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Shani Prideaux  – SJP Wellbeing

Shani Prideaux – SJP Wellbeing

Qualifications:
BA in Counselling (minor coaching) ~ children and youth, trauma and grief, family therapy, addiction.

Diploma in Positive Psychology & Wellbeing ~ Positive Parenting & Coaching.

Diploma in Youth Work.

Brainspotting Phase 1.

Mental Health First Aid – Master Trainer

“My passion is in promoting well-being and post-traumatic growth (as opposed to post-traumatic stress) for people who have experienced an activating event, a problem causing distress, or a desire to create a life change of some kind. As a counsellor I work with a lot of young people and parents, but can work with people from all walks of life.

Talking to people has always been my forte, from my early years as a hairdresser I was aware that my clients trusted me and I would bear witness to many things in their lives, happy, sad, and even traumatic.

When I began my career in health and fitness in 2011 I originally used it to keep myself motivated after having kids. I had to turn up, people were relying on me, but it was my time out. I worried constantly about my children, after some traumatic events both during and after their births, in fact, I barely have any memories of those early years because my brain was so full of worry and hypervigilant for potential dangers or things that could make them sick, it was one of the few things that could turn my brain off for a while.

I quickly attracted people who were using the gym to help with their own issues, like mental health, body image, self-worth, relationship problems, and more. Studying one thing turned into another and slowly my career and work have shifted. My first role outside of talking to people at the salon or the gym was as a well-being coach at an eating disorder clinic where I worked with women in a group setting, under the guidance of a psychologist to redefine their relationship to food, and moving their bodies.

Fast forward to the last 6 or so years and I have worked as a parenting coach with foster networks, in high school wellbeing teams, and as a mental health and wellbeing educator around Australia and NZ, both for Red Cross and in my own business. Program Counsellor SA for Raise Foundation and as a therapist in drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation Tumbelin Farm with young men.

I provide mental health and wellbeing education for workplaces, including Mental Health First Aid for organisations small-large, and clinical supervision to various organisations whose staff work with vulnerable people.

My passion for mental health and education revolves around social inclusion, mental health, and wellbeing literacy, and advocacy of a healthy Australia.”

Modalities most used: Trauma Focussed Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Systemic Family Therapy, Mindfulness, and Somatic Therapy, Brainspotting.

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Rachel Reiter  – Rachel Reiter | Hopscotch Branding Studio

Rachel Reiter – Rachel Reiter | Hopscotch Branding Studio

Hey! I’m Rachel, brand stylist and mentor, illustrator, designer and ultimately… your brand BFF. Which means I create one-of-a-kind brand personalities that help flourishing online business owners radiate.

I get to the core of who you are and why you do what you do with my exclusive brand discovery process. Then I combine brand strategy, colour psychology, bespoke illustrations, imagery and typography to capture the heart and spirit of your business in a brand that captivates your ideal clients and makes them desperate to work with you!

I live in Glenelg, SA with my hubby and four gorgeous girls.

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Shona Gates   – Shona Gates co, Sexy Selfish, Tyne Creative

Shona Gates – Shona Gates co, Sexy Selfish, Tyne Creative

Welcome to the multipassionate world of Shona Gates, where ambition meets integrity, and success is redefined for women in business.

With over a decade of dedicated of business experience, Shona is a force of nature, guiding women entrepreneurs to lead authentically and embrace their unapologetic ambition to become fully BADASS + BULLETPROOF

Shona’s coaching philosophy transcends the conventional, intertwining intentional strategy with potent energetic work. As a published author and sought-after speaker, she shares profound insights on leading with integrity and fearlessly pursuing ambitious goals. Shona’s approach goes beyond traditional coaching boundaries, addressing the intricacies of emotional intelligence, conflict navigation, strategic marketing, and sales alignment.

To create a business and brand that doesn’t just look good on paper, but one that feels good in your soul.

