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Gloria DeGaetano

Gloria DeGaetano is the Founder and CEO of the Parent Coaching Institute. As the visionary behind our dynamic and growing organization and a nationally acclaimed educator, Gloria is a great resource for broadcast and print media in the parent coaching movement, media literacy, childhood development, and creating and nurturing healthy children and families in our crazy and complex world.

While many of these subjects are very serious and provocative, Gloria brings a unique blend of humor and interpretation during an interview dialogue. Her unique communication style has the uncanny ability to engage viewers, listeners, and readers to better understand and comprehend new ideas, trends, and perspectives.

For Gloria's full bio, please click here.

To schedule Gloria as a presenter at your upcoming event or to schedule a media interview with Gloria, please contact info@thepci.org.

Parent Coaching Institute Featured on
The Balancing Act airing on the Lifetime Network

Founder Gloria DeGaetano Discusses PCI Parent Coaching for Academic Success

PCI Parent Coaching is the perfect solution to help parents help their children succeed in school. Gloria DeGaetano, PCI's founder, discusses PCI Parent Coaching with Dan Domenech, Executive Director, American Association of School District Administrators on The Balancing Act, a popular talk show on the Lifetime for Women Network.

PCI Certified Parent Coaches®

The Parent Coaching Institute makes referrals for presenters to a variety of organizations who wish to focus on parenting issues and parent coaching. From small local groups to international organizations, a PCI presenter provides inspiration, current knowledge, real-world experience, many "ah ha" moments, as well as the motivation for your event's guests to go out and make a difference in their own families or in families they support.

PCI Certified Parent Coaches® are available for media interviews. Whether you are looking for a quote from a subject matter expert on a specific parenting topic or whether your piece is exploring the exciting new profession of parent coaching, you can count on a PCI Certified Parent Coach® to provide accurate, timely, and relevant information to you and your viewers, listeners, or readers. The PCI sets the highest standards in the parent coaching profession, and therefore you can count on the qualifications of a PCI Certified Parent Coach®.

To schedule a presenter or media interview, please contact info@thepci.org or click here to find a PCI Certified Parent Coach® in your area.

Press Releases

October 31, 2012
August 18, 2011
February 7, 2011
December 20, 2010
September 27, 2010
April 19, 2010
February 7, 2010
January 13, 2010
December 1, 2009
November 18, 2009
August 13, 2009
July 24, 2009
June 23, 2009
May 20, 2009
March 19, 2009
March 11, 2009
February 19, 2009
November 17, 2008
October 16, 2008
September 30, 2008
September 22, 2008
July 31, 2008
July 17, 2008

Selected Articles and Guest Appearances

The New York Times Better Homes and Gardens The Wall Street Journal Ladies Home Journal The Times Chicago Tribune Seattle Post-Intelligencer Newsweek

The PCI and PCI and PCI Certified Parent Coach® Cheryl Camerieri are featured in the March 2014 issue of Health Connection discussing becoming a paarent coach and the benefits of parent coaching.

The PCI and PCI Certified Parent Coach® Barb Bushey featured in an article in January 2013 Metro Parent.

April 16, 2009, the Web-based publication Divorce Today for dadsdivorce.com interviewed PCI Certified Parent Coach® Connie Hammer about parent coaching and how it supports divorced dads. The interview covered topics including Connie's family support background, the PCI's Parent Coach Certification® Training Program, the value and process of parent coaching, the issues that lead a parent to seek parent coaching, and what Connie believes is a challenge for many divorced dads: maintaining an active and authentic parenting relationship with their child and avoiding the "Disneyland Dad" syndrome. Connie also shared one of her success stories involving parent coaching a divorced dad.

March 13, 2009, Bainbridge Island, Washington's newspaper Bainbridge Island Review includes the article "Hey, Bainbridge families: It's time to 'Unplug'," discussing parents who are trying to raise their children without the heavy influence of media and announcing a program hosted by Madrona School on March 14th with keynote speaker Gloria DeGaetano, Founder and CEO of the Parent Coaching Institute. Gloria will address the ways in which parents and educators can stay connected with kids of all ages in a shifting, media-saturated world.

