Tara’s Family Life
I am most proud of my family and 5 children. As a family coach, the most important part of my “living resume” is my own marriage, family and children. How can I guide parents and families if I don’t have a solid track record of my own? The most effective sports coach is one that has had a successful career in that particular sport. And success does not come without failure. That’s impossible. I certainly haven’t had it easy and I definitely made mistakes along the way but that’s a whole other website! I strive to use my mistakes, and the wisdom I have gained over the years in order to assist other families become healthy and strong because it’s NOT easy.
My Parenting Journey
The scope of my parenting experiences has a wide range beginning with my success with newborn baby life and getting five infants to sleep independently through the night ~ to medical research and advocacy for a severely disabled child and all things big and small that lie in-between. I am very grateful to report that so far, I have managed to raise good-natured, grounded, socially competent, and independent children who are very committed to our family. My daughter Grace has taught us all so much about life, love and the importance of family. Although she has added lots of stress and extra work to our lives through the years and made daily life more challenging, she has been our greatest teacher. She has now joined the ranks of some of the greatest souls in heaven. Grace Reddington passed away on 4.4.19.
My Professional Journey
Professionally, I have practiced as a school psychologist since 1998. Prior to that, I worked under Dr. Wilson Utter (Pediatrician) for ten years and learned more from him than all of my years of education combined. He still continues to be my mentor. In the Spring of 2017, I decided to officially create G6 Coaching, utilizing physical fitness coaching combined with mindset training blended into a unique model that I developed. I specialize in anxiety management. Along with being a school psychologist, I am also a personal fitness trainer and use circuit-training, strength training, and cardio boxing to teach body control and sequencing through movement. This has been very helpful in working with clients who have anxiety. My combined personal and professional skillset is unique and unmatched by other professionals.
Thankfully, I’m always learning, evolving, and growing as an individual and I have learned to be grateful for the good and the bad in my life, realizing that without some form of failure and trial and error, we cannot grow stronger. We must learn to not only face the burn but embrace it. This is true not only in physical fitness but also in mind-conditioning. In order to build muscle, we must create stress on our muscles. The fibers breakdown and they repair. It is only through brokenness and challenges that we truly learn to re-build and gain strength and renewal of hope. The term, G6 has grown to imply that we must learn to live at our highest levels of joy, peace, strength, and trust.
From educational advocacy to parent consultation and direct child coaching specific to dealing with their social-emotional struggles, the goal of G6 Coaching is to deliver a full package of support and wrap the client and family in confidence and success and ultimately help them rediscover the joy they once knew as an individual and as a family.
G6 Family Coach