History of FLCA

  • Early 2000's - several universities were conducting research & offering courses on coaching within the family sciences field
  • 2013 - a group of individuals began corresponding on the work they were doing, more related to coaching techniques than therapy or consulting.
  • Feb., 2014 - initial online meetings were conducted with interested individuals
  • March, 2014 - first survey was distributed regarding programs offering coaching certification
  • End of 2014 - FAPCEC (Family and Parent Coaching Exploratory Committee) was established with almost 50 interested professionals participating
  • 2015 - almost 100 interested professionals participating in some way; first webinars were held; committees were established
  • Oct., 2015 - strategic planning session held in New Hampshire - mission, vision, goals identified; formal name and website chosen - Family Life Coaching Association; https://www.flcassociation.org
  • 2016 - results from survey were published in Family Science Review; the first textbook on family life coaching was published (Allen, 2016); the first FLCA newsletter was released
  • 2017 - membership dues set & a membership drive organized; two additional research articles were published on family life coaching; Articles of Incorporation were filed in the state of North Carolina
  • June, 2018 - the first annual FLCA conference was held on the campus of NC State in Raleigh, NC with 70 attendees
  • October, 2018 - 501(c)6 status obtained

PO Box 33616

Raleigh, NC 27636-3616​​


FLCA is a 501c6 Organization

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Family Life Coaching Association operates from a research-based, strengths-based, and bioecological family science perspective, actively working to be inclusive of all families, regardless of how family is defined. FLCA embraces all who are seeking to improve family life and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, ethnic origin, race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, age, ability or disability, religious or spiritual beliefs, marital status or citizenship.