parent coaching, training for social workers and care professionals
Working with people from health, social care and the police to provide a better service...








The Parent Coaching Program teaches and coaches parents to have positively passionate relationships with their sons and daughters. For workers working with young people and parents they will know that next to teachers and peers, parents have the biggest influence on their sons' and daughters' lives. Enabling this relationship to develop with all its potential is the most valuable life skill that will impact on every other relationship sons and daughters may form.

The Program will teach and coach parents how to;
• Connect with their sons and daughters
• Negotiate without shouting
• Not get caught up in who is right and wrong
• Develop the potential, NOT become attached to the problems and behaviour.
• Develop their parenting style to communicate more effectively

Being a parent is a lifelong commitment, as children change and grow parents need to evolve with them. While the primary relationship remains the same the ROLE needs to change for the parent as their son or daughter develops. Including the role of active coach, parents can create a space for their children to safely explore their own sense of self, and to help them find meaning in who they are and what they do.

The skills parents will develop are;
• Speaking clearly
• Listening to understand their sons and daughters viewpoint
• Staying open to many possibilities
• Reserving judgement when they do not agree with others viewpoints
• Promoting responsibility and nourishing independence
Parent coaching may take place as individual or group sessions. It can also take place solely with the parent or with the parent and family together.


Knowlimits helping
people of all ages.

Coaching Teens to develop their own sense of self worth, and to help them find their true identities as individuals is one of the greatest gifts we can give them. Understanding who they are and the unique qualities they have to offer means they are more likely to make choices based on THEIR needs and wants NOT ADULTS needs and wants.

The Coaching Teens Program can benefit the Teen in the following ways;
• Help them to feel valued as a human being
• Help them to respect and appreciate themselves first. This in turn will allow them to mirror true respect and appreciation for others
• Help them learn the skill of listening to others
• Help them develop a desire to interact with others
• Help them learn when and how to negotiate and compromise
• Help them want to reach out to others in a more compassionate way
• Help them feel an important part of society
• Help them embrace lifes challenges

The Program focuses on developing 'transferable life skills' that will impact positively in any situation the teen finds themselves in.


As an adult next to parents and teachers you have the potential to be the biggest influence on the young people you are working with. I believe most professionals working with young people go in to the job for a number of reasons mainly;
• Wanting to make a real difference to kids' and teens' lives
• Feeling they are doing something worthwhile
• Enjoy working with kids and teens
• 'Living to work' as opposed to 'working to live’
• A lasting and meaningful career

As a coach having worked with many Health and Social Care Professionals (HSCP's) what I see too often is;
• Colleagues weighed down under paperwork
• Colleagues weighed down under systems over which
they feel they have little or no
• Colleagues needing to have a wider range of skills to hand to cope with the increasingly complex needs of the young people they are meeting

Nurses, Social Workers and Police who are parents themselves also have an added pressure. This is to be seen as the 'expert' with their own sons and daughters. They will have the same issues to deal with as any other parent but the pressures on themselves and their own kids will be generally higher.

This Coaching Program has 3 options to choose from;
1) Coaching HSCP's to coach young people they work with.
2) Coaching HSCP's to coach their sons and daughters
3) Coaching HSCP's to coach young people they work with and sons and daughters
Coaching HSCP's may take place as individual or group sessions