7th Annual
Family Life Coaching Association Conference

Gather Together, Leave Stronger
Leveraging Strengths to Grow the Superpower of Coaching

June 20-21, 2024
Hunt Library
North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina

About the Conference

Strong families need strong coaches! That is why this year we are focusing on growing our members’ strengths! Presentations related to Clifton Strengths, Authentic Happiness, and Positive Emotions will help us all develop strength-based skills and gain valuable tools to help grow strong families. Participants will sharpen their skills by developing new strength-based tools and strategies to help their clients and their business move forward.

Conference starts at 8 am on Thursday June 21st and ends at noon on Friday June 22nd (Eastern Time)

Our Keynote Speakers

Janet Bezner
Dr. Janet Bezner

Dr. Janet Bezner is Interim Vice President of the Round Rock Campus of Texas State University and formerly served as professor and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Associate Dean of the College of Health Professions at Texas State University. She received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy at the University of Texas Medical Branch, a master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University, a PhD in health education from the University of Texas, and a DPT degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She is a national board-certified health and wellness coach and has an active coaching practice in the employee wellness program at Texas State. She was vice president of education, governance, and administration at APTA for nine years, and served on APTA’s Board of Directors prior to joining its staff. Janet has practiced in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, home health, long-term care, and corporate wellness, and her research has resulted in 15 book chapters, over 30 published articles, eight grants, and numerous conference presentations on health and wellness-related topics. She is a recipient of the Lucy Blair Service Award and is a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA.

Dr. Liezel Lane
Liezel Lane, M.S.

Liezel Lane is the founder and owner of MyTeenLifeCoach.com, faculty of The Youth Coaching Institute, and mother of 3. She has her Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and is a Certified Youth Resilience Coach. She uses evidence-based strategies to partner with adolescents and their families to thrive into adulthood. Her corporate experience spans Human Resources, Leadership Development, and Learning & Development Executive Roles. She successfully ran her passion project for ten years called Atlanta S.E.E.Ds Inc. (Self Esteem Empowerment & Education through Dance). She is featured on a weekly podcast with The Podcast Business News Network and is passionate about generational gaps, Gen Z and Gen Alpha. Her downtime is spent with family and scuba diving, and she pours into her lifelong passion as a Ballerina. 

Dr. Andrew Behnke
Dr. Andrew Behnke

Dr. Andrew Behnke is the Director of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas State University. Dr. Behnke grew up in Plano Texas and received his PhD at Purdue University. From 2005-2019, he was a Professor and Extension Specialist at NC State University. Dr. Behnke and Cintia Aguilar developed the Juntos Program which has helped coach thousands of Latino youth and their parents from across the country with the goal of helping families achieve their dreams. Dr. Behnke is an advisor to non-profit agencies in the areas of program development, evaluation, and grant writing. His life’s mission is helping youth and their families thrive in all aspects of their lives.

Session & Panel Speakers

Dr. Margaret E. Machara
Dr. Margaret E. Machara
Tiffany Burnette
Dr. Kimberly Corson
Michelle Sacksteder
Jody Johnston Pawel
Jody Johnston Pawel
Temi Ajibewa
Temi Ajibewa
Praise Fowowe
Praise Fowowe
Dr. LuzDalia Sanchez
Dr. LuzDalia Sanchez
Christi Howard
Christi Howard
Dr. Autumn Cano-Guin
Dr. Autumn Cano-Guin
Dr. Leah Mazzola
Dr. Leah Mazzola
Subomi Plumpter
Subomi Plumpter
Susan Holt
Susan Holt
Nnene Ben
Nnene Ben
Dr. Kimbery Allen
Dr. Kimbery Allen

Together we make Family Life Coaching stronger! How can your strength help?

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Dates: JUNE 20-21
Location: Hunt Library, North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina


Holiday Inn Express Raleigh SW NCSU: Rates are $140 per night; available options are June 19th, 20th, and 21st. 

To make reservations, call 919-854-0001 Ext 1 for reservations or 1-800-HOLIDAY. Please request group code ALS or NCSU College of Agriculture & Life Sciences. You can also make reservations online  (please keep in mind that the link does not always work on mobile devices).
**Once you confirm your reservation with a valid credit card, you will have until 6 p.m. one day before arrival to make changes or cancel without penalty. **

Shuttle service between hotel and venue will be provided

Conference Tickets

$175 for Non- members
$150 for FLCA members
$50 for students


$150 for Non-members
$125 for FLCA members
$50 for students


Who Will Attend?

At FLCA, we dream of a world where all families can receive the support they need to live happy and healthy lives. The 2024 conference brings together those who serve families whether as a home visitor, a family life coach or a family life educator.


Coaching in the home

Coaching at-risk individual and families

Coaching to promote well-being

Strengths and challenges of coaching

Interface of Family Life Coaching and home visiting Interface of Family Life Coaches

Family Life Educators Interface of home visiting and Family Life Educators

Early childhood home visiting

Coaching professionals

Professionals coaching families and individuals

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About FLCA

Family life coaching association was founded in 2015.
Our vision is to establish the most effective family life coaching resource for families to receive the support they need to live happy and healthy lives.
Our mission is to create research-based, globally recognized credentials, training standards, and networking opportunities for family life coaches.