About The Life Coach

A mental health space for children & young people in and around Gloucestershire

Welcome to The Life Coach! My name is Tom Hoskins and for anybody that doesnโ€™t know me, I am the owner of Chance is Change! The Life Coach will allow me to travel around Gloucestershire and provide a safe space on wheels to my students, providing a safe, fun & positive environment!


Helping to inspire & change lives for over 13 years

Hear the stories of some of our courageous students whose lives have been changed through Chance is Change and The Life Coach.

Gracie’s Story ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

3 years ago we were recommended to work with a young person who had been a school refuser for 2 years previous the date of our first meet. She was extremely anxious and found it very hard to manage her emotions and school was a huge fear and her anxiety was affecting her life.

We used our positive approach and we created a positive pathway for her to use. In 5 weeks we managed to get her back in school for an hour a day! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ ๐Ÿ“ˆ

๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—น ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€๐Ÿ˜ง….

She went from doing an hour a day to 2 hours, then to 3, then from 3 to 4 and then for a full dayโ€ผ๏ธ This was incredible progress and we was all so proud of her! ๐ŸŒŸ

Now it was time to work on her getting back into lesson๐Ÿคญ we used our same approach and fast forward 2 years, she is now doing a whole day and attending all lesson every day! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ“ˆ

It doesnโ€™t stop there โœ‹

๐—” ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ

Gracie finished School today with 100% attendance, and manage to achieve 7’s and 8’s in her subjects๐Ÿ”ฅ I am extremely proud of the person that Gracie has become, this couldnโ€™t of happened without the schools help and I thank Barnwood Park School so much for support they have given to Gracie!

Below is a short piece from a parents perspective of one of my students I have been working with who struggles with his anxiety ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

We first met Tom almost 2 years ago, my son started suffering with anxiety and panic attacks, it was a struggle to even get him in the car to get to school, when at school he wouldnโ€™t get out the car! He would only manage to stay for one or two lesson before thinking he wasnโ€™t able to manage anymore of his school day.

Tom saw us one day struggling to console my son as he was having an anxiety attack to get out of the car, tom took over and managed to get my son out the car and into school, from then they have struck up a relationship and over the 2 years Tom has shown my son a lot of strategies and ways of dealing with his anxiety.

With thanks to Tom, my son now gets out of the car a lot calmer, he has managed to stay in school longer, he has managed to go from staying in school for only the first one or two lessons to managing at times a full day!! Not only has Tom helped my son in school, with his patients, understanding and his connection with Him ,Tom has helped him with his social life as well, with being able to apply his strategies and help from Tom, my son has managed to go to football stadiums and days out to just coming back from a two weeks holidays in Crete!!

As a family we are so grateful to Tom and chance is change for the help he has given my son and honestly donโ€™t know how we would have managed if we hadnโ€™t had met Tom that day at school, my son feels he has met not only someone willing to help and understand him, but also a friend and someone he can trust, which is really important for now and his future.

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