February 23, 2009, Chicago, Illinois' Chicago Parent magazine includes the article "Happy Kids Begin with Happy Parents" sharing comments and suggestions from Chicago-area experts including Emily McBean and Cathy Cassani Adams, both PCI Certified Parent Coaches®. The article covers the topics of self-care, modeling how we want our kids to feel and act, recognizing and pointing out our children's strengths, monitoring a child's use of technology, reconnecting with your child, finding the joy in parenting, and the definition of "certified parent coach."

February 23, 2009 and May 14, 2008, an interview on Seattle's KING TV Evening Magazine program covered PCI Certified Parent Coach® Karen Bierdeman and her clients. The interview discusses the purpose of parent coaching and how it applies to Karen's clients' challenges with sleep issues, toy throwing, and balancing home life with work and starting a new business.

March 25, 2012, the PCI was featured in parent coaching article by GreatSchools.

February 8, 2009, Olympia, Washington's newspaper, The Olympian, includes the article "Parenting Doesn't Have to Include Guilt" with Karen Bierdeman, PCI Certified Parent Coach®, discussing her mission as a parent coach, her background before becoming a parent coach, what a parent coach is, and favorite advice for parents of strong-willed children.

January 27, 2009, Forth Worth, Texas' Fortworth Child magazine interviews four parent coaches in the article "Get in the (Discipline) Game - With a Parent Coach," including PCI Certified Parent Coach® Louise "Weasie" Stewart. Each parent coach is asked how they would advise a parent on seven different "parent predicaments," such as "My kids fight with each other 24/7." The article also includes three steps to choosing a parent coach.

January 27, 2009, Charleston, South Carolina's The Post and Courier includes the article "Parenting Partners" with Latanya Allen, PCI Certified Parent Coach®, giving readers the details of the parent coaching process, whether a parent is in distress or just seeking help with day-to-day challenges. Also quoted in the article is a client of Latanya Allen's as well as Gloria DeGaetano, Founder and CEO of the Parent Coaching Institute.

January 26, 2009, Chicago Parent magazine's February issue includes an article titled "One Deep Breath Can Change an Outcome," beautifully written by Cathy Cassani Adams, PCI Certified Parent Coach® and mother of three young daughters. Any parent of a young child can relate to this heartwarming story of how one mother deals with a bedtime tantrum, both during and after, and the importance of taking taking one deep breath.

November 28, 2008, Seattle's Baby Map magazine's November issue includes the article "Put Me In, Coach! Parents Get Support from Parenting Pros" with Jennifer Watanabe, PCI Certified Parent Coach®, explaining to readers the difference between parent coaching and therapy or the Nanny 911 show.

October 24, 2008, Chicago Parent magazine's November issue includes tips from Cathy Cassini Adams, PCI Certified Parent Coach®, for parents on how to shift their energies from the problems facing this country to focusing on the good with their children, especially during the holiday season.

October 1, 2008, CBS affilliate WCCO in Minneapolis, MN interviewed Lori Jo Kemper, PCI Certified Parent Coach®, for a discussion on how the current economy affects children and how parents can talk with their children about savings and tightening of a family's budget given the current economic climate.

October 2008, Ebony magazine interviewed Pastor Latanya Allen, PCI Certified Parent Coach®, for an article that discusses the benefits of parent coaching and how it can help to address the issues of overworked, stressed parents who need answers and guidance. The article is available in PDF format here on the PCI Web site.

July 13, 2008, The Kitsap Sun interviewed Sound Parent, LLC, the group practice of PCI Certified Parent Coaches® Sally Kidder Davis, Mary Scribner, and Rachel Eden. The article discusses the need for parent coaching and features one of Sound Parent's clients.

June 29, 2008, Gloria DeGaetano, Founder and CEO of the Parent Coaching Institute, was interviewed by Rick Kogan on his popular WGN Chicago radio program Sunday Papers. You can listen to this interesting 12-minute interview online (MP3 format).

June 23, 2008, PCI Certified Parent Coach® Hannah Davis was interviewed in Spokane, Washington's Spokeman Review, discussing the roles of parent coaches and helping a client recognize and adapt to the needs of a 10 year-old foster daughter. Check out Hannah's Web site at www.garnetstarcoaching.com.

