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

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

If you want to ditch the hustle and feel gentle in your business and life, then I might be able to help you. And/or if you’re feeling called to support youth and help the next generation to be gentle and to shine from within, then I’d love to support you! I’m the Founder of teen academy, Shine From Within, a published author 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 other adults, all over the world, to embrace their inner ‘youth mentor’ and create incredible youth programs and businesses they love. And I do my best to live and work gently [e.g. from being vegan, sometimes busting out some old modelling moves from decades ago to work with eco-friendly brands, living off the grid in a shipping container one year and co-hosting an annual Gentle Business Mastermind]!

Let’s have some fun together….

Ditch the hustle!

Listen to the podcast I co-host with my friends Naomi Arnold and Nicola Newman to explore how to do business gently.

Find all of the episodes here. 


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.


A 12 month experience to support you to ditch the hustle and find your flow… starts March each year. Follow the link above to download our free Grow Your Business the Gentle Way eBook, listen to our Ditch the Hustle podcast and register your interest for the next mastermind.

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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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