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With parenting advice coming at you from so many sources, how do you know what to listen to and what to ignore? Parenting the heart of a child is completely different than the behavior modification approaches that often parents use. Instead of relying on rewards, incentives, threats, and punishment, you'll learn how to identify heart lessons to teach your child and implement them in practical ways. In this podcast, Parenting Coaches Dr. Scott Turansky and Elena Zwetsloot will offer you strategies, tools, and practical ideas to help you train, teach, and build relationships with your children.
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Selfishness can be challenging to overcome in children and teenagers. Yet, with the right approach and strategy, focusing on the heart and its purposes, selfishness can be replaced by kindness and honor. During this session, parenting coaches Dr. Scott Turansky and Elena Zwetsloot are discussing what are some practical ways to help children overcome selfishness and how to support their growth. We offer practical advice and ideas on how to best support your children and how to focus on the end parenting goal, a changed heart.   Enjoy this episode and for more information on Elena Zwetsloot, please visit www.parentingisheartwork.org. For more information on Dr. Scott's ministry and work, follow www.biblicalparenting.org.
Adoption can be a sensitive topic and parents of adopted children might need specific help and guidance to help them better understand and parent their children. During this episode, parenting coaches Dr. Scott Turansky and Elena Zwetsloot are discussing ideas and principles that will give practical help and encouragement. If you feel in need to discuss further please contact Elena at www.elenazwetsloot.com or Dr. Scott at www.biblicalparenting.org.
Spiritual development, one of the most important topics for parents that are interested in the growth of their children and parenting their heart. During this session, parenting coaches Dr. Scott Turansky and Elena Zwetsloot are discussing what are some practical ways to help children develop spiritually and how to support their growth, as parents. We offer practical advice and ideas on how to best support your teens and how to focus on the end parenting goal, a changed heart.   Enjoy this episode and for more information on Elena Zwetsloot, please visit: www.elenazwetsloot.comFor more information on Dr. Scott's ministry and work, follow www.biblicalparenting.org.
Are your children adolescents? Then this episode is for you! During this session, parenting coaches Dr. Scott Turansky and Elena Zwetsloot are discussing children moving into adolescence and what are some of the challenges that both parents and children experience during these times. We offer practical advice and ideas on how to best support your teens and how to focus on the end parenting goal, a changed heart.  Enjoy this episode and for more information on Elena Zwetsloot, please visit: www.elenazwetsloot.com For more information on Dr. Scott's ministry and work, follow www.biblicalparenting.org.
Are your children adolescents? Then this episode is for you! During this session, parenting coaches Dr. Scott Turansky and Elena Zwetsloot are discussing about children moving into adolescence and what are some of the challenges that both parents and children experience during these times. We offer practical advice and ideas on how to best support your teens and how to focus on the end parenting goal, a changed heart. Enjoy this episode and for more information on Elena Zwetsloot, please visit: www.elenazwetsloot.comFor more information on Dr. Scott's ministry and work, follow www.biblicalparenting.org.
During this episode, parenting coaches Dr. Scott Turansky and Elena Zwetsloot are talking in more detail about good practices for bedtime routiness, for young children and teens alike!Routine is a word that can have a lot of connotations. During this episode, we discuss relationship routine and the impact that has on the hearts of our children.Enjoy this episode and for more information on Elena Zwetsloot, please visit: www.elenazwetsloot.comFor more information on Dr. Scott's ministry and work, follow www.biblicalparenting.org.
During this episode, parenting coaches Dr. Scott Turansky and Elena Zwetsloot are talking about the morning routine for young children and teens alike!Routine is a word that can have a lot of connotations. During this episode, we discuss relationship routine and the impact that has on the hearts of our children. Enjoy this episode and for more information on Elena Zwetsloot, please visit: www.elenazwetsloot.comFor more information on Dr. Scott's ministry and work, follow www.biblicalparenting.org.
Special Episode!Music can become an essential part of our lives and that of our children.  When we are at home, in the car, in shops, and at church, music fills our ears and souls. Have you ever considered the type of music you are listening to and the impact it has on your mind and heart? And how about the music your children are listening to? In this episode, we speak about music with Dan Warlow, an Australian Christian Kids’ Music artist and entertainer who performs in schools, churches, festivals, and community events. Check out his music on his website Dan Warlow - Christian Kids Music Artist and Entertainer or on all major online music outlets. Enjoy!
