Diana 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 www.dianasterling.com.
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.
Born and raised in Southern California, Rhonda Sciortino’s experience of the beautiful southern California foothills was not that of the average middle class resident in the 60’s and 70’s. Rhonda was raised in a filthy, rodent infested, one-room shack that had no heating, questionable plumbing, and a cesspool that regularly overflowed down the dirt driveway.
The neighborhood was rough, but what happened inside the house was much more terrifying than the neighboring drug dealers, “Hell’s Angel’s,” or the people who bragged about their drive-by shootings. After a lifetime of searching for answers to the big questions of life, Rhonda found some answers, and peace to accept the unanswered. Through her books and speaking, Rhonda hopes to encourage everyone to find and fulfill the specific Assignment for their lives. There are clues, and it’s incumbent upon us to find and evaluate them and then determine to fulfill our unique Assignment to the best of our ability.
Where we came from, what we’ve gone through, and what we’ve done are exactly the things that qualify us to do our Assignments. It doesn’t matter how old we are, how incapable we may feel, or how many mistakes we’ve made. As long as we’re still breathing, we’re still in the game! You can succeed because of what you’ve been through!
Navy SEAL training, entrepreneurial ventures, and corporate business leadership did not fully prepare Jeff Everage for his life’s biggest challenge – fatherhood. In 2008 as his young sons began fighting constantly, he dedicated as much time to his parenting education as he had to his career education. Following his first Redirecting Children’s Behavior (RCB) Parenting Course, he made the commitment to incorporate positive parenting techniques and to share them with others, ultimately becoming a certified RCB and a certified Positive Discipline Instructor.
In order to teach an ever-expanding world-wide network of parents looking to build happier families and raise self-motivated kids, Jeff co-founded www.PeaceInYourHome.com. Through Peace In Your Home, Jeff provides parents engaging online education based on mutual respect and community support.
A sought after keynote speaker, writer, and trainer, Jeff presents and writes about parenting fundamentals backed by new brain science, evolutionary development, cultural history, and common sense.
Jeannine Zoppi is a Clinical Psychologist licensed in New York and New Jersey. Dr. Zoppi received her doctorate from Seton Hall University and completed post-doctoral internship and fellowship training at the Karen Horney Institute in New York City.
Dr. Zoppi is a certified School Psychologist and has been trained as an Expert Witness/Expert Evaluator through the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services. She has worked with various patient populations across a variety of mental health settings, including those in the foster care system and with homeless youth at Covenant House.
Dr. Zoppi serves as Member-at-Large to the Executive Board of the New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA), NJPA Affiliate Caucus Chair and Chair of the NJPA Public Education Anti- Bullying Committee, and is Past-President of Essex-Union County Association of Psychologists.
She is also a member of NJPA’s Insurance Committee and Conference Committee. Dr. Zoppi is a member of the American Psychological Association’s Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology Class of 2011-2012.
She has presented on the topic of adoption at various local and national conferences, including those sponsored by the National Council for Adoption, the Adoption Initiative, Adoptive Parents Committee and Concerned Persons for Adoption. She is currently in private practice in Caldwell, NJ where she specializes in the treatment of adoption issues, adult survivors of childhood abuse and PTSD.
Pilar M. Placone, Ph.D. is a licensed marriage and family therapist whose twenty years of practice is dedicated to bringing clients a renewed sense of hope and fulfillment. In her work, she assists parents and their children develop mature, optimal relationships, within the context of a busy family life.
Dr. Placone is author of Mindful Parent Happy Child: A Guide to Raising Joyful and Resilient Children (2011) provides a more holistic and comprehensive set of behavioral tools for parents, teachers, childcare providers and therapists.