For Libby, what began as a life-changing diagnosis of malignant hypertension in her early 20s turned into a life-long mission to inspire women to be happy, healthy, empowered and active. With a heartfelt mission and the determination to achieve it, Libby set out with a positive attitude, saying yes to the opportunities that came along - now she finds herself at the helm of five successful businesses.
Libby knew that the best way for her to help people feel good about themselves and live life to the fullest was through health and fitness, so she created some unique businesses including female-only training community BUF Girls, Bondi-based athletic group-training studio AGOGA, and healthy food businesses Chief Bar, Beauty Food and This Natural Life. This year, Libby and husband Justin became co-owners of Nurture Her, further fitting the ethos of helping women who want self-development.
The successful businesswoman is also a trainer on The Biggest Loser: Transformed, a best-selling author and journalist. And there's another role she's just added to the mix: motherhood. Libby is the proud mum of little Izzy.
“How to create your best life culture”
Paul Roos is a highly regarded and respected leader who specialises in leadership, culture, and behaviours. An ex-professional AFL player and Premiership-winning AFL coach, Paul has a wealth of experience and wisdom around what it takes to get groups of people performing as a team, at their best.
Paul runs his own business, Performance by Design, and is a renowned corporate speaker, television host, columnist and author.
Instagram: @paulroos1 / www.performancebydesign.co
"Leading with integrity"
You’d think being the principal of a thriving business coaching business (Business Changing) and developing virtual coaching software (AccMe.co) would be enough to keep anyone busy, but Zac couldn’t resist co-founding Nurture Change and Nurture Her too. He says it's his dream to be involved in businesses that positively impact on leaders and business owners, to help grow and elevate the business community.
After a successful corporate career and running multiple businesses of his own, Zac has great on-the-ground experience - his 150+ business coaching clients appreciate that he can walk the talk. Zac puts his experience to use with business planning workshops across Australasia - to date he has helped over 265 companies form their strategic plan, to rave reviews.
Zac is known for his expertise in profit and growth - in the past year, businesses he's worked with long term had an average profit growth of 102% (ie. more than doubled their profitability in today’s market). Zac is a two-time recipient of the International Coach of the Year accolade.
"Lessons from the world's best businesses on how to be more successful"
Nam is an elite performance coach who works with corporates and well-known athletes like 3x world surfing champ Mick Fanning, 7x world surfing champ Stephanie Gilmore, tennis star Pat Rafter and the Sydney Roosters. He's the elite performance specialist for Surfing Australia's 2020 Olympic campaign. With over 22 years experience in the health, fitness and wellbeing industries, Nam's used his specialist expertise in emotional and physiological intelligence to develop programmes that help individuals reach peak performance, even under extreme pressure. His talent lies in improving an individual's skill set, helping them use their body more effectively, and then teaching them to train their mind. Nam cleverly simplifies the complicated science behind brain and body performance and shares the information in a digestible (but life-changing) way.
Instagram: @nambaldwin / www.bettraining.com
"Learning the effective breathing and other tools high performers use to cope with stress"
Earning her PhD in Parapsychic Science with her dissertation on meditation, Tami Roos came to a life-changing realisation that alignment with our untapped highest potential is the missing link to a life of fulfilment and well-being. The tool that leads us there: meditation.
Today as the acclaimed author of Presence to Power: I AM the Gift, Tami offers timeless wisdom for the individual seeking to slow down, gain clarity and experience more calm in their life. An accomplished keynote speaker Tami addresses audiences ranging from CEOs looking to embrace more influence, efficiency and professional impact, to those people seeking to access the power mindfulness has to improve their lives.
Instagram: @tami_roos / TamiRoos.com
"The power of using meditation to combat stress and busy-ness"
Landing her dream job at an early age, Emma quickly discovered that the hustle of a corporate PR gig led to stress, fatigue and illness. Now, as a yoga and meditation teacher, Emma is passionate about sharing ways to live an authentic and connected life. She runs regular public classes, facilitates corporate wellness programmes, runs retreats, provides private yoga and meditation sessions and speaks on health and wellness around Australia and the world. Emma has co-founded multiple businesses and believes in collaboration over competition.
Instagram: @emmamaidment_ / www.emmamaidment.com