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Sarah Newton

Sarah Newton is an author, speaker, consultant and media expert committed to helping young people create the mindset, determination, commitment and motivation it takes to become a high achiever. She has worked with and transformed some of the most difficult and apathetic young people and regularly appears in the media, giving her expert opinion.

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About Sarah Newton

Sarah Newton has a natural flair and pragmatic approach to resolving issues, whilst always being diligent in developing her professional skills. She has a no-nonsense, down-to-earth approach to solving most youth-associated problems, based on tactics that work, not rhetoric out of a book. She can often be found wearing a superhero cape, talking about ‘The Hunger Games’ and using the metaphor of story to get her message across.

Biography

Sarah Newton has an ability to raise the expectations and aspirations of all the young people with whom she comes into contact and works tirelessly to support young people to plan futures that propel them forward. She has shared her wisdom with millions who have tuned into her TV and radio shows, followed her writing and listened to her thought-provoking talks.  Hailed as “The Supernanny for Teens” by TV Times, Sarah has worked in this field now for over 19 years of her life. And her results are impressive; over 90% of students she works with increase one grade in at least three subjects, for example. She has been featured on most UK TV channels (with one of her programmes watched by 1 in 4 of the UK population), hosted her own TV series (which has aired in America, Australia, New Zealand, Poland and Scandinavia), been involved with campaigns for such companies as MTV, Paramount and the BBC, and has sat on future thought panels for ITV.  Her holistic and innovative approaches have been used in schools, organisations, and homes to bridge the generation gap, and her wisdom is often sought by marketing companies and youth brands, trying to understand their audience.  Sarah Newton is the author of ‘Help! My Teenager is An Alien – the everyday guide for Parents’, and ‘The Teen Years – Don’t get mad; get through it’ – A parent’s guide to surviving the teenage years without tearing your hair out. She has also worked on a youth novel with her daughter, which is all very exciting.

Sarah has been professionally trained through Coach U, Comprehensive Coaching UK, and was the first UK graduate of the Academy of Family Coach Training. She is a certified Reality Therapist, she combines this knowledge with her experience as a police officer, all mixed together with equal parts of sensitivity, wonder, common sense, and humour to touch people’s lives.   She loves ‘Heroes and Heroines’, slays dragons often, loves cakes and has a huge shoe collection.  Sarah Newton lives happily in Northampton, England with her two daughters Bronte (18) and Freya (14), her husband and a menagerie of animals.

A seasoned, well-respected speaker with over 20 years of experience in front of a variety of audiences. First teen coach in the UK to appear on TV along with her own TV series which aired in America, Australia, New Zealand, Poland and Scandinavia.  Her Book, “Help! My Teenager is an Alien – the everyday situation guide for parents,” has now been translated into Polish and Chinese. Her book was also named in “The 10 best guides to teens” in The Telegraph.  Named the UK’s Top Teen Coach, The Family Peacemaker, and The Supernanny for Teens and The Grade Maker by the press and her clients.  Appearing on over 80 Radio Shows, 10 TV stations and over 60 newspaper articles, including full features on her work in The Telegraph, The Times and The Mirror. Consulting with MTV, Paramount, ITV, NCS and BBC.

Speech Topics

Speeches, Workshops and Seminars

Parenting the Future – Tips for raising the next generation.
Don’t be fooled, this generation is different. They are the first generation to know more than their parents, the first generation to know nothing but technology and that is not only changing the way they communicate but the way that they think, their expectations for the family and furthermore, their brains.

“Help! My Teenager is an Alien”
It was all so easy in the beginning. There you were with your tiny bundle of joy, looking forward to their first word, first steps and first day at school. It wasn’t until their teens that you began to wonder where it all went wrong. Suddenly your child is transformed into a sulky and disobedient teenager, whose only means of communication consists of grunts and door slamming.
Why Children don’t talk and Parent’s don’t listen.

Talks for Companies/Organisations
What teenagers can teach big business
What can we learn from teenagers? What could they possible know about improving workplace relationships? Well, with their simple and down-to-earth approach to life, a lot. Join Sarah as she guides you through some teen wisdom that could change your workplace relationships.

Generation 2.0 – How do we connect and engage a generation that we don’t understand?
What excites and motivates our generation of Young People? How do you connect, engage and motivate a generation that are so different to us? How do companies and organisations recruit and retain youth and furthermore, how can they make them effective and efficient?

Youthology – Marketing to Generation Y.
Marketing to modern day youth for most can be a mystery. While they may be the most connected generation ever, they are also the most discerning and getting through to them in a cluttered marketplace can be a real challenge. How do you reach them?

