The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-06-16T21:35:27Z Jamie Lee Wilson (aka JVMIE) on COVID & collaborations 2020-06-16T21:35:27Z jamie-lee-wilson-aka-jvmie-on-covid-collaborations What’s milk got to do with creating an album?www.iamjvmie.com For immediate release: 17/06/20 info@jamieleewilson.com “Electronic music artist Jamie Lee Wilson (aka JVMIE) watched the pandemic loom over her LA-based life. After much deliberation, and seeing lines down the block from local gun stores, she returned to Australia. Where some may have found the experience overwhelming, for Jamie it led to the creation of an entire album, most of which was written and recorded during her time in quarantine.With the help of a mini-grant from Home of the Arts on the Gold Coast, Jamie was able to collaborate with musical counterparts on the other side of the world.” - Patricia Karvelas on The Drawing Room, ABC Radio NationalAfter losing all foreseeable gigs and sessions due to the coronavirus pandemic, JVMIE made the difficult decision to return to the Gold Coast from Los Angeles where she’s been working as a musician and face 2 weeks in hotel quarantine. On the day Jamie was set to fly out of LA, she came across the Rage Against the Virus grant funded by HOTA Gold Coast and it sparked some inspiration.“I was inspired to use my quarantine time creatively and work on an album of songs that not only acknowledges the current tension in the world, but also inspires a sense of hope.”While in hotel isolation JVMIE has been collaborating remotely with LA based film composer, Lionel Cohen fusing elements of electronic music with cinematic textures.No stranger to electronic music, Gold Coast born and bred JVMIE has collaborated with Grammy winning DJ's around the world, reached #2 on the US Billboard Dance Club Chart, #3 on the Aria Club Charts and had releases on labels from Universal to Spinnin Records. She's supported the likes of David Guetta, Kelly Rowland and Salt-N-Pepa and performed at clubs and festivals the world over.Cohen who just finished scoring "Mob Town”, starring David Arquette and "First We Take Brooklyn" starring Harvey Keitel met the Aussie songstress at a film screening in Los Angeles last year. The pair discussed working together but it wasn’t until the Coronavirus hit Los Angeles, making in person sessions impossible, that the pair began creating this project.Songs like “We Will Rise Again” inspired by Australia’s enduring spirit in the face of bushfires, floods and now COVID19. “Follow You Down”, written in a darker moment, is set in a kind of war zone.“Day by day there was increasingly depressing news. I didn’t know what to believe or whether to stay or go. It’s in times like these that being so far away from family is very isolating”.When forced into quarantine everything had to be created remotely; writing, recording, album covers and music videos. That can involve some serious ‘outside the box’ creativity, at one point even milk was involved...“For the In The Deep End music video, I spent days shooting and editing 2 completely different concepts that just didn’t seem to work. I asked my mum to help out with a photo concept and pour milk into the bath for this shot, she thought it was stupid idea so she poured it over my head laughing about how it was going to be a great story to tell her friends. It ended up being the album cover for In The Deep End. I used the photo as inspiration for the music video and it came together really easily...3rd time lucky!”The album will be released as a series of singles BIO JVMIEAs an artist and songwriter JVMIE has performed all over the world and released music with Grammy Award winning producers and Dj’s. Her music has topped the US Billboard Year End, Club and Streaming Charts, the Aria Club Charts and she’s been featured on top Spotify playlists and had the featured song on both Apple Music and iTunes.Proudly born and raised on Australia’s Gold Coast, JVMIE is the brainchild of singer/songwriter/ artist Jamie Lee Wilson. Aside from her dance releases, her music features in film and television and in 2020 JVMIE is set to release an album on A List Music distributed by Universal Music. Past collaborators include trance legend Darude, house innovators Todd Terry and Ron Carroll and Grammy winners Dave Audé and Stonebridge.BIO Lionel CohenProlific Los Angeles-based New Yorker lionel Cohen has been insatiably producing music for almost thirty years.He has produced countless indie artists, scored several theatrically released films, and has commercially released almost 200 albums of original music.lionel has scored numerous films, including "First We Take Brooklyn", a gangster film starring Harvey Keitel and AnnaLynne McCord, "Mob Town", the true story of the biggest raid in US history, starring David Arquette, Robert Davi, and Jennifer Esposito, and "Scumbag", which won "Best Comedy" at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival. He's also scored several award- winning documentaries, including "Fire & Water". lionel has recently finished scoring the upcoming film, "Blackjack: The Jackie Ryan Story", starring Michael Rapaport, Ashley Greene, and Brendan Thomas Lee. He has also just released his seventh Spaghetti-Western album, his fifth record of Middle-Eastern Fusion music, and is currently producing several LA-based singer/ songwriters as well as finishing up a sophomore album of 80s-influenced pop songs with his Hollywood duo, The Fascinated.For interviews/quotes please contact:media@cindication.com Jamie Lee Wilson (aka JVMIE) back on GC, new album, quarantine inspo! 2020-05-19T22:19:41Z jamie-lee-wilson-aka-jvmie-back-on-gc-new-album-quarantine-inspo-1 MEDIA RELEASEwww.iamjvmie.com For immediate release info@jamieleewilson.comWith the news from the Prime Minister that Australians would be subject to a new, supervised, mandatory quarantine at an unknown hotel on arrival in Australia, what was already an incredibly difficult time, became even more stressful for the LA based, Gold Coast born and bred artist, Jamie Lee Wilson aka JVMIE.After losing all foreseeable gigs and sessions due to the coronavirus pandemic, JVMIE made the difficult decision to return to the Gold Coast from Los Angeles where she’s been working as a musician and face 2 weeks in hotel quarantine.On the day Jamie was set to fly out of LA, she came across the Rage Against the Virus grant funded by HOTA Gold Coast and it sparked some inspiration.“I was inspired to use my quarantine time creatively and work on an album of songs that not only acknowledges the current tension in the world, but also inspires a sense of hope.”While in hotel isolation JVMIE has been collaborating remotely with LA based film composer, Lionel Cohen fusing elements of electronic music with cinematic textures.Cohen who just finished scoring "Mob Town”, starring David Arquette and "First We Take Brooklyn" starring Harvey Keitel met the Aussie songstress at a film screening in Los Angeles last year. The pair discussed working together but it wasn’t until the Coronavirus hit Los Angeles, making in person sessions impossible, that the pair began creating this project.Songs like “We Will Rise Again” inspired by Australia’s enduring spirit in the face of bushfires, floods and now COVID19. “Follow You Down”, written in a darker moment, is set in a kind of war zone.“Day by day there was increasingly depressing news. I didn’t know what to believe or whether to stay or go. It’s in times like these that being so far away from family is very isolating”.“All In This Together” was inspired by the signs of hope coming out of these challenging times.