Jacqueline Coates is a beautiful example of someone who quite literally followed her dreams. Working for 15 years in the corporate world as an advertising art director, she was longing to be an artist and would dream of painting. When she became a single mum with two children, she felt it was as good a time as any to take a leap of faith and follow her heart.
In 2001, she left the corporate world and moved to the Barossa Valley to pursue her dream full time. From corporate to country, she has successfully run solo exhibitions, been part of many group exhibitions, and runs regular workshops and painting programs. She also has numerous publications and is the creator of Make Money From Art, How to Paint Blooms, Freedom to Paint, and Blooms Painting Workshops.
Iris Du is the Co-Founder and self- Discovery Coach at Careerists, a leading Career Coaching
Company. In just under a year, she has guided over hundreds of clients to understand their own behavior and why people do what they do. She helps by diving into their values and skills and how to leverage them in business, career and relationships.
Coming to Australia on her own, with no family or friends at the tender age of 14, Iris had to fight to survive each and every day. With her persistence, she was able to find her passion and now she devotes her life to help others do the same. Being a Master NLP Practitioner, Human behaviour expert and a Certified Conversational Hypnotherapist, Iris empowers professionals to discover their passion and talent, how to work more effectively with others and how to become the best leader within themselves and in any organisation.
With expertise that spans over 11 years in the Recruitment industry and conducting more than 10,000 interviews, Thai Ngo has analysed human behaviour and has discovered the disruptive formula on how we judge and perceive others when it comes to employment. Thai’s purpose is to help professionals develop their personal brand and push their career boundaries to another level.
Thai is motivated by the hiring psychology of employers, the mindset of job seekers, and what makes someone more successful and seen as ‘top talent’. He has seen how the fear of change, rejection, and how a lack of confidence prevents people from getting what want. He wants people to know that getting what you want in both your life and career is attainable if you have the right strategies in place.
Husband and wife team Ben and Sheri Jones are serial entrepreneurs, investors and philanthropists with an unshakable optimism for young people and entrepreneurship. They have worked with hundreds of families, showing them how to help their kids become financially independent and achieve their own goals and dreams. It all started for them when their kids wanted incomes of their own.
After starting a business with their son, they kept getting asked by other parents how to did it. They looked everywhere for a quality education program they could send them, but were unable to find anything. So, they created their own. They love sharing what they’ve learned on their journey as parents of budding entrepreneurs. For them, there is nothing more satisfying than the excitement young people have when they start making their first business income.
After studying Sculpture at University, Steve Eagle began his career as a composite plastics proto-typer and fabricator where he worked with a diverse range of clients before owning and operating his own design studio. His motivation behind joining this industry was his love of product development and bringing peoples ideas into reality. He has more than 20 years of industry experience working in product development and sourcing across many industries in Asia, Australia, Africa, and America.
Throughout his career, Steve has been contracted by companies of all sizes on projects ranging from a few thousand dollars through to USD $150m. His extensive experience working with international teams has involved delivering concept designs, prototyping, production management, supplier sourcing and project management. He travels frequently between Thailand, China and Australia to be actively involved in both product development and business ownership with several director roles and multiple independent product development clients.
A passionate advocate of transparency and truth, Lesley Gates believes in facts not fiction to make informed decisions when purchasing strata property. The love she has for her industry is driven by her desire to provide a valuable service to purchasers of strata property – enabling them to be confident in their purchasing decision to buy or not to buy.
Her repertoire of experience extends over the span of 20 years and includes teaching IT at TAFE for 10 years, being a Legal PA for five years, a Legal Research/Barristers Assistant for 13 years, and owning her own business for 10 years. In addition to this, for four of those 20 years, Lesley has been doing Strata inspection reports. She has qualifications as a Licensed Strata manager and purchased the business Strata Inspection Reports approximately four years ago.
Amy Trott is a mother of two children – a five year old son and a two year old daughter. Her journey began when she had her son in a small country town which was isolating and resources were limited. Becoming parents introduced her and her husband to a new and very overwhelming world, which was the driving force behind starting their own business.
Amy has been in her industry for over four years. Prior to that, she was a highschool teacher for 10 years – specialising in Design & Technology, Textiles and Hospitality. Amy and her husband started Eat Teeth Sleep – a family run business with the aim to provide parents with products that have been tried and tested by actual parents, products that parents need and love, all with the aim to to support parents on their parenting journey.
Formally a graphic artist, Tanya de Haan has Art Directed and worked on several top selling magazines in Melbourne and Sydney, including designing her own publication. With 25 years in industry, she has developed a keen interest in writing, creating ebooks, publications and running her own creative studio where she edits and designs all sorts of media, magazines, books, and artwork.
