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Kerry Spina offers professional development programs and coaching for parents, educators and leaders. She takes a values and strengths-based approach to health and wellbeing.

Helping people live their best lives.

Who is it for?

Educators who want better results in their classroom with evidence-based strategies and effective tools

Parents and carers who want to raise emotionally resilient, mentally strong and connected children. 

People who want to focus more on their health and wellbeing to set healthy boundaries to future proof their energy

Professional development workshops and coaching

Health and Wellbeing

Providing educators, parents and carers with evidence-based tools to work on their own wellbeing, enabling them to bring out the best in themselves and others.

A Professional Development workshop focussed on health and wellbeing. We examine the factors that positively influence wellbeing and how these can be applied each day in caring for ourselves and the children in our care.

Harmony In The Classroom

Creating harmony every day: using values and growth mindset to cultivate the inner qualities we want for children and to foster a culture of care and connection.

The workshop will develop self-awareness and cultivate a culture of care and connection. It is based on positive psychology principles and is focussed on values, virtues and strengths. It provides connection-focused and practical tools that can be used each day to enhance social, emotional and mental wellbeing. Throughout this workshop there is an emphasis on promoting positive behaviours, self-awareness and supporting children’s relationships with others.

Can-Do Mindset In The Classroom

Future proofing children to nurture their mental and emotional resilience.

CAN-DO Growth Mindset is a concept developed by Kerry that provides a way for educators to encourage children to learn about their ‘thinking’ and ‘mindset’. It shows how their thoughts play a significant role in the way they view their options and the choices they make in bringing out the best in themselves and others.

The workshop provides the theory behind Growth Mindset and the Can-Do Toolkit and demonstrates ways to confidently use the language of Growth Mindset with these resources every day in creative and engaging ways.

Choice Guidance In The Classroom

An innovative guidance method that replaces managing children’s behaviour to guiding children’s behaviour, enabling educators to nurture confident, self-motivated, engaged and self-aware learners.

Choice Guidance is a method developed by Kerry based on Growth Mindset research that shows parents and educators how to build better connections and relationships with children and develop a child’s choice making abilities.

The Choice Guidance Method empowers children to develop self-awareness of the choices available to them. It helps to cultivate positive relationships skills, positive communication skills and to develop social and emotional skills.

** Choice Guidance differs from the CAN-DO Mindset in that it is a method of verbal skills training based on growth mindset, while the CAN-DO Mindset is a selection of strategies and associated tools that assist educators and parents in developing a positive mindset for children.

Coaching and Mentoring

Gathering decades of experience in the world of human potential Kerry helps you to discover your strengths and align with your values to live optimally and with confidence, purpose and passion. 

Strengths Profiles - Personal and Teams. 

One-on-One Personal and Professional Empowerment.

Advisory Role in Values Integration and Alignment in Policies and Procedures.

Advisory Role in Behaviour Guidance and Wellbeing Alignment in Policies and Procedures.

Team Building, Goal Getting and Flourishing Wellbeing.

For more information and to book Kerry for your next workshop please reach out using any of the below contact methods.

Email: [email protected] 

Phone: 0448648588

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Calling all parents, educators and leaders wanting to create harmony every day, in all areas of your life? Helping you to realign with your values and use your mindset to bring out the best in yourself and others. Reclaim your energy and your passion for who you are and what you do!

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Kerry's Qualifications

  • Diploma of Counselling
  • Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing
  • Accredited Strengths Practitioner
  • Cert 4 in Professional Life Coaching
  • Advanced training in ACT Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Choice Theory and Lead Management – William Glasser
  • Trainer Facilitator Circle of Security Facilitator
  • Accredited Parent Talk System Trainer
  • Facilitator Trainer 1.2.3 Magic 
  • MBSR Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 
  • Fun Friends Facilitator
  • Certified NLP Practitioner and Coach
  • Practitioner of Hypnotherapy
  • Certified Adult Yoga Teacher
  • Qualified Children’s Yoga Teacher
  • Certificate in Neuroscience Academy with Dr Sarah McKay
  • First Aid - Blue Card

"Armed with exuberance and commitment, Kerry can be relied upon to deliver fit for purpose sessions, tailor-made to the needs and knowledge base of staff."

I have attended several of Kerry's PD sessions, as a teacher and as a leader, and have found them nurturing and thought-provoking. Each presentation brings something new and builds on previous sessions, assisting participants to make links between known and new knowledge. Armed with exuberance and commitment, Kerry can be relied upon to deliver fit for purpose sessions, tailor-made to the needs and knowledge base of staff. She blends theory with practice and equips teachers with a toolkit to practise their learning in a real sense.

 
Change within an organisation can be challenging, particularly regarding beliefs about children, pedagogy, and classroom culture. Kerry works closely with leaders to ensure that the sessions offered are responsive to the needs of staff. This is enacted in a manner that keeps at its core, authentic respect for the teaching profession and the inherent knowledge within it. She works intentionally at stretching individual and group comfort zones within a safe space; whilst acknowledging the journey that change requires.
 
March 2021 - Teacher/Leader - Independent School, Queensland

"Kerry was open to make whatever we needed, happen!’ – Anthea Lewis, member of the

St Anthony’s Parents and Friends Association."

Our Parents and Friends (P&F) Association engaged with Kerry to organise growth mindset sessions for our parents and carers. The aim was to complement professional development our school’s teaching staff had recently received. As a parent body, we felt it was key to offer our school community a similar opportunity to support a foundational understanding of what growth mindset is and what it looks like in practice. It offered parents and carers the chance to become familiar with the language and thinking behind growth mindset. The sessions helped to create a way for parents and carers to connect home with the classroom and gain valuable insights into their child’s learning and well-being.

Kerry worked with me to shape the sessions to provide a solid introduction as well as incorporating pointers on how to support our children through their mistakes. To see Kerry in her element presenting such a powerful topic puts a smile on your face. The way Kerry blends her life lessons and vulnerabilities as a parent in with her professional experience as a parent educator, has a way of making everyone feel at ease and comfortably human.

The Townsville and surrounding communities are so fortunate to have such a quality educator and speaker as accessible as we do. I’d highly recommend engaging with Kerry Spina to discuss the possibilities for your next information session or event.