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The
Essentialists

The Thelma and Louise of Corporate Wellness

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The Essentialists work to engage, educate and empower individuals, teams and organisations with essential life and wellness skills.

They help people take control of their health, wellbeing and ultimately their happiness by committing to what is essential in both their personal and professional life.

The Essentialists’ way isn’t about getting more things done, it’s about getting the right things done.

Who are The Essentialists?

Shannah Kennedy

Shannah Kennedy is a qualified and accredited life strategist, sought after business advisor, keynote speaker, facilitator and best-selling author. She has more than 10 years’ experience working in senior strategic sports marketing roles working on major events and projects with leading sports brands, Olympians and other elite athletes. She saw first hand case after case of corporate/high performance burn out and she herself succumbed to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. After this experience, Shannah established a new coaching business pioneering the application of wellness principles, working with a range of senior executives, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, organisations, teams and individuals wanting to find real balance and purpose in work and life. Shannah’s coaching process and insights challenge conventional values around what it means to be successful, what drives sustained high performance and find true balance. Shannah lives by the ethos: “Stop being a passenger in life, jump into the driver’s seat and take control with calm confidence.”

Lyndall Mitchell

Lyndall is an author, wellness entrepreneur, qualified and accredited coach, corporate speaker and founder of award-winning Aurora Spa Group. Lyndall brings to her work the “hard yards” of running a thriving business with more than 100 staff, the knowledge gained from creating successful consumer brands and she is recognised as a true wellness trailblazer in Australia for her work at Aurora and previously at Camp Eden where she created individual programs for some of the country’s most stressed out executives. Lyndall has a powerful combination of hands-on business experience and more than two decades working one-on-one and in groups with overworked, overwhelmed and overscheduled people from all walks of life. Lyndall’s clients include global corporate businesses, executives, freelancers, business start-ups and many people in between looking to identify and achieve their vision of success.

Why The Essentialists?

Together and as individuals, Shannah and Lyndall are acknowledged as Australia’s leaders in life and wellness education.

Dubbed the “Thelma and Louise of wellness”, between them they have more than three decades of presenting and executive coaching experience across public and corporate sectors globally. Shannah and Lyndall work with a diverse range of clients including Macquarie Bank, Deloitte, CBA, QBE, Mercedes, Seek, The Body Shop, Kikki K, AFL, NAB and many other ASX-listed companies. They also work with Olympians, other elite athletes and busy people from all walks of life. They are committed to educate, engage and empower through their unique wellness programs and life coaching, challenging their clients to question the pursuit of “success” at all costs.

By coming together, Shannah and Lyndall offer a wealth of experience, complementary expertise and approaches to maximize impact for their clients across Australia and Asia. Shannah and Lyndall have featured on The Today Show, Australian Financial Review, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Switzer News, across social media and through leading lifestyle websites by Deborah Hutton and Jules Sebastian.

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Lifestyle & Wellbeing

  • Work-Life Balance
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The recently run nationwide Masterclass of Wellness for NAB worked very effectively for our financial planning teams. This engaging presentation was well-crafted, thought provoking and exceeded our expectations. The key wellness concepts and ideas you presented are already making a difference in the way our team approach their day. It gave everyone the much needed opportunity to bring wellness to the forefront. NAB Wealth Division
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