Meet the Owner

“I am not just a teacher, but an awakener.” Robert Frost

"Dina Truedell-Crow" is the Founder and CEO of Ascensions Life Coaching Services, where she is poised as a Certified Wisdom/Youth Life CoachTM and an Etiquette Consultant. Dina is a mother and career-long public servant, working in local government and many non-profit organizations over the years. In addition, Dina has volunteered her service and time to various youth groups where she has stood as a faithful child advocate, facilitator, and mentor. She cares about young people and assists them to see the unlimited possibilities of their lives. Ascensions were birthed out of her desire to help kids develop the know how to be resilient and engage in their lives in a positive, powerful manner to give kids what Dina received from 5th-grade teacher Mrs. Williams (tools and support to believe in one’s self and resiliency to overcome) and help to her own socially awkward and shy 8-year-old son, navigate through his social space during the height of a worldwide pandemic.

Dina believes that anything is possible when you put your mind to it. It all begins and ends in the mind!

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Ascensions Life Coaching Services

Ascension’s goal is to help kids positively navigate through their social environments by providing them with the tools and support they need to believe in themselves. Through the empowerment of their minds, kids learn about just how powerful their thoughts are in shaping who they are and how they experience their lives. Mindset is everything!

What We Stand For


Ascensions’ mission is to assist kids to develop a powerful mindset and life skills that encourages positive self-belief and engagement in their lives that promotes their ability to ascend any challenge and to succeed.


We believe that all kids have the right to an empowered mindset that helps them feel good about themselves and how they engage and navigate in their social environment.


  • A (utenticity)
  • S (incerness)
  • C (ourteous)
  • E (xcellence)
  • N (urturing)
  • D (edicated)

Why Kids Life Coaching Matters?

Life coaching for kids is all about empowering kids through mindset development. Kids learn how to use the power of their minds and the power of their thoughts to create happiness, confidence, and success in their lives to ascend in their life, goals, relationships, and dreams.

Benefits of Coaching

  • Develop resiliency skills to manage curveballs to learn to bounce back and overcome
  • Helps develop self-esteem from within, not on what others think or believe
  • Believe in themselves and build self-confidence through stretching outside their comfort zone
  • Formation of inner compass to think for themselves and make good decisions to be their own person
  • Ability to engage one’s social environment in a meaningful and powerful way
  • Learn to live life with intention versus drifting without direction through self-leadership skills

Adventures in Wisdom About

We all want our kids to be happy and to walk in the world with their head held high – the question is,how we help them get that?

It doesn’t matter how much we love our children, we can’t give them self-esteem, self-confidence, or success in life. But what we can do is help them to develop it in themselves!

The Adventures in Wisdom Life Coaching for KidsTM Curriculum is a fun, story-based program that gives step-by-step tools for helping kids develop powerful mindset skills to handle the ups and downs of growing up; to think for themselves and make good decisions; and to go for their dreams and make them happen. All kids should see their greatness and learn how to create an extraordinary life!

What the Experts Say...

According to Renaye Thornborrow, “Founder of Adventures in Wisdom, a company that has certified hundreds of child life coaches in over 30 countries since 2013. “When parents see a change in their child, they often think that counseling is the only answer. Most parents aren’t aware that life coaching for kids is available and can often be the best solution if their child isn’t in crisis.

“Parents need to know that there are resources to support their children across the mental health continuum,” shared Thornborrow. “Life coaching for kids helps with prevention by helping children develop mindset skills for resilience, self-esteem, confidence, self-leadership, achievement, happiness and more so that they can manage the ups and downs of growing up, reach their fullest potential, and thrive in life. These mindset skills are a critical part of social emotional learning and mental wellness for our children.”

U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy discussed the struggle that parents across the country are having with getting help for their children in his panel discussion within “The Kids are not Alright - the Decline of Mental Health Among Youth” presented at the American Psychological Association 2022 conference. He said, “I think one of the hardest things as parents is to see your child struggling and to not know what to do about it…They can't get appointments to see mental health providers, even when they do get an appointment, it’s 6, 7, 8 months away… I can't think of a pain worse for a parent than to see your child struggling and to feel like you can't get them the help they need.”

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