TESTIMONIALS

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I loved it. It really made me think and overall made me want to try harder and succeed. Thank-you very much for coming in to my school. They need more programs like this. 

 

  - Grade 10 student

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The Her Future workshop was an amazing, inspiring, motivating experience. It has given me strategies to become a more positive, happier person and helped me to realise my passions and what I could do for my career.

  - Megan

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The most valuable parts were learning about goals, failure and success, and how life is not always smooth sailing. I enjoyed how relatable she was and how passionate she was about helping us.

 

  - Chelsie

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It was very educating and inspirational. The speaker was very passionate and knew what she was talking about.

  - Caitlin

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I found you very passionate, engaging, and related well to the girls. The information you were presenting to the girls is very important for self-growth and leading a positive and fulfilled life. 

  - Teacher

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This workshop was amazing and I’m glad people get to learn about these things nowadays.

  - Jenna

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"The most valuable part was the real life application on how to tell an unhealthy relationship. Now I can tell an unhealthy relationship that my friend, cousin or me has."

  - Grade 9 student

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"I loved the bit about self-love. I think this is a very important topic to learn about."

  - Taleah

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"My overall experience with the workshop was amazing as I was able to grow and recognise myself. I appreciated how I opened up to myself and was able to learn and apply the skills I learnt."

 

  - Eva

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The most valuable part was knowing that I can have more than one passion in life. I also enjoyed the stories of people failing but continuing to try in life. Overall it was great.

  - Grade 10

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The workshop was in depth and related to my life. I really enjoyed the content and how it will help make an impact on my decisions.

  - Grade 10

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The workshop was really good because I’ve never had time to stop and think about my thoughts and now I have really evaluated my thoughts and I can work on them. I had never known that my thoughts were so negative and now I can spend more time changing them.

  - Grade 11

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The workshop was really good because I’ve never had time to stop and think about my thoughts and now I have really evaluated my thoughts and I can work on them. I had never known that my thoughts were so negative and now I can spend more time changing them.

  - Grade 8

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I honestly found it very helpful because we were taught strategies not just told to be less negative. It was relaxed and professional and I generally feel like it will have changed my life and mindset.

  - Grade 10 student

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I enjoyed learning about how your own mindset can greatly affect something and learning about our passions and how that can be turned into a career.

  - Kayla

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I enjoyed all the topics and it was informative and motivational. You are really good at this.

  - Grade 8

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It was a great experience to learn to love your body and have confidence in yourself.

  - Grade 7

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I liked how I learnt so much about myself and how to be more confident.

  - Summer

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Everything was valuable and I enjoyed doing the brain activity and seeing how mine compared to others. It inspired me to get to know myself.

  - Grade 8

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It was really eye opening and helped me reflect on myself and realise where my issues may come from. Very inspirational!!!!

  - Isabella

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Being 16 years old, it’s hard to know what I want in life. However, this workshop really made me realise what I can achieve in my future.

  - Brianna

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This workshop was very inspirational and I was able to take a lot out of it. I learnt a lot of new things I can do to keep myself motivated about my passions.

  - Grade 11

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This workshop was the push I needed to change some things in my life. I feel able. 

  - Bella

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It really helped me learn how to get up and just do it! Thank you! it was great.

  - Maggie

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It was very deep and it really made me think I am enough and I need to stop changing myself for others. Good job I loved it!

  - Grade 8

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It was a really good workshop with lots of information and really helped me find out how to be happier and improve my life.

  - Alyssa

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I found that the information was extremely helpful and useful. Especially as these are the years where we grow and understand who we are or who we can be.

  - Emily 

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I really benefited from this workshop. It’s discussions about healthy mindsets have helped me to rethink my thought processes.

  - Gabriella

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I appreciated the little tips that we were given on HOW to self-love and not just telling us that’s important. I personally thought the workshop was amazing.

  - Grade 9

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"It was a really interesting workshop and allowed me to look at things differently to normal and make me more open minded. The workshop was intriguing and interesting and I got so much out of it and learnt so much about myself. "

  - Tracey

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This workshop was very relevant to my life right now. 

  - Leah

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The workshop reminded me that I'm enough and I have a say on what I want to do with my life.

  - Tabitha

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The most valuable part was learning about boundaries. Overall the workshop was really helpful and I can now apply the things learnt to my life and relationships.

  - Jenna

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"It was amazing to see how positive things can affect us so much. The presentation was amazing." 

  - Abigail

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I think the Her Motivating workshop was fantastic and it definitely helped me to choose my career or possible careers I could do. 

 

  - Grade 10 student

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I enjoyed everything. She inspired me to try new things.

  - Carla 

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It was incredible and helped me see my future in a different light. I now feel prepared for my future and ready to deal with the challenges I will face later on.

  - Kayhlee

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I loved hearing Cortnie's stories as it shows not everything goes as planned. I really enjoyed how she was so cheerful, happy and very friendly. 

  - Grade 10 student

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It was incredible, my entire mindset has changed and I'm ready to begin my life. I think I'm ready now to face all of the challenges I will encounter and cherish the beautiful peaceful moments.

