Hi, I'm Amy Ambrozich

My Story

I grew up in Indiana in a loud Italian-Croatian home where dinner was on the table at 5pm sharp every night and we were all expected to be there.  It wasn't until I was older that I began to appreciate my parents making family dinner a priority. I learned so much about family dynamics being one of 5 kids at that table every night and it was truly the start of what I do now as a parenting coach! 

I have lived in Central Ohio since my husband and I got married in 1990, but still consider myself a Hoosier (don't tell my OSU neighbors!). Our 3 kids are grown and Mike and I are entering the "empty nester" phase of life. In case you're wondering, parenting doesn't end when the kids hit 18, but it does get to be more fun! 

While I have my bachelor's degree in child and clinical psychology and my master's in school psychology, my passion lies in working with parents on issues with family dynamics, communication and positive discipline strategies. In fact, I worked for 6 years in our school district as a parenting educator before starting my company and that's when I found my love for parent coaching. 

Dare to Parent's mission is to empower parents to overcome their struggles, build a firm family foundation and base everything on a clearly defined vision, set of values and goals for their family. Parents are leaders in their home and when I can help them find their strengths and put them into an action plan, it's a blessing each and every time. 

I believe my journey as a parenting and stepfamily coach began many years ago at the family dinner table. Even as a child, I was always very interested in family dynamics and I've turned all those life lessons into programs for families just like yours! 

So, if you want to do the best job you can with your kids but you're feeling frustrated or alone in the struggles,  let's chat! I will offer support and strategies in a way that feels like you are talking to a friend. No judgment. No criticism. Simply...

Support. Strategies. Solutions.

“Amy does a great job with parents! Her style is very down-to-earth, and I learned a lot of little techniques and bigger ideas to implement. Highly recommend…”

                                                                         ~~ Beth Probst, At the Core