Our Coaches

Sandra Blackard, Founder, Master Coach

Sandy Blackard

Sandy Blackard

Sandy Blackard, master coach and founder of Language of Listening®, offers private coaching for coaches and coaches training for parents and professionals who want to join our Language of Listening® Coaches Network and teach our coaching skills to parents, teachers, and others. Her three simple steps for bringing out the greatness in children are introduced in a handbook that has changed thousands of lives: SAY WHAT YOU SEE® for Parents and Teachers: More hugs. More respect. Elegantly simple.

She also co-authored Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) Treatment Manual, 1st Ed. (2006) with Drs. Landreth, Bratton, and Kellam. Both SAY WHAT YOU SEE and CPRT Treatment Manual have won awards.


Active Language of Listening® Coaches




Betsy Blackard, Authorized Parent & Relationship Coach

Betsy Blackard

Raised in a Language of Listening® household, Betsy is a second-generation Parent and Relationship Coach based in southern California. She naturally uses our simple tools in her coaching interactions with parents, children, and anyone seeking to improve their relationships with themselves and others.

Betsy has twenty years of experience working with children in family, preschool, and research settings and loves the way kids invite her to see the world and herself in new ways. She also loves the way that Language of Listening® enables her to connect with people of all ages with ease.

She has an MA in Positive Developmental Psychology from Claremont Graduate University and is currently completing her Ph.D. She is fascinated by language and passionate about joyful self-expression, healthy relationships, and effective communication between parents and children. She is available for private coaching.


Rose Clark, Authorized Parent Coach

Rosemary Clark

Rose is a mom of 2 based in Ontario, Canada, and author of Love The Way You Parent | After ACE's blog.

After a difficult childhood, she ached to learn how to parent in a way that comes from the heart and honors children as separate individuals with their own unique thoughts and feelings. "I knew what kind of a mom I wanted to be but didn't know if those tools existed, and then I found Language of Listening®."

Driven by a deep desire to help moms LOVE the way they parent, Rose started her coaching business and online community. Rose connects with clients helping them solve the issues behind their children's behavior, get their kids to listen without having to yell or "be mean," and feel in control so they are free to choose the best results for their kids --> all of this so these moms can finally LOVE the way they parent and TRULY ENJOY motherhood! Join Rose's Facebook Community or connect with her on Instagram, Facebook. Check out her website and private or group coaching programs.

Tracy Cutchlow

Tracy Cutchlow, Parent Coach & Author, Authorized Speaker

Tracy Cutchlow is the author of Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science and an Authorized Language of Listening® Coach. She is also the editor of the bestselling books Brain Rules and Brain Rules for Baby. Her writing on parenting appears in publications from the Huffington Post to the Washington Post. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and her website, or sign up on her Language of Listening® course and coaching list.


Ruxandra Golea, Authorized Parent & Life Balance Coach

Ruxi Golea

Ruxi is the mother of two children, based in Switzerland, and a children's yoga instructor. She has served on our Advisory Board and worked closely with Sandy and Eva since 2009 when she took her first Language of Listening® class. She completed our 2-year Instructor Training Program (predecessor to our current Coaches Training Program), has co-led the Language of Listening® Mastery Class with Sandy, and assisted with our coaches training.

Ruxi brings a holistic perspective to her coaching. She is committed to helping individuals find balance and flow in their parenting and all areas of their lives. She is available for private coaching.



Camilla Miller, Authorized Parent Coach

Camilla Miller, Authorized Parent Coach

Camilla Miller

Camilla is the mother of two based in West Sussex U.K. and author of Keeping Your Cool Parenting blog. As a qualified primary school teacher, she didn’t think much about her parenting skills until her second child was born…then BAM! This child was more reactive, impulsive, and threw epic tantrums. Camilla knew there had to be a way to raise kids that didn’t include constant struggles, naughty steps, or reward charts, and she was right. When she discovered Language of Listening® her first thought was, “Why did no one tell me this before?!!”

Camilla’s passion is to support parents to really understand their child, especially the more challenging, reactive kids, and give parents the tools they need to transform family life. Camilla shares Language of Listening tools on her blog and through her courses, workshops, and Facebook Community. Connect with her on Facebook or on her website. She is also available for private or couples coaching & classes.


Rachel Norman, Authorized Parent Coach

Rachel Norman


Rachel is a mom of five and the author of A Mother Far from Home blog where she shares Language of Listening® tips and insights, and writes on developing mindsets, routines, and habits that take the chaos out of parenting. Connect with her on her website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.



Lauren Tamm, Authorized Parent Coach

Lauren Tamm

Lauren Tamm, Authorized Parent Coach

Lauren is the author of The Military Wife and Mom blog where she writes on practical parenting, enjoying motherhood, and thriving through the ups and downs of military life. She offers her licensed Language of Listening® parent class, Raising Little Listeners, several times a year. Contact her on Facebook, Pinterest, or her website.