The parent I want to be.

I'm Lisa Howe. I am a Certified Peaceful Parenting Coach and received my Master of Social Work (MSW) from San Diego State University. I’ve spent the last 27 years working with children and families to help them be the best they can be. After I became a parent to my delightfully brilliant and hilarious 10-year-old, I decided I wanted to dig deeper into the kind of parent I wanted to be. I discovered peaceful parenting when my daughter was a newborn and read every book on the topic that I could find. My passion led me to be one of only fifteen clinicians chosen worldwide and privately trained by Dr. Laura Markham to become a Certified Peaceful Parenting Coach in 2016. 

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Lisa Howe

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Coaching and workshops

I have coached thousands of parents privately, as well as taught workshops and spoken at schools, parenting conferences, and private companies. I bring my education, lived experience, knowledge, empathetic listening, and sense of humor to everything I do, leaving clients and audiences feeling seen, heard, and empowered on their parenting journey.

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Additional professional experience

  • Inclusion Specialist, Special Education 1995-2000

  • Therapeutic Behavioral Services Coach 2000-2004

  • BA, California State University San Marcos, Sociology & Justice Studies, 2005

  • Service Coordinator, San Diego Regional Center, 2004-2009

  • California State Certified Crisis Counselor, 2006-present

  • Dual Diagnosis Therapist Training, 2009

  • Medical Hospice Social Worker, 2010-2021

  • MSW, San Diego State University, Social Work, 2011

  • Certified Peaceful Parenting Coach Training, 2016

  • Professional Development with Dr. Gordon Neufeld, Dr. Lawrence Cohen, Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, Dr. Mona Delahooke, Dr. Ross Greene, Dr. Deborah MacNamara