Roberta Harris Toronto, Ontario
Life Coach, Family Coach
Workshop Facilitator, ACSTH
I coach youth & adults looking to discover or develop their innate inner strengths (as in virtues) & outer strengths (as in talents). Do you struggle with knowing there is something "greater" in you to offer in life & not knowing how to access or develop it? Using experiential coaching techniques, I make the coaching experience fun while revealing the best qualities inside you.
I also offer an interactive workshop called "Discovering your Character Strengths". This program uses art, music, games, nature awareness & mindfulness to enable clients to KNOW their strengths, in the learning style that works for them. Every single one of us has intrinsic inner & outer qualities to help us cope positively in life. My passion is to help others realize this! My background is as a trauma specialist. For 20+ years I founded & ran a successful company. My company provided custom rehabilitation of severe skin injury. As CEO I facilitated a very hands on approach, coaching each patient individually, playing an active role in their physical & emotional recovery. In working with many ages & diverse peoples I honed the skills to empathize & view healing from their perspective, which taught me how to be a better coach. I’ve completed the ICF accredited Kids Coaching Connection, life coaching course. I’ve mentored kids leading youth clubs, nature camps, been an outdoor education facilitator & always had a youth in need of guidance on staff in my company.
I truly believe life is magical. When we engage our inner strengths, we turn negatives into positives, changing our entire outlook on situations that previously challenged us. Knowing our outer strengths gives us a breath of fresh air, a positive outlet for stress relief & a way to express our gifts. My clients tell me they feel a growing awareness of their self worth, at any age! This is the foundation for true happiness.
I've coached "kids" ages 6-75! I would love the opportunity to explore this with you or your child.
9 reviews (5.0)
This workshop made me look deeper into myself and ways I can change myself.Valerie, age 10
The Strengths Coaching workshop was an amazing session. I’ve been able to remember some of my inner strengths which made me happier.Olga, teen
I feel much more calm than before. I liked the quotes in the woods. I think the workshop is great the way it is.Alexandra, age 11
I feel much better after this program. What I like is how I'm free to say what I feel. I don't think the program needs improving. I think it was perfect!Alexi, Age 10
"Acknowledging our inner strengths is a very positive experience and it's nice to remember that. To learn to act based on inner strengths is an important step in bringing more positivity to the world." Thank youLia, Age 12
I talk with you on Thursdays and every single Friday wish it was Thursday again so I could talk to you.Nicole, Age 9
"I participated in Roberta's Finding Your Strengths workshop with two of my children. There were other children there as well and regardless of the age differences Roberta got us all feeling relaxed and excited about the topic with colourful props like 'finding your strengths cards'. Roberta included us all into fun interactive games and activities through different coaching methods that guided us to think outside the box. She had great tools to figure what draws us closer to our truth and I was so happy to hear my children open up about their thoughts and ideas how they view themselves. Roberta handled the group wonderfully and was able to manage few tantrums like a pro. I would definitely recommend this workshop to others, children and adults, and I truly liked the bonding I felt with my kids during the coaching program."Riikka Wilson, Parent, Toronto, Ontario
"Thank you, Roberta for the time you’ve spent coaching my son. The sessions and advice you provided have helped him gain life skills, self-confidence, self-esteem and independence. We are so happy to have you as our son’s Kid Coach. You’ve helped him think and learn during every step of the way, to organize, achieve and accomplish his goals. We have seen a change in his academic and social skills too, which will help him in the future with his career. Thank you again and keep up the good work!"Minnie Chow, Parent, Markham, Ontario
"We are grateful for the opportunity to work with and learn from Roberta Harris. Roberta has a genuine passion for empowering children and helping them to understand the true strengths that they have to contribute to this world. One of her own inherent gifts is the ability to connect with others and to make them see what makes them special. There are so many pressures on young people today and so often we hear the negative dialogue and self-talk kids have about themselves. Roberta is providing a service that is so desperately needed and delivers it in a way that effectively reaches those who need it most."Amanda Dervaitis, Principal, Toronto Ontario