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Parenting & Family Resilience

Story Time: The Magic Coat

Di Wilcox is the founder of The Magic Coat. Di has a Bachelor of Social Science in Women and Children Studies and a Diploma of Education. In 2013 she received Momentums Most Inspirational Woman of the year award and in 2012 and 2014 she was a top three finalist for the Pride of Australia Medal. Most recently in 2017, Rotary International presented Di with a Pride of Workmanship award.

After teaching both nationally and internationally, Di was astounded at the number of children who were unable to focus at school. She spent her recess and lunch times speaking with children who she could see were struggling to concentrate, to find out what was going on in their minds. Di discovered that most of these children loved school but could not focus because of all the worries that they had going on in their lives both in and out of school.

After some research, particularly in the area of Positive Psychology Di wrote lessons for her own class to help them manage these worries and build resilience. It didn’t take long before other teachers were asking her to work with their students and then other schools. Soon Di left teaching to focus 100% on developing a program that could provide a common language for adults and children to share, that would help children to build confidence, manage their emotions, build resilience and encourage empathy for others.

This is when The Magic Coat Program was developed and, after three years of piloting the program, Di now presents to hundreds of parents and children but also trains teachers, psychologists, social workers, women refuge workers and the police in how to use the program and resources with the children with whom they work.

Di is available as a keynote and inspirational speaker for corporate events globally and also provides life coaching for children and their families.

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Parenting & Family

Sensory Play for Kids

Katrina Prodger is a Primary School Teacher with 14 years experience. She is also a mum to 2 year old twins born at 24 weeks.

Katrina and her family went through a very challenging time before, during and after the twins premature birth. Katrina completed Happiness Co’s 21 Day Challenge in January 2020, and now has many tools that have helped her gain a more positive outlook in general and also assisted in managing her clinical depression.

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Mindset Parenting & Family

Your Mastery

A woman of action. Salli is passionate about creating grounded resilient well adjusted children reach their full potential. She believes it is easier to grow and shape a strong child with a FIT MIND, than fix a ‘broken’ man or woman.

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Career Mindset Parenting & Family

Winning Hearts & Minds

Barry is a husband, father of 2 and also has 2 beautiful grandchildren. He has a Masters in Leadership and worked in management roles in different organizations building teams, effecting change with strategic planning and consulting. He is passionate about seeing people be the best they can and overcome any obstacle they face. He loves cooking and good food, his horses, travel and living life to the fullest.

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Career

Happiness in the Workplace w/ Robbie Figg

Robbie Figg General Manager, Corporate Relations, Partnerships Beginning work life as a kids sports facilitator, he stayed at Jungle Sports for just over 10 years. Whilst there, he developed nationally successful programs and won several awards for facilitation in his time as their national manager. Moving from kids to big kids, he took on the State Manager role at Corporate Challenge Events where he led team-building facilitator teams that were renowned in the industry for their own positive culture. Helping grow that business through relationship building and client retention, he decided it was perfect timing to bring his experience to Happiness Co as it expands its reach into workplaces around the world.

He has a successful podcast, works in sports commentary for ABC radio and hosts events around Australia with crowds of 10,000+, through his MC’ing side of life. Away from Happiness HQ, Robbie plays footy for his beloved Wembley Football Club, enjoys hanging with friends and family and devotes time to leading a volunteer team at Radio Lollipop. There is no doubt your team will benefit from programs facilitated by Robbie.

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Career Mindset

Freedom & Mastery

Jon is the founder and CEO of Hatch L&D, a learning and development company that partners with organisations to help transform their leaders and teams through the design of unique and impactful training experiences.

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Career Community Mindset

1-on-1 with Damian Martin & Julian Pace

Possibly the NBL’s greatest ever defender, Martin has earned the honour of Defensive Player of the Year five straight years from 2011-2015.

Identified as a leader from an early age, the point guard captained the 2003 Australian U19 team at the World Championships where they won their first ever gold at the competition.

He honed his talents in the US at Loyola Marymount University but returned home to play for the West Sydney Razorbacks from 2007-09 in the NBL.

