“The PCI attracts outstanding professionals who want to make positive differences for families. We’re very excited about PCI’s growing global collegial community.”
~Gloria DeGaetano, Founder/CEO
BELLINGHAM, WA, April 29, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Parent Coaching Institute (PCI) is pleased to announce the addition of two new instructors to its team. Emily Mathon and Cheryl Hersh, both PCI Certified Parent Coaches®, have begun their six-month instructor training, preparing to begin teaching in the Fall 2021.
Ms. Mathon, from Virginia, brings a broad range of educational experiences to her role as a PCI instructor. Her career path includes an undergraduate education at Vassar College, a year of service in AmeriCorps, a Master’s of Science in Teaching Science at Portland State University, and twenty years of experience working with young adults in high school and young children in early childhood settings. Ms. Mathon’s personal coaching business is Empathy Parenting.
Ms. Hersh, from Texas, has helped shape the lives of hundreds through her role as a teacher and school administrator. Prior to starting her coaching business, Hersh Parent Coaching, Ms Hersh worked as a teacher and middle-school principal at Los Angeles’ Pressman Academy, then shepherded Austin Jewish Academy as its Head of School for seven years. With a Bachelor of Science in Education, graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas, as well as a Master of Arts in Education and an MBA from the American Jewish University, she brings a reservoir of educational acumen to her role of PCI instructor.
“PCI is thrilled to welcome Emily and Cheryl to our instructor team, as we expand PCI’s Parent Coach Certification® Training Program. There has never been a greater need or a better time for parent coaches,” says Gloria DeGaetano, Founder and CEO. “Families are struggling to cope with the stresses of our increasingly complex society, and PCI’s parent coaching proves to be a very effective way to help moms, dads, and kids flourish–even during the most challenging of times.”
Using evidence-based strategies and a well-researched framework for communication and analysis, PCI Certified Parent Coaches® work with individual parents, couples, or small groups in a strength-based approach, helping them resolve parenting challenges.
Ms. Mathon points out, “The PCI process to become an instructor mirrors the PCI Coaching process which reflects the intended impacts for families. That is, PCI embodies the life-affirming commitment to transformation through listening, growth, and leveraging strengths. The PCI Instructor Team members are encouraged to ask questions, offer feedback and lean on our unique abilities to support students.”
Ms. Hersh adds, “There is great collaboration and respect among the instructors and leadership. It is exciting to be around such inspiring and intentional leadership and to work with such an experienced team of instructors.”
“PCI coaches-in-training, as well as PCI instructors, work from the heart and are highly skilled,” says DeGaetano. “The PCI attracts the best and brightest professionals from around the world, including teachers, social workers, counselors, community health workers, and others who have a passion to make positive differences for families. We’re very excited about PCI’s growing global collegial community.”
PCI is in partnership with Southern New Hampshire University that provides optional 6 graduate level credits for each course of the Parent Coach Certification® Training Program for a total of 24 credits. Applications are now being accepted for 2021 Fall (September) Start for PCI’s one-year, distance-learning parent coach training program. The application deadline is August 13, 2021.
About The Parent Coaching Institute
The Parent Coaching Institute (The PCI) is the leader and originator of the parent coaching profession, setting the highest training standards for Parent Coach Certification®. The PCI, a global company and international community of professional parent coaches, is headquartered in Bellingham, Washington. For more information, please visit www.ThePCI.org, or e-mail [email protected].
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