Bec knew the team she needed & set out to find whom - she believed would lead with self-preservation.
Bec was not only looking for qualifications - Bec was searching for special individuals who had the ability to bring calm & courage with the intentions to connect to our children & veterans who felt lost - disconnected and sad.
Meet the originals!
Rebecca Has Lost Count Of The Number Of Times She Has Failed.
Reflecting On The Moments Of Failure, She Now Smiles,
Because Her Interpretation Of 'Failure' Is Completely Different To What It Used To Be.
Today, she embraces 'every failed attempt' with her goals, because it has led her to where she is now and that is what she is grateful for. Her 'failures' became her compass and they shaped her emotionally, mentally and spiritually. She believes she would not be the person she is today without them.
Rebecca grew up in Toongabbie, Parramatta, a satellite city in western Sydney Australia, and has only one thing on her mind - the constant suffering of Australians and the political ignorance surrounding it. Her daily concerns for the welfare of those in need and to instil a sense of security for them - has motivated her to create change in their world.
Rebecca's fight for survival started in the late nineties - after making attempts on her own life. Crippled with lower back pain and unable to work, Rebecca's world crumbled when she was told by her Doctor that her world as she knew it - was now over. No more work, softball or dancing as she would only end up on the floor. Rebecca lost her identity - and was consumed with emotional, physical, financial and spiritual pain. She had to start over again and had no idea how. She was only twenty-eight years old and on the 'Ferris Wheel' of therapy which she loathed!
Bec was told she was bordering Bi-Polar 45 minutes into her first session! He believed that her current behaviour was manic - Bec disagreed. Bec explained that she was allowed to have mood swings because she is a woman! Bec knew she was not Bi-Polar or de-pressed. She wanted to know how to cope, he could not help her and she walked out the door. Desperate for answers and feeling like a bear in a cage - Bec decided to see a Life Coach. She was exceptional and - expensive. Her Life Coach was better than therapy and counselling and at the advice of her Life Coach - Bec decided to study because she believed that her environmental matters were shaping her thoughts and so with no coping mechanisms in place - she quit therapy, Sydney and moved to Lake Cathie to heal, to educate herself and evolve into the woman she wanted to be.
Bec explored and analyzed her own behaviour which was all fear-based reactions to an injury that came out of nowhere. Not de-pressed, not Bi-Polar and all Bec had to do was to drop her expectations, accept her injury, understand her failed attempts, meditate and walk. Bec received her Diploma - passing it 100% and encouraged by her teacher to follow on and lead with coaching. Bec felt that she needed a Degree to be taken seriously and received it at 41 years old.
23 years of tears, failures, pain, self-sabotage, diva tantrums and self - love, Bec has created the space for self-renewal through meditation, having a relationship with her 'SELF' and understanding her own behaviour and what - to react to. Bec loves who she is and has peace in her heart. By creating a new life - she knows she can never be stuck in the past - moreso moving forward with substance, grit and a very strong will to change the behaviour of many so they live with spirit - not medication!
December 7th 2020 Bec had two discs replaced in her neck and thirty-six days later had a two-level lower back reconstruction - nothing was there and she has not sat behind her desk since 2008. Now recovering and one more neck operation to go - Bec is pushing this foundation and her BTOPIA parenting program to new levels in 2022.
Survivor of Suicide
BA Soc Sci Sports & Performance
Dip. Life Coach
Gestalt Therapy Student
Mental Toughness Coach
3 x Australian Softball Champion
3 x NSW State Softball player
4 x State Softball Champion
6 x NRL Cheerleader
Sydney Olympic Torchbearer
The Phoenix Rising Foundation is thrilled to announce Therese Kerr as our Patron for girls.
Therese is Mum to Miranda and Matthew Kerr, as well as a visionary, a public speaker, an author and an advocate for holistic family health. Therese shares her knowledge, running life-changing empowerment programs and retreats where she engages holistic health and wellness practitioners, healthy chefs and medical doctors for all health aspects.
