Parent Connect Coffee

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Non-Members = $5 | All Members = ✓

Join us for coffee in Poppy Boy’s Kitchen! This is a great opportunity to connect with other parents in the community and have meaningful conversations. Please register.


At this program, author Kris Burbank will join us in-person. Kris is the co-author of Embracing Another Normal: Resilience Stories and Strategies for Raising Children with Disabilities. We’ll have coffee and catch up, and then talk with Kris about her new book.


As the proud mother of three grown children, including a son born four months premature with severe cerebral palsy, I love working with parents to help them figure out how to make the most of their lives. I truly enjoy helping individuals navigate parenting (even when it’s messy) with joy, compassion and humor.

Through our family’s experience with CP, ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, depression and more, I continue to learn life’s lessons almost daily. I know parenthood is hard, but I also know that support and community and knowledge can enable us to be our truest and best selves and help those we love even more than we think we can. Improving our lives in this way can also positively impact our professional performance, enabling us to achieve greater leadership potential in a world that desperately needs courageous and effective leaders. 

I received my certificate in leadership coaching from Georgetown University‘s Institute for Transformational Leadership and my leadership coaching accreditation through the International Coaching Federation (ICF).  I am also a certified Personal Resilience Practitioner through the Resilience Alliance. I have experience coaching people at all stages of life to enhance their skills as professionals, parents, and partners.

Following a rewarding communications career with Procter & Gamble and several leading public relations agencies, I founded two municipal commissions on disability in Stamford and Fairfield, Connecticut, and a very special nonprofit called  Team Woofgang & Co. I have also served on a number of nonprofit Boards and consulted for numerous organizations in the disability space. I love hard work and collaboration, especially when it facilitates positive change, personal transformation and increased fulfillment.

I have spent my life identifying information and resources to help myself and others solve problems. I have left jobs because I could not sufficiently juggle the responsibilities of work and home. I have learned a lot through these experiences and my formal coach training, and now focus my curiosity, compassion and candor to help clients celebrate their stories and bloom where they are planted. 

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