Raising great parents.
Kiran helped me overcome several hurdles and challenges that I was experiencing as a working mom. Balancing my demanding career, personal life and health and family obligations was extremely difficult. When I took Kiran’s class, I learned several tools such as Listening Partnership and Special time, that helped me manage my life better and greatly reduced my stress. I also received a lot of support from the class and developed great friendships during this experience. As an instructor, Kiran motivates us to be our best. She is professional, kind and supportive. Her educational background combined with her life experiences as a mom herself, make her an awesome life coach for working moms.
Connected Parenting is the most compassionate and effective parenting approach I have come across. I especially appreciate the focus on the child and acceptance of his/her feelings, as well as attention to and support for the parent and his/her feelings that can be triggered when in relationship with a son/daugher.Kiran’s knowledge and experience with this approach is both inspiring and life-changing. If you are struggling with being a parent, and especially not knowing what to do when your child has big feelings, seeks attention, or doesn’t want to listen to you, I encourage you to learn the hands-on effective tools that will help you feel like you can be the parent you want to be.
I looked forward to our meetings each week. Having time to talk with other Moms gave me time to reflect and feel supported!
Connected Parenting 6 Week Class: Best Course Ever!!! I highly recommend Kiran’s six week course on Connected Parenting. First her philosophy was an immediate fit for me and the tools seemed simple but proved highly efficient. Then I came in with the objective of learning to enjoy motherhood. I was really tired, felt I wasn’t doing a good job and was quite frustrated. Six weeks later I can say I am just in love with my kids, definitely enjoy being a mom and am amazed at all the progress in our family life. Kids are happier and also much more manageable. I feel different and even my husband noticed it… So thank you Kiran for your compassion and kindness and professionalism. You made a huge difference !! And so did the other participating moms, who really put themselves into it and were so supportive. This is a unique adventure, and the start of a beautiful journey every mom deserves to live!
Learning the tools of Connected Parenting has taught me that new “natural” responses to situations with our kids can be fostered, practiced and created. Kiran is one of us and has the training and perspectives to share new approaches in a supportive setting of likeminded Moms.
Learning Connected Parenting has allowed my patience level with my daughter to increase to a point I never thought possible. Stay Listening is a very valuable tool and has allowed me to change the way I handle my daughter’s tantrums. I am less likely to start off yelling and find I can be patient and let her emotion run its course. I can even do this in public. Before I would have worried what others think. Now I don’t worry what they think, I care more about what my daughter needs.
I was so impressed that in just one session Kiran was able to tease out the most relevant and growth worthy aspects of my life story and use them to create a plan of action to help me move forward with my life goals. I left our post-intake session feeling more hopeful and excited about my growth potential than I have felt in a really long time. The practices that she laid out for me and the metaphor of change that she designed specifically for my life story really resonated with me and continues to inspire. Moreover, her genuine warmth, wisdom, and radiance instantly creates a safe place to begin delving into your life work. Finally, her sensitivity and focus on family/parenting/partnership is especially helpful for those of us with children trying to make it all work, or for anyone who values balance in life and work domains. I can’t say enough positive things about Kiran’s coaching and the benefits it has brought to my life so far!
Kiran’s Connected Parenting class is like Professional Development for the profession of parenting!
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.
Kiran is a great listener. She helps you see your life in a different, more revealing light in the first meeting... she has helped me see that my life purpose won’t come from ‘I should be doing this or that’ statements but rather, ‘I want to this or that.’ This was a significant breakthrough for me...
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 - a ray of light indeed!
Kiran is a warm human being whose own inner light shines brightly, serving as a beacon to many others. She has found a true match in pursuing this work as a coach. She is gifted at it, and it shows in her work with others. She has been so gifted at cutting through all the drama in my life to help me, time and again, see to the core of my inner self -my desires, my truth - so that I might better allow these to guide me in living my life and making choices with greater integrity. Her journey as a wife and mother and all of the life changes these bring about, are truly inspiring. It is no wonder she is drawn to do work specifically with parents. Becoming a mother lends itself beautifully to the kind of deep healing guidance that Kiran can provide. I think people in any number of major life transitions, or those just seeking to have more authenticity in life, are certain to benefit from coaching work with Kiran.
Having Kiran as a coach during a significant career change has greatly boosted my confidence. She is providing me with tools to focus on success and to cope with obstacles and challenges along the way. I’m so grateful for Kiran’s support during this critical time.
I worked closely with Kiran as her manager while she was a principal coach in San Jose Unified schools. As a new coach, Kiran was extremely open and quick to learn new strategies and approaches to school reform, which made her effective in her work. What struck me most about Kiran was her ability to make strong mind and heart connections with her principals to quickly establish a trusting and open coaching relationship. Determined to help her principals achieve their goals, Kiran continuously adapted her coaching approach to allow them to find the most authentic road to success in their often challenging role. As a result of her efforts, both of her schools achieved dramatic student achievement gains in just one year!
I have a small group of individuals that I have worked with over the years that I refer to as the “A-Team”—people who you want on your side in the trenches. Kiran Gaind is absolutely on the team. Kiran has incredible instinct, can move the work, can see the opportunities and do something about it, and is (gasp) also compassionate and a good person. She is a prototype of the 21st century leader, learner, doer. I will indeed try to recruit her out of the Bay Area at any and every moment I have an opportunity to do so. HIGHLY recommended!
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