Dr Justin Coulson
Parenting expert, author and media commentator
Channel 9 news presenter and journalist
As a father of six, and founder of Happy Families, I believe there’s no job more important than raising happy healthy children. That’s why I’m proud to support Life Education Queensland, a charity that’s all about empowering children to make safe and healthy choices through education.
This year, I’m getting behind their new fundraising campaign the Healthy Harold Hundred – to help stamp out bullying and violence. As parents we need to do our best to be good role models, and as a society, we have to keep having conversations about respect, consent, kindness and tolerance – those values and foundations are so important for young people.
Dr Justin Coulson is one of Australia’s most respected and popular parenting authors, speakers and media commentators. He is sought after for his expertise in family life, relationships, emotional wellbeing and resilience; and is the founder of ‘Happy Families’ which provides a suite of resources, webinars and support to families across Australia and the world.
Dr Coulson earned his PhD in Positive Psychology. He holds an Honorary Fellowship at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education in the Centre for Positive Psychology, and he is a Senior Associate at the Positive Psychology Institute.
Dr Coulson has written six books and is a four-time bestselling author. He is an occasional columnist for the New York Times and appears regularly in all of Australia’s major news outlets for television, radio, and print. He’s a TEDx speaker and has worked with many of Australia’s biggest brands including the Commonwealth Bank, Intel Security, ANZ, IHG, Club Med and many more.
He has also served as a consultant to the Australian Government’s Raising Children Network, and the Office of the e-Safety Commissioner, Life Education and others.
Justin lives with his wife and six daughters in Brisbane, Queensland.
Parenting can be pretty tough going, especially in this digital age. Raising happy, healthy, kind and resilient children is my greatest hope... (and I know that's much easier said than done!)
That's why Life Education programs have always resonated with me. They're age appropriate, engaging, and give our kids invaluable lessons on everything from bullying to social media and fostering positive relationships. You know the saying: "it takes a village."
If parents, schools and the Life Education community can keep working together, I believe, we have the best chance of bringing up well-balanced children.
Eva Milic is the popular presenter of Nine’s Gold Coast News.
A graduate of St Michael’s College on the Gold Coast, she joined Nine News in 2004 while completing her studies. She has a Bachelor of Business and a master’s degree in journalism and communication.
Throughout her career, Eva has worked as a reporter, weather presenter and anchor of bulletins for the Brisbane News team including the afternoon news for Queensland. Eva was crowned Miss World Australia in 2001 and was fortunate to meet Nelson Mandela when she competed for the Miss World title in South Africa.
A busy mother of two young girls and a sought-after MC, Eva is passionate about being an ambassador for Life Education Queensland and is proud to support our new campaign, the Healthy Harold Hundred.