B Ed, Grad Cert (Mgmt), Cert IV (Assessment and Workplace Training)
Thought leader, best-selling author, expert in girls’ self-esteem and body image, teen educator, speaker and media commentator.
I began my career as a high school teacher, then took on a role as a senior educator to develop an innovative program for students at risk of dropping out of school, The Lighthouse Project.
I am now the co-founder and CEO of Enlighten Education, Australia’s leading provider of in-school workshops for teens since 2003. Enlighten conducts workshops with more than 25,000 young people each year in Australia, New Zealand, and south-east Asia.
I have been the parenting expert for channel 9’s breakfast programs, I’m the author of five books including the best-selling The Butterfly Effect: A Positive New Approach to Raising Happy, Confident Teen Girls (Random House), a weekend newspaper columnist for the Daily Telegraph, and I have written cover features on domestic and family violence for Body + Soul magazine.