About Dina

About Dina

Hi! I’m Dina Cooper, author of Smart Parenting – How to Develop Your Child’s Mindset, Resilience and Courage for the Future of Work. At 28 years I was a leader in a bank. I wish I knew then what I know now about developing myself to be a leader. At 35 years I learnt leadership skills that transformed myself as a leader and  how I led my children. I haven’t been able to stop talking about these skills since.

You see, I spent a few years at home. The technical term is a “career break” to raise my children. I was with my children all day and night, yet with all this time with them, not much of it was quality time. My children were 2 and 4 when I first learnt the leadership skills and strategies that transformed mine and their daily experience. I used to experience a lot of stress, usually from my overwhelming, never ending list of things to do. What I didn’t know was that I had choice in almost everything I was experiencing and how to change it if I didn’t like it.

My mental load impacted my quality time with my children. I could see them being cautious, fearing things that were outside of their control and mine. I fed their stress levels and they fed mine. We were in a perpetuating cycle.

I have become obsessed with how we can raise our children so they thrive. So they don’t reach their adults years having to unlearn what I’ve had to. And instead, know how to experience quality in their daily lives, no matter what.

I believe knowing how our minds work and how to run them is an essential skill of the future. Times are changing faster today than yesterday, so how can we raise robust human beings to thrive in this fast-pace world with their mental well-being and happiness in tact, whilst enjoying our time with them?

That’s the question I obsess about…

I did not just rock up and decide to help people. I’ve been in human change for over 10 years, starting in the corporate sector. And today I host an amazing ability to get right to the core of challenges quickly. I’m not one for beating around the bush. Life is too short. Give me quality tips over quantity any day. 

I found methods that short cut. Short cut mindset work, short cut leadership skills and shortcut mastering your time and energy! 

I am so looking forward to sharing them with you!

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FORMAL BIO

Dina began her working life as a chartered management accountant, transitioning into change management within the banking sector.  She quickly discovered her aptitude and love of human change and went on to employ her skills by supporting clients who had been made redundant, in their transition into another job or career.

In 2009, recognising her own struggles as a parent, Dina went on to formally study Meta-Coaching and is now a transformational coach.  ‘Meta’ simply means ‘to go above’ and is coaching that focuses on the structure of how the challenging situation is created as well as the specifics of the situation. Once the how is known it can commonly be translated into different contexts resulting in life transforming coaching.

Dina’s realisation that she simply did not feel like the mum she had always dreamed she would be, prompted her to then seek a coach of her own to overcome these challenges.

Through this coaching, her own training as a coach and ultimately, her absolute enjoyment of her work supporting other parents, she now benefits from enjoying daily life as a mum and loves the fun she has with her two boys and with her husband, whom she feels connected and fulfilled with.

Dina is a firm advocate of personal empowerment and its contribution to personal success.  Her faith in the belief that if you know and like who you are and what you stand for, then you have the tools you need, to be the parent you dream of being.

Whilst accounting is not an industry you would associate Dina with today, Dina utilises her skills to help parents audit their minds. Immersed in engaging with parents to support them to become more consciously aware of how they parent, when seeking Dina’s services, you will be immediately struck by her intuitive and empathetic approach to a parenting challenge, demonstrating her ability to hone in on underlying difficulties and work through, to what can only be described, as a miraculous result!

Everything Dina shares is to achieve the one goal her clients all seek: to make life easier and more fun as parents.

Dina is a professionally certified Meta Coach (ACMC) and holds the title of Coaching for Executives at the Australian Graduate School of Management. She also undertook EMPower Management training and coaching – an in-house training for managers at St George Bank.  Dina lives in Sydney Australia speaking and coaching full time, face to face or remotely and supporting clients throughout the world.

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