Testimonials

Barbara

“My close friends also observed and commented on the changed dynamic between my 2 sons and myself and the fact that I seemed more content and at ease in my role as a single parent.”

I was referred to Laura Markovitz for parent coaching and started meeting with her in August 2014. A total of 12 sessions followed over the course of the next 4 months.

During the first session Laura asked me to sketch what I would consider to be an ideal outcome to our sessions. I was quite idealistic in my description, however I was not really expecting any of my wishes to truly materialise.

Over the course of the weeks to follow Laura gave me small manageable tasks. These resulted in small shifts that had a cumulative effect and amounted to large changes in my family dynamic. I didn’t really realise it as it was happening but towards the end of our sessions I became aware that I had actually attained almost 3/4 of what was stated in my wish list at the outset. My close friends also observed and commented on the changed dynamic between my 2 sons and myself and the fact that I seemed more content and at ease in my role as a single parent.

The sessions with Laura were valuable far beyond what I had initially expected and made a huge positive difference to the way I relate to and experience my children.

Paul and Denise

“Your constructive and respectful approach enabled us to examine the difficulties we face honestly and positively.”

Thanks again for all your input and advice. We are truly grateful that we could participate in this coaching series with you.

The series of coaching sessions were very useful. The warm yet professional atmosphere during our talks was conducive to an open dialogue. Your constructive and respectful approach enabled us to examine the difficulties we face honestly and positively. You reflected back the things we said in an insightful and useful way. The written summaries of our meetings were, and still are, a valuable tool for us.

Also your flexibility in the scheduling and mode (Skype) of our meetings was very helpful to us, in view of our chaotic schedules and the fact that we live abroad.

Jen

“I feel that because of the sessions we are on much better ground and my connection with my daughter is better than ever.”

Thanks a million for everything. The sessions with you were invaluable and I learnt so much. I am beyond grateful. It was an amazing and safe  space for me to address my many parenting concerns.

Some I did not know I even had until I began talking to you at the sessions. Your approach was gentle yet firm in motivating me to tackle my insecurities head on and your thought provoking questions and suggestions, helped me tremendously in both managing my fears as well as coming up with sound solutions to my challenges with Olivia. I feel that because of the sessions we are on much better ground and my connection with my daughter is better than ever.

Michelle

“You have helped me so much, both in very practical ways as well as giving me insight into bigger dynamics at play in my life.”

I am so grateful for this road that we have walked together. You have helped me so much, both in very practical ways as well as giving me insight into bigger dynamics at play in my life. Thank you for your wonderful support and care that you have shared with me.

Sandra

“You have really assisted to move things into a more positive space for me as a parent.”

You have a wonderful approachable and open style. You’re insightful and non-judgmental.

Your warmth and kindness help me to open up and share the trials and frustrations of parenthood that leave one feeling fragile and desperate. Thank you for always typing up a summary of the session. This made it easy to share with Andre. It was also a great reminder of what we had discussed and what I needed to action.

I enjoyed the practical elements and suggestions. I liked the homework. It gave me something positive to focus on and something new to try which gave me energy to deal with another week of parenthood. We are in a better space with Aron and I know things will continue to get better as we continue to practice what you have shared.