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Wandering Traveler

You can’t prepare the road for the person.

You can only prepare the person for the road.


Preparing Young People for Modern Life

Life Coaching, Mentoring and Crisis Support for Teenagers and Young Adults 

What We Do

Life Coaching, Mentoring & Crisis Support.


Building Confidence, Self-esteem & Resilience. 


Teaching Success in Well-being, Home-Life, Practical Skills, Social Skills, Travel & Finance.

For Teenagers and Young Adults in London, Cambridge, Brighton & Hove

At VIP Coaching and Mentoring, we help teenagers and young adults to master the life skills needed to find their own way.

We prepare young people for independence outside of the family home. 

Designed for private households, our programmes focus on developing the practical skills and confidence for teenagers to overcome any situation on their own – and transform themselves into modern adults.

We teach success in six areas:


Feelings of wellbeing are fundamental to the overall health on an individual. Wellbeing is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing.  It includes having high life satisfaction, a sense of meaning or purpose and the ability to manage stress.  Common areas for development include improving resilience, self-confidence, anger management skills and self-esteem.

Home Life

Manage time productively, organize school work, keep up with household tasks such as cleaning and laundry, carry out property maintenance and repairs, plan and cook healthy meals, learn essential administration skills and manage screen time!


Learn how to use public transport, explore a city safely, plan a trip abroad, pack an overnight bag, read a map, learn basic orienteering and make contingency plans.


Practical Skills

Develop a fitness routine and learn practical skills such as self-defence, first aid, campsite and survival techniques, interview skills, car maintenance and more.


Social Skills

Improve conversation skills and interview techniques, understand friendships, make friends in new situations, diffuse conflict, read body language, effectively manage feelings such as anger, anxiety or impulses.


Understand how to manage money, create a monthly budget, open a new bank account, learn how much things cost and improve awareness of everyday spending.

Five Happy Chidren on a Wall
Instead of buying your children all the things you never had, you should teach them all the things you were never taught.

Material wears out but knowledge stays.
– Bruce Lee.
Our Coaching Team

Kevin Gallagher

Founder of VIP Coaching and Mentoring

Operating in London, Brighton & Hove

Born in Cambridge, England, Kevin has worked with young people all over the world. His clients include those of high and even ultra-high net worth as well as those of celebrity status and members of royal families. Before VIP Coaching and Mentoring, Kevin mentored teenagers in residential care homes, schools and a military college. He has over 15 years’ experience working with teenagers, young people and families.


Kevin holds the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 5 qualifications in Coaching, Mentoring, Leadership and Management.  He spent seven years as a Combat Medic in The British Army Reserve and served on the frontline in Afghanistan. He and has additional skills and qualifications associated with working with young people, as well as his military career.

 Connect with Kevin on LinkedIn.

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Operating in Cambridge and London

Steph has 4 years of Level 4 Counselling Training under her belt as well as being a Certified Neuro Linguistic Processing (NLP) Coach and a Trauma Informed Therapist. Steph is a qualified LOVAAS Therapist having worked as with Autistic children in their homes, and more recently working one to one as Coach and Mentor. 

Steph is a solo Mum of a 12-year-old Son with ADHD and Epilepsy and as such, she has a deep understanding of Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Sensory issues.  Combining Counselling skills and Coaching practices, Steph finds success in getting to the root cause of an issue and helping clients to discover new perspectives, making that change to move their life forward for good.

What Our Clients Say:

"It was a great pleasure to have Kevin work with our son. I believe that for a young gentleman, there could hardly be a better option than Kevin Gallagher."

Mother of a ten-year-old boy.

Detailed, checkable references and security background checks are available upon request.

Frequently Asked Questions
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