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Sean Donohue

Founder, Family Coach, Speaker, Steph Curry Fan, BBQ Master

Over the last 20 years, Sean has led countless coaching sessions in living rooms, at Starbucks, while walking in the parks, and via video call...and about once a month, a family jokes with him, and asks if he would move in with them!

Back in 2004, Sean saw the TV show SuperNanny ...and was inspired! He said to his wife Danielle, "I would love to do that...help parents and teens...I should become the Teen SuperNanny!" Years later, that crazy idea a became a reality.

Sean has mentored teenagers who have become Hollywood TV and film stars, YouTube stars, CEOs, TV and news personalities, reality television stars, business entrepreneurs, and college athletes.

More importantly, Sean has helped thousands of young men and women become mature, kind, responsible, loving adults; many of whom have now become happy, healthy parents themselves. 

Sean did his undergrad at UCSD and has a Masters from Golden Gate.

Sean enjoys sports, fishing, backpacking, concerts and connecting with his 10,000+ followers on Instagram.

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Shows and Podcasts Sean Has Been Featured On

Sean's recent interview on the TV show Take 5.

 

Recent Podcast Interview

Sean is a guest on the Rebel and Create Podcast and talks with host Ned about the intense pain of modern parenting, why Forrest Gump is an incredible parenting role model, and how certain skills and approaches make parenting easier and more enjoyable!

Podcast Interview

Sean talks with Mom Podcast, Generation.Mom about thriving in modern parenthood, screens, parenting in fear, emotion coaching and much more!

Sean Donohue's Top Parenting Articles

Sean Potts

Family Coach, Speaker, Ultimate Frisbee Fanatic

Sean Donohue jokes that Sean Potts' youth work actually began when Sean Potts was Student Body President of his Danville,CA high school in 1995.

Over the last 20 years, Sean Potts has worked with teens in many capacities throughout Northern California.

Sean loves to help teens and adults build close emotional bonds, practice mindfulness of body and mind and find some peace of mind in a go-go-go world.

“The teen years are difficult for so many of us. I was blessed to have adult mentors and a group of peers who loved me for who I was. Today, I am committed to offering the kind of support that I received as a youth growing up.” 

Sean graduated from the University of Oregon with Summa Cum Laude honors and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.

​Sean plays as much Ultimate Frisbee as a family coaching schedule allows and loves connecting with friends and family.

"Sean Potts has been instrumental in keeping our family united...Some of my skills learned were learning to listen and love despite disagreement...Working with Sean Potts is a priceless investment in your family's future."

Nancy
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Colleen - Mom

I loved the one-on-one sessions that Sean Potts spent with my son geared towards an activity that my son could relate to. The two formed a lovely bond together.

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Sarah LaSalle

Family Coach and Trivia Expert

Sarah has been coaching and mentoring tweens, teens and college students for the last decade through a variety of organizations. 

She has the ability to listen closely and intentionally engage with what teenagers are trying to communicate by asking thoughtful questions and drawing from her own experiences. 

In Sarah’s free time she enjoys catching up on her favorite reality TV shows, hiking in the beautiful Northern California open spaces, and competing in a battle of wits at any and every Trivia Contest her schedule can allow.

Bridget Welty

Family Coach, Gilmore Girls Fanatic

Bridget has been guiding and helping young people in the SF Bay Area for over 20 years. 

She loves to offer teens a safe space to feel accepted as they are, and help 
them courageously become who they want to be.  
 
She has worked with kindergarteners and college students and everyone in between. 
She has mentored dozens of teens moms and many others teens in crisis.

Bridget loves corgis, strong coffee, crocheting, rewatching Gilmore Girls, and taking any excuse to celebrate with friends and family. 

Dustin Warford

Family Coach, Disneyland Churro Expert

Dustin has mentored children, teens, and parents since 2007 and loves to see families overcome their struggles and be close with each other.

A local SF East Bay boy, he has 14 siblings (that is not a misprint!) so family has always been a huge part of his life.

He has served with local schools leading sports programs and after school clubs non-profit groups, churches, and every year directs a summer camp for elementary and middle school students.

His hobbies are baseball, video games, football, concerts, snowboarding, outdoors, movies, comics, and going to the beach!

He have a B.A in Business Communications from Cal State University Sacramento, and a B.A from INSTE College. He has been married to Stephanie since 2006, and they have two daughters.

Patsy Conner

Family Coach, Speaker, Dog mom

Patsy Conner has been working with teens for the last decade. She has a passion for coming alongside teenagers and families, helping them restore broken down communication, and empowering them to make healthy individual choices.

