Cara Pollard

Conscious Coach

I coach working parents, single parents, managers and executives. 


http://carapollardparentcoach.com/

This workshop taught and confirmed so many things about children and the importance of connection. It helped me remember useful tools to use. Thank you so much Cara. I love seeing your passion shine through like a light when you speak. Keep doing what you do.

Sarah Moon

Executive Director

Cara Pollard’s Parent Coaching transformed a tremendously difficult period of parenting my teenage daughter.  I am eternally grateful to her guidance, compassion and clarity of mind which help us to create new patterns and pathways to staying connected as a family. Cara held my hand and guided me, gracefully, through my daughter’s ‘freshman year, rocket-ship-to-mars-experience’ that parenting began to feel like for me. After a tremendous amount of familial loss and change within our family, coinciding with my daughter’s 14th birthday and her freshmen year in high school, I no longer recognized the child before me.  Not to mention, and acknowledge that she was so inherently different from myself, at her age.  Of course she would be.  She is her own person, but how did this happen? After 13 years of a pretty idyllic parent/child relationship, the dynamics of my divorce; a string of devastating deaths in our family; and my daughter’s inevitable teen arrival; made my parenting skills seem obsolete in the current modern-day teen world. Cara worked with me, remotely, every Tuesday at noon pst—me in San Francisco, she in Chicago—as I recapped the week’s events.   Cara created a scaffolding to help me regain a foundation where trust, compassion and listening were paramount in reestablishing boundaries and openness with my daughter.   Each week, Cara would ask me to think deeply about how I wanted to proceed; to keep notes and lists on what I felt; and how I could apply what we had discussed.  Her thoughtful approach made me count the minutes each week until we arrived at noon on Tuesday, pst, so that I could gain more insight on how to handle the dynamics of parenting. Cara helped me to the see the Ego in parenting and how, it, more than anything, would hinder an authentic connection to my daughter.  Cara also reminded me of the individuality of a parent/child relationship.  She helped me to regain the trust in my instincts that seemed to have been eroded by life and outside influence. Parenting is still a day-to-day process and one that needs a constant resetting and checking of Ego and expectations.  However the skills that Cara has helped to place in my ‘Parent Toolbox’ give me the confidence, calm and knowledge to guide me through the emotions to find love and trust with my daughter as we maneuver the high school years. I encourage you to work with Cara to find solutions to your own parenting dilemma.

Bess Walker

Business Consultant

When I decided to be a stay at home dad, I set a continuous improvement goal to be a better parent every day. I soon realized that being a good parent is hard and sometimes not very rewarding. I started to question whether I was really fulfilling my goal. Then I meet Cara Pollard.
It opened my eyes that good coaching applies to parenting as much as it applies to work, sports and physical fitness. One person without help can’t possibly hope to learn all about the tools, books, speakers, researchers and other materials available about parenting.
That’s where Cara comes in. She brings a wealth of knowledge about addressing a broad range of parenting challenges. What makes her special is that she is an exceptional listener. This enables her to bring that wealth of knowledge to bear to address each unique set of circumstances you may face with your child.
I’m a much better and happier parent having had the benefit of her vast wisdom and exceptional coaching.

Mike Kelly

Parent Support Group Participant

I cannot tell you how much being a part of a group led by Cara has changed my life!  I had never experienced working with a parent coach or knew much about it, but am so grateful to now have Cara as a resource through this most important journey.  Her extensive background, training, and knowledge provide a world of insight for all various aspects of parenting.  Through her and the group, I have made other valuable connections, friendships, and been introduced to a variety of authors, speakers, ideas, educators, and other professionals that I would not have otherwise been exposed to.  I feel like my tribe has grown tenfold, and am thus much more comfortable and confident as I embark on this crazy chapter of my life.  My children are very young, so at first I wasn't sure I would gain as much from the group as those with older children, but it was just the opposite.  I always felt one step ahead having been introduced to topics forthcoming such as sibling rivalry, screentime, homework, discipline, etc.  I hope that every parent can find a space and confidant like I have, and if you are still looking, Cara is simply outstanding.

anonymous

Parent Support Group Participant

Cara Pollard

Conscious Coach

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Testimonials

This workshop taught and confirmed so many things about children and the importance of connection. It helped me remember useful tools to use. Thank you so much Cara. I love seeing your passion shine through like a light when you speak. Keep doing what you do.

