About Us


Amanda Shields

Director/ Occupational Therapist

B App Sc (Occ Ther), Dip Bus Man, Cert IV Training & Assessment

Areas of expertise:

  • Occupational therapy (adults, aged care, mental health, primary health care)
  • Health and wellness coaching
  • Chronic disease management – from prevention through to complex multi-morbidity
  • Design and delivery of effective clinical care and support
  • Developing models of care to achieve improved health outcomes
  • Models of service integration that promote collaboration and partnership
  • Design and implementation of quality improvement systems
  • Client-centred practice – skill development for health professionals

Professional Memberships

  • Australasian College of Health Service Management – SA Branch Council
  • South Australian Self-Management Alliance
  • Registered with the Australian Occupational Therapy Board (APHRA)
  • Member of Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA)
  • Endorsed Mental Health Occupational Therapist with OTA

She is a strong advocate for the benefits of collaboration and partnership working in service planning and delivery and is passionate about improving client centred practice within the health system to enhance health and wellbeing.

Amanda is passionate about helping people to build the skills and resilience to enhance their health and wellbeing.  Amanda sees wellbeing as much more than the absence or management of illness,  it is about people flourishing.  By this she means living a life in line within one’s values and strengths, experiencing positive emotions, being engaged in activities and  having a sense of purpose and meaning.  She believes there needs to be a culture shift within the health sector  towards supporting people to develop the skills and resilience to enable them to flourish, rather than the current focus on illness.


Mark Marston

  • Director
  • Masters of Teaching (Primary & Middle)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Contact Details:

Mark professionally leads a diversified life drawing on a range of skills and expertise. Mark has fifteen years experience implementing business systems, improving business process flows and managing projects in large businesses.  He also regularly works with children through Out of School Hours Care, teaching and conducting workshops in schools. He has a passion for teaching and role modelling life and well-being skills to help assist people reach their full potential. He believes almost anything is possible once the barriers to change are overcome.  Through Be Inspired Group Mark provides life coaching, development and delivery of wellbeing focused workshops, and business management and administration.

Mark has played in the Victorian State League at table tennis and loves to set himself challenges that extends himself. Mark is a Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of Norwood and was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship for leadership in fundraising. Mark believes in “Pay it Forwards” and has organised a number of community fundraiser initiatives raising funds towards a range of local and international causes.

Be Inspired Group also teams with other consultants and health professionals when needed.

Past Clients

Be Inspired Group has provided consulting and training services for the following health and community organisations:

  • Alwyndor Therapy Services
  • Arthritis SA
  • Asthma Foundation SA
  • Country Health SA
  • Country South SA Medical Local
  • Heart Foundation
  • Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Southern Adelaide Local Health Network
  • Southern Cross Care (SA & NT) Inc

Be Inspired Group has also provided numerous workshops to individual health professionals from a range of South Australian organisations including:

  • ACH Group
  • Baptist Care SA
  • Domiciliary Care
  • ECH
  • Healthfirst Network
  • Helping Hand
  • Murray Mallee Community Health Service
  • Noarlunga Health Services
  • Resthaven
  • Therapy Solutions