Let's work together

Are you spread so thin that you’re not giving anything or anyone in your life – including yourself – the attention they need?

Are you looking for someone to roll up their sleeves with you to tackle those tough, everyday parenting challenges that have you feeling stumped and stuck?

I help parents gain clarity around the issues they face with their children and while there is rarely a quick fix, there are concrete tools and perspective shifts that help parents feel more confident and genuine. Through our work together, parents feel more deeply connected to their kids and themselves.

How we meet?  All of the below coaching options are available via Zoom or phone.

Office Hour

Sign up for an office hour when you need a one time session to brainstorm solutions  for a specific issue.  

Fee:  $80

4-Session-Package

Together we work through your challenges with specific tools and long term strategies. You’ll get homework, accountability and recommended reading.

Fee: $300

Initial Consultation

During this free 30 minute phone conversation you’ll learn more about how I work and I’ll learn more about your concerns and goals for parenting.

We’re a great fit if:

  • You’re open to learning
  • You see you and your kids on the same team
  • You believe in your potential to grow
  • You enjoy a challenge 🙂
  • You’re excited to partner with me

We’re not a great fit if:

  • You’re looking for a quick fix
  • You want me to tell you what to do
  • You want to mold your kids
  • You don’t believe change is possible for you

NOTE:  My work isn’t a magic bullet. I don’t believe there’s one-size-fits-all quick fix when it comes to parenting and life. That said, many of the Positive Discipline strategies and tools that I recommend work like magic for the parents who utilize them with love.

I would highly recommend Lisa as a support to any parent!

My experience and work with Lisa has been very memorable. She’s incredibly knowledgeable about Positive Discipline (PD) and time and again gives patience with describing concrete and easy to use examples on ways to make PD apart of my life. I enjoy her sense of humor too, which makes it a fun atmosphere. And, on top of it all, she’s a delight to speak with and always open to helping problem-solve any issues I’ve come up against. Aside from my own experiences, I’ve seen first-hand in her workshop how much of a positive impact she makes on others. I would highly recommend Lisa as a support to any parent!

Stephanie Owen, MFT Therapist | San Francisco, California
Stephanie Owen, MFT

Having new options to work with let me see what I could learn from my mistakes, so that this “oh, I could have handled that better, I kind of lost it there a bit” can become “now I see what works, what I can do next time and (most importantly) I’m not an awful parent or ruining my son by being human.”

My husband and I joined Lisa’s class in Fall 2014.  Our son is 10 and we were looking for inspiration on how to navigate the latest phase we found ourselves in.  What I take away from Positive Discipline: insight and techniques on how to include our son in the resolution of conflicts and issues and how the family can work together to create a space of mutual respect and understanding.

It was so very valuable to be reminded that all my child really wants is to know he belongs.  Having new options to work with let me see what I could learn from my mistakes, so that this “oh, I could have handled that better, I kind of lost it there a bit” can become “now I see what works, what I can do next time and (most importantly) I’m not an awful parent or ruining my son by being human.”  Positive Discipline is a tool that will aid us for years to come.  Thank you Lisa!

Sandra Orloff

Our home is much more peaceful since my husband and I took Lisa’s class, and my children thank her too – well, they would if they knew she was the reason Mommy yells much less now.

I am so grateful to Lisa for her wonderful class. She has given me tools for parenting that have made such a difference.  I really appreciated her kind and thoughtful approach to teaching, and the way she was never judgmental or shocked about anything shared in the safe environment that she created in the class.  She helped all of us participants feel like we were on the same team, and showed us simple yet profound ways to relate to our children.  Our home is much more peaceful since my husband and I took Lisa’s class, and my children thank her too – well, they would if they knew she was the reason Mommy yells much less now.  I highly recommend it!

Kristy Parsons-McClain Middle School French Teacher | Oakland, California
Kristy Parsons-McClain

Lisa’s careful listening and insightful comments led to a manageable plan that I was excited about.

I signed up for a coaching session with Lisa to help me move toward a goal I’d had for 10 years: applying to grad school. In talking with her, I discovered a major stumbling block that had been holding me back. That alone was extremely helpful.

Lisa’s careful listening and insightful comments led to a manageable plan that I was excited about, and being accountable to someone kept me on track. Within six months, I’d done what I’d been wanting to do for a decade, and now I’m back to school in the fall. Endless gratitude, Lisa!!

Sarah Moxon Social Work Grad Student | Oakland, California
Sarah Moxon

It would have taken me 300 miles of running with friends to come to the conclusion we did today. My knees thank you!

You were able to listen to my mumbling and take what I said and repeat it in a way that helped me focus. Certain words you heard, I didn’t even realize I had said. When we started, I felt like I was headed to work – but by the end we were somewhere completely different and unexpected… It would have taken me 300 miles of running with friends to come to the conclusion we did today. My knees thank you!

Valerie Boes Raising 3 beautiful kids | Oakland, California
Valerie Boes