Welcome to the home of 
Intuitive Learning

Fun, practical & creative tools that nurture the true spirit of children from the inside out!

For freedom seekers, healers, yogis, counsellors, nannies, childminders, SENCO, teachers, coaches, home educators, and all those raising children who understand the importance of going within.

"This isn’t something they learn at school but it’s a vital skill for life. With Intuitive Learning, children don’t have to feel wrong, alone or waste their precious energy anxiously wishing they were like the others. They don't have to scroll, Google or search outside of them, because they can learn to go within and know, like and trust themselves."

Hello I'm Lisa! You might know me as The Smiley Coach. It is my one true wish for all children to grow up knowing the magic that already lives inside of them.

I created Intuitive Learning to guide children beyond their struggles. From emotional distress – angry outbursts and high anxiety, to social challenges – bullying, conflict and loneliness, I teach them creative problem solving and practical ways to feel good again.

I’d like to invite you to join my community of Intuitive Learners & Guides. If you’re an educator, therapist, child practitioner or parent, who is committed to changing the way we educate children, you’re in the right place.

I passionately believe that it’s my job and yours to shine a light on every child’s inner magic and guide them to go within. Through my own struggles growing up with chronic self-doubt and anxiety, I understand the peace that comes from feeling comfortable, happy and confident in your own skin – every single child deserves that.

Let’s come together and inject the world with more empathy, kindness and magic for the next generation.  


Lisa Parkes, The Smiley Coach
Intuitive Educator, Life Long Learner, Author & Creative Doodlebug.

Start here: Let's help all children create an exceptional life. 

Get set up with my FREE guide! Are you ready to join thousands of Wildhearts (strong-willed, sensitive souls), parents & educators, who are on a mission to overcome their fears and discover their own kind of happy ... one episode at a time.

Subscribe today and I’ll send you a copy of The Most Magical Podcast Guide, so you can find out how to make it work for you. You will:

✔ Evaluate your happiness using Smiley’s Happiness Ladder
✔ Learn the 3 lies adults & children believe about happiness
✔ Work out your own kind of happy & what may be blocking it
✔ Find out the most popular podcast episodes helping thousands of listeners with screens, school work, sleep, anxiety, anger, sadness, stepping out of your comfort zone, relationships with friends and siblings, and all the challenges that are part of growing up
✔ Listen to my Happiness Playlist so you can lift your mood with a little dance-off in the kitchen or sing-along in your car
✔ Design your unique Happiness Plan to quickly & effortlessly prioritise your emotional well-being and commit to growing your happiness from the inside out

I’ll also help you overcome your fear of the tech with step-by-step guidance to setting up the podcast (it’s 2 simple steps – you’ve got this!).

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Read about all the different ways other families have benefited 
Everybody is watching the same content, but having their own unique experience.

 "Even though I've heard good things about you, I have to admit that I was skeptical at first - I felt reassured that there was a guarantee and I got my money back if it didn't work.  I surprised! My kids were actually asking to watch you on the iPad.Never have I been happier for them to have more screen time. I like the way you keep updating the packs. We've done ours twice now and had so many good conversations. I feel closer to them knowing that I understand their worlds a little deeper. I can see how much that means to them too. When they're happy, I am happy!"

Mum to Wildheart twins Joshua & Rosie

 "We took your advice and listened to the Truly Madly Smiley podcast first - it was an instant hit! My kids got used to your voice. It's actually become part of their bed time routine and helps them to settle quicker. Naturally, the next step was to try one of the packs. My daughter loves to doodle and listen whereas my son is more focused on the screen and answers all your questions. I think they will want to meet you eventually, so we will book one of your private sessions soon. I've learnt so much myself and found myself wishing I'd had a Smiley growing up." 

Mum to an adorable anonymous Wildheart

"Your name gets mentioned  a fair bit in our house! 'What would Smiley say?' It's lovely to see my son working out his stuff on his own. We chose a journal and he draws it all out just like you've taught him and then brings it to me. We talk it through and I can see how he is growing in confidence the more he can come to his own conclusions. Sometimes he writes me notes and it's a great way for us to have those difficult conversations. I've taken a step backward. I'm less worried and I ask more questions and lecture less. It works!"

Less Worried Mum to Wildheart Jacob

"We started off with a box of Smiley Thought Cards and it just grew from there really. Both my girls have taken to learning in this way rather easily. In fact, often my eldest daughter will come and ask me if she can listen to you. We've stuck all our artwork up in her bedroom and I can see how slowly but surely she is starting to smile more and get less fixated on what used to worry her before. I think what you teach is brilliant and so important for kids and parents. It should be taught in all schools."

Happy Mum to Wildheart Amelia

Smiley on the Go!

Smiley's Intuitive Learning Den is easy to use and optimised to play back on any device. Learning essential life skills has never been more fun. It's definitely a much better use of your screen time too!

Start Where You Are!

For all learning environments - the world is your playground. The classroom, kids clubs or in the comfort of your own home. Learn at the pace you want. Fit it in around your busy schedule. 

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Easy, Practical & Fun!

Smiley makes coaching fun and easy via engaging videos. She shares tried and tested content from her coaching toolkit. There are also printable work books, audios, activities & practical advice.