Become a Life Coach

Life Coaching for local young people. What’s this project about?

Grit Charity and The Harrow Club, in partnership with three local schools (All Saints, Chelsea Academy & KAA) are delivering a personal development programme for their Year 9 students. We have opportunities for volunteers to coach and support students to make the most of their education, developing their skills and talents for the future.

You will be joining the programme in it’s second year, with the added value of working alongside volunteers who have already delivered the programme and with the learning outcomes from the 25 young people supported previously.

What will I get for my time?

  • Participation in the Grit Life Coach training designed and delivered by some of the best trainers in the field of personal and professional development.
  • Having the experience and satisfaction of directly coaching a student and witnessing their development.
  • Improved leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills – increasing effectiveness at work and in relationships with family and friends.
  • A better understanding of young people and issues affecting their lives.


Intensive Volunteer Training –

Weekend of 3rd & 4th of February 2024 (9am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday)

Lunch and Refreshments Provided


The type of volunteer we need

You do not need any specific skills or previous experience to be a life coach with Grit. We are looking for adults who want to make a difference and have the enthusiasm, commitment, and time to make it happen.

Having experience with young people would be advantage but by no means a necessity. Many previous Life Coaches have had no previous experience but have been very successful in working with the young people.

We will need the following:

  • You are aged 21+
  • Be able commit to coaching a young person, fortnightly, face to face, for 6 months, between February and July 2024 (arrangements can be made for holidays
  • Undergo an Enhanced DBS check and undertake the online Introduction to Safeguarding Training


This all takes place in Kensington & Chelsea

Training will take place at the Harrow Club in North Kensington with  1-2-1 coaching sessions at the schools

Apply Now!

Please complete the form below to register your interest:

Microsoft Form

If you have any questions please contact Diane –

Deadline for applications is Friday 26th January 



“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity Grit created for me to become a life coach and to support a student at a pivotal time in their life. I had both the pleasure of imparting my lived and learnt experiences through the Grit approach and watching this young man grow both in confidence and in aspirations and also I realised I was growing my own outlook on life and how I can make a meaningful difference in the community where I live.” –

“With Grit I feel like a member of a new family. You know there is an open mindedness. It’s a family that understands the journey you are about to go on and my life coach become a true mentor and supporter for me. They did a lot of listening and asking questions that enabled me to understand where I am and where I wanted to get to.”

“I’m always looking for solutions to the dilemmas of working with young people where the usual behavioural and support strategies are just not cutting it. When I first met Grit, I saw the opportunity for young people and staff to really change who they were and how they were defining themselves. I saw a chance to change the conversations they were having so they could be the best version of themselves. I saw a different way of working with young people in school.”

“Grit changes the way people think, how they relate to each other. It changes the way people believe in each other, how they believe in themselves.”