Personal Growth Expo

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We, at the Personal Growth Expo, know the importance of up-skilling to increase your personal development and financial gain, especially in your own business. The speed at which technology is growing means we need to stay up to date and the best way to do that is through professional training companies.

Free Workshop on Goal Setting & Action

Here’s a message from our newest business partner who recently joined the Personal Growth Expo.  Don’t miss their free workshop on Goal Setting & Action – How to write life, yearly, monthly & weekly goals that motivate you daily in 5 different areas of life: personal, business/career, financial, health/fitness, and emotional.

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As one of the fastest growing companies in our service sector, we are proud to continue educating, training and providing employment opportunities for novice and professional personnel alike. We’re proud to be participating in this year’s event, as our Founders, Jack Corbett and Ryan Tuckwood, are walking examples of how important it is to constantly seek personal development in order to be successful.

Over the past several years, we’ve trained, coached and mentored 1000’s of world class sales, customer service, marketing, and management personnel. Companies we’ve worked with include Groupon, Palm Lake Resorts, Mantra, Fairfax Media, and Real Insurance to name a few.

ISR Training & Recruitment (1)Many of the people that we have placed into work had absolutely no relevant experience when they joined the ISR Training Academy and now earn 6-figure incomes and beyond, utilising the skills we have taught them. We aspire to educate individuals to the highest industry standard and provide them with a skill set that will be applicable to any role.

As well as providing those with little experience the actionable tools to excel in the workplace, we pride ourselves on our ability to take seasoned staff and business owners to the next level. We thrive in working with individuals and organisations who have already experienced different types of training over the years and introducing them to a unique and modern perspective. By focusing on how the consumer of today buys, we have been able to massively increase both income and revenue streams for employees and business owners alike.

Our coaches and mentors have decades worth of training and negotiation experience, specializing in, but not limited to Real Estate, Insurance, Advertising, Education, Finance, Superannuation, Solar, and much more.

All Academy Inductees have access to:

  • Our award-winning ISR Online Sales & Telemarketing Course, regardless of experience
  • Access to our FREE Recruitment process, nationally
  • Access to a Dedicated Support Officer
  • A personally assigned Training Coach, (specifically chosen based on experience and ambition), available once a week for 45 minutes, either face to face or over the phone
  • Personal representation from ISR’s respected Professional Negotiators
  • Budgeting Assistance, on Saving and Investing
  • Access to Ongoing Coaching Videos

Kick-start your journey to financial freedom, give us a call today and take the first step towards starting the rest of your life.

We can’t wait to meet you at the Personal Growth Expo!

Level 1 The Gateway Building, 50 Appel St Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

07 5531 6485

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The Experienced Counsellor

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This blog is longer than usual but it highlights Personal Growth in its many aspects.

It is well worth reading so you understand how people develop into the Top Blog Badgepositions they hold today and how Sue would be the perfect relationship counselor for most. Recently her blog was awarded in the top eight for the best blog for couples advise in Australia.

Sue’s Story

My growth story starts when, at 15 years of age, I permanently left home. I left school at Year 10 – mainly due to my authoritarian mother who had the tendency to emotionally blackmail me: ‘I bought you this and that, so you must do this or that’. What would you do in my shoes? Continue being emotionally blackmailed and feeling guilt and anger, or get a job, earn my own money and live my own life? In the end it was an easy decision.

My first fulltime job was as a health food shop assistant. Later I worked as an assistant nurse in aged care facilities, learning on the job.

I’m the youngest of 7 children, and a half-sister to my 6 siblings. Their mother passed away and my father married my mother and had me. The marriage was not close or affectionate, and my father was a very selfish man.

I threw out most of the values around love and relationship that I observed as a child when I left home, because I didn’t want what my distant parents had with each other, or to be the way they were with their children. I wanted something more, something better. So, I observed people’s relationship interactions. I ‘picked people’s brains’ on the reasons WHY they did the things they did and behaved the way they behaved.

Mum died six days before my 21st birthday

Then, tragically, Mum died six days before my 21st birthday, and my anchor to feeling as though I belonged to anyone died with her. Although we didn’t have a really close relationship, she was still my mother. I was mum’s only child so it was only natural that she tended to spoil me more than she did my half siblings, leading them to resent me when we were children. The youngest of my siblings is 3 years older than me and the oldest 18 years. From the age I can remember, most of my older siblings had moved out and had lives and families of their own. We just didn’t know each other at all except for their biological role as my siblings.

Bradkay - SueG-019-EditORThe blow of losing my sense of belonging when I lost my mother set me on my current path of teaching people what it means to have a strong sense of self and to have an amazing relationship. Feeling so totally alone, belonging to someone became very important to me. I met my husband David at 23 at college and we talked for hours right from the start.  When we set up a home together we chose to have no TV and just kept talking.  We worked out what was important to us and what we wanted from life. You could say that we ‘had kids before we even had kids’, in that we imagined what it would be like, how we would treat them and each other, what values we would model for them.  Over the next 30 years, we realised we were doing something different to many (but by no means all) other couples– we seemed to be growing happier, more connected and remained very much in love.

