About Connie Hammer

Connie Hammer - The Progressive ParentThe Progressive Parent, LLC offers quality PCI (Parent Coaching Institute) Parent Coaching® services. Parent coaching is one of the most worthwhile investments a parent can make in their family’s future!

I have assisted many parents to effect positive change within their family unit. Unlike generalized parenting advice, I guarantee you will receive individualized attention that is tailored to your personal circumstances. Coaching with me offers you an opportunity to enjoy an extraordinary series of informal conversations targeted at your personal growth as a parent. I will not only help you address your current issues but I will also assist you in achieving long-term transformation that will leave you feeling confident enough to handle the next parenting challenge on your own. Allow me to guide you in making the personal shift that will give you the family you desire.

Decades ago, I was a very young and overwhelmed parent that felt lost and lonely, useless and powerless. I became a mom much too early in life and I struggled with a very premature infant that had special needs. I was newly married, alone and isolated in a place far away from my own family with very little support.

Not soon enough, but gratefully, I crossed paths with a woman I call my SOS, a Supportive Objective Someone, who guided me to grow and thrive as a parent. This connection had such a positive impact on me I decided I wanted to give back someday. I then joined a mom’s group to get support and be an SOS to others and soon found myself running the group.

Fast-forward seven years and two other children later. Soon after my third child was born a friend of mine confided that a neighbor had sexually abused her daughter and I found myself not only being an SOS but a strong advocate as well. My objective to help parents deal with parenting challenges was intensified.

This experience caused me to grow again as a parent, a person and a professional. I established a non-profit agency to prevent child abuse in my community and then went on to finish my college education and acquire a Master’s in Social Work while going through a divorce and parenting three adolescent boys. Phew!

Out in the work world I held various roles; all working with and helping parents grow. I spent the bulk of my working profession employed as a school social worker counseling parents and children whether in the regular classroom or special education arena to maximize their greatest potential, regardless of abilities.

I am here to help you uncover abilities in order to change possibilities for you, your child and your family.

As one client stated, “Connie was my SOS. She was that Supportive Objective Someone I could lean on and learn from. She saved me from drowning in a sea of confusion, doubt and self-pity. When I grabbed her life ring I no longer floundered like a fish out of water. She helped me get my bearings, find calmer waters and become a confident long distance parent.”                      -    Kim Benton, mother of two, North Yarmouth, Maine

“For over twenty years, Connie Hammer, social worker, parent educator, step-family counselor and parent coach, has been energetically guiding frustrated, lost and confused parents to achieve their parenting hopes and dreams with her amazing skills. Her clients consistently describe a metamorphosis from a place of doubt, guilt and chaos to a confident, guilt-free place of harmony. Let her help you emerge from your cocoon and watch your butterfly take flight. Her pledge to you is, “Invite me to become your parenting partner and I will transform your parenting world.”

Let’s chat so I can listen to your story and guide you to maximize your child’s greatest potential!

 Connie Hammer, MSW & PCI Certified Parent Coach™