Meet the Team

Benjamin J Harvey
Difference-Maker Mentor

Benjamin J Harvey

Ben is the Difference-Maker Mentor and Co-Founder of Authentic Education. Ben ensures our vision is big and bright.

Past Experience: Ben has delivered 10,000+ one-on-one coaching sessions and also speaks for organisations such as the Queensland Government and Youth Challenge Australia. He has consulted with some of the largest organisations in Australia including Optus, IBM and Commonwealth Bank.

Passions: Helping people create authentic changes in their life, meditating and evolving human potential.

Personal likes: Stand up comedy, illusionists, watching movies and saving $2 coins in jars.

 

Cham Tang
Head Of Marketing

Cham Tang

Cham is Head Of Marketing and Co-Founder of Authentic Education. Cham makes sure our message can reach many people.

Past Experience: Cham studied IT at University of Technology Sydney and realized he loved personal development more than PCs. Cham has since worked with and for Anthony Robbins, Dr John Demartini, Empowernet and Universal Events. He is a Facebook Certified Professional Planner and creator of Digital Marketing Made Easy.

Passions: Marketing, helping people succeed and the word "efficiency".

Personal likes: Travelling, avoiding extreme sports and playing with babies.

 

Neerav Dobaria
Web Wizard

Neerav Dobaria

Neerav is the Technical Expert at Authentic Education and makes sure its website is both functional and sexy 24/7.

Past Experience: Way back in 2002 Neerav got his first computer. He used to only play games on it but became so fascinated he decided to build a career in the computer industry. He completed his Computer Engineering degree in 2009 and worked as a web developer. After working for 2 years, he was headhunted and is now the resident Web Wizard at Authentic Education.

Passions: Creating cool web applications.

Personal likes: Reading, Swimming, Cricket, Football, Music.

 

Toni Neill
Event's Manager & Crew Director

Toni Neill

Toni is the Events Manager and Crew Director for Authentic Education. Toni makes sure all the events run smoothly, crew are happy and our clients have a supportive, loving and safe environment to learn and grown in.

Past Experience: Toni has run hundreds of events across Australia and New Zealand. She has worked with Universal Events, Walt Disney Travel and Carnival Corp whilst ensuring client care and excellence are paramount. She is a master NLP practitioner and trainer, studied Pranic Healing and various forms of Energy healing.

Passions: Making things happen, seeing people grow and evolve into the true version of themselves and transformation of all kinds.

Personal Likes: Loves Travelling, experiencing new adventures, being on airplanes and ships, taking photos of beautiful scenery, personal growth and evolution and seeing the absolute beauty in every moment.

 

Eugenie Rurawhe
Customer Service & Finance Officer

Eugenie Rurawhe

Eugenie is the Customer Service & Finance Officer at Authentic Education. She makes sure everything is in order and people know how awesome our events are.

Past experience: Eugenie has worked in the hospitality industry for over 20 years in customer service and events both in New Zealand and Australia. Being a Mother of 7 beautiful children, she has been able to use these experiences to teach, work and grow both personally and professionally. She has worked for Universal Events as an Event Assistant and for Worldmark South Pacific Club as a consultant. She is a certified Coach and Master NLP Practitioner.

Passions: Serving others and helping people to grow in life, love and spirituality.

Personal Likes: Watching and participating in Sports like Rugby Union and Softball. Movies and being in nature, surrounded by its natural beauty.

 

Raymond Toplak
Digital Marketing Executive

Raymond Toplak

Raymond is the Digital Marketing Executive at Authentic Education. He ensures our website has fresh content for the community and manages a variety of marketing from emails to social media.

Past experience: Raymond helped run the IKEA Australia website for several years and managed online communities within the travel industry for The Travel Corporation.

Passions: Creating engaging content that people connect with, getting the most out of every day and making people laugh.

Personal Likes: Experiencing different cultures (through travel, sampling or cooking local dishes or his camera lens), live gigs and exploring the great outdoors.

 

Jas Halasan
Customer Service Ninja

Jas Halasan

Jasmin is the Customer Service Ninja at Authentic Education. She supports the customers and the team in everything from enrolment enquiries, billing and administration.

Past Experience: Jas completed a degree of Information Technology at the University of Mindanao. With a passion in helping people achieve satisfaction in life, she has held customer service and accounts roles at various companies. She has also worked in broadcasting as a program host.

Passions: Encouraging people and helping people through their different struggles and dreams (especially younger people).

Personal Likes: Traveling, playing badminton, talking about meaningful experiences and difficult challenges with friends, listening to songs with a positive message.

 

Joan Cabaling
Administration Ninja

Joan Cabaling

Joan is the Administration Ninja at Authentic Education. She supports our customers by ensuring all our back end systems are working smoothly and all customer accounts are up to date.

