Our TEam

Psychologists and Doctors we recommend

Elyse McNeil

Clinical Psychologist
Elyse is a clinical psychologist who is passionate about working with young people, particularly in the areas of eating disorders, self-harm, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and academic performance.

Dr Erin Nesbit-Hawes

Obstetrician, Gynaecologist
After graduating with Honours from University, Erin completed her specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Royal Hospital for Women. As well as providing expertise at Alana Healthcare for Women, Erin works at the Royal Hospital for Women as a clinician, educator and researcher, conducting clinical trials and meeting the challenges of finding the answers to the endless number of clinical questions.

Dr Lewis Ehrlich

Holistic Dentist, Health Coach and Personal Trainer
Dr Lewis Ehrlich is a Holistic Dentist, Health Coach, Personal Trainer and former professional soccer player. He believes that health starts with the mouth and is key to a healthy lifestyle. He delivers regular educational content to our audience to ensure our families are happy and healthy.

Marina Passalaris

CEO & Founder of Beautiful Minds
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 up and coming companies in Australia.

Ashley Manuel

Mental Health Advocate
A qualified teacher with a passion for inspiring and educating young people. With 10 years experience, Ash is a mental health advocate and Founder of Growing With Gratitude, Director of Be Intent For Educators & Education Ambassador of Be The Gift - Multiplying Mindfulness.

Romy

National Bookings Manager
Romy Galombik holds a Bachelor's Degree in Counselling and is in the final stages of completing her Masters Degree in Teaching. She is the National Bookings Manager for all of our workshops and events.

Sophie

Event Manager
With a diverse background in events, you’ll find Beautiful Minds Event Manager Sophie behind-the-scenes, designing our events and retreats and liaising with our brand sponsors.

Logan

Head Of Digital Content
Logan has worked as a digital and content creator for Disney and Pedestrian TV. He brings his skills and years of experience to create and edit our content.

Ethan

Head Of Social Media Content
Influencer and You Tuber, Ethan brings his creativity and social media experience to Beautiful Minds.

Our Educators

Sydney Pre-Teen Educators

Caitlyn
Movement – Hula Hooping
A professional hoop dance instructor and performer with over 7 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. Caitlyn is passionate about helping young people create a positive relationship with their body, with exercise and a healthy approach to fitness that will last a lifetime.
Romy
Gratitude & Resilience
Romy is a dynamic performer and actress. She was in the top 100 on the Voice Kids Australia 2012 and has appeared on the Move It and Kitchen Whiz shows.
Rosie
Florist
A registered psychologist and florist, who has a passion for working with young people. Rosy pairs her psychology with a creative approach to help our girls unleash their thoughts and express themselves through their floral creations.
Monica
Periods
Monica is your go-to girl when it comes to anything period related. She is an ICF Certified Period Coach. Through years of study and research, Monica has a wealth of information about how women’s cycles work and is an expert in this field.

Sydney Teen Girl Educators

Caroline
Nutritionist / Wellbeing
Dane turned Aussie, Caroline is an International Blogger, Digital Specialist, David Jones Award Winner, Cancer Survivor, Eating Disorder Recoverer and Yoga & Meditation Lover who shares her powerful story, so that she can help educate young girls about self-love, body-image and mental health for a better, happier life.
Gracie
Mental Health
Gracie is a Motivational Speaker and Mental Health Advocate who has holistically healed her own eating disorders, anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue and even life-threatening Lupus. She is passionate about offering youth the guidance and support that is so desperately needed to love and appreciate every part of themselves during the most formative phase of their lives.
Tammi
Make Up & Skincare Professional
A professional make-up artist and educator with over 15 years experience. Tammi has helped countless women and teens address their specific skin concerns to create confidence in how they look. It is less about the make-up products and more about feeling happy and comfortable in your skin.
Groove Therapy
Movement
Groove Therapy deliver a dynamic free form movement session that incorporates music therapy as a way to elevate our girls self esteem and educate them on ways to communicate effectively.

Melbourne Pre-Teen Educators

Alice
Florist
Alice is a Floral Designer and Educator, specialising in all things flowers. With a Bachelor Arts/Education and Florist Education, Alice is passionate about promoting creative opportunities for youth of all ages. Alice facilitates engaging floral design workshops, which encourage youth to develop a positive sense of self-esteem, creativity and team building skills.
Gianna
Gratitude & Mindfulness
A presenter, journalist and motivational speaker whose goal is to inspire youth to dream big and boldly. Gianna is a Board Member for Bridge Builders Youth.
Lucy
Movement – Hula Hooping
Qualified in Community Development, Group Facilitation and Fitness. Lucy is Hula Hoop Dance professional, passionate about inspiring joy, play, creative movement and positive body mindset in young people.
Elyssia
Periods
Cottons Brand Manager, Elyssia developed the “This Is Cottons- Starter Kit”, specially designed for young girls as an introduction to their periods. Authoring the accompanying booklet “A Guide To Your Period”, Elyssia has been able to strip away the embarrassment and fear around periods and how a young girls body will change.