Having worked with fifth graders all the way up to college students, she is skilled at creating connections, building trust, and coaching through difficult situations all throughout the teenage and young adult years.

Her experience includes various non-profit work, youth organizations, and vital leadership roles in youth extra curriculars- including youth choirs!

Patsy likes long beach days, beautiful hikes, karaoke, finding good vegan food (even though she isn’t vegan), and snuggling with her Great Dane, Coconut.

Parent Education and Keynotes

Sean and the team of PMT Coaches speak to thousands of parents every year

Inspirational. Educational. Transformational.

The "Speaking Team" of PMT Family Coaches speak to tens of thousands of parents, teens and tweens every year.  

PMT Founder Sean Donohue is one of the most popular speakers in Northern California.

PMT Coaches use a unique mix of excellent parent education, relatable humor, audience interaction, powerful story-telling and modern research to educate and inspire Northern California parents.

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Parents Say...

                                

Parents Say...

"Sean's energy, humor and connection with the audience - 10 out of 10!"-Mom

"Amazing intro, great use of humor, tech and role-playing."-Mom

"Sean role playing and acting like both the parent and the child was incredible."-Mom

-Sean taught me to tune into my own emotions"-Mom

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Alhambra High School, Martinez

Berean Christian High School, Walnut Creek 

Bishop’s Ranch, Healdsburg

Boys Team Charity, Alamo/Danville

Bret Harte Middle School, San Jose

Cal High School, San Ramon

Castillero Middle School, San Jose

Chevron World Headquarters, San Ramon

Clayton Valley High School, Clayton

Community Presbyterian Church, Danville

College Park High School, Pleasant Hill

Carondelet High School, Concord

Charlotte Wood Middle School, Danville

Community Presbyterian Church, Danville

Creekside Community Church, Alamo

Creekside Elementary School, Danville

Crestwood Healing Center, Pleasant Hill

De La Salle High School, Concord

Diablo Vista Middle School, Danville

Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon

Dublin High School, Dublin

East Bay Meditation Center, Oakland piscopal Church of the Resurrection, Pleasant HillHearst Elementary School, Pleasanton

Hope Center, Pleasant Hill

Fallon Middle School, Dublin

First Presbyterian Church of Alameda - Alameda, CAale Ranch Middle School, San Ramon

First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley - Berkeley, CAHope Center, Pleasant Hill

John Baldwin Elementary School, Danville

Los Cerros Middle School, Danville

Montair Elementary, Danville

Monte Vista High School, Danville

Mount Diablo Unified School District, Concord

Mothers Together, Various locations

MOPS, Various locations

Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, Walnut Creek 

National Charity League, Davis

National Charity League, Danville

Pleasant Hill Middle School, Pleasant Hill

Pleasanton Library, Pleasanton

Rancho Romero Elementary School, Danville

Restore, Concord

Saint Agnes Catholic School, Concord

Saint Isidore's Catholic School Danville

Saint James Episcopal Church, Fremont aint Joan of Arc Church, San Ramon

Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church, Walnut Creek

Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, Walnut Creek Saint Philip Neri Catholic School, Alameda

Saint Raymond Catholic School, San Ramon

San Ramon Valley Unified School District, Danville

San Ramon Valley Christian Academy, Danville

San Ramon Valley High School, Danville

Stone Valley Middle School, Danville

Tabernacle Christian School, Concord

Valley Bible Church, Dublin

Vista Grande Elementary School, Danville

Walnut Creek Christian Academy, Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, Walnut Creek

Wells Middle School, Dublin

WorkDay, Dublin

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Our speaking rates vary depending on speaker, venue, audience and location.

A Little Different...

We are not your average parent educators.

First of all - in a speaking world saturated with mostly female speakers, all of our speakers are men. 

More than educate parents, we inspire.

We understand that modern parents are exhausted, overwhelmed, and want more than boring charts, scary stories and overwhelming statistics when they attend a parent seminar. 

We engage parents with humor, relatable stories, and hard-hitting action steps! Our audiences walk away both educated and inspired.

 

A Custom Experience

We can create a custom seminar experience which best supports the parents in your community.

Or, you can choose from one of our established, proven seminars. (listed below)

Evaluation: We give out surveys are the end of every seminar so we know which seminars are the most highly reviewed; and we work hard to give parents a 10/10 seminar experience!

