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Navigate the Challenges of Parenting and Entrepreneurship with Sari Goodman (Ep80)

Ever feel like you're juggling too many balls as a parent and entrepreneur? Seeking that elusive balance between parenthood and business? You're not alone. We had the pleasure of sitting down with certified parent coach, Sari Goodman. A former school principal, Sari transitioned into parent coaching to support families in managing the intricate journey of raising children while running a business.

Sari shares her valuable insights on how to cope when your child is constantly falling ill, especially during these trying times. She emphasizes the importance of building your own 'village' of support - a concept any busy entrepreneur will appreciate! We also delve into the fascinating distinctions between a parent coach and a therapist. Sari's experience in breaking down tasks into manageable pieces not only aids in effective parenting but also helps entrepreneurs become more efficient in their marketing and sales efforts.

As we navigate the world of 'good parenting', Sari reassures us that there's no such thing as a perfect parent. Her advice on how to become a 'good enough' parent and not beat ourselves up for the inevitable mistakes we make is both refreshing and comforting. We also discuss various signs to look out for in children that indicate it may be time to seek help. This episode with Sari Goodman is brimming with real, actionable advice for busy parents and entrepreneurs. So, sit back, relax, and let's get started!

Where to dive in:

(0:00:00) - Challenges of Parenting as Coaches (4 Minutes)

I'm joined by parent coach Sari Goodman. We discuss ways to balance being a busy entrepreneur with having kids, who often don't want to hear our advice. We explore how Sari made the transition from education to parent coaching, and learn how to navigate the challenge of being a parent while running a business. Sari i also shares tips on how to manage kids that are frequently getting sick due to the pandemic, and speaks to the difficulties of having no time to be sick when running a business and a family.

(0:03:39) - Supporting Parents Through Individualized Coaching (5 Minutes)

Sari Goodman tells her story of becoming a certified parent coach. She recounts her experience as a school principal and how she noticed parents coming to her for help. She explains how she went back to school and is now helping parents at her school and in her community. She shares the challenges she faced to articulate her services and how she overcame them. Lastly, she emphasizes the importance of customizing her services to the individual needs of the families she works with.

(0:08:56) - Parent Coaches vs Therapists (11 Minutes)

We explore the differences between a parent coach and a therapist, as well as how a parent coach can help parents in their current situation. We also discuss the importance of practice and breaking down tasks into smaller pieces to help parents be effective in their parenting. Finally, we touch on how the same approach works in the Purpose to Profits Academy to help entrepreneurs become more effective in their marketing and sales.

(0:20:15) - Managing Parenting and Entrepreneurship (9 Minutes)

Sari Goodman shares tips on how to be prepared as an entrepreneur with young kids. We emphasize the importance of creating a “village” of people who can assist in a pinch, organizing a go-to bag with medication and supplies, and writing emails in advance for clients when a crisis arises. We also look at how to develop strategies to help manage the frequent illnesses of preschoolers, as well as how to stop them from spreading.

(0:29:39) - Guidance for Busy Parents (7 Minutes)

Sari Goodman, a certified parent coach, shares her experience as a school principal and how she noticed parents coming to her for advice about their children. She also explains the differences between a parent coach and a therapist, and how they can help parents in their current situation. We emphasize the need for parents to create a “village” of people who can take on the worrying that comes with parenting, and how to balance that with their own responsibilities. Finally, we discuss the importance of listening to and understanding your children, as well as getting help from specialists when necessary.

(0:36:31) - Exploring the Concept of Good Parenting (13 Minutes)

I'm joined by parent coach Sari Goodman as we explore the concept of being a "good parent". We discuss the pressures that parents feel to be perfect and how our culture judges parents. Sari shares that there is no such thing as a "good parent" or a "bad parent", and that we should not beat ourselves up for the mistakes that we make. We also look at how to be a "good enough" parent and how to give ourselves encouragement in our parenting journey.

(0:49:05) - Understanding Children and Seeking Parental Coach (7 Minutes)

Sari Goodman, a certified parent coach, shares her experience and tips on how parents can better understand their children. We discuss the different life experiences children have and why it's important to take those into account when parenting. We also touch on the signs that it's time to reach out for help, how parents can find support and build their own “village”, and how parents can use a parent coach to create a toolbox of strategies specific to their child's needs. Finally, we talk about how parents can access Sari's services no matter where they are located.

(0:56:14) - Being a Better Parent (1 Minutes)

Sari Goodman, a certified parent coach, shares her experience with helping parents understand their children better and the pressures of being a “good parent”. We emphasize the importance of finding the balance between being a busy entrepreneur and being a parent, as well as creating a “village” of people who can support parents in their journey as entrepreneurs and parents.

About my guest: Sari Goodman is a Certified Parent Educator and private coach, providing parents strategies to reduce worry, frustration, and conflict in their home.

About me: Betsy Jordyn is a Brand Positioning Strategist that helps consulting and coaching business owners clarify their brand positioning and messaging, create a website presence that positions them as sought-after experts, land clients with ease and integrity, and take their place as thought leaders and influencers in their niche. Her mission is to help consultants and coaches monetize their best-at strengths and authentic passions to make a bigger difference in the world. Check out her brand strategy, messaging, and design services at https://www.betsyjordyn.com


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