Who is the Parents Coach?


Family Coach – Timothy Smith

Family Coach, speaker, author and President of Life Skills for American Families,

Timothy Smith enjoys empowering others to discover and apply effective life skills.

Delivered through:

  • Face-to-face individual and family coaching in his Southern CA coaching practice and in homes
  • Video coaching worldwide via Skype and FaceTime
  • Speaking at conferences, retreats, seminars and keynotes
  • Website, blogs and podcasts
  • Producing digital content, videos, books and audio products.

With thirty years experience of working with children, youth and families, and degrees in Psychology and Educational Psychology (M.A. Biola University) and Post-graduate work and research in the field of Positive Psychology, and Coaching; Timothy co-founded and leads Life Skills for American Families – a non-profit 501c (3) organization dedicated to innovatively celebrating and empowering the family. www.parentscoach.org

A Research Fellow with the George H. Gallup International Institute of Princeton. Tim’s popular book, The Seven Cries of Today’s Teens is based on exclusive data from Gallup. His recent books & seminars include: Understanding and Loving The Adult In Your Life With ADD (2017); 52 Creative Family Time Experiences;  Simple Solutions for Families in the Fast Lane, and his bestseller, The Danger of Raising Nice Kids – preparing our children to change their world.

He is probably best known for his humorous and practical presentations to thousands each year for parents, married couples and men. His speaking clients include the Young Presidents Organization (YPO/WPO);  National Football League; Clear Channel Communications; The Cleveland Clinic; Pepperdine University; other nationally known corporations and institutions, including numerous churches and schools; public and private.

A radio commentator and experienced guest for the media; he has done hundreds of interviews. His twenty books include: The Relaxed Parent, Family Traditions, Life Skills for Guys and READY! A Girl’s Guide to Life.

In his free time, he enjoys surfing. Married to Suzanne for thirty plus years; they have two married daughters and two grandsons.