Francoise Hernert is a Conscious Parenting and Transformative Coach who works with overwhelmed Moms.
Here is our interview on video, podcast and in written form.
What Francoise Does as a Conscious Parenting Coach
I partner with mothers to walk through the jungle of parenting and life through a Transformative & Conscious Parenting Coaching Program.
I work with overwhelmed moms who are struggling to teach their children the best lessons and values and who are having difficulties communicating to create a strong relationship with them, while at the same time wanting to be a successful and accomplished woman.
My vision is to help change this world, one child at a time, by helping mothers be happy as accomplished women and mums while being a role model in order to raise confident and happy children.
If you wear many hats in business, which of these do you love most, which takes most of your time and which brings in the most income?
I have another work where I help cosmetic distributors to develop their business in Asia.
The work I love the most is the one which will have a bigger impact on the world: Being a Conscious Parenting and Transformative Coach for mothers.
What is Conscious Parenting?
Find the full transcript of the podcast here.
Conscious parenting is a term used to describe a style of parenting that usually focuses more on the parent and on the impact of mindfulness on parenting choices.
It’s rooted in a combination of Eastern-style philosophy and Western-style psychology.
But most simply, conscious parenting asks that instead of striving to “fix” your child, parents look inward at themselves and focus on which “role model “ they want to be for their children.
Usually parents “believe” that their priority is to spend all their money and time on finding the best school for their child, having them do activities they wish they had done when they were a child, buying them so many “things” in order to please them and make them happy and so on… Sound familiar?
Here are some questions for Moms to reflect on
- What are the key points you remember from your childhood, which had a positive impact on you as an adult?
- Is it the money your parents spent on tutoring, clothes, toys, and afterschool activities, or is it the wisdom and values they displayed during their interaction as a role model?
- What do you wish you had learned as a child that would have better equipped you for adulthood?
- What was missing?
Understanding how our childhood impacted our adulthood is the starting point of conscious parenting as most of our behaviours and expectations come from there. This has a huge impact on our child’s behaviour and learning.
When did you decide to become an Entrepreneur?
When I reached the top of the ladder of the corporate world.
Why did you decide to become an Entrepreneur?
Because I realized that we only have one life and that my previous job was not helping me to develop my true self and work with passion and purpose.
What prompted you to start your own business?
All the suffering of adults and children in this world
Who did you have in mind? Who do you serve?
How did you come up with the idea?
Thanks to my children who were sharing with me their pains, their friend’s pain and why they had this pain added to my own struggles as a mother and a woman.
Please share any highs or lows in your career as an Entrepreneur.
– Working with passion and purpose daily as it is my fuel, whatever the challenges.
– Witnessing the impact I have on mothers and children’s lives.
– Meeting amazing like minded people who also work with passion and purpose and who can share their story in order for me to have insights.
-It takes a lot of time and energy to start a business and have yourself known and it is hard to find clients at the beginning as your are starting from scratch and need to build visibility and word of mouth.
Highlights and Challenges
What has been the number one highlight of your career?
The impact I have on mothers and children and the energy and passion I have when doing this work.
What has been the greatest challenge for you to overcome in your career?
Beating my fears and getting out of my comfort zone to try new things which I never did before
What has been the number one highlight of Motherhood for you?
The responsibility I had over my children’s future, based on my role modeling, values and teachings.
What has been the greatest challenge for you to overcome as a Mother?
Working on myself instead of wanting to fix my children and detaching myself from the requirements of society.
Is there anything you know now, that you wish you knew when you first became a Mom?
That I need to put myself first by developing self-love instead of forgetting myself and putting all my energy for the good of my children.
Has it been tricky balancing work and home life?
Yes because I am a hyper achiever but at the same time I love balance and my family is my number one priority, so I made sure that I put myself boundaries.
What do you love most about being a Mom Entrepreneur?
Being a role model for my children by showing them that it is possible to be a happy and fulfilled parent and woman in the personal and professional life.
The flexibility to decide about my daily agenda pro and personal.
All things considered, do you feel it was a good decision to become an Entrepreneur?
Definitely, as I now live by passion and purpose.
Do you have any daily rituals to maintain a work-life balance?
Yes by putting myself boundaries and planning my daily agenda on a weekly basis.
Passion and Purpose
Do you feel you are living your passion?
Do you feel you have already created your best work?
Not yet! The best is in front of me as I want to create an evolutionary kindergarten where the being will be taught together with the doing.
If you were to die tomorrow, would you be at peace knowing you had lived a full, happy and meaningful life?
Yes as I am in the rebirth phase where I am no longer ticking the boxes of society but allowing myself to develop the best version of myself, while inspiring others to do the same.
Message to the World
Do you have a message you would like the world to hear?
Stop wanting to tick the boxes of society.
Dare to be your true self and role model it to your children for them to do the same.
Dream big because anything is possible the moment you decide and act on it.
Advice for New Entrepreneurs
What advice would you give someone just starting out as an Entrepreneur?
Make sure that it is connected to a passion and purpose.
Prepare yourself mentally, get out of your comfort zone as much as possible and never give up whatever the challenges.
Is there anything you know now, that you wish you knew when you started out as an Entrepreneur?
Whatever the obstacles and setbacks, you will find the way to success as you have everything in you and you are good enough.
Is there anything you feel you gained by becoming an Entrepreneur?
Freedom of time and choice.
Much more confidence as I had to overcome many fears.
What are your hopes for the coming year?
Achieve all my targets and dreams, always find the energy to get up, whatever my setbacks and beat all my fears encountered along the way up to success.
