P20 Talks 2018 Presenters


Alexanndra Bailey 
is a Sydney, New South Wales Australia based educator, parent and globally mindful citizen.  Originally trained in International Relations and Communications, she mentors adults and leads groups of students to International Model United Nations Conferences where they learn crucial social skills in socially safe and supportive environments.

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Anayah Joi Holilly is the Brisbane, Queensland, Australia based founder of Angel Heart Radio and the author of the upcoming "The Angel Code: Journey Into The Words Whispered To Me". A certified Angel Intuitive, Anayah is passionate assisting others in  connecting with their angel teams.

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Cindy Russell is the Founder of The Peaceful Mind Project which teaches skills for creating and maintaining a peaceful mind in today's busy world. Based in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, she suffered anxiety, OCD and panic attacks up till the age of 23, and is passionate now teaching the skills that support a peaceful mind and and life.

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David Penglase, B.Bus, MBA is a Sydney, New South Wales Australia based behavioural scientist and author. Using evidence-based research in the field of Positive Psychology, David helps top tier corporations harness the power of TRUST to enhance relationships and boost personal and professional success.

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Deborah McNelis, M.Ed, is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA based Early Brain Development Specialist and Founder of Brain Insights LLC. Creator of the Neuro-Nurturing Interaction Packets and Naturally Developing Young Brains activity packets, she has also published Transitions for Infants & Toddlers and Transitions for Preschoolers brain packets in collaboration with Redleaf Press. 

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Dianne Todaro-Wells is the author of multiple parenting books that equip parents in their role as sexual literacy educators. Based in Sydney, New South Wales Australia, her "Puberty Girls" and "Puberty Boys" series are in 100,000 homes and printed in 10 languages.

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Dina Cooper is a Sydney based Leadership Coach for Parents and Teachers with a special focus on work life balance and emotional literacy. Drawing on her qualifications in psychology, change management, NLP and Neuro-Semantics, she teaches self-regulation and communication skills essential for thriving in the complexities of the 21st century.

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Elly Taylor is the creator of Becoming Us: an 8 stage model that supports the transition of couples into parenthood. Based in Sydney, she has been a columnist for Practical Parenting, Resident Counsellor for Fairfax’s Daily Life website and served on advisory panels for Monash University, Newcastle University and the Australian Catholic University research projects. 

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Emma Grey is the Canberra, ACT, Australia based author of "Wits’ End Before Breakfast! Confessions of a Working Mum" (2005), teen novel "Unrequited," and co-author of  "I Don’t Have Time" (2017).  Following the sudden death of her husband Jeff in 2016, Emma has also written on grief, post-traumatic growth, and the power of vulnerability and community during personal tragedy and recovery.

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Erik Robertson is a Life Coach based in Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands. Author of "Oops! The Parenting Handbook", and contributing author to Bryan Tracy's book "Transform" Your Life, Business and Health, Erik works as a change agent in the fields of Education as well as with teams of mentally and physically challenged people.


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Heather Price, B.Soc.Sci. (Couns.), Mb.QCA, PACFA.has enjoyed numerous educational roles in the fields of family, health, and wellbeing. Based presently in Sydney, New South Wales Australia, she has operated a private practice in shamanic vibrational-energy-healing for the past twenty years. 


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Isiah McKimmie is a Couples Therapist, Sex Therapist and Sexologist passionate about meaningful connection, powerful intimacy and loving sex. She holds a Masters degree in Relational Psychotherapy, a Masters degree in Science of Medicine (Sexual Counselling/Psychosexual Therapy), a Post-Graduate Diploma of Sexology and a Certificate from the Institute for the Advanced Studies of Human Sexuality.

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Jan Roberts has spent more than 35 years in the arena of preconception healthcare for prospective parents. Recognising the 4 months before conception as the real first trimester, she has authored multiple books and educated people around the globe on the very best means to assure the physical and mental wellbeing of the next generation. 

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Joanne Orlando, Ph.D, is a Sydney based child-technology expert who provides information essential to ensuring technology is a positive part of children's lives. A regular TV and radio presenter, she also advises industry (Apple, Google) and educational institutions.

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Kristy Goodwin, Ed.D, is a Sydney based digital literacy expert and author of Raising Your Child in a Digital World. Regularly featured in TV media, Kristy educates individuals of all ages on the impact of screens on children's learning, wellbeing and development.

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“Mama Marlaine” Cover, MPA, is the San Francisco, CA, USA based creator of The Life Skills Report Card, author of Kissing the Mirror and Founder of Parenting 2.0. Marlaine found her service path after failing massively in the Life Skills arena and learning firsthand the Life Skills educational process warranted far greater compassion, reverence, and professional participation.

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Marci Stedman is a Sydney based, globally educated, pioneering expert in referral marketing. Having experienced personally the challenge of the climb, she is passionate assisting adults in identifying their "Core Truths"  and aligning them with secure earned income. 

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Najla Turk (pronounced ‘Nudge-la’) is a speaker, facilitator, coach and founder of ConnEQt, an organisation committed to social and economic development. Author of "The Art of Diversity" she is dedicated to empowering executives with skills essential for capitalising on diversity in corporate settings.

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Robyn Mills has a PhD in Psychology and 45 years experience as a health professional, including as a psychologist, general and psychiatric nurse and Life Skills educator. Based in Melbourne, she is passionate about creating a world with heart where everyone flourishes. 

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Rosina McAlpine, PhD is the CEO of Win Win Parenting, author of the Inspired Children Life Skills series and contributing editor of Inspired Children: how the leading minds of today raise their kids. Based in Wollongong, New South Wales, her practical research-based programs support working families in managing day-to-day challenges of family life and teaching their children key life skills.

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Rowena Thomas has provided sexuality programs in greater Sydney primary schools for over 20 years. With many adults unaware of the ways in which advanced technology is introducing children to the topic of sex at increasingly younger ages, Rowena provides educational programs to both adults and children today.

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Sebastian Grey is eight years old and in Year 2. Based in Canberra, ACT he lost his father - historian Jeffrey Grey - unexpectedly of heart disease at age five. Today, Seb is serving as the architect of a new paradigm for 21st century Life Skills by sharing his skills for managing grief and post traumatic growth at P20 Talks 2018 Sydney. 


Stella Stead, BEd, is an advocate for early childhood development and Founder of Above and Beyond Consulting.   Core to her teaching is that anything we choose to do in life should be because we want to. Not just for the money, not for the status, but because it brings pure joy.

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Susan Dockerill is the founder of "Life Works," a Project of Life Works United Charitable Programs. Life Works mission is improving the quality of life by providing free and affordable Life Skills education.  She is also the program director of Life Works Parenting Tools in Stuart, Florida, an organisation made up of a team of professional educators and life coaches devoted to enriching children’s lives through parent and teacher education.

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Tracy Tresidder is a Sydney based ICF Professional Certified Coach, author and international speaker. Through Coaching 4 Teenagers, which she founded in 2003, Tracy educates teens in the arenas of personal empowerment, emotional intelligence, and self-care. 

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