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Parent Coordination vs. Facilitation Services

Parent coordination services are designed to guide and support parents in learning to effectively interact with each other and their children while co-parenting. Parenting coordination can involve providing resources, strategies, and education on topics such as parenting skills, positive forms of discipline, and child development. Parent facilitation aims to strengthen the parent-child relationship and promote positive outcomes for the child. Parent Coordination IS confidential. While your Parent Coordinator may help you and your ex to agree on the care of the child(ren), they are NOT the same as having a family counselor. 
Parent facilitation services are for parents experiencing extreme communication difficulties. It is a dispute-resolution approach designed to help high-conflict parents work together and make decisions regarding their children's upbringing. The goal is to reduce conflict and improve communication between parents, ultimately leading to a better co-parenting relationship for the benefit of the children involved. A Parent Facilitators' role is similar to that of a Parenting Coordinator, with one important exception, time spent with a Parent Facilitator is NOT confidential. A Parent Facilitator may be selected over a Parent Coordinator for their ability to report to the courts.

Parent Facilitation Services

Parenting Facilitation Services are for parents who have difficulty communicating with their ex-partners regarding their child(ren) as a result of a broken relationship. Research has indicated that "exposure to high levels of post-divorce interparental conflict is a well-documented risk factor for the development of psychopathology, and there is strong evidence of a subpopulation of families in which conflict persists for many years after divorce" (O'Hara et al., 2019). The side effects of divorce or a failed relationship can be anger and distrust, both of which can lead to hostile communication and consistent interparental conflict.  Working with a Parent Facilitator can help to minimize the child(ren)'s exposure to toxic and damaging parental conflict.    

Parent Coordination Services

Parenting Coordination services are designed to help separated or divorced parents who are struggling to communicate effectively and make decisions regarding their children. A Parenting Coordinator works with both parents to promote cooperation and create a parenting plan that is in the best interest of the children. The goal is to help parents work together to resolve issues related to their children, such as visitation schedules, education, and medical care.

Mediation Services

Mediation services are a form of alternative dispute resolution where a neutral third party helps two or more parties resolve a conflict. Mediation can be used for a variety of disputes, including family, business, and legal issues.

Mediation services can benefit anyone who is involved in a dispute or conflict, whether it be in a personal or professional setting. Again mediation provides a neutral and confidential forum where individuals can work together with a mediator to find a mutually agreeable solution. This process is often less expensive and time-consuming than going to court. Additionally, mediation can help to improve communication and relationships between parties, which can have long-lasting benefits beyond the immediate conflict.

Arbitration Services

Arbitration services refer to the process of resolving disputes between two parties outside of court by using a neutral third party, known as an arbitrator, to make a decision. This process is often used as an alternative to litigation and can be binding or non-binding depending on the agreement of the parties involved.

Parties may select arbitration over mediation because arbitration provides a binding decision, while mediation is non-binding and relies on the parties to come to an agreement. Arbitration can be quicker and less expensive than going to court, but it also limits the parties' ability to appeal the decision. Mediation, on the other hand, can be a useful tool in preserving relationships and finding creative solutions. Ultimately, the decision of whether to use arbitration or mediation depends on the specific circumstances of the dispute.


Consulting Services

Since being established in 2013, Authentic Balance Consulting (ABConsulting) has been known for its unparalleled commitment to client satisfaction. We help our clients gain focus, cast, and implement vision while supporting the cultivation of inclusive and collaborative work environments.

Our clients rely on the expertise of our consultants because they value quality service and cost-effective solutions. Our consultants are trained to hear and listen so that our client's needs are met. Our consultants develop plans for our clients and provide the instruction for how to implement those plans successfully.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Consultation Services

At ABConsulting, we believe that fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace is crucial for a company's success. DEI involves recruiting and supporting employees from various backgrounds and implementing policies and initiatives that make all employees feel welcomed and empowered to perform at their best.​

As human resource departments evolve, they face increasing complexity in their roles, including a heightened focus on DEI. Businesses that embrace this focus see improved employee retention, better communication, and increased profitability. While large enterprises may have dedicated DEI specialists, many organizations need external expertise to manage these critical initiatives.​


What We Offer:

Client Leadership

Expert Guidance:  We act as subject matter experts, collaborating with client executives to identify specific issues and develop client-driven solutions.