Throughout her career, she has developed lifelong connections with people through writing. She believes that it is through writing that you to share your story because you are opening up a part of you too be seen by others. The ability to share and get work published is what motivates her and her partner Jos. They want to provide every writer with the opportunity to have their work published by providing them with a platform to do so.
With 20 years of industry experience, Jos van der Sman has had the opportunity to write lots of small articles and last year self-published a book – his autobiography. Throughout his career, he experienced the difficulties that surround getting work published. As a budding entrepreneur, Jos took this experience and decided to create a platform for emerging writers to get their writing published.
With this goal in mind Jos, and his partner Tanya, decided to come together to develop a fascinating website and magazine as a viable, interesting way for writers to get their work published. They want to give writers everywhere the opportunity to get their work published by providing them with a platform that will allow them to do so.
Dorotheo Haeusler lost her husband of 53 years to cancer two years ago. Suddenly, she found herself in a situation she had never been in before. For her entire life she played support roles as daughter, wife, and mother, but never played the ME role. Finding herself at a crossroads, she felt there was something inside longing to get out but was confused about where to start.
Speaking to other women like herself, she found many who could relate to her and her situation. So, in the process of finding herself, she found a passion for inspiring other women move on from events of grief and separation towards their version of a fulfilling life. She wants older women to understand they can still contribute, make a difference, and follow their dreams no matter what age.
Debra has more than 25 years’ experience in property investing, Australia-wide. Using a range of strategies to build her property portfolio, including: renovating, adding dwellings, subdividing and development, she is skilled in identifying development opportunities, and sourcing properties that have multiple uses and multiple exit strategies.
A licensed real estate agent, Debra also holds Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business degrees, and is a Qualified Property Investment Advisor (QPIA). She is an author, speaker and passionate advocate for increasing transparency in the property and wealth industries. Additionally, four years ago she established Crave Property Advisory, with the aim to provide real property advice to help her clients optimise and build property portfolios that will generate income.
As a new player in the supplement industry, Elanya van Heerden provides a fresh look at the nutritional supplement industry and the opportunities and problems it represents. She wants to educate people on the natural alternatives available to them that are not filled with empty promises, but actually filled with high quality ingredients. She is an advocate for putting people firmly in control of their own health so they can move through life strong and healthy.
Committed to making a difference, she wants people to realize their health is worth the investment. Hearing about how people found relief in her natural alternatives is the highlight of her day. She knows that some conditions will always require medical intervention, but believes people can still benefit from supplementing with the natural alternatives she offers to help manage their conditions.
Coming up with creative ways to solve problems is something Joe Biggs has always enjoyed. From a young age he was making trolleys used to help his mum bring in groceries, and ladders and platforms to get across ditches and fences. His love of problem-solving would continue to be put to use, manifesting itself through his career path.
With 34 years of industry experience, Joe worked in careers such as engineering draftsman, survey assistant, architectural drafting, civil engineering drafting, and designing subdivisions and estates. In 1998, Joe established JBD Group – a Steel Detailing firm, of which he is Founder and CEO. His side step into detailing began as a result of his underlying nature to solve problems, the introduction of computers into drafting, and his desire to get things right.
A woman driven by education and creating change, Christina Sanchez has developed a passion for helping women find the confidence to back themselves and create a legacy for their children and their children’s children. She is motivated by women who put others before themselves, especially after divorce. More often than not they are the poorest after divorce, more likely to be the working poor and often the poorest in retirement.
She has actively been in her industry for almost 30 years and has successfully run her own business for the last five. Her industry falls within coaching and counselling, with a background in addictions counselling. Working in rehabilitation centres and jails with both genders for ages 14 to elderly, she has seen how addiction is non-discriminatory. It can affect anyone no matter their gender, age, religion, or socioeconomic status.
Helping people unleash their potential has been Dr. Irena Yashin-Shaw’s life’s work. Her experience as a teacher, an academic, and a corporate educator has given her the tools to focus on helping leaders to create innovative, adaptive, future-ready teams and workplaces by liberating underutilized talent. For her, seeing people discover and develop their potential through the transformative power of education and use it to do amazing things is what lights her up.
Dr. Irena Yashin-Shaw’s programs and educational experiences address the pressing need to help leaders – established, emerging or aspiring, transition from being great technicians, subject matter experts and managers – to being people who can confidently lead and catalyse change. In a world that is transforming so fast that is the only way an organisation is going to be future ready and relevant.
