ABOUT US

The Wellbeing Connexion

A sacred space that values cross cultural connections.

THE WELLBEING CONNEXION

The Wellbeing Connexion is an education, coaching and consultancy service.

A sacred space that encourages cross cultural connections, collaborations and personal sovereignty. We value education, guidance and mentorship that allows you to come into new knowledge that expands your ways of knowing, being and doing.

We are committed to creating safe space, building community connections and supporting self-healing. We do this through holistic life coaching, delivering workshops, training courses & events and consultancy - grounded in a holistic mindset.

Aboriginal Bush Foods by the Fire

When you’re unlearning & relearning, no matter the topic, you’re expanding into a new level of consciousness that requires you to go inward and deeply reflect.

We offer you the opportunity to do this in a few ways.

Opportunities

  • Cultural Awareness & Truth-Telling: A 7-week Online Immersion 
  • Cultural Awareness & Truth-Telling: A Short Course
  • Find a Guide in our Practitioner Directory
  • Holistic support (Coaching & Consultancy) with Mikaela 
  • Guest workshops & webinars (coming soon in 2022)
  • Retreat Support and Sponsorship (coming soon in 2022)

Yarns & Resources - coming soon

  • Spirituality 
  • Earth Connection 
  • Food & Nutrition 
  • Movement 
  • Culture and more.

WBX is a space that centres you and your lived experience and that centres offerings on access & equity. It’s important to us that everything we offer is accessible to all and we are transparent in saying that offerings are discounted or at no cost for Aboriginal and/Torres Strait Islander individuals and organisations*.

*this applies to public workshops & courses 

Holistic Support  

We aim to embody the Aboriginal definition of health in all of our offerings at WBX. 

We know that this is not only going to serve our community but it will serve everyone. This is the very foundation that is missing from the modern day society that we are all living in. A holistic approach, earth, mind, body, spirit, is essential to reclaiming our sovereignty and regaining power and control over our own lives.

Here at WBX is where evidence based and intuitive guidance meet.

We believe that there should be strong intention & purpose behind the creation of a service or offering and so we carefully curated experiences and teachings that allow you to connect to your wellbeing and to support you to realise your full potential as a human being.

We meet you where you are. 

Women from the Wellbeing Connexion RetreatNative Aboriginal Bush with Yellow Flowers
Mikaela Egan, a proud Muthi Muthi/Gunditjmara

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

that's me! Mikaela Egan

Hey you mob,

I’m Mikaela Egan, a proud Muthi Muthi/Gunditjmara woman on my father's side and a white Australian on my mother's side with heritage that goes back to Scotland, Ireland, Belgium and England. I’m a daughter, sister, aunty, partner and community member. Family is the heart and soul of everything I do and they always come first.

In my working life I am the Founder of The Wellbeing Connexion, Holistic Life Coach, Photographer and Artist. Formerly a Public Health Practitioner that worked in Aboriginal health for 6 years (2015-2021).

I’ve worked in the areas of food & nutrition, health promotion, community development, research and executive management. 

Over the years I have grown to stand strong in grounding Aboriginal ways of knowing, being and doing at the centre of everything I do as an individual or as a team member in an organisation in this sector.

Progressively over the past 6 years I have learnt a lot about how we as individuals operate within a larger system and just how much we are influenced by external agendas, colonial thinking and doing more of the same.

I love working in my community to help create healthier lives for our mob. I believe that we can truly set an example by being the change we wish to see in order to achieve the best outcomes for all people.

My philosophy in life is to create change and evoke healing in our own lives and communities in order to move forward and live our best possible lives with the resources that we have. As a creative person I am able to express myself and my culture through different art forms, teaching, coaching and I am truly blessed to be able to openly share that with not only the Aboriginal community but to all Australians.

Mikaela Egan

Muthi Muthi Woman with Possom Skin

Professional Bio

Mikaela Egan is the Founder of The Wellbeing Connexion (WBX), Holistic Life Coach, Photographer and Artist. Formerly a knowledgeable Public Health Practitioner, spending most of her career in Aboriginal Health gaining experience in the areas of, food and nutrition, health promotion, community development and research. Mikaela ended this chapter of her career in Executive Management in the Aboriginal Health sector.

Mikaela has a strong commitment to Aboriginal Self-Determination, and an in-depth understanding of the social and cultural determinants of health that impact the lives of Aboriginal Victorians and continues to carry this into her consultancy with WBX.

In addition to consultancy, Mikaela is also committed to facilitating brave space that allows you to connect to your wellbeing and to support you to realise your full potential as a sovereign human being. Her philosophy in life is to create change and evoke healing in our own lives and communities in order to move forward and live our best possible lives with the resources that we have. Mikaela offers this holistic support through her work as a Life Coach and Facilitator.

Meaningful change requires commitment and the ability to analyse what is and isn’t working, Mikaela has incredible critical thinking skills that allows her to cut through the noise to find the most effective solutions.

She is committed to breaking ineffective cycles and shifting paradigms in order to move forward effectively – Walking Together.

ABOUT OUR COLLABORATORS

Here at The Wellbeing Connexion we value collaboration and believe it's important to learn from a variety of perspectives. Our collaborators bring the perfect blend of intuitive guidance and evidence based (or scientific) practice to guide you on the journey that feels right for you.

You will notice collaborations in a “pop-up” type way where guests will run workshops and webinars at different times according to what you are needing or what is being requested.

This will be from:
· Health Professionals
· Nutritionists
· Health Coaches
· Life Coaches
· Personal Trainers
· Energy Healers and more

Our commitment is to build and maintain relationships with those who share similar values and have an understanding of the social, cultural, historical and political determinants of health and wellbeing.

Let me introduce you to two incredible women that have supported the journey of The Wellbeing Connexion from its beginnings.

Jacara is a proud Muthi Muthi/ Gunditjmara woman and Wayapa Practitione

Jacara Egan 

Jacara is a proud Muthi Muthi/ Gunditjmara woman and Wayapa Practitioner with over 10 years experience as a Mental Health Social Worker.

Her passion is using Talking and Movement Therapies and modes of practice to walk with people on their healing and well being Journey.

Tracy Hardy

Tracy is a Gamilaroi Sista, freshwater woman, an Accredited Practising Dietitian /Nutritionist and founder of Wattleseed Nutrition & Dietetics. Tracy is also a Wayapa Wuurrk Practitioner and qualified beauty therapist.

Her passion is fusing her knowledge in nutrition sciences and mindful eating; experience in beauty and skin therapies; and learnings on Australian native bush foods and botanicals, traditional knowledges, deep listening and movement practices so to connect people with a holistic and sustainable approach to self-determining their health and wellbeing of mind, body, land and spirit

Tracy is a Gamilaroi Sista, freshwater woman, an Accredited Practising Dietitian /Nutritionist and founder of Wattleseed Nutrition & Dietetics. Tracy is also a Wayapa Wuurrk Practitioner and qualified beauty therapist.

OUR VISION

All people connect, learn and expand into spirited freedom

OUR MISSION

To provide holistic support, education and learning experiences cross culturally. 

VALUES

· Respect
· Access
· Freedom
· Integrity
· Compassion

GUIDING PRINCIPLES 

· Walk together
· Honour knowledge both ancient and new
· Lead by example, teach with purpose
· Self-determining, heart based foundations 

create change evoke healing

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