27th Global

Mentoring, Coaching, and Supervision Conference

12-14 May 2021

27th Global

Mentoring, Coaching, and Supervision Conference

12-14 May 2021


Leah Black, Magda Walczak, Niyati Malhotra & Claudia Lax-Tanner

Youth coaching: a catalyst for social change with Leah Black, Magda Walczak, Niyati Malhotra, & Claudia Lax-Tanner

Theme: Other - Skills, tools, techniques and case studies

Area: Coaching

Style: Mainly Discussion

Type: Workshop

Session on 13 May 2021 14:30 UTC - View on timetable


What can we do as professional coaches to make a positive impact in this world to redesign the future? How can we share our coaching skills to inspire the leaders of tomorrow? How can coaches break down barriers and tackle oppression, discrimination, inequalities, and poverty? We believe the answer is in YOUth.

Many young people across the world enter adulthood ill-prepared for the challenges and opportunities that await them. How can this be? Why do we not value inter-personal skills as much as we do academic attainment? What can we do as coaches to make a difference in global education systems and international development that could ‘redesign the future’ for humanity? These are just a few of the thought-provoking questions we’ll present and explore with you in our workshop. As you’ll hear from the voices of youth in this exciting and engaging session, young people are crying out for life, leadership and social skills. They want and need to share their voices effectively, to be heard and to effectively lead. They strive to identify their passions to make positive global impact and to leave a legacy on this planet that redesigns a better future for themselves and generations to come.


Leah Black is a Level 7 JNC professionally-qualified youth and community practitioner and coach, who is dedicated to inspiring and empowering the next generations through mentoring, coaching, education, and training. She has 15 years’ experience working with communities and 11-25+ year olds in the UK, Ecuador, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda,, and virtually across the globe. Leah has worked in the charitable, mental health, and education sectors and has gained a lot of experience working with young people in a variety of roles and locations. She is the founder of ‘The Youth Mentor Coach’ and currently leads on Coacharya’s Youth Leadership Program. Leah strongly believes that core life and social skills should be integrated into global mainstream education to help young people in their personal and professional development. She strives to prepare future generations to be the best they can be for themselves, for others and for the world; enabling young people to feel that they belong, can lead and be heard, succeed, thrive and ‘be the change they wish to see in the world’ – Gandhi.

Magda Walczak is the CEO of Coacharya.  She is an ROI-focused marketer with global experience in both B2C and B2B businesses.  Magda’s honed her skills at startups of various stages including Atlassian, Search Party, Base CRM, Google, and PayPal.  She’s an authentic leader, passionate about gender equality.  Magda believes that coaching skills are applicable across many professions and walks of life.  At Coacharya, her mission has been to give access to coaching skills education to as many people as possible. She spearheads Coacharya’s live and pre-recorded video and podcast programs, and mobilizes the community to support these efforts through initiatives like pro-bono coaching, youth leadership and and parenting skills initiatives. In 2020 she launched Wonder Women Wednesdays, which led to her winning a Maverick of the Year Stevie award.  Her interests include cooking, travel and the outdoors.  Coacharya is an EMCC accredited individual coach/mentor training provider (EQA).

Niyati Malhotra is an economics graduate and is currently working as a technical analyst in Gurgaon, India. She is 21 years old and loves exploring her creative side. She has been heavily involved with various forms of dancing since the past 6 years and has occasionally explored other forms of art and athletics as well. She likes to spend her time dancing, traveling and baking

Claudia Lax-Tanner is a creative individual who thrives from human connection and all things ‘theatre and the arts.’ She is 22 and, since graduating, she has spent the last 10 months working on herself, learning her true potential as a young leader, and considering what more needs to be done to support our generation to reach their full potential. Claudia an open, flexible person and loves collaborating with people to get the best possible outcome.