Meet the Team


Terry Manrique, Founder-Owner

Expert Parent and Relationship Coach / Author / Speaker

Terry Manrique is an Expert Parent & Relationship Coach with 20+ years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. After working 17 years as a teacher and Program Director at a private, art integrated early childhood education center, she decided to start her business in April 2011 coaching families in their homes. As the successful owner of Working with Parents, LLC, Terry has helped countless families across the United States improve and transform their relationships using her C.P.R. for Parents® philosophy, a variety of parenting methods and proven behavior management practices.

Terry is the author of Revive Your Parenting, C.P.R. for Parents®, A Philosophy based on Compassion, Patience, and Respect and Change Your Perspective, Improve Your Parenting. Her experience has allowed her to… provide parents with a crash course in Early Childhood Development, help parents better understand how their children think, and empowered them to be empathetic to what their child’s needs are. Understanding your child and knowing WHY they behave the way they do can eliminate the frustration many parents face.

Terry is a  Gottman Certified Educator, Certified by Tony Robbins Team in Strategic Intervention-Relationship Coaching and Certified in Early Childhood Education. She continues to enrich her studies by keeping up-to-date with the ever-changing needs of children.

Terry also received her National Administrator Credential and trains Early Childhood teachers and parents on how to help children manage their emotions using her progressive techniques.

She conducts seminars for parents, teachers, colleges, and speaks for various organizations. She has built a working relationship with several physicians and schools in Columbus, Ohio and the Chicagoland area.  Check out Terry in the News


Meet Elina Greiff, Conscious Parent Coach/Speaker

Elina Greiff is an experienced Conscious Parenting Coach and a Gottman Certified Educator.

After working for over 20 years in the corporate world as an IT leader, coach and an emotional intelligence trainer, Elina realized that her passion was teaching and coaching parents on how to apply emotional intelligence concepts to parenting.

Elina coaches parents on how to uncover and replace their limiting beliefs with deeper self-awareness and more empowering, life-affirming beliefs.

Elina’s work incorporates the core principles of positive psychology, human motivation theories, child development research, and brain science. She believes that the sooner people learn emotional intelligence skills, the more fulfilling, meaningful and successful their lives will be. In order for parents to raise emotionally intelligent children, they have to be willing to learn those core principles themselves.

Parents who are more self-aware, can, in turn, help their children learn emotional awareness and self-regulation. Elina believes that when parents learn what it means to parent consciously – those ordinary, every-day moments of interaction between them and their children is where extraordinary lessons are learned and deeper connection is created.

Elina works with parents one-on-one as well as in group settings. In her work, she is employing research-based, proven strategies to teach and coach others on parenting with emotional intelligence. Elina’s passion is to help parents deeply understand and connect with their children and to restore creative collaboration, mutual respect, and joyfulness within the family home.

If you are a family needing help with children 8 years and older please schedule a Discovery Call with Elina at



Meet Jamie Strauss, Author/Speaker

Jamie Strauss has been with Working With Parents, LLC since 2014 writing blogs and newsletters, as well as collaborating with Terry on the first book, Revive Your Parenting, C.P.R. for Parents®, A Philosophy based on Compassion, Patience, and Respect. Jamie has over 10 years of experience with children, both in a school setting as a teacher and substitute, as well as in a home setting as a nanny and as a mother. Her degree in Education, coupled with a minor in English, made writing parenting blogs seem like a natural step after she became a mom herself. Jamie is now the co-author of Change Your Perspective, Improve Your Parenting.

Speaking History

  • The Ohio State University
  • Nationwide Mom’s
  • Dublin Community Recreation Center
  • Tutor Time, Primrose School. The Goddard School, Sunshine Nursery School, The Gardner School, YMCA and more
  • MOPS Groups in Central Ohio, Cleveland, and Chicago

In the Community

Terry strongly believes in getting involved in her community. She is an active member of several networks and organizations in Central Ohio.

  • Evolve Member (present)
  • NAWBO Member (2013-present)
  • WELD Networking Member (present)
  • Dames Bond (2015)
  • eWomen Network Member (2014)
  • Awesome Women in Business Board Member (2012-2015)
  • Dublin Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Club (2012)
  • Volunteered at Alvis House, helping moms get reconnected with their children.
  • Volunteered at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, giving parents a break while their little one is in the hospital.
  • She also supports other local entrepreneurs. Together we make a community, check them out on our Local Resource Page.

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