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Vail Valley Bizwatch: Elevated Parenting, family coaching

Business name: Elevated Parenting, LLC.

Location: Avon.

Date opened: September, 2012.

Owner: Julia Kozusko, LPC.

Contact info: E-mail elevatedparenting@gmail.com, or call 970-688-4578.

What goods or services do you provide? I am a parent coach for parents of children of all ages and meet with parents to help their family life dramatically improve.

What's new or exciting at your place? When it comes to understanding the roller coaster ride of being a parent, I am Eagle County's premier expert in child and parent relationships. As a parent coach for parents with children of all ages, I lead teacher trainings that encompass social-emotional skill building for young children at many of the child-care and pre-school centers throughout Eagle County.

I also have led the "Incredible Years Parenting Program" for seven years and facilitate one-on-one parent meetings in the Head Start program and other early childhood programs. My work is featured on my blog, www.ElevatedParenting.com. I am the Denver family and parenting columnist for www.Examiner.com and am just starting to write for www.Care.com.

What strategy do you use to differentiate your business from your competition? I am passionate about helping parents because I believe that good parenting changes our world for the better.

What philosophy do you follow in dealing with your customers? What can your customers expect from you? I believe that parents love their children and want to do the best they can. I am a parent of 10- and 13-year old girls and I know how parenting can be the hardest best job around. I want to share simple strategies with other parents that I have learned professionally and personally that will help their journey be successful.

Tell us a little about your background, education and experience: I have a BS degree in marketing from Miami University, in Ohio and and a masters of counselor education and counseling psychology from University Colorado at Denver, witha focus on marriage and family. I have worked as a mental health coach and consultant for a local non-profit, Early Childhood Partners, in Eagle County Early Childhood Programs since 2003 and as a child and family therapist at Colorado West Mental Health since 2006. I also serve as the mental health consultant for Early Head Start and the Nurse-Family Partnership.

What is the most humorous thing that has happened at your business since you opened? Parents are often told by their children while they are in our 14-week Incredible Years Parenting Program that when they "misbehave" they need to go back to parenting class.


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