Life today is busier than it ever has been before, pings and notifications distract us every moment. Work doesn’t finish at 5pm. Emails, social media and text messages happen around the clock.  

Somehow we’ve become more technologically advanced with automations to help us save time in every area of life yet instead of giving us back our time our days seem to be busier and busier.

Filled with uplifting and inspiring stories that inspire us to remember our dreams and the vision for our life and remind us that despite the challenges, there is always a chance to change your life and find more room for joy.

This book guides you to break the cycle of busy and fall back in love with the joy of finding time for yourself instead, led by people who know how to navigate the way, leaders in the field as industry experts together with those who have lived experience of saying goodbye busy and hello happy.

Bianca Stawiarski

Bianca Stawiarski is the founder and managing director of Warida Wholistic Wellness.  She is a strong Badimaya and Ukrainian woman, who is a centred and purpose driven healer, consultant, coach, speaker, lecturer, best-selling and international author, trainer and change-maker.  Bianca infuses her calming, resilient, earthy, Indigenous connectedness into all that she does.  As well as the work she does on Country, Bianca is sought out by organisations, companies, and publications from across the globe.

Chantal Burling

Her mission in life is to bring awareness to mental health and to reduce the stigma and criticism surrounding it. Her hope is that one day in the not so distant future, people suffering from mental health issues will no longer feel ostracized and less than because of their mental health.

Danni Vee

Danni Vee is a Speaker, Author and Mind Body Mentor, empowering ambitious women to move from body conscious to body confidence in business and in life.

As a Certified Fitness & Nutrition Coach, Neuro-Linguisitic Practitioner and Women’s health Specialist & Mind Body Mentor, Danni has grown a motivated and loyal community of women who want to feel confident and strong in their mind and bodies so that they can show up with unstoppable confidence in their business and life.

Fiona Luca

In 2017, Fiona stepped down as Director of a thriving business. After winning the Victorian Musical Guild and People’s Choice Awards and being nominated for an Australian Business Women of the Year in the Geelong Region, she took some time off to focus on her young family and get back to what it was that really moves her soul. Fiona founded Move with Fiona Luca to serve those wanting to reclaim their power and choice when life has become all-consuming. 

Gloria Tabi

Gloria is an Author of Inclusive Teams & Workplace: Everyone Wins!! and the Managing Director at EVERYDAY INCLUSION. Gloria’s research specialises in Social Analysis on Race, Social Inequalities and Anti-Racism. As a Black African-Australian woman, Gloria brings well-grounded knowledge and experience of the impacts presented in race and gender identities.

Jo Stevens

Jo Stevens is the founder of The Zen Zone and Jo uses her expertise as a Mindfulness & Mindful Movement Coach to support client’s mental wellbeing with simple and effective mindful movement and breathing techniques that can help bring the stress levels down.

Jo is the Co-ordinator of Common Grounds Networking Meetup. Common Grounds is a community of amazing and diverse business women, who come together to connect, laugh, share experiences, network and feel supported.


Karen Mc Dermott

Karen Mc Dermott is the founder of Serenity Press, MMH Press, KMD Books, and the Everything Publishing Academy. She is an award-winning entrepreneur, multi-genre author of over 40 books, Forbes writer, mentor, and TEDx speaker. And a proud mum of 6. She’s also an advanced Law of Attraction practitioner who teaches people how to attract anything they want into their lives and writes about her success principles as K P weaver.

Krystal Seang

Krystal had the honour of mentoring and teaching at The Women’s Business School, which provides world-class education and support to female founders and business leaders. She judged at the AusMumpreneur Awards in 2020 and 2021 and was the recipient of the Gold Award for ‘Digital Innovation’ in the AusMumpreneur Awards 2018 for her work on Tutornova. Krystal was also listed in Australia’s Top 100 Coolest Company Awards 2013 by Australian Anthill for the business education video series, The Entrepreneur’s Tribe. She holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Lesley Webster

Lesley is a versatile operations management professional with extensive transferable skills gained in varied industries from the UK and Australia. With strengths in business operations, HR, finance, sales/marketing and business development, she is highly organised with an exceptional level of attention to detail and great interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

Dr .Olivia Ong

Dr .Olivia Ong, known as the Heart-Centred Doctor, is a pain physician with 15 years of clinical experience and an expert in resilience and burnout. 

