I graduated from the Beautiful You Coaching Academy in 2014. Woah. Six years ago! And it’s been a very special six years. So I wanted to share a new video for you, in case you’re also thinking about becoming a life coach. The last time I recorded a review video for the training was back in 2015 and a lot’s changed!

A little about me in case you’ve stumbled across this in a google search of every graduate you could find of BYCA (I’m a bit like that too when considering a new course so good on you for researching!)….

I’m the founder of Shine From Within which I started in 2012. We support teens/tweens and the adults around them to truly shine from within through events, a best-selling book by the same name (out with Hay House worldwide), a school curriculum, 1:1 coaching and mentoring, an award-winning online youth mentor training for adults wanting to support youth and a new teen online academy (because, you know, Covid-19 happened!). I’m also a co-host of the Gentle Business Mastermind because I really love supporting folks in the early stages of business to ‘ditch the hustle’ and build a sustainable business that lights them up.

I decided to start Shine from Within after a 2 year battle with stage 4 cancer in my mid-20’s. It fuelled a transformation and a desire to support others (and in particular young people) to live their best life, look after themselves and make the most of each moment. I also wanted to create a life that I loved showing up for each and every day (which at first felt incredibly selfish!).

Since graduating from Beautiful You, I’ve had some pretty incredible highlight moments in my business and life:

  • Published my first book with Hay House (Shine from Within; a teen’s guide to life).
  • Won Best Program of the Year for the Youth Mentor Training (BYCA International Coaching Awards) 2017.
  • Won Best Book/Podcast of the Year for Shine From Within; a teen’s guide to life (BYCA International Coaching Awards) 2019.
  • Appeared in lots of media including The Today Show (Channel 9) and Today Tonight (Channel 7); being mentioned as a ‘game-changer’ in The Collective magazine and being a regular columnist for Nature & Health Magazine.
  • I’ve spoken to audiences big and small all around Australia, including as a guest at one of the BYCA Inspiration Days and alongside Beautiful You’s fearless leader, Julie Parker at the Soulpreneurs Conference (both events are pictured).  
  • I’ve been able to create a flexible life that’s allowed me to rest when I need to (something that’s very important to me after such a big health battle) while still feeling incredibly fulfilled.
  • I’ve met the most wonderful people and feel very grateful that I get to collaborate with some of my best friends, connect and support each other in our business endeavours (and life).
  • And I get to donate to causes I feel passionate about and continue to build social justice, climate action and giving back into the fabric of my business.

Now that’s not to say that this was all due to Beautiful You. I already had an established business by the time I did the training and of course a training program alone won’t help you achieve a thing if you don’t actually implement what you’re taught. But it expanded my support network, elevated the way I show up in the world and in my work, and gave me more confidence and skills when it came to 1:1 coaching and mentoring. And for those folks who don’t have a business yet, it gets you set up and ready to start coaching. I’ve seen so many coaches come through and have loved getting to work with them long after they graduate (either through any of the bonuses I offer as an affiliate if you sign up through me – see below – or because quite a few BYCA coaches then come and do my Youth Mentor Training too) and they truly do love the training, flourish in their business and are constantly surprising themselves as they reflect on that moment long ago when they were pondering whether or not to do it. 

Anyhoo, as I mentioned – I made you a video! Have a little watch to see how the Beautiful You Coaching Academy supported me to build a thriving business, up my 1:1 work and provide a community I feel so blessed to be a part of. And if you’d like to have a chat about whether this is the right course for you, you can book in a complimentary 15 minute chat here.  I love having a chat and will do my best to answer any questions you may have. I know it’s a big investment and it’s often invaluable to talk to someone who’s done the training.  Full disclosure though: I won’t tell you or advise you on whether or not you should do it – that is 100% your decision. 

If you do decide to enrol in the Beautiful You Life Coaching Course then you will be eligible for my bonus.


See my BYCA bonus details below: 

If you mention my name as the person who referred you when booking (you MUST include my name in the ‘CODE’ field on the application/booking form to be eligible) then I get a little thank you kick-back from Beautiful You for sharing the love. Rather than just take this lovely little extra bit of affiliate money and run, I’d love to put that to good use and invest it back in to you.  I LOVE working with new coaches and provide a few options for you: 

Option 1: You can receive a complete 3 month coaching series with me, which will go towards your accreditation (as you must coach with a certified BYCA coach to get your final certification). This will include 6 x 1hr sessions over 3 months, where we will come up with some goals together and I’ll be here supporting you the whole way. Most BYCA coaches decide to do this towards the end of their training and we usually work closely on building the business side of things, foundations and community together. 

Option 2: You can receive a place in the next Gentle Business Mastermind. This is a 12 month group mastermind that I co-host with 2 other established coaches – one is an award-winning business coach (she won International Coach of the Year at the BYCA awards in a previous year!) and an artist and creativity coach. This ensures you have a community and support around you for the following year (we begin in March each year and go until the following February). 

Option 3: You can receive a 50% discount for my award-winning Youth Mentor Training. This is perfect if you want to focus on coaching teens and need to learn about engaging with young people, duty of care, running events for teens and the marketing and business aspects of working in the youth space (from mother-daughter retreats to school workshops to holding space online for teens). The training is AUD$1999 and the affiliate bonus that I receive will cover half. 

Most choose to work 1:1 with me as this is a rare opportunity to have hours of 1:1 support (I charge quite a bit more for my 1:1 consults and coaching so this is a wonderful deal – especially considering it won’t cost  you anything more than your BYCA enrolment!).

Once again if you’d like to talk about the Beautiful You training or about these bonuses, feel free to book in for a complimentary 15 minute chat with me here.  And if you’d prefer to email, please email amanda @ shinefromwithin.com.au. 

I look forward to hearing from you! 

If you decide to go right ahead and enrol, please take careful note of the below instructions and then email me a copy of your enrolment so I can verify it went through. 

Important Note: If you enter my name in any other area than the one instructed, (which is the ‘code’ field at your enrolment stage – please see graphic below), or not at all at the exact time of your enrolment, you will not be able to receive my affiliate offerings. This is not something that can be amended at a later time and so please be careful at your sign up stage to do this as I want to be able to support you on your coaching journey!

Want more? Read some of my earlier articles about BYCA: 

Please note, you MUST follow the instructions on this page though if you decide to take advantage of any of my bonus offers. Understandably, the BYCA team cannot allocate an affiliate bonus to someone who does not follow these instructions to the letter.

Amanda xx