Chantal Bourges, a French mother of 5 children, brings a vast experience in Adlerian psychology applied to adult-child relationships. Many of us parents waver between being firm (or overly so) and kind (or too much so). The Adlerian approach, developed into the Positive Discipline training program, provides parents with tools to be FIRM & KIND simultaneously.
Chantal travels internationally to speak and train educators in Positive Discipline. She has served on the boards of the French and the International Positive Discipline associations.
Denise Dampierre, SoSooper’s CEO, is a Harvard MBA and the mother of four boys within 7 years. As an American married to a Frenchman and living in his hometown, Paris, she quickly learned that all families have a culture; best build one we want! She likens parenting to leadership: clarifying our vision and developing an action plan to reach those goals. She developed leadership tools for parents inspired by business best practices and her training in Appreciative Inquiry (Advanced Certification), an inclusive, strength-based change management approach. As a Positive Discipline Educator she continues to leads workshops for parents.
Longtime Montessori teacher and trained in Positive Discipline, Jeanne-Marie (Jenny) Paynel helps families adapt their homes in ways that encourage children’s learning. CEO of Voila Montessori, Jenny also hosts an annual Summit inviting participation from experts in positive education and neuroscience. She has interviewed leading scholars such as Dr. Tina Payne and Dr. Jane Nelsen.
As the French mother of two teens living in California, Jenny’s experience ranges from working with expecting parents to those with families of older children.
After working as a Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioral Therapist for both children and adults, Valerie Richie decided to specialize in an area that she is most passionate about: Parenting. Her aim is to catalyze a transformational proces in families so that children develop to reach their highest potential and that parents can experience the enjoyment of parenting. Valerie is a PCI Certified Parent Coach and Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator. She is mother of three children and has a rich cultural background, having lived in The Netherlands, Sweden and the USA. She offers Parent Coaching face-to-face and online.