Melissa Ferrari – Couples Counselling

Melissa Ferrari is one of Australia’s most sought-after therapists who possesses over 20 years’ experience in couples counselling and individual psychotherapy who is regularly called upon as a relationship expert across national media. “What I believe in is very simple. Most of us do better in healthy secure relationships. Part of my job is to help you find your way there.”  Melissa uses a …

Evan Craft – Be Alright

Evan Craft is a Christian singer and songwriter, best known for original praise and worship songs in both English and Spanish. Evan began playing guitar at the age of 12 and was writing his own songs and performing by the time he was in high school. Evan also undertook a serious study of Spanish during his adolescence, developing a proficiency …

Mark Berridge – A Fraction Stronger

A Fraction Stronger shares the story of Mark Berridge’s remarkable rehabilitation after a bicycle accident left him with a severe spinal cord injury (a helmet saved his life), and provides practical advice for others facing times of adversity. This is not a story about the occurrence of a miracle. It’s about an everyday person who visualised an exceptional outcome. It’s …

Chris Giles – CEO Kookaburra Kids

A quarter (23%) of Aussie children live in families where at least one parent has or had a mental illness and with the impacts on mental health from external environmental factors such as COVID- 19, floods and fires, an estimated 644,000 young people are currently in need of support. About to celebrate their 20th anniversary, Kookaburra Kids currently support over …

Leisa Sadler – Dress For Success

Not-for-profit, Dress for Success is taking action and bringing awareness to the barriers women already face in getting a job and staying in the workforce. Their 2022 #EmpowerHour campaign is asking Australians to ‘pay it forward’ and donate one hour of their pay during the month of March. Leisa is a senior executive with broad strengths in leadership, financial management, business …

David Dufty – Nabbing Ned Kelly

David Dufty goes back to the records to uncover the real story of the police officers who pursued the Kelly Gang. This pacey account of the capture of the Kelly Gang reads like a detective story. For over a century, the Ned Kelly legend has grown and grown. He’s become Australia’s Robin Hood, and leader of a colonial Irish resistance. …

Gus Worland – Man Up – Gotcha4Life

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, GET TALKING. Generations of men have grown up with the idea that “Boys Don’t Cry” – that when the going gets tough, a man should keep his feelings to himself, “man up” and put on a brave front. The Boys Do Cry project aims to put an end to this idea once and for all, …

Destiny Rescue Australia CEO – Paul Mergard

For two decades, Paul has fought for the rights of children trapped in the most horrific situations, both in Australia and overseas. Trained as an accountant with KPMG, he has also worked in leadership roles with two of Australia’s largest charities, The Salvation Army and Compassion. Paul contributed to overall strategies that helped raise funds, create awareness around their work and …

Skin Deep by Phillipa McGuinness

This is a book about skin. The strange wonderfulness of our bodily covering. What happens to it when something goes wrong. How the world responds to imperfection and difference. It’s about how skin makes us who we are. Skin Deep explores beauty, ageing, imperfection, health and illness, all of which are closely related to skin, and interrogates whiteness, both historically, structurally …

Dr Chloe Buiting – A Jungle Doctor

Fresh from veterinary school, passionate conservationist Dr Chloe Buiting headed for the frontline of Africa’s rhino-poaching crisis, going on to live and work in many other remote corners of the globe. The Jungle Doctor explores Chloe’s incredible work helping injured animals and inspires future generations to do the same. Chloe shares her adventures on Instagram as @jungle_doctor, and through her …