Private Coaching Support


Do you ever find yourself wishing that parenting was easier than it is?

Or easier to balance this important and demanding role with your job and everything else you have to do?


If you've answered yes, you're not alone as many parents have these same thoughts. 

Raising a family is a complex, demanding, and challenging undertaking. And even more so when you consider it's not the only thing you have to focus on throughout the day- there are countless other things that call for your energy, time, and attention.

Under the best of circumstances, it can be hard to navigate and manage it all but add some problems into the mix (which we all have) and it can leave you feeling overwhelmed - like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders...and maybe even feeling isolated depending on your circumstances.

This isn't a good way to try to function.

As a dedicated parent, you probably have a vision of how you want things to be-desires and goals that you strive for each day. And even with support, sometimes it's not enough, you might need additional support from someone who is qualified and understands your specific challenges and how to best help you overcome them quickly and effectively.

Think of it this way…

We've all heard of sports coaches and the role they play in helping athletes achieve great levels of success. Basically, they do this by helping them leverage their skills, talents, and abilities, and by offering them the right tools, support, and guidance to make it conducive for them to achieve their goals. If not for what coaches can bring to athletes, the world of sports as we know it wouldn’t be what it is. I think it’s safe to say that all successful athletes have a coach who played a key role in their success.

I'm not a sports coach but I do share similarities in that, like them, my role as a parenting educator and life coach is helping parents leverage their strengths and talents, provide them with supportive tools and resources, and help to create conditions that are conducive for them to succeed as well. 

Unlike athletes though, most parents don't have the benefit of a coach (or even training) for the job of parenting and are left to rely on what they know or can find out.

You are here now and I'm glad you are because you're obviously seeking answers and I'd like to be the one to help you. Whether I can help you through private coaching support or not, I'll do my best to help you even if it means pointing you to other useful resources.


I’d like to briefly tell you about myself and how it is I came to the work I do with parents…

I started my career helping parents as a result of my own willingness to learn what I could to help me be the best parent I could be. I had times of struggle just like all parents do, but it was my openness to learning and getting help that made all the difference in how things ultimately turned out. And I'm now using these same techniques with much success with my granddaughter.

I became an Active Parenting educator after enrolling in one of their classes. I immediately resonated with the concepts I learned in this class. So much so that I became one of their trained Leaders so I could teach these concepts to other parents. I hardly felt qualified at first but I knew I wanted to stay close to this work and get better at using these techniques in my own life which gave me the unique experience of learning as I was teaching. 

I'm also professionally-trained in the areas of parenting and family, life, and wellness coaching and have access to related tools and resources that can help save you considerable time, energy and effort from having to search for these resources on your own. 


Coaching is personalized and strategic with the advantage of helping you achieve satisfying, timely, even transformational results because of the accountability and support that one-on-one sessions offer. 

You might choose coaching to help you: 

     Improve your relationship with your child or teen

     Set rules and limits for your toddler or preschooler

     Develop more confidence and patience

     Feel less isolated and more supported

     Reduce overwhelm and/or guilt

     Create more balance between work and family life

     Cope better with work and family-related stress

     Resolve a long-standing problem 

     Or get help with other related issues  


To help you decide if I'm the right person to help you, you're welcome to contact me for a consultation. This will give you a chance to meet with me first,  go over your concern(s), get my professional feedback, ask questions, and help you make an informed decision about what you want to do next. If I’m not able to help you, I will do my best to refer you to other resources.

There’s no obligation to join or purchase anything but should you want my coaching support, I’ll let you know about pricing, scheduling, and other details.  

Even if you decide that coaching support isn’t for you right now, I feel confident that you’ll still find the consultation helpful. You have nothing to lose by having this conversation with me and possibly some new perspectives to gain... and maybe even a bit of relief for having taken this step!

Feel free to contact me for a no-obligation consultation (you can expect a response within 24hrs). 



"Joan is a joy to work with and has wise insight to offer."

"Joan is a wealth of knowledge; her patience, expertise and advice are fantastic! At the end of our time together, I felt much more in control as a parent and have implemented many strategies and techniques into our lives. I would highly recommend... you won't be disappointed!" 

"Joan is inquisitive, helpful and very positive in her approach to getting to the heart of an issue. "Joan is a coach in the true sense of the word; she works with you from the sidelines so that you can reach your full potential."

"Joan listens intently and goes above and beyond her call of duty. She is caring, loving, and understanding and extremely professional. She has helped enrich my life in more ways than she knows."