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Janet Allison, Founder

From Family Coaching to Speaking to Professional Development, I’m here for you.

My goal is to provide you with the information, support, and inspiration you seek.

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I live in Portland, Oregon, and travel both virtually and in real-time to advocate for boys, strong families, and effective education for all.

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Janet is a widely-recognized parenting expert. Her warm, dynamic speaking style connects with audiences of both parents and teachers alike. She has a perceptive ability to weave real-life experiences with scientific-based theories so audience members, clients, and readers leave with practical strategies they can use immediately.

Media inquiries, guest post invites, and speaking invitations – please contact Janet directly. Learn more about her speaking engagements here. Janet also coaches parents directly and provides professional development and mentoring to teachers.

Some of Janet’s most recent work:

Quoted in:

Writing the Playbook by Kelley King
Getting Boys to Read by Mike McQueen
The Waldorf Homeschool Handbook by Donna Ashton

Parenting Magazine
Divorced Parents Magazine
Life with Teens
Forging the Spirit of Boys e-book
The Oregonian, Portland, OR
The East Bay Regional Monthly, Oakland, CA

Janet can be found virtually:

Little Springs Podcast
Late Night Parents

Global Waldorf Expo – guest for 5+ years – with Donna Ashton
Raising Boys 101 – co-host with Heather Chauvin
Rites of Passage – co-host with Deanna L’am
Mom is in Control with Heather Chauvin
Feed Play Love with Kiva Leatherman and Heather Chauvin

Sono-Ma Blog contributor
Raising Boys World contributor for 2+ years

Many schools have hosted Janet:

Seattle Waldorf School, Seattle, WA
All Saints’ Day School, Carmel, CA
Kimberton Waldorf School, PA
Potomac Crescent Waldorf School, WA DC
Siskiyou School, Ashland, OR
Great Oak School, The Woodlands, TX
Bayou Village Waldorf School, Houston, TX
Swallowtail Waldorf School, Hillsboro, OR
Monterey Bay Waldorf Charter School, Monterey, CA
Portland Village School, Portland, OR
Portland Waldorf School, Portland, OR
Cedarwood Waldorf School, Portland, OR
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, Vancouver, WA
West Hills Montessori School, Portland, OR
Cascadia Montessori School, Vancouver, WA
Sunstone Montessori School, Portland, OR
The Ivy School, Portland, OR
Hillsboro Parent Preschool, Hillsboro, OR
Full House Moms, Portland, OR

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