• Bachelors in Government and Women’s Studies. Cornell University, 1994
  • Social Science Secondary Teaching Credential, San Francisco State University, 1998
  • Clear Credential Coursework, UC Berkeley Extension, 2001
  • Stanford University School Redesign Network Professional Development, 2003
  • Project Management Course, Bridgespan Consulting, Austin, TX 2007
  • Integral Coaching Certification, New Ventures West, San Francisco, CA 2011
  • Parenting by Connection Year Long Course with Hand in Hand Parenting, Palo Alto, CA 2012

Kiran Gaind,
Modern Parent Coach

Kiran is a mom to two young daughters and is currently raising her sweet family in Palo Alto, CA.  Kiran became a certified Integral Life and Leadership Coach with New Ventures West in 2011. She participated in the one year Parenting by Connection certification course with Hand in Hand Parenting in Palo Alto in 2011-2012.

Prior to starting her coaching practice in 2011, she spent nine years working as a high school history teacher in inner city schools in San Francisco and Oakland, CA, and three years as a school redesign consultant for the Austin, TX school districts and as a school turnaround coach for elementary principals in San Jose, CA.  She participated in a Gates-Foundation funded, Stanford University-supported school redesign from 2003-2006, which led to breakthrough results for Mission High School students' college attendance rates.

She is a graduate of Cornell University, San Francisco State and New Ventures West.

Kiran practices meditation and yoga, which she credits with increasing her patience and compassion for others.

Kiran also uses the life, leadership and parenting coaching tools she teaches with her own family.

Though she's attended excellent universities and succeeded in tough work environments, nothing has taught or transformed her more than being a modern parent. 



Kiran is amazing at what she does. She listens, makes you feel at peace, and is able to speak to your highest self. Her observations and advice are deep and profound. One is able to not only be inspired by working with her but by seeing the work of someone who is truly doing what they love !
— J.R., Oakland
Kiran’s guidance has been pivotal to my personal and spiritual growth as a woman, working professional and as a mother. She is so soothing to speak to and has such great advice that is tailored to one’s personal situation at hand. What is also great about Kiran is she does not overwhelm you with too many tasks to complete, just enough to get one’s focus on track to make desired changes both on a personal and spiritual level. She is empathetic, approachable, genuine and really a trusted resource to discuss anything. I feel so very blessed to have met Kiran and look forward to our “work” together.
— J.A., Brooklyn, NY