MEET THE TEAM
THE BE UNSTOPPABLE FOUNDATION TEAM
Unstoppable in their 'drive' to help people develop 'Positive Mental Health' and live well.
DEE RAQUEL JOMA
Founder - Executive Director
ICF Professional Certified Coach
Trainer - Facilitator - Speaker
Former Australian Socceroo
Captain Western Sydney Wanderers
SIMONE DE MARIO-HENRY
Life Coach - Facilitator
Dee is the Founder and Executive Director of the BE UNSTOPPABLE FOUNDATION who's passion for helping people stems through almost three decades of professional and life experience, coupled with a degree in Coaching - Counselling, with a focus on Positive Psychology, from the Australian College of Applied Psychology.
Dee is an International Coach Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach, signifying high coaching competence and her commitment to professional standards in the coaching industry, earning the credibility conferred by the only globally recognised professional coaching credential. Dee is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) - Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology Groups, where continuous professional development is sustained and applied with all clientele.
Dee's role in the foundation goes beyond the position of Director, where her education and expertise are used for the development of programs, including the 'Positive Mental Health' Program for adults and the UNSTOPPABLE KIDS Program, as well as professionally developing, training, supervising and managing the coaches, facilitators and staff for the foundation, leading an incredible team to change the lives of others.
For more details about Dee's professional and personal journey that led to her passion for helping people develop 'Positive Mental health', please chick here:
ABOUT DEE ...
DEE RAQUEL JOMA
Founder - Executive Director
ICF Professional Certified Coach
Trainer - Facilitator - Speaker
Benita is one of the Directors of the BE UNSTOPPABLE FOUNDATION who brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion for positively changing the lives of others. Benita has enjoyed a career in the advertising and marketing industry spanning over two decades. Her expertise lies in understanding human psychology and human behaviour, with the impact these influences have on organisational brands and campaign results.
Benita is highly passionate about helping people overcome the adverse effects of mental health, having personal experience of the impact of this disease with the suicidal death of her father, as well as the suicidal death of two other friends, knowing first hand the ripple effect that outcome has on oneself, family members, friends and the community at large.
ABOUT BENITA ...
Benita's passion about helping people develop mental strength and ask for help resulted in her organising multiple fundraises and a gala, to support Suicide Prevention Australia. Benita is an active advocate for the awareness of adverse mental health, with a desire to support, educate and facilitate a space to combat this illness in all people, stating "it's critical for me to raise awareness about suicide and adverse mental health, to talk about it, to remove the stigma and identify the signs of people who need help".
Benita's role in the foundation goes beyond the position of Director, working on effective strategies to help raise awareness for the foundation, as well as training to become a collaborative coach, undergoing the BE UNSTOPPABLE Professional Collaboration Program. Benita is an advocate for the foundation and works as a program facilitator to cultivate 'Positive Mental Health' in adults and kids.
Simone is a qualified Counsellor registered with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and currently studying a Bachelor of Psychological Science at the University of New England. She has profound knowledge in dialectical behavioural therapy and a certification in providing people with the four core skills of DBT which are mindfulness, interpersonal communication, distress tolerance and emotion regulation.
Simone has volunteered her time mentoring and coaching young adults in high schools to assist them on their journey of self-discovery and equip them with skills to reach their full potential in their academic endeavours and beyond. She has a deep-seeded passion to support people in their journey to develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationships with others, fostering each person's pursuit of understanding themselves and their place within their community.
ABOUT SIMONE ...
SIMONE DE MARIO-HENRY
With a combination of mental, physical and spiritual wellness, paired with a holistic approach, Simone helps people to recognise that they themselves have the ability to unlock their true authentic self, to live a life of purpose, ultimately resulting in them living a fulfilled life.
Previous to becoming a Counsellor, Simone worked for Qantas for 15 years as an international flight attendant, gaining many personal and professional attributes that assist her current profession. Working with Qantas gave her the opportunity to work with a diverse range of cultures, ages, sexual orientations and a wide range of personalities, gaining knowledge of people's differences and similarities, worldly views and much more. Simone is able to draw upon her own lived experience of a colourful upbringing paired with post-traumatic stress in her late 20’s due to a workplace near-death experience that led down the road of depression and anxiety, to then receiving professional support to achieve and maintain positive mental well-being. She now assists others through their journey to achieving positive mental health and the life that they desire.
As a mother of two young girls, Simone has engaged more than ever, the drive to help assist the younger generations in achieving positive mental health with the BE UNSTOPPABLE FOUNDATION, and is a valuable part of our team.
Lamgi has a decade of local experience mentoring women through various programs, as well as a volunteer support for children in her community. She firstly attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, but her love for helping people drew her to continue her education on human behaviour,. Lamgi is certified in Neuro-Transformation Therapy and is a Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching from the Coaching Institute. Lamgi is a member of the International Coach Guild, where continuous professional development and skill competency is applied with clients.
Lamgi is passionate about advocating for raising awareness of positive mental health and emotional healing as an essential to building resilience to cope with the unexpected changes and challenges of life.
ABOUT LAMGI ...
Program Support Facilitator
She firmly believes that it is necessary to have an open conversation about mental health and how a positive approach enriches and nurtures interactions needed for the healthy development of children ... because what’s good for parents is good for children. In her practice, she provides tailored and holistic mental and emotional health support at crucial times, helping parents get back on track and improving their ability to manage their mental health, impacting their children’s lives.
