We've rebranded as Parents Who Think.

We’re debating the best/worst parenting dilemmas in our PWT community & you should join us:

PARENTS WHO THINK

About

Find Fulfillment and Raise Your Family

Let’s make your ambitions front & centre –
even while you care for your kids.

You’re A Whole Woman First, And A Mother Second.

It sounds simple, but shifting your priorities back to yourself means you:

Get clear on what you want out of your career and home life.

Drop the guilt (or at least manage it) so it doesn’t paralyse you.

Build the mindset of a mother in charge of her own path.

Rewire the neural pathways that tell you to sacrifice yourself for others.

Create more time & space in your day-to-day by focussing only on what you want.

We’ve rebranded as Parents Who Think.
We’re debating the best/worst parenting dilemmas in our PWT community & you should join us:

Meet Our Founder, Danusia

As the Founder & CEO of a successful C-suite consultancy and the mother of ten, I know what it takes to build a life that feels good — even when people might give me the side-eye.

Our varying cultures and circumstances mean all of our families live and love differently. But our unwavering desire to create meaningful, rich lives for ourselves & our children is the same for all of us, all of the time.

We’re spoon-fed these heaping piles of bullsh** that life is our oyster — right up until the second we become mothers. Then it’s all about sacrifice, late nights, and coming last on the list, right?

WRONG.

Here at the School for Mothers, we reframe what’s possible so you can have kids and a career, without the guilt or second-guessing. Set yourself free, Mama. There’s so much potential waiting for you on the other side of this cultural malarky.

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IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE REMARKABLE ON THE TOPIC OF BUSINESS SUCCESS AND FAMILY,
YOU JUST FOUND HER

THE WORK LIFE BALANCE DEBATE IS A CROCK.
TO CREATE CHANGE, WE’VE GOT TO CHANGE THE CONVERSATION.

Whenever Danusia reads an op-ed or hears a speaker or a panel wondering if women can balance work and life, her hackles rise. If this hackneyed question yielded novel insights, then surely after years-and-years of asking it, we’d have fully answered it by now. The archaic “Can Women Have It All?” debate did not provide the answers because it asked the wrong question about the wrong subject – and so, of course, it didn’t generate new cultural insights or inspiring personal breakthroughs.

Danusia pushes back on the notion that mothering automatically stops women’s progress or that parenting and career-building are irreconcilable pursuits. (They’re not, and she has evidence.)

Instead, she outlines a provocative new way to consider mother’s lives, roles, and selves – so that they can invent a new way forward. So that they can modernize motherhood.

She shares stories from her book, “NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Motherhood”, in which Danusia tears up the old rulebook on how to be a mother, cutting through the cacophony around motherhood that drowns women out, and drags them down.

“Noise is the erosion of our sense of self,”  she says. “We forget who we are. Who we want to be. And we forget what is possible because we allow the Noise to dictate it for us”.

Danusia Malina-Derben is an electrifying speaker who speaks on women and work; mothering and self; and what it takes to succeed as an ambitious working mother As Founder & CEO of a C-suite consultancy, Danusia uses brings her academic career-track background in Organizational Behaviour and Development as a ‘toolkit’ advising senior executives and top leaders on how to perform optimally. She brings this same energy and fire into all her speaking events.

She will deliver one of her signature speeches to your audience or develop a bold new talk especially for your event. Danusia is available for keynotes, panels, debates, breakouts and workshops. She’s spoken to intimate groups, appeared on highly-publicised panels with icons and experts, and delivered keynote addresses at conferences and large events.

“Not only is Danusia a powerful, eloquent communicator, she is thought-provoking and moving. Danusia doesn’t mince her words – she delivers an impactful message most delegates remember well after her talk. In fact, one of the most repeated take-aways from our conference (featuring a number of speakers) was the message that Danusia shared with our audience. Danusia is professional, impressive and fab!”

Rina Goldenberg Lynch, Founder of Voice at the Table

A FEW STAGES DANUSIA HAS SPOKEN ON