2020-2021 Speaking Catalog

How to Help Your Teen Build Grit, Confidence and Emotional Intelligence

How to Communicate To Your Kids So They Will Really Listen And Connect

How to Respond to Vaping, Drugs, Alcohol, Screen Addition and Defiance

What Teens Wish Their Parents Knew

How To Emotion Coach Your Teen Through Anger And Anxiety

8 Life Skills All Teens Need

Let’s Talk: An Interactive WORKSHOP for Parents and Teens/Tweens To Communicate With Each Other

Let's Talk: A Interactive Experience for Parents and Teens/Tweens To Discuss... (Pick: Screens, Vaping, Family, etc...)

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Parents Say...

Stories Of Lives Changed

Camille

Sean is a really good listener and is compassionate about understanding what teenagers are going through. He is very relational and has shown me how to communicate with my peers in a healthy way. I have benefited from his guidance and leadership.

Mark

Sean has been a significant factor in my son’s emergence into adulthood with a high degree of capacity and maturity. I’m forever grateful for Sean’s “holding” of Mathew during his middle and high school years; of all the many events, including fireside talks and weekend outings. As a co-parent of boys, I feel Sean has given Mathew an older brother/wise uncle perspective that I never could have individually. And the on-going friendship/mentorship that my son continues with Sean during college breaks and summers is priceless.

Alan

Sean began to coach me during my freshman year of high school. I was on a very bad path. I had my insecurities and didn’t follow any rules from my teachers or parents. With regular help and guidance from Sean all through high school, he helped me turn my life around. I am proud to say that today I am a United States Navy Corpsman stationed with the Marines at Camp Pendleton.

Kathy

When I was a single mother struggling to raise a teenage daughter, Sean provided an essential positive male role model in our lives. I always breathed a sigh of relief when my daughter was on an activity with Sean, because I knew that she was safe emotionally and physically. I was confident that Sean was guiding her down a path towards healthy life choices and away from destructive influences. Today my daughter is a college educated, happily married, mother of two, and Sean and his family remain a part of our family. Thank you, Sean!

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Bob

Sean has been a beacon of light for my whole family, and especially our children in their teenage years. Every teen needs someone outside of their family who can give them extra insight in lives that are sometimes awkward and have difficult challenges. Sean has been that light to my sons, and I truly cannot imagine our lives without Sean’s support.

Sabrina

Throughout high school Sean has helped me navigate many tough situations such as drinking, friends, guys, self-esteem, and my studies. Like many teenagers, I have struggled with my relationship with my father. Sean helped by talking to us individually and gave us both great tools for communication that made it much easier for us to get along with each other. I am so thankful for all of the wisdom he has shared with me.

Mat

Throughout my high school years, Sean was, and still is, a constant friend and mentor, steering me away from murky waters and leading me in the way of honor, wisdom and maturity. As I continue to grow into a man, I will never forget his wisdom and never stop trying to emulate the example he has set for me.

Faith

I am so thankful to Sean for all the time, support, wisdom, and influence that he has shown my son, Gabe, throughout his teenage years. His mentoring made a difference in his life and I know that Gabe will be “paying it forward” in the years to come. Today, Gabe is a United States Marine, and I am so proud of the man that my son has become!

More Stories Of Lives Changed

Emile

Sean began mentoring me when I was a freshmen in high school. To young people, Sean is extremely relatable, knowledgeable and understanding of the current challenges and struggles in the variety of teen and school ‘worlds.’ He is always reaching out to help, provide resources, and give advice in ways that are so needed to many teens and their families.

Nick

I was 15 and going into my freshman year of high school when I first met Sean. I quickly began to see Sean as a mentor. Through the years, he has played a major role in my growth into the man I am today. Sean has always been there to give me sound advice and offer guidance when I get off track. He has a gift for a type of honesty that is straightforward yet kind; this has impacted me and has changed the way I interact in my relationships. I still count Sean as a close friend.

 
 
 
 

Curtis

Sean was always the one who kept me on track with my decisions through my high school years and today we are still good friends. I knew that I could always count on Sean to be there for me when I needed advice or an honest opinion about a situation that I was dealing with. I’m very grateful for the compassion and honesty that Sean showed me, as well as how he challenges me to be the best I can be.

Danielle

Meeting Sean when I was 14 changed the trajectory of my life. Without Sean’s influence I would have continued down a dangerous path, but instead learned tools for navigating through tough circumstances. Looking back I credit Sean with so many of my successes. I simply cannot imagine what life would look like if Sean had not been a part of mine. Now I am married to my high school sweetheart, Jordan Higley (who was also helped by Sean), and the mother of twins.

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