Kim DeMarchi, M.Ed.
Certified Parent Educator, Certified Family Coach and Speaker
Kim is an Oregon resident in the United States, married with 18-year-old boy/girl twins, and has been an educator for almost three decades. Kim is trained and certified through a program called Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen, as well by the International Network for Children and Families in a program called Redirecting Children’s Behavior. She also has taken recent trainings in the areas of Youth Mental Health First Aid, Adult Mental Health First Aid, ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences), ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), Trauma Informed Care, Smart Voices/Smart Choices: Parents Talking with Kids about Mental Wellness and Substance Use, and Making the Connection: Stress, Teen Brains & Building Resilience.
In 2005, Kim and Melanie Solloway Prager, friend and also a parent of twins, started Empowered Parenting to share their passion for helping families. Kim is active in supporting her local parenting community by providing workshops, classes, coaching families and writing monthly articles for two local newspapers, Tualatin Times and Tigard Times. Kim is a monthly guest on KATU’s Afternoon Live and an occasional guest on KATU’s AM Northwest television show doing parenting segments. Kim also reaches thousands internationally through her close to one hundred 30-minute parenting podcasts. Additionally, Kim recently made her fifth trip to Asia during the last few years to teach and share her passion in raising cooperative, respectful, resilient and responsible children.
Kim’s goal for you is to help reduce conflict, foster mutual respect, and create deeper communication and connections with your loved ones.
In addition to her Empowering Parenting classes, Kim offers Private Coaching and is available for Worldwide Speaking Engagements.