About Molly Potter

Author, trainer, speaker and teacher – available for bespoke talks and training


I started out as a scientist. However, I soon realised that chemistry did not have abundant opportunities for working with people and they were what really interested me – so I jumped ship and trained as a primary school teacher. I have subsequently worked with children and in education in a variety of guises for many years.

Published Books

The first books I had published were in creative thinking, problem solving and personal, social and health education (PSHE) and were aimed at teachers. Later, I moved on to write picture books that help young children with tricky emotions and situations. I feel my honest, open, down-to-earth approach leaves children informed and reassured.


I live in the fine city of Norwich with my reasonably well-trained husband. I have two grown up children who manage my over-excitability extremely well! I love travelling, learning, reading, yoga, fiddle playing, papier mâché, local history, being outdoors – especially cycling, laughing and mischief!

Molly Potter…

  • is a best-selling author with more than 30 books published, including emotional literacy, creative thinking and problem solving books. Click here to see a selection.
  • has many years of experience of designing and delivering training in the UK and overseas.
  • was a county PSHE advisor for several years.
  • has written for national magazines, websites and produced written resources (including training modules) for a variety of organisations.
  • is a qualified teacher with 20 years of experience – including teaching children with emotional and behavioural difficulties who have been excluded from mainstream education.
  • is qualified as an NLP and hypnotherapy practitioner
  • has a certificate in person-centred counselling skills
  • Is a director at Kinda Forest Schools
  • has been commissioned to provide organised ‘mischief’ and fun at public events

“Thought-provoking and I had several ‘penny-drop’ moments and a lot of fun as well.”

Tina Mackintosh. School Governor