Youth Confidence
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Life-long benefits. Harvard Research based.
Confidence affects Everything.
Tools they'll use for a lifetime.
The Rules
for Work are Changing.
Learned confidence
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  • “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.”

    Madeline D.
  • “At the beginning of the course, I did not feel powerful or confident. But in only 3 days, 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.”  

    Jade C.
  • “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.”

    Maddie D.
  • “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.”

    Madeline D.
  • "In the past, I was always wiggly - at a loss as how to orient myself. But now I know how engage with others in a way that allows me to be seen in my full potential."

    Spencer C.
  • “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.”

    Maddie D.
  • The development of confidence in my students was truly remarkable!  Something that all people should do!

    Tracy Spiers, College Principal
  • You have helped me feel like a powerful, confident and important person. I can speak up now without hesitating.

    K.K.
  • The workshop is awesome. I finally know how to be confident.

    P.N.
  • I absolutely loved this workshop!

    R.B.
  • 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.

    M.M.
  • This workshop helped me feel confident. It’s so much fun.

    T.M.
  • This workshop really means a lot to me - and helped me build up my confidence.

    K.M.
  • It gave me 100% confidence.

    H.M.
  • Very Powerful.

    M.V.
  • Your class truly helped me a lot.

    B.M.
  • "My ability to look and actually feel confident was profoundly changed through my participation in Cream of the Crop Leaders’ confidence training."

Outcomes & Benefits

Life-Long Benefits

Youth Confidence Course Overview

What Is It?

Methods

How We Teach

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Interactive & Exciting!

Cream of the Crop Leaders’ Outstanding Youth: Confident & Unstoppable trainings are highly-interactive 2-3 day self esteem programs for youth. Step by step, we show participants tools of the trade to look and feel confident with both adults and peers.  Then guess what happens?  Most participants report that the learned confidence becomes real. Authentic confident feelings emerge, and confident people are more likely to approach rather than avoid challenges.

Over 90% interactive, each participant receives personalized feedback and coaching from expert facilitators and co-participants.

Our favorite part: In addition to looking confident and competent, participants report actually feeling more confident and more likely to approach challenges – and research supports this!

Many of the tools we teach are supported by Harvard, Wharton Business School and additional research. This research collectively suggests that just by 1) practicing power [confidence] and 2) learning how to flip one’s negative-thinking habits (we all have them) into constructive thought habits, authentic feelings of confidence can develop. Even more, the tendency to approach rather than avoid challenges goes up. Confidence opens doors socially, academically, and professionally. Best Gift Ever.

The tools we teach can:

  • Improve one’s chances of advancement and being selected for desired positions (interviews, peer interactions, etc.)

  • Leads to a proactive approach to challenges

  • Improve mood!

  • Lower stress and cortisol

  • See the research for yourself.

Cream of the Crop Leaders’ youth empowerment program participants repeatedly practice physical, verbal, non-verbal and relational confidence indicators. The result?

  1. First, participants begin to truly feel confident. What a boost!  Confident people are more likely to approach the challenges that make life meaningful and successful.

  2. Each participant will forever have tools to radiate confidence and competence – and they’ll know how to engage anyone, even when nervous.

How many of us as adults wish we learned these tools when young?

Confidence opens doors.  Essential for life-long use in personal, academic and professional situations.

These self esteem programs for youth are for everyone, including generally well-adjusted youth. After all, who wouldn’t like to look and feel a bit more confident?

Top-Rated. And research-based.

Small groups of only 16 participants ensures personalized coaching with each participant. We different from many youth empowerment programs. We love what we do.

We’re different. Our curriculum builds youth confidence step-by-step! Based upon our award-winning adult confidence workshop, we build power, confidence + happiness. Tools they’ll use forever. 

‘THE RULES FOR WORK ARE CHANGING. WE’RE BEING JUDGED BY A NEW YARDSTICK: Not just by how smart we are or by our training or expertise, but also by how well we handle ourselves and each other. This yardstick is increasingly applied in choosing who will be hired and who will not, who will be let go and who retained, who passed over and who promoted.’  Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., Psychologist, author, and expert on social-emotional intelligence

Outcomes & Benefits – Outstanding Youth: Confident & Unstoppable

Each participant in this truly remarkable youth empowerment program will learn the tools to:

  • Radiate a confident, relaxed and vibrant presence that engages, inspires & creates buy-in with influential people
  • Create credibility and trust with those in decision-making positions, including potential supervisors, decision makers and university officials
  • Receive solo attention and personalized feedback from the instructors to clear personal insecurity-indicators and then build a solid, confident impression
  • Develop rapport easily with anyone, including adult leaders and peers
  • Identify one’s own habitual challenge-avoidance thinking habits and apply a clear method for transforming these into challenge-approach tendencies
  • Build mutually-supportive connections with other participants; this training is inherently and profoundly teambuilding
  • Benefit from a brief confidential coaching session to address private concerns, or deepen practice
  • Become a role model of leadership and proactive change for any organization
  • Experience the extraordinary benefits of Video Feedback Training

These are life-long benefits worth investing in! Best gift ever.  These self esteem programs for youth are for everyone, including generally well-adjusted teens and young adults.