Melbourne Teen Girl Educators

Justyna
Nutritionist / Wellbeing
Qualified clinical nutritionist with a holistic approach to health, Justyna who is Ambassador for Endeavour College of Natural Health is passionate about inspiring and educating young people about nutrition and wellness. Justyna is an Ambassador for Endeavour College of Natural Health.
Tiffany
Make Up Artist
Qualified hair and make-up artist with over 10 years of experience -Tiffany has won multiple awards for her work and has helped countless women and teens address their specific skin concerns to create confidence in how they look. It is less about the make-up products and more about feeling happy and comfortable in your skin.
Bron
Mental Health
Bron is a Mental Health Advocate and Founder of BoPo Women. She shares her incredible story of how she overcame anxiety, depression and a severe eating disorder.
Groove Therapy
Movement
Groove Therapy deliver a dynamic free form movement session that incorporates music therapy as a way to elevate our girls self esteem and educate them on ways to communicate effectively.

Adelaide Pre-Teen Educators

Ann / Sparky
Movement – Hula Hooping
Sparky is an experienced hoop teacher and performer. With her infectious high energy and fiery style, she injects her quirky and skilful hoop talents into our Hula Hoop sessions all while helping our girls to find their own unique flow in the circle.
Ashley
Gratitude & Mindfulness
With 10 years experience, Ash is a mental health advocate and Founder of Growing With Gratitude, Director of Be Intent For Educators & Education Ambassador of Be The Gift - Multiplying Mindfulness. With 10 years experience and a teaching qualification, he finds real passion in inspiring and educating young people.
Marina
Periods
Beautiful Minds Founder, Marina delivers the My First Period session that was written and created by Beautiful Minds, Cottons and Endometriosis Australia. The Cottons starter kit comes with a booklet “A Guide To Your Period”, that strip away the embarrassment and fear around periods and how a young girls body will change.
Sarah
Florist
Sarah is a Floral Designer and Educator, specialising in all things flowers. With a Bachelor Arts/Education and Florist Education, Alice is passionate about promoting creative opportunities for youth of all ages. Sarah facilitates engaging floral design workshops, which encourage youth to develop a positive sense of self-esteem, creativity and team building skills.

Adelaide Teen Girl Educators

Larissa
Make Up & Skin Care Professional
With a deep passion for make-up, Larissa experimented from a young age with different colours and shades – always looking to create the perfect palette. With many years’ experience within the make-up industry, Larissa has found that helping young girls and woman look and feel good is the true motivation behind her work.
Malissa
Nutritionist / Wellbeing
A qualified clinical nutritionist with a holistic approach to health, passionate about inspiring and educating young people about nutrition and wellness.
Pure Funk
Movement
Pure Funk Dance deliver a dynamic free form movement session that incorporates music therapy as a way to elevate our girls self esteem and educate them on ways to communicate effectively.
Marina
Mental Health
Marina has a certificate IV in training and assessment, is a qualified Mental Health trainer, a qualified Dale Carnegie presenter and qualified suicide prevention educator. She shares her personal story about anxiety and depression.

Brisbane / Gold Coast / Sunshine Coast Pre-Teen Educators

Bree
Movement – Hula Hooping
A passionate performer and Certified Hoop Love coach, Bree will have you hooping like a pro in no time! Disclaimer - increased body confidence, stress-relief, improved flexibility and freedom to express yourself is advised!
Kathleen
Gratitude / Mindfulness
A Youth Mentor, Registered Children's Yoga Teacher & Mindful Schools Educator, currently studying Youth Work. Kathleen’s passion is to help teens develop their self-confidence, resilience and self-acceptance.
Zoe
Flower Crowns
Drawn to nature’s beauties, Zoe took the plunge and perused her dream of floristry with the hopes of sharing her passions with her community. Flowers exist to be enjoyed, allow her to take you on a ride of colour in this hands-on creative experience!
Bella
Periods
Bella delivers our delivers the My First Period session that was written and created by Beautiful Minds, Cottons and Endometriosis Australia. The Cottons starter kit comes with a booklet “A Guide To Your Period”, that strip away the embarrassment and fear around periods and how a young girls body will change.

Brisbane / Gold Coast / Sunshine Coast Teen Girl Educators

Kathleen
Nutrition / Wellbeing
A Youth Mentor, Registered Children's Yoga Teacher & Mindful Schools Educator, currently studying Youth Work. Kathleen’s passion is to help teens develop their self-confidence, resilience and self-acceptance.
Sammi
Make Up / Skin Care Professional
Sammi is an experienced and incredibly passionate makeup artist. With extensive experience in makeup application and technique, Sammi loves to enhance an individual's unique beauty and natural skin tones to produce a confident and beautiful face.
Kate
Kate is a dance instructor and in her final stages of completing a Masters Degree in Psychology. Kate delivers a dynamic free form movement session that incorporates music therapy as a way to elevate our girls self esteem and educate them on ways to communicate effectively.
Marina
Mental Health
Marina has a certificate IV in training and assessment, is a qualified Mental Health trainer, a qualified Dale Carnegie presenter and a qualified suicide prevention educator. She shares her personal story of anxiety and depression.