making tough decisions this fall?
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Parents – Get Relief During COVID19!

How did last spring go for you? What is your biggest fear looking ahead? We are creating a space and time to reflect and discuss what’s on your mind while receiving decision tools so you can navigate real life and get through tough decisions.

Sign up for our 4-week Decision Parenting course and create a fall plan for your family.

It includes practical strategies and tools to implement right away to create a do-able plan, feel a sense of relief, and get more cooperation from your family. We teach you how, not what, to decide.

on values and communication while finding common ground

strategies that support well-being and healthy habits

decisions through a repeatable process that integrates heart and mind

through activated learning and conversations

Decision Parenting Essentials Class Decision Parenting Free Session

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Whole-person decision making skills to Navigate Real Life with ease.

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Decision Fitness & Life Skills

Young people often struggle with uncertainty & wonder if they are “doing the right thing.” Our goal with the VIDA Method is participants will become skilled decision makers who recognize and approach common challenges mindfully. This is an invitation to create your own plan & take personal responsibility for living your values in everyday choices.

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Decision Parenting During COVID

Apply the VIDA Method to your decisions, anchored in your values. Become conscious of choice points, gain confidence in being able to coach your family, and become proactive about navigating satisfying decisions that make sense. • Four 1-hour weekly online classes • Home activities to enhance integrated learning

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Life Coaching with the VIDA Method equips you with tools and practices that will assist you in living more authentically while honoring your unique process for getting things done. If you’ve ever wanted to get more out of your decisions, person-centered coaching can provide a roadmap to get there.

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The VIDA Method

What We Teach

We incorporate the best from decades of decision science, brain-based learning, evocative coaching and design thinking into our materials. Our goal is to help people navigate life successfully through an activated decision method and meaningful learning experience.

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Core Motivation

My Learning Preferences

My Personal Strengths

What Do I Care About?

Who Am I?


My Internal Operating System

My Brain & Habits

Decision Fitness & Biases

Reactive vs. Proactive

Fear & Anxiety

Beneficial Regret

Decision Process

Clear Steps to Understanding

Orienting on the Opportunity

Preferences & Possibilities

Gathering Information

Evaluating & Integrating


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Resource Management

Practical Tools

Leadership & Communication

Your Support Network

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Watch Luke reflect on his decision!

Who & How we serve with the VIDA Method

Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday is our way of sharing tips, resources & thoughts to ponder to improve your decision making and reinforce great habits for getting clarity and taking purposeful action in your life.

Are You Feeling Overwhelmed?

Are you feeling overwhelmed by what your school or family situation is going to look like in the fall? Take our Free Decision Parenting & Navigating Family Life During COVID-19 session[…]

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Decision Parenting Unit 4 – Take Action

Unit 4 brings together all you’ve learned in Units 1 – 3 .You’ve learned the VIDA Method by understanding Values – anchoring your decisions in who you are, what you[…]

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Decision Parenting Unit 3 – Decision Tools

The VIDA Method whole-person decision making process integrates both your heart and mind and increases your chances of being more satisfied with your decisions and outcomes. Unit 3 offers Two[…]

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Classes & Workshops

When it comes to teen & young adult learning, a different approach is required. We aim to inspire motivation and movement in our clients by identifying values and cultivating essential life skills. This can only happen when we engage with our clients by recognizing their inherent creativity, intelligence and tacit knowledge to navigate a successful life.

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Discover your strengths and values

Juggle life responsibilities successfully

√ Apply decision process for better results

√ Leverage time management & organization skills

√ Understand how fear & bias impact your thinking

√ Get more comfortable with an uncertain future …

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√ Discover your strengths and values

√ Explore the decision process

√ Unpack “OOPS” decisions and learn

√ Ask great questions to develop reasoning skills

√ Tap into healthy habits & self-management techniques

Decision Parenting & Coaching


You don’t have to figure this out on your own! A home that encourages graduated autonomy offers a safe space to learn by doing … and parents are the perfect people to role model this for their own children. Get clarity and take action by joining our Decision Parenting cohort where you learn and apply skills to address your teen and emerging adult’s particular needs.


on values and communication while finding common ground


through a repeatable process to improve and evaluate your decisions


strategies that support motivation that leads to positive action


keeping your cool, grounding yourself in your long range vision of logic and love through activated learning modules and conversations

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We Work With:

• Students & Learning Communities • Parents & Caregivers • Youth Advocates & Mentors • Non-Profit & Faith Based Organizations • Medical & Mental Health Providers • Neuroscientists & Researchers •

Young people often feel overwhelmed when trying to make decisions and while going through significant life transitions. To be effective they must practice design-thinking processes and self reflection. It’s key that they learn how to build supporting systems, marshal resources and adjust their course of action when necessary to bring their aspirations to fruition. We have chosen the best from decades of decision science, brain-based learning, design thinking and coaching techniques to provide powerful learning opportunities & tools.