During this episode, parenting coaches Dr. Scott Turansky and Elena Zwetsloot are talking about the importance of coaching, as a skill for parents. The word “coach” implies two important things when it comes to parenting. First, the relationship is one of partnership instead of being a policeman. And second, practice is an essential ingredient for change, especially in deeply rooted issues.  Here are some things to remember about coaching:Kids can only take as much pressure as the relationship allows, so keep the relationship as close and strong as possible. As you coach your child remember that you are emulating what God does for us. He sends us a coach, the Holy Spirit, to guide, lead, convict, comfort, counsel, and help. A coaching attitude puts you on the same team as the child instead of encouraging an opponent role. Enjoy this episode and for more information on Elena Zwetsloot, please visit: www.elenazwetsloot.comFor more information on Dr. Scott's ministry and work, follow www.biblicalparenting.org.
During this special episode, parenting coaches Dr. Scott Turansky and Elena Zwetsloot are talking about training and therapy and how this can help children.Change is hard and can take a long time to take place. Training or therapy can help children to practice other ways of responding and in that way, learn new ways to speak and behave.If you would like to download a free infographic that talks about the 7 heart-based tools, be sure to visit As parents, we have tools 7 available to help us on our parenting journey... (elenazwetsloot.com)For more information on Elena Zwetsloot, please visit: www.elenazwetsloot.comFor more information on Dr. Scott's ministry and work, follow www.biblicalparenting.org.
During this special episode, parenting coaches Dr. Scott Turansky and Elena Zwetsloot are talking about Visioning and why it is such a crucial tool in parenting. You never know what will bring about change in a child’s heart. Visioning answers the question, “Why?” Many kids are able to change their hearts because they catch a vision for the benefit of change. Even if the change is slower and takes long, visioning keeps parenting positive. If you would like to download a free infographic that explain the types of visioning, be sure to visit What is visioning and how to use it in parenting? (elenazwetsloot.com) For more information on Elena Zwetsloot, please visit: www.elenazwetsloot.comFor more information on Dr. Scott's ministry and work, follow www.biblicalparenting.org.
During this special episode, parenting coaches Dr. Scott Turansky and Elena Zwetsloot are answering specific questions from parents. Parenting can be hard work and parents need all the right help they can get. We would like to invite you to learn from some very practical advice given to parents that are struggling with similar issues. Do give this episode a listen and share it with other parents that might need encouragement and inspiration. For more information on Elena Zwetsloot, please visit: www.elenazwetsloot.comFor more information on Dr. Scott's ministry and work, follow www.biblicalparenting.org.
During this episode, parenting coaches Dr. Scott Turansky and Elena Zwetsloot talk about the important role that the relationship between parents and children play in parenting.  Strong relationships build a strong foundation and a bridge that soften the heart of your child, as well as yours.  The relationship can be also seen as emotional connectedness and each child connects in a different way.  Learn how to build intentional relationships with your child by listening to the podcast episode!For more information on Elena Zwetsloot, please visit: www.elenazwetsloot.comFor more information on Dr. Scott's ministry and work, follow www.biblicalparenting.org.
During this episode, parenting coaches Dr. Scott Turansky and Elena Zwetsloot talk about how to use firmness to help children build character.  Firmness means confidence to say No to your children and don't get sucked in the emotional episodes.  If you are a parent struggling with a Justice mentality, we would like to challenge your thinking. A consequence should not be a sentence to a crime committed but it is given to motivate change. in your child.  Find out more by listening to the podcast episode!For more information on Elena Zwetsloot, please visit: www.elenazwetsloot.com For more information on Dr. Scott's ministry and work, follow www.biblicalparenting.org.
During this episode, parenting coaches Dr. Scott Turansky and Elena Zwetsloot talk about how to end the correction time, after a child has come back from the Break. The Positive Conclusion helps children rethink the problem and determine a better response for next time. It also prepares children and parents for reconciliation and renewed relationship.If you want to have it all in an infographic, please download your own copy on Elena's website page at https://www.elenazwetsloot.com/post/at-the-end-of-the-correction-time-use-a-positive-conclusion. For more information on Dr. Scott's ministry and work, follow www.biblicalparenting.org.
During this episode, parenting coaches Dr. Scott Turansky and Elena Zwetsloot talk about how to implement the Break as a primary tool during correction. They share the difference between the Break and the Time out or Naughty Steps, and give parents tips and ideas on how to use the Break when emotions start to ramp up and when a child needs to pause and rethink. If you want to have it all in an infographic, please download your own copy on Elena's website page at https://www.elenazwetsloot.com/post/how-to-use-the-break-as-a-primary-tool-in-correction. For more information on Dr. Scott's ministry and work, follow www.biblicalparenting.org.
