Vicki Hoefle is a parent; mom to six adult children. Her first concern is her family, her second is the well-being of yours. Vicki is like your smartest, tell-it-like-it-is neighbor, encouraging you to trust your instincts. Vicki knows being a parent is not easy even on a good day. On a bad day parenting can be the ultimate challenge to mind, body, and spirit. Her mission is to empower and encourage parents so they can parent with confidence and enthusiasm.
Vicki’s parenting philosophy and approach to raising “thinking” children, does not include “getting children” to comply or using so-called “discipline” strategies (which include nagging, reminding, lecturing, bribing, counting, and time-outing) for dealing with pesky behaviors. Grounded in Adlerian theory, her entire approach focuses on these simple, yet powerful principles:
- Focus on individual and family strengths
- Establish a Democratic Parenting Style
- Build a sense of community
- Support personal freedom and responsibility
- Encourage participation, self-reliance and independence
- Foster mutual respect
- Invite cooperation
Her strategies work for every family, whether you have young children and are just starting the parenting journey, beginning to experience the first challenges of raising children in the 21st century or you’re facing crisis, stress, or the effects of divorce. Vicki inspires REAL families and shows them how to spend their time and energy investing in the relationship, to get on track with what is important and experience the joy of living in a healthy, loving family.
- Member of NASAP, North American Society of Adlerian Psychology
- Member of ICF, International Coaching Federation
- Strategic Partner to the Adler International Learning
- Completed ICASSI training at Wheaton College
- Workshop presenter at the Florida Adlerian Society Conference