I am a wife to Eric, who is the most supportive, creative, handy, not to mention handsome husband, mom to three unique, sparkly, amazing kiddos, an AMI trained Montessorian, and Mad2Glad certified parent coach. I am an introvert who loves public speaking, I am passionate about children, peaceful parenting, as well as Montessori. My favorite thing to do is to get lost in a book. I love to laugh, play jokes, and groan at my husbands’ awful dad jokes. You will most likely find me hanging out with my kids doing some kind of project-- although slime is my nemesis! We recently discovered travel as a family and have been to some pretty amazing places in already. Showing the world to my children is amazing! 

In my past I was the co-founder of a group of Montessori schools in the Twin Cities. We employed 91 staff members and served 400 students. Strong leadership and early childhood education are my jam. Parent Coaching fits into my personal philosophy because I have an intrinsic belief that all people (parents and kids) are good and want to do what is right, sometimes they need a little direction and help with communication. 

Potrait of Summer Picha, business and parent coach


In an ever-changing world, parenting the “right way” might seem like an impossible task. Enter Grit & Grace Lifestyle, which came from weaving my industry know-how with my background in early childhood education, social work, Montessori and Mad to Glad Certified Parent Coaching—not to mention my personal experience as a parent to three children!

Business coaching working with businesswomen