If there was anything I could help you with, what would it be?
Help me connect with mothers who could be interested in my service.
Help me connect with women who are already successful in developing their business (service) on Instagram and FB.
Connect with Francoise Hernert
What do I offer?
A 10 weeks training & coaching program to become a Conscious Parent & switch from worry and stress to peace and joy.
I will help you manage your reactivity towards your kid, change your parenting style to build a strong connection and have all the family thrive.
Are you READY to look inward and shift your focus to get the results you want?
REACH OUT to me for a FREE discovery call.”
Please feel free to do what you think is best. These are just suggestions Lauren.
Thanks in advance for your action and time.
Have a great day!
Thank you, Francoise. Your mission is great. Wish you to enjoy it and to help a lot of women to enjoy their lives, too. Only in that way we can show our children to be open for life, to be happy, and to embrace all their emotions.
As Carl Jung once said: “The greatest burden a child must bear is the unlived life of the parents.”
I went through a similar experience of my own (and of my clients, too) in which I realized my responsibility as a role model for my son. Nothing else matter. Since I am a Bach flower practitioner and work with parents, when they come to me and want to help their children, our first goal is to help themselves ( as the mask in the airplane, when the alarm is on, goes to parents first:)). And very often a problem that children had disappeared.
Keep living your passion, you are reminded to live mine fully. You are definitely a good role model:) Thank you.
Thank You for your delightful comment and that pertinent Carl Jung quote, Zorana. I will make Francoise aware of your encouraging message.
What a beautiful message Zorana. Thanks!
I can only imagine how this world would be so different if every adult and child had the opportunity to develop the best version of themselves based on key teachings around self esteem and self love.
The level of consciousness in many areas of life is increasing slowly but surely so we have to stick to all the positive we see happening around us and inspire more and more people to do the same.
I totally agree with you on that conscious parenting. The way we carry ourselves as we interact with our kids is what matters most and not the pricey items or money or clothes that we buy for them. I would love to read more of your articles on parenting so I will be more guided in molding my kids specially that I am raising them alone. I will look forward to more articles from your website.
Thanks so much, Aleja. Appreciate the support. Do have a look at Fran’s website, limitlessmums.com too. Her Instagram page is highly inspiring. All the best to you as you raise your children on your own.
Thanks a lot for your sharing Aleja. Values and beliefs, added to our own childhood story play a big role in how we parent our children.
You are most welcome to reach out to me directly if you want to receive my weekly parenting tips by email.
I work for a Marketing agency called Established by Her and we share many of the values you have presented on your site. So for me, a dad, who also writes about parenting, I find your site really interesting. I can see that there’s a lot of work yet to do and content to add but this is a great niche and an important one. It’s so important to shine a light, as you say, and something we use at work, on female business founders. The article is well balanced and covers lots of subjects and I remained engaged throughout.
Thanks Adam, I appreciate your considered input and feedback as someone in the marketing space.
Thanks for all your sharing Adam.
Indeed, there are so many things we can add on this topic. I am working on it!
It is wonderful to learn of the work being done to help the young people of today by, first of all, helping parents
To some people that may appear wrong. But if parents do not have a correct approach to parenting the children are the ones who suffer, usually within themselves.
Those questions listed for Moms to reflect on are what I refer to as ‘true gold’.
My belief is that Francoise Hernet is an incredible Conscious Parenting and Transformation Coach who is adding so much valuable inspiration to those who are aware of what she brings and adds to this world.
It was a pleasure to learn about this person and the wonderful work she is doing for families.
Thank You so much for your beautiful comment, Valerie. Much appreciated. I agree wholeheartedly that Francoise’s questions are pure gold for Moms to reflect on and she is an inspiration to us all.
Thank you so much for this very nice message Valerie!
I am so happy that I had the chance to find my life purpose around this topic. There is so much to share and the impact is huge.
I am a drop in the ocean, added to many other drops all over the world!
I don’t have children but I am a teacher and I work with teenagers aged 12-13 and also 17-18. I absolutely agree with coach Francoise Hernert that most parents focus on finding the best schools for their children and getting them great gadgets, books, etc, and yes, that can be good and is useful for their work future, but what about themselves? Mindfullness is so important and it seems often to be forgotten, also in schools.
We do need to fix our children. We are so focused on getting them ready academically and to turn them into new 9 to 5 work slaves, and although many pride themselves on teaching them values, what do we teach them about mindfullness, being entrepreneurs, believing in themselves, and treating the world and its inhabitants with more compassion?
Parent coaching is wonderful. The world needs it.
Well said, Christine. It sounds like you are an amazing teacher. Have you found a way to teach mindfulness and compassion in your classes? Do you teach teenagers how to believe in themselves and become entrepreneurs? The world needs more teachers like you.
Thanks a lot for your message Christine! I wish that more teachers could have your awareness.
Teachers are so important as they see a lot of things that we do not see regarding our children. I strongly believe that both should work hand in hand regarding these foundations.
They are already doing that in some countries like Denmark or Japan, which gives a lot of hope!
Hey thanks for this article!
I like the idea of conscious parenting, I hadn’t looked at it in this way, still, I enjoyed and understood this article.
I think I would like to do more deeper research into this type of parenting and see how it works as well as some live examples.
Hi Sariyah, Thank you for your feedback. Appreciate you leaving a comment to let us know how you felt about this article.
Thanks for your comment and ideas Sariyah!
Conscious parenting is not yet known by all parents but hopefully it will as there is too much suffering in this world and a lot of it come from childhood beliefs and traumas. You are most welcome to reach out to me if you have any questions.