I am so delighted to be named winner of the Regional Trailblazer category of the TafeSA honours Awards which was presented to me at Government House by the Honourable Governor Frances Adamson. We enjoyed a very classy and exciting night complete with selfies with Governor Frances Adamson and the Minister for Education John Gardiner and one of the Judges Mr Brenz! I was, of course, well supported by Wayne and we had an amazing evening meeting some amazing people and having a guided tour of Government house from Her Excellency's husband. I am fill with gratitude for Gods favour!

This was the bio for the presentation: “Belinda is a well-respected Mount Gambier community member, Founder of I-Myself, a personal development program using the concept of ‘self-equity” to grow personal confidence, and being pre-emptive towards bullying issues, Founder of the community capacity building ‘Herself’ Project training community mentors and empowering women affected by domestic violence & disadvantage and has, as a Pastoral Care Worker, also implemented Kimochis Social Emotional Development curriculum across local school communities, helping children recognise and manage their emotions, and develop resilience.

Winner of Regional Trailblazer – 2021 TAFE SA #HonourAwards: Belinda Tilley studied: Resilience and Wellbeing at #TAFESA. Belinda is the Founder and Thought Leader behind much-needed self-empowerment programs 'I-Myself' for youth and 'The Herself Project' for women. As an experienced Wellbeing Coach & Pastoral Care Worker, Belinda recognised the need for such life-changing support programs for vulnerable groups within Mount Gambier and the broader Limestone Coast communities.

My personal experiences were confirmed in my engagement in community & in my school and private practice - sometimes we need another voice, a coach's voice, to help us with our opinion of ourselves. I transferred what I learnt through study, building brand equity for businesses as a brand coach, and from my experience as a life coach to create an accessible neatly packaged program to help others discover, grow and maintain their own self-equity .

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With our start up business only just underway with us still finding our stride it was with great delight and surprise that we received the news of I-Myself's nomination in the South Australian Community Achievement awards.

So November 2018, just 4 months after founding the company we were heading off to Adelaide for I-Myself to presented as a Nominee in the prestigious Flinders University Rural Health SA Regional Achievement Award, by The Hon David Pisoni MP, Minister for Industry and Skills at the 2018 South Australian Community Achievement Awards Presentation Gala held at the Hilton Adelaide on Friday 2nd November.

The Awards were hosted by Jessica Adamson, Weekend News Presenter, Channel 7 and 500 guests gathered from across the State to celebrate South Australia’s high achievers and community contributors.

I-myself was recognised as an innovative program assisting young people to build their self-confidence and sense of purpose, which delivers face-to-face workshops and ultimately on a multi-platform app. The nomination applauded the unique and innovative use of the financial and business concepts that are the foundations of I-myself empowering young people to create a better future.

You never know where your passion and purpose might take you and you're never to old to re-imagine your life and re-design how you deliver your best to the world. My passions have taken me all around the world on adventures the range from investigative documentary making in Hong Kong to documenting miracles in Canada, to undercover journalist in Zimbabwe. They've included leading youth camps and women's development retreats. Leopard crawling across garden lawns to capture family portraits, early morning hikes to capture wild life images and picture perfect scenes of 5 star safari Lodges. And now honoured to be on the stage in Adelaide with a group of innovative passionate world changers.

This nomination is such a wonderful honour and recognition of our thought & training framework & all we hope this program can achieve. I-Myself's purpose trains your ‘Self-Equity’ - that is your self worth, self esteem, self confidence, self belief, self talk and purpose. Using a financial model of self equity it helps to review, balance and exchange assets, liabilities and good will to provide powerful sustainable self equity. Thanks to the support and generosity of all who’ve been part of my journey in presenting this framework which stand on truth from the Bible: “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”

It feels like it a roller coaster ride of surprising moments. Venture Dorm was a way to connect with businesses in the area and offer my services as Creative solutions but then... the idea of this business was born...And then all of a sudden I was a finalist in the New Venture Institute eNVIes 2018. Next almost before I was the founder of I-Myself,

( ) this exciting social enterprise company founded in July 2018.

Despite some major surgery that slowed the growth in October I found myself attending the Mount Gambier Chamber of Commerce outstanding Business Awards 2019 nominated and one of two finalists in the Innovation Category.

The support and interest from the community in my innovative thought framework, coaching and mentoring concept has been overwhelming. It's an idea and business that is constantly evolving and developing and I'm already seeing it change lives.

I've been supported in so many ways by local business owners and some of my clients from my other business such as Toni Vorenas from Metro whose a client, friend and business mentor. I think this is the gift of a small community like Mount Gambier.