Today, we wanted to tell you about the Shine From Within Youth Mentor Training founded by Amanda Rootsey. If you want to work with youth, this could be a program you would be interested in learning more about. It aims to give you the confidence to run your own workshops and programs whilst building a business you love.

In full transperency, Amanda is a friend of the Feminist Coach Academy co-founders. She co-created the Gentle Business Mastermind alongside our co-founder Nai (note: that’s them pictured together  in the image above). Our co-founder Cam has also guest taught in the Youth Mentor Training and been mentored by Amanda as a member of the Gentle Business Mastermind many moons ago.

We have therefore learned a lot about the Youth Mentor Training over the years, have met past trainees from the program, and have spent much time with Amanda talking about the program. We know how much of her heart is poured into the training, how much value it provides to trainees, and how much ongoing support she offers beyond the program. We also know that she has been updating the program to add more feminist and social justice lens as it has evolved and matured over the years.

For this reason, we have chosen to be an ambassador and affiliate of the Youth Mentor Training. This means that if you sign up to the program using our affiliate link, we might receive a commission – and because of this, we can offer you free access to one of our Feminist Coach Theory Certification Training modules. You can read more about this below.


If you want to learn more about the Youth Mentor Training and whether it might be for you, Shine From Within have created some fabulous free resources that give you a taste of what you can expect in the Youth Mentor Training.

3 Part Video Training Series

These include a free three-part video training series that covers the following topics:

Video 1: What it takes to be a Youth Mentor.

Video 2: 3 tips for engaging with teens authentically.

Video 3: Top tips for marketing teen programs.

You can sign up for the free video training here.

Free Masterclass: How to take your teen programs online

You might also like to access their free masterclass full of tips and information including:

1. Why now (though probably pretty obvious!)

2. The basics of getting up and running online – fast and cheap

3. How to adapt your content to be suitable online

4. Ways to engage and hold space online

5. Duty of care when combining young people with online spaces

You can access the masterclass here.

Free E-Book & Quiz – Have you got what it takes to be a youth mentor?

And finally, Shine From Within also has a fun Quiz called Have You Got What It Takes to be a Youth Mentor? In this free e-book and quiz you’ll learn your mentor archetype and meet some youth mentors with the same archetype as you!

You can access the quiz here.


Maybe you already know that you want to join the Youth Mentor Training and wish we would tell you more about our affiliate bonus already. Well here we go…!

If you enroll using this link, you will receive the Feminist Coach Academy Youth Mentor Training affiliate bonus.

Once the refund period for the training passes and we receive confirmation you are still enrolled, you will get to choose one of our trainings in the Feminist Coach Theory Certification Training for FREE!

We think you will agree that many of the trainings covered in the Feminist Coach Academy will be relevant to your work with youth.

You will get to choose one of the below trianing modules:

  • Intro to Feminist Coach Theory with Naomi Arnold
  • Business & The Isms with Desiree Adaway
  • Moving Beyond the Gender Binary with Cameron Airen
  • Coaching Women & Socialisation: Giving Less F*cks & Deprogramming with Airial Clark
  • Redefining Wellness with Melissa Toler
  • Confident Courageous Conversations with Nicole Lee
  • Mental Health, Trauma & Your Business with Nicole Lewis-Keeber
  • Privilege, Racial Trauma Awareness & Harm in Client-Practitioner Relationships with Sharyn Holmes
  • Ableism and Healthism in Feminist Coaching, Healing and Wellness Spaces with Isabel Abbott
  • Interrupting the Program: Decolonising & Indigenising the Coaching Space with Yolanda Finette
  • Internalised Oppression & Coaching with Staci Jordan Shelton
  • Activating Accountability: Mistakes, Repairs & Staying In Action with Michelle Nicole
  • Breaking Free From Bro Culture Business and Marketing with Lena West
  • Feminist Copywriting & Connecting with your Ancestors with Darla Antoine
  • Reclaiming Health & Wellbeing Through Body Liberation with Patrilie Hernandez

I mean wowsers, how many great classes are there to choose from here!


If you’re interesting in signing up to the Youth Mentor Training and receiving our affiliate bonus once the refund period for the program has lapsed and you have paid in full for the course, you can do so by clicking here.

Please then send us an email at hello(at)feministcoachacademy(dot)com to let us know once you have done so. We will ensure we reach out upon hearing that the refund period has lapsed to arrange receipt of your bonus! At this time, we’ll send you more information on each of the classes available so you can choose which one suits you best.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to email us hello(at)feministcoachacademy(dot)com.