“Watching the world fall apart has been very surreal, but there seems to be this silver lining of people reconnecting, reaching out to each other with support. I was especially proud to be an Australian during this time. I don’t think things will ever go back to normal, but hopefully we can come out of this with a new, improved normal.”The album will be released as a series of singles with the first release, In The Deep End out May 15th, pre-order HEREBIO JVMIEAs an artist and songwriter JVMIE has performed all over the world and released music with Grammy Award winning producers and Dj’s. Her music has topped the US Billboard Year End, Club and Streaming Charts, the Aria Club Charts and she’s been featured on top Spotify playlists and had the featured song on both Apple Music and iTunes.Proudly born and raised on Australia’s Gold Coast, JVMIE is the brainchild of singer/songwriter/artist Jamie Lee Wilson. Aside from her dance releases, her music features in film and television and in 2020 JVMIE is set to release an album on A List Music distributed by Universal Music. Past collaborators include trance legend Darude, house innovators Todd Terry and Ron Carroll and Grammy winners Dave Audé and Stonebridge.BIO Lionel CohenProlific Los Angeles-based New Yorker lionel Cohen has been insatiably producing music for almost thirty years.He has produced countless indie artists, scored several theatrically released films, and has commercially released almost 200 albums of original music.lionel has scored numerous films, including "First We Take Brooklyn", a gangster film starring Harvey Keitel and AnnaLynne McCord, "Mob Town", the true story of the biggest raid in US history, starring David Arquette, Robert Davi, and Jennifer Esposito, and "Scumbag", which won "Best Comedy" at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival. He's also scored several award-winning documentaries, including "Fire & Water". lionel has recently finished scoring the upcoming film, "Blackjack: The Jackie Ryan Story", starring Michael Rapaport, Ashley Greene, and Brendan Thomas Lee. He has also just released his seventh Spaghetti-Western album, his fifth record of Middle-Eastern Fusion music, and is currently producing several LA-based singer/songwriters as well as finishing up a sophomore album of 80s-influenced pop songs with his Hollywood duo, The Fascinated. Jamie Lee Wilson (aka JVMIE) back on GC, new album, quarantine inspo! 2020-05-19T22:16:58Z jamie-lee-wilson-aka-jvmie-back-on-gc-new-album-quarantine-inspo MEDIA RELEASEwww.iamjvmie.com For immediate release info@jamieleewilson.com With the news from the Prime Minister that Australians would be subject to a new, supervised, mandatory quarantine at an unknown hotel on arrival in Australia, what was already an incredibly difficult time, became even more stressful for the LA based, Gold Coast born and bred artist, Jamie Lee Wilson aka JVMIE.After losing all foreseeable gigs and sessions due to the coronavirus pandemic, JVMIE made the difficult decision to return to the Gold Coast from Los Angeles where she’s been working as a musician and face 2 weeks in hotel quarantine.On the day Jamie was set to fly out of LA, she came across the Rage Against the Virus grant funded by HOTA Gold Coast and it sparked some inspiration.“I was inspired to use my quarantine time creatively and work on an album of songs that not only acknowledges the current tension in the world, but also inspires a sense of hope.”While in hotel isolation JVMIE has been collaborating remotely with LA based film composer, Lionel Cohen fusing elements of electronic music with cinematic textures.Cohen who just finished scoring "Mob Town”, starring David Arquette and "First We Take Brooklyn" starring Harvey Keitel met the Aussie songstress at a film screening in Los Angeles last year. The pair discussed working together but it wasn’t until the Coronavirus hit Los Angeles, making in person sessions impossible, that the pair began creating this project.Songs like “We Will Rise Again” inspired by Australia’s enduring spirit in the face of bushfires, floods and now COVID19. “Follow You Down”, written in a darker moment, is set in a kind of war zone.“Day by day there was increasingly depressing news. I didn’t know what to believe or whether to stay or go. It’s in times like these that being so far away from family is very isolating”.“All In This Together” was inspired by the signs of hope coming out of these challenging times.“Watching the world fall apart has been very surreal, but there seems to be this silver lining of people reconnecting, reaching out to each other with support. I was especially proud to be an Australian during this time. I don’t think things will ever go back to normal, but hopefully we can come out of this with a new, improved normal.”The album will be released as a series of singles with the first release, In The Deep End out May 15th, pre-order HEREBIO JVMIEAs an artist and songwriter JVMIE has performed all over the world and released music with Grammy Award winning producers and Dj’s. Her music has topped the US Billboard Year End, Club and Streaming Charts, the Aria Club Charts and she’s been featured on top Spotify playlists and had the featured song on both Apple Music and iTunes.Proudly born and raised on Australia’s Gold Coast, JVMIE is the brainchild of singer/songwriter/artist Jamie Lee Wilson. Aside from her dance releases, her music features in film and television and in 2020 JVMIE is set to release an album on A List Music distributed by Universal Music. Past collaborators include trance legend Darude, house innovators Todd Terry and Ron Carroll and Grammy winners Dave Audé and Stonebridge.BIO Lionel CohenProlific Los Angeles-based New Yorker lionel Cohen has been insatiably producing music for almost thirty years.He has produced countless indie artists, scored several theatrically released films, and has commercially released almost 200 albums of original music.lionel has scored numerous films, including "First We Take Brooklyn", a gangster film starring Harvey Keitel and AnnaLynne McCord, "Mob Town", the true story of the biggest raid in US history, starring David Arquette, Robert Davi, and Jennifer Esposito, and "Scumbag", which won "Best Comedy" at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival. He's also scored several award-winning documentaries, including "Fire & Water". lionel has recently finished scoring the upcoming film, "Blackjack: The Jackie Ryan Story", starring Michael Rapaport, Ashley Greene, and Brendan Thomas Lee. He has also just released his seventh Spaghetti-Western album, his fifth record of Middle-Eastern Fusion music, and is currently producing several LA-based singer/songwriters as well as finishing up a sophomore album of 80s-influenced pop songs with his Hollywood duo, The Fascinated. MAINSTAR SERVICES OFFER “Coronavirus Cleaning” 2020-05-18T22:54:33Z mainstar-services-offer-coronavirus-cleaning MEDIA RELEASE * MAINSTAR SERVICES OFFER “Coronavirus Cleaning” using Zoono products * Zoono confirmed sanitisers 99.99% effective against COVID-19 in late February Australians are preparing to return to work - and Australian employers are now proactively doing all they possibly can to make work environments safe.As we all adjust to this “new normal”, employers are seeking peace of mind and reassurance that offices are reliably and professionally coronavirus clean.Mainstar Services, based in Revesby, NSW, are offering “Coronavirus Cleaning”, infectious disease and biohazard remediation - including coronavirus disinfection - to deliver the highest professional standards.Mainstar uses Zoono Group Limited (ASX:ZNO) Z-71 Microbe Shield which laboratory tests have confirmed