Lung cancer made me re-evaluate my life

I had a lung cancer scare in 2004 that made me re-evaluate my life and what was important. I didn’t care how much money I had or what kind of house I lived in or the car we drove. I was more concerned about whether I had lived my life as a wife, mother and friend who would be remembered with love, who would be terribly missed. Or did I live my life in such a way that people would be relieved to see I was gone? My brush with death led to delving into myself and concluding that I had lived a worthwhile life of love for others. I felt I had left a good legacy and the world was a bit better for having me in it. I would be remembered with love – and I was content. As it happened I was granted more years, and I have now dedicated my life to helping others find contentment, love and joy in themselves and their relationships through communication, connection and consideration.

 Entrepreneur mindset

David’s unfailing belief in me, his encouragement and support have enabled me to change the way I viewed myself. My belief changed from being a ‘Year 10’ dropout to seeing myself as an intelligent person with potential. I have developed into an educated person with a total of 6 certificates and degrees, including a Master of Counselling, capable of making the world a more loving place, one couple at a time. I’ve gone from having the mindset of an employee to the mindset of an entrepreneur, owning and running my own business. Through his unfailing love I’ve had the freedom to be my best self in 2017 and I’m still not done. There is much more to do and learn and many people to help. So, no matter what life throws at me, I will handle it and come through it with love. Throughout my life’s journey, I have learned the most important lesson – to love and be loved in return is the greatest gift we have and the only thing that truly matters.

Metanao’s Story

Counselling - Enriching relationships.pngMetanao is an ancient Greek verb for ‘thinking differently’. The name embodies the focus on growth and change that is the core value of Metanao. Our belief is that you have the resources within you to become your best self. We believe an emotionally connected relationship is possible for everyone.

Metanao Counselling is concerned with helping individuals, couples and families deal with emotional pain and find solutions to their problems. People are often so entrenched in their problems that their thoughts become cyclic and they struggle to see a future without the problem. This can cause anxiety, depression and loss of hope.

My role as a solution-focused brief counsellor is to collaborate with clients to think differently and to re-frame the issue. The focus is on a vision of a better life and on helping to articulate a vision of a future without the problem. This creates hope leading to resilience, personal grow and change.

Metanao Relationships offers educational workshops that develop knowledge and skills. Through ‘thinking differently’, participants in our couples, singles and parenting workshop series are enabled to:

  • have an amazing relationship
  • develop a strong sense of self
  • be a relational parent and help your children develop into strong well-adjusted adults who become an asset to society and make a positive difference

Human beings are born to be in relationships where we are encouraged to be our best selves in an environment where we can grow. Metanao wants this for everyone. Imagine how many issues could be resolved if we each saw the value in loving each other and wanting only the best for each other.

Come and talk to Sue at the Personal Growth Expo, you’ll be pleased you did.

12th November 2017 Doors open at 9am

Albert Waterways Community Centre

Broadbeach, Queensland

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Enjoying Life Stress Free

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Kim Jewell 

Relieving Stress, Emotions and Limiting Beliefs

Personal transformation takes on many levels for every individual. You may require assistance in the Health, Wealth or Stealth areas so here at the Personal Growth Expo we intend to bring you as many different levels as possible.

The Stealth element is about your mind set, emotions and attitude about any area in your life. Kim Jewell is our specialist in the Stress Reduction area using alternate therapies but don’t take my word for it, read it for yourself.


Kim J Jewell

Is a Cert. MNLP Trainer, a Level V Master- FasterEFT Practitioner, Behavioral Specialist, Mind Coach and Stress Specialist. She is also the author of the self-help book, “From Stress to Success.”

Kim works with clients to release stress, emotions, & limiting beliefs. Which in turn creates healing on all levels of the mind & body system.

Kim’s own journey through addiction and major anxiety has lead her down a road of intense healing. Twelve years into her journey of recovery, Kim found that she was still facing many of the same issues that had troubled her life. The substances were gone but the internal battle still raged on.

Traditional counseling and therapy had not helped in eliminating the stress and anxiety of day to day living. Burning with the desire to be happy, joyous and free, Kim started searching outside the traditional models of psychology in the hope of finding a path to peace. It has been this journey that has given Kim so much insight into connecting and helping others.

Through her life experience and professional experiences, Kim has been working with people for over 25 years. Kim has studied many forms of alternative healing. She has gained knowledge of the mind/body connection and continues to study the Nuero Science behind addiction.

