Being an employee and parent is tough enough.

Now that you’re working from home, too, the level of overwhelm is at an all-time high. 

There's a lot more drama when everyone is together 24/7. If you’re being downright honest, it’s just HARD.

  • Some days feel like Groundhog Day - the same fights, the same cries, the same conversations - when will the cycle end!?

  • Your kids are amazing - until they’re not. The endless demands for attention, constant bickering and full-on meltdowns have you pulling out your hair by the end of the day.

  • Every attempt you make at having productive conversations with your kids or partner about plans, chores, screen time, the weather, ends in the same way - everyone crying, no one talking, and no solutions or agreements made.

  • You’re constantly pulled in a million directions and can’t keep up with any of it. The expectations of work and family are overwhelming, not to mention the guilt.

  • By the end of the day, you’re so exhausted you collapse in front of the TV and dread the fact that you’ll wake up tomorrow and have to do the same thing over again.

Work is hard. Parenting is hard. Life is hard.

When you take a step back and get some perspective, you’ll feel:

  • In control and at ease, with the self-awareness and perspective to shift from problem-focused to problem-solving, from blame and shame to finding possibilities, and stop the drama-cycle in its tracks.

  • Empowered with the tools and strategies that, with some practice, will become part of your new normal and beyond.

  • Confident that you’re teaching your kids ownership, responsibility and problem-solving skills that will help them develop into grounded, emotionally-sound adults.

Say Hello to

Working +
Parenting +

A 3-hour virtual course that will change the way you handle family drama.

In this self-guided course, we’ll help you recognize the patterns of relating and behaving that create frustration, overwhelm and that “stuck feeling”, and teach you how to incorporate powerful new practices into your family life that will change the game.

What You’ll Learn from this course:

  • Develop awareness of your and your family members’ behavior habits and thinking patterns

  • Identify the patterns that are keeping the drama cycle going

  • Learn when and how to shift into “Creator Mode”

  • Break the “Hero Habit”

  • Increase self-awareness for yourself, your partner and your kids

  • Create healthy mental habits and patterns

  • Increase your confidence and build resilience in yourself and your kids

  • Learn brand new tools to help you get a perspective on the situations causing frustration and overwhelm

Reducing drama isn't just about the big blowup moments, or changing what you do when "bad things go down." It's about the everyday moments that happen, the small moments that make the biggest shifts. It's not about lacking intelligence, abilities, or love. Everyday family drama comes from habits, in the patterns that develop, the unconscious ways in which we relate to each other. This course will help you to transform the daily challenges of home life, during and beyond this pandemic.

What You'll Get

Upon purchase, you receive instant access to all course materials.

  • Five Course Modules packed with 14 Videos

    These videos nclude actionable steps that you can practice and apply right away.

  • 7 Tool Worksheets with How-To Videos

    Downloadable full-color PDFs that you can print out, and videos that tell you step-by-step how to use each tool.

  • Facebook Group

    Access to the Facebook Group where you can share your experiences first hand with other parents going through exactly what you’re going through.

W+P+T Course Content

  • 1

    Introduction to Working + Parenting + Thriving

  • 3

    Module 2: The Dance We All Know

    • Meeting the Characters

    • There is a Sensible Reason

    • Is There a Better Way?

    • Tool: Recipe for Drama

    • How to Use It - Tool: Recipe for Drama

  • 4

    Module 3: Out of the Victim Trap

    • To Me To By Me

    • Put Your Mask on First

    • Gold Bars

    • Tool: What is my Gold Bar?

    • How to Use It - Tool: What is my Gold Bar?

    • Tool: The Victim Trap - Catch and Release

    • How to Use It - Tool: The Victim Trap - Catch and Release

  • 5

    Module 4: Out of the Villain Trap

    • From Tearing Down to Building Up

    • The Place of Possibilities

    • Tool: My Five Favorite Questions

    • How to Use It - Tool: My Five Favorite Questions

    • Tool: The Villain Trap - Catch and Release

    • How to Use It - Tool: The Villain Trap - Catch and Release

  • 6

    Module 5: Out of the Hero Trap

    • From Telling to Asking

    • The Value of a Problem

    • Tool: The Hero Trap - Catch and Release

    • How to Use It - Tool: The Hero Trap - Catch and Release

  • 7

    Putting It All Together

    • Putting It All Together

    • Course Reflections

This is your chance to get off the emotional rollercoaster.

Meet Denise

W+P+T was created by Denise VanEck, team and leadership development coach, entrepreneur and fellow parent.

Denise VanEck

I understand what you’re going through because I was you. Many years ago, I was a full-time, work-from-home parent, balancing all of the responsibilities of homeschooling four young kids amongst the chaos of daily life, and was working full time running a business at the same time. The current situation we’ve found ourselves in with self-isolation, kids home and everyone out of their normal routine, reminds me a lot of those days. As I reflect back on that time of my life, I realize that the chaos and drama that often overwhelmed me during that time was not much different from the conflicts and challenges that I’ve been helping my clients navigate over the past 30 years in their workplaces. The foundation for many of the tools and strategies that I’ve been teaching to corporate teams for years are rooted in the same methods I learned during that remarkably intense time. Throughout the years, hundreds of people have told me that the tools that are so helpful to minimize drama and increase productivity in the workplace are often even more impactful at home. In this course, I am bringing more than 30 years of experience parenting (and now grandparenting!), business ownership, leading teams, designing learning experiences and coaching leaders together to offer you some of the most effective and life-changing tools I know of. Working and parenting have always been hard, but I believe we need these tools now, more than ever.