  • “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.”

    Madeline D.
  • “At the beginning of the course, I did not feel powerful or confident. But in only 3 days, 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.”  

    Jade C.
  • “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.”

    Maddie D.
  • “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.”

    Madeline D.
  • "In the past, I was always wiggly - at a loss as how to orient myself. But now I know how engage with others in a way that allows me to be seen in my full potential."

    Spencer C.
  • “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.”

    Maddie D.
  • The development of confidence in my students was truly remarkable!  Something that all people should do!

    Tracy Spiers, College Principal
  • You have helped me feel like a powerful, confident and important person. I can speak up now without hesitating.

    K.K.
  • The workshop is awesome. I finally know how to be confident.

    P.N.
  • I absolutely loved this workshop!

    R.B.
  • 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.

    M.M.
  • This workshop helped me feel confident. It’s so much fun.

    T.M.
  • This workshop really means a lot to me - and helped me build up my confidence.

    K.M.
  • It gave me 100% confidence.

    H.M.
  • Very Powerful.

    M.V.
  • Your class truly helped me a lot.

    B.M.
  • "My ability to look and actually feel confident was profoundly changed through my participation in Cream of the Crop Leaders’ confidence training."

Do you have a pre-established group in mind – or are you an Individual wanting a single seat?

Pre-established Groups:  Onsite at your location

Individuals:  Host a Workshop in Your Area (Free Seat to Host)

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Is the Outstanding Youth empowerment program only for youth lacking confidence?

Learned Confidence (LC) is for everyone, including those with intact self-esteem. This is because having good self-esteem doesn’t necessarily translate into skills for effectively communicating our gifts to others.  The ability to radiate, without words, credibility, power and confidence can be learned, and has enormous positive life-long implications. After all, most employers will choose not necessarily the best candidate, but the one who pops out as being “the cream of the crop”.

Logistics, Outstanding Youth empowerment program and self esteem programs for youth:

  • Only 16 participants per session

  • 2 or 3-day versions

  • Ages 15-19 years old (20+ can take part in our award-winning Adult confidence programs, The Executive Presence Training: Not Just for Executives)

  • Mixed or solo-gender

  • Weekdays and weekend sessions available

  • Available worldwide

  • Our self esteem programs for youth are for everyone, including generally well-adjusted youth. After all, who wouldn’t like to look and feel a bit more confident?
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Methods

In highly-interactive small-group sessions, Cream of the Crop Leaders’ youth empowerment program participants repeatedly practice physical, verbal, non-verbal and relational confidence indicators.

Our teaching methods are highly interactive, and create muscle memory for cumulative, lifelong benefits.

90 Doing/10 Didactic

Learning through Doing is our instructional credo. Highly-focused instruction is given only briefly (10%) followed immediately by active application (90%). This means that participants are up, engaged, and actively internalizing their newfound confidence.

Learning by Doing

Teaching tools and techniques, all designed to keep our participants actively engaged, include: Dyad exercises (working with one other person), Video Feedback (film and group review of how one presents themselves), small group exploration, multimedia presentations, instructor feedback, giving and receiving of peer feedback, large group sharing and discussion, and real-world application exercises. Active engagement works! Cream of the Crop Leaders utilizes these and other highly-successful teaching methods to build muscle memory and develop new brain-neural pathways (see research), setting the stage for a lifetime of proactive responses to avoidance and adversity.

Safety & Inclusion:

Profound, lasting change occurs readily in a safe atmosphere. Our Lead Instructors’ instructional and coaching styles – honed after years of facilitating professional and transformational trainings – cultivate warmth, connection, laughter, a few tears and, above all, authenticity. Mutual-support and zero-tolerance for nonconstructive criticism (including self criticism) are promoted. Soon, even the most nervous of participants will likely enjoy learning.

  • “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.”

    Madeline D.
  • “At the beginning of the course, I did not feel powerful or confident. But in only 3 days, 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.”  

    Jade C.
  • “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.”

    Maddie D.
  • “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.”

