Meet the
Founder

“I believe in educating our teens at a young age about who they are, how their minds work, what healthy relationships look like, how to make good choices when it comes to peer pressure around drugs, alcohol and smoking, how to stop the negative self-chatter, how to like what you see when you look in the mirror, making the decisions not to sext and so many other vital topics. Then, we will create a generation of smart, happy, powerful young individuals who in turn will contribute greatly to their local communities. This is why Beautiful Minds is my greatest passion.”

Marina Passalaris
Entrepreneur, Speaker, Presenter, Youth 
Educator & Author

“I believe in educating our teens at a young age about who they are, how their minds work, what healthy relationships look like, how to make good choices when it comes to peer pressure around drugs, alcohol and smoking, how to stop the negative self-chatter, how to like what you see when you look in the mirror, making the decisions not to sext and so many other vital topics. Then, we will create a generation of smart, happy, powerful young individuals who in turn will contribute greatly to their local communities. This is why Beautiful Minds is my greatest passion.”

Marina Passalaris
Entrepreneur, Speaker, Presenter, Teen Girl
Educator & Author

Marina is an Author of two best-selling books for teens, has a certificate IV in training and assessment, is a qualified Mental Health trainer, a qualified Dale Carnegie presenter, a qualified suicide prevention educator and Ambassador for GIFT International. In 2018, she was nominated for Australian Of the Year. In 2017, Beautiful Minds won the Westpac Bank 200 Business of Tomorrow award, awarded to the top 200 companies in Australia.

Describing herself as a bridge between parents and their teens, Marina works closely with young people and their families, dedicated to helping them achieve happiness through education about vital life skills and most importantly self-esteem and confidence.

Beautiful Minds tackles the tough topics, bringing them to light so our youth feel empowered, educated and supported throughout their often-challenging journey of being a teenager.

Today, Marina and her team of 65 expert educators, deliver workshops to thousands of Australian teens and adults each year. She has received both national and international press for the success of her business and the impact she has on the community. This year, Marina was interviewed by The Washington Post, selected as a world leader in the youth space.

This year, Beautiful Minds educated 1.5 million school students through their school diary content. The Beautiful Minds content has the approval of the Australian Education Department with content being gifted to 3.5 million parents through an online school diary.

In 2014, Marina was invited to Parliament House to discuss the current issues our teens are facing and how to best address these.

As of 2019, Beautiful Minds will be available worldwide through our series of online programs and regular events hosted in Australia and the US.