About Us

Our mission– is to promote health, resilience and well-being within our community through a range of innovative services and programs.

Mark and Amanda decided to start Be Inspired Group as they are passionate about helping others and wanted to provide innovative services that are flexible and meet people’s needs. Having worked in the public sector for a long time, they have found it frustrating to see such a constant focus on hospital and reactive care and less and less investment in primary health care and preventative services. Their preference is to help people before they reach crisis point. To help them to learn the skills and develop the capacity and resilience to improve their lives.

Amanda

Amanda Shields

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)
  • Diploma Business Management
  • Cert IV Training & Assessment

Professional Memberships

  • Registered with the Australian Occupational Therapy Board (APHRA)
  • Member of Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA)
  • Endorsed Mental Health Occupational Therapist with OTA
  • Central Adelaide Primary Health Network Clinical Council Member
  • South Australian Self-Management Alliance Member
  • Interdisciplinary Health Practitioners Network

Areas of expertise:

  • Focused Psychological interventions and coaching to facilitate change and enhance wellbeing
  • ACT therapist (Acceptance & commitment Therapy)
  • Health and wellness coaching
  • Case management and care coordination
  • Chronic disease management – from prevention through to complex multi-morbidity
  • Developing and implementing models of care and systems to enhance clinical care services
  • Project management
  • Developing and delivering training for health professionals

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