He brought success back to the Perth Wildcats when he joined them in 2010, giving them their first Championship in a decade in his first season with the new club. Four years later he would repeat the feat as he he surpassed 200 NBL games and made an All-NBL team for the fourth consecutive year.

Although not required to be as much of an offensive threat with the Wildcats, Martin is certainly capable around the rim and can surprise teams with his shot when necessary but it is that defensive intensity that makes him a vital part of the Australian national team’s back court.

Martin was apart of the 2016 Rio Olympic squad, playing strong minutes off the bench for coach Lemanis’ team. Upon returning from the Olympics, early on in the NBL season Martin suffered a number of injuries that kept him out for a substantial part of the 2016-17 season. Martin returned in time to play the out the end of the regular season, helping the Wildcats qualify for the finals.

Perth made the Grand-final once again and subsequently defeated the Illawarra Hawks 3-0 as Martin won his fourth NBL Championship.

In the 2017-18 season, Martin was named the NBL’s best defensive player for a record sixth time.

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Career Mindset

1-on-1 with Sharon Anyos and Robbie Figg

Sharon reached the pinnacle of her sporting career in 2005 when I was crowned “WBC (World Boxing Council) Inaugural Women’s Featherweight Champion of the World”. She successfully defended her title the following year. She learnt that to win a World Title was one thing, but to defend and keep it put a whole new meaning on ‘World Champion’.

Sharon was graciously awarded the title of WBC Peace & Good Will Ambassador in 2006. 2007 saw her crowned WBC Emeritus Champion along with 7 other champions. Kostya Tszyu, Vitali Klitschko, Lennox Lewis, Bernard Hopkins, Floyd Mayweather Jnr, Eric Morales and Laila Ali. Each of us now International Peace and Goodwill Ambassadors. Sharon has proudly etched my name in the history books on a number of occasions.

With many years of study and personal development Sharon now is on a mission to bring truth to this world. To open the eyes and hearts of people all over the globe to see what their true and real capabilities are. Not the beliefs they were handed by others. Most people function on auto pilot, living a life of emotional turmoil that leads to failure in relationships, business, health and the most sacred relationship anyone can heave and that is with oneself. Yet she can assure you that the journey is a gift to guide, as so many of her clients find that this inner warrior, this ability that once its cracked open just keeps getting brighter and stronger. Sharon would say that she guide’s others to step into their greatest power and begin to understand their hidden abilities and live from a centred heart space

She loves creating, loves breaking limits and loves awakening souls to their truth and loves bringing truth to all people across the globe.

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Mindset Resilience

1 on 1 with Georgia Love & Robbie Figg

While Georgia may be best known for her stint on the 2016 season of The Bachelorette, the bubbly journalist has as a long list of impressive credentials which have helped her to position her as one of Australia’s favourite media personalities.

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Mindset Resilience

1 on 1 with Heidi Anderson & Robbie Figg

Before the birth of Heidi’s first baby Memphis, she worked in breakfast radio as a host around the country (Perth, Newcastle, Bunbury, Bathurst) for ten years sharing too many stories from everyone else’s life!

At times an anxious ball of mess, I discovered writing as a therapeutic tool, and I have been oversharing in my blog and online columns for publications since! I also spend a gross amount of time on social media doing the same.

Before this current life, I travelled to the UK and Europe, working in bars and PR. I studied PR and Communications at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst. I got busy most weekends killing my liver and silencing my inner voices with booze! I’ve done some crazy things along the way. Still, the wildest would’ve been in 2013 when I stepped into the Big Brother House…6 weeks later I was booted from the house and we’ll all of that didn’t really help with my anxiety!

It was 2010 when I was diagnosed with anxiety and began my lifelong recovery from the illness. It’s a daily struggle, but I’ve put together a strong support team and habit base that allow me to keep the demons silenced—mostly. Since announcing I was suffering from a mental illness on the radio (Woohoo, she’s crazy!), I have been working with other Aussie celebs to champion mental illness and body image causes through key-note speaking, social media and my workshops!