Raising a family is the most important job you’ll ever have.
It’s also the most demanding. The pressure to be perfect can be overwhelming.
Yet, nobody sent you to college to learn how to master it. You and your partner
are left to figure it out as you go along, while juggling all the stresses of careers,
activities, schools and relationships with everyone in the family. No wonder most
parents feel like they’re just lucky to be holding it all together.

What if you can learn how to not only be a better parent,
but also a more fulfilled one?
That’s what the Connected Family is all about.



Raising great parents. Nurturing great people.

There’s a connection between being the best person you can be and being the best parent you can be. Because when
you’re in a fulfilled, centered place, you’re ideally prepared for all the challenges and rewards parenting brings.
Let us show you how to connect with your family by connecting with yourself.



Kiran Gaind is a mother of two young girls.    She's experienced all the emotions modern parents understand, from isolation and overwhelm to the most exquisite tenderness and joy.  She appreciates her modern parenting journey as truly transformational. 

Prior to motherhood, Kiran was a teacher leader in the Gates Foundation's small school redesign of San Francisco's Mission High School, which was supported by Stanford University's School Redesign Network.  Because of her role in this successful school redesign which tripled the number of students getting into four year colleges, Kiran was hired as a project manager in Austin's Office of Redesign, implementing a Gates Foundation-funded and Stanford-supported redesign of all 14 of Austin's high schools.  Kiran then went on to achieve breakthrough results as a school turnaround coach for urban elementary principals in San Jose, CA, as a consultant and coach with Partners in School Innovation. 

In her life and career after kids, Kiran certified as an integral life/leadership coach at New Ventures West and trained in Parenting by Connection with Hand in Hand Parenting so she could offer skilled support to fellow modern parents making their own transformations. 

Her clients value her knowledgeable and intuitive parenting guidance, her present, deep listening skills and compassionate, results-oriented coaching support as they create clarity, consistency and confidence in how they live, work and parent, true to what matters most.

Kiran offersone-on-one private coaching and group presentations. Private coaching is offered by phone, via video or face-to-face in her Palo Alto home office or on walk and talk sessions in a loved, local park.  Read more about Kiran...


Get Started Today:  Private Coaching & Speaking Engagements


Customized, one-on-one coaching programs to support you in creating the life, career and family you desire.   Modules include The Connected Self, The Connected Couple, The Connected Career, The Connected Parent, and more.  Private coaching is offered by phone, via video, face-to-face in our Palo Alto office or on walk and talk sessions in a loved, local park.  Click to read more about this offering and to schedule a free session to explore if private coaching is the right fit for you to make the changes you most want.


60-120 minute presentations for groups of parents who want to learn more about brain science, child development and compassionate, effective parenting tools that work. Other topics related to work-life integration, mindfulness, leadership development, chaos and communication management are also available.  Speeches can be tailored to specific areas of interest.