Introducing our inspirational editor, Nicki Williams! Now an award winning nutritionist, author, speaker and leading expert in women’s health and hormones, Nicki’s road wasn’t always so smooth.
Her early 40’s saw Nicki riddled with health issues and no answers, it was time to turn things around on her own. By altering her diet, lifestyle and introducing natural supplements into her routine, Nicki was able to achieve optimum health again without medical intervention.
The founder of Happy Hormones for Life, Nicki is dedicated to helping women in their 40’s and 50’s feel better than they did in their 30’s!
Recently publishing It’s not you, it’s your hormones; The essential guide for women over 40 to fight fat, fatigue and hormone havoc, we welcome women’s health expert Nikki Williams aboard as Editor.
A woman who wears many hats, Annie is a single mother, author, blogger, speaker, and entrepreneur empowering people as they journey through and beyond their relationship challenges. She knows first-hand how life can be turned upside down in a heartbeat.
Annie went through her own separation and divorce from 2013-15 and became determined to turn her pain into gain for herself and so many others headed down the same road.
Within a matter of hours, Annie had gone from living the glamorous life of a Singapore expat to confronting the reality of divorce, moving countries and saying goodbye to friends, hello to lawyers, and moving back in with her parents, while nursing a newborn and running around after a toddler.
Enduring a crippling three years of emotional, physical and financial stress, Annie felt broken.
Driven by love for her children and a determination to set up a solution so that no-one should ever need to go through what she had, Hello Mojo was born.
What began as a simple idea to create a solution for herself has now grown into something which positively touch the lives of millions.
Hello Mojo Magazine for women and for men is an authentic, supportive, heart-centred global publication which includes an app to get you started.
So, if the end of a relationship is looming or you’re going through a lot right now, rest assured, Annie will help you get your mojo back!
Symmone Gordon is free spirited and leaps into uncertainty. She has business/practical skills combined with Intuition to illuminate the whole picture for business women and spiritual seekers to identify and transform self imposed limitations helping women transition from limiting to limitless. Intensify intuition and gain clarity.
With a background in sustainable agriculture working with the Cotton On Foundation for communities in Uganda to live a better life – food and water security, successful outcomes and great impact on villages.
Symmone is an Entrepreneur, she has created a number of businesses across different industries from Fashion, civil construction to spiritual events. Because of her solid business understanding she is now working as psychological astrologer, counselor, intuitive, spiritual teacher helping women sweep the path free of obstacles so each step can be taken with knowingness and clarity.
Symmone Learnt about the mind and mystical teachings from monks, nuns, shamans, Indian gurus, spiritual teachers, life experience and every day teachers who push emotional buttons spent many years traveling and learning about different cultures.
Symmones Motivation behind Believe Magazine is to help people gain clarity in their lives by going to the root cause and change what isn’t working. Experiencing the deeper layers of life.
She loves the mystical teachings, the unveiling of the deeper truth from within and discovery of what treasures are within all people. connecting with people.
“Joy and aliveness is already within, it is not something to be created, rather unveiled. Your thoughts are not who you are.”
“Ever since I was at University, my lecturer in HR explained the Recruitment Process I knew that is what I always wanted to do…I didn’t just fell into recruitment, I knew this would be my dream job!”
Natalie started CACCIA RECRUITMENT in October 2011 with the opportunity to make a difference in the industry. Natalie is a well-rounded, skilled entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience working extensively with start-ups and established businesses head-hunting, searching and recruiting talent.
Rather than telling you about my past from the perspective of achievements. I felt it was more appropriate to share my life story in the context of understanding my experiences, as a process of spiritual transformation, which has led me to understand the co-creative processes,that brought me out of retirement, and is leading me on the greatest journey in my life.
The 50s… I was the son of post-war Polish immigrants, who arrived in Australia in 1951, with only the clothes in their suitcases. These were important years in my life because as a child I was required to grow up very quickly. since my parents were poor, we all worked. I had jobs evenings, weekends, and school holidays, to assist with the family income. Since my mother worked five jobs, and my father was often away… I learnt how to cook, bake, clean, wash clothes, and do household chores. In fact, cooking became one of my major creative outlets. My parents spoke little English, so I was also an interpreter, advisor, shopping agent and general interface to the English-speaking community. Besides, going to school, I also had a profound curiosity about the nature of reality, and of existence. So right throughout the 50s, I devoured books on philosophy, ancient history, alchemy, ancient religions, mysticism, the occult, mythology, yes and even quantum physics. I have the gift of retaining great amounts of information and understanding most of what I read. My mother encouraged me to take up music, and once we have found our financial feet, I learnt and played three instruments and was a member of a local Youth Orchestra. However, it was around the age of 10, that I found my inner voice. It was a presence, which gave me guidance, love, encouragement, wisdom, and direction, that neither my parents nor any human teacher could have done. These were the foundation years, that provided the platform and the stepping stones for an incredible spiritual journey that has lasted over 60 years.