FOR PARENTS
Motivating children to be their best
Every parent wants their child to be their best, to reach their full potential. We are so scared of our children failing or not making it that we go out of our way to support them with extra tutors, extra-curricular activities and a host of other things. Motivating our children is one of the most important and yet most challenging things that we do as parents.
What can we do to ensure our child has the best possible start?
During this seminar you will learn:
1. How to set your child up for success.
2. How to parent through the different stages to ensure that your child reaches their full potential.
3. How to motivate for your child’s personality, so you always get it right.
4. Critical success factors that parents need to be aware of, and tools and techniques to use in your home right away.
Parents will leave with strategies and techniques that they can use practically, in the real world, to support their child in realising their full potential.

Blame my Brain
Ever wondered why teenagers sleep until noon, suddenly seem to do really stupid things, snap at their parents and show little interest in homework? Maybe it isn’t because they are difficult or have no respect; maybe their brain is to blame.
In this informative seminar people will learn
• The changes taking place in the teenage brain and how they affect teenager’s’ emotions and decision-making.
• Why the teenage brain makes them more susceptible to risk-taking and what to do about it
• How sleep is the crucial link in youth success; the challenges that the teen brain is having with sleep.
• How you can support young people to navigate the changes and get through pretty much unscathed.
Parents will leave with knowledge and tricks to support them through this challenging time.

Help! My teenager is an Alien
It was all so easy in the beginning. There you were with your tiny bundle of joy, looking forward to their first word, first steps and first day at school. You felt proud and privileged to be a parent, and it wasn’t until their teens that you began to wonder where it all went wrong. Suddenly your child is transformed into a sulky and disobedient teenager, whose only means of communication consists of grunts and door slamming.
During this seminar Sarah will show parents:
• How to transition to the teen years and change your parenting to change the situation.
• How to break down barriers with your teenager and reach a new level of understanding.
• Tactics and techniques that will get you what you want without starting World War III!
Parents will leave with:
1.Knowledge of the transition to the teen years and how it affects them as parents.
2. Methods and techniques they can use at home.
3. A new understanding of their teen ‘alien’.

THIS SEMINAR WILL ALSO SUPPORT PARENTS AS THEY PREPARE FOR THE TEENAGE YEARS
What Teens want from Parents
Wouldn’t it be easy if ,as parents, we knew how to get through to our teens in a way that worked?
Wouldn’t it be easier if you could get the inside scope for your teenager on how to make them behave better?
Well, now you can. Sarah Newton has been asking young people what they want for the last15 years, what they need from their parents, so homes can be harmonious. And you will be surprised at what they said; they didn’t just say, “Money!”
In this seminar Sarah will share with you:
• The eight secrets of parenting from the teen perspective.
• How to talk so that your teen will listen.
• How to set boundaries so that everyone gets what they want.
Parents will leave this seminar with:
1. A set of guidelines that they can implement in their homes.
2. A framework to use when negotiating with their teenager.
3. An understanding of what their teenager needs to create a harmonious home.

21st Century Girls; “Raising responsible daughters for the future”.
Don’t be fooled, girls nowadays are different. Technology and modern youth culture is not only
changing the way they communicate but the way that they think, their expectations for the family and furthermore, their brains. Sometimes it can feel as if we parents are adrift in a strange world we don’t understand. Is their new-found virtual freedom allowing them to lead lives with little or no consequence, apart from meaningless relationships and a distorted view of reality? What effect is all this having on the traditional family unit and how do we find a healthy balance to ensure we raise the next generation effectively? Children of today are being subjected to many more influences than in the past – some good, some bad. This seminar seeks to help families build on the good ones and overcome the bad ones.
In this seminar you will learn:
• How to transition to the teen years and change your parenting to change the situation.
• How to break down barriers with your teenager and reach a new level of understanding.
• The changes that have taken place and are still taking place in youth culture, in particular those that are affecting family life and the ways in which our children are developing.
• The common modern-day problems around teenagers and technology, and how we can successfully raise girls in the 21st century.
• Navigating the minefield of youth friendships and how parents can support their daughters through often challenging times, while maintaining a sense of perspective.
Parents will leave with some new parenting ideas and strategies to use immediately in their homes.