to be 99.99% effective against COVID-19. Products are based on the “Zoono molecule”, a unique antimicrobial molecule that bonds to any surface, creates a protective layer, and kills pathogens including Coronavirus, MERS, N9H2, H1N1, Norovirus, E. Coli, MRSA, Salmonella, as well as mould, fungi and algae. While we are learning about COVID-19, one thing we do know is that it can survive on surfaces for up to nine days. Zoono products have been successfully tested against a variety of pathogens for up to 30 days on surfaces and 24 hours on hands. Zoono Group Limited is a global biotech company that develops, manufacturers and distributes a suite of scientifically-validated, long-lasting and environmentally-friendly antimicrobial solutions. Zoono produces sprays, wipes and foams suited for skin care, surface sanitisers, and mould remediation treatments. Zoono is used on London Underground, mainline trains in the UK and Germany, and fogging services are being used in many country’s airports (India, China, Hong Kong). Zoono shares have soared recently as it continues to successfully test its products against Coronavirus. Mainstar Services offer a team of dedicated coronavirus cleaners who come into office spaces fully protected by PPE, wearing Hazguard suits, double-filter respiratory masks, sealed goggles and gloves, as standard. Mainstars offers the very best state-of-the-art equipment and expert staff who are trained in “Coronavirus Cleaning” procedures. The team is offering peace of mind to employers who want to assure their employees they will be returning to a clean space, which has been well and truly disinfected. Professional cleaners focus on high traffic areas and all touch points (such as desks, meeting rooms, door handles, switches, photocopiers as well as kitchens and bathrooms). The team is armed with foggers, which spray the mist throughout a room. Mainstar offers:* Cleaning Services * Post Construction Cleans * Industrial Pressure Washing * Graffiti Removal * Pest Control * Hygiene Services * Waste Management * Window & Facade Cleaning * Painting & Line Marking * Carpet Shampooing * Traffic Control * Computer Room Floor Cleaning * Handyman Services * Basic Security Services * Basic Facility Management Read more information about Mainstar Services on the website:http://www.mainstarservices.com.au * Zoono confirmed sanitisers 99.99% effective against COVID-19 in late February.MAINSTAR have completed "Coronavirus Cleans" on infected buildings in NSW. For interviews/quotes/article suggestions, please contact:media@cindication.com MENTAL HEALTH: Jodie Myintoo launches COVID-19 Mind Muscles’ 7-week program 2020-04-28T01:06:30Z mental-health-jodie-myintoo-launches-covid-19-mind-muscles-7-week-program HIDDEN CITY OF ALCHEMY UNCOVERED 2020-03-03T01:08:32Z hidden-city-of-alchemy-uncovered “From the very beginning, the author draws the reader in and never lets go until the ultimate conclusion and satisfying denouement.” - Greg Alldredge, author of the Helena Brandywine series. “I was taken out of my seat from the first page, and I came back to my world delightfully impacted by her craft and imagination. If there are more Hidden Cities to be explored, sign me up!” - G. Russell Gaynor, International best-selling novelist and screenwriter The epic tale of a heroine with an odd nose (a hereditary defect from her father’s side) is gathering steam as the Australian cover reveal for Hidden City of Alchemy is released. They say not to judge a book by its cover, but let's get real: Who among us hasn't picked up a book from a store shelf simply because a great cover and title caught your eye? Steampunk author Melissa Coleman said Balboa Press assisted with designing the cover after she choose two feature images. “Hidden City of Alchemy is a tale of alchemic science, unique automatons, betrayal and a secret society and the cover depicts that perfectly,” Melissa said. “The launch date for the novel will be made known very soon.” “In fact, sooner than anticipated because the production process is moving along considerably faster than I thought it would. So, the launch date will be this month, March!” she said. The 5-star Readers Favourite award holder published her first Steampunk anthology - A Confabulated Compendium of Anecdotes - in 2017. "I'm excited about the cover because it depicts all the different aspects connected in the story. The image literally does speak a thousand words!" Melissa is a freelance journalist, a bibliophile, and a karaoke champion, although her pet Maremma would beg to differ. Through her books she provides a glimpse into her imagination, unfettered by the laws of logic and probability, a most anomalous wordsmith. She loves to transport readers to a time when zeppelins and automatons are considered the norm and where heroes with retrofuturistic gadgets monopolise the page. HIDDEN CITY OF ALCHEMY Set in London and Paris in 1925, smart and somewhat defiant Elizabeth Peters discovers a dangerous family secret in a hidden diary after her mother is kidnapped by German spies. She is sent on a whirlwind adventure from London to Paris while learning the shocking truth about her ancestor and about a chemical which could destroy humankind, if it should fall into the wrong hands. If you would like to interview Melissa Coleman, please contact her on mobile: 0409 002 088 or via email: hemingway.bythesea@gmail.com FREE PREVIEW – HIDDEN CITY OF ALCHEMY BY MELISSA H COLEMAN The hail of gunfire from the motor-wagon increased, smashing one of the lanterns and spilling kerosene down one side. Lizzie fired again, pulling the trigger until no bullets remained inside the gun and the hammer clicked against the firing pin. With more gunfire from the vehicle behind, an errant spark from a ricocheting bullet caused the liquid to ignite. Flames roared up the side and she flinched back, almost losing her grip on a swearing Albert. He turned towards her. “We have to jump.” Is he mad? Jump where? Seeing her hesitation, Albert stood up on the driving board, putting one booted foot on the wooden dash. Before she realised his intention, he gathered her towards him, lifting her easily with one strong arm. She found herself clutched to his broad chest with her arms around his neck. With a grunt he leapt, and in that weightless moment her heart rose with his momentum, threatening to beat out of her chest. They landed square on the back of one of the fire-panicked horses. His arms around her, he gathered the excess rein in one hand and reached between their bodies. Despite the danger, or perhaps because of it, even the back of his gloved hand across her corset sent electric tingles through her as he pulled out a wickedly sharp knife. She moved with him as he leant forward to cut the traces and free the horses from their confinement. As the horses leapt away, she gripped the gun tightly, making sure it would not fall. She wanted to reload, as she heard the motor-wagon in pursuit behind the flaming clarence. How would they survive this? The burning carriage rolled out of control behind them, jounced wildly, the remaining reins tangled in the front wheels. With a jerk the burning clarence pitched end over end, smashing into the cobblestones with a thunderous crash. The horses, now freed, whinnied in fear and raced forward. Clutched against Albert’s chest, Lizzie heard the motor-wagon slam into the carriage and swerve into a wall. FOR MORE: If you would like more information, please contact Cindy Rochstein – 0437 094 049. For more on Cindication, email: cindy@cindication.com / www.cindication.com -ends- Gold Coast Artist to the Stars Tracie Eaton announced likely recipients for her exclusive Oscars 2020 artwork 2020-01-15T00:48:30Z gold-coast-artist-to-the-stars-tracie-eaton-announced-likely-recipients-for-her-exclusive-oscars-2020-artwork-1 Gold Coast Artist, Tracie Eaton’s brush with Hollywood celebrities continues as the Oscars 2020 announce the nominees for each category this week. Ms Eaton spoke with Cindication as she prepared to board a plane headed to Los Angeles for an interview on Dawns Corner, a well-known TV channel which showcases exclusive products.   