During this episode, parenting coaches Dr. Scott Turansky and Elena Zwetsloot talk about how challenging it is for parents when children do not listen. They share tools and strategies to help parents develop a long-term plan that will build character qualities in their children instead of only focusing on getting the task done. During the episode, you will learn how to give instructions that your children will listen to and follow.And if you want to have it all in an infographic, please download your own copy on Elena's website page at https://www.elenazwetsloot.com/post/teaching-children-to-listen-and-follow-instructions.For more information on Dr. Scott's ministry and work, follow www.biblicalparenting.org. 
How do you define strengths and weaknesses? Here is what they mean to me. Strengths are activities that I LOVE doing, that give me energy and I  look forward to. Such as writing and coaching. They make me feel confident and strong. Weaknesses are activities that I can excel at, yet dread to do them. For example, I am very good at Project Management but I take no enjoyment or energy from it. Every few years I take the  Gallup strengthsfinder assessment and every time their result resonates a lot with my own findings.  Here are my top 5 strengths: Strategic, Learner, Intellection, Empathy, and responsibility. What are your strengths? My guest Sascha Fogel knows all about how to find and use your strengths. She built her career on capabilities that came naturally to her and skills she learned along the way - and over time she refined it to focus on the things she loved and gave her power. Sascha is danish and she currently lives in Amsterdam with her family and in this episode, she shares how she rolled into her first job in sales, how she created her first internship in NY and what took her from teaching, to coaching and to sales enablement. Sascha’s story is inspiring and a powerful testimony to how self-awareness, drive and ambition are crucial when using your strengths and skills to build up a fulfilling career. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and give it a positive review. Until next time doesn’t forget: Share your stories to inspire others.
Have you heard of leapfrog skills? They are skills that are acting like levers – a small amount of input can generate a big outcome. Coaching is one of those skills. It is a skill you need whether you are leading a company, a small team or you are simply an individual contributor. In both life and work, the success of an individual can depend heavily on when and how they are guided, mentored or coached. The key is to know how to adjust your words and message based on the specific context, situation and person. It might sound like an easy skill, but it is harder said than done. As a successful woman in sales Pascale Hall knows a lot about how important coaching is. Knowing what good looks like and then coaching your sales team to it, can be the difference between winning and losing. In this episode shares about starting her sales career and some of the skills, she learned that helped her succeed, such as: not jumping to conclusions especially when working with different types of people, constantly learning and adjusting to your environment. If you are looking to improve your own sales skills, I have a great offer for you. I will be running a short and powerful live training course to show you what to do to be a better coach, mentor and leader. If you are interested to participate, send an email to info@salesenablementstrategist.com. We have very limited places available. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and give it a positive review.  And get in touch with me with your ideas and comments. Until next time don’t forget: Share your stories to inspire others.
Imagine this: You are running a marathon. You must be at the start line at 6 am in the morning and when you get there, there is just one person standing behind an empty table. They seem to be there as the organizers, not one of the runners. You approach them. Where is everyone? Is the race cancelled? No. Everyone else is already running. Where to?!.?.. you ask It doesn’t matter really…. Everyone tries to be first by running as fast as possible to wherever they think it’s the best destination. So, there is no clear route or destination? No, we are too busy getting everyone to run. So, run!!! If that is how you hire and employ your customer-facing team...read on. I have spent the past few years of my career working in sales-related roles and I realized how crucial it is to have a goal, a vision, a strategy, a plan... You would be surprised how many times I speak to leaders, managers and bosses who have no idea where the decision they are making is leading them to... It is like guessing. But it doesn't have to be this way. Without knowing your destination, how can you plan and measure your decisions and activities? This is a big loss for every business and sales team. The challenge is that hiring a Sales Enablement manager won’t guarantee that your sales team will achieve the desired results. There are a few reasons for this - but the main one is deploying Sales Enablement initiatives that have vague objectives and not closely linked with the outcomes of the organisation as a whole. Why Sales and Enablement Strategy matters? This is why in the past few years I spend a lot of time understanding business strategy and how it can be applied in Sales and Sales Enablement. The strategy of your business is the spine that runs throughout most of the activities you are doing, such as how you: recruit and build your customer-facing teams develop training, onboarding and continuous education programs run effective coaching and mentoring programs implement the right sales methodologies and processes Would you like to learn more about Sales Enablement Strategy and how to develop and implement one for your business? Visit salesenablementstrategist.com to see how we can help you or message me directly.
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