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We can help any child, any age, deal with any problem using a heart-based approach and watch miracles happen.
“I love the tools that I’ve learned over these weeks, and have appreciated the way this program is super positive. This helped me see that my son is reachable—before, I really felt like he was unreachable. This program taught me how to reach him and how to reconnect with him.”
—Mother of a seven year old who had a severe anger problem (trained by Sarah Hamaker)

The following people have been trained personally by Dr. Scott Turansky. Each one has credentials to work with parents and they have gone through an intensive eight week training program to understand a heart-based approach to parenting. Miracles happen in the lives of families when they implement this approach. No matter who you choose, you as a parent will be provided with access to the Parent Coaching Website that gives you instructional videos, handouts, downloads, forms, and ideas for working with your child. Each of the coaches charge differently and have various specialties. If you're interested in being trained as a coach, you can learn more about that training here.

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Dr. Scott Turansky
Dr. Turansky coaches parents personally all over the US usually on the phone.
Description: Dr. Turansky trains coaches in an intensive 80 hour training program. He also works with five clients at any one time. He works with any parent to work with any child with any problem at any age. He's been a pastor and counselor for over 35 years and enjoys helping parents find new strategies and tools.
Specialty: All kids and families
Cost: $695
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Jim Hutson
Jim Hutson works in person with parents in or near Avon, Ohio or on the phone elsewhere.
Description: He has a bachelors degree in Family Life Education from Concordia University Ann Arbor and is currently working on his masters degree in Family Studies. It’s during that program that he took the intensive parent coaching program offered by Dr. Scott Turansky who is an adjunct professor there. He is a single father of two teens with special needs. He is a certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) Provisional through the National Council on Family Relations.
Specialty: He loves to work with single parent families and those with children with special needs in addition to traditional families.
Cost: $300
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Bonnie Rutkowski
Bonnie Rutkowski works in person with parents in or near El Paso, TX or on the phone elsewhere.
Description: She is a stay-at-home mother of four and homeschools her kids. She is also a breastfeeding counselor and studying IBCLC while working on her Masters Degree in Family Life Education at Concordia University Wisconsin. She has successfully completed the Biblical Parenting Coaching Program and has a passion to help parents work with infants and preschool children. Significant problems become evident in young kids that can be addressed early with heart-based solutions.
Specialty: She helps parents develop action plans for infants and preschool children.
Cost: $300
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John Skelly
John Skelly works in person with parenting in or near Sedalia, Missouri or on the phone.
Description: He has a blended family with five kids (3 teen girls, 1 Kindergarten girl, 1 toddler boy), some who deal with special needs. He has an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education, a Bachelor degree in Christian Leadership, and will have a Master of Divinity from Liberty University at the end of 2016. He has worked as a parent educator and an Early Childhood staff trainer for 10 plus years. He has successfully completed the Biblical Parenting Coaching Program and has a passion to help parents move from surviving to thriving. Biblical Parenting is a journey that is worthwhile as you seek to help your child grow in their faith and maturity. Parenting is a journey, Biblical parenting helps to provide a framework for that journey.
Specialty: He love to work with blended families and traditional families, school age and preschool children.
Cost: $300
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Sarah Hamaker
Sarah Hamaker coaches parents in person in and around Fairfax VA or on the phone elsewhere.
Description: In addition to being a parent coach through the Biblical Parenting Coaching Program, she’s also a certified Leadership Parenting Coach™. Sarah lives in Fairfax, Va., with her husband and four children. Sarah guides parents in seeing how a heart-based approach can help parents teach their children to unlock the secrets of their own hearts in order to grow in their self-knowledge and, more importantly, in their walk with God. Sarah blogs about parenting on her website, and her articles on parenting have appeared on and in the Washington Post’s On Parenting blog. She’s also one of the featured parent coaches on Her book Ending Sibling Rivalry: Moving Your Kids From War to Peace (Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City) is available now.
Specialty: I work with all kinds of families
Cost: $300
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Angela Duval
Angela Duval coaches parents using the heart based approach and has a passion for serving all families. She does this over the phone, through email, Skype, GoToMeeting, and any other online tool to connect.
Description: Angela has her Master’s Degree in Counseling and has experience working with families in crisis as well as teens who have been found delinquent by the court system. She has experience as a school counselor for elementary age children and understands the needs of children and families in this stage of life. She has a passion for helping families form an action plan for change through their most difficult challenges of family life. Angela is married to her high school sweet heart and has two children. She has a child with ADD and understands the complexity this can add to the day to day routine. Angela has been in ministry for over 10 years and it is her desire to make an impact on every family the Lord brings her way.