Past Experience: Joan was a school Youth Leader and has worked as a research analyst, market researcher and as a virtual assistant.

Passions: Meeting new people with a difference-maker mindset and making things happen together as a team.

Personal Likes: Reading, writing, listening to people's stories.

 

Nathan Pacanowski
Course Advisor

Nathan Pacanowski

Nathan is a Course Advisor at Authentic Education. He helps clients gain clarity in their life or business and ensures our clients are taking the next best step towards their personal development or business success.

Past Experience: Nathan started his self development journey in 2001 while studying a Diploma of Counselling. Nathan is a Master NLP Practitioner, Personal trainer and Coach with over 7 years experience as a course advisor in both the tertiary education and self-development industries.

Passions: Contributing to people's positive progression through health, education and spirituality whilst aspiring to be the best role model as possible to his family including his 3 divine sons.

Personal Likes: Quality time with family, travelling as often as possible and relishing every Sydney Swans victory.

 

Alex Sharp
Digital Marketing Specialist

Alex Sharp

Alex is the Digital Marketing Specialist at Authentic Education. He manages our online marketing and copywriting, and ensures that our message is seen by the right people at exactly the right time.

Past Experience: A digital marketer for the past 15 years, Alex has previously worked with publicly listed companies in the real estate and travel niches, and is fanatical about all things SEO, SEM and conversion rate optimization.

Passions: Creating beautiful websites and content that encourages people to push themselves to reach their full potential in life.

Personal Likes: With a background in Industrial Design, Alex has a keen interest in product design, architecture, classic Italian bikes & wooden boats.

 

Bronwyn Kennedy
Office Manager

Bronwyn Kennedy

Bronwyn is our Office Manager and helps find the best solution to client queries. She supports the rest of the team to get things done efficiently, and you will also see her at our registration desk at our preview events around Australia and New Zealand.

Past Experience: Bronwyn has a Bachelor of Education and swapped teaching kids to managing a registered training organisation for adult education. She has completed the entire PHD program offered by Authentic Education and loved it so much that she jumped at the chance to join our team to help support our participants and students achieve their goals.

Passions: Helping people remember who they are and supporting them as they activate their full potential.

Personal likes: Reading as much as possible about mindset, psychology and the body/mind connection, spending weekends away with friends and family at day spas, watching movies and singing Taylor Swift songs in the car with her daughter.

 

Lee Brownless
Enrolments Officer

Lee Brownless

Lee is the Enrolments Officer and you will see him helping participants at our free events around Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

Past Experience: Lee ran his owns business as a tradesman for 20 years in England and Australia. He then decided to follow his passion and swapped his tradesman tools for a set of golf clubs and trained at the PGA academy on the Gold Coast to become a professional golfer until he was introduced to personal development. He is now an Internationally certified Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, NLP Coach and Hypnotherapist. Lee also has 7 incredible children!

Passions: Creating the opportunities for others to change, to help increase peoples happiness and to get real world rapid results for everyone he coaches.

Personal likes: Presenting and teaching, learning new things, reading, researching, travelling, football and golf.

 

Violet Morrison
Administration Assistant

Violet Morrison

Violet is the Administration Assistant at Authentic Education. She is the office all-rounder, supporting customers with their enquiries, and supporting the inhouse and events team with all things admin.

Past Experience: Violet has worked in a variety of roles from Customer Service to Administration and Management for the past 16 years, mostly within the hospitality and retail Industries. She also utilises the knowledge and experience that she gained to help with the start up process and management of her family's business in New Zealand.

Passions: Doing whatever I can to help people, make them smile, bring positive vibes, create memories, making connections and deep conversations about life.

Personal likes: Sunshine and outdoors, BBQs, binge watching TV series, reading, chilling out and doing any of these things with family and friends.

 

Alan Lu
Event Manager

Alan Lu

Alan is our Event Manager. He makes it his mission to ensure our clients are well looked after and achieving the goals they want to achieve in our programs in a supportive, loving and safe environment.

Past Experience: Alan has worked in various roles across 17 industries – including coaching, non-profit, and venture capital. He’s also had international experience running workshops for over 800 high school and university students in Poland and Hong Kong. With degrees in both marketing and psychology, Alan is a multi-talented young man and attributes a lot of who he is today to Authentic Education's courses and programs.

Passions: Helping others make the most out of life and become the best version of themselves, creating magical experiences that inspire and educate people.

Personal Likes: Going on adventures around the world, spending all day experimenting with different ideas while scribbling on gigantic whiteboards, personality profiling, board games, binge-watching movies, cloud watching and exploring new places.