    Madeline D.
  • "In the past, I was always wiggly - at a loss as how to orient myself. But now I know how engage with others in a way that allows me to be seen in my full potential."

    Spencer C.
  • “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.”

    Maddie D.
  • The development of confidence in my students was truly remarkable!  Something that all people should do!

    Tracy Spiers, College Principal
  • You have helped me feel like a powerful, confident and important person. I can speak up now without hesitating.

    K.K.
  • The workshop is awesome. I finally know how to be confident.

    P.N.
  • I absolutely loved this workshop!

    R.B.
  • 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.

    M.M.
  • This workshop helped me feel confident. It’s so much fun.

    T.M.
  • This workshop really means a lot to me - and helped me build up my confidence.

    K.M.
  • It gave me 100% confidence.

    H.M.
  • Very Powerful.

    M.V.
  • Your class truly helped me a lot.

    B.M.
  • "My ability to look and actually feel confident was profoundly changed through my participation in Cream of the Crop Leaders’ confidence training."

Confidence affects everything.

Check out our 1- Minute Video.

 Workshop components – Outstanding Youth: Confident & Unstoppable

The Body: Your Power Base and “Tell”
Intentionality, Pace & Purpose
Becoming Challenge Approach v. Challenge Avoidant
Thinking Habits of Top Performers, Part I
Creating Trust & Believability
Owning the Room
Voice: Authority Revealed
Punch: Passion & Aliveness
Likability & Connection: The How
Eye Contact: Power & Vulnerability
Greeting Another to Make Them Melt
Creating Credibility through Connection
Thinking Habits of Top Performers, Part II
Connecting with the Decision-Makers
Developing Engaged Rapport with Anyone
Final Video Feedback & Facilitator Feedback
Skills-Reinforcing Closing Process

Difference between the 3-Day and 2-Day Outstanding Youth empowerment program

 

  • 3-Day: The 3-Day training is highly recommended. Most people who’ve attended a 2-Day Program later remark that they wish they had attended the 3-Day version due to their excitement with the training and their desire to further solidify their new found confidence.
  • 2-Day: Though very valuable, the 2-Day program has less video feedback and fewer solo exercises (both valuable for reinforcing new learning). Also, segment lengths inevitably vary depending on the number of participants and the individual needs of each group. Therefore, the 2-day program may or may not include sections such as: Developing Engaged Rapport with Anyone and Thinking Habits of Top Performers Parts II- III.

“Learned power [confidence] skills increase chances of being hired

Not only do these postures reflect power (confidence), they also produce it

Power causes individuals to feel more positive, in control, and optimistic about the future and to become more goal-oriented and likely to take action.” 

Harvard University research

Boys and Young Men:

Many young men want to take charge, and testosterone supports these natural leadership tendencies. Yet, males are also subject to confidence-eroding societal messages. Advertisements that reflect society’s definition of “masculinity” focus on abnormally muscular bodies and stoic facial expressions. Maintaining this aura of impenetrability confuses young men, since it is in opposition to the natural human experience, creates stress, and prohibits the kind of connected, healthy relationships that are key to a successful, joyful and meaningful life.

Therefore, few boys are aligned with their authentic inner power. Without this, they lean toward bravado/bluster and accompanying destructive behavior patterns, including:

  • Power over others rather than power within themselves
  • Power without connection or vulnerability
  • Gangs and bullying
  • Drugs and substance abuse
  • Anxiety and depression

Girls and Young Women:

Our world benefits from strong females. Yet, when females manifest leadership traits, we tend to punish them for it. They walk a tightrope between likability and respect. Check out this fantastic video that illustrates the fine lines that constrict females.

Criticized as “conceited” if confident and “bossy” if leader-like, mixed societal messages leave our young women holding back their natural confidence (at best) and developing maladaptive behaviors such as:

  • Eating Disorders: 78% of girls under 17 are unhappy with their bodies
  • Girl Bullying: Catty behavior and social exclusion
  • Substance abuse
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Habits of avoiding challenges

I am a Feminist: Emma Watson to the United Nations

Let’s get our young women and men pointed in the right direction! Outstanding Youth self esteem programs for youth empower young people to express their unique gifts and benevolent power – while connecting with others – for their good and the betterment of our world.

Sponsor an Outstanding Youth empowerment program and help generations of girls and boys, young women and men, become future leaders with benevolent power and the felt capacity to be their full, remarkable selves.

These self esteem programs for youth are help even well-adjusted youth to be their biggest, brightest selves.

Bring our youth empowerment services to you. These self esteem programs for youth are for everyone, including generally well-adjusted teens and young adults.

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