Ms Eaton said she was thrilled to be exposing her artwork in such a unique way.   “It excites me that talent such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron are in the running to receive my artwork and as an artist, it’s fantastic to see that internationally people are interested in a celebration of artists doing what they love,” Ms Eaton said.   “The Oscars is such a prestigious recognition of talent in the acting sphere, and I am overjoyed to be involved in helping to celebrate the success of the talent that has been nominated by gifting my artwork.”   “My artwork is being delivered to their personal homes, so this is a very exclusive gift to the nominees involved,” she said.  The Oscar nominees and likely recipients of the 20 gift bags showcasing Ms Eaton’s customised artwork in miniature are:     Lead Actor: Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Adam Driver, Marriage Story Joaquin Phoenix, Joker   Lead Actress: Cynthia Erivo, Harriet Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story Charlize Theron, Bombshell Renee Zellweger, Judy   Supporting Actor: Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes Al Pacino, The Irishman Joe Pesci, The Irishman Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood   Supporting Actress: Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell Laura Dern, Marriage Story Florence Pugh, Little Women Margot Robbie, Bombshell   Director: Martin Scorsese, The Irishman Sam Mendes, 1917 Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood     Ms Eaton said she wanted to personally congratulate and support the only Australian nominated.    “Margot Robbie is a talented Queenslander and she deserves to be acknowledged for her ongoing work.”   Margot Robbie’s on screen presence in Bombshell earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. In 2019, the Queensland beauty received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture, Screens Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a supporting Role and she won the AACTA Award for the Best Actress in a Supporting Roles for co-starring in Bombshell. But it was Martin Scorses’s epic 2013 movie the Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, that provided Robbie with her Hollywood breakthrough.   Forty-five-year-old DiCaprio has scored his sixth acting Oscar nomination for his lead role in Quentin Taratino’s film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.   Ms Eaton said she chose DiCaprio for two reasons. “The commitment Leonardo DiCaprio has in raising awareness and action in climate change issues is admirable especially with his recent donation to Australia’s bushfire catastrophe,” Ms Eaton said.   “And the second reason is that he is incredibly talented and I wanted to recognise this by way of a gift.”   “The recent Golden Globes created a wonderful platform to highlight artists and world issues. The bushfires we are experiencing were mentioned many times and I’m sure the Oscars will be the same. The issues of climate change need to be addressed, not swept under the carpet,” she said. Ms Eatons original paintings are highly sought after around the world and the buzz surrounding the Oscars is infectious. “People feel for a moment like they are part of the elegance of the event.”    If you would like more information, please contact Melissa Coleman - 0409 002 088 or Cindy Rochstein – 0437 094 049. For more on Cindication, email: cindy@cindication.com / www.cindication.com                                                             -ends- WE HAVE A GOALCAST SPEAKER AMONGST US! 2019-12-19T06:01:57Z we-have-a-goalcast-speaker-amongst-us PRESS RELEASE Media Contacts: Cindy Rochstein, Cindication PR 0437 094 049 / cindy@cindication.com / www.cindication.com Melissa Coleman, Cindication PR 0409 002 088 / melissa@cindication.com / www.cindication.com For Immediate Release 19 December 2019 WE HAVE A GOALCAST SPEAKER AMONGST US! If you don’t know who Goalcast is, they are the premiere international organization that selects the top speeches on the planet to promote purely to benefit the world, and now they want Dion Jensen’s speech: ‘Make Peace With The Mirror’ out in time for Christmas. Cindication previously announced international promotion rights for global sensation, Dion Jensen - Inspirational Speaker, Corporate Trainer and Clinically Endorsed Author, in a collaborative joint venture based upon a shared world vision. Due to the massive interest in Goalcast wanting Dion’s speech, and speaking engagement requests coming thick and fast for 2020, Dion has requested that not only is Cindication the global promoter for his message, but also his international booking agency! With Dion due to book out for 2020, this press-release is to give you advance notice that Cindication will only take bookings for Dion from 1 February 2020, to allow him to finish off his last speaking commitments. If you didn’t investigate Dion Jensen when we notified you earlier, or you missed the release; Dion is a dynamic and refreshing solution-focused trail blazer in the mental health/psychosocial and cultural transformation space. A specialist leader and manager, Dion was headhunted to fulfil corporate leadership and management roles, where he showed a unique skill of increasing engagement, productivity and revenue by treating staff as VIP's (Value, Identity, Purpose). He has a proven track record in the corporate arena combined with his frontline experience that includes military, law enforcement and bodyguarding backgrounds, and it was through these avenues Dion was able to provide solutions to issues that others were too scared to tackle, such as mental health, corporate bullying and loss of engagement productivity and revenue. A breath of fresh air with a dynamic and interesting approach, Dion utilises his original content and life experience to inspire, motivate and transform lives through books, speeches, workshops, events and retreats. Known in the marketplace as 'The Confidence Coach' Dion has the unique ability to increase confidence in people, processes and products, starting with the most important component: People. “The greatest power we possess is how we make another human being FEEL” Dion Jensen. Individually Dion helps teach people ‘How to Make Peace with The Mirror’ and organizationally he teaches “How to Increase Engagement, Productivity and Revenue.’ His speciality and why he can work across industries, cultures and countries, is because he understands intrinsically the relationship between people and processes. It is this understanding combined with his own VIP concept, that makes him unique. Dion is often promoted to Multi-National Companies with personnel in Australia and New Zealand for his Mental Health Solutions attitude, where his ‘Solutions not awareness creates change’ approach (shades of Peter Drucker’s ‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast’) has seen him share global stages with other thought-leaders, from All Black’s Leadership, New Zealanders of the Year and Asian Business and Community Leaders. As the author of two clinically endorsed books on mental health, Dion can speak from experience with full credibility and authority, however his delivery style ensures that he connects emotionally, intellectually and authentically with an audience. Dion has written, ‘The VIP of Mental Health’ and ‘The first Good News Book about PTSD’. Not content to ‘just talk about it’, Dion has recently launched a National Mental Health initiative for New Zealand for frontline staff starting with teachers, so he definitely 'walks the talk'. Historically, Dion Jensen and Cindy Rochstein have a strong professional relationship and shared values. As fellow authors and speakers, they presented on stage and on National Radio together in Singapore last year, and Dion was the first International Ambassador for ‘Pencils Community’, Cindy’s social enterprise that sees discarded stationary items, re-bundled, re-purposed and re-distributed to children in need around the world. “We were excited to secure international promotion rights for Dion, but to be involved in the screening and qualifying of prospective speaking clients, shows the level of trust he has in us to only book engagements with organizations with pure motives.” said Cindy Rochstein, Founder of Cindication. Cindication has over 20+ years of experience in PR & Communications and has worked with charities including Suicide Prevention, Education, Sustainability and Humanitarian Charities, Health and Wellness and PTSD. Working with large complex global businesses, Cindication provides media suite services for global and national business professionals as well as advocacy for Humanitarian groups helping them embrace the concept of everyone has a message to share. #SmallPeopleBigVoices. FOR MORE: If you would like to book Dion Jensen to speak, bookings requests will be processed from the 1st of February 2019 through speakers@cindication.com However, if you have an urgent speaking engagement, or interview requirement, Dion has given permission to be contacted at Dion@dionjensen.com (Urgent enquires only please.) Further information about Cindication can be found at www.cindication.com -ends- INDIGENOUS YOUTHS DEADLY DANCE MOVES GO VIRAL 2019-12-02T23:31:35Z indigenous-youths-deadly-dance-moves-go-viral An Indigenous boy from Mount Isa has burnt up the local PCYC Youth Zone dance floor to the delight of onlookers, and the video has gone viral. Despite eleven year-old Anton Sambo and his happy feet being newcomers to the Outback mining town, the welcome he received from PCYC has been warming. Youth Engagement Officer Aimee Sewell said the video has been watched over 87 000 times on various Facebook pages and shared more than 150 times. “We put the music on and off he went. He loves to dance and he learned from watching other people and YouTube,” Officer Sewell said. Since Anton’s deadly dance moves aired he was invited as a special guest to watch the Mount Isa School of Dance end of year concert. “He thoroughly enjoyed it and left even more inspired to dance,” Officer Sewell said. The PCYC Youth Zone opened in September 2019 and runs activities on Wednesday and Thursdays from 4-6pm. “Our aim is to break down barriers and build relationships between young people and Police and we do this by providing positive experiences in a fun and supportive environment.” “It’s a very versatile and safe space,” she said. The Youth Zone offers a range of activities such as box fit circuit, handball, soccer, obstacle courses, basketball and team challenges.” After reading about such a lovely and heartwarming article the crew at Cindication would like to wish everyone a Stress-free and Merry Christmas. Cindication is aware that Christmas can be a tough time of year for families however we also recognise the Police Service and other frontline personnel have a tough job as well.  Founder of Cindication CEO Cindy Rochstein said not many people recognise that those in law enforcement work tirelessly during the holiday season to keep communities safe.  “Cindication is committed to continuing to provide awareness around trauma and PTSD and work towards those looking for solutions with events and a symposium due to be held in 2020,” Ms Rochstein said. READ MORE: INDIGENOUS BOXING SENSATION LEAH REUBEN SETS HER SIGHTS ON HONG KONG FOR MORE: If you would like more information, please contact Melissa Coleman - 0409 002 088 or Cindy Rochstein – 0437 094 049. For more on Cindication, email: cindy@cindication.com / www.cindication.com -ends- Federal Parliament to host HALT ‘Save Your Bacon’ Event 2019-10-15T07:06:31Z federal-parliament-to-host-halt-save-your-bacon-event Victorian grassroots suicide prevention organisation HALT (Hope Assistance Local Tradies) is taking its message all the way to Federal Parliament, with a support and awareness event to be held in the nation’s capital later this month. Founder and CEO of HALT, Jeremy Forbes, will host a ‘Save Your Bacon’ morning tea in Canberra on Thursday 24 October, with the aim of raising awareness around anxiety, depression and suicide among tradespeople. The event will be attended by Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. A strong supporter of HALT, Minister Hunt earlier this year pledged $2 million over 4 years to employ community project workers across Victoria. “Mental health is a matter very close to my heart and preventing suicide in our community is a matter of national importance,” Minister Hunt said. “Enormous progress has been made on destigmatisation, but self-stigma remains a considerable barrier to people seeking help. It’s important all tradies know it’s okay not to feel okay.”More than 3000 Australians lose their lives to suicide each year, with 75 per cent of those being men. One of the major risk factors for suicidality among men is a lack of communication or help-seeking behaviours.HALT’s outreach program amongst tradies encourages blokes to have some “tough conversations” around suicide, as well as to connect tradies with local and national services when they need help.“Our HALT project workers are employed within the community, for the community, to work toward normalising conversations around mental health and suicide,” Forbes said. “It’s important all tradies know there are services at local and national level they are able to utilise when they need help, or if their family members or friends need support.” Event Details: Thursday 24 October, 10.30amEvent Venue: Dame Enid Lyons Alcove, Parliament House, CanberraRSVP to: haltaustralia@gmail.com Media Contact: Jeremy Forbes/ 0409 756 275/ haltaustralia@gmail.com http://halt.org.auhttps://www.ted.com/talks/jeremy_forbes_how_to_start_a_conversation_about_suicide - END - 10 out of 10 for Mental Health 2019-10-03T01:08:26Z 10-out-of-10-for-mental-health "Value, Identity and Purpose; in the mirror, at home, at work and in the world," Dion Jensen writes in his latest book ‘The VIP of Mental Health.’ And Dion knows what he is talking about. He wrote the worlds-first GOOD NEWS book about PTSD...Good news about PTSD? Absolutely. And that sums up our clients at Cindication, they challenge the status quo and offer actual solutions. This Thursday, (10/10) sees World Mental Health Day and the beginning of Mental Health Week (Oct 6-11). Whether they are a global sensation like Dion Jensen, sharing his message as an inspirational author speaker and trainer, or a community superstar like I CAN Network, we have over 30 clients that are offering their advice and services for the upcoming Week. At present there are two main doorways with regards to mental health: 1. The medical model with definitions found from the World Health Organization (W.H.O);2. Whatever definition YOU choose, in order to make sense of your own thoughts, feelings and behaviour. This is an alternate pathway that includes culture, spirituality, energy, nature etc.Our clients offer a third option: a combination of both doorways with their personal stories the most powerful piece. Our authors cover subjects such as PTSD, Suicide Prevention and overcoming trauma and although they are all individual clients, they all have the same shared vision for mental health week: Mental Health is positive.Check out our client page to book any of our people to come and speak, train or just inspire your people and show that you care during mental health week.