Meeting Students Where They’re At: Transformative Strategies to Support and Engage Today’s Youth with Dr Tori Ellis | Season 2: Episode 9

In this episode, I am joined by the fabulous Dr. Tori Ellis, a Transformational Life and Business Coach and author based in New York City. I had the pleasure of asking Dr. Ellis some thought-provoking questions about her work and insights about her unique approach to working with young people, individuals and organisations, blending the worlds of hip-hop and positive psychology to create a lasting impact within schools, communities and businesses. 

In this episode, we cover:

  • The benefits and transformations that can be seen from introducing a dedicated youth program in schools
  • The importance of community in shaping young people’s lives
  • Common challenges young people are facing or struggling to overcome in their lives and in learning
  • How involving, relating to and listening to young people can help them overcome some of those challenges
  • What educators can do to ensure they show up authentically so they can truly connect with their students 
  • The importance of filling your cup first before pouring into others as an educator
  • Strategies to help educators support their wellbeing from a positive psychology standpoint

About Dr. Tori Ellis

Dr. Tori Ellis is a Transformational Life and Business Coach with a mission to empower and guide others in education and the workplace. 

With over 7 years of educational management experience, she now coaches using innovative techniques to drive personal and organizational development for individuals and businesses to excel at their highest capacity.

Tori additionally focuses on wellness, positive psychology, and entrepreneurship, showcased in her Best-Selling book “The Sound of Business: Seeing Entrepreneurship through Hip Hop.” Tori shares impactful stories to inspire children and young people worldwide, encouraging them to pursue their passions in various life aspects. 

She has a background in Psychology and Criminal Justice, a Masters in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and a PsyD. in Human and Organizational Psychology.

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Thank you so much for listening. I’m so honoured that you’re here and would be so grateful if you could leave me a review on Apple Podcasts or on your preferred podcast app, that way we can inspire and educate even more people together.

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