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Speaking to Our Teens!

“Practice self-awareness, self-evaluation, and self-improvement. If we are aware that our manners – language, behavior, and actions – are measured against our values and principles, we are able to more easily embody the philosophy, leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do.”  -Francis Hesselbein I’m Kimberly Schehrer and I’m a Teen […]

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“Practice self-awareness, self-evaluation, and self-improvement. If we are aware that our manners – language, behavior, and actions – are measured against our values and principles, we are able to more easily embody the philosophy, leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do.”  -Francis Hesselbein

I’m Kimberly Schehrer and I’m a Teen Breakthrough Expert and CEO of Academy for Independence. I specialize in leadership, education and personal development. I work closely with teens who I feel are a misunderstood group brimming with potential. I have an MA in Counseling Psychology, 3 years in a PhD program, and over 15 years of experience working with parents and teens as a Teen Breakthrough Expert, counselor, and an education specialist at schools, private institutions and within the community in Silicon Valley and beyond.  I am passionate about our next generation of leaders.

My desire is for our teens to harness their greatest Super-Power, themselves, just as they are, and up-level to unleash their full potential. 

My passion is further ignited by watching them soar in the world to create transformation within themselves and their community.  I support our teens to lead their own lives according to their values, so they stand in their voice and confidently achieve their dreams with an unstoppable mindset. I am honored to have been cited in major media. I am a podcast host of “Teens Today, Leaders Tomorrow” and a #1 international best-selling author.

I would like to spotlight my webinar, “5 Shifts from a Struggling Teen to a Successful College Student.” Following the webinar, parents receive a FREE 45-minute Breakthrough Session regarding their teen’s BIGGEST challenge.

The webinar addresses 5 significant shifts for parents to encourage and support their teen to improve their grades, raise their self-esteem, be accountable for their choices and discover effective leadership qualities. My 90-day Breakthrough Leadership System™ is a holistic program which delves deeper into each of the shifts presented in the webinar. Teens can change their situation from struggling to a thriving leader with the tips in the webinar and the in-depth approach of the Breakthrough Leadership System™.

Share Something You have overcome!

For me, my story starts when I was 7 years old.

My teacher, “Ms. C” randomly says, “Kimberly, stand in front of class and show everyone your red birthmark on your hand.” As I walk to the front of class, my eyes well up with tears as my classmates are standing in line to get a closer look.” I feel like a freak. Additionally, I am not doing well in school because I have difficulty with reading and math while my older brother is excelling in school and is on the honor roll. I create this story that I am unlovable, I am stupid, and I am not good enough even though I am a good kid from a good neighborhood with supportive parents.

These beliefs are instilled throughout high school as my grades slip, my self-esteem plummets, and I fiercely rebel against my parents. When I enter college, I decided that I am going to become an achiever who goes out to prove that she is good enough and to prove that I can get on the honor roll, just like my brother, and get positive attention from my teachers and parents. Indeed, I changed things around in college by achieving honor roll status and I earned my way into graduate school. As aforementioned, I believe any teen can turn their situation around too.

I am reaching my goals of writing my own book, launching a podcast titled, “Teens Today, Leaders Tomorrow, and launching a new 90-day program for teens called, “The Breakthrough Leadership System™.”  I would like to empower 1,000 teens to step into the power of leadership by December 2019.

FREE Facebook Group – Parents Empowering Teens to Achieve Their Dreams https://www.facebook.com/groups/2285499885030448/

Email: [email protected]

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