the phoenix phenomenon

s5 ep3 – Gary jackson

Gary is responsible for many Australian firsts, including training the first megafauna fossil detection dog, quoll detection dog and koala detection dog. He is also an author, with How to Find and Select Your Ultimate Dog, released in 2015, and The Dog Trainer series set for release in 2020.

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s5 ep1: Dr xanthe mallett

Dr Mallett released Mothers Who Murder in 2014, Cold Case Investigations in 2019 and Reasonable Doubt in 2020 and has opened up conversations that have helped the families of many victims.

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s4 ep9: Kim mccosker

Kim McCosker knows a thing or two about how to take a book and turn it into an international bestselling sensation. Not only that, but she also went on to create a business empire off her book brand.

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s4 ep8: zoe sparks

Zoe Sparks shares how becoming an author boosted her business profile and helped her to reach out to and help many more people than she could ever have done in a one-to-one format.

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s4 ep7: Joshua Clifton

Following a successful career of more than two decades working in award-winning bars and restaurants, franchise and boutique-style cafes and businesses, Joshua Clifton became a trusted consultant and support network within the hospitality industry.

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s4 ep 6: leon stensholm

Leon Stensholm is the happiest man alive, but the internationally successful bodybuilder, trainer, motivational speaker, counselor, suicide prevention advocate, gym owner and author has had a rough road to reach this state of being.

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s4 ep5: Sand mew

Sand Mew has been fascinated by reading bodies and feet from a very young age onwards. Facing and overcoming a severe sickness with 16, enabled her to gain an even deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of body mind and spirit.

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s4 ep4: Stew darling

As a leadership resilience coach, Stew Darling helps and guides leaders to greatness with his Lead through Life Framework, is a proven method through which anyone can find success. That success spreads through families, the workplace and peers, lifting whole environments.

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s4 ep3: Kym Cousins

Kym Cousins is passionate about enabling success in the areas of sales, marketing, communication and leadership. Kym has taken all of her expertise and created ‘Selling With Heart: Growing Your Business With Authenticity and Trust.’

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s4 ep 2: Jules Faber

Jules Faber is a cartoonist and illustrator, most well-known for illustrating the WeirDo series by comedian Anh Do, for which they’ve won multiple awards, including Book of the Year for Older Children at the Australian Book Industry Awards.

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s4 Ep1: Leigh Robshaw

As a journalist, Leigh Robshaw is no stranger to crafting an epic sentence or two. But when she embarked on a quest to write her memoir, ‘You Had Me At Hola– In search of love & truth in South America’, she had no idea how different the journey would be.

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s3 ep7: Cecilia bailey

Cecilia Bailey is a daredevil. She has more than 900 skydives under her belt, founded the Sunshine Coast Roller Derby league, loves the thrill of careening down the slopes on skis and has a killer sense of humour to boot.

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s3 ep6: Rachel pope

Rachel Pope is the author of Gifts From Grief, a book she poured her heart into after experiencing traumatic losses of her father, brother and husband in separate tragedies many years apart.

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s3 ep5: Gough

In 2006, Gough became the first legally blind person to write, produce, edit, direct AND star in a feature film. His creation, I Will Not Go Quietly, is a documentary of his life and takes a real and honest look at the highs and lows of living with a vision impairment and the hurdles he has had to overcome to bring his dream of working in the film industry to life.

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s4 ep3: Kellie Harriden

In this episode, we get a glimpse into the journey of Kellie Harriden and her husband as they travel across continents to beat the odds in order to fulfill their quest to be parents.

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s3 ep3: Mat Bankes

You may know Mat Bankes as the no-holds-barred presenter of The Daily BEE Show. Here, he shares the incredible story of how drugs led him to spending two weeks in a psychiatric ward, during which he was able to gain clarity on what he wanted out of life.

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s3 ep2: Yogita Ridgley

On the outside, Yogita Ridgley had it all. Perfect job, perfect children, perfect husband. But her inner turmoil was relentless and she ran away to the other side of the world to escape the uncertainty, the feelings of ‘not enough’.

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s3 ep1: Matt Collins

Prior to becoming an international podcaster and the host of Coffee Chats with Matt Colling, Matt seemed to have it all. He was a successful business owner, bringing in great money and creating jobs for others.

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S2 Ep9: Tara Pitt

I first spoke with Australian Survivor runner-up Tara Pitt when she was slated to speak at an International Women’s Day function at Noosa in 2019. We had a great rapport and I truly connected to her passion and drive to raise awareness and funds for families coping with a loved one suffering from PTSD.