The 60’s… This decade was indeed, the beginning of a new movement, that transcended all aspects of political, cultural, social and spiritual life. Yet for me whilst it was the period I grew up, my path was education. The 60’s was my experience with functional high school and tertiary education systems… I found institutionalized education both underwhelming and boring. Whilst I passed and collected all the necessary certificates and degrees on the way, It was my high school experience where I became aware that I could think outside the box…and I sort of developed a sixth sense; knowing what and how to answers questions in exam papers. However, the outstanding highlight of this decade for me was the discovery of an outstanding tenor voice and was invited to sing in lead roles in the school musicals. These experiences led me to pursue, voice training, and consequently participation in amateur light opera and musical societies for the next 47 years. I will, however, give some credit for the education system. It taught me how to write.
The 70’s… The flower power and love generation were fully in bloom. My inner voice and some internal compulsion prompted me to experience the world directly. I travelled the world for nearly three years experiencing the lands I had read about in my books. I travelled alone, throughout Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and most of Europe, with no particular plan and relying on my instincts and inner voice to take me where I needed to go. it was an incredible journey, and it opened up my consciousness to the diversity of cultures and life that I could never have contemplated from a book. I met many kind and helpful strangers on the way, and I experienced first hand how people of different colours backgrounds and languages can be hospitable, compassionate, and generous to a complete stranger from the other side of the world. Never in that time, did I come across any situation where I was in danger. Maybe my instincts and presence were looking after me. Travelling alone, totally transformed me. I was no longer the shy young man from Perth in Australia, but evolving into a confident and outgoing persona, that was learning to totally trust his instincts and inner voice. Taking a journey in this way creates a sense of freedom that has to be experienced to be understood, After that travel odyssey, I stationed myself in London, mainly because I had run out of money. Living in London with my newly gained confidence, I worked in five different jobs, all requiring different skills and attributes, and I discovered that I had the ability to morph myself into those positions without having previous experience. The last job took me to Scotland, as the area manager for a medical equipment company, where I met my wife and her two young children and started my parallel journey as partner, parent and family man.
The 80’s… This decade highlights milestones in my journey and experiences in the corporate world, as well as the beginning of my evolution as a healer practitioner and my Intuitive capabilities. When I return to Australia with my newly acquired family, my inner voice was prompting me to explore the world of healing. At that time I didn’t really understand what that meant, so I applied and got a job as a sales manager for a British Pharmaceutical Company. I was with this company for just under three years before I was recruited to join an American pharmaceutical conglomerate, in a more senior role. I learnt a lot about the workings of the legal drug industry. Mainly, that they had no interest in healing, and it was all to do with profit. I remained with this company for several years in various roles, ending up as a senior product manager for anticancer drugs. Working at this level, you get to see the dark side of corporate culture, and an awareness, that the products I was promoting, was killing more than it was curing. The other thing I discovered, was that working in a corporate culture was like working in a straight jacket. There was no freedom to be, do or say anything. I made a conscious choice to explore the world of alternative and energy medicine. While still working in the pharmaceutical industry, I found a mentor with extensive experience in Ayurvedic and energy medicine and apprenticed with him for three years. By the mid-eighties, I received another compulsion to move to Sydney, again no logical reason to move, just the Inspiration. So with that, my second wife and I sold everything and began a journey into the unknown. I set up practice in North Sydney, specialising in the treatment of chronic pain and disease. In the field of energy medicine, nutrition, environmental medicine, emotional release, ayurvedic, colour and sound therapy, magnetic therapy, electro-acupuncture, and the use and application of vibrational essences and homeopathics.I had a very successful and busy practice but was frustrated with the left brain process of diagnosis, and building treatment protocols. So I asked my inner voice or presence as I referred to it then, to show me a better way. So over a period of twelve months, I was given instruction, on how to read the human energy field, which actually is an informational field. And with a background of physiology and anatomy, I was able to accurately read and pinpoint pre-existing, existing and past traumas in the human body, with a great deal of accuracy. This skill didn’t go unnoticed. Many of my clients were senior executives from companies in the financial and banking industry that surrounded my practice. As a consequence of my medical intuitive skills, I was invited by a number of these executives to privately coach them in business intuition, which turned out to be an interesting and lucrative sideline.
