Over the last ten years, YESS Institute has trained 3,000 adult role models in a variety of settings. The focus of all trainings is to enhance the participants emotional intelligence.
To build trust as a foundation to the relationship between the adult role model and they youth is of course essential. But how to do so? What happens in conflict and the consequential behavior that could breach the trust? What when "hot buttons" inside are derailing every rational thought and emotions take over? How to confront in an effective way and how does one deal with all those unspoken agreements that are not working for the relationship?
These are just some topics that our trainings address. Our curriculum uses a lot of metaphors to simplify complex emotional, behavioral issues.
Testimonial by Big Brothers Big Sisters in El Paso, TX
Carlo deftly weaves solid, scientifically-proven stats and information in with his sometimes silly, but always impactful metaphors…i.e. 'The Apple Pie Theory' or 'The Belly Button' for anyone familiar with his material. From our experience with Carlo, he’s perfectly able to tailor his message to suit his audience and their needs. His innate understanding of people, drawn both from his personal life experiences and an impressive educational background, provide him the unique ability to give the audience the information they need while steering clear of the haughty professor vibe. No matter the topic, Carlo has a way of keeping it completely personable and relatable.