Sandra Blackard, Founder, Master Coach
Sandy Blackard, master coach and founder of Language of Listening®, trains coaches and teaches life coaching skills to parents, teachers, and other professionals in our online classes. Her three simple steps for bringing out the greatness in children are introduced in her award-winning handbook that has changed thousands of lives: SAY WHAT YOU SEE® for Parents and Teachers: More hugs. More respect. Elegantly simple.
Sandy and her husband Patrick have two grown daughters, Colleen, an artist, and Betsy, authorized Language of Listening® Coach and a PhD student in Positive Developmental Psychology.
When Colleen was 4, a sudden shift in her behavior from confident to frightened and clingy led Sandy to Dr. Garry Landreth, founder of the Center for Play Therapy, University of North Texas, who taught her the skills play therapists use and a new way to see children. Within a few months, Colleen skipped off to Kindergarten without looking back. Sandy changed her interactions with 3-year-old Betsy at the same time and saw her go from rebellious to cooperative in a matter of weeks.
Stunned at the rapid transformation in her daughters and herself, “Every parent should know this!” became her vow. Her drive to get an easy-to-use version of these skills into the hands of parents worldwide led to the development of the unique and powerful transformational coaching approach she teaches today.
Along the way she co-authored Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) Treatment Manual, 1st Ed. (2006) with Drs. Landreth, Bratton, and Kellam. Both SAY WHAT YOU SEE and CPRT Treatment Manual have won awards.
Eva Sim-Zabka, Co-founder, Master Coach
Ewa “Eva” Sim-Zabka, master life coach, inspires clients with her enthusiasm for life. Around Eva, anything is possible! She brings her life-changing clarity to our online classes and coaching with a colorful style all her own.
Eva is an accomplished professional with many years of experience in personal development training, workshop presentations, and group facilitation, content creation for classroom and online training materials, management and client support. She is a dynamic speaker, visionary and original thinker regarding business and lifestyle choices that result in happiness, fulfillment and satisfaction. Eva is an inspirational leader known for creating transformational insights for audiences of all sizes.
Eva is responsible for the rapid expansion of Language of Listening® beyond parenting into the field of personal growth. Her revolutionary self-coaching class for our coaches, Language of Listening® for YOU (Art of No Compromise), provides astonishing breakthroughs in happiness and self-confidence with lasting results.
Eva earned her Master’s Degree in Psychology in her native Poland. She is also an artist, musician, dance instructor, world-traveler, and mother of two grown children—a son who is an EMT and firefighter and a daughter who is an artist and publishes a travel blog.