Family coaching is based on the same concept as individual coaching. Supporting the individual to move from where they are to where they want to be, to a deeper understanding, self-discovery, and self-realization.
It is not a therapeutic relationship but a partnership with the whole family, focusing on what the family wants and how they can act consistently to achieve their declared goals. Supporting the development of a purposeful way of life that focuses on direct communication, values-based living, strengthening all relationships within the family, and experiencing the joy of living together every day.
Family coaching opens up possibilities for the individual and the family by focusing and bringing common interests in sync towards a unified vision or goal. Establishing unity helps to successfully navigate the inevitable crashes or ups and downs when they occur, without these ups and downs pushing the family into fear and crisis or a downward spiral.
Each family member has strengths that can be a power source for unity; discovering, aligning, and living by them is the process.
The coaching method uses goal-setting, motivational interviewing, and strengths management techniques to help parents address the whole family's needs and when and how they need support.
Family coaching always takes a flexible approach. It supports and focuses on resolving individual situations and life obstacles or crises rather than solely focusing on the agenda and goals of coaching.
Through coaching, parents can explore their children's social and emotional competence and learn about it. Discuss realistic expectations at different stages of development and how healthy social and emotional competence can help children thrive by actively experiencing the importance of the family in shaping their children's future.
Develop an action plan on how parents and other caregivers can develop strategies to support children's emotional and social development; and how they can intentionally incorporate these effective strategies into their daily lives - moving the family from knowledge to action.