We are a Social Enterprise, a Non-Profit Organistation that helps children to
Get Social Again.
We work alongside Teachers and Parents to implement Emotional Intelligence Life Skills into children's lives and into their classrooms.

The Team

Deborah McPhilemy : Founder

Author | Master Trainer | Counsellor | Speaker

Discovering Emotional Intelligence in 2003 was the best thing that ever happened to me.  Developing my Emotional Intelligence helped me to heal from trauma, heal my relationships and enjoy life to the absolue fullest.  I'm passionate about empowering people with the skills to improve the quality of their lives, and relationships. I am particularly passionate about empowering children with Emotional and Social Skills from an early age, and working with disempowered women.

Kay Robinson : Director

Creator of Creative Teaching Resources

Kay worked as a primary school teacher for 15 years before becoming a private Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner. She has a unique talent of simplifying teaching by creating gorgeous and accessible resources. Kay is the creator of all our easy-to-use Tutor Lesson Plans and Activity Cards. 

Kevin Hartley : Director

Coach | Facilitator

Kevin is a qualified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner who uses this psychological approach to help people reach their personal goals by learning through experience. Kevin is not only an integral part of the Getting Kids Social Again team, but also works to help and support veterans from the military community. 

Pamela Candido

Special Education Expert | Teacher Trainer

"I love learning and interacting with people as it stimulates that expansion within myself. I am passionabe about working with people who have different needs;  Special Ed, Autism, Asperger’s, SPD and ADD / ADHD. Nothing fulfills me more than helping people to fit into this world and know that no matter what, they too belong and are loved and accepted."

Roland Rennie

Emotional Intelligence Master Trainer

"I love learning and interacting with people as it stimulates that expansion within myself. I am passionabe about working with people who have different needs;  Special Ed, Autism, Asperger’s, SPD and ADD / ADHD. Nothing fulfills me more than helping people to fit into this world and know that no matter what, they too belong and are loved and accepted."

Eve Kelly

EQ Tutor Trainer | Lesson Plan Creator for 4 - 10 Year Olds

“I take pride in being a very nurturing person.  I have a nursing background, but found my real passion in Early Learning Development. The sooner we can teach our children to become emotionally intelligent, the stronger their emotional foundation will be. I also understand the importance of learning through play. Learning to be Emotionally Intelligent should always be exciting & fun.”

Natasha Campbell

PA and Marketng Assistant

“Becoming Emotionally Intelligent is one of the best things I have ever done for myself. Becoming EQ improved my life, even though I thought it was already perfect.  I have learnt that emotions are beautiful things; that my emotions make me human, but they also make me unique. I am proud to be part of a team that recognises the importance of emotions, and the power they have to make the world a better place for all.”

Our Qualified EQ Practitioners

Our team of Qualified EQ Practitioners are available to support you, to answer all your questions and to help you to implement Emotional Intelligence development and skills into lives, homes and classrooms.

Debi le Roux

“Your child’s inner-happiness is my priority. I will help your child develop their self-esteem, confidence, and a positive mindset. My mission is to equip the adults of the future with all the emotional skills needed to lead a fulfilling & happy life.”

Lizl Marchand

“My neuro-diversity is a gift as it has helped me understand my child, and all other neuro-diverse children. I am passionate about equipping neuro-diverse children with the tools to succeed in a world that does not always understand them. Every child has the right to happiness and should know how it feels to make someone else happy.” 

Helen Zeida

“Children who learn to trust themselves and understand their emotions early on are able to deal with life’s ups and downs. Boosting their confidence and helping them create a personal toolkit equips and empowers them to make the most of all opportunities. I create a fun, safe space to learn positive life skills. Feeling good is essential, contagious and it makes the world a better place!”

Letitia Rajool

“I am passionate about assisting teens to develop their Emotional Intelligence, so that they are able to deal with their academic demands. My primary concern lies with every student’s mental health and wellbeing. I believe that to have your child succeed academically, they first need to succeed emotionally.” 

Rachel Ward

“I firmly believe that emotional literacy is the bedrock of healthy psychological and social development, and that nothing can be more important than nurturing and nourishing a child’s developing emotional landscape. My passion and motivation stem from personal experience, including my own eventual journey back to emotional health. I believe passionately in EQ for children, and am also committed to supporting adults who are dealing with the consequences of emotional abuse." 

Tracey Wynne

“My passion is to help children release their negative energy, confront all their emotions, and develop proactive responses to emotionally triggering situations. We all have the power to help our children, sometimes we just need a little help ourselves. In the words of Mother Theresa "If you want to change the world, go home and love your family".

Lumen Steyn

"I have been involved in child care, tutoring and Early Childhood Development for 19 years. I became an EQ Tutor in 2018 and I teach EQ to the children in my pre-school. Seeing the difference it makes in their development and how they pass the EQ teaching onto their parents, has been truly wonderful. My wish is that every human being gets access to these incredible life-changing skills."

Mariska Dorfling

“I am a big kid at heart and believe that learning should always be fun. I teach children how to express their emotions through song, dance, and acting. Every kid has greatness within them. My mission to help every child realise how great they are, so that they feel comfortable being their true selves.”

Nareman Elmagboul

“A happy child is a healthy child. There are two sides to health: physical and emotional. The first step towards developing a child’s emotional health, is understanding what makes a child unique. Once a child feels understood, respected and comfortable being themselves, they are ready to communicate their feelings, and ready to be taught what to do with their emotions.”

Tracy Chetty

“I am passionate about equipping children with the skills needed to cope with everyday difficulties and social pressures. Life is hard, but with the right skills it can become much easier to navigate. A child who understands themselves and others, is a child ready to take on the world and thrive.”

Getting Kids Social Again C.I.C No 13118369
Our South African Partner
PBO Number 930071569
Teddy Bear Day
9 September 2021
Our EQ Teaching Bears
for 4 - 10 year olds