*Here’s some real-life examples:All of the clients at Cindication express a desire to help improve the lives and mental health of others. As I walk into my clients personal training space, Yowza Wellbeing, there is a picture of Ganesha on the wall but always present is the rat - to remind us all that we all have challenges in our beauty to overcome. They view health in a holistic way and not just one component (such as physical training) in isolation to the others. They are active in public speaking and community involvement, running popular programs such as surfing groups for men and women (for physical and emotional health) and regularly participate in local events for suicide prevention and mental health.The ever present and passionate tradie, Jeremy Forbes, turned charity HALT (Hope Assistance Local Tradies) Founder, traverses his way across the country talking about how to have the real conversations about suicide with a focus on tradies, farmers and miners. "Are you okay mate?" one may enquire, but when the answer is "NO", what do you say next? He famously talks about this in his TED Talk - "How to start a conversation about suicide" and how one can help our much-valued members of the community. Then you have PALC (Progress Ahead Life Coaching) that is led by Kym Turale with over 30-years-experience in emergency services undertaking front line and welfare capacity positions. After all, who looks after the ones that look after us? Kym, spends his spare time working with clients, particularly young men helping them to realign their mindset and life perspective after a number of challenges early on in life. "There is a huge gap between the expectation of young men when they finish school and then enter into the work force, and we are seeing significant mental health issues in this space as a result," said Kym. However, these aren't his only clients, he regularly sees a discord of women also who are feeling the challenges of finding confidence under a plethora of circumstances.Community Superstars like I CAN Network - helping thousands of youth on the Autism Spectrum being mentored and gain confidence to have the positive mindset of "I CAN" offering career pathways for organisations such as ANZ with their inclusion 'Spectrum Program'.Parents Beyond BreakUp are a specialised suicide prevention charity, each year helping thousands of parents deal with the trauma of separation; a major cause of suicide in Australia. They focus on separating men in particular, as they make up one of the largest definable groups who take their lives each year. Their ethos that every child deserves the best possible start in life, so that involves keeping separated dads alive and in their kids lives. Mums too. Cindication's charity, Pencils Community has long worked in the space of community and mental health, developing the concept that it isn't just about the disadvantaged or impoverished children on the other end receiving pencils. It’s also the person giving them, with the 'act of giving going both ways'. Many programs have arisen from this space, some involving solution pathways for frontline personnel suffering PTSD. Oh, and here is a gift: Global Sensation Dion Jensen has both his clinically endorsed books available as eBooks for FREE. Contact Cindication to get your copy.*FOR MORE:If you would like to interview any of our clients please contact Cindy Rochstein – 0437 094 049 or Melissa Coleman - 0409 002 088 or for more on Cindication, email: cindy@cindication.com / www.cindication.comCindication has over 20+ years of experience in PR & Communications and has worked with charities including Suicide Prevention, Education, Sustainability and Humanitarian Charities, Health and Wellness and PTSD. Working with large complex global businesses, Cindication provides media suite services for global and national business professionals as well as advocacy for Humanitarian groups helping them embrace the concept of everyone has a message to share. #SmallPeopleBigVoices.-ends- CINDICATION SECURES GLOBAL SENSATION, DION JENSEN 2019-09-26T07:14:55Z cindication-secures-global-sensation-dion-jensen-2 PRESS RELEASE Media Contacts: Cindy Rochstein, Cindication PR0437 094 049 / cindy@cindication.com / www.cindication.comMelissa Coleman, Cindication PR0409 002 088 / melissa@cindication.com / www.cindication.com For Immediate Release 26 September 2019 Cindication is thrilled to announce international promotion rights for global sensation, Dion Jensen - Inspirational Speaker, Corporate Trainer and Clinically Endorsed Author, in a collaborative joint venture based upon a shared world vision.Dion is a dynamic and refreshing solution-focused trail blazer in the psychosocial and cultural transformation space. A specialist leader and manager, Dion was headhunted to fulfil corporate leadership and management roles, where he showed a unique skill of increasing engagement, productivity and revenue by treating staff as VIP's (Value, Identity, Purpose).He has a proven track record in the corporate arena combined with his frontline experience that includes military, law enforcement and bodyguarding backgrounds, and it was through these avenues Dion was able to provide solutions to issues that others were too scared to tackle, such as mental health, corporate bullying and loss of engagement productivity and revenue.A breath of fresh air with a dynamic and interesting approach, Dion utilises his original content and life experience to inspire, motivate and transform lives through books, speeches, workshops, events and retreats. Known in the marketplace as 'The Confidence Coach' Dion has the unique ability to increase confidence in people, processes and products, starting with the most important component: People.“The greatest power we possess is how we make another human being FEEL” Dion Jensen.Individually Dion helps teach people ‘How to Make Peace with The Mirror’ and organizationally he teaches “How to Increase Engagement, Productivity and Revenue.’ His speciality and why he can work across industries, cultures and countries, is because he understands intrinsically the relationship between people and processes. It is this understanding combined with his own VIP concept, that makes him unique.A global agreement between the two power houses allows more individuals and organizations the opportunity to access tangible solutions and has both Dion Jensen and Cindication extremely excited to outline several future endeavours together.The first being promoting Dion to Multi-National Companies with personnel in Australian and New Zealand for Mental Health week beginning 3 October 2019, where his ‘Solutions not awareness creates change’ approach (shades of Peter Drucker’s ‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast’) has seen him share global stages with other thought-leaders, from All Black’s Leadership, New Zealanders of the Year and Asian Business and Community Leaders.As the author of two clinically endorsed books on mental health, Dion can speak from experience with full credibility and authority, however his delivery style ensures that he connects emotionally, intellectually and