Individualized Coaching for Teens and Parents

Online and In-person

Teens

Courtney works directly with tweens, teens, and young adults who are ready to grow their confidence, own their voices, develop resilience, and thrive, not just survive, these transitional years of life. Coaching offers teenage clients the invaluable time and space to explore their inner and outer worlds and to show up in empowered ways.

Parents

Parents of tweens, teens, and young adults who work with Courtney are supported in developing strong family communication, consistent self-care practices, and actions that honor and nourish growth for self and child. Parenting coaching brings peace and ease into this often challenging and rapidly-changing time in parenthood.

Workshops and Speaking

Courtney loves sharing space with groups of tweens, teens, young adults, and parents. She delivers tailor-made workshops in person and online. Workshop topics include: Loving Yourself Out Loud; Happy, Healthy Friendships; Teens and Tech; Self-Care for Parents and Caregivers, and Restorative Practices for Families.

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What Clients are Saying

Alicia P.

Mother, Workshop Participant

Courtney met with my mother daughter group to lead a discussion about friendship. It was a lovely few hours, filled with honest conversation about what we expect from our friends, what we want to give and sharing experiences both good and bad. I felt like everyone (girls ages 9-11, plus the moms) came away feeling heard and having a little more empathy. It felt like a very positive way to set the stage for more learning and support for our daughters around such a tricky topic.

Mother, Client

Working with Courtney was an wonderful experience. She is incredibly profesional and caring, she was of great support to our family helping our son through the difficulties of being an introverted kid, in a new school environment, after an international move, on his Junior year. She showed him many tools and strategies to help him appreciate change, become more organized, communicate his concerns, and even though it is a slow process, I do believe that her support was invaluable at the time. As parents, we felt guided and supported as well. We will continue working with Courtney in the future if the need arises, because we feel that she is an extraordinary human being.

Kelly L.

Mother, Client

I’m continually impressed and inspired by Courtney and how she presents herself and her work. She is clear, engaged, thorough, and thoughtful and she offers a WEALTH of resources, inspiration, and support. I am so happy I found her when I did, just as my daughter was entering the tween years. She has been a huge source of support and my experience of parenting my daughter has improved so much as a result of our work. I feel 100% confident (this is big) sending friends, clients, and students her way.

Father, Client

Courtney's coaching abilities were honed in the classroom where I watched her help troubled students and their families through the difficult trials of adolescence and high school. I've seen how her care and expertise has enabled kids to express feelings and share issues and thereby work toward resolving them. She's helped me with my own daughter who suffers from social anxiety and I've seen how I've opened up with her coaching and it has strengthened my relationship with my daughter. I recommend her to anyone who wants their kids to be successful.

Tania G.

Mother, Client

Courtney has a magical way to communicate with kids. After working with Courtney, my daughter is aware of how she feels and she talks about it. This helps us work as a team as we navigate the sometimes dark waters of being a tween girl. Courtney will help you create a loving, peaceful communication flow with the most important people on Earth: your children.

Mother, Client

Courtney is a wonderful influence on both of my daughters. She is loving, creative, respectful, and a problem-solver. She never talks down to my girls and treats them with the same respect and kindness she shows adults. She guides them with appropriate boundaries and excellent modeling of the kind of person I hope my kids grow up to be.

Father, Client

Discovering Courtney and participating in the discussions she leads has been a positive influence in my relationship with my 15 year old daughter. Since I committed to bi-monthly calls with Courtney, her passion for facilitating a better, day to day experience for my daughter and I is like having a personal, consciousness, Energizer bunny running in the background of my life. Working with Courtney reminds me to stay engaged in my efforts to grow as a parent and to be more aware of the issues impacting my teenager's life - we often forget what that was like. The Sunday conversations have created opportunities to reframe my interactions with my daughter in more constructive ways and they give me a safe space to talk through my concerns or issues as a parent. Courtney is great about listening and then following up with useful tools that are personal to the challenges I am facing. Although there are always many factors involved in a relationship, I've noticed an easier experience with my teenager, even if its only because my daughter recognizes on a conscious or unconscious level that my continued efforts with Courtney indicate my commitment to being a good father to her.

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On the Blog

Resources and Support for Parents and Caregivers
Connected Hearts

Quick Connection: The Power of Breath

Parents, caregivers, and supporters, I invite you to give this practice a try. Become aware of how it changes your own mood and energy as you face challenges in your own life. Then, notice how your breath can change, impact, and support the environment you facilitate with and for the children and teens in your life. Breath can be a powerful tool for talking to teenagers about the tough stuff!

Connected Hearts

Using Love Languages to Connect with Your Teen

When asked, “How do you show your child or teen you love them?” parents say things like giving them hugs, making them breakfast, and using the words “I love you”. There isn’t a right or wrong answer. However,  an even more important question to ask is: How do you speak your child or teen ’s love language?  Keep reading to get easy-to-apply ideas!

Self-Care for Parents

We All Need to Belong and to Be Significant!

As humans, we all have a desire to belong and to be significant. Positive Discipline teaches that every behavior a child or teen exhibits is an attempt to confirm that they belong and are significant. Today, we focus on how YOU, as a parent or caregiver, can use this concept as a foundation for intentional living.

Guest Blogs

Summer Planning for Raising Healthy and Happy Teens and Tweens

Summer can be your greatest asset in guiding hard-to-reach teens (so, yes, I mean all teens) toward a healthy and happy adulthood. As the parent, motivated to get our teens involved this summer, we might try to explain to our kids how they’ll be challenged and better off by participating in summer programs and learning experiences. We also have to understand the benefits from a teenager’s perspective and communicate in ways that bring connection and collaboration.

Connected Hearts

Organize Your Summer for More Fun & Connection

As the school year winds down, you’ve probably already thought about your big summer commitments: summer camps and trips and now the reality of a very different schedule and rhythm for the summer months may be at the forefront of your mind. Summer offers many organizational challenges: inconsistent schedules, summer trips, sunset at 9 p.m., camps, playdates, and more. It also gives us a chance to spend more time with our kids and teens, which we hope can be fun instead of a struggle. When you organize your summer together with a focus on connection, summer fun is more likely.

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