I work especially with parents of young children to address and improve challenging areas, including but not limited to:
- getting organized to better manage family logistics, resulting in less stress and less nagging
- adjusting to parenthood—balancing your life and re-finding yourself in the mix
- improving family communication
- tips and tricks for infant care—playing, eating, sleeping
- navigating toddlerhood (read: how to lovingly manipulate your child)
- getting clear on your parenting values and being deliberate about your family culture
Please note that you don’t have to be local to work with me–I primarily coach over the phone.
This process helped me to feel less lost as a new mother, more forgiving of myself for my shortcomings and empowered to co-create a family dynamic that enables all members of my family to thrive. It’s so reassuring to hear another mother tell you that what you’re experiencing is ABSOLUTELY NORMAL. -Golriz
I loved knowing that each week I was going to have a whole hour with a compassionate, intelligent listener. I loved feeling confident that I would be supported, yet challenged. The support felt genuine, because you continued to push me to search for answers to tough questions. -Dana
I appreciated both the written feedback you sent me after each conversation and the dream/vision chart you created based on our discussions. It was an integral part of the process, allowing me to reflect on our conversations over and over. The clarity and simplicity of the chart really makes me feel empowered every time I look at it. I like to take a look at it especially on days when I feel overwhelmed by the daily grind, as it serves as a reminder of the possibilities and potentials I have in my life. -Adel
I provide a free 20-minute phone consultation where you briefly describe your situation and what you would like to get out of coaching. We get to know each other and decide whether we are a good fit.
Option 1: In Which I Offer Advice
I consult with you on various challenges you are having and brainstorm with you ways to address them. You receive a written plan of action following our discussion.
Cost: $60 an hour
Option 2: Transformational Coaching
This process takes place over 8–12 sessions, each about an hour long. I use a technique called “Appreciative Inquiry,” an evaluation approach with four phases known as “the 4 Ds.”
- Discovery: I help you reflect on what is going well in your and your family’s lives—your collective strengths, resources, and supports—despite any current frustrations. (Time frame: 2–3 sessions)
- Dream: I help you flesh out what your ideal life—as a parent and in general—would look and feel like. We can cover the-opposite-of-your-current frustration, as well as things like self-care, relationships, and so on. (Time frame: 1–2 sessions)
- Design: We outline a series of detailed steps that can help make this dream come true over time. I diligently keep track of them for you, so that you have a road map for each component of your dream. (Time frame: 3–5 sessions)
- Destiny: Strengths, dream and map to it in hand, we look back and celebrate your progress. We also talk about ways to sustain the changes you have made over the last few months. (Time frame: 1 session)
At the end of each stage, you’ll not only have the benefit of the consultations but also a set of documents you can refer to as you build your ideal family life:
- A 3+ page summary of why and how you and your family are completely awesome
- A table summarizing your dream goals and accompanying design steps
- Post-call written summaries of the progress you are making and how you’re making it
Cost: Two payments of $500
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Don’t live stuck, live happy! Use the contact form below or call 425-954-3468 to schedule a free 20-minute consultation. I am confident that together we have the tools to move your family forward.
I support parents everywhere via phone or Skype. To contact me, use the form below, email me at info[at] amiablehome.com,
or call 425-954-3468.
I am available for appointments most weekday evenings.
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