Leadership Coach and Organizational Trainer Sandra Schiff

As the head of SMS-Coaching, Sandra Schiff offers individuals and organizations a full range of coaching services, which span leadership, career and life transition, and parenting. Her transition coaching emphasizes strategies for taking stock of and achieving higher-level life goals. Sandra Schiff guides clients in creating blueprints that enable them to uncover their purpose and that give them ways of attaining personal and professional fulfillment. Dr. Schiff also helps clients maintain discipline and focus throughout transitional periods.

Dr. Schiff has additionally guided Health Mate, Inc., in West Bloomfield, Michigan, since the late 1990s. She initiated a youth suicide prevention program that involved presentations in school and clinic settings. Dr. Schiff also undertook a community-focused Alzheimer’s research project and sought to prevent substance abuse and suicide among the elderly. She currently studies the mechanism of the brain and how cognitive rewiring enables life changes to be made. Sandra Schiff is a longtime member of the International Coaching Federation and has served on a number of organizational boards.

International Coach Federation Credentials

A graduate of the MSW program at Wayne State University, Dr. Sandra Schiff is an experienced and well-respected leadership and life transition coach. The president of the consulting and coaching firm Health Mate, Inc., Dr. Sandra Schiff draws on training in an array of techniques and methodologies, including her credentials as a Now What? Coaching System(R) facilitator. The system is based on the book by Laura Berman Fortgang, a cofounder of the International Coach Federation (ICF).

ICF is dedicated to the advancement of the coaching profession through the establishment of a set of professional standards and code of ethics and the creation of a credentialing program. Offering the only globally recognized independent credentialing program for coach practitioners, ICF accreditation signifies a commitment to integrity and mastery of coaching skills.

Credentials are only awarded to professionals who meet the organization’s rigorous education and experience requirements and demonstrate a complete understanding of the professional coaching competencies.

Parenting Coaching and Positive Parenting

With a PhD in organizational development and geropsychology, Dr. Sandra Schiff has served as the president of Southeast Michigan’s Health Mate, Inc., for over 15 years. In this capacity, Dr. Sandra Schiff has provided suicide prevention interventions, as well as executive, leadership, transition, and parenting coaching.

Parenting isn’t always an easy task, particularly when it comes to decision-making and discipline. Parenting coaching is a beneficial approach that will allow you to help your child identify his or her behavior so that he or she does not act out inappropriately or misbehave. Additionally, you will be able to learn how to celebrate your child’s successes and approach parenting more positively, which increases the likelihood of bringing out the best in him or her.

According to a study published by the American Psychological Association, approximately 95 percent of inmates from a correctional facility in Ohio attested to the presence of hostility and fighting in their homes while they were children. Such information points to the importance of positive parenting in setting up children for success later in life. In addition to learning respect, they can potentially discover how to deal with their feelings easier.

Spaulding Among School of Social Work Programs Receiving Grants

A personal and career wellness specialist and authorized facilitator of multiple self-help programs, Dr. Sandra Schiff is a dedicated coach and trainer. Sandra Schiff is also a part-time faculty member in Wayne State University's highly revered School of Social Work.

The school's Center for Social Work Research gives students and faculty the chance to explore important social issues with the goal of improving the lives of underprivileged families and individuals. Recently, the school was awarded four different government grants.

Spaulding for Children, a joint effort by Drs. Angelique Day and Debra Patterson, was awarded a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Children, Youth and Families - Children's Bureau. The money will allow the doctors to evaluate a new, potentially nationwide program—CORE (Critical Ongoing Resource Family Education)—that aims to equip guardians with the resources to help and care for youth with moderate to serious mental health challenges. The doctors will be responsible for detailing program outcomes, as well as implementation and cost evaluation.