Life Skills Group was founded by Nikki Bonus in 2001 in Sydney, Australia to address the urgent need for learning
There is now global recognition that skills of social, emotional and physical learning are of critical importance in education and that these skills will be the key to empowering our future generation of leaders.
Life Skills Group is unique among service providers as our programs draw upon the Health and Physical Education curriculum,
Life Skills Group advocates for young people who need to develop “creative, critical thinking and collaborative skills and build vital attributes such as curiosity, courage and resilience.”
is for human intelligence to be valued as highly as academic intelligence.
is to educate and empower the lives of 30 million children by 2020, through educating students, teachers, parents and carers with life skills.
Life Skills Group is an international team of subject matter experts, curriculum advisors, professional learning consultants, wellbeing officers, psychologists, teachers, researchers and instructional designers who partner with school teams, families and community groups to empower human intelligence and wellbeing.
Our team members are recognised as leaders in their field, leading policy, program design, professional learning and curriculum implementation in schools. The wellbeing of children, families and school communities is at the centre of all decision making.
The teachers who deliver our in-school programs are highly skilled instructional leaders. They share their expertise with classroom teachers bringing curriculum content to life in an engaging way for students and in an informative and exemplary way for teachers. Our teachers model a flexible repertoire of strategies effective in developing the social, emotional, intellectual and physical learning of students across all ability levels.
All teachers have completed over 200 hours of training including training in special needs, anxiety management and child stress indicators.
In addition they receive ongoing professional development and have their First Aid certification and Working with Children Check.
Mental health is the #1 concern of Australian 15 - 19 year olds
1 in 6 people have at least one mental or substance use disorders globally
Young people with strong social emotional skills are more likely to have higher income and better jobs
Young people with strong social emotional skills are twice as likely to be happy
Life Skills Group is a global leader strengthening the human intelligence and mental health of young people and their communities. We equip students, teachers and parents with tools to develop the social, emotional and physical capabilities needed to thrive today and in the future.
Our in-school programs equip students with skills needed to deal with challenge successfully and to reach their potential as learners and leaders of the future.
We equip parents and carers with knowledge and tools to help their children develop skills of self-awareness, resilience, self-regulation
In addition to her CEO role at Life Skills Group, Nikki Bonus is well-known in the education and private sectors as a keynote speaker. Through her highly engaging delivery, Nikki shares powerful insights with participants of how principles of wellbeing science, positive psychology and mindful leadership can be applied to enhance performance of individuals and teams. She draws on experience of working with countless schools and businesses, personal experience as well as neuroscience and research insights. Do you want Nikki to enrich your next conference, event or workshop?
We host workshops throughout the year for both teachers and parents. In our workshops you will learn how to strengthen the human skills of yourself, students you teach or your own children. You will learn how to help reduce anxiety, build resilience and flourish in life. Join one of our workshops and connect with like-minded people in our passionate community.