Public speaking

Madhavi Nawana Parker is a powerful public speaker on the importance of a Positive Mind.

Madhavi Nawana Parker and Nikki Wadewitz deliver a broad range of professional development to schools and allied health professionals based on Madhavi Nawana Parkers published works. Topics include Staff Wellbeing, The Confident Schools Program, Positive Discipline, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Managing Children’s emotions and challenging behaviour.

Nikki Wadewitz is broadly recognised for her excellence in public speaking with children and teenagers in whole class and whole year level assemblies on a broad range of topics.

Madhavi Nawana Parker is available for a limited number of keynotes per year.

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These topics are ready for presentation at symposiums, conferences and events

Keynote speaker Madhavi Nawana Parker is the Managing Director of Positive Minds Australia. She is a social emotional development specialist, published author and counsellor.


Practical, research based tools to improve young people’s emotional resilience.


What the research tells us about wellbeing and how to implement it in homes, schools and workplaces.

Positive Discipline

Practical, research based tools that improve relationships in homes and schools to build the necessary foundation for effective discipline. Strategies for communicating boundaries and values, responding to children’s difficult feelings and knowing what to do instead of punishment and control.

The Autism Spectrum

Understand how Autism effects thinking, feeling and behaviour. Learn practical tools that build social emotional literacy and resilience skills to support young people on the Autism Spectrum to reach their potential.


What causes it and practical ways to respond that reduce anxiety and improve resilience.

Life education

This workshop helps primary school parents understand how and when to talk about healthy relationships and sexuality. It is by no means offered as an alternative to the current programs offered in schools. It provides complimentary information focuses on how to nourish a child’s positive mindset around healthy relationships, self respect, respect for others.

The Resilience and Wellbeing Toolbox training day

You will learn how to offer this simple and practical program to build the resilience and wellbeing in young people. Topics include problem solving, healthy thinking, keeping things in perspective, keeping calm, gratitude, goal setting and more.

Middle school and high school cool

No matter what we say to young people about not caring about that others think, this is the age where they care the most. During this period of psychological change and growth, they want to fit in and feel caught between their family values and their social group values. This workshop will help you understand what’s going though their minds and how to help and stay connected.

Transition to school. Starting school is a big step in the lives of young children. This practical workshop will teach how you can provide the best social emotional literacy and resilience foundation for a great start to school.

Starting middle and high school

This practical workshop will give you an insight into the minds of this age group, how best to respond to their social and emotional needs and prepare them for the next stage of their education.

Social media and technology addiction

Is your child hooked on their device? This workshop will explain how easily they do get hooked and how to turn things around, step by step.

Social emotional literacy

Learn how to teach young people how to get along with others, manage their feelings and grow in self confidence and resilience.

What’s the Buzz

This one day training day offers all the tools you need to run a ‘What’s the Buzz?’ Social emotional literacy program in your school or health care setting.

The Confident Minds Curriculum Training Day

You will learn the tricks and tools for building a positive mindset through Madhavi’s newly released book, ‘The Confident Minds Curriculum.’ Topics include healthy relationships, problem solving and decision making, handling challenging feelings, responding to different personalities and conflict compassionately and much more.

The related book is in press through Routledge, London. The Confident Minds Curriculum book provides a simple and practical approach to culture change in schools, health care settings and organisations working with young people. Refraining from focusing solely on young people’s growth, the curriculum provides logical and practical support to the people and systems in their environment to enable and maximise growth for positive and connected communities.

Training available from November 2019.

These workshops are ready for school students

Presented by Madhavi Nawana Parker to classes, year levels and when appropriate, whole school assemblies.

Are you controlling your device or is your device controlling you?

Understand why it’s hard to ignore social media, text messages and other awesome things on your device. You’ll learn how to enjoy time with and without your device so your wellbeing, learning, friendships, family relationships, sports and hobbies continue to flourish.

Getting along with everyone

This workshop will teach you how to respond to conflict, tricky friendships and different personalities, while keeping your integrity and self confidence in tact.

Starting Middle School/High School

Take this opportunity to talk about what this next stage of school is all about. You’ll learn what to expect and how to respond to challenges with friends as well as with learning. You’ll learn valuable stress management tools that will last you a lifetime.


Understanding the Growth Mindset

How to use a growth mindset to cope with procrastination, homework, learning challenges, managing workload so your wellbeing and resilience thrives.


How to turn things around if you are a bully and what to do if you are getting bullied. This workshop teaches a compassionate mindset. In classes, this workshop is helpful for repairing difficult relationships and starting fresh when bullying has been part of the class culture.


Understanding difference and diversity to create a warm, compassionate and connected school community.

Keynote speaker and workshop facilitator

Madhavi has an outstanding reputation as a dynamic speaker. She has a natural communication style that uses storytelling, humour and practical guidance.

From all the topics, presentations can be tailored to your agenda.

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I attended Madhavi's group on wellbeing and resilience and it was honestly the best seminar on raising children that I have been to! Madhavi has a brilliant way of making the content relevant to everyone in the room and she gives so much practical advice and helpful tips that you leave being much better equipped to deal with the challenges that comes with being a parent!

Jody Williamson

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