Meet the Team

Meet Ben of Authentic Education

Co-Founder and Master Coach

Benjamin J Harvey

Ben is the Co-Founder at Authentic Education and Master Coach. 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.

Meet Cham of Authentic Education

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.

Fiona Jones

Author Mentor & Book Publisher

Fiona Jones

Fiona is the Author Mentor & Book Publisher at Authentic Education. She ensures that our students take their wisdom, knowledge and inspiration, and turn that into a professional published book they can be super proud of while sharing their message with the world.

Past Experience: Fiona studied Radiography (x-rays) and later Medical Ultrasonography at Sydney University. She enjoyed an amazing career that started at Royal North Shore Hospital, before moving to private practice where she worked mostly with pregnant women and those undergoing IVF.

She published 8 best-selling books, in the Millionaire book series, as well as her book Author-ity, and is the creator of Author Express.

Passions: Property, money mindset, creating books and the ‘business behind the book’.

Personal likes: Yoga, spiritual stuff, cruising with hubby, and mowing her 12 acres on a tractor while listening to podcasts & audiobooks.

Student Support Manager

Bronwyn Kennedy

Bronwyn is our Student Support 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.

Eric Badong

Marketing & Events Virtual Assistant

Eric Badong

Eric is the Marketing & Events Virtual Assistant at Authentic Education. He markets our awesome events on various platforms and does a wide variety of general VA and administration tasks.

Past Experience: Eric has a decade of online experience under his belt and has worked for various Australian businesses, including a Registered Training Organisation, an SEO agency, a real estate buyer’s agency, and a patent and trademark attorney. He holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110, which is recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Passions: Creative writing, theology and music.

Personal Likes: Public speaking, teaching and coffee.

Eugenie Rurawhe

Finance Manager & Customer Service

Eugenie Rurawhe

Eugenie is the Customer Service & Finance Manager 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.

Platinum Community Manager & Customer Service

Helen Blackshaw

Helen is our Platinum Community Manager & Customer Service specialist at Authentic Education. She ensures our students have a smooth start as they make the most out of our transformative programs. You'll find her assisting at events and looking after our elite group of Platinum Partners, supporting them in creating heart-centered businesses doing what they love.

Past experience: Helen is a PHD student and a Certified Results Coach with AE as well as a Passion and Purpose Coach. She holds a degree in Business (Accounting) and brings a wealth of experience from various fields like travel, hospitality, administration, customer service, bookkeeping, and accounting. Over the past 15 years, Helen has been deeply involved in the business and personal development space, both as a business owner herself and supporting speakers and mindset leaders across Australia.

Passions: Helen loves witnessing the transformations that arise from personal development and individual ownership. She thrives within a community that embraces growth and empowerment.

Personal Likes: Helen's personal interests include a love for continuous learning, personal development, exploring new places, traveling, singing, playing the guitar, discovering cafes, bushwalks, and enjoying twilight racing in the Whitsundays! 🙂

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 for 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.

Jess Galindo

Website Developer

Jess Galindo

Jess is the Website Developer at Authentic Education. He supports the customers and the team in everything from creating customer websites, troubleshooting and technical support.

Past Experience: Jess completed his Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology at the University of Southeastern Philippines with a background in website development. He has been working in relation to the Digital Marketing industry for 8 years.

Passions: Helping people to the very best of his abilities, continuous learning and keeping optimism alive by simply reminding people to smile even for the simplest things in life.

Personal likes: Watching fiction shows, technology updates and eating cheese flavoured popcorn with a spoon.

Senior Copywriter

Jyry Korkatti

Jyry is the Senior Copywriter at Authentic Education. He’s the “lead architect” behind all the copy & content distributed through email, social media, paid advertising, as well as any words written on our event pages. He’s also deeply involved in crafting the overall marketing strategy for our events, free courses & paid programs.

Past Experience: Jyry has over 4 years of experience working with some of the leading coaching, consulting & online education companies in our industry (mainly as a copywriter & marketing strategist). He’s a master at writing compelling copy for emails, FB/IG ads, social media, pages & video scripts, and his work has helped multiple companies scale past 7 & 8-figures in their businesses.

Passions: Traveling, personal development, investing, sales, business & marketing

Personal likes: Culinary experiences, networking with people, and going to the spa.

Karen Onihog

Marketing Coordinator

Karen Onihog

Karen is the Marketing Coordinator at Authentic Education. She helps establish our messaging to people looking to live their love across multiple platforms by coordinating online marketing initiatives.

Past Experience: Karen spent the first few years of her career working with budding, US-based startups. She has worked with web developers, designers, social media managers, and other marketing professionals to create pieces of content, launch campaigns, and run daily operations.

Passions: She is passionate about learning new things, improving herself, and adding value to organizations and people’s lives.

Personal Likes: Magnolia flowers, listening to podcasts, spending time with family, appreciating art (including those by Zaria Forman and Hilary Pecis) and glaciers, developing her design skills, and watching documentaries about food, travel, and life.

Karla Jurado

Administration & Finance Assistant

Karla Jurado

Karla is the Administration and Finance Assistant. She assists the Administration team with their backend processes and our awesome Finance Manager with her tasks and reports. She also helps in updating our database and is highly involved in events and programs administration, ensuring a seamless client experience.

