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Anne-Marije Bussink

Anne-Marije Bussink

Melbourne, VIC

Anne-Marije from 'The Inner Harmony Project' has a passion for helping women cultivate authentic and harmonious relationships in their lives through the practical skills of the 'Be Your Best' communication program. She has over 15 years of experience in teaching children and adults of all ages in group settings as well as in a 1:1 setting. From 2013 onwards, as a holistic counsellor and communication facilitator, Anne-Marije has organised and facilitated workshops, retreats and training programs in a variety of self-development topics such as meditation, wholehearted living and effective communication. Originally from The Netherlands; living in Australia Anne-Marije discovered just how ‘lost in translation’ she could be with the ‘slang-speaking’ Aussies. This led her to become fascinated by language and what makes people tick. So after she completed her theatre studies in 2006 she added qualifications in holistic counselling, family constellation work and effective communication whilst working in a variety of corporate and not-for-profit companies.

Clare Christie

Clare Christie

WA

Clare Christie from Harmony At Home is a parenting coach and professional family Counsellor with well over a decade of experience helping parents to achieve confidence in parenting and empowering them to make the journey both enjoyable and rewarding. Clare's success comes from supporting parents to build strong, connected relationships and her understanding that there is no 'one size fits all' approach to parenting offers unique solutions. Clare has presented hundreds of workshops in private, public and corporate arenas and has appeared on the ABC Life Matters programme as a parenting expert. Participants of Clare's workshops express how reassuring, real, down to earth and knowledgeable she is and what a dramatic difference her expertise makes to their parenting experience.

Cate Crombie

Cate Crombie

Brisbane, QLD

Cate Crombie has been an internationally accredited instructor of Effectiveness Training in Australia, since 1980. Cate is trained as an instructor in Parent Effectiveness Training (PET), Effectiveness Training for Women (ETW) and Be Your Best/Effectiveness Training for Personal and Professional Development (BYB). She served for several years as the CEO of ETIA Ltd. She also supported the Effectiveness Training Association Queensland (ETIAQ), when it was a registered training organization (RTO), by assisting with the coordination of nationally accredited parenting programs in Australia and South East Asia. Cate has worked in several roles with parents and schools for over 30 years including community education in interpersonal communication, parenting and anti-bullying as well as school/community liaison. Cate is often found facilitating communication workshops and sessions in a variety of settings including public workshops, hospitals, community centres, corporate organizations and private as well as state schools.

Elissa Woolley

Elissa Woolley

Bundaberg, QLD

I have worked with children and families for over 20 years. It was towards the end of my psychology degree that I formed a real interest in behaviour modification. I was so disappointed that the foundation of my behaviour unit was primarily based on rewards and punishment. I knew there had to be a better way. With 9 of my own children, I had the motivation to find a way to have my family function effectively without coercion and control as a way of changing behaviour. I came across the ETIA while on my search and it changed my life. I am now in the process of finishing my post graduate diploma in Relationship and Family Therapy. I love how P.E.T. creates more connected relationships between parents and their children, and it is so rewarding to be part of this positive change in families.

Fern Champion

Fern Champion

NSW

Fern is a Provisionally Registered Psychologist who works as a school counsellor at a number of schools in the mid-north coast of NSW. Her passion in life is to be an advocate and support person for children and young people. She has worked with children and young people in different capacities for the past 16 years including in early childhood education, child protection, as a school counsellor and most recently as a kids Yoga teacher. Fern has a special interest in parenting and believes that parents are best placed to model positive relationship skills to their children in order to promote positive mental health and overall wellbeing. Fern is also a mother of two beautiful young children who give her the opportunity to practice the P.E.T skills every day.

Geraldine Crisp

Geraldine Crisp

TAS

I am a wellbeing and relationship educator, qualified in the area of Social Science and Management with over 30 years’ experience. I believe that family and home life is the base line from which we conduct our other activities and interests. When our home life is safe and caring and based on integrity and respect we have more capacity to give the best version of ourselves to our daily activities. The Thomas Gordon communication model offers the necessary skills and strategies to create a lifestyle of open communication, respect and emotional wellbeing. I would love to share with you some of the parenting strategies and work of Thomas Gordon, please contact me for a one-to-one information session, to attend a parenting group or to participate in my online book group. Phone: 0417 542 847

Jacqui Bowden

Jacqui Bowden

Gold Coast, QLD

My passion is children. Their uniqueness and total undivided trust in us just inspires me everyday. I am excited to guide you towards becoming a more conscious individual and parent so you can model this attitude of wellbeing and joy to them ensuring they become the greatest versions of themselves in the world. I have two boys aged 6 years old and a 10 month old. I love to check in with myself and model this self-awareness to them so they grow up with this tool in their toolkit. They inspire me to be the best person and mother I can each day. I teach Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T), a style of Influential and Effective Communication for parents as well as the Be Your Best (B.Y.B) program which suits individuals looking for more personal development as well as power in their interactions and relationships. It is my strong belief that communication is a very overlooked pillar in wellbeing. If we aren't honouring our own needs and being attentive and respectful to others needs, then we form relationships that don't support our greatest life and speak to our own self-worth.

