“I’m honored to be a part of the Parent Coach International Community.”
Aysegul holds a BA in Economics and an MA in Developmental Psychology from Boğaziçi University. After a successful fifteen-year career with IBM Turk Ltd., she retired to pursue her passion of working with families. Upon the birth of her daughter she launched another new beginning with her master thesis, titled “Academic Competence of Turkish High School Students: The Role of Parenting Practices and School Attitudes.” Today, as a PCI Certified Parent Coach® she coaches parents individually and in groups. Her parent coaching practice is called Ana Baba Rehberi, which means Parent Guide.
Aysegul also provides workshops to parents throughout Istanbul. She has completed the training program provided by the Positive Discipline Association and received the “Positive Discipline Parent Educator” certificate in 2012. She is also a member of the Positive Discipline Association. Aysegul’s book talks are a winner with moms. Based on “Emotional Availability Book Clubs,” she began offering these in 2011 after she attended the Emotional Availability workshop held by Zeynep Biringen and completed the case studies in Emotional Availability to be granted that certification.
Aysegul is a distinguished translator and has translated several well-known parenting books including Aware Baby and Helping Young Children Flourish by Aletha Solter and What’s Eating Your Child by Kelly Dorfman, published by Doğan Kitap 2010, 2012, and 2013 respectively.
Aysegul, who loves to support parents when she is not with her daughter and husband, has written articles about child development and parenting issues for the Karsi Gazete. She continues to write about many issues important to parents in Turkey like positive discipline and emotional attachment, through her Web site.
To refuel and renew, Aysegul enjoys reading, pottery, walking, watching films, being together with her family and friends, and traveling.