Our Partner Projects

Edmonds School District • Edmonds Heights K-12 • Seattle Parks & Recreation • Loyal Heights Program • YMCA • Kirkland Teen Hub • Gates Foundation • Kindfest • Society for Decision Professionals  Expanded Learning Opportunities Network


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Our Mission, Vision & Values

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Whole-person decision making for a better world

Our Values

 Inclusivity No one will be turned away for lack of funds

Diversity Welcoming people from all backgrounds Accessibility Appropriate for all kinds of learners Integrity Teaching people to decide based on their own values & circumstance while honoring their season in life Responsiveness Listening & adapting to the needs of those we work with while building content based on credible research and sound practice. Who We Are








Our Team

Board of Directors

Amy Day

Co-founder & facilitator

Able to translate brainy decision science into common language, Amy brings the power of quality decision making and tools for action to everyday people. Uniquely equipped from childhood as a personal decision making native speaker from the island of Decision Analysis, Amy is the daughter of Jim Matheson, a Decision Analysis pioneer.  As a co-founder, Amy teaches these skills to young people, and the adults who care about them, through in-person and online courses and one-on-one decision coaching. Amy brings a breadth of professional experience in decision education and coaching, K-12 education, volunteer management, outreach, and program and organizational development with the Decision Education Foundation, Youth in Philanthropy, and American Red Cross as well as 19-years in alternative education. Amy is an honors graduate in Economics with a Spanish Literature minor from Whitman College.

Kristen Jawad

Co-founder & facilitator

Kristen holds a Master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and has advanced training in compassionate communication, restorative justice, evocative coaching & parent education. She recognizes the value of emotional fluency and conscious choice to create a life of purpose. As an educator, she believes in the value of understanding how you think, feel and learn. And as a parent of two teens, she has witnessed the magic that occurs when a person dreams big, believes in them self & takes action. She brings these perspectives to the high school and college students she works with.

Jim Matheson

Founding Board Member

Jim is a co-founder of SmartOrg and a world recognized leader in the development and application of decision analysis. In recognition of his career, he was awarded the Ramsey Medal, the highest honor in the field of decision analysis, for creating and managing the world’s first decision analysis group at SRI International in addition to decades of contribution to the principles and applications of decision analysis. In addition to his professional practice, Dr. Matheson has been a Consulting Professor in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University since 1967, where he regularly teaches courses and supervises graduate students.

David Leonhardi

Board Member

Dave is currently striving to ensure maximum “QTR” (Quality Time Remaining) by giving back the skills that he learned and refined through working 40+ years for the Boeing Company, the last 25 years involving strategic decision making. After retiring from the Boeing Commercial Airplane Division, Dave has been focused on bring decision-making and strategy skills to non-profit organizations and early stage Entrepreneurs/new business start-ups. He currently works as a Principle Decision Consultant, Next Dimension Strategies and serves on the Board of Directors of Clarity4Action and ChildStrive.

Lisa Van Horne

Board Member

Lisa grew up in Montevideo, Minnesota on a farm.  She received her BA from Luther College in Decorah, IA in Interdisciplinary: Communication Disorders. She received her MS in Communication Disorders – SLP from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.  She has worked in many different settings over the 30 years she has been an SLP.  She worked in skilled nursing facilities and home health from 1988 to 2003. Lisa was a contract SLP in the Kent School District from 2003-2005. She was a professor at Shoreline Community College in the Speech Language Pathology Assistant program until March, 2011 when the program closed. Lisa started to work in the Edmonds School District as an SLP at Hazelwood Elementary in 2009 and continues to work there full time. Lisa enjoys supervising graduate students and has supervised several from the University of Washington and Western Washington University. Lisa has worked as a rehearsal accompanist and temporary music director of a church. She has many hobbies including scrapbooking, walking, biking, sewing, reading and music.

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