Family Life Coach

As a mom, wife, mom, family member and professional, I know the stresses that come with being in a family. I also recognize that sometimes we just need help reaching our goals. That is why I first decided to try coaching—I understood that although things were going well, they could be better. Coaching helped me reach potential that I didn’t even know I had (and helped me to publish my first book)! Now I’m happy to have the chance to help others reach their goals through family life coaching.


-Dr Allen enjoying the sites of Hawaii while attending the Family Science Association Meeting in June, 2014

What I like best about coaching is that it is a partnership.

You are the expert of your family, and as a coach, I will honor your expertise and work with you as you identify your goals, create a plan, and take action steps to improve your life.

I bring expertise in family science and coaching and I’m happy to share my knowledge, but I will always expect you to guide the process. I believe there is no better way to make change.

I take 1-2 coaching clients each year pro-bono and in exchange I ask for a minimum of four sessions to work on goals of your choice. I do this to keep current for teaching and practice. If you would like to work with me as your coach, just send me an email at

Does coaching work? Science says, yes! There is literature on the efficacy as coaching and I’ve had great feedback from clients as well. Here’s what one former client said:
“I came to work with Kim as I knew I wanted a change, but I wasn’t clear about what change I really wanted. Through our coaching, I was able to clearly identify a few goals and work towards them. One goal was to become healthier so that I could do more activities with my kids. I really wanted to ride a roller coaster with my kids. I’m happy to say that not only did I lose 50 pounds, I was able to ride that roller coaster. More importantly, I’m now able to share many experiences with my kids. I think that helps me be a better dad.”

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