Head Start Mission Statement: We help kids discover who they are and what’s important to them so they can communicate with compassion and confidence!

Overview of Head Start Public Speaking for Kids

In 2011 Paula Howley was an up and coming public speaker when a friend asked if she would conduct a youth speaking workshop for a Girl Guide troop. Paula, a former gymnastics coach, absolutely loved the experience of helping kids come into their own and continued to give workshops. After a particularly successful workshop, parents convinced Paula to turn her talents into a business. Seeing that there was very little landscape in kids’ public speaking, she started Head Start Public Speaking For Kids in 2013.

Since then, she has been observing what works best in the classroom, constantly improving curriculum and has turned Head Start Public Speaking For Kids into a successful award-winning business which has literally changed lives. Real kids have experienced real differences in their lives and that’s what it’s all about.

Does coaching kids into confidence sound exciting to you?

There are few things as exciting as watching a kid step into their confidence.  And few things as rewarding as knowing you helped them do it!  We’ve seen kids too afraid to speak at the first class work the program and end up MCing Presentation Night!  It’s truly incredible.
And kids have a lot to say.  Working with them is fun, satisfying and let’s face it – highly entertaining!

There are many people who are jazzed by the prospect of working with kids to help them be the very best version of themselves. Former and current teachers, people in the self-improvement field, sports and music coaches, parents and many others.

A background in public speaking is not essential, but a love of kids and an interest in personal development is!

Are you a good fit for teaching this program?

You’ll need:

  • Enthusiasm- passion for helping kids reach their full potential!
  • Perseverance -running your own business is not easy and working from home can be lonely. Can you persevere when challenged?
  • Strong communication skills-being able to communicate with kids, parents and teachers is imperative!

Find out more

So you like what you’ve heard, and are interested in finding out more about running a Head Start Public Speaking For Kids program of your own.

First you need to complete the fields below to request more information. In doing so, you are under no obligation to proceed with a Head Start program.

Once you’ve completed and submitted the information request below, you will be contacted by Head Start to arrange an initial interview via telephone. If you are interested in finding out more after the initial interview, and we feel that you may be a suitable candidate to run a Head Start program, we will provide you with further information on completion of a Confidentiality Agreement.

You will then be asked to complete a longer form written application, and, on successful completion of this document you will be provided with our standard legal documentation for review. Once the agreement is signed, you will be invited for an initial 2 day training course and will then be in a position to start running classes 8 – 10 weeks later!


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