Director and Founder of Growing Strong Minds
BA(Psych), MSc(Psych), BTeach(Primary), Registered Psychologist
Nicole is a registered psychologist, former primary school teacher and founder of Growing Strong Minds. Nicole is passionate about combining her two careers in a Positive Education context, to promote wellbeing and resilience for children. Scientific evidence indicates that this is best achieved through knowing and utilising one’s character strengths.
Nicole’s goal is to create flourishing school communities where all members are equipped with evidence based tools to assist them navigate life’s ups and downs.
Nicole is a Senior Associate of Dr Suzy Green at The Positivity Institute.
Nicole is also a member of the International Society for Coaching Psychology (MISCP), and the Positive Education Schools Association (PESA). Additionally she’s an Associate of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), and a signatory to the International Positive Education network (iPEN).
Co-Author & Senior Associate
BEd(Primary), MApplSc(Psychology of Coaching)
Wendy has a Masters of Coaching Psychology and a Bachelor of Education, majoring in Psychology and Special Needs. She has over fifteen years of primary classroom teaching experience, both in the public and private sector.
Wendy has conducted research applying strengths-based coaching within the classroom. The results showed significant increases in student wellbeing and were published in the International Coaching Psychology Review.
Wendy is a member of the International Society for Coaching Psychology and a Senior Associate of The Positivity Institute. Wendy was a co-author of the Strong Minds package.