Hi I’m Kari,


an author, researcher and speaker and I have dedicated my complete career to supporting people who care for, and work with, children. Anxiety and depression among children and adolescents are on the rise both in Australia and around the world. I help parents, grandparents, carers, early childhood educators and teachers plant the seeds of mental fitness, resilience and emotional wellbeing for future generations.

Some ways I can help…

Books and Programs

With a foundation based on the science of child development and positive psychology Kari helps parents, and other caring adults, to become more confident in helping their children develop mental fitness and the ability to cope with the challenges today’s fast paced world throws their way.


Get more information about Kari’s speaking topics, workshops, future speaking dates and how to book Kari for your upcoming event.


Kari consults personally with parents, step parents, carers, grandparents and other caring adults who want to discuss the precious children in their lives.

Kari is trusted by …


My programs, books and keynotes incorporate the latest research from the fields of Positive Psychology, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Emotional Intelligence and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).


I often get asked for advice about particular issues, so I’ve pulled together some of my articles and other free resources for you.


I feel honoured to have developed associations and relationships with these organisations that strengthen our community, educators and families.


Here is a small sampling of what some of Kari’s happy clients are saying about working with her..