Communication Wise


Social skills 101 for unschoolers

Free from the constraints of regular school, many unschoolers are active in their local community.

We are musicians, gardeners, sportspeople, upcyclers, churchgoers, artists, chefs, hikers, metal detectors… the list goes on.

With all the different groups your child will encounter, what could be more useful than learning communication skills to meet other people where they’re at?

Allow us to teach your child how to express themselves with kindness and poise — in any situation.

“The examples provided on different forms of assertive, passive-aggressive, and aggressive communication were useful.”


Angelica, 21

This course might be for you if…

Your unschooler is just beginning to date for the first time.

You’d like to have fewer arguments with your child.

Your child is feeling stressed out by their boss at work.

Your family needs help with expressing difficult emotions without coming off as aggressive.

What will happen when you take Communication Wise?

Imagine if your child were transformed into a confident, charismatic communicator.

Someone who lights up a room when they walk in.

A friendly conversationalist who knows how to put other people at ease.

A natural leader who has the confidence to deal with difficult people.

What parent wouldn’t want that for their son or daughter?

What’s in the course?

  • Welcome
  • Overview — The Three Types of Communication
  • Lesson 1 — Passive-Aggressive and Aggressive Communication
  • Recognizing Different Styles of Communication
  • Lesson 2 — What Makes a Communication Style Healthy or Unhealthy?
  • Learning to Identify Unhealthy Communication
  • Lesson 3 — Dealing with Unhealthy Communicators
  • Taking Action
  • Lesson 4 — Assertive Communication
  • Find the Assertive Response
  • Guide to Practical Communication
  • Case Study: The Annoying Roommate
  • Next Steps
  • Feedback
  • Free Coaching Session

But wait! That’s not all!

In addition to the full course content, you will also receive the following free bonuses when you purchase Communication Wise:


Interactive quizzes to test your new communication skills

One hour of free communication coaching from our Universal Owl experts ($200 value)

Meet fellow out-of-the-box learners in our exclusive Facebook group

Meet your instructor

John Bardinelli has 20 years of experience as a communicator and writer. He’s worked with clients across the world to help them express their ideas coherently.

John has built a successful career on one main skill: expressing complex thoughts in a manner which is simple and easy to understand.

Now he wants to pass on his expertise to you.



How much does the course cost?

Communication Wise is available for a one-off payment of $80.

How long does the course take?

Most people who take Communication Wise complete it in 1-2 hours. Feel free to go back to it whenever you need a communication refresher!

How does the coaching part work?

At the end of the course, there’s a page to book an online session with one of our Universal Owl communication experts.

The session lasts one hour and is included in the price of the course.

Simply choose a time using our software, and we will be in touch.

Where do I take the course?

You can take the course on the Universal Owl website.

Once you’ve finished the checkout process, you’ll be sent a page from which you can access the course.

“You learn something immediately, and it’s easy to follow along.”

Jens, 42