June 2008: "The Paci Party," an article written by PCI Certified Parent Coach® Cathy Cassani Adams was published in the July 2008 issue of Chicago Parent, discusses her daughter's letting go of pacifiers.

June 2008: PCI Certified Parent Coach® Cathi McGrevey was interviewed in the July 2008 issue of the New Hampshire women's monthly The NH Mirror. The issue explores issues surrounding self-care.

On June 19, Alyssa Martina, PCI Certified Parent Coach® and president/publisher of Metro Parent, was featured in The Detroit News discussing the importance of parent coaching to support moms and dads.

June 18, 2008, Fox 7 News in Austin, Texas interviewed PCI Certified Parent Coaches® Sue Beardsley and Mari Ferrell and their client. The segment includes a discussion about parents' need for guidance and support in reaching their full parenting potential and that Sue and Mari's Parent Coaching Associates, LLC is a new resource for parents in the Austin area.

June 2008: an article in the June issue of Parents magazine titled "The New Discipline Rules" includes tips to resolving common parenting challenges from PCI Certified Parent Coaches® Cathy Cassani Adams and Jennifer Wolf.

May 16, 2008, an interview on WCCO TV in Minneapolis with PCI Certified Parent Coach® Lori Jo Kemper discussed pacifiers and thumb sucking.

May 16, 2008, an article in the Round Rock Leader in Round Rock, Texas, discussed the need for parent coaching, with PCI Certified Parent Coaches® Mari Ferrell and Sue Beardsley at Parent Coaching Associates, LLC.

May 15, 2008, WCCO TV in Minneapolis aired a story discussing pacifiers, including input from PCI Certified Parent Coach® Lori Jo Kemper.

May 14, 2008, Fox News Chicago aired an interview with PCI Certified Parent Coach® Cathy Cassani Adams and her client discussing the purpose of parent coaching and her client's challenge with sleep issues and balancing work and home life.

April 15, 2008, an article in Newsweek's Tip Sheet covers parent coaching, including the PCI and PCI grads Sally Kidder Davis and Cathy Adams.

January 11 2008, an article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer discusses the benefits of parent coaching, and interviews PCI founder Gloria DeGaetano as well as PCI Certified Parent Coaches® Michelle Golingo, Sally Kidder Davis, and Jennifer Watanabe.

September 13, 2007, the Chicago Tribune interviews PCI Certified Parent Coach® Cathy Adams about her parent coaching practice. (Also republished in the Austin American-Statesman.)

July 3, 2007, an article in The Boston Globe outlines the growing profession of parent coaching and highlights the PCI as the only program certifying parent coaches.

March 30, 2006, Gloria DeGaetano appeared on NBC's Today show discussing the topic of DVDs for young children.

March 2006, the PCI and PCI Parent Coach, Jen Wolf, was featured on an IParenting Site article.

February 23, 2006, Karen Bierdeman, PCI Certified Parent Coach® from Olympia, WA and one of her clients were featured in a TV segment for KOMO News. You can read the text portion here.

January 15, 2006, the PCI was featured in an article in the Sunday section of the King County Journal . A Photo of Gloria speaking was featured on the cover and Debbie Weidner, PCI Parent Coach from Woodinville, Washington, and one of her clients were also featured.

November 2005, Los Angeles PCI student Deborah Stambler appeared on Channel 7 for an ABC news segment, featuring PCI parent coaching with one of Deborah's clients.

September 2005, "Introducing the Parent Coach," Colorado Pike's Peak Parent featured PCI Certified Parent Coach® and Course Instructor Michelle Strickland and the Parent Coaching Institute training model.

September 2005, Positive Thinking Magazine, featuring Gloria DeGaetano as the selected parent coach from the U. S. interviewed on the power of coaching to help stay positive.

Fall, 2005, "Positively Parenting: How a Coach Can Help You Get a First Class Family," Christian Parenting Today, interview with Jen Mangan, PCI Certified Parent Coach®.

August 30, 2005, "Life Coaching, Experts Sought for Guidance in Professional, Personal Lives," San Joaquin County Record, featuring PCI Certified Parent Coach® Linda Moscovic.

June 19, 2005, "Parent Potential: Parent Coach Raelee Pierce helps mothers find fulfillment and their own answers to child-rearing questions," The Chapel Hill News, featuring PCI Parent coach in training, Raelee Pierce.

