David Coleman

clinical psychologist, broadcaster & author


I have spoken to thousands of people over the last number of years about a whole range of parenting and psychological topics. I really value the opportunities I have to talk about my ideas about how we can best respond to our children. I make it my business to translate the psychological theories into common sense advice and guidance that everyone can understand.

I have some clips here of a presentation that I gave about communicating effectively with teenagers. Hopefully this will give you a flavour of what my presentations are like and may even give you some ideas about how you can relate better to your son or daughter. Enjoy them…

The Importance of Eye Contact

How We Use Questions

Emotional Support

The Role of Gestures

The Skill of Echoing

Tone of Voice

I love speaking to groups and the feedback that I’ve had suggests that audiences really enjoy the presentations too.

Here is what some event organisers have said:

“The Joint Parents’ Associations of Colaiste An Chraoibhin, Loreto School & St Colmans would like to take this opportunity to offer their sincere thanks to you for an excellent presentation at our recent joint fundraising initiative, in Fermoy. Those who attended all agree that the night was of the highest standard. The extremely positive feedback and thanks we have received since this event is clearly a reflection on you and the overall night. Your thorough professionalism, coupled with the manner in which you dealt with issues, helped in no small way to make this a very successful and well attended fundraising initiative.”

“A few more words to thank you for your seminar on Saturday in the Glendalough Hotel. There were so many points that I would have liked to have drawn attention to in my public thanks… the day, overall, was such a great combination of information, common sense, sensitivity, inspiration and humour, underpinned by the passion you so obviously feel for creating the best relationships between children and their parents.”
Jeremy Kynaston, Wicklow County Childcare Committee

“This is a rather late but none the less heartfelt THANK YOU for the seminar you gave here at Brigit’s Garden. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, and people really appreciated your advice and ideas as well as your excellent style of presentation.”
Jenny, Brigit’s Garden, Roscahill, Co Galway

“Didn’t get an opportunity to say thank you for your wonderful work in September last. It was really well received and in a couple of instances, I have been getting very specific really good feedback on positive change. Once again thanks so much.”
Viola Craig, Sligo County Childcare Committee

Please contact Niamh McCormack if you’d like to enquire about booking me to come and speak to your group.
t. 01-6265346
e. mccormackn@nkmanagement.ie
w. www.nkmanagement.ie