Losing connection with your kids?
I help parents shift their approach and build more genuine, calm, durable relationships with their children.
And Peace of Mind.
Parenting is one of the most meaningful and most challenging tasks on earth.
Of course, you’re going to feel completely perplexed, bone tired and downright lost sometimes along the way.
If you feel like you’re not walking your parenting talk, you’re in the right place.
(Go ahead and exhale.)
Photo by Lori Walters
Is This You?
You’re here because you’re a mom, dad, relative or caregiver who feels the importance of parenting right down into the cells of your body.
You see being a parent as a great gift and a sacred responsibility.
You believe your role is to support this young person to dance to the beat of their own heart so they can live their life to the fullest and shine their precious light into the world.
BUT at the moment…
It’s not happening. You’re not parenting how you want to be.
You get into the day with your children, stuff happens and, even though you're armed with strategies and deep breaths, you get triggered. You slide into default responses. You compromise your own values. Words come out of your mouth that you regret. You're losing connection with your child and it's breaking your heart. I know that you're overwhelmed and you don't know what to do next.
You know there has to be another way.
One of greater ease and joy.
One that reflects what you believe and keeps you connected with your child.
A way that aligns with your heartfelt vision for your own life and for your family.
You're right. There is another way.
And I can help you get there.
In a coaching program focused completely on you
- body, mind, heart and soul -
you'll resolve those old triggers and get parenting in the way you desire.
Imagine the peace.
Imagine feeling present and resourceful (even through all the crazy, beautiful stuff that happens).
Imagine going to bed feeling content with how you parented today.
This is absolutely possible for you.
"When we started, I felt like I was falling backwards but, within weeks, I could already feel things changing in me. Not just thinking it, but actually doing it. I am very grateful for Lori's respectful, soulful guidance and the way she stayed with me until I really had it in me.
Lori was like a midwife in the birth of my new approach. The changes in me make my heart sing every day."
F Glenn, Edmonton
"Lori was so attuned with where I’m at in my own journey as a man and as a father. She created the quality of space I needed to access parts of myself that I hadn’t been able to connect to on my own.
This was a transformative experience, much more than I had expected from coaching.
And I love the way I’m being a father now."
Barry Holmes, Vancouver
What’s involved in a coaching program?
We meet online every 2 weeks.
Powerful questioning leads you to self-discovery and honing your skills.
Between our meetings, you engage in short daily practices that shift you incrementally.
You get unstuck.
You see things with new perspective.
You respond differently to those familiar situations.
You have new skills to carry you forward on your parenting journey.
Photo by Lori Walters
About now, you’re probably thinking, “That sounds like what I need but I am very busy raising my kids. I don’t think I have time for a coaching program.”
And I get that. I’m a mother and I know how that feels.
That’s why my coaching programs don’t take you out of your real life or add more work on top of it. In fact, changes to your way of parenting have to take place in your real day-to-day life. You learn how to dance on the dance floor, right?
You're probably also curious about what kind of results my clients experience?
Real changes like no longer panicking and ranting when his teenage daughter locks her bedroom door but, instead, staying grounded, patient and open-hearted.
Empowering changes like releasing some high expectations from her own
childhood and trusting her son to do his chores in his way.
Beautiful changes like slowing down and walking with his son to school.
Life-altering changes like being confident in herself as a real, imperfect mother.
What result are you longing for?
You’ve tried things like...
Attending a parenting workshop and getting all fired up, only to have it fizzle out in a couple of weeks.
Listening to podcasts with hosts that sound like they never had real children.
Trying strategies from books or your sister-in-law but they feel like you.
But when it comes to the most precious relationships in your life, I don’t think cookie-cutter solutions are enough.
You are unique. Your children are unique. And your relationships are unique. That’s why I create a customized coaching program that meets you exactly where you are right now and guides you forward in a way that fits you and your personal growth perfectly.
You don’t need another parenting prescription.
You need a way to explore the uncharted corners of your heart and soul and bring your desired way of parenting alive in your daily life.
Photo by Lori Walters
"Lori is a very skillful coach, but also a wise earth mother. Her calmness and non-judgement create a beautiful space to work in.
I feel so solid in how I am parenting our daughter now. I am finally being me and parenting my way. It feels right in my heart.
And she is responding to me differently too. The resentment is fading and we’re building something new together.
And that’s worth gold.”
Benita Lang, Toronto
I came to Lori with a challenging parenting struggle that had plagued me for years. She listened attentively, provided creative and outstanding guidance, while simultaneously letting me be the driver of my own solutions. My relationship with my adult children has improved and I feel much more confident as a father.
Scott, New York
But this isn’t for everyone
Before we go any further, there are some things I want you to know:
If you want to "fix" your child's behaviour, then I'm not the right coach for you.
If you’re looking for someone to just tell you what to do right now, it’s not going to be me.
I’m not a parenting expert (whatever that means, don’t get me started…) or a therapist.
People come to me as a Master Coach because they are longing to make important, enduring changes within themselves. And they trust me to shine the light for them to do this.
They want that new way of being to be firmly "in" them and visible in how they live their days.
I work with people who are ready to stretch gently beyond the tricky edges of their comfort zones so they can know themselves better and carve a new path forward for their life.
If this sounds like you, it would be my honor to be of service to you.
"There is a new peacefulness in me, thanks to you and your guidance. You were right there when I stumbled around, giving me a new way to see things. And as I made progress, you made sure each one of my new moves was really solid in me.
I am so happy to feel this integration and connection between my soul purpose, my role as a mother and my real-life interactions with my kids."
MLK, Monterey Ca
"I know it sounds cliché but working with Lori changed my life! I was really stuck and Lori guided me to come at it from a whole new angle. She was both gentle and tough, which is what I needed to really get me going.
Now I have clearer perspective and I'm moving ahead in a beautiful new direction. I am so thankful I chose her as my coach."
Chelsey, Vancouver BC
Two Ways to Work with Me
The Insight Program
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The Transformation Program
4- 7 months
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A Bit more about Me
I’ve got some life experience. I've seen the look on my child’s face when I’ve yelled something unforgivably horrible. I’ve done things that looked more like my mother than who I really am. I’ve looked in the mirror at night, feeling lost, tired, ashamed and frustrated.
And I have successfully shed old habits and shifted into new ways. I’m not going to pretend that it's tidy or easy. But it’s worth it.
I have trained deeply and thoroughly (beyond international requirements) to learn the skills to meet you where you are in parenting, hold space for your exploration and guide your growth in mind, body, heart and soul. You can trust me.
I have a vision in which children grow up learning about themselves and developing the tools they need to become the resilient, creative, emotionally intelligent beings that our world needs. This requires us, as parents and caregivers, to face ourselves and do the work, the good important inner work on ourselves that will benefit our families, our communities and future generations.
Wondering if you’re ready for coaching?
Do you feel excited, curious and nervous all at the same time?
Is your current situation unsustainable?
Are you on a trajectory toward somewhere you don’t want to end up?
Then it’s a good time for coaching.
Your new way of being is about to take shape. Trust it.
You want a skilled guide to hold the lantern up so you can see exactly where you are right now and illuminate the next step that is right for you. You want someone to see you, in all your love and frustration, and walk beside you in the murkiness until you are on solid ground again.