We had the good fortune of connecting with Joline Escat and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Joline, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
That almost every parent struggles and feels insecure in their journey at some point. And we could be our village if we would understand and be aware of that.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a conscious parent coach, who works not only with parents, but also caregivers in general and anyone who wants to build a strong relationship with themselves to understand and improve the ones they have with children in their lives. I want parents to like being a parent to be able to grow from this beautiful experience. For more than a decade I have been working with all types of individuals, and everyone had their own story to tell, everyone wanted to learn how to understand their past to be able to see what is right in front of them, their future, their children. I study childhood pedagogy, with a main focus on early childhood development, which lead me to work at a kindergarten and made me realise its not the kids who need “fixing” or help in their behaviour, but us grown ups. We need to understand that no matter how small, children are full human beings, with heir own needs and wishes. Which is probably the hardest part for some of us, because being raised in traditional parenting families under behaviourism makes it hard to break out of this cycle. Thats when I found my purpose in my profession. It wasn’t always easy, it still isn’t, but so worth it. One thing I would consider a challenge is to help adults understand that their healing is what needs to happen first and everything else comes after in their parenting journey. I would love for people to know, that it is possible for everyone to make a change, everyday we wake up with choses, we just have to decide to make “the right” ones. For us and our children.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Oh that is such a good question, because it makes me want to do all of those right now. I think the first thing wed do is go to Swamis, this beach is just beautiful, calm and awesome to surf. After that Id probably go hang out with them at Juneshine in Mira Mesa and enjoy some hard Kombucha. The next days we might head over to the Zoo or the Safari park and bring our little ones along. If we have time we HAVE TO go to the Spanish village in Balboa Park, the whole vibe and area is just beautiful and perfect for a little coffee break. I am also a total Farmers Market girl and since there are farmers Markets everyday in and around San Diego we would definitely check one out. Encinitas is my favourite part of San Diego, I could walk those streets all day, relax at the beach or go for a nice Lunch at any of the restaurants on the Main street.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would love to thank my Son the most, if I wouldn’t have become a Mom I don’t believe I am who I am now. But along the way were quite a lot of people who influenced and inspired me, Janet Lansbury through her knowledge learned and mentored by the great Magda Gerber, as well as Emmi Pikler who was a pediatrician and infant educator who developed a new way of thinking about early childhood and childcare. And of course my friends, family and colleagues who helped me, believed in me and encouraged me to follow my dream.

Website: www.mindfulmess-mom.com

Instagram: @mindfulmess.mom

Linkedin: Joline Escat

Image Credits
Sandra Schultheis

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