ABOUT BLACKWELL FAMILY RESOURCES, LLC: A family coaching and consulting firm specializing in step parenting. Our coach guides parents through one of life's most complex transitions: blending families. We help our clients create a family plan that is based on the developmental needs of their children.We respect parent's values, listen without judgment, and help them find their own solutions.
ANGIE'S QUALIFICATIONS: Angie Blackwell earned her coaching certificate from the International Coach Academy and is also a Certified Stepfamily Foundation Coach.She has a Bachelor's degree in Public Policy, an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Development and a Certificate as a Family Life Educator.Her specialized training includes Family Dynamics, Effective Parenting, Mediation and Intercultural Communication.
As a former teen parent, Angie didn't learn life's toughest lessons in a classroom, she lived them.Her goal is to share her lessons from divorce, single parenting and step parenting in the hope that others find, as she has, the road ahead can be better than the one behind. After dropping out of high school at age 15, she earned her general education diploma from a nearby community college.Five years later she returned to that same college to earn her Associates degree, and later earned her Bachelors degree, all while raising three children on her own.
Angie met Darren in 1998 and they were married in 2001 in an intimate ceremony on the Oregon Coast. They have five children combined (at the time 5-15 years old), all living under one roof. While they expected the first year or two to be hard, they had no idea it would take nearly FIVE years before they really felt like a family. Angie is a committed community volunteer and enjoys reading, traveling and family camping trips.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. - Helen Keller
When you bring two families together, you can be guaranteed some Armageddon evenings; When these families unite, they don't blend—they collide. - Dr Kevin Leman
Absolute calm is not the law of the ocean. And it is the same with the ocean of life. - Mahatma Gandhi
Working with me is truly a customized experience to fit your needs:
I offer 1:1 and group coaching in person or via phone/email
A series of workshops delivered in person or via phone/internet for those that need a more comprehensive, structured approach.
The first step is a complimentary 15 minute consultation to determine if my services meet your needs. If we find that we are a good match, we will be begin by conducting a needs analysis to identify the gap between where you and and where you want to be. Next, we will develop a family action plan that consists of you and your new spouse's shared priorities and values regarding discipline, money, academic expectations, etc.
Contact me today to set up your free consultation!