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s2 ep8: trudi bareham

Trudi Bareham describes herself as a “medical leper,” having spent almost a decade living with an illness that is not recognised in Australia – Lyme disease.

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S2 Ep7: Robyn Ellis

Robyn Ellis is a lifestyle wellness influencer who openly shares her journey to overcome MS. Robyn was newly married when she was diagnosed and also decided to start a family while coping with the challenges of the central nervous system disorder.

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s2 Ep6: wayne taylor

Average Joes founder Wayne Taylor has seen the devastating impacts of social isolation on men’s mental health. What started as an off-the-cuff invitation for blokes to get together each week to enjoy a beer and chicken wings at a local pub has evolved into Average Joes…

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S2 Ep5: Erin ashley

Erin Ashley felt on top of the world. She had a husband and two young daughters who were the light of her lives and they were living life to the full. With no outward signs of illness, Nico passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, turning Erin’s life upside down and leaving their children without a father.

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S2 EP4: Allan Pease

Internationally renowned as Mr Body Language, Allan Pease can tell more about you from one conversation than you ever thought possible. But here, he shares the roller coaster ride of massive successes and incredible lows including financial strife and two cancer diagnosis that have challenged him and wife Barbara.

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s2 EP3: Jessica Mcilveen

Jessica Mcilveen had no idea what was happening to her when she first started to experience anxiety in 2017. Jessica found solace in yoga and meditation and then the counselor combined her two loves to create Kids Yoga Therapy.

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s2 Ep2: Rhys Greedy

Just before his 21st birthday, Rhys Greedy’s world came crashing down. The fit, adventurous Australian Army rifleman was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma and underwent intensive treatment.

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s2 ep1: Vanessa fowler

Allison Baden-Clay is a name most Australians know well – she was a mother-of-three who was a victim of domestic violence, murdered by her husband in 2012.

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S1 Ep9: Stephen Dale

Many people talk about the moment when they hit rock bottom. Well, Stephen Dale literally did when he fell from a 30ft cliff and was as close to death as they come.

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S1 Ep8: Wendy Barnes

Wendy Barnes has beaten breast cancer – twice. Earlier this year she celebrated 10 years since her first diagnosis and five years since the second. This vibrant Sunshine Coast woman has plenty of advice for people who are navigating their own cancer journey and it is all about having a “glass half full” attitude.

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S1 Ep7: Millie Thomas

Millie Thomas battled with anorexia for 15 years. It took over her life and food restrictions and excessive exercise regimes became her norm. Having been recovered for three years, Millie is now a passionate eating disorder recovery coach who is using her lived experience to change the lives of people living with eating disorders…

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Roxanne McCarty OKane Writer Sunshine Coast Ghostwriting Kurek Ashley Vlog

S1 Ep6 Kurek Ashley

My connection to Kurek Ashley, the world-renowned life, business and personal development coach and former Hollywood star, actually came about through his wife Erin Ashley, who is a prominent mindfulness coach.

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S1 Ep5: Kim Morrison

Kim Morrison is a vibrant and multi-talented mother-of-two who founded natural skincare and essential oils brand Twenty 8 and has been imparting her knowledge on the power of self-love and self-care.

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S1 Ep4: Kerrie Atherton

Having experienced sexual assault and drug and alcohol addiction before the age of 18, Kerrie Atherton is The Girl Who Broke Through. Kerrie has used her lived experience to help thousands of people with addiction, mental health and suicide prevention through her work as a chaplain and counsellor.

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S1 Ep3: Shelagh Brennand

It took only a matter of minutes for Shelagh Brennand’s brain to be completely rewired, transforming the analytical mind of a police investigator into the creative mind of a poet. Here, Shelagh shares her stroke journey and how she used a positive mindset…

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Roxanne McCarty OKane Writer Sunshine Coast Ghostwriting Megan Bray Vlog

S1 Ep2: Megan Bray

When I attended a fundraising evening for a Sunshine Coast-based charity that is working to build the country’s first live-in rehabilitation facility for people living with eating disorders. The charity is called ended. While I was chatting to people around the room, more than one person suggested that I speak with a woman called Megan Bray and that she had an incredible story to tell.

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Roxanne McCarty OKane Writer Sunshine Coast Ghostwriting Darron Eastwell Vlog

S1 Ep1: Darron Eastwell

I first met Darron Eastwell in my role as a journalist at My Weekly Preview on the Sunshine Coast. Darron’s incredible story of not only surviving a high-speed downhill mountain biking accident against all odds (his family were told he would have a less than 10% chance of waking up from his coma), but then going on to slowly become the master of his new limitations.

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