The Parent Coaching Institute Graduates 16 New Certified Parent Coaches®

The Parent Coaching Institute (The PCI™) is proud to announce the most recent graduates from its innovative, distance-learning parent coach training program, the first graduate-level program of its kind in the nation.

Online PR News – 29-June-2010 – – BELLEVUE, WASH., June 29, 2010 – 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.

“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.”

The most recent graduates of The PCI’s intensive year-long, graduate-level program include:

Michelle Adams; Corydon, Ind.
Judy Belluardo; Hawthorne, N.J.
Laura Borner; Castle Rock, Colo.
Carolyn (Lyn) Dillman; Seattle, Wash.
Chris Donavan; Isle of Palms, S.C.
Linda Fleischer; Spara, N.J.
Dawn Galvin; Morrow, Ohio
Leah Koenig; Redmond, Wash.
Lalah Manly; Pine Lake, Ga.
Shelley Maurer; Kirkland, Wash.
Lisa Murphy; Clancy, Mont.
Kathleen Putnam; Seattle, Wash.
Rita Ryan; Falcon Heights, Minn.
Liann Smith; North Bend, Wash.
Nita Talwar; Redondo Beach, Calif.

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.

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2010 Fall Quarter. For more information or to download an application, visit

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, or call (888) 599-4447.