How to Kick Start Meaningful Career Conversations

What do you want to do when you grow up? Every teenager is asked this a billion times. At least that is the way they feel. They are scared about going out into the big, bad real world. The endless questions about what they will do compound the problem that they honestly don’t know. I […]

Connection Trumps Connectivity

Mom walks in and says with disgust: “When are you going to pick up those socks?” Son grunts out:  “Later.” Raising her voice, mom blurts: “You never take care of your socks!” Now shouting, she adds:  “They have been for months!!!”  Son shoots back with attitude: “Why are you always yelling at me?”   Mom […]

DO NOT Prepare Kids for the Real World

After 15 years of counseling and coaching teens, I have this message to parents, educators, fellow school counselors and coaches: DO NOT prepare kids for the real world!        “If you are deliberately trying to create a future that feels safe, you will willfully ignore the future that is likely.”  ― Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are […]

How to assess and address your teen’s stress

See the presentation I plan to give the nation’s school counselors in New Orleans at the ASCA annual conference. Learn to read teens like Peyton Manning reads a defense. I help you bring the inside out, so stress can be solved using a visual. Simple yet powerful!   http://youtu.be/9vDGJOVlM1Y

Can Moms & Dads Suffer from Senioritis?

Moms and Dads can Get Senioritis Senioritis is the “illness” that spreads virally through the seniors in high school throughout the country. I had a great conversation with a local 12th grade student preparing to make the leap to college; she inspired this post. Parents can catch a strain of the senioritis bug too! There […]

The #1 Secret for Parents of Teens

What is the #1 secret for parents of teens? The best gift you can give your teen is presence. Once you have provided the everyday basic needs, this is the secret I hope every parent on the planet learns. Showing up and providing undivided attention is huge.   There is so much to learn about […]

Why isn’t Training Required for Parenting?

I am sure most everyone realizes the very peculiar reality that parenting is one of the toughest jobs that requires no preparation. What is riding on parenting? Oh, just the future of humanity. So, with everything on the line, no classes, education, training, or coaching is required. There isn’t even required reading for those taking […]

Making the Invisible Visible: The First Step in Solving Our Stress

“Getting Ready” has turned into READY!!!I am offering a free webinar series to coach parents how my “Solving Our Stress (S.O.S.)” scale stops the conflict so parents can support and guide their kids again! Learn how to make the invisible visible! Stress can be hidden inside. A powerful and simple visual changes the game! I […]

Is Home Where the Heart is?

“Home is where the heart is,” according to the old proverb. Doesn’t heart seem to be missing from many homes? Isn’t this one of the main roots of our biggest problems? In my experience, lack of heart appears at the heart of the problems in the world. We are a data-driven, evidence based world. We […]

Happy New Year!

Thank you for following my blog posts and Get Ready Coaching business. In 2015 I will continue to focus on supporting parents of teens and their teens. This niche continues to speak to my heart and aligns with all of my experience. I plan to make 2015 a breakout year.I hope 2015 is amazing for […]


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