Fielding Graduate University. Ph.D. Human Development. 2008.
As an educator, writer, developmental consultant, and public speaker, Josette specializes in the fields of human development, the Natural Learning Relationships of children, consciousness of the developing child, transformational learning, and nurturing well-being in family relationships, how adult and child grow together, relationship-based and holistic education, and professional development for teachers and staff. She enjoys teaching educators at the Graduate Institute for Transformational Learning (GIFTLearning).
Over the years, Josette has delighted in sharing her expertise, knowledge, and understanding with adults, professionals, and family groups seeking to deepen self-awareness, enliven optimal well-being, and develop access to innate wisdom. She has authored five eBooks and six print books, including Grow Together, Parenting as a path to well-being, wisdom, and joy, as well as articles that focus on relationships with children. Grow Together has earned the Mom’s Choice Award.
Together with her husband and collaborator, Ba Luvmour, Josette co-created and developed Natural Learning Relationships, a holistic child understanding of child development that supports optimal well-being in children and families. They have studied and explored consciousness since they met in 1979 and have been using Natural Learning Relationships with children, families, educators; in programs; and with schools since the 1980s. They have been instrumental in reinstituting Rites of Passage in contemporary culture. Together they produced and hosted the popular podcast series, Meetings with Remarkable Educators.
Josette and Ba are advisors to public and private schools as well as authors specializing in holistic child development, relationship-based education, and family dynamics. They live, work, and play together in Portland, Oregon.