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

available until Sept. 30, 2024
-Includes recordings from the in-person conference-

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.

Enjoy the conference from 8am EST Thursday 6/20 through 12:30pm Friday 6/21 EST.
Plus:  Special In-Person Board Meeting –   12:30 to 2:30 on Friday 6/21 (FLCA Board members and Committee members only)
Special after-conference event about the coaching experience at NC State:  “Coaching at NC State” – 2:30 to 4:30, free registration. Here’s a sign up sheet for the event. Please rsvp so we can prepare.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Angela Lamson
Dr. Angela Lamson

Dr. Angela Lamson, LMFT, interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Economic and Community Engagement at ECU, co-created the first Medical Family Therapy PhD program in the nation. She previously served as the program director for the Medical Family Therapy doctoral program and Marriage and Family Therapy master’s program. In 2021, Lamson earned the AAMFT Outstanding Contributions to Marriage and Family Therapy award and in 2022 earned the Lifetime Achievement Award at ECU. She has over 200 publications and secured over 5M in external funding devoted to medical family therapy, diversity, equity, and inclusivity, thriving and resilient families and communities. Her work focuses on compassion fatigue, integrated behavioral health care through community health, military, primary care, specialty care, and school-based systems.

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Dr. Sharon Ballard
Dr. Sharon Ballard

Dr. Sharon M. Ballard has been at East Carolina University for over 20 years and currently is Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Science. She has is a certified family life educator (CFLE) through the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) and has over 50 published journal articles and book chapters, including her co-edited book Family Life Education with Diverse Populations as well as over 80 state, national, and international presentations.

The Allen Family
The Allen Family

The Allen family includes mom, Dr. Kim Allen, co-founder of FLCA and administrator at NCSU; Chris Allen, dad, certified strengths coach and IT manager at NCSU; Fiona Allen, oldest daughter, MSW student and emerging adult; Sofia Allen, youngest daughter, flower deliverer and emerging adult; and Safia Vargas, Fiona’s partner, social worker, and emerging adult. The Allen family have three perfect dogs: Moose, Tony, and LadyBug.

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Breakout Session Topics

The Dad Factor: How to Engage the New Generation of Fathers // Steve Makofka, MDiv, CFLE, MCLC, CFLC

Destressing the Stressed-Out Family // Dollnita Winston, MSW

Building a Strong Relationship with Yourself // Becca Stackhouse-Morson, M.S, CFLE

Using Question-Based Mapping to Facilitate Family Connection // Sean Mitton

Elevating Family Life Coaching Through Extraordinary Podcast Narratives // Amy Stackhouse

Balancing Act: Understanding Parenting Styles and Their Impact on Teens // Je’toya Robinson, M.R, CFLC

Combating Social Isolation in Children: The Physical Superheroes Intervention Empowering Family Life Coaches to Build Social Superpowers // Nnenne Ben-Ekechukwu

Restorative Parenting for Building, Maintaining and Healing Our Relationships with Children // Dr. Sal Corbin and Chardonney Johnson, MSW

Family as a Team: Using Clifton Strengths Team Grid // Chris Allen

No ‘Right’ Way: The Many Roads to Family Life Coaching // Dr. Autumn Cano-Guin, Dr. Kimberly Allen, Dr. Margaret Machara, Tiffany Burnette, Paula Reif

Coaching Parents and Training Parent Coaches – Fostering Healthy Primary Relationships // Tina Feigal, M.S., Ed.

How to Use Joy as a Tool For Liberation // Fiona Allen  

Strengthening Family Communication through Symbolic Interactionism (SI) // Dr. Jacki Fitzpatrick

Advocate Your Worth: Crafting a Powerful Personal Statement for Family Life Coaches // Felisha Burleson, MA, CFLE

Coaching the Journey: Transformative Travel for Strengths-Based Parenting, ADHD, and Family Growth // Christi Howard

Balancing the Expert and the Beginner Mindset with Clients // Monica Danielle Brown

Using My Strengths to Navigate Grief, Estate Planning, and Family Support // Deidra Craig and Dr. Autumn Cano-Guin

Session information is subject to change. 

Session & Panel Speakers

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

Please consider supporting the FLCA in one of these ways:

Submit A Proposal

Lead a Breakout Session

Deadline extended: April 30, 2024


Pay only $50 for conference registration if you volunteer!

Be a Greeter,  Set-up/Clean-up, Room Assistant, and more

Learn More


Hello, FLCA community; we are seeking volunteers for this year's conference. We have many roles to fill, including:

  • Timekeepers
  • Virtual session help
  • Greeters
  • Set up/clean up team
  • Snack organizer
  • Purchase items

If you sign up to volunteer, you will only have to pay the special rate of $50 for the conference. Please get in touch with Chris Allen at clallen6@ncsu.edu for more information.


Receive brand awareness, set up a table, and advertise your business.


Thank you for supporting our conference.

Tickets and Location


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

$75 for Virtual Option which includes Zoom recordings from the in-person conference. Available until Sept. 30, 2024.

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

Keynote Speakers

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About FLCA

The 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.