Through "Divine By Therese Kerr" and her Certified Organic personal care line, Therese offers products that complement her daughter, Miranda Kerr’s, KORA Organics Certified Organic skincare range. The intent of the family is to provide certified organic goodness to the world.
Since being diagnosed with tumors in her spleen in 2001, Therese believes optimum health is achieved through taking a holistic approach to wellness; ie: creating, then nurturing a physical, emotional and spiritual alignment within the body - and everything she does reflects this approach.
JUDICIAL & FAMILY VIOLENCE OPERATIONS
AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE
Our children and veterans will feel calm from the protection we will offer.
DEPARTMENT HEAD OF THERAPY
TRAUMA RECOVERY THERAPIST
TV THERAPY CHANNEL
To heal, one must feel secure - not only in their hearts but in the immediate environment and space.
DEPARTMENT HEAD OF
To develop - we must be open to change. Educating ourselves opens the door to heal.
HORSE TRAIL / STABLES
NATIONAL CUTTING HORSES
Every day we witness conflict for growth. The internal struggles will create change - mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
By having a relationship with our SELF we start to heal.
OF DRIVING SCHOOL
AUTO MECHANIC SCHOOL
GARY O'BRIEN RACING
BENDIGO RETRO MUSCLE CARS
Mis-takes. Every day we are learning from them. It is how we react which creates the difference.
RANGER/ENVIRONMENT & LAND
When we live with trust - we can achieve all that we want.
If plan A does not work - there is 25 letters in the alphabet - keep going!
SURVIVOR OF SUICIDE
Brave is being open to change. Releasing the pain.
Not holding onto the ice or anchor that's holding you.
When we are believing - we start creating and nothing can stop us.
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT
1991 TO 1994
10TH INDEPENDENT RIFLE COMPANY
WARFARE CENTRE CANUNGRA
When we live with being creative - we live with creating our thoughts and feelings.
This is when we create a new life.
SUSTAINABLE BUILDING DESIGN
Dare to Dream workshop presenter
Acceptance of SELF. Acceptance of the past.
Acceptance of what we cannot control.
CONNECTING TO COUNCIL
BAS will be guiding the foundation with council approval to build
Children Protection Referral Manager
Twenty years FACS Child Caseworker
When we respect our SELF - our behaviour shines and we value life, others, and animals.
DAVID LIDDIARD OAM
FOUNDATION CULTURAL ADVISOR
ABORIGINAL CULTURE CENTRE
GLORY DAYS HOST
SUE O'CONNOR oam
FOSTER CARE TRAINER
Coordinator for the Connecting Carers Program
Nurturing the SELF is taking care of it - emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually.
Kinship Carers Australia
Adolescent & Child Mental Health Certificate
NUTRITIONIST & WELLNESS
Wellness & Health
Event Manager for Queensland
When we have guidance - or when we are guided, we trust that we are always learning and being protected, emotionally, mentally and physically.
BA Medical Scientist - UTS
Diploma of Botanical Medicine - Herbalism
Former Australian Softballer
Coaching can guide those who are broken into a different world once a strong foundation has been built.
It is all about how we react.
Current Australian Softballer
TOKYO OLYMPIC TEAM 2021
Rob passed in JANUARY 2019.
He was only 47 years old.
When we live with trust - we strengthen our connectedness to self, to others, and most of all - to opportunity.
FOUNDATION FITNESS ADVISOR
CAR RACING DRIVER
Tony Woods has delivered workshops in the past to teenagers about drug use after losing Anna to Ecstacy in 1996.
Living with adversity can be soul-destroying and so it is about how we react to our past and - our present pain. Being brave and courageous to work through our pain fuels substance and emotional intelligence.
This is how we heal.
TONY HUMPHREY OAM
MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE
Tony Humphrey has been saving suicidal people for over twenty years - including our founder Rebecca Jaeger.
Tony lost his daughter to suicide.
Tony has left us. Passing in his sleep. April 22nd, 2020. He was found in his bed with his laptop. Still fighting for suicide in care.
Tony was 90 years old.