The goal of a Parent Coach is to enhance and improve outcomes for parents with struggling children. This is accomplished through support, guidance and instruction provided to the parents to understand and deal with their struggling teen.
Families engage my services in a variety or combination of ways. Parents may have issues at home they can’t seem to tackle, and others might be looking for guidance and information on residential treatment. Coaching is tailored to the clients’ desires.
The old saying, “It takes one to know one,” is very relevant in this situation. While my career has been in a capacity of constant advisement and consulting, however it was limited to the business world. Only through having to “walk-the-walk” of having a child that I couldn’t seem to help did I earn my parenting consulting badge of honor.
Parent Coaching with Cheryl
What will you do for me as a Parent Coach?
It is the day-to-day uncertainties that make many parents feel unsettled while their child is away. Often, little things at the program level cause us to question our decisions. My role is to work with you through these uncertain times and coach you on to the next level so that you, the parent, are working as hard as your child on this transformation process. If you want to just have your child “fixed” without being committed to doing some hard work yourself, the likelihood of success (however you choose to define it), is low. I will help you adjust your mindset and accept that this is not just a kid problem, it is a family problem, and everyone needs to work hard to make positive, lasting change.
What makes you qualified to work for us?
I have over 25 years of executive business experience. I have been formally trained through the Parent Coach Trainer Academy, approved by the International Coach Federation and have received my Certification in Parent Coaching. I have first-hand experience as a parent of a child who struggled and received treatment through both wilderness and residential program. Because of my family’s experience, I am in a unique position to support parents on a personalized and intimate basis. I understand the emotions that come with the watching your child struggle and your relationship disintegrate.