Elaine Katherine Lenehan
I have more than 20 years of developing presentations and workshops on the topic of Parent Education. 10 of those years as a front line worker in a Parent Child Centre. I have a passion for helping parents and caregivers develop the architecture for the family life that they long for. With over 25 years in the field, I have a wealth of experience and knowledge to bring to my work as a Parent Educator and presenter. I have 7 years experience as a Trauma Therapist/Counselor and work with the Refugee Population. I also have experience of Hospice work and end of life care. Grief Work, Mourning and Bereavement and loss.
In my Private Practice as a Clinical Social Worker, I have training in Narrative Therapy, Family Therapy, Anxiety Disorders..CBT and Mindfulness, Hypnotherapy, Expressive Arts..Neuroscience.. Drumming . I work with children, artists writers, actors and musicians to help birth the whole self of a creative and inspired life.
Liz has been a parent educator, speaker and consultant since 2007 and founded Liz B. Parenting, a parenting consulting practice, in 2013. She is an Associate Certified Coach (Trained at the Adler School of Professional Studies), a member of the Ontario Society of Adlerian Psychology (ONSAP) and an assistant facilitator at the Adler School in the department of Professional Coaching.
After earning her BA/BSc in Biology and History at Dalhousie University, Liz worked in human resources and marketing for prominent investment banks in both New York and Toronto – but the move to motherhood proved to be transformative.
This shift morphed into a mission; to help families move beyond the yelling, nagging and frustrations sometimes associated with the busy pace of everyday parenting. She now helps parents thrive by helping them discover effective democratic parenting skills and positive disciplinary strategies to create homes and lives filled with mutual respect, cooperation, connection, responsibility and fun.
Liz also works with individuals to help them realize their personal and professional potential through one-on-one Life and Professional Coaching having been certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).