Magic Blox 4 Life was created and founded by Julie McCarthy, Children, Teen & Adult Life Coach and White Belt Nia Teacher. In 2006, after a successful 15-year career in the corporate world of Entertainment and Information Technology, Julie made a decision to change her career and lifestyle. Working as a marketing consultant at an Executive Life Coaching company, Julie was introduced to the concepts and benefits of Life Coaching. At that time the business world was just beginning to embrace Life Coaching for the benefits it unlocked for the employees which inevitably lead to the growth of the company’s success. After completing training in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) coaching, LifeSkills 4 Kids Teacher Training and The Diversity Institute Train the Trainer Program, Julie decided to follow her passion for helping and working with children and wrote the Magic Blox 4 Life Course for primary school children. The course was piloted over 2010 to 2013 and the business was launched in 2013. Magic Blox 4 Life has grown organically and consistently since then through positive feedback and behavioral changes in the children who have enrolled. Over the past four years, the program has been further developed to support teens, parents, teachers and therapists. Importantly, in 2014 Magic Blox 4 Life and Talk Sense formed a collaborative partnership as their therapists had identified a need for children to be equipped with emotional skills and tools in order to progress in therapy. In addition to offering Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech therapy, Play therapy, Parent Therapy, MAES therapy and a baby clinic, Talk Sense offers the Magic Blox 4 Life skills programme. Our testimonials from children and therapists speak to the positive behavioral shifts, as well as some breakthroughs in therapy, which have come about as a result of the programs.
Magic Blox 4 Life is the result of a long journey and in order to follow her passion, she had to make tough decisions and choices for such a radical change in direction can career.
"Working, coaching and teaching children is something I love and I am excited every day to be doing what I love and living my dream" - Julie McCarthy
- Cycan Executive Coaching Programme (2006 - 2007) - www.cycan.co.za
- Authentic Leadership Program (ALP) (2007)
- Diversity Institute (2008) - www.diversityinstitute.co.za
- Diversity Training (2008)
- Facilitating Diversity Workshops (2008/2009)
- LifeSkills for Kids Teacher Training Program (2009)
- Heal Your Life Workshop (2009),
- Therapeutic Tools for Working with children Training (2012)
- Nia Move IT Training (2013)
- Nia White Belt Training (2014)
- The School of Life and Motherhood! (ongoing)