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Duration: 18.5 minutesFilmed Dec 2010
Gonan Premfors Speaks @ TEDxDubai 2010
Gonan was invited to speak at TEDxDubai in 2010. Her speech challenges us all to look at our relationships and make conscious choices about how we interact with our families. Her speech draws from the Parentology philosophy. Parentology is a workshop and philosophy that allows you to discover and co-create solutions in your own family. We're not here to lecture or provide solutions. We firmly believe that the solutions to the challenges you face lie within you and your children. Our goal is to equip you with the listening and communication skills necessary to create lifelong magical relationships in your family... full of love, happiness and fulfillment.
Parentology™ is about creating lifelong magical relationships between parent and child. The course is designed by passionate parents and coaches and it has already started to transform families around the world.
A magical relationship with your child is one where both the parent and child are empowered to make choices that work for the family. The three-day course is designed to start creating intentional relationship and increase awareness of what works and what doesn’t in the tricky world of families. Every household has its own reality and we know we can never tell you what to do. On the other hand, through our experiential learning and individual discovery you will come home with new insights and a greater awareness.
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Who we are...
The Parentology™ concept and course was created by Gonan and Johan Premfors and Henry Kimsey-House, the legendary co-author of “Co-Active Coaching - New Skills for Coaching people Toward Success in Work and Life” and the co-founder of The Coaches Training Institute.
Gonan was the first professionally certified coach (CPCC) in the Arabian Middle East and the person who brought The Coaches Training Institute to the region. A well-known coach to business and government she has made a huge impact on human development in the region.
Henry is viewed as one of the great personalities of the worldwide coaching movement. Together with Laura Withworth and Karen Kimsey-House he is the co-founder of the renowned Coaches Training Institute, the largest in-person coach training school in the world.
Johan is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and is a faculty member and coach trainer with The Coaches Training. He is also trained as a systems and relationship coach. Johan’s clients include prominent entrepreneurs and industry leaders.
Who is it for...
We know that no two families are the same. Every participant who attends one of our courses has a unique set of skills, background, challenges and innate abilities. We celebrate and encourage the unqiueness of every family. Whether things are going really well or you want to work on improving certain areas, every participant benefits from the rich knowledge and experience that other parents bring into the workshop. This course is for parents who want to explore a deeper understanding of their children and themselves.Back to top of page >
'Live your relationships from a place of choice and intention...'
We are running courses all over the globe
Check below to see some of the cities we are currently operating in. If you don’t see your city below go to our website - we regularly add new locations.
Dubai, birthplace of Parentology, working with families in the Arabian Gulf to create happy and fulfilled homes!
Cairo, a city of history that has embraced the Parentology philosophy.
Madrid... Looking forward to hosting our first of many workshops in Spain very soon. Stay tuned.
Singapore was our first workshop in Asia and a great success, helping parents and children grow together.
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What others are saying about our course...
“Oh boy, I can’t find the words to express; “it’s deep impact”. So deep to the extent that you cannot be the same person you have been when going to the first day. Immediate, deep shift is created. You never look at your kids the way you did before, you value them much more,
love them even more & what is so great is that you love yourself as a parent a
lot more too.”Dalia Zaghou, Egypt - mother of one child, age 6
"I thought I had it all figured out with my kids and it was all in my mind, yet with this workshop you opened up a totally new world that I need to explore with my kids!! It’s simply their world, which I did not care to explore before." Thank you!Ahmed El Awar, Egypt - father of three children, ages 4, 8 and 10
“I see my child in a totally different light since the workshop. I now have a deep connection with my son which I don’t think I have ever had in the six years he has been in my life!!!”Nirmala Shettigar, India - mother of one child, age 6
“This is a MAGICAL workshop. It’s eye opening and inspiring. We all entered the course as the parents we were and came out today as the parents we want to be. By going to this workshop you will look at your children in a different way, with a different eye, from a totally new perspective and you will cherish them more than ever. Nothing can explain the exercises and experiences we went through.”Fatima Nakhjawanpur, Iran - mother of two children, ages 3 and 6
“The co-active parenting workshop has been an amazing experience. The flow of emotions and realizations I experienced during this 3 days has shifted many aspects of my relationship with my kids as I see our journey with a different light. This journey is definitely making a difference and allow the parents to see the relationship and commitment to their kids from a higher perspective. Spread the word of love, wisdom and support.”Karine Mills, France - mother of three children, ages 5,12 and 16
The course was definitely an eye, mind and heart-opener. I learned new things about myself and about my kids. I have become more empathetic and patient with the kids. I have actually had very interesting conversations with them now that I am focusing on them and really listening to them. I am
them now that I am focusing on them and really listening to them. I am enjoying them more, and even doing more for them and with them.
I can see a dramatic difference in the kids behavior (especially my 5 year old) and in the way they are responding to me. There has been a big change in me as well. I have been put in a few situations this week where I would normally lose control and start shouting, but because of what I learnt on the course I reacted differently and as a result things went smoothly.Heyam Hassan, U.A.E. - mother of two children, ages 3 and 5
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