Specialty: All kids and families, families with children who have ADD or ADHD, Families with delinquent teens or youth, Families with children ages 5-12 dealing with problems at school, families who have a special needs child (she has an uncle with down syndrome).
Cost: $300
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Ron Elwardt
Ron Elwardt coaches parents in person in or near Phoenix, AZ or on the phone.
Description: Ron is a father to two adult girls, and a grandfather to four including two foster children. His life work has always been centered around children and their families. He taught Elementary school for three years, directed a summer Bible camp for 7 years, and has served for 27 years as Pastor to Children and Families at Camelback Bible Church in Paradise Valley, AZ. Ron has received a B.A.Ed from Wheaton College, and M.S. Ed from Northern Illinois University, and a MDiv from Western Seminary, Phoenix, as well as completing training from Peacemaker Ministries as well as the parent coaching training from the NCBP. Ron’s passion is to see families renewed and flourishing in the life of Jesus Christ.
Specialty: Equipping parents with biblical perspectives and strategies that encourage God-empowered heart change in all family members.
Cost: $395
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Catherine Chan
Catherine Chan coaches parents in greater Seattle, WA, including areas on the Eastside and in Tacoma. She can meet in person, online or on the phone elsewhere.
Description: Catherine has a Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in Learning Design. She has a passion for designing instructional materials for parenting training. She teaches parenting classes at local churches, and has more than 20 years of experience in children and family ministries. She has completed training for the Biblical Parenting Coaching Program and is committed to help parents learn about the heart-based parenting approach. She focuses on addressing heart issues and building relationship. She helps parents create strategies and action plans to develop their children’s character qualities, self-motivation and independent thinking. Her ultimate mission is to help parents build a God-centered family that loves God and honors each other.
Specialty: She loves to work with families with children ages 4-18. She speaks English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
Cost: $300
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Kelly Lemont
Kelly Lemont coaches from Markdale, Ontario Canada or on the phone elsewhere.
Description: Kelly and husband have been in full-time pastoral ministry since graduating from Bible college in the early 1990’s. They have been blessed with 9 children ranging from 4 – 23 and are currently in their 19th year of homeschooling with about 13 more to go. Along this wonderful parenting journey they also had the opportunity to be Foster Parents for 3 years. They say that their parenting is a good example of the Loaves and Fishes in the Bible. “We bring what we have but it is God who has done the work on our Children’s hearts and blessed us immeasurably to know that each of our children have a personal relationship with him and are serving Him today. That doesn’t mean that parenting has always been easy or wilthout struggles but through it all, including a daughter with a condition that became life threatening much more than I would have liked, We know that He who is hope was always and will always be holding us!"
Specialty: All children and families
Cost: $300
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Erica Cole
Erica Cole works in person with parents in or near Clermont, Florida or on the phone elsewhere.
Description: Erica is married with two children (boys). She has a Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychology. She has experience as a School Counselor in secondary education, children ages ranging from 10-16 years. She has worked with many children and families with various backgrounds and needs. Erica has successfully completed the Biblical Parenting Coaching program with Dr. Turansky. Her goal is to empower parents to develop a plan, using the tools and strategies as outlined in the heart based approach. She looks forward to praying with you and for your family as you work together to look at the heart of your child to bring about lasting change.
Specialty: All children and famiies
Cost: $300
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Shirley Chan
Shirley Chan coaches parents in person in greater Seattle, WA or on the phone.
Description: Shirley received her Master of Divinity from Christian Witness Theological Seminary in California, and Doctor of Ministry from China Evangelical Seminary in Taiwan wth a focus on Pastoral Counseling. She has over 20 years of experiences in church and family ministry. She has completed training for the Biblical Parenting Coaching Program and has a passion to help parents learn about the heart-based parenting approach. Parenting is a "heart" work, it's also a hard work and a faith journey. She has a passion to walk alongside parents and provide strategies and action plans to develop their children's character qualities and self-motivation. Her mission is to help families building relationship and grow in the life of Jesus Christ. Shirley is a step mom of 3 teenage boys.
Specialty: She loves to work with stepfamilies and traditional families, school age and preschool children. She speaks English and Mandarin.
Cost: $300
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Steve Harrier
Stephen Harrier coaches parents in person in the Vancouver, WA/Portland, OR area and on the internet (prefer Skype) for those outside these areas.
Description: Drawing upon over 40 years in the ministry, including serving as a pastor, as a chaplain for troubled teens and children, and as a famiily/marriage counsler, Steve brings a biblical, practical, and compassionate heart-based approach to assisting parents to develop healthy and thriving relationships. He stresses the hope that we all have to make changes in our thinking and actions that can lead to a transformation in family life. Steve received his Master's Degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and completed his classroom work towards a doctoral degree at Denver Seminary. Along with his wife, Claudia, he presents parenting seminars on behalf of the the National Center for Biblical Parenting. The Harriers consider themselves privileged, humbled, and challenged as they endeavor to build into the lives of their grown children and their 4 grandchildren, as well as into the lives of all those whom God brings their way.