Jenny Percy

Jenny Percy

NSW

Jenny Percy is a professional certified life coach and the owner of Jenny Percy Coaching. In her coaching practice, Jenny supports mums of kids with unique needs to move from frustration and self-doubt to calm and confident, using a combination of powerful mindset tools and practical strategies. A former primary school teacher, stay-at-home and work-from-home mum over the past 20 years, Jenny combines her practical experience with her professional training - having obtained a Graduate Diploma in Psychology and life coaching certification - to help clients find the root cause of the situation and create the life they want. Jenny discovered Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T) and found it to be the ‘missing piece’ in her own parenting journey, and knew she had to become an instructor and share the relationship transformation it can provide.

Judith Richardson

Judith Richardson

VIC

Making changes doesn't have to be hard. Our programs teach us how to be real and authentic with ourselves and others. 1. Parenting Program P.E.T. It's rare to find a parent these days who isn't feeling stressed and tired from juggling life's demands. To benefit from P.E.T. you just need the desire to learn how to build warmer closer relationships with your children that will stand the test of teenagehood and beyond. P.E.T. is just the right balance of learning powerful and practical communication skills and a philosophy that will support you in creating harmony in your home. Parents graduate from their training feeling calmer and more confident and competent to handle their parenting and lifestyle challenges. 2. Be Your Best Program - a personal empowerment program for everyone: With all the skills of P.E.T. but with more emphasis on taking more control of your life and becoming way more assertive and getting more of your personal needs met! Great program for anyone who wants to be more effective and highly recommended for parents also. “I discovered ways to find peaceful resolutions to conflicts and how to break certain patterns within my life. I feel more skilled in how to maintain deep personal relationships through honest and authentic communication.” Kim Victoria, Dandenong Ranges. 3. Instructor Training: Becoming a BYB or P.E.T. instructor is one of the most rewarding things I have done. If you really want to become a Master Communicator, this is a great way to do it. I offer training in a variety of ways to allow flexibility to suit our busy lives. Please call to discuss. 4. Instructor Refreshers: A fun way for instructors to stay current and connected or to get coaching for re-entering teaching. These can be 1:1 or in a small group, either in person or via Zoom. Whatever your needs, I look forward to talking with you and exploring the possibilities these wonderful programs offer. Warm regards, Judith Please call me on M:0416036961 or [email protected]

Kate Horne

Kate Horne

VIC

Learning this way of communicating has been invaluable for me in parenting with compassion and connection, and has changed how I see and experience all relationships. Hence I have a deep passion for sharing this way of relating, with as many people as possible.

Kathryn Tonges

Kathryn Tonges

Online Australia & NZ, QLD

I have been deeply rewarded seeing positive transformations in families by teaching P.E.T. effective communication skills since 1978. My two sons are now parents, and I am witness to their natural use of P.E.T. skills in all their interactions with children and people. My passion is to share these skills with others through these options: 1. Parent Effectiveness Training - for parents, grandparents, carers. 2. Be Your Best – personal empowerment skills for self, relationships, and the workplace. 3. Teacher Effectiveness Training – increases the quality of interactions between student and teacher with more teaching-learning time. 4. Instructor Training - I am a Master Trainer of P.E.T., B.Y.B., T.E.T. and Y.E.T. for ETIA Ltd. In my teaching career I taught from early childhood to tertiary level focusing on Child Development and Communication Skills. I lived in Beijing for seven years and conducted P.E.T. and B.Y.B. courses for expatriates as well as training expatriates to become P.E.T. instructors. I have written for parenting magazines in Beijing and Australia and blog for my website The Parent Within (theparentwithin.com). Whilst in Beijing I co-authored a book with P.E.T. Instructors I had trained, to help expatriate children cope with the changes in their life. In the last couple of years I have taken on the position of President of ETIA Ltd. Children, parenting, and effective communications continues to be my passion as I share these courses both online (Australia and NZ) or face to face in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast as well as coaching parents individually.

