Become a Certified Parent Coach

Would you like a career that allows you to work with parents, foster parents, kinship parents and other caregivers, teaching them hands-on, here-and-now tools for bringing about rapid and dramatic improvement in their child’s behavior?

Does the thought of being able to help parents and caregivers strengthen bonds while teaching children new and effective ways of interacting with their world appeal to you? How about lifting parents to their higher selves, so they can lift their children to theirs?

You’ve come to the right place.

Here's what one of our current students says about the class:

"Thank you so much! I love that what you teach aligns so much with what we have learned over the years. Parenting perspectives are so varied and rarely line up with how we approach things. Today's class was exactly what I was hoping it would be! Can't wait to read your book."   - Michelle Gerdon, foster/adoptive parent, coach trainee

Parenting Coach Certification
(Click on the red box below for registration and payment info.)

by Tina Feigal, M.S.Ed. & other skilled professionals at Anu Family Services

Part I: Virtual Classes - Third Thursdays starting on April 16, 2020

Virtual classes are on Zoom (you’ll receive a link to join, nothing to download on your computer) from 9a-3p CT with a 1-hour break for lunch.

Each class has significant reading commitments.

Online class dates: Note: The early bird deadline is April 1, 2020 for this class.  $3499 Early Bird, $3899 Full Price

Virtual classes are on Zoom (you’ll receive a link to join) from 9a-3p Central Time with a 1-hour break for lunch.

Each class has significant reading commitments.

Our virtual class is taught by Tina Feigal with the Weekend Intensive in St. Paul, MN.

Online class dates: Third Thursdays 

April 16, 2020 Overview of parent coaching, child development

May 21, 2020 Present Moment parenting, physiological effects of communication

June 14, 2020 Parenting children with ADHD, Asperger’s and Autism

July 16, 2020  Parenting children with Reactive Attachment Disorder & adoption

August 20, 2020 Parenting gifted children

September 17, 2020  Parenting with attachment and attunement

Part II: In-Person Weekend Intensive


October 16-18, 2020  Grief, Loss, Trauma; Coaching demo; Trauma-Effective Parenting
Friday 1pm – Sunday 12:30pm
Location to be announced.  Saturday lunch is included.  Snacks are provided for all three days.  
To take the Weekend Intensive Only, the fee is $399 for professionals.  Click here for details.  Click here to register.

Part III:  Instructor mentoring on your practice coaching once a month for three months.  Takes place on Zoom.

Thursday, November 19, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Central Time
Thursday, December 17, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Thursday, January 21, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Some questions you may have about the training from a prospective participant: 

Q: I have one question for you - once participants have completed the program do you offer assistance/guidance to those who would like to start their own parent coaching business?
A: Good question! My role is to provide the instruction, and it’s my sincere pleasure to now be able to refer new coaches to Family Life Coaching Association, an organization that serves their needs. We now have an easy resource for networking, webinars, an annual conference and even an Emerging Coaches’ committee! Before FLCA, it was much harder to find knowledge and assistance. I’m on the board, and can steer coaches to all this wonderfulness!
Q: Hi Tina, Thank you for sharing - this is all great information! I was looking at the online class dates and noticed conflicts with three of the Zoom call dates, as I have work commitments on these days and I know the Zoom classes are all day. Is there a way to participate by watching a recording of the Zoom call after the session and I can submit any assignments necessary or discussion posts following this? 
A: Yes, you can watch recordings of the trainings, and if you can attend partial days, that would be ideal. Assignments are due at the same time, either way, the day before the next class.  Hope this is helpful!
Q: Definitely helpful! and I would certainly try to coordinate with my work to attend the majority of the classes. I really appreciate you taking the time to respond to all my questions. Thank you!

Consults are now available for Parenting Coach Certification Graduates!

$160/hour for individual consultation

$60/hour for group consultation (minimum of 3)

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Program Cost

$3799 Regular Price

$3499 Early Bird Price

March 12, 13, 14, 2020  Weekend Intensive Only is $399 for professionals.  Click here for details.


Minimum of a four-year degree in a child- or human services- related field (exceptions may be granted by the instructor for significant other training or applicable life experience).  Must have access to a Microsoft-enabled computer and phone for classes, be able to attend all dates listed above, and perform required volunteer parent coaching in order to become certified.

Payments in 2 equal installments are allowed.

From a certified coach/certified pediatric nurse practitioner:

“I have 8 slots this week filled with parent coaching clients!  It’s growing and I am really enjoying working with parents on this level.  Thanks so much for everything you have taught me (and keep teaching me).  I have become one of the ripples in the pond that you have dropped a pebble into.”

From a family support worker and recent graduate of the Parenting Coach Certification Program: 

“These past 9 months have provided us an incredible learning platform. I have grown so much personally and as a coach.  I feel privileged to have had this opportunity.”

Program Cost

We now have:

  • $100 discount for applying for the scholarship (just make your payment $3399 before the early bird registration date). The winner will be refunded the amount paid.  
  • Payments can be made in 2 parts 
  • Group rates are as follows:  5-9 participants=10% off; 10+ participants 15% off!)
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1. Download the PDF Registration Form 

2. Download the PDF Scholarship Form

3. Complete the forms by typing in your responses and emailing to

3. Click the red button to pay by credit card or make check payable to Anu Family Services. If needed, we can send an invoice.

4. Mail forms and check to:  

Parenting Coach Certification Registration
Center for the Challenging Child/Anu Family Services
901 Fourth St., Suite 180
Hudson, WI 54016