Meet the Team

​Meet the Team

​We both share a strong passion and urge to help others realise and reach their incredible true potential.
Through our own experiences, studies and self directed learning over many years, we can see that people (especially the younger generation)
lack the knowledge to realise they can achieve anything, while also lacking the tools to know how they can make this happen!
We provide them with this knowledge and these tools; in a motivating and inspiring way, all based on educational neuro-science and psychology.


aka 'The Mind-Brain Lady'

​BA, G.Dip.

​"I always knew that my main goal in life was to make a positive difference, especially in the lives of young people.

I am now grateful to be an international motivational presenter and an experienced, qualified Educational Neuro-Science specialist teacher, and an accredited Social-Emotional Learning trainer, with 8 years of mixed-grade classroom teaching experience across Australia.  

I was awarded Year 12 DUX in 2005 with
an ATAR of 97.70 and have since completed two university degrees with Distinction average grades, and have gone on to have an incredibly wide variety of jobs and life experiences.  

I have taught and presented at schools, conferences, homes, events & forums in Australia & NZ.  My goal is to help students reach their true cognitive & social-emotional potential, & make teaching, learning & parenting enjoyable, easier & as effective as possible.

I aim to educate, entertain & inspire young people in
particular, to meet their true potential, achieve their dreams, think outside the box, expand human knowledge and make a positive difference. 

I am passionate about helping young people and being a part of creating
a better world and better society for the next generation, while playing a role in transforming the education system."

Todd Budden

aka 'The Mindful Man'

"I always knew that my main goal in life was to help others, combining my love of public speaking and teaching.
As a result, I am now most grateful to be working in the education field, ​helping to motivate and educate the next generation.

After completing a Diploma of Sound Engineering in 2008, I was offered a role at a Senior College teaching students about music and recording and producing their original performances. Alongside this role I was also offered a position at the Post Secondary College where I studied, running their studio facilities and teaching students aged 15 to 60.

I loved teaching and enjoyed the combination of theory and hands on practical classes. It was a really creative space!

After 5 years in that role I decided to branch out and spent the next 8 years working in the Media Industry, in a variety of sound and video engineering roles, such as Radio Broadcast Engineer for Southern Cross Austereo and Audio Director of Channel 7 Perth.

In these roles, I became very experienced at using multi-media platforms to share knowledge and information in an entertaining and informative manner; skills I now use with The Mind-Brain School & Above & Beyond Education, as an international motivational presenter. 

​Don't forget to take a look at our current courses here.

​To see our face-to-face courses, that we offer to students, parents and teachers at schools and privately, also based on the latest in educational neuro-science, click here.