I’ve worked with young adults for over 20 years and every time I meet with someone new, they tell me they want to learn how to _____. What is the blank? What is the skill they want to master? It doesn’t matter. Because whether it’s social, mental, emotional, academic, or career oriented, they don’t want the skill as much as they want what is behind the skill.
They want what Oxford dictionary calls “a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.”
They want… confidence. Or what I like to call… moxie.
And that’s where the name Moxie Mile originated. Moxie is the courage and knowledge gained by actually doing or living through something and Mile is the distance or journey it takes to get there.
I have a degree in Communication, been an entrepreneur all my life and worked with over a thousand young adults. I have helped them achieve big goals like acceptance to Ivy League schools and launching their first business to smaller goals like initiating conversations with peers and enjoying what can be one of the most panic inducing events in a young person’s life: Senior Prom!
Parents: I’m not a psychologist or a counselor. I’m a mentor who cares and wants to see your young adult succeed.