Joseph Driessen

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Leading International Educator and Speaker

Joseph Driessen

How to be the Best Teacher or Parent You Can Be

Joseph is a leading international Educator and Professional Speaker, based in New Zealand.

Joseph combines extensive research, classroom teaching and senior educational management experience with a focus on international best teaching and parenting practices.

He is an inspirational and motivational speaker, whose professional development seminars and workshops leave teachers and parents affirmed, extended and motivated.

For Teachers his focus on practical and proven teaching practices enables teachers to take away a set of workable teaching initiatives, which many report have made a significant difference in their classrooms.

For Parents his practical yet well researched workshops and parent evenings are inspirational and encouraging, and his individual mentoring has helped many parents overcome parenting difficulties and improve their parent-child relationships.

Joseph is frequent speaker at national and international education conferences and has been interviewed on national and regional television and radio shows. He is a regular guest at Radio New Zealand “Nine till Noon”.

His workshopsManaging Challenging Behaviour in Early Childhood Education”; “Boys’ Learning and Wellbeing in Early Childhood Education”; “Improving Learning, Relationships and Behaviour Using Attachment Principles”; “Boys’ and Girls’ Learning Preferences ”; “Leadership Excellence in your School and  ECE Centre; “Attachment and Trauma informed Teaching”; “ADHD and Executive Skills Coaching”  have been attended by thousands of teachers in New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom, and the USA.

His Parent Evenings “Becoming the Best Parent You Can Be; “Parenting Young Children”; “Parenting Teenagers”; “Parenting the Difficult Child”; “Parenting for Success At School” have been attended by thousands of  parents worldwide and have been the subject of many radio interviews and parent discussions.

What Josephs Clients Say

“I have listened to many international speakers, and I want to congratulate you on your outstanding ability to connect with your audience. You are up with the best.”

Fergal O’Callahan (Parent), Regional Manager-Novartis International, Dublin, Ireland

Joseph’s Seminar has had a lasting and profound impact on our Kindergarten Teachers”.

Michelle Clarke, Senior Teacher, Southland Kindergarten Association, New Zealand

“Joseph is an outstanding educator who combined his experience, research and speaking abilities to motivate and extend our teachers. A superb day for our Cluster.”

Mark Williamson, Dandenong Cluster Coordinator, Victoria, Australia

“Two years after your visit, I am still receiving extensive positive feedback from your Seminar.”

Dr Leonard Sax, Author of International Bestsellers “Boys Adrift”, “Girls at the Edge”, USA

“Joseph’s Seminars and Parent Evenings are an incredible success every year.” 

Gerard McHugh, Director, Dublin West Education Centre, Dublin, Ireland

“Thank you so much for your Professional Development Evening with our ECE Teachers, it was one of the best PD’s we have ever had.” 

Chrissy Cole, Puddle Ducks ECE Centre, Palmerston North, New Zealand

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