When you enter the program, you are assigned a coaching buddy—a member of your cohort who may live in your area or region and someone who shares some of your interests and educational background. Coaching buddies most often get together by phone or Skype to discuss course content outside of the regularly scheduled classes. Most coaching buddies also role-play the coaching process with each other to gain clarity and confidence before coaching parents.
Some coaching buddies love getting together when they attend a PCI event. And look out! When they meet in person for the first time—you can hear the screams of delight from at least a half-block radius!