Show 139 – Parent as Coach with Diana Sterling

Teen Boy Reading Book



Discover coaching tools to create connection and to give your teen the space to examine their choices, feelings, needs, and grow up as a result. What qualities and skills are you ready to develop to make you a better coach?



  • gentle listening without interrupting
  • mutual respect
  • positive regard and seeing your teen as a whole, resourcesful person
  • searching for strengths
  • acknowledging
  • caring
  • being curious and courageous


Find out how your parenting role changes from teacher, administrator, to coach when your kids develop from young children to adolescence.


Learn about the power of questions and curiosity. Have you ever been asked these questions when you were a teen? Would you be willing to ask these of yourself and your child?

  • What do you need from adults in your teen years?
  • How do you want to be treated by parents and other adults? How do you want to live your life in the future?
  • What can you do to find meaning in your life?


After this show, do three practical things to improve your relationship with your teen and support your child to grow into a mature adult.


Our guest Diana Sterling is a professional certified coach, speaker, author and trainer as well as a 35-year veteran business owner and innovator. She has a life-long commitment to self-employment and to helping others find meaning and success, which has resulted in the creation of many products, programs and services including The Parent as Coach Approach: Seven Ways to Coach Your Teen in the Game of Life. Diana says this: “Over the past 15 years, it has been a joy and honor to have coached and taught thousands of individuals; parents, teens and family groups, as well as business owners, new entrepreneurs, and community leaders who have found incredible transformation in their teenagers as well as the entire family; All with my unique and ground-breaking parent coaching program, The Parent as Coach Approach.”


Let’s keep this conversation going.


Tell us about your experiences with your teens. What do you celebrate? What are your challenges?


Please comment below or visit our FaceBook Page for frequent updates.


Broadcasted: Sunday November 4th, 2013 1100-1200 Eastern Time on CFRU 93.3 FM, Guelph, Ontario, Canada


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