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OUR FOUNDER

CHANGE AGENT - REBECCA JAEGER

Bec knew the team she needed & set out to find whom -  she believed would lead with self-preservation.

Bec was not only looking for qualifications - Bec was searching for special individuals who had the ability to bring calm & courage with the intention to connect to our children; first responders & veterans who felt lost - disconnected and sad. Bec is a survivor of suicide. Making attempts on her life between 1997 and 1998 due to a bulging disc from 1988. 2005 was her first operation leaving her with Arachnoiditis - spinal cord injury.

Pain - whether it is physical, mental, emotional or spiritual can be paralysing and Bec knows exactly what is needed to build the human spirit from rebuilding her own life after her attempts on it.

Meet the originals! 

'If you want Mental Toughness in your life - you need to become vulnerable, otherwise we are building on false validations and views which leads to failure.'

Rebecca Jaeger

LIFE ACHIEVEMENTS

3 X NSW STATE SOFTBALL REPRESENTATIVE

3 X AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL SOFTBALL CHAMPION. 1985. 1986. 1988.

3 X PARRAMATTA EELS CHEERLEADER

2 x NTH SYDNEY BEAR CHEERLEADER

1 X BALMAIN TIGERS CHEERLEADER

SPORTS & PERFORMANCE DEGREE SPECIALISING IN MENTAL TOUGHNESS

LIFE COACHING DIPLOMA

SYDNEY OLYMPIC 2000 TORCHBEARER

GREAT KEPPEL ISLAND RESORT

DAYDREAM ISLAND

PORT DOUGLAS SHERATON MIRAGE

SPORTSGIRL

SURVIVOR 

SUICIDE & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

CREATOR.

DREAMER.

DETERMINED.

The Jaegerbomb Files! #truthmatters
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OUR PATRON

THERESE KERR
Therese Kerr

The Phoenix Rising Foundation is thrilled to announce Therese Kerr as our Patron for girls. 

 

Therese is Mum to Miranda and Matthew Kerr, as well as a visionary, a public speaker, an author and an advocate for holistic family health. Therese shares her knowledge, running life-changing empowerment programs and retreats where she engages holistic health and wellness practitioners, healthy chefs and medical doctors for all health aspects.

 

Through "Divine By Therese Kerr" and her Certified Organic personal care line, Therese offers products that complement her daughter, Miranda Kerr’s, KORA Organics Certified Organic skincare range. The intent of the family is to provide certified organic goodness to the world.

 

Since being diagnosed with tumors in her spleen in 2001, Therese believes optimum health is achieved through taking a holistic approach to wellness; ie: creating, then nurturing a physical, emotional and spiritual alignment within the body - and everything she does reflects this approach.

 

  • Therese on FB
  • Therese on Instagram

OUR DIRECTORS

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MICK 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

DETECTIVE SUPERINTENDENT

JUDICIAL & FAMILY VIOLENCE OPERATIONS

ACT POLICING 

AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE

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PROTECTION

Our children, veterans & first responders will feel calm from the protection we will offer. 

Emotionally.

Mentally. 

Physically.

Spiritually. 

RUSSELL WATSON

RUSSELL

DIRECTOR

DEPARTMENT HEAD

RANGER/ENVIRONMENT & LAND

PHOTOGRAPHY COACH

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SECURE 

To heal, one must feel secure - not only in their hearts but in the immediate environment and space. 

DAVID

DAVID

DIRECTOR

DEPARTMENT HEAD OF 

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

JUVENILE JUSTICE

13 YEARS

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DEVELOPING

To develop - we must be open to change. Educating ourselves opens the door to heal. 

COL JAEGER

COL 

DIRECTOR
DEPARTMENT HEAD
ANIMAL SANCTUARY 
HORSE TRAIL / STABLES
QUARTERHORSE BREEDER
NATIONAL CUTTING HORSES 
MY FATHER DIED MARCH 4TH 2022

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HEALING

Every day we witness conflict for growth. The internal struggles will create change - mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. 

By having a relationship with our SELF we start to heal. 

Gary O'Brien

GARY

DIRECTOR

DEPARTMENT HEAD

OF DRIVING SCHOOL

AUTO MECHANIC SCHOOL

GARY O'BRIEN RACING

BENDIGO RETRO MUSCLE CARS

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LEARNING

Mis-takes. Every day we are learning from them. It is how we react which creates the difference. 

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OPEN SPACES

Allows the team to guide our broken veterans; first responders; teenagers and children to a place they have only dreamt about.

SECURITY & FREEDOM

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ACHIEVING.

When we live with trust - we can achieve all that we want. 

If plan A does not work - there is 25 letters in the alphabet - keep going! 