After a severe car accident in 2008 left her a paraplegic, Dr Ong was told she would never walk or practice medicine again. Dr Ong found out exactly what it’s like on the other side of the healthcare system. SLittle did she know she was going to get a whole lot more than she’d bargained for. After an intensive three-year recovery process, she walked again. Today she shares her experience with others.

Denise Schelbergen

Denise Schelbergen has over 20 years of experience in product and business development in experiential luxury travel. She is a social entrepreneur and futurist committed to ending poverty and empowering people around the world to live their lives to the fullest. She is the managing director and board member of the Dutch foundation, Kula Loans, the founder and CEO of the Australian-based coaching and consulting business The Ikigai Entrepreneur, and the co-author of the book Goodbye Busy, Hello Happy.

Amanda Thompson

Amanda Thompson is an award-winning financial planner, Ironwoman and the Founder and Director of endurance Financial. Whether she’s launching her own business, facing a cancer battle or qualifying three times for the Ironman World Championships, Amanda has never been afraid of a challenge.

Amanda specialises in offering strategic financial guidance for individuals and businesses with complex matters requiring more than textbook advice. She is particularly driven to help women overcome the gender biases that stand in the way of personal achievement; lessons learned after thriving in typically male dominated environments.

Amy Kennedy

Amy founded The Organising Bee–a Professional Home Organising and Decluttering Service based in Canberra, Australia in 2015out of a desire to create a service that truly added value to the lives of others. Since this time, her professional life has been devoted to supporting women and their families to ease the pressures of everyday life by reclaiming their space and time.

my provides 1:1 hands-on support to organise and establish systems in her clients’ homes, coupled with virtual and face-to-face consulting and coaching. 


Ange Fragiacomo

With an undergraduate degree in Applied Science (Human Movement), My wellbeing foundation started here, and I spent my early years fine tuning my knowledge and skills in the areas of nutrition, physiology and psychology. 20+ years in the workforce then showed me that to feel truly well, physical health was not enough. That it is only when you have the right mindset and habits in each key area of your life. Career, relationships, health, emotional, finance, rest that you can truly bloom and so my learning journey continued to allow me to become the Mindset and Wellbeing Coach I am today. 

Anueta Madison-Vanderbuilt

Anueta has now turned that Spray tan hobby into a company with staff and runs multiple online businesses. She has set up a support fund at her sons school which pays for the yearly school and uniform fees of 7 children per year and volunteers at her sons school. She has completed a Bachelor of Social Science majoring in behavioural studies and is currently undertaking a certificate in early education. Anueta and her three children live in Melbourne’s North with their dog Jax, her definition of success is giving her children the childhood she never had and helping other women and children a voice and a right to feel safe and acknowledged.

Bee Lim

Bee Lim, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and the founder of a thriving private practice in Sydney, whose mission is to inspire hope and guide clients towards achieving wellness through integrative, evidence-based mental health care. 

Bee completed her postdoctoral fellowships in psycho-oncology and positive psychology. She has consulted for the Cancer Council New South Wales on a three-year project developing in-language webinars and resources for cancer survivors and carers who face barriers accessing support in Australia. She has appeared on the SBS (Chinese) radio program, discussing the mental health challenges facing Chinese Australians. Bee’s research has been published in Psycho-oncology, The Journal of Positive Psychology, Medical Teacher, and more. 

Fleur Chambers

Fleur Chambers is a multi-award winning meditation teacher, best selling author of Ten Pathways, creator of The Happy Habit app, and philanthropist. With over two million downloads in forty countries, Fleur’s work is encouraging people from all walks of life to find happiness today.

Using her experience of living with chronic pain, Fleur is helping others to see that happiness isn’t an imaginary place free of disappointment, regret, insecurity or any other uncomfortable emotion.


Katy Garner

Award winning entrepreneur and author Katy Garner is the cofounder of Women Changing The World Press, The Women’s Business School, AusMumpreneur & The Bestand Brightest Podcast. Katy has been on the board of the Queensland Small Business Advisory Council.

Katy was awarded the QRRRWN Entrepreneurship Award in 2019. For the past 12 years Katy has organised the AusMumpreneur Awards, a national awards program that celebrates mothers in business and recognises the amazing achievements and economic contributions that mumpreneurs make to the Australian economy.

Kylie Ross

I am a Solopreneur at Tech Savvy Creativeswhere I help Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners and Content Creators discover their “Tech Confidence” withonline courses, 1-1 coaching and various other tips and resources.I’m a retired accountant and IT Consultant with 20+ years in the corporate world. During those years I lived and worked in various countries and met an amazing range of people and worked with many different apps, tech and business scenarios.My aim is to help others be Tech Savvy and Tech Confident and become proficient with automations to enable them to scale and grow their own business with ease.

