We are pleased to announce that Debbie Bushell will be presenting a stage presentation at the 2011 Positive Schools Conference in Perth



Debbie has earned the reputation as a respected Perth based parenting specialist, resilience coach and motivational speaker. She has presented to over 300 audiences throughout WA on important topics that aim to inspire, encourage and support parents and professionals who work with children. Debbie has appeared as guest on popular radio stations, ABC Perth, ABC regional, 6PR and various centers for the School of the Air.


With more than 20 years experience working with teenagers and parents, Debbie has developed the unique program, ‘Connect with my Teen’, to provide parents with highly effective strategies that positively impact relationships and the way parents relate to their children or teenagers. Common elements to Debbie’s programs are the importance of consistent and healthy boundaries, confidence, self esteem, resilience, listening and emotional intelligence, mutual respect, warmth, loving relationships, understanding others, open communication and strong all round support. Debbie draws her ideas from the academic fields of education, professional coaching and positive psychology and provides up-to-date strategies that positively impact stages of pre-teen and adolescent development.


Debbie believes in the importance of parents seeking information and strategies before problems arise and having a ‘pro-active’ approach to each stage of parenting. She affirms that the more support parents receive the better their level of awareness, confidence and competence will be in dealing with children and their distinct challenges. At the forefront of her work is the emphasis on building strong relationships.


Debbie has an education background and holds a Master of Education in School Leadership, a Bachelor of Education in Career Education and Counselling, a Certificate in Parent Coaching (ICF accredited) and she is a trained facilitator of the How to Drug Proof my Child program. Debbie is the mother of two amazing teens and significant aunty to 7 others.


Awe-Inspiring is a good word to describe Debbie Bushell. The respected parent-teen coach is at once practical and inspirational. Local mums and dads who attended her recent session walked away with a stash of good ideas to put into practice at home. The Golden Mail, Kalgoorlie