  - Grade 11 Student

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I really enjoyed the content (I learnt a lot), the enthusiasm that Cortnie had and the worksheets were great. Very engaging. 

  - Lucy

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The whole presentation was so positive. 

  - Michelle

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The workshop was very entertaining and helpful. The planning was my favourite. 

 

  - Grade 10 student

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I really appreciated the way that Cortnie helped me to plan out what I can do to achieve my goals. Breaking them down into chunks made it a lot easier to do. 

 

  - Grade 10 student

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Overall it was fantastic!! It helped me out a lot and I now know what I want to do and that I can have more than one passion in life. 

  - Grade 10 student

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The whole idea is great and helping people to become passionate is amazing. Cortnie's story and help was inspiring to me.

 

  - Grade 10 student

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I really enjoyed learning about goal-setting and the career guidance based on my interests and passions. 

 

  - Hannah

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The encouragement and information given was very motivating. 

  - Grade 10 student

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I really enjoyed the booklet because it really got me to think about what I want to be and that I can do anything I put my mind to. Thanks Cortnie. 

 

  - Merryn

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I really enjoyed how Cortnie incorporated her life to show us how anything is possible if we put our mind to it. 

 

  - Josie 

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I first found out about Her Future through the Holiday Happenings directory.  My daughter (Mary) had been struggling for a while with self-confidence issues, negative attitude and self-image, resulting in an unhappy and sometimes angry little girl. Unfortunately, at 8 years old, she was too young for the workshops so Cortnie suggested some one-on-one coaching.

I met with Cortnie first, talked through the concerns I had and Cortnie suggested some ideas that she could put together to create a tailored program just for her. As soon as I met Cortnie I knew that Mary would love her, she came across extremely kind, positive and energetic – this is just what she needed.  So as not to alarm Mary, Cortnie suggested we treat the sessions like a Big Sister program, this really appealed to Mary, she was excited before she even had her first session.

Mary has met with Cortnie twice now, together they have identified all of the positive things in Mary’s life and her attributes. Cortnie is arming Mary with the tools to deal with negative thoughts or things that happen. Between sessions, Mary has “growth activities” to do. She reads her personal affirmations morning and night and works on positivity mind maps, she does this with great enthusiasm. The one-on-one coaching is perfect for us as the issues we are facing are forever evolving and Cortnie has kept in close contact with me so that she can adapt the sessions accordingly. Empathy is our new topic! Mary has come out of her sessions bubbling over with eagerness. We have really noticed a difference in Mary’s attitude and will continue working with Cortnie in the future.

- Debbie (Mother) 

  ** Daughter's name changed for privacy**

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It is easy to recommend strong teachers and Cortnie certainly falls into this category. She is flexible, supportive, very engaging, optimistic and always provides a strong program to her students. She is able to relate well with students, adults and parents alike.

 

Tod Desautels

  - Principal

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This video testimonial was recorded and edited by Brooke, a workshop participant. She created it all on her own hoping to inspire other young women to take part in Her Future's workshops.  

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"The experience was valuable and Cortnie's knowledge really impacted the way that I think." 

  - Kelli

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The workshop was extremely helpful and very applicable to a teenage girl audience. I wish that we could do sessions like these more often in order to be more educated in these areas.

  - Grade 11 student

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It was really good and worth my time. It made me feel better about myself and my values. I view things now in a different way.

  - Kate

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I really liked the workshop because it was empowering to all girls our age to be positive and love ourselves.

  - Grade 7

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I think that the workshop was a good experience as it helped me to be thankful in life, have a positive mindset and to be proud of my body.

  - Chloe

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The whole experience was encouraging and enlightening and really did broaden my mindset about these important topics.

  - Adele

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It was very inspiring and made me feel happier in my skin. It is good for young girls so that they can love their body at a young age. I enjoyed that Cortnie was relatable and how she knew a lot about the topic.

  - Lucia

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I was very engaged the whole time and thought that all the content was relevant and applicable to my life. I learnt a lot about what I can do to better myself and improve my confidence.

  - Grade 8

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I enjoyed learning ways to face your fears and strategies to be confident with yourself. #lifechanging

  - Phoebe

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I enjoyed my experience and I thought everything tied in well together. The whole workshop will help me in life.

  - Steph

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It was a new and different experience and I have learnt many things which I can take away to apply to my everyday life. Learning about the conscious and subconscious mind was interesting and the encouragement to truly live has inspired me.

  - Christiana

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It was a great workshop and Cortnie was super lovely. She was bubbly, effervescent, and I really liked the life stories she told. He stories showed that what she was talking about was relevant.

  - Grade 11 Student

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I enjoyed every bit of the presentation. As someone who has a lot of anxiety, learning about positive self-talk will really help me in my future… particularly during exams.

  - Arya

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I enjoyed every bit of the presentation. As someone who has a lot of anxiety, learning about positive self-talk will really help me in my future… particularly during exams.

  - Rosy

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It encouraged me to become excited about my future as opposed to scared.

