Author Archive | Gloria DeGaetano

For Unique Start for the New School Year

This post is from PCI Certified Parent Coach® Heba Fawzy, Cairo Egypt Heba Fawzy is a seasoned educator having worked with students, teachers, and parents in varied experiences as a high school Science Teacher, as the Head of the Science Department, and as an Elementary School Headmistress. Heba believes parents are the engineers who design and […]

Do Your Recognize Yourself? If So, PCI May Be For You.

At Parent Coach International and Parent Coaching Institute—the term, PCI, covers both—we work with extraordinary professionals, dedicated to making positive differences in families. Those studying with PCI for the one year training for Parent Coach Certification® come from diverse regions and cultures, yet share this noble purpose. Our cohort discussions are rich indeed, enriched by […]

No Secrets: Parental Power Lies in the Process

Just yesterday I came across yet another article on the web that promises to reveal special “secrets” of parenting that only those in the know, know. I don’t know about you, but these merciless manipulations irk me, motivating me to dispute their snide implication: Without these treasured tidbits we will fail miserably, again and again, […]

Of Course, We’re Worth It…We Change Lives

Recently a mom I had coached wrote to me: “The best decision I ever made was to invest in coaching with you! It was so worth it! Your guidance and support encouraged me to find and trust my own internal wisdom, to disrupt my fear, to step out with courage and vision to find my life’s […]

Parent Coaching Resolves Media-Digital Dilemmas

Disclaimer: I believe parent coaching helps to solve/resolve any parenting challenge, not only media-digital dilemmas–that’s why I created the Parent Coach Certification® Training Program in 2000. I was, and still am convinced, that a coaching process holds the key to unlock and activate parenting strengths leading to greater confidence and capabilities. Parent coaching, at its […]

Why Parent Coach Certification® is a One Year Program

PCI’s training program for Parent Coach Certification® is a one-year program, consisting of four graduate-level classes, each taking students three months to complete. We let family support professionals know before they decide to enter our program that they are expected to read and study at least five-seven hours per week during the training year. Yikes!  […]

Appreciative Inquiry and Authenticity

Over the last six months, I had several opportunities to provide workshops and consultation on Appreciative Inquiry (AI) to organizations. In every instance a few participants told me about their experience with AI and what made them skittish about using it. One corporate executive told me that after a three day training in Appreciative Inquiry, […]

Parent Coach International: A Vibrant Community of Like-Hearted Professionals

Blog post by Gloria DeGaetano, founder and CEO As we launch Parent Coach International, our sister site, rejoices with us in the growth of our vibrant community of like-hearted professionals. I say “like-hearted,” although diverse in cultures and career paths, we meet each other and support each other in and through our hearts. Each […]

I found the PCI course to be well researched and put together. I learned so much through the course, the reading materials and the interactions that I had with PCI instructors. It has been an incredibly enriching experience completing this course.
Laura MarkowitzCape Town, South Africa

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