About Teresa

Teresa Young, by John LivzeyI started out expressing my passionate nature as a musician/composer, writer/poet, and educator after growing up in the southern U.S.

A little later, living in Connecticut and raising my three sons, I followed my emerging passions for adult development and holistic health by completing a 3-year certificate program in energy medicine. Then I chose coaching to empower my clients.

It’s a natural expression of me in the world, like making music and facilitating music-making.


Before I moved to Los Angeles in 2004, friends predicted I’d either love SoCal living or hate it. I was prepared for either, but not for finding out that I’d never fit in anywhere like this before!

Jazzed by the everyone’s-hustling-for-their-dream vibe, I pursued my arts passions first, as development director of an architecture studio, musician and music teacher, and arts consultant.

I coached in the margins and slowly crafted my own “left coast lifestyle.”

In 2014, life presented me with several great clients at once, and it was time for the pendulum to swing back again.

So in my own continuous creative process, I’m currently becoming certified through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, or iPEC. It’s the finest coaching certification program in the world.

Why not go for the gusto, right?

So now I work in two main ways that intertwine beautifully:

1. I make music and teach and coach children, young people, and grownups in music-making, including voice, piano, ukulele, guitar, beginning drum set, songwriting, and performance coaching. It’s who I am, and it brings me incredible joy.

2. I coach—with a nurturing approach—creatives in crafting the passion-based lives that they really want. I’m saying more and more these days that the inner work creates the outer life! For me there are no more poignant conversations than how to make the most of this human journey for each of us.


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