  - Grade 10

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I appreciated learning how to have a better mindset and how to be more motivated. I really enjoyed it and thought it was useful for my life.

  - Grade 8

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It was very interesting discovering things about myself that I never had thought about.

  - Maria

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I think this workshop was a huge eye opener, and it really made me think about the impact my thoughts are having on my life.

  - Renee

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Positive experience that was highly beneficial and educational. I have learnt a lot about myself.

  - Chloe

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I think it was very well presented. It was great to have time to explore the options and to have the chance given to us to help in our career paths.

  - Grade 10

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I felt comfortable and the environment was very welcoming. Overall, a great presentation that spreads awareness.

  - Gabbie

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A fabulous workshop. What a valuable message to receive at such an important age. I wish I had this insight when I was in Year 7. At 54, I walked out feeling empowered. Well done.

  - Teacher

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I enjoyed this experience and it inspired me to be myself and to not be someone who I’m not.

  - Lexi

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The entire workshop was very enjoyable and I took a lot away from it. I enjoyed listening to Cortnie’s experiences. I found the entire workshop valuable.

  - Grade 7

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I loved the workshop and it was an enriching experience that I learned so much from. I’m really grateful I know these things now.

  - Grade 9

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The most valuable parts were self-love and the relationship part. It teaches us important life skills. Overall it was amazing and helped me a lot.

  - Chloe

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My experience was great! I really appreciated the open and safe atmosphere and the instructor’s depth of knowledge.

  - Ally

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This workshop was very motivating and very enjoyable. The instructor spoke very well and created a better understanding for my future. 

 

  - Grade 10 student

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The workshop was really inspiring and motivating and had various ways to keep a positive mindset which teaches us to be successful. The speech was very engaging and captivating.

  - Kirsty

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The whole workshop was amazing!! Really intriguing and inspiring.

  - Katie

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"I came into this thinking my mindset wouldn't necessarily change but it completely did. I'm very negative lately because of what's going on in my life and this inspired me to keep going and to look forward to my future and that everything will be okay if I stay positive." 

  - Grade 11 Student

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"It was great. I learnt new things to take on board and to try and take as many opportunities as possible. 

  - Marian

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I enjoyed the workshop as a whole, especially the positivity and the warmth of the presenter.

  - Grade 10 Student

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I loved this workshop and how it gives you a perspective on your future.

  - Samantha

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The most valuable part was learning self-love as it showed me you need self-love to love another person.

  - Katie

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I really enjoyed that we were able to really think about our futures based on what we were passionate about to help us find a career that we would love. 

 

  - Chelsea

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The whole experience was engaging and something that influenced me to be kind to myself and know I can accomplish my dreams.

  - Leah

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When I created my female focused, strength gym, PB Fit Strength and Development Centre,  I knew that I wanted to bring on board a team that would support my members in all aspects of their health – physical and mental. Cortnie held her Empowerment Essentials workshop this past month and I can honestly say the impact it made on my team of women is phenomenal. The content, while scientifically backed, is presented in a simple manner that is easy to digest.  This is imperative as the impact the content has, has the ability to truly change and shape the lives of those privy to it. Having Cortinie on board and available to my team has not only set my business apart from many others but provided another level of learning and support to my team. Her professionalism, combined with her approachable nature is a true asset and I cannot thank her enough.

  - Perri Blain, Founder and Director PB Fit Pty Ltd

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Cortnie kept us constantly engaged and I feel extremely empowered. 

 

  - Grade 10 student

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I like how the workshop was completely focused on the positives. 

 

  - Mary

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What I learnt from today's was workshop:

- Dream big and believe in yourself because you can do anything

- How to set and achieve goals that can be big or small

- Asking why and to keep going

- Applying yourself all the way through life

- Do what you love and what you're passionate about

 

  - Helen

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The style that the workshop was presented in was very engaging. I liked hearing about Cortnie's life and how she can relate it to the material. I felt like I could relate and was very inspired. 

  - Grade 10 student

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Tayla had great things to say and I think it's exactly what we have been looking for.

 

Thank you so very much!

 

  - Mother

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I enjoyed everything. It was so much fun. Thank-you. 

 

  - Alanna

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I liked the mindmap activity the best because it really made me think about what I enjoy and careers related to them. I liked looking at my options and what I could become. 

 

  - Natalie

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The presenter was very motivational and the workshop made me think a lot about my future and what I actually would like to do. 

 

  - Grade 11 student

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Ms. Bornyk is an extemely talented educator who is highly motivated, possesses an intense work ethic and facilitates far more than all expectations. She is very visible, approachable, friendly and articulate. Cortnie Establishes an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. She is a positive, caring colleague who gives herself to facilitate relationships and uses her excellent sense of humor to add laughter in appropriate fashion.  

 

Vincent Kennedy

  - Assistant Principal

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Ms. Bornyk brings a great deal of enthusiasm to the classroom, while maintaining strong management. She has exemplary skills for building rapport and knowing her students.  

 

Blake Krause

  - Assistant Principal

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