virtually or in person

Engaging. Inspiring. Practical. Authentic. Relatable. Entertaining.

These are some of the descriptors audiences use to describe Dr. Jodi Richardson.  Jodi tells it how it is, always sharing an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to experience anxiety, what works, and importantly, what doesn’t. 

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 Jodi’s keynote conference presentations, parent seminars and professional development workshops are interactive, research-based and hope-inducing experiences. From a 60-minute keynote to a full-day workshop,

Jodi carefully tailors her presentations to meet the needs of each client and audience.

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Dr. Jodi presents

powerful new ideas and strategies

for parents and mental health professionals, in educational settings supporting parents, teachers and educational leaders, for city councils, for amateur to elite athletes, for health and wellbeing professionals, for professionals within corporations and for organisations supporting parents and carers of children on the autism spectrum.

Her impressive academic and professional achievements in the wellbeing, science and educational landscapes blend seamlessly with her innate caring nature, resulting in impactful, memorable audience experiences.

 She creates a safe place for people to meet, learn, share and leave with proven strategies that not only deliver results – but also give hope. It is common for participants to leave feeling like an “old-friend” of Jodi’s, flocking to her for one last chat or an effusive thank you.



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Parent Education

Moving kids and teens from anxiety to resilience

As parents we play the most important role in helping our children when they experience mental health challenges, including anxiety. And whether they experience the everyday variety of anxiety that comes with being human, or anxiety that gets in the way of school and life - there are skills and strategies we can teach our children to not only help them cope, but thrive. Now, and over their lifetime. Anxiety is common, treatable and there's so much we, as parents and caregivers, can do to help.

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60-90 minute keynote
Tailored for primary or secondary parents
Practical anxiety management strategies
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“This presentation was exceptional. I have attended quite a few presentations related to anxiety and how to support children experiencing anxiety, all of which have been interesting and filled with informed content, but Dr. Jodi Richardson’s presentation was exceptional.”

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60-90 minute keynote
Tailored for primary or secondary parents
Realistic and sustainable family strategies

Parent Education

Building blocks for raising happier kids and teens

When you ask parents what they want for their kids, by far the most common reply is “I just want them to be happy”. And though this desire goes hand-in-hand with such things as good health, an education and a safe place to call home, happiness is a really difficult area for parents to navigate or seek assistance with. Nobody denies its importance, but how many parents have ever been shown how to model and implement it? What is happiness? Where does it come from? And how do parents help their children build lasting happiness while navigating obstacles-a-plenty that can stand in the way?

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“An excellent speaker. Valuable information to take away and put into practice. I simply wish there was more time to hear more. A wonderful speaker. Thank you.”

Professional Development for Educators

Happiness habits for the classroom

Advances in the science of happiness and wellbeing have shown us that more happiness leads to more success, productivity, creativity, resilience, longevity and stronger relationships over a lifetime. When consistently woven into family and classroom life, happiness habits enrich young people's lives in the short term, while bolstering mental health and wellbeing over a lifetime. The added beauty of teaching and practicing happiness habits in a school community is that the benefits extend to educators and students alike.

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Tailored for primary or secondary teachers
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45-60 minutes

Senior Students

What is anxiety, why it's not all bad and what can I do about it?

Not only are senior students undertaking the most important years of their secondary schooling, they're doing so in a climate where rates of adolescent anxiety have doubled compared with pre-pandemic figures. Essential mental health and wellbeing learning for senior students includes understanding their nervous system, recognising and managing stress and anxiety, learning and practicing a ‘go-to’ grounding strategy, and developing a balanced approach to life. Each of these will enable senior students to cope with both the chronic and acute stressors that accompany the academic pressure and high stakes assessments of their senior years.

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2019 Mental Health in Schools Conference

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“Extremely useful as a teacher and parent.”

“Best presenter.”

“Lots of strategies to support counselling in schools!”


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Keynote presentations

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Happier on Purpose

So much of what we believe about happiness and how to get more of it in our lives can actually undermine our quality of life and contribute to more psychological challenges. In this powerful presentation you'll develop a brand-new perspective on happiness, learn the myths surrounding happiness, and how putting happiness skills into place can have a profound impact on your enjoyment of life.

Jodi’s natural warmth and honest, relatable insights will leave you looking at happiness, and indeed life and work, with a fresh perspective, renewed optimism and actionable strategies.

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It’s only anxiety

You’d be forgiven for interpreting ‘it’s only anxiety’ as flippant; a throw away line dismissive of the challenges and suffering that routinely accompany anxiety challenges. When my psychologist would say this to me on occasion, I wondered if he really understood what I was going through. He did, because he lived with anxiety too. Over time I learned what he meant, and began to adopt the phrase myself. Anxiety doesn’t have to be a stop sign in our lives, it doesn’t have to dictate our experiences at work, at home or in our relationships. With a new perspective and understanding of anxiety we can see it for what it is, put it in its place and create a rich and full life where anxiety no longer stands in the way.

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Thriving with anxiety

Jodi doesn’t recall a life without anxiety. And while she’s endured times in her life when anxiety has robbed her of much, over many years she’s learned to not only minimise and manage the psychological and physiological challenges of her anxiety, she’s learned the many ways in which anxiety has steered her towards a more meaningful life and, now, proudly thrives with anxiety. Renowned for her ability to connect with her audiences, in this heart-warming keynote presentation Jodi shares her story in a way that invites audiences to recognise and better understand their own experiences and think differently about their mental health and wellbeing.


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Jodi is a regular media commentator in the anxiety, parenting and wellbeing space.

Jodi has shared her insights and expertise via ABC TV News Breakfast, the TODAY Show, Sunrise, The Morning Show, Studio 10, Weekend Today, Mamamia, ABC Radio, ABC RN Life Matters, Radio New Zealand and in The Age, Herald Sun, Sydney Morning Herald, New Idea, Who Magazine, Mindful Parenting and more. 


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