Mariane’s big audacious goal is to see all unnecessary emotional pain and suffering eliminated within her lifetime, and she is obsessed with all things related to human upgrade and potential. A former theatre maker turned strengths based coach, Mariane has over 15 years experience in individual consulting, group facilitation and corporate training for personal and strategic growth. Combining her passion for storytelling and curiosity about human behaviour, her work seeks to recognise struggles, celebrate strengths and promote optimal well-being across a host of platforms, and she has a particular interest in ensuring our next generation thrive.
Mariane holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Newcastle, a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Performance. Her research investigates the conditions under which youth flourish, and her clinical experience with youth and their families extends across a range of contexts including primary and community health care settings and schools.
Mariane is proud to have extended her expertise and personal purpose to support a number of not-for-profit and for purpose initiatives including The Luminosity Summit and Project Gen Z, and she currently extends her expertise in positive youth development in her committee role for Dyslexia Mid North Coast and on the Impact Leader Board for Ambisie. Mariane’s work as a Leadership Consultant in the corporate world further fuels her understanding of the necessary skills for the 21st Century workplace. In addition to spreading Posivibes, you’ll find Mariane catching waves, dancing in her kitchen and enjoying time with her family and friends back home in her coastal town of Port Macquarie.
Jenna thrives on creativity, curiosity and play, and gets her ‘excited legs’ on about the positive impact these activities can have on wellbeing, academic achievement and career success. Jenna loves asking the big questions and getting lost in conversations about the problems of the world and how we can fix them.
Jenna’s background sees an amalgam of over 15 years in the corporate and education sectors across roles such as coach, consultant, facilitator, and teacher. As a K-12 Educator and Career Consultant, Jenna is driven to help individuals connect with their purpose and lean into their most meaningful life. She is most passionate about helping young people to discover what makes them tick, and revels in opportunities that expose students to unique ways of learning. In addition to her work with the Posify Group, Jenna loves to keep her toes in the water as a Casual Relief Teacher and works to further inspire optimism in education through her work as The Optimistic Educator.
Jenna’s personal purpose is underpinned by her dream for a world in which everyone has access to quality education (Global Goal 4) and the opportunity to thrive. In pursuing this purpose, she has contributed to various projects and initiatives including initiation of youth project Cards For Change, The Luminosity Youth Summit, and Dyslexia Mid North Coast’s new Youth Ambassador program. Jenna is also a proud ambassador of #Litfest2444; a festival that aims to break the mould of creativity and connect young minds with conventional and out of box avenues for sharing their stories. When she’s not Posifying with her big sis, Mariane, she’s often found refuelling her sense of play at the park with her little one or enjoying a good book at her favourite beachside cafe.