Frequently Asked Questions
For details of the investment dates you will make for the Powerful Parenting Programme please click here
It will depend on which method you use; whether you choose 1-1, face-to-face, workshop or online. Click here to find information about which investment works best for you
We work on the principle “You don’t know what you don’t know until you know it’ Our focus is facilitating the process of helping you to identify and understand what result you truly want, we educate you about how to build a skill set to achieve that result and support you in implementing that skill set to achieve your desired result. Whilst the programme has a set timetable you continue to have access to the seminars and resources long after your programme has ended so you can replay the seminar as much as you like. You also get membership to our community where you can build lifelong friendships with people on the same journey as you and you can continue to get support and mentorship whilst you are learning to implement your new skills and knowledge into your life
We offer a variety of services at varying prices, however we also offer payment plans. Click here for investment options. If you need to discuss a payment plan please book a call with one of our team here
Yes! If you need to work on one specific thing you can book a 1 hour strategy session with Jacqui which is the most affordable way to gain support in identifying and understanding the specifics of the problem you want to address
Absolutely! The skills and tools you learn will be invaluable for supporting you with relationships with the most important people in your life to other people you may be connected with in other areas of your life from colleagues to friends and acquaintances.
This is also a fantastic way to learn all elements of how to integrate all elements of a blended family!
Shame is simply a by-product of judgement and this is one of most enlightening parts of the work we do together as we dig deep together we help you to understand
- how shame and judgement become ingrained in us from such a young age
- the true impact your environment and the people in it had upon you in shaping your character and who you are today
- the powerful way in which shame impacts upon us either motivating or demotivating us
- the root cause of conflict both internally and with the people around us
As human beings we are super complex so everyone’s journey will differ and that is exactly why we have created the Parenting Pod where you can connect with a community of like-minded people who are on the same journey as you after you have finished the programme.
Compassion, Understanding, Integrity and the ability to set Judgement aside are the four pillars in this community because it essential it is a safe place for you to keep developing, practicing and implementing the skills you have learned with each other and gain support from those people sharing your journey.
This resource is invaluable because when you take your new skills into your world your existing relationships with the people in your world are based on how you used to show up in your interactions with them and consequently you may experience some resistance to the new YOU and new skill set you are incorporating into your life. However these steps become so much easier when you have support in this safe place. This is the place to share your stories and get messy with your new friends in this community.
When you first learned to walk you fell down and grazed your knees a few times before you perfected the art of walking …this is the safe place for you to build the confidence to take those first steps and be ready with a plaster, a virtual hug or a magic kiss when everything doesn’t go as well as we envisaged or hoped it would.
Firstly we cannot comment on other programmes all we can do is tell you about the Powerful Parenting Programme. Jacqui delivers the programme in a number of ways to take into account different lifestyles, income streams and preferences. Whilst the course itself has a set structure to get the most out of the programme you should show up for each seminar and each mentoring session but you continue to have access to the recordings after you have finished. However Jacqui embraces the fact that this journey is about you taking the steps that are right for you when you are ready and just like we all look and act differently we all learn and process differently. For this reason there is no time pressure for you to implement the skills because an essential ingredient is taking things at your own pace whilst celebrating, being inspired and supporting other in our community who may be at a different stage in their own journey to you. You can do this in the Parenting Pod learning to be courageous to be vulnerable with people is a big step and therefore an essential ingredient to your personal breakthroughs.
Safety is one of the values we hold most dear in our programme. For this reason we only take between 8-10 people in our groups each time we run a programme. It’s important to us that those groups are kept small and intimate to help build trust and relationships with the people who are sharing the same journey as you. It is likely that your previous experiences have left you feeling very unsafe and you have developed ways to manage and cope with feeling of being unsafe which you may think equate to resilience but sadly this resilience has not resolved the problem it has just left but left you feeling trapped in an ever repeating cycle of experience which simply triggers that unsafe feeling. In our programme we help you and support in developing the tools to feel safe enough to tackle any experiences with courage which over time builds confidence in a safe environment before implementing and integrating those skills into your world with the support and courage from our community.
Knowing and understanding that Jacqui is a safe pair of hands is so important to your journey and for that reason we would always recommend booking a strategy session to see if Jacqui is the right person for you to work with. If you want to find out more about Jacqui’s qualifications and experience click here or you can book a Strategy Session with Jacqui to see if you are good fit for each other
You will never feel entirely ready if you wait to feel ready you will never make change in your life. It may help you to decide if this is right step for you if you consider the following questions BUT before you start with the questions please find a quiet space and listen carefully to the answer your subconscious gives you in the first 3 seconds after the question.
Anything after that 3 second window is your brain arguing with itself to justify why you shouldn’t make change and should stay exactly where you are. So here are the Questions What inspired or triggered your action to look at this today, How bad has it got and Can you afford to wait any longer?
