Join Women of Influence as we celebrate International Women’s Day with a special breakfast event. This year’s theme is #Each for Equal – Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day.
To celebrate International Women’s Day and the new decade, Women of Influence is dedicating 2020 to looking after ourselves first. Our mantra is “We rise by lifting others” although we are consciously aware that before we help others, we must ensure that we are in a good place physically, mentally and professionally.
In 2020 create a new practice of allowing, of trust and of positive action. Through every change and challenge, give yourself time and space.
On Thursday 5th March we will celebrate International Women’s Day with a special breakfast event featuring a panel of experts who will share their knowledge and experience with you.
Introducing our first expert speakers
Dr Karen Coates MD, Dip. Obstetrics, Royal Australian College of Gynaecologists
Dr Karen Coates has been a practicing Women’s Health doctor for over 30 years, with degrees from the University of NSW in Medicine and Surgery, plus post graduate qualifications in Obstetrics, and Nutritional and Environmental Medicine.
Her unique approach to medicine seamlessly integrates natural therapies and alternative health practices with conventional pathways to health.
Part of the team at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat since 2006, she presents on several specialty programs at Gwinganna, leading the way with research into the latest health areas.
She is an advocate for self-responsibility in health, with a gift for explaining difficult health concepts in easy to understand terminology. Karen is regularly quoted in the media, as an international workshop facilitator for organisations such as American Express, AMP, Fitness First, and the Mindd Foundation.
Karen is a published author, and mother of two.
Lisa Spencer - RN, Bach Nursing, AHPRA
Lisa has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years and has witnessed the consumer revolution in health care as it has become more patient centered and patient involved. A desire to step away from the white coat and be informed and involved in their health care, Lisa made a journey through her graduate year into surgical nursing which saw her working specifically with gynaecological cancer patients, travelling with them through diagnosis, surgery, and chemotherapy.
While raising her two girls, Lisa undertook post graduate studies in mental health. She then spent the next 15 years working at psychiatric services at Flinders Medical Centre, in Adelaide. There she worked specifically with people with eating disorders, anxiety disorders, gambling addiction and as a liaison for hospital staff to meet the mental health needs of patients throughout the hospital.
11 years ago Lisa moved from Adelaide to the Gold Coast and began her career as a business owner when she purchased a Laser Clinics Australia franchise. Laser Clinics Australia was and still is a rapidly growing franchise business that specializes in results driven, accessible and affordable cosmetic treatments.
All services and products have a science driven component which was very attractive to Lisa.
She now is the successful owner of LCA Runaway Bay which employs 8 staff and has the highest client satisfaction rating in all of Qld.
Lisa is Mother of two daughters aged 19 and 16.