Star of ITV’s “My Teen’s A Nightmare, I’m Moving Out”
Author of “Help! My Teenager is an Alien – the everyday situation guide for parents”
Teen Tamer on “Teenagers from Hell”
“I BELIEVE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE MORE CAPABLE, CONFIDENT AND COURAGEOUS THAN THEY OR ANYONE ELSE GIVES THEM CREDIT FOR.”
Sarah Newton understands young people in a way no one else does. She’s appeared on more than 150 radio shows and newspaper articles combined, including full features in The Telegraph, The Times, and The Mirror. Sarah has been described as a catalyst who dares people to follow their own path by breaking from social norms, and has consulted for MTV, Paramount, ITV and BBC. She’s brought her fresh perspective to The Guardian, The Independent, and The Daily Mail by writing opinion pieces that often go viral. Sarah helps young people solve issues by using tactics derived from years of collaborating with youth. With a no-nonsense and down-to-earth demeanor, she’s recognized as the first teen coach in the UK with her own series that has now aired in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, and Scandinavia. Her book Help! My Teenager is an Alien: The Everyday Situation Guide for Parents, now been translated into Polish and Chinese, was named one of the 10 best guides to teens in The Telegraph.
Fittingly, Sarah’s first job was at Disney World in Florida and her last was as a police officer in London.
Sarah’s talks help parents, educators, and marketers see young people differently. She shakes up old paradigms about raising well-adjusted adults, and instead proposes tried and true methods
to transform today’s generation into original thinkers and extraordinary humans. As a champion of young people, Sarah’s job is to inspire, empower, and start new conversations.
Places Sarah Has Dazzled
Core Speaking Topics
Gen Z and Me: Unlocking Youth Potential
– Creative, smart, and all no-nonsense, the teens of tomorrow are a force to be reckoned with. If you work with youth, market to adolescents, or even have a teenager of your own this talk helps decipher the ins and outs of connecting with young people. You’ll leave with a refreshed perspective about teenagers’ desires (it’s not all sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll!) and an understanding of how to properly communicate with this fascinating group of people. Parents, if you want to unlock your kid’s potential, this one’s for you.
Attack of the Millennial Worker.
You probably think of anyone born after 2000 as selfish, impatient, undisciplined, and an overall headache. You couldn’t be more wrong. Whether you like it or not, millennial and Gen Z workers are coming and can’t be stopped—so now’s your chance to learn about these deeply misunderstood creatures. This talk debunks common misconceptions about young people, deciphers their desires and values, and helps you understand why millennials and generation Z are the key to improving your workplace.
Shame on You.
We’ve been taught that if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Why doesn’t this standard apply to our public discussion about young women? In this talk, I explain why I encourage my teenage daughters to wear whatever they damn well please, why (no matter what outfit is worn) young women aren’t “asking for it,” and why it’s our communal responsibility to shame the body shamers who think they have the right to judge someone else’s body and self expression.
Help! My Teenage Daughter is an Alien.
We can all agree that young girls today are different. Technology and modern culture is influencing the way that youth think, act, see themselves, and see the world around them. As parents, our children are in a place that can be difficult to understand. In this talk you’ll learn how you can understand your teenage alien, help guide your family to overcome the downsides of today’s virtual realities, and turn your daughter back into a real human being.
Trapped by Talent.
As a society, we’re all too quick to remark on a talent, when it’s perseverance that really counts. In this story-driven talk, Sarah delves into the problems that come with being a talented young person, and provides a personal spin on what could have been if her own adolescent talents hadn’t been called into question. By the end of this talk, you’ll have a deep understanding for the limits of a fixed mindset and a new perspective on the importance of emphasizing a young person’s journey, not the destination.