The 90’s… This decade was a transition and transformation period which built upon my intuitive abilities and shifted me in the Teaching/Coaching experience. In early 1991, I was once again, being prompted to leave my practice and begin the next evolutionary phase. This phase was to be an extension of who I naturally was. I realised that I have been a natural healer and teacher from a young age, And presence was inviting me to formalise and to I put my skills out into the world. My practice was busy and profitable. So for nearly 7 months, I resisted the impulse to move on. However the internal imperative, became stronger as the outer world showed me all the signposts to move on. Eventually, I did, and for three months I sat in my apartment and downloaded workshops and coaching courses in Generic Intuition, Medical Intuition, Business Intuition, Intuitive Stock Trading, and even Channelling. I formed a new company, started a national advertising campaign And started running weekend workshops out of my apartment. I continued and expanded my business intuition coaching sessions by word of mouth, and through my contacts with the Directors network. Within three months, I could no longer fit the registrants that we’re coming to my weekend workshops into my apartment, and I expanded into a local seminar centre. Within twelve months I was running workshops in every major capital city in Australia and New Zealand, as well as doing phone and local coaching. So it happened again, in 1997, I was prompted to move from Sydney to Brisbane. No reason, no logic… just trust the process said presence. So that year I re-settled in a new location and continued running the workshops and coaching courses by phone. The following year I met present wife, through one of my workshops. She was a medical practitioner, with a background in nutrition and environmental medicine as well as energy medicine. We instantly recognised each other, and our partnership began. Little did I know that meeting her was to be instrumental in the next phase of my growth…
The 2000’s… We are almost through two decades of this century, and my story is ongoing. The last eighteen years, have been not only the most challenging, but also the most uplifting, loving, accepting, and most transformational, of my time on this planet. In 2002 my wife became ill and was no longer able to work. We were blessed with having co-created a stream of income that allowed us to live comfortably. I stopped working, closed down the business, and retired from the world to support my wife through her healing process. It was a period, where I learnt many things about myself, including gratitude, radical compassion, understanding love in all its forms, and most of all patience. Not having the distractions of work, I could focus on … well doing … nothing. Living in the present moment and enjoying each day as it came. I become a master of nothingness. We took life day to day, with its ups and downs. We designed and co-created a new home in a lovely bush suburb. I continued developing my communication and transmission skills with the data stream of consciousness I have always called Presence. In 2012, Presence revealed what it was. For over sixty years I have been interfaced with, and have been evolving as a Channel ( I prefer Conduit ) for Wisdom from the Source Creator or Intelligence. I asked Presence if it preferred to be addressed by something other than Presence, as I am conversational Channel ( that means people can have a chat through me) .. it suggested SOL ( means Signals Of Love ) as a term of address. Things went quiet for a few years, when in 2016, whilst mowing the lawn SOL, popped in and stated that it was my time to get the message of Co-Creation into the world. I had no idea of what that meant. I stopped the mower went inside and wrote for two hours as the transmission continued. For the next nine months, SOL rolled out a 30 year Vision Plan .. for building a global movement of teachers, Influencers, coaches, trainers, transformation artists etc , interconnecting and joining other existing global transformation groups to reach such a scale ( 300 million plus) as to become a tipping point for Full Humanity Awakening. I was being asked to step up out of retirement and act as facilitator, for this grand vision. I was totally overwhelmed by the sheer size of the venture, so much so, that it took me another fifteen months to begin to take action. So I did a deal with SOL or Source. If I was to co-create this vision, then I needed SOL to co-create the necessary, support, people, circumstance, synchronicities and resources to make this happen at scale, and not in thirty years,but in ten. Many of my requests have been fulfilled, many are still in play.
But I am proud and blessed to be launching phase one of the vision plan in November of 2018. This begins with the launch of a Global Online Magazine called Co-Creation, which will be the become a strategic delivery system for the Co-Creation message, but also the voice of the movement itself.
I am grateful to all those that have come into my experience to assist in this great Task. I am also grateful to the future community, supporters, agents and other co-creators that are to come on this journey as well.
When Alan WIlliams was a young teenager he was fascinated with how Electrical things worked. He has now been in the industry 37 years as an A grade electrical contractor in Qld and Vic, an Electrician in the Heavy industry, High voltage Construction, Maritime electrical(shipping- 400000 tonne ore carriers) Aircraft Maintenance, Plumbing Lic, Solar Lic, and now a licenced Inspector in vic. He loves how the industry is always changing and evolving and believes there is so much that can be done to raise the standard of workmanship in the industry. he doesn’t want anyone taking shortcuts because of safety issues and always wants the best workmanship done, not half a job or good enough. Alan wants you to aim for excellent.