Upcoming Parent Coaching Workshops

"The L1 and L2 parent coaching workshop was great, thank you very much! It was very helpful getting to see examples in the videos. It was great to hear how you troubleshooted issues that came up. I appreciated that you highlighted the difficulties in this approach, and how you have had to monitor and change your own behaviour. As I take on more parent coaching clients, I will aim to apply the strategies and theory learned in this course. Having reviewed the adult learning principles and coaching characteristics was very helpful to ensure a solid foundation is established with parents and to ensure I'm coaching them in the most effective way for them. I hope to empower them and really establish a true partnership."

Orly Silberstein, M.Ed., BCBA

"Wow! Overall, I found this L1 and L2 parent coaching workshop to be everything I hoped for and more. I really feel like I got my money's worth and so many valuable connections and resources. The balance of video, theory, application and personal reflection made the workshop very engaging and dynamic. I really enjoyed the way the workshop ran, and the resources offered; it has given me a framework to work from in my current role of supporting BIs as well as for when I do work 1:1 with families. Thank you Michaela and Janet!”

Bethany Boyle, BCBA

"I got a lot out of the parent coaching level 1 and 2 workshop. I am excited to change and tailor the way I am practicing to include parent coaching, as I truly believe it is one of the most effective ways to work with families and help support them to achieve their goals. This course made it much clearer to me how to adapt parent coaching to many different aspects of what I do as an Infant Development Consultant. I am grateful I am still at the beginning of my practice and have been given some amazing tools to use. Thanks Michaela & Janet!”

Emily Moss, Infant Development Consultant

“Working with Janet and Michaela gave me skills, direction, and hope! I began working with Janet and Michaela during a time when I needed expertise, guidance and support for both my young child and myself. I absolutely wanted to do what was best for our daughter, but I didn’t know how. Working with Janet and Michaela gave me goals, and the direction I needed. The skills that they taught me are now woven into every day activities and exchanges with our daughter. Janet and Michaela set us up for success and now two years later, we are thriving! Michaela and Janet: thank you so much for helping me become the mother I wanted and needed to be. ​I am forever grateful.”

Nicole Hardy, Parent

"I love that this workshop outlines a model of practice that fits within our philosophy of family-centred practice and offers enhanced skills in the area of collaboration, joint planning, and self-reflection. I feel that within my role as SCD Consultant, I can use these skills and practices with both families, and child care providers to continue to extend our partnerships and to build consensus about how to best collaborate to support growth for both adult learning and the development of child.”

Alanna Pamminger, Supported Child Development Consultant

"Thank you so very much to both Janet and Michaela for your co-facilitation in the larger group format as well as a huge thank you to Michaela for your facilitation and mentoring in our SCD group sessions. The training is going to be so valuable to our work with children/families and childcare providers, and for the continued self-reflection of putting forth our best practice as we integrate new knowledge and skills. I am excited - although still processing next steps and how to best navigate the Coaching model into my current support/service within our Team/Agency. So much respect and gratitude to you both and thank you again!”

Alanna Pamminger, Supported Child Development Consultant

“Finding Michaela to guide us through the ESDM was the best thing that could have happened to us. Not only was she kind and amazing to work with when we came in person, but she also continued to work with us online, since we were from another Province. She was the only one who saw my concerns as real concerns to address sooner rather than later. She provided us with the tools to completely change my oldest son’s path. I truly believe without her help, we would be in a different place with our son. ​I cannot express how truly grateful we are to have worked with Michaela!”

Amber and Carter Wagner, Parents

“Any parent who works with Michaela or Janet is truly lucky and will have life changing results. The parent coaching component is by far the most important piece of the puzzle.”

Carla Willock, ​Registered Speech-Language Pathologist

Parent Coach Training, Levels 1 and 2 (online)

Fridays, November 5 – December 17, 2021

  • Friday, Nov. 5, 9:30-11:30am PST
  • Friday, Nov. 12, 9:30-11:30am PST
  • Friday, Nov. 19, 9:30-11:30am PST
  • Friday, Nov. 26, 9:30-11:30am PST
  • Friday, Dec. 3, 9:30-11:30am PST
  • Friday, Dec. 10, 9:30-11:30am PST
  • Friday, Dec. 17, 9:30-11:30am PST

Parent Coach Training, Levels 1 and 2 (online)

Mondays, January 24 – March 7, 2022

  • Monday, Jan. 24, 11:00am-1:00pm PST
  • Monday, Jan. 31, 11:00am-1:00pm PST
  • Monday, Feb. 7, 11:00am-1:00pm PST
  • Monday, Feb. 14, 11:00am-1:00pm PST
  • Monday, Feb. 21, 11:00am-1:00pm PST
  • Monday, Feb. 28, 11:00am-1:00pm PST
  • Monday, Mar. 7, 11:00am-1:00pm PST

Parent Coach Training, Levels 1 and 2 (online)

Fridays, April 8 – May 20, 2022

  • Friday, Apr. 8, 11:00am-1:00pm PST
  • Friday, Apr. 15, 11:00am-1:00pm PST
  • Friday, Apr. 22, 11:00am-1:00pm PST
  • Friday, Apr. 29, 11:00am-1:00pm PST
  • Friday, May. 6, 11:00am-1:00pm PST
  • Friday, May. 13, 11:00am-1:00pm PST
  • Friday, May. 20, 11:00am-1:00pm PST

“I started working with Janet Harder over a year ago shortly after my son was diagnosed with autism. At that time my son was struggling greatly with speech, and communication was incredibly difficult and frustrating. His language skills were 18 months below average and I was worried that he would always struggle to communicate, potentially impacting his ability to engage with his peers and succeed in school. Janet took the time to get to know both my son and I, and understood where we were and what our goals were. Each session she engaged with both of us, teaching my son new skills in a fun and supportive environment, and teaching me how to carry those skills into our daily life. Each session was a training for me to become a more empowered parent and a key player in the growth and development of my son. I am happy to share that the growth we have seen over the past year has completely exceeded our initial goals; my son now communicates as well or better than his peers. He is happy and well adjusted, and enjoys being social and playing with friends. Our home life is happier and easier because we can communicate easily with him and he can express his feelings and needs. I am so incredibly grateful for these dramatic shifts that have changed my life and my son’s life in such a positive way. ”

Fiji, Parent