About the Author

Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D.I contribute to this blog to help parents guide their adolescent children to grow up to be happy, success, responsible, independent adults.

I’ve been CEO of Performance Support Systems, Inc., since 1987. In 1988 I developed MindFrames, a personality assessment based on cognitive neuroscience. In 1994 I created 20/20 Insight, an online multi-source behavior feedback system, used by millions of people worldwide. I’m also the creator of ProStar Coach, an online virtual coaching service for developing personal strengths and people skills. Over the years, these programs have helped millions of people worldwide grow stronger for the challenges of work and life. During this 25-year span I’ve nurtured a passionate interest in the human brain – how it develops, learns and makes decisions. These days I spend most of my time writing about personal development, communication skills, personal strength and parenting teens.

ProStar Coach was originally created for success-oriented adults and people in the workplace who want to give themselves an edge to achieve their goals. Because of its rich content in the area of personal strengths and people skills, along with its emphasis on engaging critical thinking in learning exercises and changing behavior patterns, it’s an outstanding personal development tool for teens and parents of teens. A special customized version, Strong for Parenting, is designed for parents. Strong for Success is ideal for young adults.