Colleen O'Grady, MA. is a speaker, trainer and author of the award-winning and best-selling book Dial Down the Drama: Reduce Conflict and Reconnect with Your Teenage Daughter---A Guide for Mothers Everywhere. Colleen shares her wisdom from twenty-five years of experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist which translates into over 50,000 hours of working with parents and teens. Colleen, known as the parent-teen relationship expert helps you raise the bar of what's possible for the teenage years. Colleen not only knows this professionally she has been a mom in the trenches with her own teenage daughter. You really can improve your relationship with your teen and dial up the joy, peace, and delight at home and work, Every episode is geared to uplift you, give you practical parenting tips that you can apply right away and keep you current on the latest in teen research and trends.

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Colleen O’Grady, MA.

Author, Speaker/Trainer, Helping Moms Dial Down the Drama at Home, Work, and Life


Colleen O’Grady, MA., helps professional moms dial down the drama at home and work, so that they can reconnect with their teens and reclaim their lives.

Colleen is a seasoned licensed marriage and family therapist for twenty-five years and an approved supervisor for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. For nineteen years she trained psychiatry and psychology residents in both the child and adolescent department at UT Psychiatry in Houston, TX, and the adolescent inpatient unit at the Harris County Psychiatric Center.
Prior to this she was a full-time youth minister and spent countless hours listening to teens. Colleen didn’t know it then, but she was doing qualitative research. She observed teens in all their natural habitats including High School campuses, dance rehearsals, soccer practices, and backpacking trips in Colorado.
However she found her real expertise was earned in the trenches with her own teenage daughter. Now, Colleen is changing mother-daughter relationships around the world with her Power Your Parenting programs, workshops, speaking, and of course her popular podcast.
After 50,000 hours of working with parents and teens she published her award winning and best selling book Dial Down the Drama: Reducing Conflict and Reconnecting with Your Teenage Daughter----A Guide for Mothers Everywhere.

Last year, she shared her message of hope with millions of moms worldwide on popular parenting podcasts, Parents magazine, Wall Street Journal Lunch Break and on the red carpet at TEDx Wilmington.

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