Kim is passionate about helping others understand the workings of their minds and creating lasting change in their life.

If you want to chat to Kim and find out how she can help you with your stress related issues, book your General Admission Ticket on line now and save.

 The Personal Growth Expo is on 12th November 2017 at Albert Waterways Community Centre in Broadbeach.

 You will have the opportunity to meet Kim face to face and start reducing your stress levels while enjoying the keynote speakers, workshops and our great food court.


Are you Getting it Right?

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Sue at Self Love movementMy name is Susan Jane and my business is called Intuitive Nature. I am an author, speaker and workshop facilitator encouraging you to develop, trust and utilise your intuition to create sound decisions with confidence. But like most small, service based businesses I struggled to increase my bottom line. I couldn’t get my name, brand or service out and into the public eye.

The harder I worked on creating more products and services for the business, the more it effected my physical health. As my physical health declined my inner thoughts and mental processors deteriorated, spiraling me to work harder in my business. I knew I was getting it wrong and I had to urgently make significant changes.

You see I was working on my business, BACKWARDS.

I had learnt how to start, create and build a business from every aspect but it still wasn’t bringing in the results I was hoping for. I was working longer and harder to get business wealth that I neglected my physical health and devastated my inner stealth.

To get my business right I needed to personally develop in the right order.

Get the Head right

Get the Body right

Get the Business right

This is how the Personal Growth Expo came to be. Unless we consistently grow in all aspects of our life we will not create the success we want. To get your bottom line flowing you must flow in your mental thoughts and attitude and have the physical stamina to achieve your goals.

The Personal Growth Expo collaborates with small, service based businesses in their local area to give them the opportunity to shine in the public eye. It will have keynote speakers, hands on workshops and intimate presentations to attract a target audiences wanting to personally develop in your area of expertise.

Under the elements of Wealth, Health and inner Stealth we intend NOT to have two businesses the same, giving variety and diversity for the audiences attending. So exhibition places are not only limited we have a ‘first in’ policy that will allow your business to really shine.

The Gold Coast Personal Growth Expo introductory offer for exhibitors is only $250 and if you get your $50 deposit in before August 31st you get a free video of your business and its involvement with the Personal Growth Expo. Pay your Exhibitor’s Deposit now to hold your spot. The final payment of $200 will be due in late September.

 Event Details

Sunday 12th November 2017   9am – 5pm

Albert Waterways Community Centre Broadbeach

Expected Stalls 60+

Expected audience 400 – 600

Target Audience: Female business women living in the local Gold Coast area ranging from 25 to 60. Ladies who feel they have more to offer or they are missing out on something and want to learn what it is or how they can improve their situation. Ladies who want to grow personally and not disappear into everyday social norms or expectations.

Entry Costs: From $10.00 on line.

Attached are the registration forms and other information for you to look at but please grab your spot by paying your Exhibitor’s Deposit today and securing the growth of you and your business at the:

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If you have any other questions please send us an email



It is all in Your Story

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Janice Muir

Janice MuirThe Personal Growth Expo is about stepping up and being counted and Janice Muir certainly does that. We are delighted to have on board a lady who has not only experienced hardship losing her long-time partner, but has also had to battle her own health issues. Janice has done all this by maintaining her focus on her vision.

Janice Muir, Published Author and Speaker, has put her hand up to be our Logistic Coordinator. A mammoth task bringing together the exhibitors to create a natural flow or movement of human traffic to the expo. This will ensure that what the exhibitors and visitors expectations will manifest right before their eyes. I vision indeed to be proud of but please read on and let Janice tell you about her personal growth story.

Janice writes:

I, lead a relatively quiet life until I was faced with a few of life’s adversities. I was strong and gained my true strength to fight and keep the dream alive.  It was my younger years when I first achieved as a young ten-year-old to reach state championships in Athletics with a gold medal. It was my athletic pathway that showed great potential.  Dreams, and goals of reaching more gold were gone, in one split second – for the mind to conceive. It only took a family members comment to shatter my dreams and I never run again.

What makes you think you are good enough and I never ran again!

I did a lot of other sports, netball, basketball, and was a leader in Aerobics up to 5 days for a week, over 5 yrs, however I never competed in athletics again.

I witnessed and experienced many life changing events. In 1998, I faced losing my partner of 30 odd years to the disease Alzheimer’s Dementia.  Then in year 2000 I placed him in a home.  In late 200,1 I uplifted from Darwin and moved to Brisbane; in 2002, my partner passed away.  In 2003, my daughter moved back to Darwin to start a fresh life and now happily married with 2 children.  In 2005 from a standard doctors’ consultation I was diagnosed with pre-cervical cancer – it was caught in time. 

