Testimonials

ABOUT COACHING

Sheri was instrumental in helping my daughter and I communicate. She didn’t just tell her that she needed to talk to me. She knew how to reach her and advise her, but not in a way that was threatening or “mom-ish”. My daughter was headed down a dangerous path when we reached out to Sheri, and she helped us both get back on track.

Mom of 14 y.o. client

Although it was a bit nerve-wracking at first, Coach Sheri definitely knew what she was doing and made it very easy for me to be more comfortable. Also, the way that it was set up so that I didn’t just have to start talking about my feelings but instead was prompted by Coach Sheri with some questions made it a lot easier for me to share and be less nervous than I was expecting.

Teen Client

Sheri was a God-send. She opened up the lines of communication again.

Mom of 13 y.o. client

When my daughter was coaching with Sheri, it let me back off emotionally from stuff that came up. It kept me from being TOO emotional and let me be more of a help to my daughter.

Mom of 17 y.o. client

Coaching met and went beyond my expectations. It was exactly what my daughter needed and really seemed to help her in the way she approaches things and thinks about things.

Mom of 17 y.o. client

STUDENT WORKSHOPS

Everything you said was right on the money.

Teen attendee of Parent/Teen Communication

Today I learned that you don’t have to be perfect.

Attendee of Middle School Made Easy

Today I learned people can be afraid of being nice and that people are shy and are not always perfect. People are kind, respectful, and awesome. I learned all of this here and only here!

Attendee of Middle School Made Easy

Today I learned that you don’t have to be afraid to be yourself!

Attendee of Middle School Made Easy

Coach Sheri is awesome, a good teacher, kind and helpful, oh and don’t forget inspiring!

Attendee of Middle School Made Easy

I like when I learned about myself.

Attendee of Middle School Made Easy

Coach Sheri is helpful and inspiring.

Attendee of You Got This

BE OPEN! Being open and learning benefits you the most.

Attendee of Uniquely You

HELPFUL TO OTHERS! I think that this program helped me understand what I can do in uncomfortable situations. I also realized how much other girls are going through the same things that I am. I think that it could be helpful to many other girls also!

Tween attendee of Friendships

ABOUT SPEAKING

Sheri is a pleasant, vibrant and compassionate person. In the few times I met with her when organizing an event, she even inspired and encouraged me to take on new and challenging projects for myself. Sheri had a very helpful, interactive presentation. I liked the way she asked the teens and parents the same questions and it was interesting to see the differences in our answers. It was eye-opening to me as a parent because I didn’t realize some of the teen perceptions and perspectives till I heard the answers they gave. Overall, Sheri helped me realize that teens today face somewhat different challenges than I did at their age and I need to listen to them more, and understand rather than assume I know what my kids are dealing with.

Parent attendee of Parent/Teen Communication

Everything you said was right on the money.

Teen attendee of Parent/Teen Communication

I found it very helpful and glad I’m not the only one experiencing these issues.

Attendee of Parent/Teen Communication

Very good forum to talk about teenage years issues. I feel more connected to the other parents now.

Attendee of Nurturing to Independence

I liked the entire presentation. Came into this presentation at exactly the time I needed help the most. Felt lost before but now I have some direction.

Attendee of Nurturing to Independence

I liked the entire presentation. Came into this presentation at exactly the time I needed help the most. Felt lost before but now I have some direction.

Attendee of Nurturing to Independence

It was refreshing-great tool to help our girls & parents.

Attendee of Minimizing Girl Drama, Girl Scout Troop Leader

Great info! Thank you! I have the tools and know the distinction of true bullying.

Attendee of Bullying: Identifying, Reporting, Supporting

Great session. Now I am prepared better to deal with teens.

Attendee of Middle School Survival Guide

This is a workshop that should be required of all parents.

Attendee of Middle School Survival Guide

ABOUT SPEAKING ROSTER/PANEL

The logistics of organizing meaningful and engaging parent education events for a PTA can be overwhelming. From finding the right speaker, to booking the date, to creating promotional materials, and reviewing/executing contracts, it’s a lot of work. Teen Wise and Sheri Gazitt have time and again proven a valuable partner in helping PTAs in Lake Washington School District secure parent education speakers on a variety of timely topics. I have especially appreciated their roster of speakers on multiple issues, as well as their help developing marketing materials and their streamlined process for payment using a single contract to cover multiple bookings. I’ve referred many PTA leaders to Teen Wise because they are so easy to work with and their speakers are top notch.

Beth SigallVP Family & Community Engagement, Lake Washington PTSA Council

We’re incredibly pleased to have such a wonderful partner. As a high volume training organization, quality of speakers and ease of coordination is of paramount importance to us and Sheri and her team at Teen Wise continue to knock it out of the park on every occasion.

Trisha AldrichAssistant Director at Wellspring Employee Assistance Program, Microsoft’s EAP