Speaking Engagements

Bring Catherine to speak at your community.

Catherine started The Family Coach to help parents enjoy parenting more. One of her favorite coaching activities is to speak with parents in group. She has been brought in as a guest speaker for Parent/Teacher Associations, Parent Night at schools, Moms Night Out, Church and Synagogue trainings, Corporate Trainings, Family Education Days, and conferences all across the country. She offers presentations that are funny, practical and informative. You will leave the session with several new ideas that you can begin to use in your home.
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Sample Workshops:

On Parenting:

Ignore it! Ignore it! in the Classroom Realistic Expectations and Natural Consequences Talking Toddler Tackling Food Issues Go to Sleep Ready, Set, Go: Encouraging Positive Sibling Relationships from the Start Balancing Act: How Doing Less is Gaining More Top Tips for New or Expecting Parents Smart Tips for Raising Independent Teens Who Are Ready for College Digital Education for Parents

On Being A Working Mother

Becoming A Mompreneur Career Reinventing to Suit the Working Mom From Concept to Proposal to Page: Becoming a Writer


“If there is one person I know who can solve the toughest of family problems, it is Catherine Pearlman as The Family Coach. She is the best investment you can make as a parent.” —Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Psychotherapist and Author of The Conscious Parent

“I invited Catherine to come speak at my FIT4MOM Stroller Strides class because I knew she could help our moms who were dealing with sleep training, potty training, toddler discipline, and picky eaters to just name a few. That first session was the beginning of an incredible journey  for me and my moms in class. They now had a resource to consult when faced with these sticky milestone problems that no one teaches you how to handle as you fumble through child rearing. When Catherine speaks, you should listen because her advice is priceless!” –Kristen Riolo, Master Trainer, Fit4Mom

“Dr. Pearlman has the uncanny ability to pull from her personal and professional experiences to offer helpful, supportive advice regardless of the issue. She has an immensely calming presence, is incredibly wise and always looks at the positive side of the situation. I find it difficult not to go to her for advice.” — Jill Murray, LCSW, Director of Behavior Health, Veterans Health Administration

“I really enjoyed your last seminar. I found the information very useful and a fresh take on a lot of parenting advice I’ve heard before. I particularly found your advice about the power of praise and letting go of being bothered by your child’s little habits especially useful. We are putting your advice into practice at home and things are generally going well.” — Parent Attendee at Presentation

Upcoming Events


January 3-7: Hawaiian International Conference on Education

March 7: SXSWedu, Austin, Texas

May 2-4: Mom 2.0, Pasadena , California



March 1-5: The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, New Orleans, LA

May 10-12: Mom 2.0, Orlando, FL

September 26: Barnes & Noble, Scarsdale, NY

September 27: Stroller Strides, Westchester, NY

September 27:  Junior League, Saddle River, NJ

October 29: University Synagogue, Irvine, California

Request Catherine to speak at your event, school or parent group: