"Wherever you find yourself on your parenting journey, I could not recommend a better gift for yourself and your parenting partner than parent coaching with Claire. You will walk away feeling more equipped as a parent and seeing the dreams you had for your family become a reality."
"Claire encouraged me to really think through the dreams I have for my family, what I wanted our day-to-day to look like and the bigger picture of our family culture to be. She gracefully challenged me when I would dream big but then get stuck on the practicalities of life. I left every session so filled up with encouragement about who I am as a mom and as an individual and excited about the possibilities within the dreams I have for my family and life. Wherever you find yourself on your parenting journey, I could not recommend more you giving yourself and/or your partner the gift of time in parent coaching with Claire. There is not doubt you will walk away from this life giving time feeling more equipped then you knew you could be as a parent and seeing the dreams you have had for your family become a reality."
- Lauren, mom of 2
"Coaching did not tell me what to do,
but rather helped me see the possibilities of what I can do."
"As a parent of 4 teenagers, I'm pretty comfortable with projecting the idea that I've got it all handled. At times, however, the reality is very different. Parent coaching, while the last thing I thought I needed, was an eye-opener simply in providing a foundation from which I could examine and better express my parenting style and goals. Claire made the process easy and flexible. Her positive demeanor and patience allowed me the presence of mind to ask important questions and notice more of what was working well in my family so I could deal more positively with what was not. I walked away feeling proactive and energized, and truly feel as though I've found a strong resource adaptable to my current and unique issues such as managing my teenager's media usage or finding the focus to nurture my children as the individuals they are.Coaching did not tell me what to do, but rather helped me see the possibilities of what I can do. I am so grateful for the opportunity to have worked with Claire."
~ Laura, mom of 4
"I highly recommend Claire if you are looking for a parent coach.
In fact, hire her even if you aren't looking for one!"
"Claire was the catalyst for some very positive changes in our family dynamic. She led me through the coaching process thoughtfully, wisely and patiently. When we first began, I wasn't sure what to expect and by the end, I didn't want to let her go! With Claire's encouragement and guidance, I gained confidence as a mom and an individual and strengthened relationships with each of my children and my husband. I highly recommend Claire if you are looking for a parent coach. In fact, hire her even if you aren't looking for one! We can all use help and support as parents."
- Jessica, mom of 2
"Going through this process has had a lasting impact on how
I think through various parenting situations,
even now months after I have finished coaching with Claire."
"I was hesitant at first about parent coaching given the time commitment in an already busy schedule with work and 2 kids, but soon found myself looking forward to our meetings each week. Through the coaching process with Claire, I was able to look at my own parenting with a renewed set of eyes and get out of some of the ruts and routines we had fallen in as a family. I found encouragement and the ability to see strengths I had as a mother that I hadn't seen on my own. We focused on key areas in my family in which I wanted to see improvement and were able to find ways to effect changes in those areas over the course of our meetings. Going through this process has had a lasting impact on how I think through various parenting situations, even now months after I have finished coaching with Claire."
- Heather, mom of 2
"Thank you so much for the time you spent in getting to know our family and coaching us as we prepare to transition from a family of 3 to 4. Your perspective on our strengths and challenges has been really helpful. Thank you, especially, for helping me work from our strengths and for all your thoughtful emails. We wish you the best as you continue this journey to help other families like ours."
- Elissa, mom of 4
" Claire started by having me look at all that was working and great about our family, bringing them to the surface and recognizing them. I had been mired in all the negative that was happening in our home and she had me re-shift the focus onto the positives of what was around me, while still realizing the challenges that existed."
"I was at my wits end when I reached out to Claire who had just started her Parent Coaching practice. My daughter had been diagnosed with ADD and was struggling at school and at home to complete homework and chores. As her parent, I was struggling right along with her and finding that my patience had diminished greatly. I was yelling at her a LOT just to get us out the door every day, never mind trying to get her to finish her homework or complete her chores.
Claire started by having me look at all that was working and great about our family, bringing them to the surface and recognizing them. I had been mired in all the negative that was happening in our home and she had me re-shift the focus onto the positives of what was around me, while still realizing the challenges that existed. She taught me how to give my child choices that ultimately supported my boundaries and needs and helped my child to accomplish the end task. I learned that the ability to offer kids choices allows them to feel heard, validated and respected and this respect is reflected back to us as a parent. She challenged me to dig deep to understand why my daughter was doing certain things and why I was doing certain things (being reactive rather than responsive). She has helped provide clarity amid lots of confusion.
When she taught me to dream about the life I wanted for us, things started moving in that direction. Amazing. I continue to dream about my life and put that out there for the universe to deliver."
-Ranae, mom of 1