Tansel is a 3-Time Australian Memory Champion and author of ‘The Yellow Elephant’ memory book. He has amazingly memorised two Yellow Pages phone books in only 24 days. As one of the world’s foremost memory educators and mental athletes, Tansel is often seen on television demonstrating his memory skills as well as speaking at schools and conferences, nationally as well as internationally. He has coached many from students to CEOs to athletes and celebrities to be at their very best.» Read more about Tansel Ali
Luke Atkins is one of Australia’s leading obstacle endurance athletes. In 2012 and 2013 Luke finished 14th at the Tough Mudder World Championships, a 24 hour race held in the USA in which he completed more than 300 obstacles and 120km. He is also a member of the Under Armour Australia Team for Obstacle Racing.» Read more about Luke Atkins
Lauren Burns OAM, Naturopath, Nutritionist, Herbalist (BHSc) Olympic Gold Medallist, Taekwondo Sydney 2000» Read more about Lauren Burns
Ben Cryan achieved the unachievable. After falling from his surfboard onto a coral reef and developing a serious illness, he survived thirty-three operations, including a kidney transplant. Now back on his feet and rebuilding his life, he has an incredible story of resilience and hope to share.» Read more about Ben Cryan
Arabella Forge is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), television presenter and food writer. She is the author of the cookbook Frugavore: How to Grow Your Own, Buy Local, Waste Nothing and Eat Well (Black Inc 2010) which has been published and distributed throughout Australia and the USA. Arabella presents a regular segment on food and gardening for Channel 10’s Love to Share Food and is a spokesperson for The Markets of Melbourne.» Read more about Arabella Forge
Sean’s career achievements include being the Tennis Australia National Academy Women’s Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coach; the Queensland Academy of Sport Strength and Conditioning Coach for tennis; and a physiotherapist in London’s West End for shows including Lion King and Billy Elliott. His education and training background is extensive including Tennis Australia Coach Education Facilitator, Author for Sports Injury Bulletin and Peak Performance (international publications) and guest lecturing for Tennis Coaches Australia, Australian Strength and Conditioning Association and Sports Medicine Australia.» Read more about Sean Fyfe
Tiffiny Hall is a radiant role model. Author, journalist and trainer on Channel Ten’s The Biggest Loser. She has empowered kids with anti-bullying programs and messages of health and confidence in schools for over ten years. In 2012 she added children’s author to her extensive list of talents with the debut of her series Roxy Ran.» Read more about Tiffiny Hall
Author and researcher Maggie Hamilton writes books and for magazines; gives frequent talks and lectures; is a regular media commentator and a keen observer of social trends. Her many books, which have been published in Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Italy, China, Lithuania, Korea, the Arab States and Brazil, include What Men Don’t Talk About, which examines the lives of real men and boys; What’s Happening to Our Girls? and What’s Happening to Our Boys? which take a close look at the 21st century issues boys and girls face, and offer practical, workable solutions to these challenges; and Secret Girls’ Business a fun funky empowering gift book for teen girls.» Read more about Maggie Hamilton
Marathon swimmer, Tammy van Wisse currently holds five World Records. She has swum the English Channel twice (the success rate is only seven percent), is the only person to have swum Bass Strait and spent three and a half months submerged in the mighty Murray River – just to mention a few of her milestones.» Read more about Tammy van Wisse
Tristan Miller has had an incredible story, for such a regular guy. He dealt with a number of life’s highs and lows, before finally losing his dream job at Google in the Global Financial Crisis of 2009. Instead of laying down, he turned his life into an amazing adventure by running 52 marathons in 52 weeks, in 42 countries, on all 7 continents!» Read more about Tristan Miller
Jesse Fink has worked in journalism and publishing for over 20 years in various capacities: editor, writer, columnist, author.
