Hey there! I'm Colleen Sims.
I help parents who want to raise emotionally resilient children and leave their guilt and worry behind using evidence-based strategies in my comprehensive coaching.
I've guided families of all shapes and sizes using detailed parenting strategies and creative insights for over 15 years.
The biggest compliment I've received was when a parent called me the "Behavior Decoder." I'm obsessed with the motivation behind behavior and love teaching parents how they to can find their decoder ring in the cereal box!
I love hearing the stories of transformation while working with families. Helping parents find their confidence and children gain resilience drives everything I do.
I was one of the 10% of kids between the ages of 5-15 afflicted with a mental disorder, although no one knew until my first hospitalization for anxiety and depression at age 15.
My parents didn't have the tools or information to help me or even recognize the beginning sub-threshold symptoms I experienced for years before my diagnosis. I have made it my life's work to help educate parents on researched-backed strategies to raise resilient children.
If you're looking for effective parenting strategies to raise happy, emotionally intelligent kids as well as a sounding board and experienced mentor to hold your hand while guiding you to use the strategies, I'd love to help you!
I'm a Certified Family Life Educator with a Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Houston. I'm a member of the National Council on Family Relations, the National Parenting Educators Network, the Oregon Parenting Educators Network, the Family Life Coaching Association and the Society for Research in Child Development.
When I'm not working with families I enjoy spending time with my husband, Seven, and my pup Little Bean! More often than not you can find me engaging in some form of intellectual nourishment or dancing around while cooking in my kitchen.
If you're dying to know more, here are 3 things most people don't know about me... My nickname growing up was Bean, so my dog is my namesake! I grew up in the south but have lived on both coasts of the U.S. and I have 2 stepsons and 3 step-grandkids!
Want to learn more about parent coaching or how we can work together?
Here's your next move:
Schedule a free call with me so we can talk about your struggles and concerns and see if we would be a good match for working together. Or join the wait list for the Parenting By Design Membership, coming soon!
Thanks for reading my story! I hope to hear from you soon!