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Kari has spent over 20 years working with government departments, private sector businesses and Higher Education Institutions throughout Australia; delivering training focused on wellbeing, emotional intelligence and engagement. Kari brings a strong foundation of current theory and research to her sessions as well as highly developed training and facilitation skills to create practical and dynamic learning and development experiences.

Kari has held leadership positions both within schools and private sector businesses. Through these roles she developed a passion for staff wellbeing, employee engagement and making authentic connections with both clients and colleagues. This led her down the path of training and mentoring to maximise team productivity and success.


Kari was part of a world first Positive Psychology Coaching program in 2003, developed by Martin Seligman, where she was trained in the principles of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing by leading academics in the field. She has also completed a Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing, a Graduate Certificate of Business Wellbeing, focusing on how Positive Psychology applies to business and organisational wellbeing, as well as examining the impact employee wellbeing has on engagement. This was the first academic course of its type globally and was supported by the Sydney Business School.

Kari also has specialist training in Positive Leadership and has been actively applying the science within a wide variety of settings for the past decade.


  • "The presenter is one of the best I have been involved with in 20 years."
  • "Kari's facilitation of our workplace wellbeing sessions were very well received by our staff and community members. The workshops were interactive, highly engaging, and informative and provided participants with easy to understand strategies and tools that could be immediately implemented."
  • "Kari is a fabulous trainer. She has facilitated numerous sessions for me and her incredibly engaging, authentic and highly professional style impressed me greatly. Kari has a lovely way of imparting her extensive knowledge and she really "gets" people. I would highly recommend her services."


  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Assertiveness and Self Confidence
  • Positive Psychology
  • Communication Skills
  • Executive and Business Coaching
  • Conflict Management
  • Presentation Skills
  • Supervising Others
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Resilience Training
  • Stress Management
  • Body Language
  • Change Management


  • Camp Quality
  • Department of Education and Training
  • Knox Grammar School
  • Queensland Health
  • Somerset Regional Council
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Kindergarten Association
  • Lisa Hooton Accounting
  • FMJ Childcare Group
  • Queensland Association of Special Education Leaders (QASEL)
  • United Voice Tasmania
  • Bright Beginnings Edu-Care Service
  • Lutheran Education Queensland
  • Ballarat Kindergarten
  • Teachers Association
  • University of Wollongong
  • Mt Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health
  • TAFE Queensland
  • Inglewood Community Health
  • State Library Queensland
  • Early Childhood Australia


  • M Ed. School Guidance and Counseling
  • M Ed. Early Childhood
  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment
  • Diploma of Posititve Psychology and Wellbeing
  • Cert in Business Wellbeing
  • B Ed. Early Childhood
  • Cert in Inclusive Education
  • ORANGES certified