Larissa Dann

Larissa Dann

ACT

I am an experienced P.E.T. instructor, having taught P.E.T. since 1996 to over 1000 parents. Importantly, I use the P.E.T. skills while raising my children - I endeavour to 'practice what I preach'. I have an Honours degree in Science, a Diploma in Counselling, and am an accredited mediator. In 2007 I was awarded the ACT Adult Learning Outstanding Teacher/Tutor award. Professionally, I worked as a counsellor, then manager, in a community organisation that specialised in counselling parents, children and young people. As manager and worker, I found the P.E.T. skills to be transferable across the workplace. I am a passionate advocate of P.E.T., and have presented posters on the topic at several international parenting conferences, as well as writing several articles on various aspects of P.E.T. I am a past member of the board of ETIA, and was the voluntary CEO in 2009/10. I am a blogger and writer, writing for my own website, and as both a paid and unpaid blogger on local and international websites.

Leeann Horrill

Leeann Horrill

Sunshine Coast, QLD

I am a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Parent Effectiveness Training instructor. I have been intensively studying parenting and child development since my son was born in 2006. I am passionate about PET because it helps parents to listen deeply and build warm loving relationships with their children whilst also giving parents practical skills for gaining cooperation from their kids, without using coercion and control. The foundation of effective communication and relationship skills provided by PET helps parents raise responsible, resilient kids and makes parenting easier and more joyful!

Monica Purcell

Monica Purcell

NSW

I am a qualified Social Worker (MSW) with 6 years experience working with children and families across Sydney. I am passionate about promoting children's rights to increase safety and well-being for children and young people. I am currently employed as Parenting Facilitator with Nepean Community & Neighbourhood Services. My position is funded by the Department of Communities and Justice to provide parenting education group programs and specialist support free to communities in Penrith and NSW. I have held previous roles as School Counsellor and Family Caseworker, among others.

Melissa Strader

Melissa Strader

Redlands, Brisbane and Gold Coast, QLD

Melissa is passionate about children and parenting! In fact, it was from her personal desire to parent well that her business, Enjoy Parenting was born. Her ongoing vision is to help parents, and teachers build stronger relationships with children based on connection and empathy. For it is only with happier parents that we will have happier children. Melissa supports families to achieve greater calmness and connection. Melissa has over 25 years of experience working with children, teachers and parents and is continuing to learn every day how to become a better parent to her own two children. She is proud to be an authorised Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) Instructor with Gordon Training International. Melissa is Reality Therapy Certified (RTC) with the William Glasser Institute of Australia and a registered teacher and Art Therapist.

Purnima Gurung

Purnima Gurung

ACT

Purnima is a widely experienced facilitator, trainer, life coach and mediator. She is an authorised instructor for Parent Effectiveness, and Be Your Best (Personal) Effectiveness training. Purnima is also a certified Neuro Linguistic Programming coach, Alternative Dispute and Conflict Resolution Mediator, and Workplace Trainer. Clients most frequently describe Purnima as warm, supportive, experienced, engaging, practical, down to earth, and someone with a passion for growth and learning. Through her activities Purnima strives to embody her vision of a loving, peaceful and connected world. In 2005 she completed her training in PET as a means to enhance her family relationships. She believes that all parents want to give their children the best. Purnima sees PET as a powerful method for parents to build strong and sustainable connections in their relationships with their children and families.

Ros Lockley

Ros Lockley

Canberra, ACT

As a mediator and mother of four including 13yo twins, I know how tough it can be as a parent but I also know how amazing it can be. Learning the joy of Parent Effectiveness Training changed my life. Now I want to pass these skills on to as many parents as possible. My classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings during school terms. Next course starts on Tuesday 19 and online Thursday 21 July. website: www.communikeys.com.au email: [email protected] phone: 0448 242 101

Shirley Dalton

Shirley Dalton

NSW

Hi and welcome to the site. My passion in life is personal development (mine and everybody else's). I love Thomas Gordon's Effectiveness Training philosophy and tools. I have been an accredited instructor since 2000 and am privileged to assist business owners, managers and employees to improve their relationships at work and at home by becoming more self aware and learning how to communicate better. You can learn how to say no, how to fight clean and how to have fabulous relationships. We offer public programs as well as tailored programs for you and your organisation. Please call Shirley for more information or check out her website www.shirleydalton.com and register to receive our Weekly Thoughts - your weekly dose of inspiration, education and support.

Sophie Nie

Sophie Nie

Doncaster, Melbourne, VIC

I have been trying for years to find ways to improve parent-child relationship as well as all interpersonal relationships. P.E.T. (Parent Effectiveness Training) program is the best and ultimate solution. It has brought me to a new world and completely changed my view towards life and relationship. As a P.E.T. instructor, I am happy to share with parents how P.E.T. program works magically on improving parent-child relationship and facilitating personal growth. Having achieved Master of Arts in teaching, I am professional and passionate in facilitating people through learning process. With Chinese background, I offer P.E.T. courses in Chinese and English language. M: 0419836933 E: [email protected]

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About ETIA

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).

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