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
  • ​Baby Boomer Coaching
  • 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

Professional development


Family Centered Parenting®

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 a 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 7 grandchildren.



  • “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.