Connected Families Coaching Certification Program

Learn to guide parents into peace and connection in their homes

Which of these describe you?

  1. You already have a coaching certification or practice and want to incorporate the Connected Families Framework into your work. 
  2. 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.
  3. You are serving families in a ministry setting and want to bring a coaching lens to your conversations. 

We can help you with that!

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.

Learn why Connected Families offers coaching rather than therapy.

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
  • Parent for at least 5 years (exceptions considered)
  • Agree with the Connected Families Statement of Faith

LEARNING

DETAILS:

REQUIREMENTS: 

BENEFIT:

  • Grow as a parent while you investigate if Parent Coaching using the Connected Families Framework is right for you.

TRAINING

DETAILS:

  • Duration - 1 year
  • The first cohort begins May 2020! 
  • Cost - $1200
  • PURCHASE PHASE 2

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Record 4 coaching sessions and submit to CF parent coach for encouragement and feedback.*
  • Eight check-in meetings during year-one (approx 90 minutes each).*

BENEFITS:

  • Personalized feedback (on the 4 recorded sessions) to encourage, challenge, and further equip you in your parent coaching.
  • Ongoing access to CF staff via email.
  • CF certified parent coach logo for your website.
  • Access to the CF parent workbook to use in your practice. 
  • Affiliate status with compensation for products sold and/or reduced rates for CF products.

SUSTAINING

DETAILS:

  • Duration - Annually for a minimum of 2 years
  • Cost - $650 per year
  • PURCHASE PHASE 3

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Opportunity for eight check-in meetings per year on an on-going basis with a minimum of four required.*

BENEFITS: 

  • Listed on our website as a CF Certified Coach with a link to your website. 
  • Email support as needed.
  • CF certified parent coach logo for your website.
  • Access to the CF parent workbook to use in your practice. 
  • Affiliate status with compensation for products sold and/or reduced rates for CF products.

* required to maintain your certified status

Ready to get started?

  • 1

    CONNECT

    Show your interest by filling out the Contact Us form. 

  • 2

    CHAT

    Connect with Chad Hayenga by phone or email. 

  • 3

    GET STARTED!

    Start in on Phase 1 after talking through the details with Chad. 

  • 4

    INVEST

    Invest in the lives of parents and families through our CF Coaching Program. 

Questions You Might Have

What happens if I don’t complete Phase 1 in 6 months?

Six months is a guide for how long we think the certification program should take. If you need more time, let us know and we will seek to find a solution.

Does the $650 in Phase 1 cover the cost of the books, online course, and coaching?

BOOKS
As soon as we receive your application and payment we will send both Discipline That Connects and How to Grow a Connected Family. If you already have these books you may pass them along to encourage another parent.

If you live internationally we will work with you on a case by case basis. 

ONLINE COURSE

If you’ve already taken the course, great job! You are on your way! If you haven’t we will give you a special code to access the course for free (included in your phase 1 payment). We are unable to reduce the cost of phase 1 if you’ve already paid for and taken the course.

COACHING
If you’ve paid for a four-session coaching package in the last two years, we will reduce Phase 1 costs by the amount you paid.

What is the going rate for coaching sessions? I’d like to understand ROI before moving forward.

At Connected Families we have a suggested rate of $480 for a four-session coaching package. As an individual practitioner you can set your own rate based on your experience, clientele, location, etc.

Will CF help me find clients?

The certification program equips you to work effectively with parents. If you are certified, we will endorse you on our website. You will need to network and find your own clients.

Do you offer scholarships to go through the program?

We offer two scholarships per year (application coming soon!) for those who are in ministry with underserved people groups either in the United States or internationally. Requirement for ongoing scholarship and certification is that you may not charge for your services. If you choose to begin charging, we’ll ask that you pay the phase 3 amount annually.

Do I need to use all of the Connected Families Framework or can I vary my approach and pick and choose what I use?

If you are gaining parent coaching clients by promoting yourself as a Connected Families certified parent coach we would expect that you stick closely to the framework. It is important to us that we keep the essence and fidelity of our framework. We would desire and expect that you would add your personal anecdotes and tweaks that truly make it your own while maintaining the core of the CF Framework. The CF coaching workbook easily guides the coaching conversations.

How can I be sure the CF Parent Coaching Certification Program is right for me?

The four-session coaching package with a CF coach is required for all who enter the certification process. It is helpful on the parenting front but also helps potential coaches get a strong sense about whether it’s a good fit. We also work to screen potential coaches to make sure it is beneficial for all!

Does the price need to be paid up front, or can it be paid in monthly or quarterly installments?

If you begin Phase 2 in April, we would ask that you pay annually each year in April. We’ll send an invoice annually as a reminder.

During phase 2 what does the eight 90-minute check-in meetings entail?

During your first year of certification, you’ll meet 8 times through video platform with Chad Hayenga and/or Lynne Jackson along with other parent coaches who are going through the certification process. These are 90 minutes in length and are interactive. They are intended to cement what you’ve learned, be an encouragement to your practice, while also growing your toolkit.

Do I NEED to charge for coaching services?

Absolutely not! You can use your coaching certification however you see fit.  However, we do believe it is a valuable resource and is worth charging at the minimum a nominal fee for your expertise and time.

Churches might consider investing in a key lay-leader to become their certified CF Parent Coach.

After phase 2 (when I am certified) can I say I’m a CF Certified Coach even if I don’t go on to Phase 3?

For quality assurance purposes we request that coaches stay in Phase 3 for a minimum of two years. After that time coaches are encouraged to continue with Phase 3. However, if you choose to no longer participate your name and website link will be removed from our website. You may still use all you’ve learned in your practice and you can continue to call yourself a CF Certified Coach.

Can your status be “inactive” for a period of time in Phase 3?

Yes! However, we would ask that you plan ahead and let us know that is your intention rather than retroactively ask for your status to be moved to inactive. Due to administrative complexities, we will be unable to reimburse your annual certification fee.

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