Specialty: Steve especially enjoys working with families who have older elmentary school-aged children and teens.
Cost: $320
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Pamela Schoettler
Pamela Schoettler works with parents and grandparents in the Seattle/Tacoma Washington area in person and on the phone elsewhere.
Description: Pamela has been involved in services for children and families for decades thru Early Childhood Education, Care and Administration and in Children’s Ministry and Community Service for age 0 thru 6th grade. She considers it a privilege to guide families to identify the truth in their challenges and reach beneficial goals. She combines her experience with her AA in Early Childhood Ed. & Administration, a BA in Leadership & Christian Studies, her Children’s Ministry Certificate, her Parent Life Coaching Certificate, her Crisis Pregnancy Coaching & Care Certificate, and the NCBP Parent Coach Training along with 10 years as a Prenatal, Infant and Toddler Mentor to parents through Care Net Pregnancy and Family Ministry. She is also a live presenter for the National Center for Biblical Parenting. She empowers parents with heart based principles teaching them life skills while enhancing relationship at the same time. She has raised her own two children (with her husband of 40+ years) and continues in her role as grandmother to her two young granddaughters. She helps families develop personalized action plans. She has a wide base of experience but finds that “Biblical Parenting” offers parents the primary foundations for their journey as a family to grow together..
Specialty: Pamela works with traditional families, families with special needs kids and their siblings, Home Schoolers, Day Care Providers and families with teachers and ministry leaders. She also works with teen parents and families that have been affected by generational addictions.
Cost: $300
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Anne Burgess
Anne Burgess coaches parents using the heart based approach and has a passion for serving all families. She does this in person in the greater Richmond, VA area or over the phone, through email, Skype, FaceTime and FaceBook video.
Description: Anne is a mother to two (a son and a daughter), and a grandmother to six including three adopted children. In addition to being a registered nurse, Anne is a pastor’s wife of 38 years and has focused her ministry in the areas of children and women, including the deaf and special needs. She is working on national certification as an American Sign Language interpreter. She has a passion in helping people in all areas of their life including, not only parenting, but in health, spirit, finance and emotion.
Specialty: Working with deaf parents or parents with deaf children.
Cost: $300
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Ashley Tarter
Ashley Tarter coaches parents via the phone or in person in Williamsburg, VA or Orlando, FL.
Description: Ashley has used the methodologies of the National Center for Biblical Parenting with her family for the past five years. Having seen remarkable changes, she is confident that it bears good fruit! She views herself as a "peer-mentor," who has been in your shoes! Always empathetic since she's in the trenches too, she enjoys encouraging and blessing other parents with hope for Biblically-based, Spirit-led transformation. One of the aspects of the heart-based approached taught by the NCBP that she appreciates the most is the practical application of Biblical principles. She has homeschooled her 6th grade son for 8 years, and is married to her high school sweetheart of 25 years.
Specialty: Preschool, elementary and middle school age children
Cost: $300
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Shelley Melvin
Shelley Melvin works in person with parents in or near West Chester, PA or on the phone elsewhere
Description: Shelley has worked as a children's ministry director for over 20 years, and was a volunteer for many years before getting her education degree and making kids ministry her life work. She lives in West Chester, PA with her husband, son and daughter. Shelley's heart for working with and coaching parents has continued to grow as her own children have grown (now 16 and 20). She and her husband used the principles from the NCBP while raising their children, and experienced firsthand how effective they are. She has successfully completed the biblical parenting coaching program, and has a passion for taking the guesswork out of Biblical parenting and making it practical, which is what she most values about the NCBP.
Specialty: Families with preschool, elementary and middle school children
Cost: $300
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Michele Barmore
Michele Barmore works in person with families in Sutherland, Nebraska and with others on the phone.
Description: She is a Home Educating mom to 7 children; ages 6-28. Before becoming a fulltime mom she was a Psychiatric Technician and a Nursery Nurse. She has 5 still at home and has also been blessed with 3 grandchildren so far. She has been using a heart based approach to parenting since she read Scott and Joanne's book Eight Secrets to Highly Effective Parenting in 1999. I have seen the blessings of using a heart based approach over the last 17 years. As someone who has used a heart-based approach and continues to do so, she can offer not only hope to parents but usually very specific examples and strategies.
Specialty: Families with children of all ages
Cost: $300

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