Sarah Moon

Executive Director

Cara Pollard’s Parent Coaching transformed a tremendously difficult period of parenting my teenage daughter.  I am eternally grateful to her guidance, compassion and clarity of mind which help us to create new patterns and pathways to staying connected as a family. Cara held my hand and guided me, gracefully, through my daughter’s ‘freshman year, rocket-ship-to-mars-experience’ that parenting began to feel like for me. After a tremendous amount of familial loss and change within our family, coinciding with my daughter’s 14th birthday and her freshmen year in high school, I no longer recognized the child before me.  Not to mention, and acknowledge that she was so inherently different from myself, at her age.  Of course she would be.  She is her own person, but how did this happen? After 13 years of a pretty idyllic parent/child relationship, the dynamics of my divorce; a string of devastating deaths in our family; and my daughter’s inevitable teen arrival; made my parenting skills seem obsolete in the current modern-day teen world. Cara worked with me, remotely, every Tuesday at noon pst—me in San Francisco, she in Chicago—as I recapped the week’s events.   Cara created a scaffolding to help me regain a foundation where trust, compassion and listening were paramount in reestablishing boundaries and openness with my daughter.   Each week, Cara would ask me to think deeply about how I wanted to proceed; to keep notes and lists on what I felt; and how I could apply what we had discussed.  Her thoughtful approach made me count the minutes each week until we arrived at noon on Tuesday, pst, so that I could gain more insight on how to handle the dynamics of parenting. Cara helped me to the see the Ego in parenting and how, it, more than anything, would hinder an authentic connection to my daughter.  Cara also reminded me of the individuality of a parent/child relationship.  She helped me to regain the trust in my instincts that seemed to have been eroded by life and outside influence. Parenting is still a day-to-day process and one that needs a constant resetting and checking of Ego and expectations.  However the skills that Cara has helped to place in my ‘Parent Toolbox’ give me the confidence, calm and knowledge to guide me through the emotions to find love and trust with my daughter as we maneuver the high school years. I encourage you to work with Cara to find solutions to your own parenting dilemma.

Bess Walker

Business Consultant

When I decided to be a stay at home dad, I set a continuous improvement goal to be a better parent every day. I soon realized that being a good parent is hard and sometimes not very rewarding. I started to question whether I was really fulfilling my goal. Then I meet Cara Pollard.
It opened my eyes that good coaching applies to parenting as much as it applies to work, sports and physical fitness. One person without help can’t possibly hope to learn all about the tools, books, speakers, researchers and other materials available about parenting.
That’s where Cara comes in. She brings a wealth of knowledge about addressing a broad range of parenting challenges. What makes her special is that she is an exceptional listener. This enables her to bring that wealth of knowledge to bear to address each unique set of circumstances you may face with your child.
I’m a much better and happier parent having had the benefit of her vast wisdom and exceptional coaching.

Mike Kelly

Parent Support Group Participant

I cannot tell you how much being a part of a group led by Cara has changed my life!  I had never experienced working with a parent coach or knew much about it, but am so grateful to now have Cara as a resource through this most important journey.  Her extensive background, training, and knowledge provide a world of insight for all various aspects of parenting.  Through her and the group, I have made other valuable connections, friendships, and been introduced to a variety of authors, speakers, ideas, educators, and other professionals that I would not have otherwise been exposed to.  I feel like my tribe has grown tenfold, and am thus much more comfortable and confident as I embark on this crazy chapter of my life.  My children are very young, so at first I wasn't sure I would gain as much from the group as those with older children, but it was just the opposite.  I always felt one step ahead having been introduced to topics forthcoming such as sibling rivalry, screentime, homework, discipline, etc.  I hope that every parent can find a space and confidant like I have, and if you are still looking, Cara is simply outstanding.

anonymous

Parent Support Group Participant