Mission: Our mission is to create research-based, globally recognized credentials, training standards, and networking opportunities for family life coaches.


Vision: Our vision is to elevate and lend credibility to the practice of family life coaching by serving as the collaborative center for the field.


Brief History: Approximately two years ago, a number of family professionals began conversations around parent & family coaching.  Initially known as “Family and Parent Coaching Exploratory Committee (FAPCEC), a group of 10-15 professionals around the country began the process of assessing various aspects of coach training programs and those who practiced family or parent coaching.   FLCA was “born” in October 2015 and a small group of us have continued working on this topic in an effort to present it to the broader professional field – YOU!


Families across the country deserve quality professionals providing consistent, research-based coaching strategies.  We would be happy to have you join us to make this happen.  We are currently accepting memberships through the website.  As a member, you will receive quarterly updates, be able to participate in conference calls and webinars (see below for listing), and be listed on our website if you offer coaching services (coming soon).  We also welcome your involvement in any of the committees.


Who We Are


Family Life Coaching is a process where a client and a trained coach work together to achieve client-identified family goals. The process is collaborative and client-directed, working from a strengths-based perspective.


Family Life Coaches utilize research-based coaching strategies and techniques to encourage and support the competence and achievement of client-identified goals. They build respectful, trusting relationships with parents, children, and/or families in order to facilitate positive growth in family life, enabling families to maximize their strengths and potential.


Our goals

  •  Clearly define family life coaching

  •  Create global standards

  •  Create nationally recognized credentialing

  •  Create networking opportunities

  •  Organizational structure and sustainability