Margaret Foley

Margaret lives on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia with her two sons, two cats and a dog.  At age 49, Margaret experienced physical, mental and emotional burnout and as part of her recovery from this explored many traditional and non-traditional healing and therapeutic modalities but nothing truly resonated.   She turned inwards to herself, choosing instead to pay attention to the voice inside which was telling her that everything she needed to be well and happy was already within her. Connection to Self, her Inner Child and her Inner Goddess through meditation and mindfulness combined with working with a Life Coach and Psychotherapist, Margaret came to know her true purpose in life was to work in the service of others, helping them to connect to their true self and live a life they love.

Merendi Leverett

Merendi Leverett is a single mother to 5 children and founder of Merendi Healthand Authentic Healthpreneurs. Merendi Health offers exercise physiology, health coaching and injury rehabilitation services, providing personalised service and holistic care to empower their clients to improve and maintain good health, fitness and quality of life.

Authentic Healthpreneurs is a bespoke business strategy and coaching business that helps support, guide, nurture and empower female health clinicians to remove their fears, find their inner power and start their own unique and authentic health business.Merendi has 25 year’s experience in successfully starting and growing a variety of health clinics in hospitals, universities and private practice.


Dr. Monica D. Rajasagaram

Monica is a certified Maxwell Leadership Coach, Author, Speaker and a Tiny Habits certified Instructor. She is a wife, a mum of two girls and a community builder. Monica is passionate about helping women LEAD and GROW through life, business and faith. 

Monica graduated from Medicine in 2006 (Monash University, Melbourne) and after working as a medical practitioner for many years, she transitioned into building her Coaching and Consulting business. Over the years, her business has evolved to serve women in seasons of transition. She is passionate about supporting women in business or women who are starting one, to learn to lead themselves towards their own idea of success. She helps women put in place growth tools and business strategies to create a life and business that is in alignment with their personal values. 

Peace Mitchell

Peace Mitchell is the CEO and co-founder of The Women’s Business School,AusMumpreneurand Women Changing the World Press. She is the Australian Ambassador of Women in Techand the Chair of global non profit -TereraiTrent International. Peace is also an internationalkeynote speaker, TEDx speaker, best-selling author of Back Yourself, Courage and Confidence,The Women Changing the World, host of The Best & Brightest podcastand business expert.  Peace received the Thought Leadership Award at the Stevie Awards in 2022,Diversity in Tech Mentorship Award in 2021 and the PauseFest SuperConnector Award in 2020.

Peace Mitchell co-founded AusMumpreneur in 2009 creating Australia’s #1 community for mums in business and co-founded The Women’s Business School in 2016 to provide entrepreneurial education for women globally.Together with her business partner Katy Garner, she hasbrought together a community of over 150,000 women in business from around the world.Today, her commitment is stronger than ever, to invest in the power of women to change the world.

Tina Bangel

A graduate from the Australian Institute of Music and a Master NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) coach, Tina is the founder of the One Voice School Of Singing. She has developed and worked with singers who have been a part of The Voice, The X Factor and Australia’s Got Talent. Her students have performed at Disneyland, Universal Studios, Radio City, and in major musicals such as The Lion King and The Sound of Music. Tina and her students are often asked to provide backing vocals or support international celebrities. In 2021 she was awarded Ausmumprenuer People’s choice Cultural diversity and inclusion award. In 2022, Tina was invited to sing and represent the Filipino Australian community during the unveiling of the National monument “Migration wall” at the National Maritime Museum. She has also held successful charity concerts and crowdfunding campaigns for Red Kite and KidsXpress.Tina is the host of the One Voice Can Change the World podcast. She has been featured in the Marie Claire, Huffington Post, Inspired Coach, SBS and the Daily Telegraph. She lives in Sydney with her husband, son and their mini foxi

Zhanna Gee

Zhanna Gee is a loving wife, mother of two daughters, heartfelt entrepreneur, compassionate leader, author, and woman’s advocate. She builds e-commerce companies that bring millions of dollars to the economy, smashes records in her industry, has insatiable appetite for knowledge and absolutely adores people she works with. 

She is fascinated with human design that provides her with valuable tools for self-discovery, correct decision making and peak performance. Zhanna is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur and her brand Slim By Nature (SBN) has become a leader in the health and wellness industry.