TRUST: A Key Element.

  • Without trust, a group does not function as a team.

  • With trust, they become effective and powerful.

  • We can assist our youth in our group sessions to learn how to work together and build trust.


Trust is a key element to instill in each group of youth with which we work.


When there is no trust, they are a group of individuals working on their own. The group does not function as a team.


With trust, Our Future Leaders become more powerful. The team members provide support and help to each other. When trust exists in a group, it encourages innovation, collaboration, and creative thinking,


Trust provides a sense of safety. This allows participants to open up and feel comfortable to take risks. The other members support and assist them.


Trust in the group helps them reach their full potential. Each member of the group becomes stronger. When participants trust each other they can achieve much more than when working alone.



 Get to know each other.

  • If meeting online, have them share a picture at the beginning of each session.

  • If working face to face they could share a picture or inform the group of a recent positive experience.

  • This helps them to get to know each other.


Remind them of the purpose of these sessions:

  • Inform them they are learning valuable skills.

  • These will assist them when they enter adulthood.


Give constructive feedback:

  • Inform them and encourage them to provide comments on what was done well.

  • Show how to make positive suggestions for improvement.

  • Ending any feedback with a positive comment is an excellent approach.


Give kudos:

  • Have them inform the other participants what they felt was done well during that session.

  • This can be a round-table discussion held near the end of each session.



  • Note that they can form friendships as they get to know each other.

  • This can have long-lasting benefits.


What are your thoughts on trust?

Why do you think it is important?

Do you have examples of how we can promote trust among our youth?

Please share your ideas on how we can assist our youth to promote trust in their groups. This will enable them to gain the communication and leadership skills required in the 21st Century.

If you require more information, please contact us.


Are you are interested in learning more about group coaching?

If so, contact us to obtain a report on a simple and easy system on how to set up group coaching programs for youth. You can do this in the ‘Contact us‘ section of the website.



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Wishing you lots of love and laughter, as always.

Fred Jones

Victoria, BC Canada

Fred Jones

Fred Jones

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One Comment

  1. You are so right about the need for trust Fred. In my experience trust is built by everyone, the leader included, must do what they said they would do. This gives the message that each person can be relied upon for support.

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