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Mary Ann Marx, BS, PLCC, PCC Creator of Game Plan Parenting


Mary Ann is is a life coach full of vibrancy and ready to help parents take on the world! She has a BS in Human Services with a Social Work Concentration, earned her Professional Life Coach Certification from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF). For more than 20 years, she worked for Sauk Prairie Schools, Community Education, leading afterschool, at-risk, and parenting programs and was the Community Education Director for over 10 years. She currently serve as a member and Treasurer of the Sauk Prairie School District Board of Education. 

She created Game Plan Parenting ©, a parent coach program aimed at empowering parents to design a “family playbook” that is unique to their own family structure, values and culture. In addition to working with families, she works with organizations, teaching coaching and leadership skills through a relationship model. This work is a collaborative effort with her partner, Shawn Preuss, founder of Preuss CoachLeader Academy, a leader in coach & leadership training. For more information on the scope of Mary Ann's work, click HERE.

Here is what she has to say about GPP:

"As a professional life coach and coach trainer, I realized how impactful it is to teach coaching skills to parents as a way to build a solid family foundation. And that solid foundation ultimately leads to greater parent/child relationships. ⁣⁠ And, as a parent, stepparent, and a grandparent, 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐜𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬, 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐮𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐛𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐲 𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐝.⁣⁠ I still don’t have all the answers, but I will tell you a little secret…𝐈 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐚 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐮𝐧𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐨𝐰𝐧! So, I invite you to stay tuned to Game Plan Parenting and what it can offer to your parenting adventure!"⁣⁠



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