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Liz B.

Liz Berholz (B.A./B.Sc.) is a Certified Parent Educator, an Adler Institute-Trained Life & Professional Coach, a speaker, and a mother.

She earned her BA/BSc in Biology and History at Dalhousie University, worked in HR and Marketing on Wall Street and Bay Street—but the move to motherhood proved a transformative one. This shift morphed into a mission: to help families move beyond the yelling, nagging and frustrations often associated with everyday parenting.

She now works with parents and families, empowering them to thrive by helping them discover stronger relationships, effective problem-solving tools, democratic parenting skills and positive disciplinary strategies that work. Liz also works with individuals to help them realize their personal and professional potential through one-on-one coaching.

Liz is currently a facilitator with the non-profit Parent Education Network (PEN). She is a member of the Ontario Society of Adlerian Psychology (ONSAP) and has an ATC designation in Life & Professional Coaching from the Adler School of Professional Studies. She is also an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Liz B. Parenting provides one-on-one parenting consulting to families to determine tailor-made strategies that redirect misbehaviours and create loving boundaries. When we have the tools to help our kids solve problems and build skills that may be lagging, we naturally nurture warmer relationships and diminish defiant, explosive behaviour. It’s the recipe for raising kids who WANT to be collaborative and respectful. The philosophy is grounded in the works of Alfred Adler, Rudolf Dreikurs, as well as Dr. Ross Greene. It is a merging of Democratic Parenting and Collaborative and Proactive Solutions.

On a more personal note…

To me, parenting success all comes down to relationships – the ones we have with our children, our partners and (the one we often forget the most) the relationship we have with ourselves.

It’s about discovering ways to be more collaborative, aware and mutually respectful while building life skills, resilience and collaborative problem-solving. Long-term outcomes do matter.

But a lot can happen between now and then—much of it beyond our control—and there’s no quicker way to ruin the precious moments we have with our children than to obsess over what might become of them down the road.

Parenting is a huge responsibility, no doubt about it, but bearing the full weight of that on our shoulders prevents us from truly being in the moment. Our responsibility to our children is now—just as our parenting challenges (and opportunities) are happening now—not down the road. To be a successful parent means knowing your child – really knowing them. That’s when we can meet those challenges and make the most of those opportunities, moment by moment. My work weaves in the “tools” from this place; based on every unique child, every unique parent and the unique relationship they have created. My experience has been that the right strategies come naturally from that place and are much more effective in guiding our kids into the best version of themselves. It’s personalized – how could it not be? We are all so different and different can be beautiful.

Let me help you iron out the wrinkles that get in the way of joyful, democratic parenting with practical and simple tips and strategies that keep us centered in the now while moving you toward those long-term goals we all have for our children.

Qualifications & Affiliations

  • Adler International, Adler-Trained Life & Professional Coach (A.T.C.)
  • International Coaching Federation, ACC Certified Coach, ICF Member
  • Ontario Society of Adlerian Psychology, ONSAP Member
  • Parent Education Network, Facilitator & Parent Educator

Liz Berholz (B.A./B.Sc.) is a Certified Parent Educator, an Adler Institute-Trained Life & Professional Coach, a speaker, and a mother.

She earned her BA/BSc in Biology and History at Dalhousie University, worked in HR and Marketing on Wall Street and Bay Street—but the move to motherhood proved a transformative one. This shift morphed into a mission: to help families move beyond the yelling, nagging and frustrations often associated with everyday parenting.

She now works with parents and families, empowering them to thrive by helping them discover stronger relationships, effective problem-solving tools, democratic parenting skills and positive disciplinary strategies that work. Liz also works with individuals to help them realize their personal and professional potential through one-on-one coaching.

Liz is currently a facilitator with the non-profit Parent Education Network (PEN). She is a member of the Ontario Society of Adlerian Psychology (ONSAP) and has an ATC designation in Life & Professional Coaching from the Adler School of Professional Studies. She is also an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Liz B. Parenting provides one-on-one parenting consulting to families to determine tailor-made strategies that redirect misbehaviours and create loving boundaries. When we have the tools to help our kids solve problems and build skills that may be lagging, we naturally nurture warmer relationships and diminish defiant, explosive behaviour. It’s the recipe for raising kids who WANT to be collaborative and respectful. The philosophy is grounded in the works of Alfred Adler, Rudolf Dreikurs, as well as Dr. Ross Greene. It is a merging of Democratic Parenting and Collaborative and Proactive Solutions.

On a more personal note…

To me, parenting success all comes down to relationships – the ones we have with our children, our partners and (the one we often forget the most) the relationship we have with ourselves.

It’s about discovering ways to be more collaborative, aware and mutually respectful while building life skills, resilience and collaborative problem-solving. Long-term outcomes do matter.

But a lot can happen between now and then—much of it beyond our control—and there’s no quicker way to ruin the precious moments we have with our children than to obsess over what might become of them down the road.

Parenting is a huge responsibility, no doubt about it, but bearing the full weight of that on our shoulders prevents us from truly being in the moment. Our responsibility to our children is now—just as our parenting challenges (and opportunities) are happening now—not down the road. To be a successful parent means knowing your child – really knowing them. That’s when we can meet those challenges and make the most of those opportunities, moment by moment. My work weaves in the “tools” from this place; based on every unique child, every unique parent and the unique relationship they have created. My experience has been that the right strategies come naturally from that place and are much more effective in guiding our kids into the best version of themselves. It’s personalized – how could it not be? We are all so different and different can be beautiful.

Let me help you iron out the wrinkles that get in the way of joyful, democratic parenting with practical and simple tips and strategies that keep us centered in the now while moving you toward those long-term goals we all have for our children.

Qualifications & Affiliations

  • Adler International, Adler-Trained Life & Professional Coach (A.T.C.)
  • International Coaching Federation, ACC Certified Coach, ICF Member
  • Ontario Society of Adlerian Psychology, ONSAP Member
  • Parent Education Network, Facilitator & Parent Educator