Purejoy Parenting

8-Week Intensive 5-Stage Model Training

Calling all mental health professionals!

New Cohort Begins Spring 2024 


Are you struggling to support parents in making lasting changes within themselves instead of getting lost in their overwhelm and stress and blaming their child?
Parents come to you weekly worried and overwhelmed by their children’s behavior – nothing you learned in all your education seems to work to make change.
The traditional paradigm of good behavior as a marker of success is based on using shame, blame, punishment and reward.  It does not address the root cause of mental and emotional stress.

Would you like to get to the root of the problem? Would you like a new view? A new parenting paradigm to share with parents in your practice. Now is the time to make big change for you and your clients!
You are in the right place!

If you’re here you feel overwhelmed and under-equipped to support your clients with their parenting.  


Nobody teaches us this stuff.  I know you’ve got years of training (I’ve got them too), but none of that training is about parenting.


Well let’s change that…


If you’re here you see how important parenting is, both for your clients and for their children (who, spoiler alert, will become the next generation of adults).


This is exactly why I believe that by supporting parents we are changing the world and why I train mental health professionals to learn the 5-stage Purejoy model and expand their practices to supporting parents.

Purejoy 8-Week 5-Stage Model Intensive



Coaches will Be Trained To Support Parents To:

Coaches Will Receive:

  • Recognize and Understand the 5-stages of Purejoy
  • Learn and apply the Pillars of Purejoy
  •  Add the Purejoy model to ongoing practice
  • Recognize and work with the stages personally
  • Individual mentoring
  • Realtime experience in Zoom rooms
  • Support for professional and personal development
  • Tools for future work with clients
  • Community support in small group

Until I found Purejoy, I often felt overwhelmed in my work as a Family Counselor, especially after becoming a parent myself. The Purejoy Parent Coach Training gave me such profound insight into the heart of my clients’ family and parenting struggles, as well as my own! The coaching practices I learned in this training have transformed me professionally and personally and enabled me to discover and ignite the pure joy and love inside of myself and my clients.” Carrie Miller, PPCC graduate

What the Purejoy model is about

The Purejoy 5-stage model was created out of Leslie Potter’s mothering journey, her professional experience working with at-risk teens, and her deep curiosity about the human experience.  This work has supported hundreds of parents to transform their darkest moments into guiding lights, illuminating and creating environments where children are invited to be exactly who they are in this lifetime!

Who I am…


Ever felt overwhelmed or lost supporting clients with their parenting?

Sitting there as “the professional therapist” trying to figure out what to say to support this stressed mom or dad in parenting their children and having no idea what to say?

I sure have, and it’s not what I call a good time.

My name is Leslie Potter, I’m the founder of Purejoy Parenting and I’ve been a practicing therapist for over 30 years.

Over the first 10 years of running my practice, I wasn’t a parent and I realized two things:

1.) I really didn’t know how to support my clients with their parenting. I was good (maybe even great) at supporting them as people, but when it came to supporting their parenting, my only reference point was the broken model of parenting that our culture gives us.

2.) If parents were given a healthy model of parenting, kids would grow up into healthier and happier adults, which would solve all kinds of problems.

Those two realizations were great, but they didn’t solve the problem, that I still didn’t know how to support my clients in their parenting.

Then at age 44, I became a mother myself, and my world imploded.

Saying I was overwhelmed and exhausted is an understatement.

I knew I had to change my approach to parenting.

In the midst of the most difficult time of my life, I discovered a foundational shift that had to take place, and this changed everything for me. My relationship with my daughter started to improve, and in this shift, I found the support that I needed as a single mother.

As I applied this shift, things continued to change, they got better, A LOT better…it wasn’t long before I was enjoying parenting again (well a good portion of the time 😉).

I added Parent Coaching to my therapy practice. Supporting parents has been the most rewarding work that I’ve done in my life. Through the Purejoy model, which I created from my years of working with parents, I’ve supported hundreds of families and changed the lives of both parents and kids (I’m talking the future generations here), for the better.


Week One to Four

    • Intro to 5-Stages
    • Stage One – Denial

    • Stage Two – Opening

    • Stage Three – Regression

Week Five to Eight

  • Stage Four – Empowerment

  • Stage Five – Renewal

  • Review and Pillars of Purejoy

  • Completion 

This 8-week Intensive Training Will Support you to:

Understand the foundational 5-stages of the Purejoy Parenting Model

Take material and learning and apply it to clients
Understand and practice the power of presence and kindness

Recognize the stage your client is in during session

Create a safe emotional environment for clients
Create a strong supportive group

Learn and apply the Pillars of Purejoy both personally and professionally

Empower a shift in consciousness and new awareness

Gain certificate for training in the 5-stage model

“I have been in many learning environments in my life, and this was one of the most complete and satisfying experiences, I have ever had. I can’t recommend this training highly enough.”  Amy Beth Fischoff, PPCC Graduate

What You Receive in The 8-week Purejoy Intensive Program:

Monthly 1:1 personal session with a Purejoy Coach (Total: 2 individual sessions)

Pillars of Purejoy

Apologizing vs Taking Responsiblity

Core Vulnerabilities vs Wounded

Supporting vs Helping

And more


Weekly group training sessions via zoom calls (recorded)

  • 2 hour teaching and practice call



    Online space (Heartbeat group) for you and cohorts, to support each other, ask questions, and share inspirations and breakthroughs.

    Online 8-week course material will include:  access to the Purejoy 5-Stage model support material and the Pillars of Purejoy

    Bonus training: How to Market Your Offerings Online

    Requirements to consider

    Out of class study time may take up to 1 hour per week in addition to call.

    70% online participation is required as well as makeup exercises for classes missed. 

    Total: 3 hours per week.

    Cost: $2000 (Payment plans available)


     “Having admired Leslie and her work for a few years prior to the training, I went in simply wanting to understand and experience the Purejoy concepts firsthand. Little did I know that the training will begin a transformation akin to Grand re-Design project and affect not only my parenting but all my relationships. Thanks to Leslie, Purejoy community, and the training itself, I have experienced the most rapid and profound adulting and learned skills that enrich and support me and my family in daily life. This training was no doubt the best gift I have ever given myself. “ 

    Elena Nalimova, PPCC Graduate

    It is my deepest desire to share this work with others.

    Our society is at a crisis point and I believe together we can create a new environment in our homes and support the shift needed in the world. Purejoy shows you the way. The Purejoy Model supports parents to create a safe environment in their homes for themselves and their children, building unconditional confidence, and promoting emotional and physical well being.

    Taking the Purejoy Parent Coach Training was the best choice I could have made both professionally and personally. I have a depth of confidence in my coaching skills that I truly did not imagine I could have and I watch transforms happen in my clients I never thought I would witness. I also feel incredibly connected and support within the Purejoy community of fellow coaches and the relationships I’ve formed I treasure. As Leslie often says “you cannot take your client anywhere you haven’t been” and going to the places inside of me I needed to in order to be the coach I truly desired to be was not easy, but doing it within the container of the Purejoy Parent Coach Training I felt so safe and held, and supported. Jenna Wolfe, PPCC Graduate