Interview with Ronit by Dr. Frank Bonkowski:
Dr. Frank You have more than 20 years experience working as a life coach. You have worked with people with a wide range of ages, abilities, occupations, professions, and cultural backgrounds. In what ways, if any, is working with older individuals different from working with younger people?
Older individuals can be more frustrated and carry more failure experiences than young people. I remember the first years of my work with learning difficulties. I always said that working with a 4 or 5-year-old is easy, because I can focus on the difficulty, but the older the person is, the more energy I have to dedicate to the emotional baggage. The baggage gets heavier as people grow.