Founder and Director, The Center for Family Resolution
Topics of Expertise: Couples Conflict, Separation & Divorce
Amy Armstrong, Authoritative Coach and Communications Expert, supports families going through conflict by helping them navigate big emotions, set effective boundaries, and create a positive co-parenting approach. A social worker turned entrepreneur, Amy is co-founder of The Center for Family Resolution, a business dedicated to resolving even the most heated family challenges. She has helped thousands of parents feel confident and energized to have fun again thanks to her insightful coaching and influence. She is the author of Real-Time Parenting: Choose You Action Steps for the Present Moment, which is a fresh and practical approach to personalizing solutions to power struggles, discipline problems, and challenging parent-child relationships. Amy’s expertise generates frequent speaking engagements and she is a trusted trainer for family law and coaching professionals.
Additionally, Amy founded a training company, The Center for Coach Development, to equip other professionals with impactful coaching skills and coach accreditation.
Amy’s undergraduate academic degree is from Miami University of Ohio in K-8 Education. She began teaching The Art of Positive Parenting through Action for Children in 1997.
In 2005 Amy launched a professional career with parent coach certification from the Parent Coaching Institute. In 2009 Amy created a class for parents of children living in two homes as a result of parental separation and divorce. Her own journey of divorce was a springboard for understanding the complexities and emotional turbulence associated with such big life transitions.
Amy earned a master’s degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University to further her work in creative conflict resolution processes for families and became independently licensed as a social worker in private practice.
Amy co-founded The Center for Family Resolution in 2015, providing mediation, co-parent coaching, and parenting coordination for moms and dads. She trained with the Overcoming Barriers family program and joined the clinical team serving families where a child resists contact with a parent at a summer camp program in Vermont.
Currently, Amy advocates for family court reform on two committees with the Ohio Supreme Court and working part-time in the Delaware, Ohio domestic relations court. Amy provides education and co-parent coaching for court-involved moms and dads. Additionally, she also developed curriculum and training facilitators with the “All In Dads!” federal grant program through Action for Children in Columbus, Ohio.
Amy continued her learning as a professional coach through the George Mason Leadership Coaching Program for Organizational Well-Being. After graduating from this program in 2020, she launched The Center for Coach Development as a coach accreditation path for other professionals.