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Odette de Beer  – Amplify business coaching and consulting

Odette de Beer – Amplify business coaching and consulting

Hello there! I’m Odette, the heart and soul behind the Business with Altitude Summit. I work with dreamers and doers – visionary business leaders, dedicated executives, and specialists who are not just chasing success but are hungry for meaning. I do this because I want to see a world where businesses thrive by being hubs of positive change, where every decision is a chance to make a difference.

You might call me a Business Alchemist, and honestly, I love that title. It’s about turning the everyday into something extraordinary, isn’t it? I hail from South Africa and now call Australia home – a journey that’s given me a kaleidoscope of experiences and perspectives. So, what does a Business Alchemist do? I take the raw, unpolished parts of businesses, churches, and individual aspirations and turn them into gold. It’s about crafting strategies that don’t just work on paper but bring about real, vibrant change. I blend my love for business growth with my skills in Six Sigma and customer experience, all seasoned with a dash of consciousness coaching. But it’s not all strategy and no heart. I’m here to be your mentor, your guide, and your biggest cheerleader. Why do I wake up every morning excited to do what I do? Because I believe in the magic of transformation. Seeing a business or an individual unlock their true potential is exhilarating.

If you believe that business can be a force for good that sees the value in marrying profit with purpose, then we’re already on the same page. My clients are those brave souls who dare to dream of a business that’s as much about impacting lives as it is about the bottom line. It’s not just about changing businesses; it’s about changing lives, crafting legacies, and building a future we can all be proud of. Let’s not just grow businesses; let’s grow lives and nurture leaders who’ll change the world.

I know the future is bright. All we need to do is build a big enough community of like-minded visionaries, and we’ll be able to move mountains. If you’d like to join the movement and create magic in your life and business, it all starts over on my Substack. I will share insights on sustainable business practices, growth mindset, emotional intelligence, team building, overcoming challenges, and the use of technology to enhance customer experiences and productivity. Join substack here: https://substack.com/@odettedebeer?utm_source=profile-page

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Morgan Griffin  – Katalyst Accounting

Morgan Griffin – Katalyst Accounting

I am a Chartered Accountant and Tax Agent, I’ve spent over 12 years diving into the world of finance and advising small to medium businesses.

I am passionate about helping business owners live life on their terms by helping them feel financially confident in their business. I have extensive experience working with SME’s in all stages of the business lifecycle. From setting up their business to helping them navigate various stages of growth.

Outside of the office I love keeping fit and catching up with friends over a latte or glass of wine. I am also passionate about helping others and am currently on the board of Variety South Australia, as Treasurer.

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Chanelle Le Roux  – NINKI Content Marketing

Chanelle Le Roux – NINKI Content Marketing

Hi! I’m Chanelle. Owner of NINKI Content Marketing. A boutique content marketing agency that specialises in strategy, social media and content. We’ve been around for 6 years and have worked with both large and small organisations helping them increase their online presence with online content. 

I also moonlight as a marketing coach helping female business owners gain clarity and direction in their marketing. I am currently a registered mentor in the Women in Business program which gives you 4 hours of coaching with me for $88 – a steal.

Work stuff aside, I am a part-time performer, have travelled to over 50 countries, was once on the Graham Norton Show and have a fear of bananas.

To find out more about this offer, please email me at chanelle@ninkionline.com. 

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Melanie Dancer  – Girl Guides SA

Melanie Dancer – Girl Guides SA

Melanie has worked throughout Australia in a variety of government and corporate industries. She first worked as a specialist investigator with SAPOL within the Paedophile Taskforce and Sex Crimes Investigation Branch.

During the time she served in the force she completed a prestigious state-based scholarship focussing on an outcome that led to the offence of ‘drink spiking’ being included into South Australian criminal legislation. Melanie developed her portfolio of governance experience as a Board member and Chair of YWCA Adelaide focussing on the status of women and women’s policy and program development as well as attending international and national leadership conferences.

Melanie transitioned into careers within community and social services development – including senior roles in aged care, disability and education models for at-risk young people. Melanie has worked with a variety of organisations to implement change management and create commercial service models, as well as leading local and national projects within sport including within an AFL club.

