Leah Koenig Graduates from The Parent Coaching Institute as a Certified Parent Coach®

Leah Koenig, MA, graduates from the The Parent Coaching Institute (The PCI™), an innovative, distance-learning parent coach training program, the first graduate-level program of its kind in the nation.

Bellevue, WA, August 09, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The Parent Coaching Institute (The PCI™), founded in 2000 by internationally known education expert, speaker and author Gloria DeGaetano, CEO, provides a new paradigm for supporting families. The PCI trains parent coaching professionals to work collaboratively with families, using evidence-based strategies that result in positive choices and desired outcomes.

“I am thrilled to have graduated from The PCI as a Certified Parent Coach®. I chose The PCI for its high standards, rigorous course work, and unique and effective model of working with parents,” Koenig says. “Gloria DeGaetano has truly raised the bar for what a true parent coach can offer.”

“The PCI attracts some of the best and brightest professionals in the nation, including teachers, social workers, counselors and other professionals who want to make a difference in the world,” says DeGaetano. “They work from the heart and are highly skilled. We’re very proud of our graduates and are excited about the possibilities that await them and the families they help.”

Certified Parent Coaches® work with parents individually using a well-researched framework for communication and analysis that catalyzes parents to evaluate their frame of reference and create awareness of new possibilities. In addition to serving parents directly, parent coaches offer their services to agencies, schools and businesses. The PCI’s acclaimed distance-learning training program is offered in affiliation with Seattle Pacific University.

“As I continue working with parents and children in my practice and employing my training in parent coaching, I am amazed at how well the model works,” Koenig says. “The PCI model is not about teaching and handouts. Instead, Gloria has created powerful process that supports parents in a way that allows them to discover their own strengths and create a path to the vision of parenting they want.”

About The Parent Coaching Institute
The Parent Coaching Institute (The PCI™) is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the parent coaching profession. Founded in 2000 by Gloria DeGaetano, it was the originator of the parent coaching industry, and it continues to set the highest national standards for Parent Coach Certification®. The PCI is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. For more information, please visit www.ThePCI.org.

About Collaborative Couples & Family Counseling, LLC
CCFC is a private therapy practice in Bellevue Washington that offers marriage counseling, individual therapy, child therapy and parent coaching. Leah shares the practice with her husband, Marlon Familton. Leah Koenig's web site is located at www.myparentcoach.net

Collaborative Couples & Family Counseling, LLC
Marlon Familton
Leah Koenig: www.myparentcoach.net