Past Experience: Karla comes with 8 years of multi-faceted experiences from Customer Service, Finance, and Administration to Human Resources. She has always been an all-rounder at work and has grabbed opportunities where she has learned and grown more as a professional and individual. Big on curiosity and with a lot of energy, Karla is dedicated to ensuring business processes flow smoothly, and the team stays afloat in all their tasks. Where she is needed in the business, she is one of the team players who rolls up her sleeves and gets all the groundwork going.

Passions: Supporting and helping individuals who find her skills and expertise useful to achieve their end goals. Also, being able to contribute to a business’ success in any way ignites a fire in her soul and keeps her going in life.

Personal likes: The beach, travelling, painting, and playing the piano.

Digital Marketing Specialist

Keane Marsh

Keane is our Digital Marketing Specialist at Authentic Education. He manages the marketing strategy and optimises funnels and event campaigns.

Past Experience: Keane studied event management and through the marketing elements of the course realised that he had an interest and passion for marketing.
To combine his interest in personal development and marketing, he has worked with some of the top coaches in Australia on strategy, implementation and team building.

Passions: Marketing, serving others and human potential.

Personal likes: Travelling, listening to audiobooks/ podcasts and alternative therapies such as ice baths and float therapy.

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 own 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.

Michelle Chan

Business Services & Human Resources Manager

Michelle Chan

Michelle is the Business Services & Human Resources Manager at Authentic Education. She is committed to helping students get the best client experience by providing student support and customer service. Internally, she brings the best out of each individual by looking after the human capital of Authentic Education. She also helps to ensure the behind the scenes logistics run smoothly and is continuously looking for better ways to operate.

Past Experience: Michelle is an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and is a PHD member of Authentic Education. She holds a Bachelor of HRM (with First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Psychology from UNSW and has over a decade of extensive HR experience in various top, global corporations in Sydney and Hong Kong. Coupled with her professional experience, she continuously seeks to give back through her voluntary work, having volunteered with various organisations and causes over the years helping people of all different backgrounds and ages.

Passions: Being of service to others as well as helping people to grow, to find the key to unlock their own potential and to help them live a life of purpose and passion.

Personal likes: Interacting and making connections with people of all backgrounds and learning from them, travelling the world, food in general (especially spicy food) and spending quality time with family and friends.

Nathan Pacanowski

Senior Course Advisor

Nathan Pacanowski

Nathan is our Senior Course Advisor at Authentic Education since 2016. He helps clients gain clarity in their life or business and ensures our clients are taking the next best step towards their education, personal development and/or business success.

Past Experience: Nathan started his self-development journey in 2001 while studying a Diploma of Counselling and doing volunteer work at Lifeline Australia. Nathan is a Master NLP Practitioner, Personal trainer and Results Coach with over 10 years experience as a course advisor in both the tertiary education and self-development industries. He specializes in guiding people on what they need to learn and do to be “successful” in their own personal development journeys.

Passions: Contributing to people’s positive progression through 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.

Website Developer

Noelle Espino

Noelle is a Web Developer at Authentic Education. She helps create snazzy websites, landing pages and funnels. She also assists the team and customers navigate around technical issues.

Past Experience: Noelle has been freelancing as a graphic and web designer for the past 7 years. She has helped various businesses across the globe elevate their brand design and websites. As a high schooler, she enjoyed playing around with websites, HTML and CSS. That’s how she ended up taking a Bachelor’s in Computer Science . Before going into freelancing, she also taught junior high school students how to code and design at a local university.

Passions: Her passions include design, volunteering, empowering women in STEM, lifelong learning, and helping people.

Personal likes: Gaming, traveling, cats, robots, tech, geeky things, reading, dad jokes, learning random things, and using history and science documentaries as background noise.

Quynh Vu

Senior Marketing Specialist

Quynh Vu

Quynh is our Senior Marketing Specialist. She manages communications about our awesome events, our Facebook and Google advertising along with offering student support.

Past Experience: Since graduating with a BBus. from UTS, Quynh has built a portfolio of diverse marketing experience across various companies ranging from in-house companies to marketing agencies. She has worked with some of the largest brands and startups in Australia developing and executing marketing campaigns from start to end.

Passions: Quynh is passionate about all things creative – coming up with new ideas and communicating it visually. She also loves speaking about and motivating others to do better in their lives.

Personal Likes: Likes interior design, outdoor activities, step class and cleaning.

Tanya Davidson

Events Manager

Tanya Jones

Tanya is our Events Manager at Authentic Education. She manages the end to end process of making the events happen!

Past Experience: Tanya has been managing awesome events for over 10 years in multiple industries including Retail and Education. Her passion and drive ensure that each event is organised and enjoyable for all.

Passions: Opening people’s minds to new opportunities and helping them reach their true potential. Creating fun experiences that make people smile.

Personal likes: She loves musical theatre, fine wines, travelling the globe and is a big fan of everything Harry Potter! Tanya’s happy place is spending quality time with her family, friends & pug Bella.

Violet Morrison

Finance & Administration Officer

Violet Morrison

Violet is our Finance & Administration Officer at Authentic Education. She supports the Admin team with enrolments to general enquiries and everything in between as well as assisting our Finance Manager with her day to day tasks and enquiries.

Past Experience: Violet has worked in a variety of roles from Customer Service to Administration and Management for the past 19 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.