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Parent and Educator Coaching

Raise Resilient Children–and Take Care of Yourself, Too

“How do I communicate effectively with my child?”

 

“How do I help my child build resilience?”

 

“What do I say when my kid comes home crying?”

 

“When do I get involved, and when do I let her work it out for herself?”

 

“How do I stay objective?”

 

“How do I talk to the teacher and other parents without rocking the boat?”

 

“What if MY kid is acting mean?”

 

“How do I balance my job as a parent with the rest of my life? How do I make time for myself and my personal goals?”

 

“How do I help my children help themselves?”

 

I’m passionate about supporting you as you support your children.

Before coaching and facilitating workshops for parents and teachers, I was a teacher for 9 years. I’ve worked in K-8 public and private schools, and I’ve worked with hundreds of parents, children, teachers (individuals and teams), and administrators around:

  • communication
  • supporting kids with their social/emotional challenges
  • helping kids develop resilience, self-confidence, resourcefulness, and self-efficacy
  • taking care of yourself while taking care of your children or students
  • creating inclusive and positive curriculum and school culture
  • leadership

I offer private and team coaching for parents, children, teachers, and school leaders. Learn more about coaching.

Powerful Parent Communication Program

As a private client, you have the option of working through my signature parent communication program, which includes a workbook with scripts and assignments to help you apply the material and practice the strategies between your coaching sessions.

I’ll help you learn and practice concepts and concrete strategies that will transform your approach to communicating with and supporting your child.

Get tools that you can use not only with your child but also with your partner, colleagues at work, and in every area of your life. I can help you:

  • Girl on SlideHandle your child’s social challenges in a way that promotes resilience, self-confidence, and resourcefulness
  • Calm yourself when your child is hurting so that you can respond in a way that will best support your child
  • Shift from a “fixer mode” to a “facilitator mode”
  • Ask the “right” questions in a way that helps children open up and share what matters most
  • Playing fieldUse intentional, positive, and responsive language that will directly impact your child’s outlook
  • Teach your child to work skillfully with his or her own thoughts and emotions
  • Help your child develop an action plan and build a team of supporters
  • Support and guide your child when he or she is being unkind
  • Apply the skills you learn to your communication with teachers and other parents 

Email me today to schedule a private coaching session.

Articles

Read my articles with tips and strategies for parents and educators here.

Workshops

I offer workshops and seminars for schools and parent groups, and I can also custom-design a workshop for your needs.
Learn more about workshops here, and contact me to book a workshop for your school or parent group!

 

Testimonials

Below are some comments about my time in the classroom. (You can read testimonials about my coaching and workshops here.)

 

“Carrie has a unique ability to make someone feel like they are one of the best people on the planet – but that because they are so great they should work that much harder, since they obviously have the ability to become even better.” —Parent

 

“I didn’t used to have any confidence.… Now I feel so much more comfortable. I feel like I can trust myself. I’m so much more confident.”  —Student

 

“A noted strength of Carrie’s is her relationship building.… She is patient, sensitive, and empathetic. She encourages students to become more self-reliant, find their voice, and offers a safe haven or trusted ear to rely on.” —Supervisor

 

“Carrie … established an effective rapport and chemistry early on. Carrie was uniquely effective at pushing [the student] outside his comfort zone while also making sure he always felt safe and confident enough to take risks. We believe strongly that Carrie immediately understood [the student]—and coached him in such a way as to bring out the absolute best in him. We could not have been more thrilled with his experience and how much he developed and grew—as a learner and a person.” —Parent

 

“A strength of Carrie’s is to know each of her students as individuals. She takes the time to know and appreciate them as unique learners and social beings. This helps her target her instruction as well as social interactions in thoughtful and purposeful ways.” —Supervisor

 

“Carrie had a deft way of connecting with her students, bringing out the best in each one.… Carrie was also an excellent communicator. Conferences were meaningful and helpful.”—Parent

 

“With her innate inter- and intra-personal intelligence as well as consciously developed strategies, Carrie has successfully coached numerous children and their parents. Over the years Carrie has helped me numerous times to reframe issues I’ve had with my own students, given me suggestions of ways to talk with their parents, and helped improve the wording of some of these issues in the narrative reports we write.” —Fellow teacher

 

“Carrie and I taught in the same classroom together for several years, and I know from personal experience that she is able to communicate with students … in a way that is clear, caring, discreet, and effective.” —Fellow teacher

 

“She has been creative, passionate, and focused. As a result, the … learning experience has been positive, thought provoking, and dynamic. Carrie has been attuned to her students’ needs and interests, understood their different abilities, and was welcoming of individual personalities. Carrie has been supportive and encouraging, offering advice, coaching and support to each [student]. This has helped to build strong bonds of trust and respect between her and her students.”

—Supervisor

 

“Carrie provided teaching and guidance that was extremely effective for the emotional and intellectual work [the student] needed to accomplish…. She had a low-key attitude that was well suited to not overwhelm [the student], but she matched that with high expectations…. With Carrie’s guidance [the student] learned how to be more personally responsible for her own academic work, and also became more proficient in academic skills. In particular Carrie’s fun and creative approaches…engaged all of the children and I think helped ease their transition into the increasingly tough … work they had to do during the year.” —Parent