P20 Talks 2018 Presenters

Cindy Russell is the Sydney based Founder of The Peaceful Mind Project which teaches skills for creating and maintaining a peaceful mind in today's busy world. Herself a sufferer of anxiety, OCD and panic attacks up till the age of 23, Cindy is passionate educating others in skills that support a peaceful mind and peaceful life.

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Deborah McNelis, MSEd, is a Milwaukee, Minnesota 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, her "Puberty Girls" and "Puberty Boys" series are in 100,000 homes and printed in 10 languages.


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 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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Kate Power is co-author and illustrator of the international best selling child protection book My Underpants RULE! A former Sydney police officer handling hundreds of difficult incidences involving children, Kate felt it was imperative to protect children though more proactive education. She is a popular keynote speaker and Co-host of Ya That Game's Safe Keeping Coaching Club.

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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), education systems, and provides monthly coaching sessions via her Cool, Calm Connected Club with Ya That Game.com.

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Kevin Henry is a Honolulu, Hawaii USA based diversity literacy expert and co-host of The Diversity CommUnity with Ya That Game.com.  Previously Director of Diversity for the city of Bellevue, Washington for over twenty years, and eight year host of a radio program dedicated to discussions of diversity, Kevin regularly advises community groups and corporations and is a popular media guest.

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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 Boston, Massachusetts, USA based creator of The Life Skills Report Card, a best selling author and Founder of the international consciousness movement Parenting 2.0. Parenting 2.0 has more than 8k members in over 100 countries. Marlaine is also President of Parenting 2.0's educational non-profit arm, The Global Presence.

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Niti Kapoor, Ph.D, is a positive psychologist, Executive Coach & Consultant with CEB Shl Talent measurement in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Founder of two companies - Strategic Links and Triple I - she has supported over 10,000 students in making informed career choices and guides organizations in developing high performing teams and inspiring leaders.

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Marlaine Cover Founder of Parenting 2.0

Reeta Passi is a Parenting Coach with Nouvel Era in Pune, Maharashtra, India.  A member of the Education Professionals Forum in Pune and Chairperson for the Kuwait Chapter of All Ladies League – the World’s First International Women’s Forum for women empowerment. 

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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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Tony Ryan, B.Ed, is the Brisbane based author of ‘The Next Generation: Preparing Today’s Kids For An Extraordinary Future’.  An expert in the arena of the sustainable future of learning systems, he has directly worked with over 1000 schools, colleges and universities in 10 countries around the world. Tony is also the co-founder of School2School, an organization that encourages 1st world schools to support schools in less developed countries. 

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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, self-care and life-skill development. 

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Yvonne Sum, D.M.D, is co-founder of 5Echo, a global leadership consultancy. Based in Malaysia, she facilitates executive coaching programs that drive senior executives through their 4G (Gender, Generational, Generosity, Global) challenges by disruptive thinking. 

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