Hurley School Project: Successful Completion

Thanks to the efforts of some PCI graduates, we participated in a coaching pilot study with The Hurley School in Boston. Parents were coached from January-May and a pre-post survey was given each parent. The outcomes were very positive. Parents were really over the top with how much they gained from the process! We now have the final report available. Please e-mail if you would like a copy. Many many thanks to the PCI Coaches that participated: Ani Alvarez, Amy Beherns, Beth Greenawalt, Cara Pollard, PK McCoy, and Dr. Maritiza Rivera-Gaxiola. A special thanks to PCI graduate, Dr. Holly Schiffrin who analyzed the data and helped me write the final report. Next step with this project is to work with the school to find funding for PCI local coaches to provide parent coaching services at the school. Stay tuned for more on our progress!

PCI Graduates in the News

Cara PollardPCI Coach Cara Pollard Featured on Next Act for Women
Read and understand more about what a parent coach does and what parents gain from working with a PCI Coach. Cara puts it well: “I am a parent coach with my own firm, Cara Pollard Parent Coach. I love coaching because it works: It transforms people’s lives for the better. To be part of this transformation is such an honor…Coaching is a gift that I receive because I enjoy creatively joining forces to come up with a way for families to live more joyfully, happily, and positively.”

High Functioning FamilyCongratulations to PCI Coach Margarita Daskalakis
Margarita’s coaching business, High Functioning Family won the Best of Long Island Life Coach Award for 2016. (Check out their video here!) High Functioning Family is a “parent and health coaching company whose mission is to support families to go from just surviving to thriving. They give parents the tools they need to turn challenges into successes.” Please visit their Web site for more information.

Warm Welcome

Muna Awad

PCI is delighted to welcome Muna Awad as our representative and coordinator in the Middle East.



Ayşegül Cebenoyan

PCI is delighted to welcome graduate Aysegul Cebenoyan as our official representative in Turkey.



Imam-Jamal-RahmanPCI extends a warm welcome to Jamal Rahman​ as our newest member of Parent Coach International​’s Advisory Board.

Book News

PCI Graduate Holly Schiffrin’s book, Balancing the Big Stuff, co-written with University of Mary Washington faculty member Miriam Liss, recently received the 2014 Silver Winner for Psychology in IndieFab Book of the Year Awards. Balancing the Big Stuff provides a strong-research-based foundation along with realistic, do-able ideas for balancing work and family life for busy parents.


PCI Graduate Doris Bowman launches the first in a series of Easy Now Books™. Co-authored with her daughter, Maritsa, Going to Bed is Easy Now tells the tale of Manny the Moose who, with the help of his mom, learns a peaceful bedtime routine. Offered in English and in Spanish this book, as well as the other books in the series, ease the stress of everyday activities to help children and parents transform struggles into smooth routines.


PCI Graduate, Cathy Adams’ book, Living What You Want Your Kids to Learn: The Power of Self-Aware Parenting was a finalist in the parenting category for the 2015 independent publishers’ international book award. Through personal stories of deep wisdom and poignancy the book focuses on how parents can rediscover self-worth and parent in a more connected way.


PCI Graduate Betenna Frazier has launched the Parent Deck, along with the playfully illustrated and concisely written, e-book, Best Parent Best Child’s Guide to Raising Great Kids. Both are excellent resource for parents and practitioners alike. Worksheets can be downloaded from the Best Parent, Best Child Web site.


PCI Graduate Alice Hanscam has published Parenting Inspired: Finding Grace in the Chaos, Confidence in Yourself, and Gentle Joy Along the Way. Alice delivers a practical and coherent description on the Appreciative Inquiry process, gently guiding parents through a coaching process with encouragement and relevant stories that truly inspire. The book clearly demonstrates the power of a compassionate, caring parent coach.


PCI Graduate, Erin Taylor has published her book, Connection and Kindness: The Key To Changing The World Through Parenting. Erin shares wise stories and practical ideas that remind us to make connection and awareness our most important parenting tools. She inspires us to tap into our own compassion and authenticity, leading to deeper relationships within the family, and eventually, to societal change.

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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