Conscious Young People

Young people are our future leaders. We need to invest in them because employment is changing daily.

Technology is developing faster than people can keep up with – and will be able to replace most physical and mental work. In order for people to thrive, we need to ensure they develop uniquely human abilities, from young. Research has shown that interpersonal and higher-order cognitive skills are likely to be crucial.

There is more and more evidence of the importance of social skills and their relationship to success in later life. Businesses are making more effort to focus on attributes and skills.

When interviewed, 97% of teachers saw life skills as important, or more important than academic qualifications. It is critical that we empower young people by helping them develop the skills that our research shows will be important to their future success.

At Conscious Connections, we believe in doing just that.

We provide coaching and counselling for young people (school age through to internship programme level). Using The GC Index® and Young People Index® we believe in focusing on Future Impact.

Knowing who you are and how you can make an impact and contribution in your life is one of the most important things you need to know. With a wealth of experience, passion and skills, we have programmes designed to help you discover more about yourself and reach your future potential.

Using The Young People Index®, a revolutionary online assessment, we are transforming young people’s lives and enabling educationalists to identify and nurture the key talents of young people; the leaders and workforce of the future. 

The results from the assessment empower young people by highlighting their natural preferences and inclinations in terms of how they contribute to a team, organisation, project or role and thus boost confidence and self-awareness. 

Our Impact Programmes were developed to help institutions embed the key learning insights an outcomes of the index profiles of their students. These series of online and onsite programmes help deliver a sustainable and comprehensive career framework.

To maximise the impact of the programmes, these can be run as a series of workshops, or as stand alone workshops, delivered throughout the year. 

The Young People Index®

How do you know where you can make your biggest impact?

By taking the assessment, we can see a young persons natural motivations and preferences when working in a team. This instantly raises self awareness and confidence in their strengths.

To know what value you can add to a classroom, society or organisation, it is crucial that every young person is aware of their own individual strengths and skills. Not only is this important for self-esteem and the contribution that they can make to society, but it also enables them to make more informed choices about their future. 

Staff members of schools, colleges, universities, youth organisations, internship programmes and sports teams are finding that The Young People Index® can considerably improve the performance and engagement of young people.

What this tool does, is it increases the knowledge of people who work with young people about them as individuals and aids in the understanding of the contributions each young person can make, or has the potential to make.  

This knowledge and understanding can be used to:

  • develop questioning skills
  • adapt teaching and communication methods
  • analyse group dynamics
  • create more impactful groupings
  • boost confidence in young people
  • increase rapport. 

Helen Riveiro – Founder of the Young People’s Index



How can you nurture your future talent and help the next generation of employees and potential leaders?

The future for young people is fraught with uncertainty with forecasters predicting that 60% of the jobs young people will perform do not yet exist. Very few educational institutions are offering a solution to this dilemma facing our businesses and economy, so how can you help prepare young people for their future?

Conscious Connections offers an Innovative Conscious Career Day where students get the opportunity to explore their individual strengths and contributions when working in a team, using The Young People Index® tool, as well as exploring their unique leadership approach and values.

Students and business leaders will also have the opportunity to network with each other, speed dating style, and discuss potential opportunities and required skills for the future on entering business.

Business owners will get the chance to nurture future talent, talk about their individual businesses and discuss what ‘organisational fit’ and ‘culture’ is for them and why this is important. This should improve the chances of finding the right young people and retaining them.

Research shows that a young person who has 4 or more encounters with an employer is 86% less likely to be unemployed or not in education or training, and can earn up to 18% more during their career (Careers & Enterprise Company, 2018).

Preparing young people for the future in a way that motivates them to aim high, achieve good results and gives them a clear direction in their lives, must be a priority for the coming years.

Our innovative Conscious Career Day will provide far more opportunities for inter-activity with the students than regular Careers Day events. We believe this is an important way forward in preparing young people for a future workd world that has become difficult to predict.

For more information on how to get us to run an Conscious Career Day at your organisation, email

Firms think careers advice should include workplace experiences (64%), encounters with employers and employees (62%), and link curriculum learning to careers (45%).