Become a

Pediatric Life Coach

As life coaches, we inspire, celebrate, and help change the chatter into empowerment of children’s unique selves. We learn the stages of development and how to teach children new tools to embrace their uniqueness.


We are unique because of our founder’s desire to help adolescents on more than just a One on One basis. We use the very mindfulness techniques Alicia Birong has developed over her 30 years working with children of all ages. We work closely with our clients to create powerful tools so they can be strong adults no matter what issues arise throughout their lives.

The Pediatric Life Coach Certification Program is for:

  • Moms who want to understand their children better and help them navigate the challenges of adolescence and their teen years

  • Licensed professionals who already work with children and desire to expand their practices

  • Coaches and mentors who want to learn to work better with children

  • Leaders of children’s groups, camps, clubs or ministry’s who desire to strengthen their skill sets

  • Administrators in educational setting who understand the importance of using coaching practices when working with children

Life coaching helps our children get from where they are to where they want to be, happier, healthier and more resilient.  

Alicia uses real life examples and situations in her teachings, making the topics relatable and interesting. Since completing my certification, Alicia continues to check in, mentor and give feedback. Her support is genuine and her passion for coaching and mentoring is undeniable.

Patti Noble

The program was very thorough and the content was very educational and informative. I feel fortunate to learn from an experienced teacher, speaker, and coach with over 20 years of experience. Alicia has helped me launch my coaching business and she really cares for her students. She is still there for me if I need advice or assistance months later. I highly recommend her program.

Tanya Berkebile

Learning from Alicia gave me an inside to being a Life coach which identify with my goals as a coach

Coaching helps children recognize the negative chatter in their minds and change it.  Through the life coaching process, children learn to accept who they are and embrace themselves NOW! 

Our program works whether you currently work with children or not.  If you are a school or after-school program; summer camp or mid-year program; for-profit or non-profit organization.

Pediatric life coach certification curriculum

Hands-on Internships & Apprenticeships are available and recommended upon completion of the program.

Session 1

Development and Assumptions about Children Related to Mindfulness

Session 2

Understanding Children from 5-21

Session 3

Learning to Tell Your Story and Others to Help children

Session 4

Life Coaching as a Mindfulness Change Coach

Session 5

Coaching Children Different from Adults Working with Families

Session 6

Starting Your Business & Using Chatter Girls to Grow 

Some of the additional topics we will cover in the program include:

Friendship, Mean Girls and Bullying  •  Organization and Time Management  •  Communication Skills  •  Stress Management  •  Family Conflict  •  Anxiety and Overwhelm  •  Body Image  •  Self-Esteem and Confidence  •  Social Media and Screen Engagement  •  Resilience and Grit

Meet Our


Alicia Marcos Birong is the founder and owner of Guided Choices and ChatterGirls. She is a speaker, trainer, counselor, and life coach.  

Alicia became interested in the transformative abilities of people and her special skills to help them, while she was executive director for a halfway house for women. Alicia continued her education and completed a Master of Counseling degree, while she was a youth minister in parish, diocesan and national positions. She was a recipient of the McHenry County Hero’s Award, given to residents who have made a marked contribution to their community. She is traveling the country speaking for many different organizations, parents and children’s groups she continues to build national and international organizations.

More recently, Alicia has been a trainer in both fields and was the director of a hypnotherapy school that offered an exclusive children hypnosis component that she designed. She is a pioneer in the field of children mindfulness and has developed techniques that she uses and trains others.

Alicia has grown ChatterGirls locally and nationally. This was created for 8-14 year old girls to create and establish a solid foundation for self- empowerment to carry them through their teenage years and beyond into adulthood. This program goes beyond the limits and boundaries of the normal public education system to assist young girls in developing life skills for becoming confident, strong young women. ChatterGirls is about Celebrating, Happy, Aspiring, Truthful, Thoughtful, Empower, Responsible Girls. And we want to spread the CHATTER to more girls. She is also the author of Changing the Chatter: Help Your Daughter Look Beyond the Mirror for Self-Esteem.

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6pm – 9pm CT

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Session 1: Development and Assumptions about Children Related to Mindfulness

Session 2: Understanding Children from 5-21

Session 3: Learning to Tell Your Story and Others to Help children

Session 4: Life Coaching as a Mindfulness Change Coach

Session 5: Coaching Children Different from Adults Working with Families

Session 6: Starting Your Business & Using Chatter Girls to Grow