Jesse is the author of four books: Bon: The Last Highway: The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC’s Back In Black, The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, Laid Bare and 15 Days in June.» Read more about Jesse Fink
Dr Damon Young is a philosopher and writer. He is the author of seven books, including The Art of Reading, How to Think About Exercise, Philosophy in the Garden, and Distraction. His books have been published widely in Australia and abroad, and translated into various languages, including Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Hungarian, Turkish, Korean and Chinese. Damon is also a prolific newspaper columnist and radio commentator. He recently won the AAP media prize for his work as a public intellectual.» Read more about Damon Young
Authentic. Personable. Empowering. Samantha’s heartfelt story brings people on a journey of transformation, humanity and incredible will power.» Read more about Samantha Gash
Maria’s career has spanned the private, public and non-government sectors. She began her career in the arts where she held a number of roles as a general manager, producer and arts management consultant before joining the Victorian public service where she was responsible for arts policy and industry development.
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Dr Arne Rubinstein has been working with teenagers and their families for over 30 years as a doctor, counsellor, mentor, speaker and workshop facilitator. He is the author of the 2013 book The Making of Men, which has become a bestseller. He was the CEO and co-founder of the Pathways Foundation, which creates contemporary rites of passage for adolescents. He recently founded Uplifting Australia to improve the emotional wellbeing and resilience of children and families.» Read more about Dr Arne Rubinstein
Donna is an adventurer at heart. She’s an inspiring speaker, author, blogger, and humanitarian, crazy runner, and marathoner. Donna is also an adventure & performance coach, and workshop facilitator. Inspiring many people with her challenges and ‘go do it’ attitude, that those who work with her are achieving their BIG goals!» Read more about Donna Campisi
Entrepreneur, TV personality and mental health advocate
Growing up the eldest son of a prominent politician, Melbourne-based Nick Bracks was already accustomed to the spotlight when he was offered a contract with American Crew in 2009. His profile grew quickly and before long, Nick branched out from modelling to become a prime time television favourite.» Read more about Nick Bracks
In September 2001, at the age of 18, Mike was struck down with the deadly meningococcal virus while on a routine football trip. As a result he suffered extensive injuries and was given a 5 percent chance of survival.» Read more about Mike Rolls
With his youthful exuberance, charming storytelling and wickedly sharp turn-of-phrase, Tommy Dassalo has fast found himself among Australia’s most sought after young stand-up comedians, television writers and podcasters.
At 10 years old, he was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia, a rare and life threatening illness. He spent two years in the Children’s Hospital if Melbourne, before finally receiving a Bone Marrow Transplant.» Read more about Tommy Dassalo
Kate McLennan is an award-winning comedian, actress and writer. Her recent projects include co-writing and starring in The Katering Show and Bleak: The Web Series, which launched on YouTube in 2014. Bleak is currently in development with the ABC.» Read more about Kate McLennan
Clare Bowditch is one of Australia’s most successful ARIA Award-winning songwriters, a Logie-nominated actor (Channel 10’s Offspring), and the founder of Big Hearted Business, where she teaches creative people about business, and business people about creativity.» Read more about Clare Bowditch
Ruth Clare is a Melbourne-based author and speaker. Her memoir Enemy: A Daughter’s Story of How Her Father Brought the Vietnam War Home is about growing up with a violent father and an alcoholic mother, and the way Ruth faced these trials with courage and strength. Her book is also a compassionate unraveling of the psychological impact of war on veterans and their families.» Read more about Ruth Clare
Kate James is an author, coach and mindfulness teacher who helps her clients discover authentic, creative and purposeful lives.» Read more about Kate James
With a passion for equality, social justice and mental health, Jill is fascinated by the complexity of the human experience and has a unique ability to bring the issues that matter to life.
Jill’s career in the media spans 20 years, with a decade on staff at The Age covering health and social affairs as a campaigning senior writer and columnist. Prior to that, she cut her teeth in newsrooms in Scotland, where she grew up, before moving to Australia in 2001.» Read more about Jill Stark
Brook McCarthy is a digital marketing trainer and business coach with 15 years’ experience in digital communications.» Read more about Brook McCarthy