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INTERNATIONAL ADVISORS

Abla Benbachir - Morocco

Mother of two children, Abla Benbachir is an Adlerian Clinical Psychologist and a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer for parents and teachers. She offers counseling, workshops, training, and conferences on Positive Discipline and 
other topics related to education in Morocco. She is also deeply involved in spreading the Positive Discipline approach in her country through ADPM, the Moroccan Affiliate Association.

Cristina Sanz Ferrero - Spain

Cristina Sanz Ferrero is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and Montessori Directress and Trainer for children 0-6 years old. She has 15 years experience as a teacher with a variety of ages in British schools in Spain and the UK. Because of the many inspirational and encouraging people she has met, she has found her mission in life: supporting children through their families and teachers by helping them create trusting and encouraging environments for all. Cristina fulfills this mission by offering conferences, parenting classes, and teacher trainings. She is a founder and active member of Spanish Affiliate Association. 

Fernanda Lee - Brazil

Fernanda Lee, M.Ed. is a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer. She has used Positive Discipline with parents and teachers since 2010. Furthermore, she has taught the Positsive Discipline tools in public and private schools in both California and Brazil. She also works as a School Counselor in California for grades K-12 and is a member of the American School Counselor Association. Fernanda is the mother of two children.  

Fionnuala Hoffmann - Germany

Fionnuala Hoffman is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer who is passionate about helping as many families as possible benefit from the powerful Adlerian wisdom of Positive Discipline. She holds a BA in English and Applied Psychology from University College Cork, Ireland.  Fionnuala has several years teaching experience in both the public and private sector in Germany. Born in Ireland, she has lived in Berlin since 1998 with her German husband and three young sons. 


Jill Stansbury- Shanghai, China

Jill Stansbury has been a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer since 2007. Her work experience includes over twenty years of teaching and leading schools at all levels from preschool to high school in America and abroad.  She has a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from DePaul University in Chicago, IL and is an American Montessori Society certified teacher.  She has also worked in Reggio and International Baccalaureate schools. Based in Shanghai, China, Jill works to grow the Positive Discipline community in Asian international schools and is an active member of the Positive Discipline Association Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force.   

Justine Yao - Taipei Taiwan

Justine Yao is a Licensed Counselor and Certified PD Trainer who has used the Adlerian approach and Positive Discipline in her daily counseling and training work for more than 12 years. She has led more than 250 parenting classes and Positive Discipline workshops in over 100 cities in Asia teaching Adlerian Psychology courses and training others to use Adlerian counseling.  Justine is now the Director of Yahe Psychological Counseling and Training Center in Taiwan as well as the founder and chairperson of Asia Adlerian Counseling and Application Association.  She has an M.E. in Psychology and Counseling from Taiwan University of Education.  She lives in Taiwan with her husband and daughter. 

Leydi Garcia - Colombia

Leydi Garcia is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and a Specialist in School Neuropsychology. She has more than 12 years experience with PD in her personal and professional life and is convinced that we can educate and raise our children through love and respect. Leydi is a founding member and current president of Asociación de Disciplina Positiva Colombia (Positive Discipline Association Colombia). Leydi has been facilitating workshops since 2011 enabling PD to be implemented in many families and institutions.  She is the mother of two children.   


Lori Onderwyzer - China

Lori Onderwyzer is a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer with a passion for helping adults guide young people to become confident, capable, resourceful, resilient, responsible, and contributing members of their communities. Lori has been a certificated teacher and educational consultant for 31 years from kindergarten through eighth grade in inner city, migrant, international, independent, public, and charter schools settings. Lori works with students, teachers, counselors, administrators, and parents by offering workshops, professional development, and classes in China and other regions of the world. She served on the Positive Discipline Board of Directors from 2008 to 2013. She is married has two daughters.

Neda Djavdan-Badcoubei -The Netherlands 

Neda Djavdan-Badcoubei is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer who loves working with parents and teachers and coaching them to apply the Positive Discipline principles to feel empowered and encouraged. Neda is the co-founder of Positive Discipline Netherlands and publishes the Positive Discipline books in Dutch. She believes that the key to education and parenting is building strong relationships based on mutual respect and that the world will benefit greatly from service done in the spirit of love for all humanity.  

Omneya Askar - Egypt

Omneya Askar is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer who who loves children and has a passion for teaching. She started her career teaching and is now a school principal. She was the first to introduce Positive Discipline in the Classroom in Egypt. She has delivered parenting workshops to hundreds of people. She is working toward her school being a Positive Discipline Model School and her ultimate goal is to spread the principles and tools of Positive Discipline to as many people as possible. To that end and as a support to parents during Covid-19, Omneya offered Positive Discipline workshops on Facebook that reached an audience of more than 215, 000 people. She has been married for 24 years and has four girls. 

Philippe Hochstrasser - Switzerland

Philippe Hochstrasser is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, coach, and retired teacher. He taught for 15 years in Geneva and worked abroad in different cultural environments for an additional 15 years. Philippe works with parents, teachers, and educators in Geneva. He is active in public and private schools and other institutions in the French speaking part of Switzerland. His current activities include conferences, workshops, and coaching aiming to interest as many people as possible in Positive Discipline. His goal is to develop Positive Discipline in Switzerland as well as to make connections with Adlerian psychology. 

Robert Omwa - Kenya

Robert Omwa,HSC, a  Certified Positive Discipline Classroom and Parenting Educator, is on an ambitious mission to spread Positive Discipline in Kenya and other parts of Africa. He has worked with children of all ages during the last 15 years and is currently teaching English and Literature. Robert works with other teachers to prevent and respond to cases of violence against children. He is a Presidential awardee of the Head of States Commendation (HSC) for his work advocating for the rights of children. Robert is married to Eunice. Together they are champions of Positive Discipline parenting to their 3 children.

Rozenn Le Roux-Mion - France

As a Certfied Positive Discipline Trainer, Rozenn Le Roux-Mion’s passion for Positive Discipline is connected with her personal and professional life: tearing down walls, crossing borders, going beyond barriers, and finding ways to work together. She is part of the founding Positive Discipline team in France.  She has worked in diverse settings such as reformatory schools, international companies, preschools and schools, suburbs, and charities. Rozenn has lived and worked in four continents and coordinates international projects in development and cooperation. along with working as a management consultant. 

Sr. Rosemary Arrah - Cameroon

Sr. Rosemary Arrah, a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, received a Bachelor’s degree in Theology/Education from the College of Saint Mary Omaha and a Master's Degree in Special Education and Educational Leadership from the University of Nebraska.  For her, Positive Discipline is a daily life experience of creating respectful interactions and connections. She works in Cameroon as principal of a boarding school for middle and high school girls.  As the founder of "Reading Drive for Africa, Sr. Rosemary promotes literacy in Africa.

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