"Chrissie was a guest speaker for a professional development function for Maternal and Child Health Nurses. She specifically tailored her presentation to the professionals present. Chrissie was able to acknowledge our area of expertise, whilst also introducing and re enforcing all her amazing knowledge about child development and behaviour. As a speaker Chrissie is incredibly engaging. Something that is not easy to achieve virtually. My team finished the session feeling inspired and motivated."- Kelli Burgie - Yarra Ranges Maternal Health Association
Looking for an engaging, credible and heart felt speaker? Then look no further. Affectionately known as ‘The Child Charmer’, Chrissie Davies is a trauma informed educator, author, speaker, child advocate, parent and founder of Chaos to Calm Consultancy. With more than twenty years of experience achieving positive, game-changing results for countless families under her belt, she is a sought after presenter. Offering a fresh approach, neuro affirming, evidence backed guidance to support understandings of growing up kid's brains.
Chrissie's speaker topics for families or educators:
-See the child NOT the behaviour
-P.A.C.E - a trauma informed behaviour philosophy
-Little people BIG feelings
-Understanding ADHD children
-Raising intrinsically motivated children
-Love your brain: Developing a growth mindset in children
-Set kids up for success in education -trauma informed practises
-Talk less, listen more
-Understanding supports and accommodations in the classroom
-Using therapeutic approaches in classrooms
-Understanding meltdowns and neurodivergent children and how we MUST repair after rupture
Chrissie is particularly passionate about creating happier and safer home and classroom environments. She is on a mission to change the way people view and perceive children's behaviours and understand neurodivergent brains.
Chrissie specialises in educating parents and teachers about the importance of empowering children to understand themselves, and is available to speak on a wide range of topics relating to children's behaviours. After a long and successful career working in Specialist Educational Settings, Chrissie saw the need for more positive education when it comes to understanding children and how they move through the world. She brings over 20 years of experience and encourages people to view children's behaviour as their form of communication and engagement with their environment.
Chrissie has a very unique lense in that she was an educator for 15 years and is now raising her own gorgeous neurodivergent kiddos. With a specific focus on brain development, strength's based, collaboration, emotional intelligence and social learning she draws on her vast experience and therapeutic approaches to share her knowledge about how to 'See the child NOT the behaviour". Most importantly though, she wants us to help kids understand and embrace themselves for who they are. She actively listens and learns from the neurodivergent community about ways we can continue to strive for change in our education system.
She is also a Tuning in to kids AND Bringing up great kids trained facilitator. Chrissie is an engaging and sought after speaker. There's a reason why people everywhere are falling in love with her positive messages about raising kids in the modern world - and you will too! She is constantly training and updating her skills and knowledge and has a particular passion for supporting kids with Anxiety, ADHD and trauma backgrounds. Chrissie recently attended the Victorian ADHD Conference and The Yellow ladybugs ADHD and Autistic minds conference.
"Chrissie thank you so much for the Professional Development you can for our early childhood educators last night. When I came into the centre this morning, the staff were absolutely buzzing and inspired in a way like I have never seen before. They were so motivated and had already started creating some of the resources you suggested. You are such a delight to work with and I cannot wait to bring you back for our other centres later this year!"
"Chrissie was recently a key note speaker with Hobsons Bay Libraries, providing an engaging and knowledgeable presentation to library patrons, about building emotional literacy and resilience, using children's literature. She was so well-prepared and provided a wealth of information for parents and carers to take away with them. Attendees left glowing feedback. I would definitely recommend Chrissie as a key-note speaker and will certainly engage her expertise again in the future.
"Thanks Chrissie! Love your work, your heart, your voice for kids, and your absolute passion for educating the big people who walk alongside them."
"One hour filled with so much goodness, inspiring, every school should have Chrissie come and talk. Every parent should follow her. Exceptional."
"I cannot recommend Chrissie highly enough. Her philosophy, approach and direction towards children and their upbringing is so refreshing and insightful. I love how she breaks concepts down for everyone to understand and apply them in our day to day life."
"As a Kindergarten educator I find Chrissie’s webinars inspiring, authentic, based on current research and filled with practical takeaways that you can implement immediately into your teaching and learning program to support all learners. Her presentations deepen your current understandings, are professionally presented and advocate for the positive relationships between children, families and educators.
Chrissie is a parenting oracle! The Calm Connected Kids course has changed how we see and relate to our children, and we now have a toolbox of tips and techniques to help us understand, connect and communicate with our sons.
I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop Little people, BIG feelings with the amazing Chrissie.
Chaos to Calm Consultancy would like to acknowledge the Wadawarrung people of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge the elders past, present and emerging -particularly the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents who walked before us supporting and connecting their children to the earth, water and community. Always was. Always will be.