How can I help you?

I provide a unique blend of common-sense strategies, intuitive guidance, and user-friendly tools to my in-home professional and parent clients.  I infuse all my offerings with real world skill building around smart searching, successful relationships, and interpersonal communication; pulling from my experience and expertise as a 30 + year industry expert, certified mediator, conflict coach, communications trainer, and Positive Discipline Parent Educator. 

The A to Z Nanny Contract has been used by thousands of nanny / family teams over the past 20 years to provide a solid foundation for a positive employment relationship.  This contract is your guide through the maze of terms and policies needed for long-term success, making sure employers and in-home professionals know what issues they need to consider and the most effective ways to navigate each issue.  The template provides the user with all the language necessary to create a customized, comprehensive, balanced agreement.  The accompanying guidebook helps you understand the nuances of the nanny / parent relationship and gives you smart options for avoiding common mistakes.  The contract helps you leapfrog over the normal industry learning curve; saving you time, money, and stress.  For details and to start customizing your contract, head over to www.AtoZNannyContract.com.

I’ll help you clarify the changes you’d like to make to your potential or current contract, outline your needs in clear, concise, professional language, and help you respond in a strong, collaborative way that gives you the best opportunity to create a contract that works well for both sides.

I’ll review your potential or current contract, provide a written evaluation outlining possible trouble spots and helpful additions, then finish up with a phone consultation to answer any questions you have about next steps.

I’ll help both sides clarify their needs and wants, identify shared goals and interests, understand the other’s perspective, and agree on terms that work well for both sides.

Don’t want to do your nanny or family assistant contract yourself? Then let me do it for you! With a phone call I’ll pull together your information then create your custom contract and get it to you within 5 days. Don’t worry if you’re unsure about anything. I’ll assess your needs, outline your choices and offer advice on what solution best fits your situation. This is a great option for parents who are first time employers, have an especially unique situation or are just too busy right now to get it done.

Is there’s a conversation you know you need to have but don’t know how to approach it?  I can help you identify your goal, the best ways to share your ideas, perspectives, and needs, ask questions to gain clarity and understanding, effectively respond to counter arguments, and to work collaboratively with the other person.  Often one or two sessions is all you need to successfully tackle the challenging conversation.

Do you want to become a more confident, capable, authentic communicator?  Do you struggle with a negative, limiting internal dialogue?  Do you need to figure out an effective way to engage with a difficult person or situation? Do you want to break long-standing patterns that don’t work for you and replace them with tried and true tools and techniques that give you the skills and know-how to communicate clearly, honestly, and respectfully?  If you’re ready to up your communication IQ, communication coaching can help.

If you’re facing a challenge or conflict in your employment relationship, mediation can help provide a neutral space and process for the employee and employer to share their views, understand the other party better, and work to develop solutions that work for everyone.  Difficulties don’t need to end a relationship.  It’s possible to work through them and strengthen your nanny / parent team.

A successful search starts with a detailed, compelling job description, however, creating one can be a challenging task.  This option is perfect for families who are searching on their own and also value the guidance of a top recruiter and household employment expert.  My 30+ years in the industry give me a deep understanding of the nanny and family assistant roles and successful employment relationships, enabling me to create a job description that accurately reflects your unique needs, style, and the ideal candidate for your family.  With the right job description, you’ll attract high quality candidates and screen out those that aren’t a good fit for your family. 

Wherever you are in your search—whether preparing to start, in the midst of interviewing, or negotiating your contract—I can expertly guide you through each stage. I can help you understand the nuances of a successful match while avoiding common pitfalls, saving you time, money, and stress.

We work in a niche industry.  One that AI or general resume writers just don’t get.  You can rely on my 30+ years of experience and expertise in our field to create a resume that spotlights your top strengths and skills in a way that impactfully connect with parents  and successfully matches your goals with the current in-home hiring market. 

Interviewing is hard. It can be difficult for even the best nanny to showcase themselves and accurately assess if a family is a good match. I can help you identify and share your key strengths and skills in a way that genuinely resonates with parents and ask the right questions so you can make a smart decision about which family is the right one for you.

Connection Centered Discipline is a caregiving / parenting approach built on the core concepts of Positive Discipline, infused with evidence-based strategies from child development, neuroscience, positive psychology, and other related fields, and woven together with child-focused positive communication and conflict resolution skills

The course was originally built from the ground up for nannies, helping them meet the unique aspects of working in the in-home field. It continues to address those needs and has over the years, expanded to include parents, grandparents, family care providers and others who love and care for children in its solutions-based approach.

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of parenting? Imagine having a trusted partner to guide you through every stage of your parenting journey, helping you navigate obstacles with confidence. Whether you’re dealing with toddler tantrums, teenage rebellion, or anything in between, I provide expert advice and practical solutions to foster a connected relationship and joyful home environment. As a Positive Discipline Parent Educator and the creator of Connection Centered Discipline, I offer personalized support to empower you with effective, respectful strategies and tools tailored to your family’s unique needs.

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of providing high quality care? Imagine having a trusted partner to help you navigate obstacles with confidence and competence. Whether you’re dealing with toddler tantrums, teenage rebellion, or anything in between, I provide expert advice and practical solutions to foster a connected relationship with your charge and joyful daily environment.  As a Positive Discipline Parent Educator and the creator of Connection Centered Discipline, I offer personalized support to empower you with effective, respectful strategies and tools tailored to you and your nanny family’s unique needs.

We all know when the parents and nanny work together around child-related issues, the child wins.  I can help you find collaborative ways to effectively address discipline issues, take the best advantage of teachable moments, and build the skills needed for social-emotional health and well-being. As a Positive Discipline Parent Educator and the creator of Connection Centered Discipline, I offer personalized support to empower you with effective, respectful strategies and tools tailored to your team’s unique needs.

Connection Centered Discipline is a caregiving approach built on the core concepts of Positive Discipline, infused with evidence-based strategies from child development, neuroscience, positive psychology, and other related fields, and woven together with child-focused positive communication and conflict resolution skills.  The course was built from the ground up for nannies, helping them meet the unique aspects of working in the in-home field.  Get all the details here.

The Level Up! series is 10 classes focused on helping nannies develop the practical skills they need to grow personally and professionally, giving them the insight and tools they need to be (even more) amazing in their jobs.  All the topics have come directly from the nanny community and it’s a diverse and relevant mix.  Classes can be purchased as a bundle or individually.

Classes

How to Write a Family Assistant Job Description and Contract that Protects Flexibility and Prevents Burnout

Problem Solving and Boundary Setting with Work-From-Home-Parents

“Grandma’s Here!” Working Successfully with Your Employers’ Extended Family

Raising the Bar on Your Career by Engaging with Your Employers as Clients

Avoiding Burnout While Being a Top Performer

“What should I include in my travel contract?”

Dealing with the Heartache of Leaving Your Kids At the End of a Job

Dos and Don’ts of Leaving Your Job Well

Improving Your Communication IQ

“What’s next?” options for transitioning out of nannying

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The family assistant segment of the household staffing industry continues to grow and there’s a need for those ready to step into these positions.  This one-of-a-kind, on demand program will help you understand the many aspects of the family assistant job, clearly define your unique skill set (and detail how to fill in the gaps where needed), prepare to market yourself to agencies and parents, and offer real world skills and strategies for being successful in this position.  Get all the details here.

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