About Us: Developing Teen Leadership and Confidence (Young Adults, too)
Confidence affects everything.
Developing teen leadership and confidence is crucial. Both teen and young adult participants leave with real tools to radiate a confident, solid, vibrant presence – despite fear or circumstance – whenever they need it. They can use these tools for the rest of their life. We believe in empowering young adults and developing teen leadership.
Now, faculty leadership development courses, too!
“I am so thankful and grateful that I did this course. It changed my life. Thank you so much for not only boosting my confidence but giving me a better and stronger outlook on myself and life.”
“At the beginning of the course, I did not feel powerful or confident. I’ve completely been able to change my outlook on life and myself. I’ve found that I am a confident and powerful person that’s worth being loved.”
“After all this time, I still feel the benefits of your Cream of the Crop Leaders’ training. I feel more assertive, confident and accomplished within myself. I feel solid.”
“My ability to look and actually feel confident was profoundly changed through my participation in Cream of the Crop Leaders’ confidence training.”
The development of confidence in my students was truly remarkable! Something that all people should do!
You have helped me feel like a powerful, confident and important person. I can speak up now without hesitating.
The workshop is awesome. I finally know how to be confident.
I absolutely loved this workshop!
This workshop was really helpful because I tend to get nervous! This workshop just took all of that away. Now I feel powerful, more confident.
This workshop helped me feel confident. It’s so much fun.
What We Believe
We have a passion for developing teen leadership and confidence in young adults. True confidence can help guard against symptoms of low-self esteem in young adults and teens.
Early learning is key: by teaching these tools to youth before their defenses set in, we have the best chances of creating happy people and a healthy world.
Everyone deserves to look and feel confident.
We’re social animals, and we all experience relief when (1) we know how to present ourselves with confidence and (2) we can stop worrying about how others perceive us.
DOORS OPEN to those who know how to present a confident and credible image. After all, it’s not always the best, the brightest, and the most deserved who are chosen for key opportunities: doors open for those who know how to present as ‘the cream of the crop’. This teen, young adult and youth training program will teach your kids how to radiate a confident persona when interacting with both peers and adult decision makers. Most participants report that the confidence starts to become authentic, too!
These simple tools can change a life – and are truly a gift that keeps on giving.
- Developing teen leadership helps our world – and prepares teens for adulthood.
Our Founder has years of experience guiding regular and special-needs youth in special environments.
Almost 20 years ago, Founder Sioux Messinger created the first version of this self-confidence workshop and offered portions to their private clients. Later, and in her role as Clinical Faculty in the School of Medicine (Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco), Sioux offered a version of this course to her medical students. While brilliant, many of these medical students lacked the skills to “pop” outside of themselves and share their gifts in a connected and radiant way. As a result, many were being passed over for the best residency positions and felt stalled early in their careers. Sioux found that just by teaching these students tools-of-the-trade for presenting with confidence, her students reported feeling as confident as they were “pretending” to be. Of course, exciting new research suggests that power-confidence can be learned, and has extraordinary benefits including: boosted optimism, better decision-making, improved self-regulation, increased likelihood of approaching the challenges inherent in all worthy goals – and enhanced performance. The adult version of this power and confidence workshop, The Executive Presence Training was Voted Top Leadership partner by HR.com, is top-rated by participants, and is offered worldwide.
Interested in developing teen leadership and confidence? View our leadership training programs for youth facilitator and organizational consultant profiles below.
Cream of the Crop Leaders: Leading the way in developing youth leadership.
About the Founder & Lead Facilitator
Sioux Messinger has worked extensively with healthy adolescents and young adults, as well those in residential, in-patient and outdoor educational environments. In addition, Sioux taught young adult students in undergraduate and graduate level courses.
Sioux was Clinical Faculty in the School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at University of California San Francisco. Previously, Sioux provided group facilitation at Stanford University and more.
Sioux has over 25 years experience developing some of the world’s finest transformational leadership curriculum. She has taught power and confidence workshops to youth in public schools and in universities.
Sioux has trained and coached leaders from Facebook, Johnson & Johnson, Assurant, JP Morgan Chase, Lockheed Martin and more. But what really sets Sioux apart is this: Her uncanny ability to see in teens and young adults what they don’t yet see in themselves, and her positive, caring determination to help them anchor into tools that can help them both feel and look more confident.