6 short months later; April 2006, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and faced radical surgery to have to fight to keep the dream alive again.  In 2007 after 9 months away from employment I faced the gradual return to work.  From then onwards to 2011 I faced my personal challenges of development and growth after my illness.  During this time, I wrote lots of notes on parts of my life as a way of coping during a challenging time in life.  It wasn’t until around 2009 I was fortunate to study Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and then it finally clicked; I gained further clarity and started to write of my own experiences and bring this into a book. 

With another adversity to face in 2012 and a radical impact on my life I was retrenched from a 30-year career in the Public Service. I was fortunate to have the insight to learn from the personal development impact and to have enjoyed writing in this time that I self-published my first book in late 2012.  I also was challenged after an appraisal of my first book to create my second edition.  2015 my revised second edition was re-published with guidance and enhanced new content. This has led me on a path of new discovery to want to write more.  I was fortunate to gain a writing coach and my second topic (3rd book) was born; called A VISION to Win. This book was published in May 2017.

I have a small library of books on the go. A small series of 6 books for 8-18 ages of which 2 of these books are written and 4 plots ready to go.  I have 2 books plotted on ‘my journey coping with Alzheimer’s’ and the other is ‘coping with breast cancer alone’ both books are plotted just need to be bought into story.  I have managed getting these book into order on my own and had some help from a mentor.   My inspiration is mainly to inspire the young adult to see themselves already achieving what they desire in life.

My current book A VISION to Win is a story about my athletic days, and the journey of what I learned along the way. How to win Gold all using the power of the mind.

Thank you

Janice Muir

We all have stories of Personal Growth and we all have stories yet to be created about Personal Growth. As an exhibitor you can share your story to promote your product or service and if you pay your deposit before close of business August 31st you have the option of sharing it in our advertising.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to help others in their personal growth by sharing your personal development with them.

Exhibitors deposit to hold a place at the Expo.

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Attention: Exhibitors

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Exhibitors Only

For a limited time only we have an introductory offer for Exhibitors of the Personal Growth Expo if they pay their Exhibitors Deposit by 31st August 2017.

This is thanks to

Melly’s Photography.

Melly Stewart is a rare Creative Entrepreneur who has found a way to merge her love for story-telling, deep conversations, social media, business and videography into the one enterprise. Known as The Story Collector, Melly uses vulnerability and raw emotion in her stories to truly connect her clients with their audience in a genuine and heartfelt way (and can frequently be found crying right along with the person in front of the camera.) Self-proclaimed as the ‘Alfred to your Batman’ Melly loves working with Women who have a deeper purpose to affect great change in the world and loves being able to lift them up so they can make those changes happen.


Although a photographer, Melly’s understanding of the entrepreneurial journey allows her to do so much more than just ‘take a photo’. She adds elements of Mentoring into her services to ensure her clients get their message into the world as quickly as possible while still maintaining a business supportive of their lifestyle.

When not working on her clients stories, you can find Melly jumping on the trampoline with her 5 year old daughter, nature hiking with camera in hand or upcycling old furniture.

However currently she is building a Facebook community called The Story Collective for Women with Purpose, is in the process of creating her own TV Show around the Stories she collects and is the Media Co-ordinator for the Personal Growth Expo.

If you pay your deposit before the end of August you will automatically get a free one minute video of your involvement in the Personal Growth Expo to use as an advertising tool for your business and for the expo. This is part of the package for the Introductory Exhibitors Offer as below but you must have your deposit in by close of business on 31st August 2017 to take part in this video offer.

Jump on board now and pay your Exhibitors Deposit to save your place at the first Gold Coast

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 Introductory Exhibitor Offer $250.00

  • Designated trade table in the Main Hall for the complete day
  • Your logo on our social media and marketing activities where available
  • 1 minute video highlighting your business involvement with the expo
  • Video will be on the website and shared via social media channels
  • Estimated value at $500.00

This introductory off cannot last so please hurry and book your place.

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Videos for Marketing

When you come on board the Personal Growth Expo we do a one minute video of you, your product or services and your involvement with the Personal Growth Expo. This in itself has many different levels of Personal Growth.

Firstly it may help you step outside your comfort zone and stand in front of the camera. A Personal Growth aspect that I took on recently. It also gives you the opportunity to market yourself to your audience in a different personal growth light. This gives them another look at who you are and what you stand for. Thirdly you have the video to use throughout all of your websites and social media sites. Now you’re really putting yourself ‘out there’.

Working together we can create a bigger impact on the local community, helping not only those in small business but those in the greater community improve their personal development. Assisting with business wealth skills, personal health habits and positive mind set attitudes all under one roof.


Don’t miss your opportunity to shine at the Personal Growth Expo. Stall holders that have paid their deposit by August will get more chances to promote their video than the late comers.

Contact us now at the Personal Growth Expo

P/S The blooper is on the Personal Growth You Tube site and I’m sure there will be many more to come  🙂

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