Masters in Business Administration (Bond). Masters in Counselling (Monash). Graduate Certificate in Positive Education (University of Melbourne). Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CIPP). ICF-Accredited Life Coach. Master NLP Practitioner. Academic Life Coach for Youth. MBTI® Certified Practitioner. IPEN Global Ambassador. Fresco Capital Impact Partner – Ed Tech.
Justine applies the science of positive psychology as a coach, counsellor and trainer. She takes the research and turns it into practical applications to support flourishing in individuals and organisations in Asia. Justine adopts a solutions-focused and collaborative approach with clients to empower them to move proactively towards their goals. She “walks the talk” as a Practitioner applying her strengths and using optimism when it’s hardest in her own life and is passionate about doing the same for people that she comes into contact with.
Whilst the principles of positive psychology underpin Justine’s approach in general, she also draws on evidence-based techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solutions-Focused Coaching and Motivational Interviewing to support clients from a counselling and/or coaching perspective. Prior to her professional training as a Counsellor, Justine completed an MBA and worked in Marketing for numerous Fortune 500 companies throughout the Asia-Pacific region. She also draws upon her corporate background to increase wellbeing within organisations.
Justine has an incredible love of learning which manifests itself not only in the various approaches that she synthesizes in her work, but in the fact that she that she decided to spend the majority of her life in a culture that is the opposite of the one she was born into. Again most people don’t expose themselves to something that foreign and if they do they usually go back home before they are changed from the inside. Justine didn’t go. She stayed and has incorporated the culture in her being. She is currently expanding her research into the application of Positive Psychology principles in China, drawing upon traditional Chinese values to support flourishing within communities. Justine is passionate about deepening her understanding of Asian values and beliefs to act as a bridge between the East and the West. At the same time apply best-practices from around the globe in the work that she does. She is a visiting lecturer at Tsinghua University, Beijing in the area of Positive Education and Coaching Psychology. She is also an Impact Partner for Venture Capital firm, Fresco Capital.
Justine is a Level 4 certified member of the the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and abides by the Code of Ethics and Practice of the ACA. She is a certified member of the Asian Academy of Family Therapy, International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP) and the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP). Justine is an active member of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) and is a IPEN – International Positive Education Network Global Ambassador.
Justine’s passion and positivity is infectious – you see it in her team and the people she supports. She ‘walks the talk’ on resiliency, demonstrating how to use the skills taught with first hand examples and not just ‘out of the book’ theory…
Mindquest Group consists of a group of highly qualified and passionate individuals who share a deep desire to help others lead calmer, happier and more fulfilling lives.
We offer a variety of group programs for children focused on cultivating emotional intelligence, social skills, empowerment, resiliency, self-confidence and emotional wellbeing. For adults, the programs focus on stress management, effective communication, resiliency and emotional wellbeing.