Renowned as one of the world’s best self-development experts, Rhiannon Rees is referred to as Australia’s answer to US self-help guru Dr. Wayne W. Dyer. The best-selling success of her first book, “How to Climb Mount Everest in Sandals – The courage to live an ordinary life”, (the startling tale of her own life-journey) has lead to the imminent release of her second book in 2015.
But this captivating woman is not just about achievements, it is who she is and where she has come from. In talking of her own story, Rhiannon generously and purposefully shares, “I lost my innocence through child sexual abuse, I lost contact with my mother for most of my childhood, I lost my brother to suicide, I lost 5 babies to miscarriage, I lost all my money, I lost my husband to his other identity as a woman, and even lost the roof over my head and became homeless. Each of these losses carved deeply into my soul and I thought I would not survive.”
But she did.
And not just survive, Rhiannon soared.
In 2010 and 2011 she was nominated for Telstra’s Business Woman of the Year; she was a finalist in the Asia Pacific Coach of the Year 2011 and winner of the Global “Action Man” award in Barcelona 2010 for outstanding work as a Business Coach; she was a nominee for Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010 and Runner-up in NSW for “Franchise Woman of the Year” Australia, 2010. A far cry from the shy, quiet child she once was growing up in the small town of Cudgen, NSW.
The Spice Girls, X-Files, Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice cast members, the NRL Roosters and winners of the ABC Farmer’s of the Year 2014 – “the Conscious Farmer” have all had the inspiration and clarity of Rhiannon in their face and at their side.
Rhiannon was featured in countless TV and Radio shows and in print publications both in Australia and North America. In these, she recounts her life as a homeless single mother and the steps she made to build health, wealth and happiness; inspiring and helping others to live the life of their dreams.
Through the wealth of experience, Rhiannon has developed a highly calibrated radar to negative conditioning. A heightened awareness to detect obstacles to success, combined with a ferocious intention to pull people out of their pain patterns, has enabled Rhiannon to fearlessly and compassionately tear down self-constructed blockades standing in the way of a better existence.
During her unmeasurably tough years, Rhiannon analysed everything; immersing herself in self-knowledge to advanced spiritually, allowing her to gain insight into getting the most out of life. Yet all the books she read focussed on achieving the peaks, getting to the top of the mountain ahead of everyone else. No one talked about the value of “being”; the simple satisfaction of being born, going to school, having a job, getting married, having kids and growing old. Rhiannon began to think that perhaps these seemingly small goals were not as ordinary as first thought. Her ‘penny-drop’ moment pulling herself out of homeless life in a tent with a small child in tow, was in looking at life a little differently – beginning to see that what was too often considered ordinary, was in fact extraordinary. She began a life of gratitude and from that gratitude, greatness flourished, facilitating monumental changes both in herself as well as in so many other individuals and businesses alike.
The topics Rhiannon covers in her captivating speaking engagements, include building business and personal wealth, personal development and human behaviour, goal setting, overcoming obstacles in business and personal life, business coaching, creating success, relationships, love, harmony, health, happiness, alternative medicine, human resources and more.
In sharing her own story, Rhiannon uplifts and empowers audiences to really dive into their own. She will make you question everything that you believe to be beyond your control. To think about the changes you can make that will extend and flourish into every recess of your life, providing the foothold to a more successful and fulfilling future. Encouraging and assisting you to deconstruct and rebuild: creating possibilities to turn villages into empires.