Who exactly do you mean by “global” in Global Wise Parenting?
The term “global” not only refers to the whole world, but it also means “universal”. All parents are global parents with certain challenges in common however, each parent has a unique situation and focus when it comes to raising their children. “Global” parents are interested in the development of the whole child and are open-minded with a healthy level of curiosity. These parents want to discover the unique potential for themselves and for their child or children. They want to lead their children confidently and effectively in our dynamic, globalized and digital age.
What is coaching?
Coaching is an empowering process that is inquiry based and solution-focused. It is not counseling, mentoring nor therapy. The coaching relationship is a confidential and personal meeting of equals in a proactive process intended to resolve challenges. Alice Jungclaus brings 20 years of cross-cultural expertise and professional experience in working with children around the world: M.Ed. in Educational Administration and Leadership, B.Ed. in Elementary Education and Second Language Acquisition, PCI Certified Parent Coach® and International Baccalaureate Teacher at both the primary and secondary levels. Her most important credential however, is parent to a trilingual child who has effectively lived and learned across cultures within the family and in both private international and public schools with abundant joy, resiliency and success.
What is the meaning of the designation PCI Certified Parent Coach® ?
This designation means that the PCI Graduate has met and successfully completed academic standards and assignments set by The Parent Coaching Institute and Seattle Pacific University. This specialized training in coaching parents to optimally raise their children is founded on brain development research, an understanding of childhood developmental stages and engagement in positive, holistic thinking and whole-process learning. The PCI Coaching model is a wonderful support to families experiencing changes and challenges in their unique parenting situation.
Do you only work with female parents?
Although the vast majority of my clients are women, men are also most welcome. Feel free to introduce yourself though my contact page.
What if I’m a parent who is interested in working with you – but I have more questions.
I am happy to answer specific questions about my services that are not addressed on my website. I invite you to get in touch by clicking here.
How can I work with you?
I work with parents on an invitation and referral only basis for my ongoing individual and group coaching engagements. Due to possible conflicts of interest, I am only available to work with parents who reside outside of the Canton of Zurich in Switzerland. Residents of Switzerland, outside of the Zürich area, may contact me to to inquire about my services by clicking here.
For individual coaching, the focus is entirely on you and your child (or children) as we create a personalized parent-family plan. This is an energizing and productive process that we do together for approximately 12 weeks via Skype. In between every session you can contact me for additional support and together we will work through the struggles and rediscover the joys of parenting in your unique situation!
I occasionally facilitate group coaching experiences for parents who are interesting in improving the quality of their parenting life while also raising children with brain development in mind. We meet weekly for three months via group Skype call. In between our group meetings we have ongoing communication with one another in a private, password-protected and supportive virtual environment. The group coaching is limited to a small group of like-minded parents.
Can you share some insight about _______ (schooling, language development, learning, media literacy, social-emotional development, bilingual or cross-cultural parenting approaches)?
Yes, absolutely. I share my experience and knowledge generously with my clients so that they can make the most informed decisions for their children regarding screen technologies, language acquisition and development, cross-cultural communication strategies, schooling, media influences and the development of the whole child (cognitive, personal, social and emotional). When working with me, your agenda is my agenda too.
Ten Facts You May Not Know About Me:
I adore dark chocolate, dim sum and Smørrebrød (though not together!)
In elementary school, I boldly cast myself as Maria in an amateur school production of The Sound of Music (and I directed it too!).
I learned a lot about resilience and courage journeying side by side with my younger sister as she battled cancer at age 8 and lost her left leg to the disease. A glimpse into our family and childhood is shared in the documentary film A Day Without Cancer narrated by Bryan Adams.
My first paying job experience was as an 80’s teen fashion model and “wanna-be” actor. It kept me busy and creatively engaged for five years.
My youth was spent in rural and urban settings in Canada and across ethnic cultures (Cree, Dutch, Igbo). I was formally schooled in both English and French.
I secretly wish I was a masterful polyglot. I use random Cantonese, Indonesian, Japanese, Tagalog, Farsi, Mandarin, German and Danish words at home for fun!
Ever so grateful that my family engaged in benevolent service to their communities (professionals in health care). They served beyond the call of duty on so many occasions.
I learned to dance Salsa in Japan, West Coast Swing in Canada and East Coast Swing in Hong Kong.
I’ve taught in schools where students are at great economic and social disadvantages and in schools where students enjoy tremendous privileges.
All kids can and want to learn! I have an inspiring bit of advice that I use often in my life:
“Do what comes from your heart.” ~Dad