authentically with an audience. Dion has written, ‘The VIP of Mental Health’ and ‘The first Good News Book about PTSD’.Not content to ‘just talk about it’, Dion has recently launched a National Mental Health initiative for New Zealand for frontline staff starting with teachers, so he definitely 'walks the talk'.Not resting on their laurels, following Mental Health week, Dion Jensen and Cindication will launch their first product collaboration, ‘idea2eBook’, the beginning of a solutions map designed to teach people how to walk the path that Dion has already walked. From books, to speeches and workshops, to events and retreats, ‘idea2ebook’ will be the first stage of helping people to ‘set their stories free’ into the marketplace. Historically, Dion Jensen and Cindy Rochstein have a strong professional relationship and shared values. As fellow authors and speakers, they presented on stage and on National Radio together in Singapore last year, and Dion was the first International Ambassador for ‘Pencils Community’, Cindy’s social enterprise that sees discarded stationary items, re-bundled, re-purposed and re-distributed to children in need around the world. “With an already existing large national presence, it’s exciting to watch as Cindication continues to grow and expand, serving the needs of not only local clients, but by joining forces with those already in the global marketplace. The addition of a global sensation like Dion Jensen, someone with worldwide appeal and a humanitarian focus, further demonstrates our ability to not only run in our own lane, but to hand-pick those clients that share our values.” said Cindy Rochstein, Founder of Cindication. Cindication has over 20+ years of experience in PR & Communications and has worked with charities including Suicide Prevention, Education, Sustainability and Humanitarian Charities, Health and Wellness and PTSD. Working with large complex global businesses, Cindication provides media suite services for global and national business professionals as well as advocacy for Humanitarian groups helping them embrace the concept of everyone has a message to share. #SmallPeopleBigVoices. FOR MORE:If you would like to interview Dion Jensen, please contact Cindy Rochstein – 0437 094 049 or Melissa Coleman - 0409 002 088 or for more on Cindication, email: cindy@cindication.com / www.cindication.com -ends- CINDICATION SECURES GLOBAL SENSATION, DION JENSEN 2019-09-26T06:09:16Z cindication-secures-global-sensation-dion-jensen PRESS RELEASE Media Contacts: Cindy Rochstein, Cindication PR0437 094 049 / cindy@cindication.com / www.cindication.comMelissa Coleman, Cindication PR0409 002 088 / melissa@cindication.com / www.cindication.com For Immediate Release 26 September 2019 Cindication is thrilled to announce international promotion rights for global sensation, Dion Jensen - Inspirational Speaker, Corporate Trainer and Clinically Endorsed Author, in a collaborative joint venture based upon a shared world vision.Dion is a dynamic and refreshing solution-focused trail blazer in the psychosocial and cultural transformation space. A specialist leader and manager, Dion was headhunted to fulfil corporate leadership and management roles, where he showed a unique skill of increasing engagement, productivity and revenue by treating staff as VIP's (Value, Identity, Purpose).He has a proven track record in the corporate arena combined with his frontline experience that includes military, law enforcement and bodyguarding backgrounds, and it was through these avenues Dion was able to provide solutions to issues that others were too scared to tackle, such as mental health, corporate bullying and loss of engagement productivity and revenue.A breath of fresh air with a dynamic and interesting approach, Dion utilises his original content and life experience to inspire, motivate and transform lives through books, speeches, workshops, events and retreats. Known in the marketplace as 'The Confidence Coach' Dion has the unique ability to increase confidence in people, processes and products, starting with the most important component: People.“The greatest power we possess is how we make another human being FEEL” Dion Jensen.Individually Dion helps teach people ‘How to Make Peace with The Mirror’ and organizationally he teaches “How to Increase Engagement, Productivity and Revenue.’ His speciality and why he can work across industries, cultures and countries, is because he understands intrinsically the relationship between people and processes. It is this understanding combined with his own VIP concept, that makes him unique.A global agreement between the two power houses allows more individuals and organizations the opportunity to access tangible solutions and has both Dion Jensen and Cindication extremely excited to outline several future endeavours together.The first being promoting Dion to Multi-National Companies with personnel in Australian and New Zealand for Mental Health week beginning 3 October 2019, where his ‘Solutions not awareness creates change’ approach (shades of Peter Drucker’s ‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast’) has seen him share global stages with other thought-leaders, from All Black’s Leadership, New Zealanders of the Year and Asian Business and Community Leaders.As the author of two clinically endorsed books on mental health, Dion can speak from experience with full credibility and authority, however his delivery style ensures that he connects emotionally, intellectually and authentically with an audience. Dion has written, ‘The VIP of Mental Health’ and ‘The first Good News Book about PTSD’.Not content to ‘just talk about it’, Dion has recently launched a National Mental Health initiative for New Zealand for frontline staff starting with teachers, so he definitely 'walks the talk'.Not resting on their laurels, following Mental Health week, Dion Jensen and Cindication will launch their first product collaboration, ‘idea2eBook’, the beginning of a solutions map designed to teach people how to walk the path that Dion has already walked. From books, to speeches and workshops, to events and retreats, ‘idea2ebook’ will be the first stage of helping people to ‘set their stories free’ into the marketplace. Historically, Dion Jensen and Cindy Rochstein have a strong professional relationship and shared values. As fellow authors and speakers, they presented on stage and on National Radio together in Singapore last year, and Dion was the first International Ambassador for ‘Pencils Community’, Cindy’s social enterprise that sees discarded stationary items, re-bundled, re-purposed and re-distributed to children in need around the world. “With an already existing large national presence, it’s exciting to watch as Cindication continues to grow and expand, serving the needs of not only local clients, but by joining forces with those already in the global marketplace. The addition of a global sensation like Dion Jensen, someone with worldwide appeal and a humanitarian focus, further demonstrates our ability to not only run in our own lane, but to hand-pick those clients that share our values.” said Cindy Rochstein, Founder of Cindication. Cindication has over 20+ years of experience in PR & Communications and has worked with charities including Suicide Prevention, Education, Sustainability and Humanitarian Charities, Health and Wellness and PTSD. Working with large complex global businesses, Cindication provides media suite services for global and national business professionals as well as advocacy for Humanitarian groups helping them embrace the concept of everyone has a message to share. #SmallPeopleBigVoices. FOR MORE:If you