Debbie Bushell, MEd, BEd, DipT is a certified Parent Coach and Resilience Coach for teenagers and children. With over 300 presentations to parent and professional groups, along with guest appearances on radio, Debbie has earned her reputation as a respected parenting specialist, coach, and motivational speaker.
More than 25 years’ experience working with teenagers and parents has led Debbie to develop unique programs to coach parents in effective strategies for parenting adolescents. Common elements in Debbie’s programs include establishing consistent, healthy boundaries; building confidence, self-esteem, resilience, listening and emotional intelligence; mutual respect; warm, loving, understanding relationships; open communication; and strong all-around support. Debbie draws upon her academic background and current research in education, professional coaching, and psychology to offer up-to-date strategies for positively influencing pre-teen and adolescent development.
Debbie 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 is a trained facilitator of the How to Drug Proof my Child program. Mother of two amazing teens and significant aunty to seven others, Debbie resides in Perth, Australia.