Team GPS

Team GPS is a key reason why this the Great Parenting Simplified movement is continuing to grow and change lives!

Great Parenting Simplified Nonprofit Cooperative has a parent coach training program, with 10 coaches who have completed the program. These certified GPS parent coaches are taking clients, sharing on our blog, speaking and teaching. 

The photo above is from one of the first GPS in-person gatherings! It includes moms who have done our small group coaching program (Rozalia who was our customer support person at the time, is on the far left, and Brenda, one of our wonderful supporters, is on the far right).

Two of our coaches are there too (Joanna second from the left, is mentioned below, and Sally, second in from the left in the front). Jacqueline is in the center, slightly behind Grace Bell, a wonderful facilitator of the Work of Byron Katie, who was a guest on the 7th GPS interview series. Last but not least, Jacqueline’s mother Dixie is in between Joanna and Grace (third from the left)!

Joanna Greaney has been a key team member for about 5 years. She’s the midwife to the 7th GPS, one of our first trained coaches, and our project coordinator. She has three adorable children, and she lives in California with her Irish husband Mark. She represents Poland as well, having grown up there and in Washington DC. If you’ve benefited from GPS, you have been blessed by some of her many gifts. 

Other key team members include:

Antonella, our amazing customer support person. She’s an Inner Circle mom who stepped forward right before the 7th GPS to offer to help out. What a relief! We couldn’t have hired anyone better.  While she’s one team member who we haven’t met yet in person, she lives in Chicago, so we expect to meet her at a GPS event there. She owns a chocolate store, so will be our official supplier of treats too! What could be better?

Maureen Geres is a dynamic mom of two, and another GPS certified coach as well as core team member. She was the speaker manager for the 8th series, and is the membership manager for the GPS Roadmap membership program. She’s a comic who is great at bringing fun to the team, as well as brilliant ideas. She and her also talented husband live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Rejeanne Bischoff is a grad of the GPS Inner Circle small group coaching program. Recently she stepped forward to bring her accounting expertise to the nonprofit cooperative. She’s a single mom by choice, with a beautiful 6 year old daughter. She lives in Calgary, Alberta Canada and she brings overall business expertise to the role, as well as a great ability to get things done!

Linda Wood is a mother and a lawyer from Nova Scotia. She and Jacqueline first met in their teens at a United World College, Lester B Pearson College of the Pacific. She jumped in right after the pandemic hit, to help guide GPS into becoming formally incorporated as a nonprofit cooperative. Her experience on various boards including as past president of the East Hants & Districts Chamber of Commerce has added to her considerable contribution to GPS. 

Fred Cohn is GPS’s amazing tech guy! He’s on the east coast of the US. Jacqueline first met him through the great work of his wife Daphne Cohn.

Team GPS is a wonderful, fun and vibrant group!

The 8th Great Parenting Series Production Team (as of March 2020):

Pictured here from left to right:

  • Cathy Forner with (Project Manager)
  • Joanna Greaney (Tech, coordination, support, wearer of many hats)
  • Jacqueline Green (Founder)
  • Malia Monaco with (Marketing Manager)
  • Karen Lause (Sponsorship Coordinator)
  • Maureen Geres (Speaker Coordinator)

Additional support for the 8th series:

  • Jo(e) Social Media, Inc
  • Patrick Crosman Video Editing
  • Amber Casey with KC Communications Graphic Designer

…and many more volunteers