“When I read ‘Be your Best’ it captured my interest immediately and having done the course I found the skills and techniques I was learning could be applied to all aspects of my life. The course showed me practical ways of dealing with situations of problem areas of communication and having shared these issues with other members of the course, revealed I was not alone. It’s a course for people who feel there’s room for improvement in communication skills.”- Janice
“I highly recommend the ‘Be Your Best’ course. Skills learned in this course help you to communicate more effectively in all aspects of your life by active listening, resolving conflict and achieving personal goals. Thanks to the skills of this course and my increased awareness of my needs I confidently applied for a new job and was successful. Consider this course a ‘tune-up’ for your everyday communication skills. It’s a life enriching opportunity.”- Jenifer
“After taking the P.E.T. course and instructor course, the B.Y.B. course really gave me the chance to internalise the skills and helped me to start practising the skills with my husband and other adult relationships. All these 3 courses mentioned have changed my life. I am much more aware of my own needs and it has made me happier and a more confident person. Because of using the skills I feel myself a better person than before. These courses have been like psychotherapy for me.”- Sari
“I feel much more empowered to control and set goals for my life. On top of that I have an awareness of how to communicate effectively about my needs and dreams in my relationships – friends, husband, boss or co-workers. The very professional and empathic coaching of my instructor (and course participants) gave me personal empowerment to define my needs and communicate them in my relationships in a respectful and constructive way.”- Hanne
“I have participated in Effectiveness Training courses 3 times now. Each time for a different reason. Be Your Best has not only given me communicative skills for my complex family relationships, it has helped me in dealing with conflict in the workplace and everyday life with any situation. I now constantly ask myself, “Who owns this problem?” Be Your Best (and Parent Effectiveness Training) has been so beneficial for my life and I highly recommend it to anyone.”- Hayley
The Effectiveness Training Institute of Australia (ETIA) Ltd is a not-for-profit, community based organisation that is dedicated to making courses in communication and conflict resolution skills available and accessible to all people in Australia.
ETIA’s mission is to provide individuals with effective communication and conflict resolution skills to build connected, harmonious relationships.
Our inspiration and programs come from the late Dr Thomas Gordon who is the author and founder of Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) program and Gordon Training International (GTI).