May 25, 2005, Gloria DeGaetano and PCI Certified Parent Coach® Rachel Eden and one of her clients interviewed for American Public Media's Marketplace, discussing the many benefits of PCI Parent Coaching.

April 7, 2005, The Oregonian, featuring Wilsonville, Oregon PCI coach, Kathy Luiten-Goodwin: "Coaches help mom, dad, see "big picture" in parenting."

March, 2005, Telegraph.co.uk:
"Need Parenting Help? Call Your Coach"

March, 2005, The New York Times, "With Mayhem at Home, They Call a Parent Coach."

March, 2005, Gloria DeGaetano interviewed on Wisconsin NPR.

February, 2005, Ladies Home Journal, "Family Matters."

February, 2005, Redbook, "Give Yourself an Instant Confidence Boost."

January, 12, 2005, The Bainbridge Review, featuring PCI Certified Parent Coaches Sally Kidder Davis, Mary Scribner, Chris Christensen, and Rachel Eden, "Even Parents Can Use a Little Coaching."

January, 2005, Northwest Educator, "Media Literacy for Classroom Teachers," by Gloria DeGaetano.

January, 2005, Parent Map, "Media Literacy for Teens," featuring Gloria DeGaetano.

November, 2004, Seattle's Child, "How Parenting Has Changed in the Last 25 Years," by Gloria DeGaetano.

October, 2004, Glen Ellen News/Wheaton Leader, featuring PCI Certified Parent Coach® Jen Mangan, "Parents Make it with a Little Coaching."

October, 2004, Seattle's Child, featuring PCI Certified Parent Coaches™ Sally Kidder Davis, Mary Scribner, Chris Christensen, and Rachel Eden, "Parent Coaches Offer Help for the Journey through Childhood".

October, 2004, The Peninsula Gateway, featuring PCI Certified Parent Coach® Tina Thomas, "Parents Can Call for Help When the Cheerios Fly."

February, 2004, Better Homes and Garden, "Paging a Parent Coach," featuring the pioneering work of Gloria DeGaetano.

January, 2004, The Chicago Daily Herald, featuring PCI Certified Parent Coach®Jen Mangan, "Parent Coach Offers Helping Hand."

January, 2004, American Way Magazine, "Family Matters: Overworked and perplexed parents turning to a new brand of life-skills teacher—parent coaches," featuring Gloria DeGaetano and the PCI.

December, 2003, Spirit: Southwest Airlines Magazine, "The Parent Coach: An Interview with Gloria DeGaetano, Founder and CEO, The Parent Coaching Institute."

December 2003, PCI Certified Parent Coach® Sally Kidder Davis interviewed on Fox Northwest.

September, 2003, Kevin Neely interviews Gloria DeGaetano, The Ed Buggs Radio Show, WIBR News Talk Radio, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

August, 2003, The Washington Times, "TV Adds to Student Woes," featuring parent advice from Gloria DeGaetano.

Summer, 2003, TV News, NBC-affiliates, "The Parent Coaching Institute," Special interest story aired on in over twenty major cities around the country.

June 25, 2003, Nikkei Marketing Journal of Japan, featuring PCI Certified Parent Coach® Sally Kidder Davis, "Parent Coaching".

June 10, 2003, Jean-Baptiste Su, U.S. Correspondent (West Coast), interviews Gloria DeGaetano for feature article in La Tribune.

June 6, 2003, Gloria DeGaetano appears on The Morning Zone Show, KGAB, Cheyenne, Wyoming.

June 3, 2003, Tony Cox interviews Gloria DeGaetano, The Tavis Smiley Show, NPR.

June 1, 2003, The Sunday London Times, "Focus: Mother's Little Helper".

June 1, 2003, London Observer, "Just Wait Till I Tell…My Coach".

May 29, 2003, Gloria DeGaetano interviewed for Radio over Vermont, WLVB, Morrisville, Vermont.

May 23, 2003, Gloria DeGaetano interviewed for South Africa Mid-Day.

May, 22, 2003, The Wall Street Journal, "Need a Game Plan for a Cranky Kid? Call a Parent Coach," featuring Gloria DeGaetano and her pioneering efforts in the parent coaching industry.


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