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How Much Can a Koala Bear?

Practical ways to deal with change and conflict

Kevin Collister

Published Date: September 12, 2014

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Product dimensions 210x148mm, portrait, some colour illustrations
Languages English
ISBN No 78-0-9756826-1-6


From the Introduction

Once upon a time there lived a close knit community of Koalas. They shared a peaceful existence in pristine Australian bushland. They called this bushland their home and named it Koala Town. It was a wonderful place where everyone was welcome and everyone was treated with respect. Koala Town evolved over many years, under the watchful eye and mentoring of an old Koala named Nestor.

That was until a new housing estate threatened to eat up bushland not too far from Koala Town …

This fabulous fable by Kevin Collister is sure to delight all ages, including adults, and encourage discussion, whilst learning practical ways to deal with change and conflict.

About the author

KEVIN COLLISTER is one of Australia’s foremost experts on managing physical and non-physical aggression and a recognised authority on defensive tactics. As director of Totally Proactive Pty Ltd, Kevin is in high demand as a presenter and educator in conflict management, client interaction and defensive tactics training for government and private sector personnel.

Kevin’s approach to managing difficult behaviour includes the increasingly frequent and disturbing incidents where personal safety is at risk. He believes there are better and more effective weapons to use than force and coercion.

Entertain, motivate and educate your audience today with Kevin’s counter-aggression and personal empowerment communication training, based on extensive real life experience in high risk environments. Kevin will challenge your audience about how they communicate. He will question them, he will make them laugh, and he will amaze them with his stories. Have your audience leave talking about your event and with a copy of his book School of Hard Knocks.

Kevin’s extensive experience includes military service, Victorian Corrective Services, being a dog handler and member of the Security and Emergency Services Group, a prison emergency response unit with state-wide responsibilities dealing with some of Australia’s most dangerous criminals at times of greatest risk. He has worked as a crowd controller and security supervisor as well as caring for troubled children within community housing facilities. Drug searches, high security escorts, escapes and riots are all part of Kevin’s experience. His clients now include government departments, corporate companies, and small to medium businesses and not for profit agencies across Australia.

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