022 Youth Mentor Conference. By joining us for the 2023 conference (starts 27 Feb 2023!) you'll get access to the full session as a bonus recording. 

    Check out the line-up of this year's Youth Mentor Conference at http://youth-mentor-conference.com 

    Connect with Nikki at http://nicolahaggett.com and on Instagram @nicolahaggett


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    • 38 min
    Helping Young People Deal with Uncertainty with Sarah Found

    Helping Young People Deal with Uncertainty with Sarah Found

    In this episode, we're excited to share with you insights from Sarah Found, a youth mentor and researcher who has recently completed a dissertation on helping young people build hope and resilience in the face of ambiguous loss and uncertainty. With the ongoing pandemic causing unprecedented challenges for everyone, particularly for young people, Sarah's work couldn't be more relevant.

    In this episode of our podcast, Sarah takes us through her framework for understanding ambiguous loss and uncertainty and provides practical tips for increasing tolerance of uncertainty, building strengths, and using language that empowers and motivates. You'll learn about the tools Sarah uses to help young people recognise their strengths and move forward despite challenging situations.

    If you're looking for ways to support young people in building resilience and hope, or simply want to learn more about navigating uncertainty, this episode is a must-listen. We hope you enjoy the conversation and welcome your thoughts on this important topic.

    About Sarah: 

    Sarah Found holds a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Positive Psychology (MAPP), where her dissertation research focused on the development of a framework and story-based media program to help teens build hope and resilience when facing ambiguous loss. Through her positive psychology and youth mentorship work, Sarah holds group workshops and creates online courses to help youth discover their character strengths and build mental, emotional, physical, social and spiritual resilience.

    Sarah also holds a Business degree and has worked in the technology industry as a leader in content marketing and team building for over 15 years. She holds numerous certifications in different modalities ranging from youth mentorship, character strengths and trauma-informed art therapy to youth fitness and mindfulness. A storyteller at heart, Sarah is also a published writer. She educates in a playful, imaginative way that integrates her love of story with her background in positive psychology, technology, marketing and communications. Her classes often leverage movie and book characters, expressive art and other positive media forms to help youth re-imagine the future and find the hero within during adversity. Focused on ‘second wave Positive Psychology’ - navigating the dark side of life, Sarah’s non-traditional approach helps youth learn to embrace all emotions and normalize uncertainty in a complicated world.

    Sarah currently lives in the Canadian province of Newfoundland, a picturesque island at the easternmost tip of North America in the Atlantic Ocean. She lives by the water with her husband, son and British Golden Retriever, Mr. Carson.

    Find Sarah on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/sarahjfound/ or email her directly at sarah@thepositivepsychologyplayground.com. 



    And join us at the Youth Mentor Conference 27 Feb - 1 March 2023 at http://youth-mentor-conference.com

    As always, follow us on Instagram: @shinefromwithinhq 

    And check out our main website: http://shinefromwithin.com.au 


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    • 54 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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