About Us

About Us

We are a group of passionate Instructors who believe good communication is fundamental to success in all relationships. We are inspired by the profound changes these skills make within families, in workplaces, and in everyday interactions and have lived these amazing interpersonal skills within our own lives. We look forward to sharing these transformative programs with you.

 

 

 

Our Goals: 

To empower parents to raise confident, respectful and resilient children through a program called Parent Effectiveness Training.

To empower individuals towards personal mastery through a program of communication skills called  Be Your Best and also known as Personal Effectiveness.

Classes on this site are offered across Victoria, ACT and New South Wales.  Go to; Timetable now to find your nearest program.

Geographically in Australia, it is not always possible to attend a course in person so contact the nearest instructor and talk about joining via Skype or another platform.  We will try to help you as much as possible…

For other states go to; Australia Wide  for all Accredited Instructors of Effectiveness Training Institute of Australia ETIA Ltd.

Become an Accredited Instructor: Consider becoming an instructor and teach these powerful programs.  See: Become an Instructor

What others say about us: click here to read

What our Instructors say: click here to watch Judith Richardson and Jenny Bailey

Honouring our Founders

Our inspiration and programs come from the work of Dr Thomas Gordon and Linda Adams of Gordon Training International:

Dr Thomas Gordon, is the author of the world’s number one selling parenting book  and parenting program, “Parent Effectiveness Training”. P.E.T. is the most widely respected, researched and admired parenting program and is now delivered in over 45 countries.

Dr. Gordon has written nine best selling books on communication and psychology for doctors, leaders, teachers, youth, clergy and parents, with over 7 million copies sold worldwide.  He was recognised for his outstanding contribution to humanity as nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997, 1998, 1999 and winner of the American Psychology Institute Award for Peace Studies in 2000.  He consulted to the White House on matters relating to families, especially during the Clinton administration. Visit More about Dr Gordon’s work

Linda Adams created the Be Your Best Program also known as Personal Empowerment and Personal Effectiveness and wrote the text ‘Be Your Best’ which goes with the program.  Linda is President of Gordon Training International.  Visit More about Gordon Training International

 

 

  • As a parent I was struggling and dreading getting ready in the mornings for school and work.  I learnt how I was not communicating with my children but using my “power” over them. The program has had a very positive effect in my relationship with my children and now sometimes things are done without my asking. 

    Mary O’Brien, West Footscray, Vic

  • Thomas Gordon