Successful parenting requires couples to find ways to communicate and collaborate to avoid years of stress and resentment. Collaborative parenting means finding new ways to encompass the best of both parental styles to respond to the changing needs of the children.
Couples coaching helps parents with older children to create new patterns of mutually supportive parenting around the challenges that arise. Couples coaching with young couples helps establish collaboration early in the family’s development. As with all clients the coaching process is collaboratively designed with the parent(s). All clients are seen as creative resourceful, whole and fully responsible for their lives.
The process includes an exploration of the client’s goals, values, passions, dreams, innate-gifts, strengths, past successes, vision and life purpose. From there a plan of action is negotiated with the client to move him or her to accomplishment. Coaching includes development/enhancement of the client’s sense of personal authenticity, personal authority, and the capacity to show up in life 100% ready, willing and able to be present, receptive and responsive in the moment. The meeting structure and time frame are flexible and worked out with the client. Some clients meet weekly others every 2 to 6 weeks. Scheduled meeting are currently via video-conference or phone.