Strategic Thought Leadership:  Our team provides strategic thought leadership, partnering with clients to address challenges and ensure elevated levels of service delivery and satisfaction.


Project Oversight:  We oversee the consulting process and strategic direction of DEI projects, offering expertise to Managing Directors, Consulting Teams, and clients.​


People Leadership​

Talent Alignment:  We participate in hiring panels and orientation programs to ensure new hires align with our values and culture.


Feedback and Development:  Our consultants receive frequent feedback to enhance their performance and ensure alignment with project goals.​​


Subject Matter Expertise and Thought Leadership​


Understanding Needs:  We actively listen to understand clients' evolving business and operational needs, identifying opportunities to deepen engagement.

Collaborative Solutions:  Our team collaborates with consulting practice leadership to upsell and cross-sell client service solutions, achieving client objectives and firm revenue goals.


Knowledge Sharing:  We support other consultants by sharing our functional expertise, enhancing the overall effectiveness of our DEI initiatives.

Training Services

At ABConsulting, we are dedicated to empowering individuals and organizations through comprehensive training programs designed to foster a positive and productive work environment. Our training sessions cover a wide range of critical topics, including Emotional Intelligence, Workplace Harassment, Microaggressions, Equal Opportunity Compliance, Effective C-suite management, Effective Subordinate Management, Dispute Resolution, and Conflict Management.

Emotional Intelligence

Our Emotional Intelligence training is designed to help participants understand and manage their emotions, as well as recognize and influence the emotions of others. This training provides valuable tools for enhancing interpersonal relationships, improving communication, and fostering a collaborative work environment. By developing emotional intelligence, employees can navigate workplace challenges more effectively and contribute to a more harmonious organizational culture.

Workplace Harassment and Microaggressions

We offer in-depth training on Workplace Harassment and Microaggressions to ensure a safe and respectful workplace for all employees. Our sessions educate participants on identifying, preventing, and addressing harassment and microaggressions, emphasizing the importance of a zero-tolerance policy. Through interactive exercises and real-world scenarios, participants learn how to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and respected.

Equal Opportunity Compliance

Our Equal Opportunity Compliance training is tailored to help organizations adhere to EEOC regulations and foster a culture of equity and inclusion. Participants gain a comprehensive understanding of equal opportunity laws, policies, and best practices. This training ensures that employees responsible for recruiting, screening, and selecting applicants are well-versed in their responsibilities, promoting fair and unbiased employment practices.

Effective Management Training

We provide specialized training for both C-Suite executives and subordinates, focusing on the unique challenges and responsibilities at each level. Our Effective C-Suite Management training equips senior leaders with strategies for visionary leadership, decision-making, and organizational growth. Meanwhile, our Effective Subordinate Management training focuses on essential skills for team leadership, performance management, and employee development, ensuring a cohesive and efficient workforce.

Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management

Disputes and conflicts are inevitable in any organization, but our training programs in Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management provide the tools needed to address and resolve these issues constructively. Participants learn various techniques for mediation, negotiation, and conflict de-escalation, promoting a more cooperative and peaceful workplace. By mastering these skills, employees can reduce tension, improve teamwork, and maintain a positive work atmosphere.

Why Choose Us?

At ABConsulting, our training programs are interactive, engaging, and tailored to meet the specific needs of your organization. Our experienced trainers bring a wealth of knowledge and practical expertise, ensuring that participants leave with actionable insights and skills they can immediately apply in their roles. Invest in our training services to enhance your organizational culture, improve employee satisfaction, and drive success.

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