Be gentle... with yourself, with others + with the planet.

Be gentle… with yourself, with others + with the planet.

Youth Mentor, award-winning Business + Life Coach, Hay House Author, Gentle living advocate, Vegan, Fur Mama, Partner, Nurturer, Creative, Entrepreneur, Aussie, Cancer-survivor, Sagittarius, Type 9, Peacemaker, Rebel and HSP… a few of the ways you could describe me. 😅

After a 2 year battle with stage 4 cancer in my 20’s, I reallllly love exploring ways to live, and work, gently. And I love helping others, particularly the next generation, to take care of themselves, feel awesome, find their purpose, save our world (too much pressure?!), etc! 

I’m the Founder of teen academy, Shine From Within, a published author (Shine From Within; a teen girl’s guide to life) and love to hold space for teens to realise they are perfect, just as they are. Where I think I have the biggest impact though is in supporting adults all over the world to embrace their inner ‘youth mentor’ and create incredible youth programs and businesses they love through our award-winning Youth Mentor Training. I’ve trained 300+ youth mentors all over the world. And I do my best to live and work gently [e.g. from being vegan, sometimes modelling for eco-friendly brands, living off the grid in a shipping container one year with my partner and our fur baby, and hosting an upcoming gentle business retreat – S P A C E retreat!

Let’s have some fun together….


Parents/teachers/mentors, this is for your teens. Free downloads, an online academy, workshops around Australia, school curriculum, best-selling book for teens + more.


Share your wisdom + support young people to shine.  Learn a bit more about our award-winning Youth Mentor Training and find out if you have what it takes to be a youth mentor with our free quiz.


3 nights in Noosa, March 2024.

Space to do what you need, recharge and gently set yourself up for the rest of the year. Your business, your family and your nervous system will thank you for it!

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My first book for teens, ‘Shine from Within; a teen girl’s guide to life,’ is now out worldwide with Hay House.

Find it around Australia in Big W, Dymocks and all good bookstores as well as bookstores anywhere in the world. You can get in online here.

Photo credit: Renee Bell [one of our youth mentors + photographer]

Current insights, tips & research about teens from the front line for parents, educators and mentors.
Amanda Rootsey, founder of teen holistic personal development school Shine From Within and coach to youth mentors all over the world, interviews experts about what’s going on for youth today.  From psychological insights to practical advice on how to hold a safe space for teens, it’s your short burst of inspiration and motivation amidst the crazy world of teens and tweens!

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