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Become a Parent Coach

Guide parents into peace and connection in their homes

Are you passionate about helping families grow in connection and peace? Has the Connected Families Framework been a tool you love, both in your home and/or your practice?

It is our privilege to equip new parent coaches, as they utilize the Framework in supporting more families. By coming alongside you, whether you’re a counselor, a pastor, or a social worker, we love watching the impact multiplied through YOU.

Do any of these describe you?

  • You already have a coaching certification or practice and want to incorporate the Connected Families Framework into your work. 
  • You are a trained counselor or work in human services and desire to offer a focused coaching element, using the Connected Families Framework, to your clients.
  • You are serving families in a ministry setting and want to bring a coaching lens to your conversations. 

Become a Connected Families certified parent coach

A Connected Families parent coach comes alongside parents for a season of time to inspire and equip them using our biblically-based Framework. Coaching is a forward-focused approach that identifies where a family is currently while encouraging and providing tools to help them reach their preferred future.

Minimum experience/educational requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services/OT/education/ministry. Exceptions considered on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Preferred: Counseling Degree/Coaching Certification/Ministry Experience
  • Parent for at least 5 years (exceptions considered)
  • Agree with the Connected Families Statement of Faith

Why coaching?

Learn why Connected Families offers coaching rather than therapy in this article by Chad Hayenga

I wanted to help families, not just teens, because behind hurting teens are hurting parents. Upon getting licensed as a therapist, I began seeing teens in a therapeutic context, but saw little change in families as a result. I found that in many cases the teens’ issues were closely related to how they were parented, and that much of my work with teens was aimed at helping them cope with their parents. So I quit doing therapy with teens to focus on coaching parents.

Here’s what Michelle said after completing the program:

“I just have a real heart for children to know Jesus and to be in a place where they can spiritually thrive. And so that for me was the draw for Connected Families. I chose Connected Families because the framework is the gospel. When a parent is parenting in a way that comes from the place of grace, of truth, of love, then they are modeling Jesus for their children. ” – Michelle Davidson, Sparrow Ministrees



  • Duration:  3 to 6 months – to be completed by April 2025
  • Cost – $750 per individual / $850 for couples



  • Grow as a parent while you investigate if becoming a parent coach, using the Connected Families Framework, is right for you.



  • Duration – 8 months
  • Next cohort begins in April 2025! 
  • Cost – $1400 per individual / $2,100 for couples


  • Complete all Connected Families online courses
  • Read all Connected Families ebooks
  • Record 5 coaching sessions and submit them to a Connected Families parent coach for encouragement and feedback
  • Eight check-in meetings during the 8-month cohort (approx 2 hours each)
  • Complete assignments as assigned


  • Personalized feedback (on the 5 recorded sessions) to encourage, challenge, and further equip you in your parent coaching
  • Ongoing access to Connected Families staff via email
  • Access to the Connected Families parent workbook to use in your practice



  • Duration – 12 months
  • Cost – $650 per year for individuals / $975 per year for couples


  • Regular check-in meetings on an ongoing basis, with a minimum of four required


  • Listed on our website as a Connected Families Certified Coach with a link to your website 
  • Email support as needed
  • Connected Families certified parent coach logo for your website
  • Access to the Connected Families parent workbook to use in your practice
  • Continued training in areas such as Speaking, Content Creation, Coaching
  • 25% off all Connected Families resources
  • Free access to all new CF online products

Questions you might have