Prior to its official founding, Encouraging Teens was the passion and brain-child of Desiree Panlilio. As a former nurse, medical manager, and spousal mentor at the U.S. Navy’s Command Leadership School in Newport, RI, Desiree honed the skills needed for her future role as a mother and community leader. It was through her own teen-rearing experiences that she began developing the tools and communicative framework that would be employed in Encouraging Teens’ effective seminars.
After receiving a master’s in Human Services Counseling with a focus in life coaching, Desiree began sharing her knowledge through social collaborations and platforms for the sole benefit of thousands of viewers and readers. Through her success in the digital space, she saw the need for a more robust approach that could create better access to her coaching and practice methods, while creating community with other teens.
Today, Encouraging Teens offers several avenues for teens to discover where they are, who they want to be, and how they’d like their future to look.
Through dynamic and interactive seminars, one-on-one coaching or group coaching, and community-structured “pods,” both teens and parents acquire and develop better communication skills. Through better communication we can increase mutual respect, foster collaboration and, most importantly, build their relationship–and their relationships with others.