Empowering parents & educators of behaviorally challenged children to create new possibilities through Mindful-Ish® Parenting & Education.




Mindful-Ish® uses mindfulness, breathwork, and small behavior shifts to help parents and educators develop the skills they need to feel calm, capable, and confident in everyday challenges with their children.

Coach Franny uses art, movement, and other play-based techniques to help behaviorally challenged children develop the skills they need to practice self-regulation and understand their self-worth.

These two approaches work together to help parents and children meet in the middle to communicate their needs and grow together as a family.

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Meet Coach Franny

As a parent and educator, I work to empower parents and teachers to feel calm, capable, and confident when faced with challenges at home and in the classroom. With over 25 years of experience working with challenging children in both clinical and classroom settings, I draw from my own experiences as a parent to teach conscious parenting skills, mindfulness techniques, and social-emotional learning. By developing these skills, parents and educators can problem-solve and create new possibilities with their children. My mission is to help others become the best versions of themselves so that they can support the children in their lives to grow into conscious, resilient human beings in our ever-changing world. 

Parenting Coach | Non-ABA Behavior Consultant | Social-Emotional Learning Specialist | Creator of Mindful-Ish®

I’m Fran Rubio-Katz.

(But you can call me coach franny).

Certifications Include

Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) Provider
Dr. Ross Greene  

Access Energetic Facelift™ Practitioner
Access Consciousness | All of Life Comes to Us with Ease, Joy and Glory®

Robbins-Madanes Life Coach Training
Robbins-Madanes Training

Reiki First & Second Degrees
Usui Shiki Ryoho System of Natural Healing

Reiki Master
Usui Shiki Ryoho System of Natural Healing

Registered Yoga Teacher (RTY-200)
Yoga Alliance

Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor (2011-2018)
Loving Guidance, Inc.

Wellness Champion
Breathe for Change

Professional Educator
Florida Department of Education

Access Bars® Practitioner
Access Consciousness | All of Life Comes to Us with Ease, Joy and Glory®

Trauma-Informed Connector
Connection Coalition (Formerly Yoga Gangsters)

Certified Kids Yoga Teacher
Kidding Around Yoga

Kids Yoga with a Jewish Twist
Kidding Around Yoga

Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integratation
MNRI® Core in Training


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25+ Years

of hands on experience


school leaders influenced


years of hands on experience

parents coached

relationships improved




For Parents

Kid Coaching

Mindful-Ish® Parenting

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Try Mindful-Ish®

Social-emotional & behavioral interventions to help children integrate primitive reflexes and regulate their nervous systems through play and Mindful-Ish® movement.
Workshops, small group, and 1:1 support to help families learn to work together as a team – building confidence and feeling empowered to endure life’s challenging seasons together.

For Educators

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Learn to look beneath student behavior to understand the struggles they face so you can work together to develop solutions and improve learning outcomes.

Create and implement evidence-based school-wide Mindfulness-Based, Social Emotional Learning (MBSEL) plans that are developmentally sensitive, address behavior management in non-punitive ways, and give you a framework to meet every student’s needs. 

Social Emotional Behavior Training

Coaching and Consulting 

Bring your whole staff together to define school-wide SEB best practices, strategies, and implementation plans.

Small Group Training

Develop tailored SEB best practices, strategies, and interventions for focused student groups or populations.

Guest Speaking

1:1 or small group sessions for strategic intervention and support.

Large Group Training

Host a parent or family event with Coach Franny to create collaborative partnerships with your families and teach best practices to be Mindful-Ish® at home.

Social Emotional Behavior Training | Coaching and Consulting | Large Group Training | Small Group Training | Guest Speaking 

Bring your school’s parents together with Mindful-Ish® Parent Talks. Learn the impact that small mindset shifts can have on our perception of our children’s behavior so we can feel confident, capable, and calm during every season of parenting. 

Bring Mindful-Ish® to your school

Mindful-Ish® Parent Talks & professional development

"Parenting is something we’re thrown into with zero training or prior experience. In the beginning, we’re dealing with stresses like breastfeeding, napping etc…. Which are usually medical related and can be helped via a doctor. Then your baby gets older and starts developing as a toddler and all of a sudden they are doing and saying things and reacting to things that you have no clue how to deal with! Franny literally gave us the foundation and tools with which to parent our children and teach them how to communicate, self regulate, and cooperate. It’s a lifetime work and is never easy but when you have the right methods and understanding, you feel so much more empowered as a parent to help your child succeed in life and to ENJOY your children!"

- parent of a challenging child

"Coach Franny has helped me see my role as a school leader through a different lens. Through our coaching sessions, I have been able to create a platform for staff members to be active participants and have a voice in developing our school culture and strategic plan."

- Janet Morales, Principal, New Renaissance Middle School

“You are a gift! Keep sharing your brilliance and continue to let your light shine bright! Anyone who has an opportunity to work with you is truly blessed.” 

- Founder of Growth With Us Academy LLC and a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor

"Thank you for the excellent advice. It helps a great deal to have real steps to take to help me change my attitude and work with my son. You are a gift to my family." 

- Mother of 13-year old son, Fort Lauderdale

"Coach Franny has been so critical in my family's success. I highly recommend her! She will teach you how to communicate effectively with your child and to really connect." 

- Candice D'Angelo






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