would like to interview Dion Jensen, please contact Cindy Rochstein – 0437 094 049 or Melissa Coleman - 0409 002 088 or for more on Cindication, email: cindy@cindication.com / www.cindication.com -ends- ‘AWETISM’ EXPO CHANNELS POSITIVE ‘I CAN’ ATTITUDE 2019-09-10T20:55:34Z awetism-expo-channels-positive-i-can-attitude For Immediate Release 11 September 2019 ‘AWETISM’ EXPO CHANNELS POSITIVE ‘I CAN’ ATTITUDE Chris Varney, Founder of the I CAN Network, has come a long way from when a mum named Lisa spoke to him about her disruptive child which the world had outcast as the “weird one” and she had been labelled the “bad parent”. Her child was seen by many psychiatrists until one day they approached Lisa and said to her, “We are sorry to say that everything you find fascinating about your child is actually a problem.” “Everything you thought you were doing right with your parenting, you’re actually doing wrong,” they informed her. “Your child has Autism and he will be socially inept, obsessive and have anxiety.” However, Chris Varney believes that people need to rethink Autism because Lisa did get it right. Lisa was his mother. Chris’ story is famously presented in his 2013 TEDx Talk, ‘Autism: How my Unstoppable Mother proved the experts wrong’. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1HQKB2txgY) Chris, now 32 years-old, lives on the Autism Spectrum every day because he grew up with Asperger’s. At the tender age of 16, he began advocating for children's rights and that year he became the Youth Ambassador for World Vision. “When someone channels their Autistic traits into a specific focus area, that’s when what they thought was a negative, becomes a positive,” Chris said. He went on to become National Co-Director of World Vision's youth movement and later, the 2009 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations. As Youth Representative he put together a book, Dear Kevin which helped catalyse many practical outcomes for vulnerable children and youth. He received the 2011 Monash University Student Alumni Award, the 2012 National Award for Youth in Advancing the Legal Rights and Interests of Children and Young People, the 2012 Future Justice Medal and the 2014 Monash Vice-Chancellor’s Social Inclusion Award. However, in 2013 on completion of his Law Degree, Chris had a vision. He wanted to see every child and young person on the Autism Spectrum say 'I CAN' to life's opportunities. So, he created a network and became the CEO (Chief Enabling Officer) that we know today, as the I CAN Network. Now, in 2019 the I CAN Network is Australia’s largest Autistic-led organisation which currently employs more than 30 Autistic adults. The organisation mentors over 1500 Autistic youth and through mentoring programs, partnerships, education and advocacy work in 90 primary and secondary schools across Victoria and Queensland. I CAN works closely with The Department of Education (Victoria and Queensland) and The Department of Health and Human Services Victoria. “Currently we're based in Melbourne, Australia, with hopes to expand in years to come,” Chris said. This Friday, 13 September 2019, the I CAN Network’s AWETISM Expo will be held at Docklands (Melbourne) celebrating the inclusion of Autistic secondary students and Autistic adult employers from major sponsor ANZ’s Spectrum Program. The I CAN Network plays a pivotal role in continuing to build the capacity of employers to hire, retain and develop Autistic people in their careers. This ‘AWETISM Expo’ gives students a chance to exhibit, present and see career pathways unfold. The I CAN Network’s AWETISM Expo became an annual event in 2015. “The Expo is an event where students put the ‘AWE’ in Awetism!” Last year the I CAN Network’s AWETISM Expo attracted more than 200 guests growing in statue this year to well over 300 attendees this year. The Expo is a safe space for Autistic students to make new friends and meet like-minded people and it is also a place for educational professionals, family and friends to experience truly unique innovation to support young Australian Autistics. This year we see 100+ Autistic students attending with over 20 Victorian schools represented.  Since 2017, AWETISM has been sponsored and hosted by ANZ Bank. ANZ’s strategy with its sponsorship is to showcase its ‘Spectrum Program’, an internal program to actively employ Autistic people in ANZ, to Autistic high school students. 2019 sees the Expo upscale with the inclusion of DXC Technology and Specialisterne with support from the Department of Health and Human Services.    EVENT DETAILS: I CAN Network AWETISM Expo 2019 - ‘Where Autistic students put the AWE in Awetism’, ANZ Bank Docklands, 833 Collins St Docklands, Victoria from 9.30AM - 2.30PM. If you would like to interview Chris Varney or attend the I CAN Network’s AWETISM Expo please contact him on - 0432 405 384. -ends- For more: https://www.icannetwork.com.au/ YOUNG WOMAN SAYS I CAN TO HER SUPERPOWER 2019-09-10T20:49:08Z young-woman-says-i-can-to-her-superpower For Immediate Release 11 September 2019 YOUNG WOMAN SAYS I CAN TO HER SUPERPOWER Caitlin Downie Kempson is one of many Autistic young people who will be exhibiting her superpower to a crowd of over 300 guests at the annual I CAN Network AWETISM Expo 2019. 22-year-old Caitlin’s journey to unlock her superpower began after attending an I CAN Network Camp as a mentee. The more I CAN Camps she attended the more motivated she became and soon she enlisted to become a Mentor, embraced Autism and developed a lasting I CAN attitude. What’s Caitlin’s superpower I hear you ask? It’s being able to help others “blossom”. Caitlin embarked on her advocacy journey more than five years ago, not only transforming herself but also supporting her peers to lead a more empowered and confident existence. “Being a mentor with I CAN has played such a significant part in my life for the past four and a half years. I love working with school groups and at I CAN camps,” Caitlin said. More recently Caitlin has played a key role in trailblazing online mentoring groups for the I CAN Network. The online group mentoring program helps Autistic participants to connect socially while building confidence in a safe, engaging and supportive environment. “Many participants don’t know how to express themselves fully, but they come out of their shell and learn to accept themselves and they begin to blossom.” “I think back to all the issues I had with self-esteem and self-doubt as a teenager and I’m grateful to have a chance to help others navigate their high school years,” she said. Caitlin will address more than 300 guests at the I CAN Network’s AWETISM Expo, the premier event for Autistic students and their schools in Australia.   The I CAN Network’s AWETISM Expo became an annual event since its inauguration in 2015. Last year the event attracted more than 200 guests growing in statue this year to well over 300 attendees. The Expo is a safe space for Autistic students to make new friends and meet like-minded people and it is also a place for educational professionals, family and friends to experience truly unique innovation to support young Australian Autistics. Since 2017, AWETISM has been sponsored and hosted by ANZ Bank. ANZ’s strategy with its sponsorship is to showcase its ‘Spectrum Program’, an internal program to actively employ Autistic people in ANZ, to Autistic high school students. EVENT DETAILS: I CAN Network AWETISM Expo 2019 - ‘Where Autistic students put the AWE in Awetism’, ANZ Bank Docklands, 833 Collins St Docklands, Victoria from 9.30AM - 2.30PM. If you would like to interview Caitlin please contact, I CAN Network Founder Chris Varney - 0432 405 384 -ends-