My Story –
Experiencing JOY
isn’t always easy
But it is always worth it.

  • The first time I died I was 15 years old. I flew off a cliff on a motorbike and was declared dead on the operating table for two and a half minutes. Back in ICU I was told I’d never walk again, my doctor wanted to amputate my leg.
    I told him I’d not only walk, I’d dance on his grave.

  • Within seven years I was a medal-winning ballroom dancer; had overcome a pain killer addiction – after my 2nd overdose; and had become a highly successful top level business executive in New Zealand.

  • I became an expert on clearing stress in 3 minutes or less after being hit by a drunk driver at 24.

    The spinal injuries I had suffered in the motorbike accident were reactivated. I couldn’t speak without stuttering, walk or stand for more than a few minutes and I had lost 70% of the strength in the left side of my body.
    But the biggest challenge was any time I became stressed, the soft tissue would swell at the back of my neck, preventing blood from going to my forebrain.

  • Brain map of my frontal lobes.

    I would have about 3 minutes before I blacked out. I never knew whether I would wake up from any of those black outs. I was blacking out several times a day. After a couple of years of intermittent oxygen deprivation, my frontal lobes scanned like an autistic child.
    Doctors said I would be dead or vegetative before age 30.

  • For the next 18 months I walked with death as a constant companion. He taught me how to really live, and Guided me in how I want to show up in the world. I began studying alternative healing methods.

    I am now certified in more than a dozen different holistic health modalities.

Instead of being brain dead at 30, I had learned how to reprogram the neurological pathways of my brain to think new thoughts. In doing so I was able to bypass the brain injury and access different parts of my brain, generating uncommon new perspectives, and abilities.

  • By age 30 I had co-created Australia’s first computer software support organization.

  • I was the first individual ever to be nominated for an IT&T Award for Excellence in Industry Development.

  • The first woman to sit on the board of the Queensland branch of the Australian Information Industries Association.

  • I became advisor to both State and Federal Government after single-handedly co-opting the unanimous support of every major computer organization in the country.

  • ‘She developed an ‘established an end-user support traineeship that introduced an entirely new, much-needed path within the IT Industry which created thousands of jobs at the level where they were most needed’   –   quote from Connecting Queensland Magazine.


  • I started that company with a $30 government cheque that bounced.

  • My formal education ended with the bike accident at 15.

  • I have only set foot in a university to lecture.

  • I know nothing about computers to this day.

  • At 34 I lost everything for a third time. I went from top of the ladder, to a single Mother on welfare, in a year.

    Five years later I was a Member of the Australian Association of accredited Alternative & Natural Therapists – AAANT, certified in a dozen different holistic health modalities. I had  healed myself again, and now was teaching others how to do the same.


  • I re-created myself as JOY. My passion had become psychoneuroimmunology: How the way we think affects our physical health and well being. I began a healing and metaphysical practice.

  • In the new millennium I received a spiritual calling to travel the world, teaching the many things that I had learned about self healing, personal empowerment and how to thrive under any circumstance.

  • In July 2000 I arrived at LAX with two suitcases, a briefcase and my nine-year-old daughter. I knew no-one on this continent, had no idea of what to do next, and was not yet aware that everything I had placed in storage had been stolen.

  • Within three days ‘Upstairs Management’ had us in the home of a Hollywood director. In two weeks the Face Reading video was made and a distributor found. You can now learn Face Reading here.

  • My passion for the last 20 years has been collecting ‘emPOWERment tools’:

    Skills and techniques to succeed more quickly, easily and powerfully, in any area of life. I make videos of these tools so that more people can learn how to move as quickly and easily as possible through whatever stress or challenge presents itself.

  • My latest book ‘No Worries, Mate!’ details the ‘De-worrying Process’ I use to stay sane in the midst of the continued grand adventure that is my life.

  • Everything I teach is FUN, simple enough for a child to do, and produces immediate positive results in three minutes or less! Sharing what I learned with you is what makes my crazy life make sense.