Workshop

Distance learning got you down?

Ready for a peaceful resolution to conflict & power struggles with your teen? 

Done with the teen ‘tude?

Then this workshop is for you!

 Transform your parenting superpowers and communication skills to:
 

Create a positive change

Instill productive habits 

Build a deeper, more meaningful connection with your teen/tween

Motivating Behavior Change & Creating Better Habits in

Teens & Tweens

In this live, in-person workshop you will learn powerful, evidence-based techniques to help your teen/tween make changes in his/her habits and choices. 

Gain the knowledge on how to use one of the top behavior change techniques in the world, Motivational Interviewing

In this socially distanced, 2-day workshop ​you will learn how to improve your communication skills, motivate your kids to solid habits, and change the dynamics in your household.

Who is this for?

You, a frustrated parent, lost or unsure about how to connect with, or help, a teen/tween with her/his behavior.

You, a parent or guardian, ignored and struggling to maintain and parent effectively.

You, aware of the value in better communication, conflict resolution.

You, ready to enjoy the results of a solid relationship with an adolescent or young adults under your care.

Who is this NOT for?

Non local San Diego parents

(inquire for virtual workshops).

You currently cannot commit to a two day,

in-person workshop.

Your teen is in treatment for severe mental illness

(techniques are contraindicated for some diagnosis).

This workshop is a culmination of what I have learned and how to apply and use it with tweens and teens, and I cannot wait to share it with you.


Many parents need help during this time; it has been very difficult--especially with teens. Simultaneously, this time offers an extraordinary opportunity for you to up your parenting game by helping your kids navigate difficulty and uncertainty with clarity, love, greater understanding, and better relationship skills.
 

What They Said About My Approach

“With Lisa’s guidance I have been able to facilitate change in my actions and my mindset. I find that these changes create a better balance in my home and work life.” Suzanne


“Lisa is so good at this. We did great work in a small amount of time.” Amy

"Lisa’s philosophy is incredibly helpful, refreshing and even funny!" Candace


“Lisa gets right down to the heart of things but she does it in a way that is fun and funny. She made really deep and potentially painful issues, fun and digestible.” Shahrzad


“She helps shift the mindset from what it is, to what I want it to be, and how I can truly get there.” Diane


“I cannot think of a better way to jumpstart a decision, resolve a conflict, or eliminate a nagging thought then to have Lisa guide me to clarity.” Sam

“We were impressed by her presentation and the audience response was exceptional. It is a testimony to Lisa as a speaker that she was able to bond so quickly with the audience. Her ability to energize is similar to Tony Robbins." Jack (Executive Director)
 

Meet Lisa Nordquist,

Your Grey Monkey Gym Coach

I am a Motivational Interviewing and CORE Dynamics Coach with a degree in Psychology, a Mayo Clinic Health & Wellness Coach certification, AND also a mother of 13 & 15 year old girls.

When my oldest daughter was in 4th grade, my parenting problems began. We had always had a more challenging relationship, but the power struggles ramped up to a new level with  resistance to school and homework, attitude emissions, and obvious resentment. 


For me this was tough because I had taken parenting classes, signed up for “First 5” training, and read book after book as a new mom--wanting so badly to do this parenting thing well. I was also an authoritative parent, believing in lots of love, encouragement, and very clear boundaries that put my husband and I in control. 


This worked great . . . until my girls hit puberty! That’s when I decided to seek deeper and more personalized help with a therapist. During this process, I discovered what was lacking in my parenting style and what I needed to do differently, which took me down a road of exploration and learning.


I learned that though I love my children deeply and was doing the best I could, my approach with my tween needed to change. It lacked empathy, validation, interest, and was building a bigger wall between us than I could imagine. It was also hurting my girls’ self-confidence, self-awareness, and ability to communicate, listen to others, and resolve conflict. 


I took what I learned in my years studying and experimenting, formal trainings and certification programs and applied it in our house. And, it worked--FABULOUSLY! Power struggles are gone, listening and empathy are in-tact (in both directions), and I don’t have to work as hard to maintain control or make them do anything--homework, cleaning the cat box, sweeping the floor. (If it’s not done, I get “Sorry. I’ll do it now.” --No shit!) They are both now highly motivated in school and work out their own disagreements with the techniques they learned from my interactions with them.


It’s not me being some super mom--I’m not perfect or magic. It’s these techniques and approach that works magic. I am sharing them with you in this workshop, where you will get to experience them yourself.

It’s a game changer.

This workshop is a culmination of what I have learned and how to apply and use it with tweens and teens, and I cannot wait to share it with you.


Many parents need help during this time; it has been very difficult--especially with teens. Simultaneously, this time offers an extraordinary opportunity for you to up your parenting game by helping your kids navigate difficulty and uncertainty with clarity, love, greater understanding, and better relationship skills.
 

What is included in this workshop?

2 socially distanced, live in-person workshops, October 17th & 24th, from 9am-1:30 pm., in San Diego, CA  

(safety measures will be in place; mask required)
2, 60 minute, one-on-one private coaching sessions with Lisa ​
A buddy parent coach to practice your new coaching skills and bounce ideas off ​
Weekly check-ins, inspiration & reminders via text or email to help keep you on track
A newly formed support network of parents.

Parents, are you ready to:
Improve your Emotional Intelligence
Gain one of the top behavior change techniques in the world—you can use with anyone!
Grow your ability to kindly manage emotions
Have an increased in empathy
Build confidence in your ability to conduct a skilled conversation with a “tough customer” in your household, and...

Develop better listening & communication skills for all aspects of your own life?

If you are wondering whether this workshop will only benefit you as a parent, the answer is NO


This will help you with all your relationships! Professional, personal, family, and your mate. The skills you will learn in this workshop are universal positive psychology and communication skills that help resolve ambivalence, deflate escalated emotions, inspire emotional intimacy, and evoke behavior change.


You can use the techniques with anyone and in any situation where verbal communication is required.

I designed this workshop with your tween/teen in mind.

If you’re ready to learn, I’m ready to show you how to:

Reduce or end the power struggles
Make better choices & improve their habits
Increase collaboration on chores, homework, and goals
Identify and use values-based motivation
Actively listen to others & teach your child to do the same
Provide solutions that diffuse conflict

And most importantly, having positive relationships that encourage engaging conversations with you, family, and friends.

Extend the knowledge that you get from this workshop to your teen, adult child, spouse, coworkers, family and anyone with which you need to have a meaningful conversation. These are life long skills that will help future success for all.


Through this workshop, you will also have a clarity on how to proceed with your teen & go home with actionable skills to do so.
Transform your household from a constant battle field into a place you can relax, an environment of peace and ease.

Watch below to see what you and your tween/teen’s relationship will be and a sneak peek on some of the methodology that I will teach you in the workshop.

I want to help you grow an unbreakable, positive relationship with your teen/tween that you can evolve into a wonderful young adult and parent relationship.

Join me

inside the Motivating Behavior Change &
Creating Better Habits in Teens & Tweens
Workshop

Mother and Two Kids

Yes!! When I Sign Up NOW, what am I getting again?"

2 socially distanced, live in-person workshops, October 17th & 24th, from 9am-1:30 pm., in San Diego, CA  

(safety measures will be in place; mask required)
2, 60 minute, one-on-one private coaching sessions with Lisa 

A buddy parent coach to practice your new coaching skills and bounce ideas off ​
Weekly check-ins, inspiration & reminders via text or email to help keep you on track
A newly formed support network of parents.

At the Grey Monkey Gym, we provide info, tools and techniques to

help you evolve within.

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