About Joy

Joy sees herself as an agent of change. With her combined passion and experience in parenting, education, professional development, and wellness she is able to give you a comprehensive look into the modern world of parenting, relationships, and personal and professional development.

Joy has worked as a teacher, trainer, and parent educator in various schools and corporate settings for over 20 years. Her experience teaching in both public and private schools, training managers in large companies and running an educational non-profit organization has helped her understand the unique needs of culturally, ethnically and socially diverse groups.

Most recently Joy delivers training and workshops internationally through Positive Discipline UK. Concurrently she also works as a secondary teacher at The American School in London, England, where she successfully implements Positive Discipline in the classroom and delivers teacher training and parent education courses within her school and community.

Joy’s Master Degree in Education from Hofstra University is secondary to the education and experience she has achieved from her successes and challenges as a teacher to thousands of students. Joy has a lifelong commitment and passion for child development and education. It is her mission to share her knowledge and experience with both teachers and parents around the globe.

Joy is the mother a beautiful baby girl, and lives with her daughter and partner in London, UK.

About Kristina

Currently, Kristina is co-writing her second book, Positive Discipline for Today’s Busy and Overwhelmed Parent to be published by Penguin Random House, September 2018. Her first co-authored book was 101 Days to Make a Change (Crown House 2011) which was nominated at the 2012 People's Book Prize in two categories, Best Non-Fiction and Best Debut Writer. She has released three albums of critically acclaimed music, and created several music films to support her work.

Kristina divides her time between creative work, media, and coaching. Early in her career, Kristina worked as an actor and has continued as a filmmaker to produce communications pieces. She is a prolific voice over artist working across television, film and corporate media. She has developed and run training and coaching for adults for over 20 years across Europe and the US, specializing in leadership, communication and personal impact.

Kristina has been a spiritual explorer all her life studying many spiritual and healing traditions. She practices holistic wellness and advocates exercise, healthy living and meditation. Kristina is Swedish born and resident of London, UK since 1998. Her childhood and adolescence included stints in India and Canada providing her with an international perspective early on.

With many different roles and qualifications, Kristina feels uniquely positioned to advocate and guide her audience, readers and clients away from fragmentation and towards cohesion. She believes that by striving to be your authentic self, there is no need to 'change hats' depending on the situation. She believes that with the right support this mindset can be developed and maintained with balance and harmony.

About Jenny

Meet Jenny- a beloved primary school teacher who has been coined a child whisperer and is affectionately known to many as Miss Honey, from Roald Dahl’s highly acclaimed Matilda.

For over a decade, Jenny has taught across three continents from Chicago’s North Shore, to an American school in the heart of London, to her most recent stop: a wall less bamboo school in the jungles of Bali, Indonesia. Jenny is now back in the U.K. and feeling called to partner with parents to share her warm, kind and firm approach with children- the Positive Discipline way- that has successfully touched the lives of hundreds of children and their parents alike.

With an undergraduate degree in elementary education and a Masters degree from UCL’s Institute of Education, Jenny holds a rich, deep understanding of early childhood development and stays current with research, best practice, and the realities of today’s home life to offer families a hand (and hug when needed) in raising their children.

As a Positive Discipline Parent Educator, Jenny is available to guide you on your journey as a parent through tailor made parenting workshops and/or individualized in home partnerships. Jenny feels it is her calling to help nurture childhood and our nurturers (parents!) by bringing back the “it takes a village approach” to raising our world’s future generation. Jenny truly believes in the wise words of Nelson Mandela, “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”

About Karine

Karine graduated from BBA EDHEC Business School and started her career within the retail industry as a senior buyer and then became a category director.

Over the last 13 years, Karine has travelled all around Europe including Central and Eastern Europe where she experienced various educational systems within different countries and cultures, and from which she gained a wide range of experience by confronting diverse pedagogical methodologies, which has enabled her to identify what works best from each system.

When Karine discovered Positive Discipline back in 2011 during a conference, she immediately realized that this approach was assembling and summarizing the ideas she had been gradually building during this period of traveling, living, working and experiencing different countries and cultures.

Karine believes that Positive Discipline provides us with a methodology, which is both simple and efficient at the same time.

It can be applied effectively not only by parents and teachers but also more broadly with other relationships such as partners and colleagues. Since she has personally experienced and introduced Positive Discipline at home not only has her family life been transformed but she has also seen the benefits in her other roles working with young people.

Having seen these benefits at first hand she would like to make the tools available to as many parents, teachers, and caregivers as possible.

Most recently, Karine has been delivering training courses and workshops within the UK for both parents and teachers in French and in English.

As well as Positive Discipline trainer she also has many years experience in coaching people to help them rebalance their emotional systems.

Karine is married to Francois and has 3 children (16,14 and 10) that are bilingual in French and English.

About Nadine

Nadine Gaudin is a Positive Discipline trainer, Parent Educator, and teacher. She has taught for 15 years in Primary Schools in France and has recently resigned in order to focus primarily on Positive Discipline. Nadine has been providing workshops (Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way, Positive Discipline in the Classroom and parenting workshops) around the world, Singapore, Montreal, Egypt, Belgium… The most important part of her actual work is to train the teachers of the public schools of State of Geneva (Switzerland). In addition, she works with the department of training to help with the follow up of PD in the schools. Nadine mainly enjoys doing whole school projects, and helping the schools maintain Positive Discipline long term. She has worked to develop PD in over 40 schools in the past 3 years. She is also a member of the board of directors of the Positive Discipline Association.

Bernard her husband and 3 children (16, 14, 12 years old) help her deepen her understanding of Positive Discipline on a daily basis.