Kim DeMarchi, M.Ed.
Certified Parent Educator, Certified Family Coach and Speaker
Kim has been an educator for more than three decades and is a proud parent of boy/girl twins. She is trained and certified through several programs including Positive Discipline, developed by Dr. Jane Nelsen, and Redirecting Children’s Behavior, developed by the International Network for Children and Families. Kim is also trained 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, friend and also a parent of twins, started Empowered Parenting to share their passion for helping families. Kim supports the parenting community by providing workshops and classes, coaching families, and writing articles for two Oregon newspapers, Tualatin Times and Tigard Times. Kim has also appeared in several parenting segments on KATU’s Afternoon Live and KATU’s AM Northwest television shows. She reaches thousands internationally through her close to one hundred 30-minute parenting podcasts. Additionally, Kim has had the great privilege to teach across the globe in Asia and now the UK, where she currently resides.
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.