Knowing and understanding that Jacqui is a safe pair of hands is so important to your journey and for that reason we would always recommend booking a strategy session to see if Jacqui is the right person for you to work with. It was Albert Einstein who famously defined madness as “doing the same thing over and expecting different results”.
Jacqui has over 23 years of experience of representing people in family proceedings having had conduct of Divorce and Financial cases, Childcare cases involving disputes between parents and in cases where Local Authorities are intervening in family life due to safeguarding issues with the risk of children are being removed from their parents care, Domestic Violence cases and Cohabitee cases. Jacqui has developed a phenomenal skill set during her legal career which have proved invaluable in navigating and managing conflict and the between people, cutting through the power struggles which are driven by the emotional and very real personal dynamics between the parties which are driven by fear of the unknown whilst being attached to an outcome and agenda which is not always possible and find resolution whilst managing the egos of everyone involved in the process.
Jacqui can relate to this personal journey and how difficult it is to balance the demands of your career with your family life. The relationship between Jacqui and her daughter was difficult during those angst driven teen years when Jacqui’s legal career also needed a lot of attention. Jacqui’s personal parenting journey reached a peak 3 weeks before her daughter turned 16 years and she contracted meningococcal septicaemia, suffered major organ failure and spent the next few weeks on life support. That period of time was life changing for both Jacqui and her daughter and when her daughter finally woke up it was to be the start of a very different, more enlightened, balanced and more connected relationship which has over the years brought so many rewards.
Often when working a corporate career we find that everything is fine when our child is much younger, compliant and subservient but all hell breaks loose when that child’s development reaches a stage where he/she questions our decision making or principles that have worked and you have lived by in your family unit for a long time. The management strategies we had employed until then for a tranquil, peaceful and smooth running home life no longer works, home soon becomes a battlefield where the very worst behaviours are acted out, the relationship gets disrupted and becomes fractured with parenthood suddenly becomes more difficult
The difficulties you experience in trying to balance the needs of both roles which once seemed a walk in the park now seem impossible. Your professional life starts to suffer because you may be physically in the office but your head is not in the game. You no longer get the same results, reach the same targets and you find you are short tempered or unhappy in the role that once gave you a great deal of satisfaction. Your managers are questioning the downturn in your performance and your colleagues may be questioning your behaviours.
You will interact with and react to your child according to your own childhood and parenting experiences. So if your parents had a solid work ethos you are likely to have adopted a similar stance and find yourself spending longer away from home to catch up at work, feeling fearful that you will be replaced if you don’t up your game but also feeling resentful that this is necessary and perhaps secretly blaming your child or partner for placing you in such a position. You may start to impose stricter management measures upon your family in an attempt to get your house back in order and you may impose too many expectations on your family who in turn are becoming just as resentful as you are. This whole situation simply creates the perfect storm which is impossible to navigate and manage whilst it is whipping your life up into a hurricane like frenzy bringing about a destructive dynamic which threatens the very foundation and future of your relationships and life as you know it. We can only tolerate this for so long before we reach the calm in the eye of the storm.
Balancing the demands of two super important roles can be difficult without all these dynamics but becomes almost impossible with the added factors discussed above. If you find yourself in this position then and you are not sure of what step to take next then please do book a strategy session with Jacqui here
Often we find that everything is fine when our child is much younger, compliant and subservient but all hell breaks loose when that child’s development reaches a stage where he/she questions our decision making or principles that have worked and you have lived by in your family unit for a long time. The strategies we used until then for a tranquil, peaceful and smooth running home life no longer works, home soon becomes a battlefield where the very worst behaviours are acted out, the relationship gets disrupted and becomes fractured with parenthood suddenly becomes more difficult
You will find yourself either modelling the parenting you received or rejecting the model of parenting you received but either way you will experience the same result of relationship difficulties if you don’t get straight on this from the outset. For example if your parent adopted an overly punitive style of parenting you may either find yourself being equally as hard and fast with your own child, because after all it did you no harm …right? ….. or you will be able to acknowledge how such an upbringing impacted on you and you may find yourself being an overly permissive parent giving your child too many choices which he/she is not emotionally physically or developmentally able to cope with. Either way you end up with the same results of inconsistency in your parenting, confusion and rebellion from your child and ultimately a feeling of powerlessness because the relationship becomes so disrupted and difficult that you find yourself overcompensating. Ultimately we recreate the same problems in our relationships because everything you run from is everything we run to.
If you find yourself in this position then and you are not sure of what step to take next then please do book a strategy session with Jacqui here
Yes! If you need to work on one specific thing you can book a 1 hour strategy session which will support you in identifying where you are stuck and help you to develop a strategy that is right for you and your situation. If you would like book a strategy session with Jacqui here
You may decide that the Powerful Parenting Programme is not for you and you simply want to do some 1:1 work with Jacqui to get additional support to implement your strategy in which case the 1:1 Strategy Mentoring Sessions can be booked here