Meet Your Coach
Hi! I’m Diana
I’m glad you’ve found me! I’m a wife, a mom to 3 awesome (but also very challenging) kids, and I’m a certified parent and family coach. I have a passion for helping hurting families leave the trenches of chaos, reclaim peace, and restore hope.
Two of my children came to me through adoption and struggle with all sorts of issues related to early childhood trauma exposure. These include FASD, Complex PTSD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, and more. Sometimes they’re my greatest challenge. Always they’re my greatest gifts.
Though we’re far from perfect and we still have our less than stellar days, we are lightyears from where we used to be!
That doesn’t mean getting there was easy. It wasn’t…and it still isn’t! Even though my kids are big now, we still have some hard days. But, we also have good times, too.
I’m not some kind of magician or RAD Genie, though. Like many of the moms I work with, we tried all the things and sought all kinds of help over the years. Most of it was lackluster at best and very often missed the mark…but it still cost thousands upon thousands of dollars.
I’m not okay with that!
By and large, we were left to figure things out largely on our own. After looking in the mirror and realizing the stress of all of this was literally killing me, I knew I had to do things differently. I had to figure it out, and I had to figure it out fast, or I was going to lose everything…my kids, my marriage, my house…and yes, probably more.
That’s why I now do what I do. I’m not okay with parents being thrown into the deep end of the ocean and expected to figure things out on their own while swimming against the sharks. I’m not okay with families imploding because they don’t have the right tool, skills, or help they need to do their jobs. I’m not okay with families being shattered because they tried to do something good.
I’ve been down this road. I know how intense, scary, and utterly exhausting parenting these kids can be. I also know it’s impossible to do alone!
I know how important it is to be validated. I know how much of a difference it makes to find helpers who actually get it and have had success in working with hard kids.
I also know how critical it is to have someone in MY court who has MY back and understands how truly extreme the issues that come with parenting hurt kids can be. I found my way out of toxic stress and despair. I still know the way out. I’d love to help you find it too!
I frequently share tips, tools, and tidbits of wisdom both on my Facebook Page and my Instagram feed. Come join me! I’d love to hear your thoughts and get to know you better.
Let the fire within you shine brighter than the flames around you!
This journey doesn’t have to destroy you. There is a way out. There is hope!
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