Dr. Richard C. Horowitz has been working with individuals and families for over 40 years. As a professional educator, agency provider and coach he has filled a variety of roles including school administrator and CEO of a case management organization.  He and his wife founded Growing Great Relationships a coaching/training practice to help families, and individuals face the challenges of creating fulfilling and productive lives.

Dr. Horowitz holds a BA in Psychology, a MS in Educational Administration and Supervision and a Doctorate in Educational Administration.  He has served as an adjunct professor in the School Psychology Department at Farleigh Dickinson University and the Graduate Education Department at Caldwell University. He is a past–president, trustee and group facilitator for Men Mentoring Men, a non-profit organization supporting men and the redefining of masculinity.

Dr. Horowitz, a highly evaluated presenter, has worked with hundreds of families and adults on issues concerning family life and career choices. 

He is the author of “Family Centered Parenting - Your Guide For Growing Great Families” and serves as a volunteer job coach with unemployed veterans.

Jane Horowitz is a relationship coach who has worked for over 25 years with organizations, individuals and families on problem resolution and life-skills enhancement. She has served as Executive Director of a non-profit agency providing services, advocacy and coaching to individuals and families with disabilities. She is the 2010 recipient of the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities Family Advocate Award. Jane is a highly evaluated presenter with a successful track record in empowering individuals to overcome complex challenges.

Together they have 6 children and 6 grandchildren.


Growing Great Relationships is a coaching/training practice devoted to enhancing life skills in a variety of settings for children and families, educators, human services professionals and individuals. Our three divisions - Family Centered Parenting®,  Professional Education and Training,  and Coaching all focus on helping individuals and organizations define and meet their goals to lead a more fulfilling and abundant life.

  • Life Coaching
  • ​Retirement Planning
  • Career Coaching
  • Life Coaching For Men
  • OK To Be A Man blog
  • Family Centered Parenting - Your Guide for Growing Great Families 
  • Parenting Education 
  • Special Education Advocacy
  • Parenting/Family Coaching


Family Centered Parenting®

the cornerstone for fulfillment



  • “Excellent! - Wow! Excellent program. I felt grounded just listening to Richard and Jane. I really liked the inclusive aspects of the family meeting and the skills it promotes. The tips on oppositional behavior were excellent. I wish all couples could take a class from Richard and Jane before having kids--Parenting 101 and Beyond!  Great work--thank you!” (RW)
  • "Thanks for really good coaching session ... Focusing on real issues among the crap, validating my issues and coming up with action plan." (HG)
  • “Awesome presenter. Could have listened for hours.” Overall speaker rating 100% excellent & good. (Conference Evaluation)

who we are

  • For educators - classroom management, responding to behavioral challenges and parental involvement.
  • For human service professionals - youth development, working with educators, crisis intervention strategies, effective communication skills.

Professional development