Brenda as a parenting and life coach is a positive inspiration. She is warm and friendly and easy to talk to. She helped me look at some transitions and relationships in a new way. She helped me be proactive and helped find some good ways to deal with some stressful situations in life. I would recommend her as a parenting or life coach to anyone. I came away from the experience feeling more focused and rejuvenated. When can we meet again?
-Phyllis, Batavia, IL
Brenda has had a huge impact on my life and the lives of my children. She always has encouraging words of wisdom. Brenda offers loving advice but is also able to be objective in a non-judgmental way. I know that she will support and help me through life’s challenges.
-Angie, St. Charles, IL
Brenda Shover is one lovely, classy and gracious lady! Brenda has coached me. She listened, encouraged, empathized and supported me. She is efficient, organized and a true professional. She is caring and compassionate and it shows in her coaching. You cannot find any coach better than Brenda when you need guidance, direction and support for family issues.
The Spiral Spirit, Albuquerque, NM
Brenda Shover leads a parenting class and provides one-on-one parent mentoring for our transitional living center for homeless women and children. We have found her to be an invaluable member of our team! Many of our families come to our center broken, frustrated and in crisis. We are pleased to be able to connect our moms with Brenda as she is just what they need. Her professional, yet calming nature, provides practical help in a non-judgmental manner that breaks down defensive walls and builds trusting relationships. It’s a privilege to work with Brenda!
– Lynda Dorsch, Lifespring Center Director
I don’t know what I would have done without Brenda Shover’s sleep coaching services! I hired Brenda when we started having major sleep issues when my son was about 4 months old. Brenda helped me customize a sleep-coaching plan that I was very comfortable with following. Her support and gentle guidance were exactly what I needed to feel confident as I helped my son learn to be a good sleeper. As a new mom, sometimes all I needed was a confidence boost. I loved working with Brenda so much that I ended up using her services a few times for various sleep regressions and transitions. Thanks to Brenda’s help and guidance earlier on, my now 8-month-old son is a fantastic sleeper. We couldn’t be happier! I highly recommend contacting Brenda for sleep coaching. I wish I had called her sooner!
We are so thankful to have found Brenda to coach us through our sleep issues. We were in pretty bad shape with sleep and were in desperate need of some help with our then 17 month old. Brenda helped us create a plan that fit our parenting style and the work we’d already put in. She really valued who we were as a family and worked to create a plan that supported us and what we viewed as important elements of both sleep and parenting. What I love most about Brenda is how she encouraged us to take the lead and treated us like the experts on our little girl and her sleep. Through working together, my own confidence as a parent has grown tremendously. We had let some of our sleep issues go on for too long because I was constantly second guessing myself and couldn’t commit to any sort of changes because I worried that it was the “wrong” way to do things or would do more harm than good. Brenda is so knowledgable on child development and children’s sleep patterns, and clearly wanted to honor our parenting values, so I was able to trust her right away and commit to a plan that we all felt comfortable with. All along the way, she would reassure me that my own instincts were right on and helped me to see my own parenting strengths. With her coaching, we have seen incredible improvement in sleep for our entire family and I know we wouldn’t be where we are without her!
We are so grateful to have Brenda help us with the task of potty training our little guy. We attended the initial potty training class and instantly connected with her as she is kind and very encouraging. She helped us with a customized 3 day plan that worked for my son and our family. She has reminded me to trust myself as a parent and to think of potty training as a time of celebration! I wholeheartedly recommend Brenda to help you through any aspect of parenting.