Coaching

For parents of K-12 students…

Would You Like to See Transformational
Change in Your Student’s Academic Life?

From the desk of Dr. Iris Lafferty
La Jolla, CA

Dear Parent,

I am looking for parents who are deeply interested in maximizing their children’s potential in school. If that’s you, I will personally work with you one-on-one to give you the tools you need to help your child be the best student they can be.

Here are some typical issues that I address in coaching sessions:
1. ADD/ADHD/Autism - my student has a learning challenge
2. Homework - my student is overwhelmed, stuck, frustrated, resistant
3. Grades – my student is doing well but has the potential for higher success
4. Motivation – my student lacks motivation when I know they are capable of more
5. Organization – my student lacks organization and manages their time poorly
6. Misbehavior – my student has behavior issues that impact school performance
7. Transition to Middle School or High School – my student is having a hard time adjusting


I can’t say enough about how much Iris’ help has meant to me and my family. First of all, talking with her is EASY. It’s like talking to a sister or a really, really smart best friend. :-) I love our calls each month, but love it even more when I see the amazing changes in my kids that result from Iris’ action plans. Iris is able to blend research and reality in just the right way that makes sense for our situation.
-Hazel Early, Atlanta


No Risk to You

To start, I will meet with you on the phone for 20-30 minutes, and based on your issue, provide you with 1 to 3 practical to-dos or resources that you can use immediately. There is no charge for this. At the end of this initial session, one of three things will happen:

1. You love the advice and you decide to take it from there and that’s all you need. If this is the case, I am perfectly fine with that and just ask that you keep in touch with me and let me know the results.
2. You love the advice and ask to become my coaching client so that I can personally continue to help you implement your plan and maximize your student’s potential. If this is the case, I promise you we can expect transformational change in your student. I’ve never had an unhappy client.
3. We will decide that – for whatever reason – it doesn’t make sense to work together.

It really is that simple and there’s no catch.

The worst that can happen is that you spend 20-30 minutes on the phone with me but come away with something positive to implement.
The best that can happen is that we work together one-on-one to give you the tools you need to help your child be the best student they can be.


It was evident that Iris knew her stuff when I mentioned that my son was struggling with 9th grade history.  She immediately responded, “Critical Thinking skills, right?”.   She took the time to explain the buzzword “Critical Thinking Skills” and then proceeded to describe the expectations that the teacher likely had with regard to homework and test answers.   She also left me with a great tip on note taking, involving leaving some room in the margins for purposes of later review with comments/ opinions/ contrasts.  When my son told his teacher about the idea, he said it was “brilliant” and shared it with the rest of the class.   Thank you, Iris, for empowering me to help my child be successful!
-Melinda Hallal, Coronado


 Why Would I Do This?

First of all, I enjoy helping parents. And it makes me very, very happy to see parents and students work together to maximize academic success as a result of help that I have given them.

Second, this is how I attract coaching clients.

If you don’t want to become a client, please don’t worry about it. You won’t get any pressure from me to do so, ever. If you do become a client, here is my PROMISE to you:

You find our consultations to be incredibly valuable OR I will refund your money no questions asked.

I am happy to make that promise because my clients have always provided me with positive feedback and report great results.

After all, I’m the highest paid consultant on parenting children for academic success. There’s a reason. My programs work, and I know that if we work together, you’ll be thrilled with the results we achieve with your students.

More about my qualifications:
I have three graduate degrees from Harvard (Masters in Counseling & Consulting, Masters in Technology in Education, and Doctorate in Human Development and Education). For 17 years, I have worked as a university professor, consulted for Mattel, PBS, the Department of Education, numerous private schools, and coached parents. My work has been published in Technology & Learning Magazine and a number of other publications on learning and education. I have put the research into practice successfully with other parents AND with my own kids (maybe the biggest challenge of all when they are your own).


I have 3 “creative” kids. I have a good relationship with my kids but it’s hard for me to be objective. Iris showed me that creativity is another type of intelligence beyond math and science and how to give them appropriate outlets for their passion. It worked! They are doing better than ever in school and at home.
-Leonor Beltran, San Diego


Please read this part carefully:

This is NOT for Everybody.
Here’s Who I CAN Help:

I am selective about this and have a strict set of criteria that needs to be met in order for us to proceed.

1. You must have a good relationship with your child.
This offer is for parents of K-12 students who have a strong, healthy, trusting, loving relationship with good communication in order to implement the advised programs and plans. And you need a child who is willing to listen.

2. You must be willing and able to invest the time.
Implementing the programs requires effort and attention. You need to be available for your kids to be successful.

3. You must be interested in your student’s academic success.
This may seem obvious but you must be your child’s greatest advocate in the house, at school, in the community, wherever the solutions bring us to make the most from your child’s academic gifts.

4. You MUST be willing to implement the plans.

After all, if you don’t actually take the recommendations and put them to work, you won’t see the results.

That’s it! Those are all the requirements.

Here’s What I Would Like You To Do Next

If you meet the criteria above and would like to talk with me personally about your student and getting great results, then I will happily set aside some time for you.

Here’s how the process works:

First, you will need to fill out a survey. This is important so I know the issues you are dealing with and we can make the most of our time together on our initial call.

I’m also going to ask for a “real interest” deposit of $125. I have found from experience that this will serve as a filtering device for those who are not serious about the offer. I will refund your money right after we hang up on our first call (unless you become a client and, in that case, I can apply that to your balance).

 Here’s What Will Happen Next

I will send you some options for times that will work for you to have our initial consultation. That call will be between 20 and 30 minutes. I will review your survey answers and discuss your situation in more detail. I will provide you with guidance, tips, resources — whatever is appropriate for your unique situation — that you can put into action immediately.

If you see the value in becoming a client, GREAT! We will discuss options. If not, that is perfectly OKAY too. I will return your deposit as soon as we hang up. Not a problem.

So you can’t lose.

WARNING – If You Need Help, Don’t Delay

This opportunity is extremely limited. The reason I am able to be effective and provide great results for my clients is that I only work with a small number of parents. As much as I would like to work with everyone, I simply cannot work with more than a handful and still maintain the same level of service you NEED in order to get the results you WANT.

If you feel this is right for you, click here to fill out the survey/application. The link will be live as long as there are still slots available.

And here are our coaching options:


Maximum Student Coaching Programs

[NOTE - Following the application/initial consultation, an email will be sent to you with a PROMO code and link to sign up for the appropriate coaching program]


Silver Session

One 60 minute call.
Cost $450 (or option to make 3 monthly payments of $158)



Gold Sessions

Three monthly 60 minute calls. This program is designed to provide you short term help during the school year.
Cost $900 (or option to make 3 monthly payments of $325)



Platinum Sessions

Nine monthly 60 minute calls. If you feel you need help over the entire school year, this program is for you.
Cost $1,800 (or option to make 6 monthly payments of $350)


If you are ready to take the next step, click here to fill out the survey/application. The link will be live if as long as there are still slots available.

Refund Policy

I am committed to your complete satisfaction with my coaching services. If for any reason you’re not utterly satisfied with my services, I will refund 100% of your money. This is available to you for one year from the date of purchase. All you have to do is ask and your money will be refunded, no questions asked.