On a personal note, Lamgi is a wife and a very busy mum of two children with allergies. This journey opened a range of different challenges and emotions for her, including depression and anxiety, so addressing and regulating these symptoms has been a crucial skill that she developed, alongside strong mental well-being in her own life. Lamgi uses a combination of her education and personal experience to help family, friends and the community, supporting them during life transitions, burn out or relationship challenges, to breakthrough their emotional barriers, stress and overwhelm, to step into their inner strength and create the life they want.
Lamgi's knowledge, experience and qualifications make her valuable part of the foundation's team, supporting participants through coaching support and facilitation of programs, to make a positive change in the lives of others through our charity.
Geetha is a qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Coach, with qualifications that include a Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching), Diploma of Counselling, Cert IV in Training & Assessment (TAE), Certificate in Clinical Supervision and she holds a professional membership with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA)- Level 3. She has extensive local and international experience and has a deep passion to serve others by empowering them to live their best lives!
Her expertise is working with youth, adults, and families from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. She has worked in a male prison, and various community sectors namely: disadvantaged and marginalised youth, alcohol and other substances, homelessness, and unemployment.
ABOUT GEETHA ...
Geetha works as Counsellor/Advocate for victim-survivors of sexual assault and family violence. She has experience with a wide range of psychological challenges including, trauma (complex & PTSD), depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sleep difficulties, anger, substance-related and addiction challenges. Geetha believes that we are all unique and experience the world differently in our own special way. For this reason, she does not use a one size fits all counselling approach but adopts different strategies and techniques to provide the most effective treatment for her clients. She uses a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach to guide her practice. Moreover, her counselling approach provides a safe, confidential, warm, and nurturing environment for each person to be heard and understood in a non-judgmental way.
Geetha aims to assist her clients to take control of their destiny and function productively by empowering them with the necessary skills to realise their dreams and goals! Geetha's qualifications and broad experience makes her a valuable member of the BE UNSTOPPABLE FOUNDATION's team, working with people who seek counselling help, to support their healing process and progression to develop a healthy state of well-being and 'Positive Mental Health'.
Greta’s professional path started with a very strong focus on education, with both a Bachelor and Masters degrees obtained at the Lithuanian University of Agriculture, Faculty of Economics. Greta’s university studies were largely focused on people, communities and social-economic growth, including core subjects such as sociology, philosophy, fundamental psychology, family psychology, social psychology, leadership, management, administration, economics and law.
Greta travelled around her country, visiting and researching all 4 geographical regions, for her Bachelor and Masters degree theses. Whilst working on her research, Greta became a member of Lithuanian Research Institute, participated in many conferences and presented her research in various settings, including International Week of Students in Germany, and then the worldwide conference in Sydney, UTS. Greta came to Australia in 2003, to attend the worldwide conference (ANZALS) and to present her research.
ABOUT GRETA ...
The sequence of life events resulted in Greta’s permanent residency in Australia, which was challenging and enriching at the same time. Greta’s passion for coaching comes from many years of working with people and various communities, as well as her very strong interest in psychology. Greta finds the ability to help others around her, both personally and professionally, extremely rewarding and fulfilling, helping herself and others to achieve their goals.
In 2020 Greta completed an additional set of 10 online courses, furthering her professional development, focusing on mental health, positive psychology and psychiatry, well-being, major depression in world’s population and its treatments, meditation to achieve goals, and achieving personal and professional success. Greta’s wide spectrum of qualifications and knowledge, as well as her extensive experience makes her a highly valuable member of the BE UNSTOPPABLE team, as a collaborative coach and facilitator of our programs.
Michael has had an exceptional local and international football career, with a wealth of experience in leadership, working with teams, developing resilience and managing the stressful life that comes with being a public figure, consistently in the media.
Michael's love for soccer began at the age of 4, where he played football part-time until the age of 21, when his professional career began. In 2002 he signed his first full time contract in the National Soccer League and played professionally for the next 13 years.
Michael's incredible career and achievements included:
13 Years Playing Professional Football
2 Grand Finals
Won a Pre Season Cup
Won a German Cup
Won a Premiership
Played for Australia 22 times
Part of the 2006 & 2010 Socceroos World Cup Squads
Captain of the Western Sydney Wanderers - First 2 Seasons
The extensive experience gained from being a professional athlete, coupled with the strength of mind, discipline in attitude and behaviour, overcoming multiple circumstances and events that affect the lives of all professional athletes, and being a proud Australian leader and mentor to so many others, makes Michael an ideal voice of inspiration.
Michael retired from professional football at the end of 2014 and currently enjoys being a father to two beautiful children, while coaching sporting teams and delivering key note and motivational speeches to organisations about resilience, leadership and team work. Michael's ability to link the mental strength of an athlete to that of the demands of real life, is perfect for personal development and the creation of 'Positive Mental Health'.
Tailor-made to event requirements, keynote inspirational and motivational speeches can be designed to focus on any topic including building resilience, leadership, achieving life goals, dealing with trauma or disappointment, and so much more.
This impressive career coupled with personal and professional experience both locally and internationally, makes Michael the perfect addition to the BE UNSTOPPABLE team, helping inspire a positive change the lives of others.