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.
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.