The Young Pioneers Group Coaching Program: Consciously Create Your Present and Future


The Young Pioneers Group Coaching Program is a two-month course that looks at the decade from age 22 – 32. This decade can be tremendously exciting and overwhelmingly challenging. Understanding yourself, clarifying the paths you have to choose from, and carving out your own way are among the many exciting and challenging things you deal with.

You will not be told what to think, but you will be challenged to think.

This course consists of prework reflection exercises, guided small group discussions, and open conversations on the topics most relevant to what you are dealing with.

There will be a total of 4 bi-weekly two-hour group discussions. You can also set up two one-on-one conversations with Dan Coughlin if you would like. You can anticipate a time commitment of between 15 and 20 hours for the entire program. Of course, the more you pour into it, the more you will get out of it.

The small group discussions will be on Zoom videoconferencing. This program will run from approximately April 9 – May 26, 2023.

Fee: The Pay-It-Forward Payment Approach

There is no financial fee for this program. However, commitment is an expectation of this program. The other expectation is that each participant will work to help other Young Pioneers through this exciting and challenging decade.

Application Process

The Application for The Young Pioneers Group Coaching Program course consists of writing a 1-2 page paper introducing yourself and explaining why you want to be in this program. This program is open to any person around the world between 22 and 32 years old who is serious about going on this internal journey to excellence in his or her 20s. We will have at most ten people in this course.

To request an Application please contact Dan Coughlin at 314/614-8622 or

Final Steps

At the conclusion of this course each participant will be expected to write a 1-2 page paper as to how they will try to apply what they have learned from The Young Pioneers Group Coaching Program.

Six months after the completion of this course each participant will be expected to write another 1-2 page paper as to how their journey is going.

After they write each paper, they will email it to Dan Coughlin and schedule a 1-to-1 conversation with him to discuss the ideas in the papers. Dan’s email is


Session One

  1. The Upsides and Downsides of the 20s
  2. Understand How You are Hard-Wired
  3. Look Backward in order to Look Forward
  4. See What You Have Developed Within Yourself

Session Two

  1. Clarify Why You Want to Do Whatever You End Up Doing
  2. Visualize the Best Version of Yourself Now and in the Future
  3. Goals, But Not Too Many
  4. Focus and Sacrifice

Session Three

  1. Take Personal Growth as Seriously as Career Growth
  2. Practice Taking a Step
  3. The Continually Raising Your Performance Bar Process
  4. Be Okay with Stumbling and Learning

Session Four

  1. Spend Way, Way, Way, Way Less than You Make
  2. Your Career is a Subset of Your Life, Not the Other Way Around
  3. Look for Ways to Just Be Better
  4. Remember Why You Set Out on This Journey to Start With

Facilitator & Guide: Dan Coughlin

Since 1998, Dan Coughlin has worked with serious-minded leaders and executives to consistently deliver excellence. He provides Executive Coaching, Group Coaching Programs, and seminars. His topics are personal effectiveness, interpersonal effectiveness, leadership, teamwork, management, the inner quest, and entrepreneurship. He also guides and facilitates strategic decision-making meetings. And now he is also focused on helping Young Pioneers make the most of this special decade in their lives.