Empowered Happy Teens

Empowering Our Teens for Success

Growing up is very tough.  These times are different from any other time in history and as a result, our kids are carrying profound pressures. Adolescent years can be among the most challenging throughout our lifespan.  Your child is working to finding themselves, make independent choices and establish healthy social connections.  For these reasons, it is critical that they develop the necessary  skills, tools and support to help them be successful and thrive!

Research by Glom’s founder suggests that teens are carrying a high degree of shame.  That shame subsequently effects their expectations for their futures.  Shame influences adolescents from all walks of life, socioeconomic status and ethnic backgrounds.  We know that the teen years are formative years.  That is why Glom offers Teen Empowerment Workshops to help teens build lifelong skills critical for their self-confidence, happiness and success.  These events are designed to empower teens aged 14-18 by meeting them where they are.  They’ll become more self-aware and gain new perspective, so that they can build the necessary resilience to manage the challenges of adolescence and flourish.

Teen Empowerment Workshop

During our workshop, we discuss the impact of trauma and how we can utilize independence to build resilience despite challenging circumstances.  We cover topics such as:

  • goal setting and achievements
  • time management
  • building self-confidence
  • stress-management tools
  • character strength

Bonus: Attendees receive Glom exclusive training materials (included with registration)

*Parents please scan the QR code or select the Pre Register button to access the registration form.

Upcoming Teen Empowerment Workshops



January 13, 2023

February 10, 2023

March 10, 2023



Self-efficacy is an individual’s belief in their capacity to act in the ways necessary to reach specific goals. It’s our belief in our capability to successfully accomplish a task. Self-efficacy affects every area of human endeavor. The concept was originally proposed by the psychologist Albert Bandura (1999)

Picture of keys with the word success

Confidence helps us feel ready for life’s experiences.  When we are confident, we are able to take initiative toward our goals and capitalize on opportunities instead of retreat from them.  When things don’t work out at first, confidence helps us try again.  However, teens who have low self-confidence may be less likely to try new things, seek support or engage socially. When they fail at something, they may be less likely to try again.  A lack of self-confidence can hold teens back from reaching their full potential.



Self-awareness is having a good knowledge and understanding of yourself including being aware of your own feelings and character.  Helping our teens practice self-awareness is about learning to better understand why they feel what they feel and why they behave in a particular way.


Motivation is that fire up feeling that we have to accomplish something.  Motivation has been linked to academic achievement (Quane & Rankin, 1998). It’s linked to brain chemistry (neurotransmitters); because it is an emotion, motivation is inconsistent. Motivation is not a reliable tool for making progress because it fluctuates like other feelings that we have. Adolescents need more than motivation to successfully attain the objectives they set out for themselves.

Tracy Lamar-Ray, CEO & Founder of Glom Initiatives 

Access to knowledge is a critical determinant of long-term well-being and is essential to individual freedom, self-determination, self-sufficiency and thriving.  Education is critical to people’s real freedom to decide what to do and who to be. Educating adolescents about their development builds their self-confidence and broadens their understanding of what is possible for them.  My independent research of adolescent shame found a correlation between high levels of shame in teens and lower expectations for their future.  It is for this reason that I am passionate about providing support, guidance, and information to empower adolescents through one of the the most challenging periods of human development.

As a mother of two adult sons, I have intimate knowledge of how challenging raising happy and healthy teenagers can be.  Understanding human development is very dear to me because I feel that it is pivotal to better relationships with ourselves and others.  My studies at Harvard have provided me the opportunity to share what I have learned about psychology with a broader community so others can realize their visions and thrive.

“I believe that our lives are meant to be lived intentionally, passionately, and purposefully.”  Tracy Lamar-Ray