A Message from the Future…….WHAT TO DO NOW SO YOU DON’T PAY LATER
Preparing for YOUR 21st Century Teen
Are you, like most parents, looking towards the teen years with dread? Everyone is full of scare stories about the teenagers and the advice seems to boil down to, “Lock them in their room until they are 21!”. Are you resigned to the teen years being awful?
But what if you had a crystal ball, what if you could see into the future and see where you and your child were heading? What if, by looking into this crystal ball, you could see what you may be doing wrong? Now that will have a big impact later, surely you would want to look…
What if you could figure out what to do now so you don’t pay later?
Well now you can, we are giving the gift of foresight.
During this seminar Sarah will:
• fast forward parents to the teen years and show them how what they do now has impact the later teen years.
• Walk through the common problems that can escalate during the teen years and show parents how to avoid them.
• Show parents that by putting a few systems, agreements and points of guidance in place, most of the teenage problems could have been avoided.
• Give parents hope that the teen years can be enjoyable.
Parents will leave with:
1. Knowledge of the transition to the teen years and how it affects them as parents.
2. Methods and techniques they can use at home now to make this transition smoother.
3. How to train their children to accept and stick to agreements and negotiate in a way that is a win for everyone.

FOR TEENAGERS
Increase grades, Improve study technique and decrease stress.
The pressure for students to achieve and do their best is real; what they do now will most definitely have an impact on their choices and options. Isn’t it about time your students had a reality check and some great resources to help them do better at school?
In this presentation or workshop Sarah will:
1. Show students why exam results really do matter
2. Help student make the choice to success.
3. Show students how to make studying easier and more fun
4. Show them how to use, organise and implement a study system that works for them
5. Help them relieve stress and prepare themselves for the exams
Students will leave with practical, useable knowledge that they can use immediately in the school environment
THIS PRESENTATION CAN ALSO BE DELIVERED TO PARENTS.

Friend or frenemy?
Navigating the minefield of youth friendships can often be a challenging times. How do young people maintain a sense of perspective while also making friends and having a good and reliable social circle?
In this presentation Sarah will:
1. Introduce students to the different kind of friends and give them tips on how to communicate
and get along with them
2. Teach them the difference between a friend and a ‘frenemy’
3. Help them understand their unique friendship type
4. Give them strategies and tips to deal with friendship conflicts.
Students will leave with a clear sense of how to navigate the somewhat choppy waters of youth friendships, a clear system to support them in recognising who will and who will not be a good friend, and know what to do when it all starts going wrong.

Dare to be Different
Dare to be Different is a presentation that encourages teens to be brave, step outside their comfort zone and do what they really want in life. After years of working with gifted and talented teens, Sarah knows all the pitfalls, why teens feel unable to shine and what can go wrong.
Students will learn:
1. What is talent, how is it defined and what really is it?
2. Discover their individual unique talents
3. Look at how they can use these talents more effectively in the school and home environment
4. How to deal with negative feedback and how to keep going when the going gets tough.
5. How to reach for the stars band keep your feet on the ground.
Students will leave knowing what they are talented in, how to use it and how to keep going despite challenges.

Blame my Brain
Ever wondered why you sleep until noon, suddenly seem to do really stupid things, snap at your parents and have little interest in homework? Maybe it isn’t because you are difficult or have no respect; maybe your brain is to blame.
In this informative seminar students will learn
• The changes taking place in the teenage brain and how they affect their emotions and decision-making.
• Why the teenage brain makes them more susceptible to risk-taking and what to do about it
• How sleep is the crucial link in youth success; the challenges that the teen brain is having with sleep.
• How they can navigate the changes and get through pretty much unscathed.
Parents will leave with knowledge and tricks to support them through this challenging time.

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Testimonials

"Thank you for your fascinating lecture. The audience responded very positively to what you said and lots of discussion came from your talk to do with the nature of being on a threshold and what that means to them. I think you hit a nerve and I would like to applaud your willingness to offer something a bit different."

Monkton School

"Thank you very much for coming to our Year 9 SATs preparation evening yesterday and providing us and the parents with such an interesting and informative programme. I am sure that the advice and suggestions will greatly benefit our pupils in their forthcoming SATs examination in May this year."

Hazeley School

"Sarah was extremely professional in her approach, treating our students as young adults from day one. She worked with them through a wide number of barriers in an extremely informal, yet often quite entertaining way. The sessions involved discussion around personal motivators, personal blockers, perception, coaching, discipline, revision techniques, learning styles and personally design of revision timetabling."

Hinchey Wood School

"Lovely to see you again on Saturday and thank you for giving such an honest and insightful talk to our parents. I know you have definitely given them food for thought. Thank you once again and hopefully we can get you back to talk to the girls in the near future."

Queen Anne School

"Thank you for the talk you gave us on Saturday. I found it very informative and thought-provoking."

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