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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.

Geraldine Crisp

Geraldine Crisp

TAS

I am a parent and relationship educator and qualified in the area of Social Science and Management with over 25 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 family and community. The PET parenting program and the Thomas Gordon communication model offers the necessary skills and strategies to create a lifestyle of open communication 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

Judith Richardson

Judith Richardson

VIC

I believe we have been longing our whole lives to be real and authentic with ourselves and others - these programs teach us how. 1. P.E.T. Program 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

Kathryn Tonges

Kathryn Tonges

Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD

I began conducting 'Parent Effectiveness Training' courses in 1978 and have been deeply rewarded by seeing the positive transformations within families. I am filled with gratitude that the effective communication skills I learnt with P.E.T. have underpinned all the interactions with children and people in my life since then. My two sons are now parents and I am witness to their natural use of P.E.T. skills. In my teaching career I taught from early childhood to tertiary level focusing on Child Development and Communication Skills. Children, parenting, and effective communications became my passion. I lived in Beijing for seven years and conducted P.E.T. and BYB 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. Since returning to Australia in 2014 I have taken on the positions of State Executive Officer for ETIA Queensland and more recently President of ETIA Ltd. I am also a National Trainer of Instructors for ETIA Ltd. for P.E.T., B.Y.B., T.E.T. and Y.E.T. My passion to teach P.E.T. courses continues 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!

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.

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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