PCI’s training program for Parent Coach Certification® is a one-year program, consisting of four graduate-level classes, each taking students three months to complete. We let family support professionals know before they decide to enter our program that they are expected to read and study at least five-seven hours per week during the training year. Yikes! […]
Cuando mi hija tenía dos años, mi hermana me preguntó qué tal la estábamos pasando durante los “terribles dos años” y aún cuando yo orgullosamente era madre soltera y mi hija ya me había dado ya varias lecciones acerca de como ser Mamá , la verdad es que su conducta no me parecía insoportable o […]
When my oldest daughter was two, my sister asked me how we were doing through “the terrible twos ” and while I was a single mother and my little one had already taught me many lessons on mothering, I certainly did not think her behavior was terrible in any form or fashion. Then she turned […]
When you ask a coach “How did you find the PCI?” chances are you’ll hear about a Google search late one night. They didn’t really know what they were looking for, but somehow the PCI came up and the rest is history. I remember sitting at a table in an nearly empty restaurant with a […]
Over the last six months, I had several opportunities to provide workshops and consultation on Appreciative Inquiry (AI) to organizations. In every instance a few participants told me about their experience with AI and what made them skittish about using it. One corporate executive told me that after a three day training in Appreciative Inquiry, […]
Two boys, ages six and eight, have the privilege of being the only ones on earth to call me mom. They typical follow this privileged word with a statement. “Mom, I’m hungry” “Mom, I’m bored.” “Mom, I like playing with you. “ “Mom, I love you.” Most of the time I love hearing the word […]
PCI Certified Parent Coach® Dana Allara explains how she applies PCI methodology and the Appreciative Inquiry approach to coach parents from a place of hope.
PCI Certified Parch Coach® Karen Beirdeman recounts how her experience as a stressed parent looking for support led her to the PCI, a change in career, and a long-running practice as a parent coach.
The other day a prospective coaching student contacted me to discuss the Parent Coach Certification® Training Program. In her initial email to me she asked: Did you take a lot away from the program that you didn’t get from your degree in psychology? Absolutely! I learned that deep change comes from building a collaborative working […]
Late one evening, long after the dinner rush, baths, bedtime stories, and prayers with my young boys, I was on a desperate search. About three months before this particular night, my marriage of over tens years suddenly and very dramatically fell apart. Until that point in time I had been a stay at home mom […]