Melanie assists police officers to transition into new careers and is a CEO in the non for profit sector with a focus on leadership for young women.

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Tammy Edwards  – Tammy’s Table

Tammy Edwards – Tammy’s Table

A confessed extrovert and lover of freckles (the chocolates), I transitioned into a supposed semi-retirement nearly five years ago after selling my business, only for it to last a mere two weeks.

Passionate about business, I thrive on connecting, inspiring, and supporting individuals. My expertise lies in developing systems and processes to streamline and scale businesses. My philosophy is that every business owner should be in control, with the business serving them, not the other way around.

As a dedicated entrepreneur, I am committed to assisting fellow business owners in taking charge of their futures. This involves one-on-one coaching and facilitating business development groups.

What sets me apart is my firsthand experience. I built one of South Australia’s most successful conveyancing brands, a profitable and self-sustaining venture that required minimal hands-on management. My aim was to create a thriving business that could stand on its own and be sold as an asset upon my retirement in my 40s – a goal I successfully achieved.

Balancing personal life, family, and business is crucial, and I’m passionate about guiding my clients to create the lifestyle they desire.

Beyond business, I engage in activities that satisfy my extroverted nature, such as organising get-togethers with girlfriends, embarking on adventures with my daughter and hubby, acquiring new skills at art classes, and leisurely strolls around shopping centers (as a minimalist, I rarely make purchases but enjoy soaking up the energy of bustling crowds). Currently, I’m enthusiastically working through a “50 before 50” list, adding a delightful dimension to my life.

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Karina McDonald  – Connect Comms

Karina McDonald – Connect Comms

Hey there, I’m Karina, the creator behind Connect Comms!

I began this journey when I found my knack for helping business owners discover their voice and vibe with their dream audience. Connection is my highest value – I get so inspired when a message hits the heart with the right person.

Proud mum of two, it on my son and a little thing called divorce that kick started my business. When life threw me a curveball with my son’s quadriplegic cerebral palsy diagnosis and a 22 year marriage plot twist, I realised that time is too rich to be spent poorly. I ended my 14-year stint in corporate telecommunications, loaded up on learning through courses, and decided to do what lit a fire in my belly while creating a bright future for my kids.

Beforehand I was a team leader, ops manager, case manager, and training deliverer at Optus. Loved it, learned tons, but I craved a life where I could dance to my own tune, be flexible to my son’s needs, and find creativity in my work.

I’m also a fierce advocate for disability and have spoken on TV, radio, in newspapers and on podcasts in an effort to create change for the disability community and their carers.

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Kendie Gador  – My OT and Me

Kendie Gador – My OT and Me

Hi, my name is Kendie and I am the Director and Occupational Therapist at My OT and Me. Throughout my 10 year career, my Occupational Therapy journey has taken me far and wide, from Gawler to the United Kingdom, working across public and private organisations. My position within these roles never ‘felt right,’ for me, so in 2023, I set off on my journey to establish an OT service that truly values people and that truly cares., and so, My OT and Me was born.

I wanted to create a service that focused on supporting the vulnerable in our community. To do this, I strive to support people with empathy, compassion and with the aim to be that OT that ‘gets it.’ In order to do this, I continue to seek opportunities to grow as a therapist and also learn from my patient cohort.

Beyond my professional career, I am a proud cat mum to Winston. I enjoy baking/cooking and creating an urban veggie patch to fulfil my ”sustainability cup’.

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Rosie Bartlett  – Mindseye Training and Consulting

Rosie Bartlett – Mindseye Training and Consulting

Rosie Bartlett founded Mindseye Training and Consulting in 2015 with a mission to help workplaces support the mental wellbeing of their people.

Principal Master Mental Health First Aid Instructor with over 16 years’ experience training in Mental Health First Aid, suicide prevention, resilience training, and other mental health and drug and alcohol programs. Caring about outcomes and ensuring change within an organisation is sustainable – not just another ‘tick the box’ exercise. She believes if an organisation wants to build a healthy culture and be an employer of choice, they must invest in the mental fitness of their people. Equally important is to provide programs upskilling individuals, teams and managers to confidently handle mental health challenges as they arise.

