MEET THE SPEAKERS
Kerry went from being a suburban mum to a prisoner. Kerry had the choice to give into the shame or fight back and make something of her prison time. But rather than break her, prison made her, and she has gone from prisoner to receiving a PhD making her the first Australian inmate to have a graduation ceremony in prison.
Today, Kerry Tucker is a University lecturer, accomplished author, highly sought-after motivational speaker and ambassador for the charity Wear For Success. She is a passionate advocate for educating women in prison and was the inspiration behind, and Story Consultant for 'Wentworth'. Kerry has appeared on Australian Story (The Graduate) ABC, You can't Ask That on the ABC been interviewed on Television and Radio and is currently contracted with Penguin Random House to write her novel ‘Revlon and Razor Wire’.
Kerry will be an expert panelist at the Intelligence Squared Debate at the Sydney Town Hall in August run by the Ethics Centre, an independent not-for-profit organisation that helps people navigate the complexity and uncertainty of difficult ethical issues.
Shame to Empowerment
Anthony Hinds is a father of six, a Christian, and a gay man. Growing up in a conservative environment in the 1960s, he knew he felt different to his peers, and struggled to fit in. He married, and then joined an evangelical mission, where he and his wife raised their family. For many years he did not accept his sexual orientation, but actively fought it and tried to change it, including undergoing reparative therapy.
When he realised it wasn't going to change, he gradually came to accept and love it, and to love who he was. He left the mission and worked in HR and OHS, buying a house and leading a normal Australian suburban life. However, in time the choices that he had made became harder and harder to sustain. He began to realise how important it was to him for his 'outsides' to match his 'insides'. In his 50s, he made the hardest decision of his life, to make a seismic shift and completely reshape his life.
He is now re-establishing relationships with his family and friends, establishing a life with his new partner, and working out the purpose for the rest of his life.
Hiding to Living in Truth
Death to Living Miracle
Carmel's near death experience has defied all medical understanding. Carmel's remarkable experience has lead her to become a well respected Medical Intuitive both here and overseas. Carmel Bell is also the Founder of the College of Medical Intuition in Melbourne.
Carmel is the teacher of Metatronic Energy™ work operating her Clinic from Melbourne, Australia as a Medical Intuitive, practising Quantum Medical Intuition. She works with clients to help them understand their health and emotional issues, both physically and spiritually working predominantly on an energetic level Her consultations are insightful, practical and solution focused. Carmel works with many Medical Practitioners from both the Alternative and Traditional Medicine fields.
The Practitioners who refer to Carmel use the information that she provides to help improve their client's health, to develop treatment plans or as a guide as to future health issues. Many people are referred to Carmel when all other options have been exhausted. Most people in this situation find that a session with Carmel will give them a renewed sense of hope and optimism as well as other treatment options.
Anxiety & Depression to Freedom
Kriben is a father, husband, Food Scientist and Managing Director of NourishmeOrganics. He struggled with anxiety and depression for most of his adult life which culminated in a suicidal mental breakdown which cost him his job and marriage. Kriben received medical advice to begin antidepressant medication. His mental ill health and professional knowledge as a Food Scientist motivated him to research alternative ways to treat his depression and anxiety.
Kriben talks about the choice he made to deal with his depression and anxiety using a holistic approach that considered mind set, nutrition, exercise, and meditation. From his research, he discovered the relationship between food and depression, specifically probiotic foods. Kriben is now the Managing Director and Fonder of NourishmeOrganics, the Premier Natural Probiotics Company in Australia. The core purpose is to share the gift of digestive health and vitality.
Today, Kriben is passionate about sharing his experience with others and giving others access to the knowledge that lead him to heal, his mind, body, and soul.
Let Food Be Thy Medicine and Medicine be Thy Food"- Hippocrates.