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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 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 5,000+ followers on Instagram.


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Sean talks about thriving in modern parenthood, screens, parenting in fear, emotion coaching and much more!


Sean talks about how to connect with your modern teen, two big TOOLS every parent needs, and shares a bunch of laughs!

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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."

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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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Paul Scholz

Family Coach, Speaker, SF 49er Football Die-Hard

Paul Scholz has been working with teens and families since 2006. He is gifted at bringing out the best in teenagers and helping families to overcome obstacles they face.

Having worked with many different youth organizations, campus clubs and events at public schools, Paul has excelled at coaching teenagers through critical situations and seasons.

His experience has included leading student leadership teams, the Safe and Secure Grant committee, anti-bullying programs, the Power of Connecting, and the Power of Coming Clean.

Paul likes movies, football, music, great food, graphic design, and a good Netflix show.

Paul has a bachelor's degree from William Jessup University and a master's degree from Fuller.

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Ben Thorwaldson

Family Coach, Speaker, World Adventurer

“I believe that every young person has a key to ‘unlock’ them, to connect with them, and every key is unique. The fun part is in discovering what that key is and using it to help inspire them to move toward a more fulfilling future.”

 Ben’s wife, Mary Jane, often refers to him as the “Teen Whisperer” because of his knack of finding a way to connect with even the most challenging young person.

 For the past 20 years, he has dedicated his life to working with youth and families from a variety of backgrounds. From gang members and drug addicts, to honor students and competitive athletes, Ben inspires people to rise up to their full potential.

He and his wife are “in the trenches” as combined they have five children of their own! Yes, five. Teenagers. 

Ben is a family man and adventure is hardwired into his DNA. When not coaching, you might find him and his family sailing the SF Bay, cycling the foothills, hiking in the Sierras or just hanging out while they dream and scheme about their next family expedition. 

Ben attended San Jose State and Bethany University, where he was on the dean’s list and earned a bachelor’s degree in leadership with a scholarship in public speaking. 

Bryan Brown

Family Coach, Speaker, Sports and Movie Fanatic

Bryan has been working with teens and families since 2011.

Originally from the east coast, Bryan has fallen in love with San Francisco and is excited to raise his children there.

Bryan is gifted at connecting with all types of teens and parents and helping families bring peace and harmony into their homes.

He earned his undergrad from the University at Buffalo and his Master’s from Golden Gate.

Bryan enjoys playing basketball, Marvel’s Avengers, music, and spending time with his two children.

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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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.


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2019 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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Stories Of Lives Changed


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.


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.


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.


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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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.


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.


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.


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!

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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.


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.



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.


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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Sean is amazing with teens. He has taught me so much about self respect and self worth. He is passionate about your growth and maturity as an individual, with your friends and with your family. He is also supportive of my interests and was always there to support any big event I had. He did so much for my life and always reminded me to see myself as a TEACUP—ask him what that means!


If there’s truth in the notion that “it takes a village” to bring up a well-grounded teen through the normal challenges and young adult formation (and I think there is truth to this idea), then I can say unequivocally that I am glad Sean was consistently available and highly effective in serving in the extended adult village that helped my son through his teens. Sean walked alongside my son over the course of many years and remains a trusted resource for guidance, as well as a sounding board and encourager. I also found Sean to be effective in partnering with me as a parent, keeping a healthy balance between teen and parent and operating with integrity. He doesn’t take on problems or situations to become the “answer man,” but rather engages with perspective and truly brings out people’s capability to grow in problem solving and in developing essential life skills.


I met Sean at age 14 when I was a lost high schooler trying to find my way as a man, as a student, and as a person. If it wasn’t for Sean I don’t know what road I would have went down or what kind of people I would have gotten mixed up with. He helped guide me to lead a successful and fulfilling life. Now I am married to my high school sweetheart, the father of beautiful boy and girl twins, and living my dream as a TV personality.


A simple invitation from Sean several years ago changed the course of my life. He has challenged me in ways that I did not think I would ever be challenged, and I am better off because of it. He has challenged me to live my life putting others first and to be a leader in all aspects of my life. I am so grateful for the wisdom, knowledge and personal growth that I was able to achieve while under his guidance. It has helped me to become the man I am today.


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