With a background in health science, training and assessment, Rosie has a demonstrated history of working across Accounting and Professional Services, Acting and Modelling, Active Communities and Mental Health, Building and Construction, Community Services, Defence, Disability, Drug and Alcohol Services, Education (Early Childhood, Schools and Higher Education), Employment Services, Hospitality, Insurance, Local and State Government, Manufacturing, Medical, Mining and Resources, Non-Government Organisations and Peak Bodies, Retail, Small Business, Tertiary institutions, Tech Companies, Unions and Wine.

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Dianna Dawson  – Life Without Barriers

Dianna Dawson – Life Without Barriers

As a systems thinker, creator and executive leader of strategy, change, commercial performance, culture, CX and client outcomes across for purpose organisations, Dianna has delivered significant impact across a range of human services sector in the last 20+ years.

Currently, Dianna is the Director of Business Performance, Disability and Mental Health at Life Without Barriers. In this role, Dianna leads the development and delivery of strategic objectives including establishing a Business Performance Hub delivering an end-to-end CX, structural reviews and restructures, business process improvement, financial performance improvements, service quality and commercial outcomes in an ever-changing business and service delivery environment.

Dianna leads her team to maintain sustainable business operations across the service stream, including business strategy, revenue generation, expense management and cash flow. This work ensures that Life Without Barriers is in a strong position to continue providing essential support services into the future.

Dianna is passionate about combining the heart of not-for-profit with the mind of a commercial business to deliver for purpose, leaving the world a better place.

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Catherine Humphreys-Scott

Catherine Humphreys-Scott

I am a commercially-focused communications professional, bringing nearly 20 years of experience across numerous industries including telco, automotive, defence, energy, FMCG, health and finance.

I enjoy working with clients to understand their challenges, and develop meaningful solutions. I’m particularly excited by corporate communications, brand and reputation. I’m skilled and experienced at issues management and public affairs.

Amongst the brands I’ve loved working with are Beaumont Solutions (Health and Safety), Disaster Relief Australia, YMCA Victoria, Lockheed Martin, Vodafone, and Mitsubishi Motors.

A mother of two teen girls, having my own business allows me to spend more time with them and for us to make memories – whilst fully leaning in to the pointy end of their schooling and wellbeing.

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Emma Holdsworth  – The Mental Health Doula

Emma Holdsworth – The Mental Health Doula

I’m Emma.
– Single Mum to 2 amazing daughters.
– Passionate about changing the shape of Motherhood for as many mums as I can.
– I love the beach, my couch and adventures.
– I have worked with families for over 20 years.
– I’m learning to play Roller Derby.
– I am a sandplay therapist – postpartum doula – circle facilitator – counsellor – space holder.
– In 2024 I am prioritising space, play and rest!

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Rebecca Kelly  – The Vitality Project

Rebecca Kelly – The Vitality Project

I am know by most as Beck… I am a wife, a boy mum and a fur mum.

I have been in the fitness industry for over 15 years and I honestly couldn’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I love helping people and the fitness industry has been the tool I have used in order to help people change their lives. During lockdown, I was working at the park and in my garage and it was an opportunity for people to be in a more relaxed environment (they could even bring their kids with them). It was then that I realised that I needed to do this for myself and for the people in my community. I opened the doors to the current studio in November 2020. I love having my own space because I can be flexible with my clients and help tailor everything to their specific needs. It gives me a connection to our community it also gives me flexibility as a mum and a wife to be able to have some balance.

I help my husband run his award-winning commercial fitout business called Total Fitouts which has grown from one office in Adelaide to now also having an office in Melbourne and is taking up more of my time these days.

I do enjoy traveling and exploring new places, reading, watching movies or occasionally binge watching something on Netflix but generally working with my clients or on my business is what I spend most of my time doing.

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