Become a Certified Parent Coach

Would you like to enhance your already established parent coaching or mental health career, or start a new one as a parent coach?  Do you want to work with birth 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, with trauma histories and without, 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.

Upcoming Course Information:

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Course Dates: October 20, 2022 thru June 8, 2023

Part I:  Virtual Classes (Thursdays, 9a-3p US Central Time, with 1-hour break for lunch) 
*Virtual classes are on Zoom (you will receive a link to join, nothing to download on your computer) from 9a-3p CT 

NOTE: Each class has significant reading commitments.

October 20, 2022 Overview of parent coaching, child development
November 17, 2022 Present Moment parenting, physiological effects of communication 
(skipping November due to Thanksgiving)  
December 15, 2022 Parenting children with ADHD, Asperger’s and Autism
January 19, 2023  Parenting children with Reactive Attachment Disorder & adoption
February 16, 2023 Parenting gifted children
March 16, 2023  Parenting with attachment and attunement

Part II:  Zoom Intensive (Included in your 8-month Course registration)
Focused on grief, loss and trauma with live parent coaching demonstrations by Tina Feigal

Thursday, April 20, 9a-12:30p 

Friday, April 21, 9a-12:30p Mandatory class – it cannot be recorded. Live Parent Coaching Demonstration by Tina
Monday, April 24, 9:00a-12:30p Debrief live coaching from Friday, practice coaching in dyads with classmates, Step Inside the Circle – Compassion Prison Project

To take the Intensive Only, the fee is $399 for professionals.  Click here for details.  Click here to register.

Part III:  Instructor mentoring on your practice coaching every two weeks via Zoom.

Thursday, May 11, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Central Time
Thursday, May 25, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Thursday, June 8, 2022 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.  

You will receive a Certificate of Completion from Anu Family Services upon completion of the Parent Coaching Certification Course requirements.

Some questions you may have about the training from a 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 serve on the board, and am happy to 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, which you must request in advance.  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.  No recordings of Part II or III will be made, as parents are coached live for Part II and we want to maintain their privacy, and for Part III, each coach needs to receive coach mentoring individually.  If you miss the scheduled session, make an appointment with Tina to be mentored at your earliest convenience. 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!

Here's what our students say about the class:

"Thank you for your exceptional teaching, guidance, and mentoring!  You have been transformational in my life in so many ways over these last 15+ years! I have so much love, appreciation, and gratitude for you and what you do."
~Theresa Anderson, Ed.D., former coaching client and new Certified Parenting Coach

"Thank you so much Tina! This class was amazing. I feel like I am a better parent for it. The world is lucky to have you." ~Megan

"Class this last week was a true gift to me. In fact, I had the profound experience of feeling like I was exactly where I was meant to be, and that all my life experiences are coming together for this purpose. I'm so grateful to be a part of it!"  -~Kaysie Steele

"Thank you so much, Tina!  There are no words to describe how much I appreciate you and all you do for parents, the next generation, and all your students.  Your knowledge and insight are irreplaceable.  Thank you for pursuing this purpose.  It has been a pleasure to be taught by you." ~ Mindy

Coach mentoring is now available for Parenting Coach Certification Graduates!

$60/hour for individual consultation

$30 for monthly  2-hour group consultation

NOTE: You will receive an email invitation to the sessions after you pay.  These are drop-in sessions, 9-11 a.m.  Central.  You can choose the second Thursday or  Friday of the month.  Email to let me know your choice.

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Registration Information

Program Cost

$3999 Regular Price
$3599 Early Bird Price*
*Early bird pricing deadline is October 1, 2022 and requires payment in full by 10/1/22-no exceptions.
Intensive Only is $399 for professionals.  Click here for details.

Payment Plans Available. Contact to arrange.  Early Bird pricing does not apply to payment plans.

Course Prerequisites
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.

Group Pricing* 

5-9 participants=$3499 per person
10+participants=$3399 per person
*Early Bird discount does not apply to group pricing

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1. Download the PDF Registration Form 

2. Complete the form 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

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.”