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TAYLA 

FOUNDATION ADVISOR

AUSTRALIAN AIRFORCE

SURVIVOR OF SUICIDE

Cricket Coach

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BRAVE

Brave is being open to change. Releasing the pain.

Not holding onto the ice or anchor that's holding you. 

LINDA CONYARD - THE PHOENIX RISING FOUNDATION

LINDA

DEPARTMENT HEAD
THERAPY
GESTALT THERAPIST
WORKSHOP PRESENTER

 

DAVID MACDONALD

DAVID

FOUNDATION AUDITOR

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BELIEVING

When we are believing - we start creating and nothing can stop us. 

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MARK

FOUNDATION ACCOUNTANT

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MARK

FOUNDATION ADVISOR

PROJECT MANAGER

1988-1991

3RD BATTALION

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT

1991 TO 1994 

10TH INDEPENDENT RIFLE COMPANY

WARFARE CENTRE CANUNGRA

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CREATE

When we live with being creative - we live with creating our thoughts and feelings. 

This is when we create a new life. 

TRAVIS

TRAVIS 

FOUNDATION ADVISOR

BUILDER

SUSTAINABLE BUILDING DESIGN

YURTS

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MELISSA

FOUNDATION ADVISOR

ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER

National Sustainability 

SolarPunk

Development Specialist

Dare to Dream workshop presenter

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ACCEPT

Acceptance of SELF. Acceptance of the past.

Acceptance of what we cannot control. 

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LOUISE

FOUNDATION ADVISOR

CONNECTING TO COUNCIL 

BAS will be guiding the foundation with council approval to build

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LANA

FOUNDATION ADVISOR

CHILD PROTECTION

Children Protection Referral Manager 

Twenty years FACS Child Caseworker

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RESPECT

When we respect our SELF - our behaviour shines and we value life, others, and animals. 

DAVID LIDDIARD

DAVID

FOUNDATION CULTURAL ADVISOR
ABORIGINAL CULTURE CENTRE
GLORY DAYS HOST

NRL Footballer
Parramatta Eels
Manly Warringah
Penrith
Indigenous Youth
Order of Australia

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SUE

FOUNDATION ADVISOR
FOSTER CARE TRAINER
SPOKESPERSON

Foster Carer
Coordinator for the Connecting Carers Program
Order of Australia


 

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NURTURING

 

 

Nurturing the SELF is taking care of it - emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. 

SUE ERBAN

SUE

FOUNDATION ADVISOR

KINSHIP FACILITATOR

SPOKESPERSON

Kinship Carers Australia

Adolescent & Child Mental Health Certificate

Case Management

Edwina

EDDIE

FOUNDATION ADVISOR

NUTRITIONIST & WELLNESS 

Wellness & Health 

Event Manager for Queensland

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GUIDING

When we have guidance - or when we are guided, we trust that we are always learning and being protected, emotionally, mentally and physically.

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ASHLEIGH

FOUNDATION ADVISOR

Homeschool

Education

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SHELL

FOUNDATION ADVISOR & COACH
Softball Workshops

BA Medical Scientist - UTS
Diploma of Botanical Medicine - Herbalism
Former Australian Squad Softballer

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COACHING


Coaching can guide those who are broken into a different world once a strong foundation has been built.
It is all about how we react. 

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RACHEL

FOUNDATION ADVISOR & COACH
Animal Keeper

Environmental Specialist
Softball Coach
Current Australian Softballer
TOKYO OLYMPIC TEAM 2021

Rob Sneddon

ROB

MEDIA
Rob passed in JANUARY 2019.
He was only 47 years old.
Never forgotten.  

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STRENGTH 

When we live with trust - we strengthen our connectedness to self, to others, and most of all - to opportunity. 

CHRIS THOMAS

CHRIS

FOUNDATION FITNESS ADVISOR
FITNESS FIRST 
PERSONAL TRAINER
CAR RACING DRIVER

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TONY

FOUNDATION ADVISOR

Tony Woods has delivered workshops in the past to teenagers about drug use after losing Anna to Ecstacy in 1996.  

 

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FORTITUDE

Living with adversity can be soul-destroying and so it is about how we react to our past and - our present pain.  Being brave and courageous to work through our pain fuels substance and emotional intelligence. 

This is how we heal. 

 

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TONY 

FOUNDATION ADVISOR

CLUB SPERANZA

MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE

ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

Tony Humphrey has been saving suicidal people for over twenty years - including our founder Rebecca Jaeger. 

Tony lost his daughter to suicide.

 

Tony has left us. Passing in his sleep. April 22nd, 2020. He was found in his bed with his laptop. Still fighting for suicide in care.

Tony was 90 years old. 

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