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Posted: Apr 4, 2007, 09:21

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Guy Dumas, Founder

Balance Rock is a personal coaching program aimed at serving teens and young adults while they are working through transitions in life such as returning home from a therapeutic school or program or stepping into life after completing college. Balance Rock can also serve parents.

Guy Dumas, the founder of Balance Rock, is a West Point graduate and former Army Ranger. Working with teens through wilderness therapy in programs and schools since 1996, Guy defines coaching as an "ongoing professional relationship that helps people produce extraordinary results" in life. Coaching helps clients develop an understanding of where they are now and helps clarify what they are willing to do to get to where they want to be in the future.

Through conversations - usually by phone - on a regular basis, Guy can help a teen develop individualized strategies for success in overcoming the constant challenges he or she will face outside the safe environment of treatment. The right candidate for coaching needs to be: ready to take responsibility for his or her actions, ready to begin preparing for adult life and excited about moving forward. In addition, the program can assist parents in developing awareness and authenticity - building blocks to better parenting skills.

Finally, Balance Rock Coaching offers a complementary phone session to assess.

(The material for this New Perspectives was taken from their web site and complied by our Research
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