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Diana Sterling

Diana SterlingDiana Sterling, Certified Professional Coach, speaker, author and trainer is a 35-year veteran business owner and innovator. Her life-long commitment to self-employment and to helping others find meaning and success has resulted in the creation of many products, programs and services including The Parent as Coach Approach, Family Coach Training and The Entrepreneurial Women’s Academy. Diana has coached and taught thousands of individuals; business owners, new entrepreneurs, leaders, executives, parents, teens and family groups.

Diana holds a Bachelors Degree in Drama from San Diego State University and is working towards a Masters Degree in Education, majoring in Adult Learning and Development at Portland State University. She has completed a Professional Certificate in Coaching at New Ventures West and holds the distinction of being a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, by Life Design International. Diana is a sought-after radio presenter, public speaker, lecturer, trainer and facilitator in the areas of Small Business Development, Parenting, Life Skills for Teens, and Professional Coaching. She has a wealth of knowledge and communicative skills acquired through her background in coaching, teaching, drama, music and film production.

She is a member of the International Coach Federation and will be presenting her findings on the efficacy of parent coaching using The Parent as Coach Approach at the London International Coaching Conference in October.  You can learn more about Diana and her relentless passion for family, parent and teen coaching at

Diana is her own first client. She is married to Bill Sterling and together have three grown children. By the way – The Parent as Coach Approach…worked.
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Dr. Roger Frame

Roger Frame - The Conflict WhispererRoger Frame, Ph.D. is known as The Conflict Whisperer®.  His book, Don’t Carve the Turkey with a Chainsaw: Resolving Family Conflict was the winner of the 2012 National Indie Excellence Awards “Relationship” category.  He states that one style of conflict resolution for all situations is no more appropriate than one style of clothing for all situations.  He also discloses why conflict escalates during the teen years, and delivers powerful tips and techniques to resolve the conflicts we all face. As the President of Frameworks 4 Learning, LLC, and PineStar Publishing, he consults and conducts workshops across the United States on interpersonal conflict resolution issues. 

Roger was one of the first individuals certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator, and was President of the Florida Society of Psychotherapists.  He has a broad range of experience working extensively with families and professionals in the schools, in private practice, and as a trainer and sales representative for The Psychological Corporation and Harcourt Assessment.  Thousands of mental health professionals, educators, and parents have experienced his quick humor, and insightful techniques in workshops that receive excellent reviews.

Dr. Frame is currently licensed in Colorado as both a Licensed Professional Counselor, and as a School Psychologist.   He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, his M.A. from Western Michigan University, and his B.A. from Denison University.  He has one adopted son who is now 25 years old.  Check out his blog and website at or email him at
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Sheryl Stoller

Sheryl StollerSheryl Stoller is a compassionate, experienced, and highly respected PCI Certified Parent Coach®, and founder of Stoller Parent Coaching. She collaborates with parents to cultivate lasting positive changes in children’s behaviors, motivation, and development. Her innovative offerings include Whole Brain Living Practices™ and free weekly Parents Re-Group Calls™. Married for 25 years and a parent of two sons and a daughter, she is seasoned, grateful, and gratified.

Her expertise is featured on NBC Chicago Weekend Morning News and in Chicago Parent Magazine. Sheryl contributes to various parent-targeted projects of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the national Parenting 2.0  LinkedIn group sponsoring the P20talks.

In Sheryl’s active practice she coaches parents one-to-one or as couples, in person, by phone, or on-line. Three-way conferencing accommodates couples’ schedules. She customizes interactive topical workshops for hospitals, schools, and community gatherings.

Parents bombarded by demands, pressures, and messages are understandably sapped of energy and patience. Through Whole Brain Living Practices™, Sheryl guides parents to apply new understandings from advances in  brain research to affect their own as well as their children’s thoughts  and behaviors. In her Parents Re-Group Calls™ Sheryl creates a supportive community that revitalizes parents as they all share ideas related to that week’s topic.

Her own journey parenting her children through their difficult transitions has proven to be a powerful source of comfort, hope, and insight for the parents she serves. Sheryl listens without judgment, nurtures positive perspectives, and enables others to do the same for themselves.

A sampling from her many grateful clients: “Sheryl’s warmth, positive  approach, deep listening, and well-timed sharing of knowledge led to new insights and a personalized action plan that has been extremely effective.” “With Sheryl, I learned so much about how to adjust my parenting to empower my kids to make good choices.”
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Dr. Rosina McAlpine – Communication 101 Lead

Rosina McAlpineDr Rosina McAlpine is an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. She is an internationally recognised educator and researcher with four teaching awards and five best paper awards.

Since becoming a mother Dr Rosina has developed practical and innovative approaches to parenting, including the Inspired Children Program empowering parents to help their children develop key life skills like good self-esteem, communication skills and resilience in just 15 minutes at a time.

Dr Rosina’s new book Inspired Children: how the leading minds of today raise their kids, provides the latest research into child development and parenting from preconception to teen years in an easy to read form.
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Tara Kennedy-Kline – EQ to IQ Lead

Tara Kennedy-KlineTara Kennedy-Kline is the self proclaimed “Multi-Level Mom™”. This blissfully chaotic wife and mother of 2 boys believes in “Embracing life on the level you’re at.” Among many of her “levels” Tara includes:

Author of: Stop Raising Einstein: Discover the Unique Brilliance in Your Child…and You!Co-Author of: Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire, Blogger @ Mom Reality Bytes™, President/CEO of TK’s Toy Box, Founder and Mayor of, Certified Dream Coach®, Speaker, Workshop Presenter, and Taxi Driver, Chef and Domestic Manager for The Kline household.

Tara signs her email as she lives her life: “Love unconditionally, Give freely, Laugh openly, Learn daily, Grow immensely”.
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