Parent Connection Coaches

Professional, confidential and experienced in a full range of options for the real world challenges of parenting.

Ron Huxley

Ron Huxley has been working to help families heal since 1990. Ron believes in taking a strength-based approach that builds on solutions. He believes that the “person is not the problem, the problem is the problem” and he creates strategies that fit each family situation in the shortest time necessary.  Ron has spoken to parents about the importance of having a trauma-informed home or organization in every conceivable setting, from a Women’s Prison to Parent/Teacher Conferences to Corporate Board Rooms. Ron has many published articles and television appearances.  Ron has been trained in many different parent education curriculum including; Incredible Years Parenting Certification, Family Wellness Instructor Training, S.T.E.P. (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) Trainer, Love and Logic Parenting Training, Work/Family Directions Facilitator/Corporate Coach.  He is also certified in many specialized clinical expertise including; “Love After Marriage” Couples Coaching and many more.

To have a Parent Coaching session please call 805-543-3700.


Bessy Hoffman

Bessy has worked in the education industry for over twenty-seven years. Starting in Los Angeles and later moving to Atascadero, she has specialized in bilingual and special education in both school districts. Bessy has received the Golden Oak award, which is the PTA’s highest honor for excellence in working with and providing for the welfare of children in our local community. Bessy’s constant drive for the welfare and success of all the families that she works with also led to her being named Santa Rosa Academic Academy’s Employee of the Year in 2013. With her exceptional experience in community resources and social services, Bessy constantly strives to provide a secure future for all local and bilingual families. Contact Bessy today for Parent Coaching at 805-712-5038

Bessy ha trabajado en la industria de la educacion por mas de 27 años, su carrera comenzó en la Condado de los Angeles y posteriormente en el distrito escolar de Atascadero, ella se ha especializado en educación bilingüe y educación especial en los dos distritos escolares. Bessy ha recibido el Golden Oak Award que es el galardón de honor que la Asociación de Padres y Maestros P.T.A. (por sus siglas en Ingles) otorga a los niños en nuestra comunidad local. El constante impulso de Bessy por el bienestar y el éxito de todas las familias con quienes trabaja también la elevaron en el año 2013 a ser nombrada Empleada del Año en la Academia Academica Santa Rosa en Atascadero. Bessy está certificada en disciplina positiva y continúa su educación con el entrenador Bill Spencer de coneccion para capacitación a los Padres (Parent Connection). Bessy tiene una experiencia excepcional en proporcionar seguridad a las familias, padres y personas al cuidado de los niños dándoles la mejor educación para ayudarlos a tener un futuro exitoso por medio de una buena relación y acercamiento con sus hijos,  Bessy provee capacitación gratuita y confidencial para padres por teléfono y en persona en el Condado Norte (North County)

Por favor llamarla al teléfono de la coneccion de capacitación para padres de familia 805-712-5038


Parent coaches are professionals with years of experience who listen with compassion to a parent’s concerns. We help you sort through conflicting advice and minimize information overload, while supporting proven, effective strategies to find clarity with your parenting.

Many of us grew up with parenting approaches that don’t fit with the parenting challenges of today. With our own children, we want to find a better way to parent. We know that parenting situations are often emotionally charged; coaching can help a parent find calm in the chaos and stay focused on what is most important, the parent-child relationship.


  • Create age-appropriate, brain-based strategies which address the child’s unique challenges.
  • Build parental strengths and draw on the parent’s inner wisdom.
  • Encourage self-care practices that can be woven into daily life.
  • Expand a parent’s self-awareness, confidence, and competence, with realist progress that leads to sustainable positive change.
  • Provide support so that more satisfaction, peace, and enjoyment is experienced.

Coaching is available to anyone in a parenting or caregiving role.
Coaching services are confidential and provided at no cost.

SLO, South County and Coast 805.543.3700
North County 805.904.1411
North County Spanish Speaking- 805-712-5038
South County Spanish Speaking- 805.462.7135

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Intercesoras para padres contestan sus preguntas por teléfono o si Ud. prefiere, puede hacer una cita para una charla en persona.  Ud. recibe sugerencias y consejos para solucionar lo que le preocupa o el problema que se le presenta con la disciplina.  También se le puede guiar a los recursos que se ofrecen a traves del Condado de San Luis Obispo.
Bessy le ofrece una consulta gratis y confidencial por teléfono o en persona.  Ud. puede llamarla a la linea de Intercesora Para Padres, (805) 712-5038.

Gwendolyn Garcia

Garcia graduated from California Polytechnic University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Child Development and a minor in Psychology and also holds Associate Degrees in Early Child Development and Behavioral Sciences. Impressively, while completing her studies at Cal Poly, she received training through Active Parenting and Positive Discipline parent education curriculum.  She was a preschool teacher with Early Head Start at Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo, where she worked with children ages infants to three years old. Previously, Gwen was a co-Teacher working with pre-schoolers at the County Office of Education in Paso Robles and Shandon.  Gwendolyn has lived in San Luis Obispo county for the majority of her life and loves the fact that she and her husband are raising their children here.  She is a mother, step-mother, and foster parent to a variety of ages from 6 to 18.  She loves to help parents recognize their strengths and build on what is good and working in the parent-child relationship.  Contact:  Gwen for free and confidential parent coaching on the telephone and in person in San Luis Obispo. She can be reached on the Parent Connection Resource Line at (805) 543-3700, or


Bill SpencerBill has worked as a teacher, counselor and principal in the public schools for over 30 years. He is a Certified Positive Discipline Associate Trainer providing workshops for both teachers and parents. He works with schools throughout the state helping them develop safe school plans to create a more positive school climate. As a parent coach, Bill offers support and encouragement while helping individuals meet the demanding job of being a parent in today’s world. Bill’s hope is to assist parents through their journey of parenthood and help parents create a plan to meet the needs of both parent and child. Bill is married to a first grade teacher and they have two grown daughters.

Bill provides free and confidential parent coaching on the telephone and in person at The LINK Family Resource Center in Atascadero. He can be reached by calling the Parent Connection HelpLine at (805) 904-1411 or by emailing

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