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Group Relationship Coaching

Empowering Lives, One Hello at a Time


Our Group Relationship Coaching aims to provide relationship coaching to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their support providers. This program is delivered both in-person and virtually, tailored to meet diverse needs.

Who Can Benefit from Our Group Relationship Coaching?

Individuals Receiving Supports

  • Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Individuals seeking to enhance their social skills and emotional intelligence
  • Those looking to build and maintain healthy relationships
  • Individuals navigating social situations and learning to resolve conflicts


  • Professional caregivers working with individuals with IDD
  • Support staff in residential, vocational, or educational settings
  • Caregivers seeking to enhance their skills and provide optimal support
  • Those looking to create positive, nurturing environments for individuals with IDD


  • Parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Families seeking guidance and support in raising a child with IDD
  • Parents looking to advocate for their child's needs in various settings
  • Those seeking to promote their child's social and emotional development

Expert Coaching Panel: Guiding Your Journey


Dr. Karyn Harvey

Lead Coach and Mentor

Dr. Harvey brings over 30 years of clinical and research experience focused on individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). Currently Chief Clinical Officer at REACH Services, she previously served as a Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. Recognized as a national expert in IDD supports, Dr. Harvey advises on evidence-based content and effective coaching strategies for the Hello It’s Me app.


Nicole Martin

Professional Coach

Hello! I am Nicole, a Certified Professional Coach with over 12 years of experience in leadership, mindset, conflict, and communication coaching. I specialize in working with the LGBTQIA+ and IDD communities, focusing on sexuality and relationship challenges. My goal is to help individuals navigate challenges by understanding their values and improving their communication skills.

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Allison Howell

Happiness Trainer & Chief Happiness Officer

Hi, I’m Allison, and I look forward to supporting your relationship goals. With over 18 years as a social worker, I've helped over 900 individuals and families. As a Certified Happiness Trainer and Chief Happiness Officer, I use positive psychology to create meaningful change. I specialize in helping people be their true selves and fostering authentic, loving relationships.

Training Approach

Navigating relationships with expertise and empathy

● Cohort-based learning in small groups of 20-25 participants
● Personalized attention and effective interaction
● Curriculum customized based on initial assessments

The Content
Our comprehensive program covers a wide range of topics essential for personal growth and social success. Through interactive sessions, participants engage in role-playing, case studies, and group discussions, learning valuable skills in:

● Relationship management
● Sexuality and intimacy
● Friendship building
● Navigating social situations
● Conflict resolution
● Workplace communication and etiquette
● Identifying personal strengths and career interests

Upon completing the program, individuals receiving support will have gained:

● Increased self-awareness and self-confidence
● Enhanced communication and social skills
● Strategies for building and maintaining healthy relationships
● Tools for managing emotions and resolving conflicts
● A supportive network of peers and coaches
● Improved employment readiness, including:
● Understanding of appropriate workplace behavior and expectations
● Ability to identify personal strengths and career goals



● Interactive training sessions combining presentations, group discussions, and role-playing exercises
● Real-life scenarios and practical solutions
● Emphasis on developing core skills and self-care strategies

The Content
Our caregiver training program covers a range of essential topics, including:

● Effective communication techniques
● Behavior management strategies
● Emotional regulation support
● Conflict resolution tools
● Cultivating empathy and patience
● Self-care for providers

Caregivers who complete our training program will gain:

● Enhanced understanding of the unique needs of individuals with IDD
● Practical skills for managing challenging situations
● Increased confidence in their ability to provide effective support
● Strategies for maintaining their own emotional and physical well-being
● A network of fellow caregivers for ongoing support and collaboration



● Combination of group workshops and individual coaching sessions
● Emphasis on practical strategies and emotional support
● Opportunities for parent-to-parent connection and shared learning

The Content
Our parent training program covers a wide range of topics, including:

● Understanding and accepting your child's diagnosis
● Advocating for your child's needs in educational and medical settings
● Promoting your child's social and emotional development
● Handling behavioral challenges with compassion and consistency
● Balancing the needs of your child with your own self-care
● Planning for your child's future and transition to adulthood

Parents who participate in our training program will gain:

● Increased knowledge and understanding of their child's unique needs
● Practical strategies for supporting their child's development and well-being
● Enhanced confidence in their parenting skills and decision-making abilities
● A supportive network of fellow parents and experienced coaches
● Renewed sense of hope and empowerment in their parenting journey



Why Group Relationship Coaching from

Hello, It's Me®?

At Hello, It's Me®, we understand the unique challenges faced by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), their caregivers, and parents when it comes to building and maintaining healthy relationships. Here are four compelling reasons why our program is the perfect fit for you:

Tailored to Your Needs

Our program is specifically designed to meet the diverse needs of individuals with IDD, their caregivers, and their parents. We focus on personalized coaching that aligns with your unique goals and aspirations, ensuring everyone receives the support they need.

Empowering and Transformative

We believe in empowering participants to make lasting, positive changes in their lives. Through interactive sessions, practical exercises, and a supportive group environment, our program helps you gain the confidence and skills needed to build strong, healthy relationships.

Evidence-Based and Effective 

Our curriculum is based on the latest research and proven techniques in social-emotional learning and relationship building. We incorporate best practices and effective strategies to ensure that our participants achieve success in their social interactions and relationships.

Supportive Circle & Network

By joining our program, you become part of a supportive community of individuals who share similar experiences, challenges, and goals. Our small group format fosters personalized attention, peer-to-peer learning, and the development of lasting relationships.

Contact Us Today 

Learn more about our Group Relationship Coaching and start your journey toward personal growth and empowerment.

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