About Us

We are a parent/educator team who discovered the Nurtured Heart Approach ® together as we searched for solutions to help a struggling child.  The Nurtured Heart Approach has profoundly changed our teaching and parenting and has ignited our passion for sharing this approach.  We provide training, coaching, and presentations on the Nurtured Heart Approach for parents, educators, and organizations that support children and youth. 

Carolyn and Kristina were brought together through the joint mission of saving Kristina’s son. This is how it all began.

Kristina’s message to parents who are struggling: I was in your shoes – there is hope.

Carolyn McGuire

Carolyn is an OCT qualified teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience and a passionate advocate for student success. She was a recipient of Canada’s Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence and was recognized for her ability to bring about transformative changes in children with academic, social, and behavioral challenges.  Carolyn is a Nurtured Heart Approach advanced trainer, Classroom Wellness Coach, Certified Mind Rebel Coach, and has led and supported Nurtured Heart classrooms and schools. This approach has profoundly impacted her ability to help children and families succeed in school and family relationships.  Carolyn is a proud mom of three creative and independent young adults.

Kristina Coderre

Kristina is a proud mom of two (and step-mom to two more) inquisitive, insightful, and intense children. The Nurtured Heart Approach has transformed her home from a place of unpredictability, anxiousness, and explosion to a place of love, joy, and peace. She is passionate about empowering the parents of challenging children with the tools needed to restore peace in their homes. She has worked in the Government of Canada for over 20 years in the area of consultation and adult education. She holds a BSc and a post graduate certificate in Learning Disabilities. Kristina is a Nurtured Heart Approach advanced trainer.