Parenting Coach and the author of seven books including the highly acclaimed Kids Don’t Come With a Manual, Nadim has worked with experienced therapists and teachers, drawing from the latest research in child psychology and neuroscience to develop a programme that's already changed the lives of thousands of families with children.
The experienced father of three founded The Happy Confident Company with a mission to help strengthen the bonds in families. Nadim is also a regular speaker on parenting themes for leading companies such as Barclays, HSBC, Google & JP Morgan, and he has been featured in leading media publications such as The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian and the BBC. Watch Nadim's Story here.
Jo brings over 25 years of experience working for global marketing agencies looking after some of the world’s biggest brands from companies such as P&G, Nestle, Unilever and Johnson&Johnson. Jo has joined the Happy Confident Company to help drive the brand forwards leading the creative, brand and activation strategies.
As a working mum of three boys, Jo is passionate about the tools we are developing and how they can help kids and families (just like her own) to navigate an uncertain and tech-driven future with greater emotional ease and endurance.
Experienced Psychotherapist and Coach of 20 years, Annabel's career has centered on promoting the emotional and mental health of adults, teenagers and children. As well as her significant role here, this includes lead roles within the public & private sectors, in institutions such as the charity Place2Be, as well as in her own longstanding practice.
Annabel’s professional mission at the Happy Confident Company is to create the opportunity for children to develop healthy self-acceptance and strong emotional intelligence in their formative years. From her extensive experience, working mother Annabel strongly believes that gaining self-understanding as a child leads to a more satisfying life, less emotional pain and the ability to thrive as adults.
The Happy Confident Company exists to help children and their parents learn these lessons and improve their lives. Through the development of products, courses, books and resources we are able to connect with more families, fostering greater levels of emotional intelligence and helping to unlock the key to a brighter and happier future.
One day, my 8-year-old daughter told me “I hate myself”. This left me feeling really troubled. I’d noticed she didn’t look as happy and seemed more sensitive than usual, and she was sometimes being ‘mean’ to her sisters, but her strong statement came as a shock. I had a meaningful conversation with her and it turned out that she was feeling this way for two key reasons.
The Happy Confident Bee is a character we have developed to help teach children the ten key life lessons that lead to a happier, more confident life. We chose the bee as a universal symbol of happiness, ageless, and innocent.
The bees life is one filled with great meaning, and we hope that kids are inspired to live by the same values.
Bees work together as a community, each fulfilling their own role in making their world a better place. They each have a role to play in the success of the hive. As children do in their family units, their classrooms and among friends. We want children to see their value, to know that they count, and are important.
Bees are super focussed. They concentrate on what matters most. The sweet stuff in life! Our ten key lessons will help children focus on a sweeter life too.
The action of spreading pollen to make flowers grow is a strong analogy for children, helping them understand the positive effect of spreading positivity, happiness, kindness, and empathy.