Rebel Starseeds was born out of a passion for working with young women, both tweens and teens, to support them on their journey into adulthood.
Founded by Bec Coldicutt, Rebel Starseeds offers mentoring and workshops to support young women through this often interesting and challenging stage in life, aiding them to find their strength and inner worth.
As a school teacher, Coldicutt witnessed the recurring pattern of young girls evolving from the innocence of childhood into the insecurity of their tween and teen years, comparing and competing with others, apologising constantly, and retreating from their once vibrant selves.
“As so many parents are discovering, there are seemly endless hurdles for girls to navigate these days and I’ve found that providing an objective, caring adult as a mentor can help to make a huge difference to their mental wellbeing and sense of self,” says Coldicutt.
Today more than ever, women of all ages are exposed to a wide range of advertising, influences and pressure to look, feel and act a certain way.
Through easily accessible social media content, digital and traditional media channels and societal norms, young girls (and boys) are exposed to negative and harmful trends and expectations earlier and earlier in life.
It has been observing these patterns of behaviour and the many external pressures that have led Coldicutt’s passion in creating a holistic wellbeing service for girls to assist in rewilding, reconnecting and rebelling with intelligence.
Through Rebel Starseeds, Coldicutt runs workshops on empowerment, overthinking, period power, ‘comparisonitis’, body esteem and more.
She held her first wildly successful four-day retreat for teen girls earlier this year, and day-to-day continues to be a strong, guiding mentor to a growing group of inspiring young women out of her bright studio, Starseeds HQ, in central Takapuna in Auckland, and for clients outside of Auckland, online.
Coldicutt also teaches online as a mentor with international organisation, Shine From Within Academy, and is a public speaker at schools and events.
A self-described ‘multi-passionate human’, internationally-certified Life Coach and Youth Mentor, Coldicutt taps into her many years of learning both here and abroad, as well as life and work experiences, when guiding our Starseeds.
A former lawyer and surf lifesaver, qualified yoga and mindfulness teacher, recent Reiki Master Teacher, and for the past seven years school teacher, Coldicutt is also now studying a Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology at the University of Auckland, aiding her to best support tween and teen girls to become open, curious, heart-centred beings with a keen sense of self, self-worth and purpose.
Coldicutt works with girls in a one-on-one or small group mentoring capacity to help them find empowerment, confidence, self-compassion, acceptance, and combat crippling perfectionism.
She’s an amazing listener and non-judgemental support person in those times when it’s needed most.
Mentoring is particularly helpful at times when a safe space to chat or the support of a ‘big sister’ figure is needed.
The girls that Coldicutt works with find most benefit from sessions when feeling overwhelmed, struggling with friendships or needing support in building a sense of self, confidence and empowerment.
As well as mentoring, Rebel Starseeds offers a range of empowering workshops specific to the needs of tween and teen girls.
Following the success of her recent workshop on the same topic, her upcoming October workshop is again focused on positive Body Esteem, something that impacts all young women at some stage in their development and is woefully under-taught in terms of coping strategies, self-compassion, and filtering out damaging influences.
Coldicutt is also holding her next Mama Daughter Circles in September and October, offering a safe, relaxed, and inclusive session where mother and daughter can listen and be heard, bond, and share in fun activities, storytelling and wisdom.