Joe Van Deuren Bio


Joseph Van Deuren, or “Mr. Joe”, as his students refer to him, established Balanced Life Skills as a martial arts school in 2003 to teach self-defense in a global manner and help children and families through character education, coaching, and community service to improve the quality of life.  As a parent coach and child advocate, he helps families bring out the best in their children and themselves using the Virtues & Four C’s of Successful Families.

Adjunct instructor at AACC (TEACH Institute) 2011-2021

  • Parenting class instructor
  • Anger Management instructor
  • Diffusing Aggressive situations
  • Creating a Culture of Peace in the Classroom
  • Motivating Students in School
  • Helping students with anger issues
  • Kids At Hope Schools facilitator
  • Youth Suicide Awareness QPR trainer

Parent & Child Coach / Consultant

  • Member of ICF (International Coaching Federation)

Now living in Naples, Florida I am still coaching parents and children all over the United States. My new website is  

You can reach me at 410-320-8564 or by email