Our Team
 

Shirley Smith

Nicole Helich

Adriana Villar

Edna McKelvey

Graeme Pont

Eric Rose

Edward Ong

The Radiant Group

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Shirley Smith
Founder and Program Director of The Radiant Group

Shirley is a human behaviour expert, a highly recognised presenter and the author of two best selling books, Set Yourself Free and The Game of Life Playbook. With degrees in philosophy; divinity; a background in psychology and behavioural science, Shirley draws on 20 years experience in human functioning to help people identify and change behaviour patterns which block success and disrupt relationships. A firm believer in getting the most out of life, Shirley coaches people to design life strategies that enrich relationships, ensure success and let them enjoy their lives. Her style is ‘down to earth’ and ‘tell-it-like-it-is’.

Originally from the USA, Shirley was brought to Australia 19 years ago to train psychologists, doctors, counsellors and health professionals in the treatment of co-dependency, addictive behaviour and family of origin issues. Not only is Shirley recognised as one of Australia’s leading specialists in this field, she is also a Certified Trainer and Facilitator in the educational applications of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Generative Learning. In addition, Shirley is a certified hypnotherapist and an accredited Myers Briggs practitioner.

Shirley’s work has been featured in nearly every mainstream Australian publication. As New Woman magazine’s choice of Executive Coach, Shirley wrote a monthly column for their readers and has appeared on a number of television shows, as well as being featured on talkback radio programs Australia-wide.

Shirley is the author of two best selling books, Set Yourself Free and The Game of Life Playbook and now her third – Set Yourself Free in Relationships – Essential Skills to Teach Others How to Treat You.

After moving to Australia in 1989, Shirley became an Australian citizen in 1994, making her home in Sydney’s north shore, with her husband Eric and 14 year old grand-daughter Ashley. She loves new adventures, films, music, the Blue Mountains and spending time with good friends and playing with her little dog “I am not a chihuahua!” Sassy.

Click here for an in depth interview with Shirley Smith. Find out what brought her to Australia to write her bestseller Set Yourself Free – the book that revolutionised the approach to healing from addictions in Australia.

For further information; to book an executive coaching session; enroll in one of The Radiant Group’s Programs, Events or Seminars; or to contact Shirley Smith send an e-mail to: info@theradiantgroup.com.au or 02 9953 7000.

 
   
 

Nicole Helich
Business and Client Relationships Manager, The Radiant Group

Nicole has been working at the Radiant Group since it’s inception in October 2003. She has trained with Shirley Smith as a facilitator, and brings a background in psychology, hospitality and events management to her role at The Radiant Group.

She is passionate about understanding how we tick at a deeper level particularly how blocked feelings and unresolved issues from our formative years can affect our freedom of choice in adult life. Nicole also values the importance of understanding how our personal histories affect the way we interact in the world.

“Being part of an organisation that offers the skills, wisdom and experience of the team at The Radiant Group is a rewarding and satisfying part of my role,” says Nicole,” seeing the positive difference in people’s lives continues to reaffirm my belief in participating in personal development work. Improving relationships, breaking unuseful patterns, and having the courage to live the life we want, in my view, are some of best ways we can model healthy behaviour to our children and future generations. The principles which govern the operations at The Radiant Group directly reflect my personal values of integrity, knowledge, insight and courage.”

Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband and friends; travelling and the arts whilst completing her post-graduate studies in Communications at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Contact Nicole at nicole@theradiantgroup.com.au or 02 9953 7000.

 
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Adriana Villar
Facilitator

Adriana Villar has a background in science, philosophy, psychology, and languages (part BSc Sydney Uni, and BA NSW Uni). Adriana has worked in the finance & insurance industry before applying her passion and skill to her current role as Facilitator and Counsellor with The Radiant Group. Adriana has trained as a facilitator and worked with Shirley Smith PhD for over 3 years. In addition, Adriana has training in hypnotherapy, family systems therapy, coaching, communication skills, group therapy, couples therapy, NLP, and Train-the-Trainer.

She is currently finishing her Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy at the Jansen Newman Institute, Sydney.

Adriana says: I have personally participated in everything I now teach. I’m inspired by people who stand up and ask for help. I’m passionate about achieving healthy & rewarding relationships. Whether that would be with a partner, colleagues, friends, or family. I’m also excited about helping people develop healthy parenting skills. And I enjoy coaching how to express one’s true self. As a mother with a recent career & life change, I feel strongly about supporting people discover their vision, needs & wants. And then helping to create the present and the future, they want to live. I have a wholistic yet practical approach; my approach is to integrate the intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual.”

 
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Edna McKelvey
Facilitator

A graduate of Jansen Newman Institute, Edna joined The Radiant Group as a facilitator in 2006 after completing a 12 month facilitator training/internship with Shirley Smith to expand her skills as a psychotherapist and coach, as well as group facilitation skills. Her therapeutic approach includes several techniques to facilitate personal awareness and change, such as Hypnotherapy, Creative Visualisation, and the Emotional Freedom Technique.

She has a strong belief that once aware of behaviours, beliefs or patterns that may block or stop us in achieving what it is that we wish to achieve, education, skills development and experiential learning is an essential component of change to move forward.

Edna is described by our clients as empathic, challenging yet supportive, educational and inspirational, whilst facilitating necessary process to achieve the goals and outcomes they desire.

Edna was born in Scotland, and now chooses to live in Sydney’s Northern Beaches with her husband Rob. They particularly enjoy their relationships with their adult children, Iain, Amanda and Kate, not to forget their live in companions, Ruby and Angus – The West Highland Terrors – Opps sorry – that’s Terriers.

 
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Graeme Pont
NLP Practitioner. Specialises in Emotional Healing through Body work

Graeme has trained in the field of Neuro Linguistic Programming with Marvin Oka, Philipa Bond, and Cindy Tonkin. He has also worked with Amanda Carr, a gifted practitioner of Emotional Release Bodywork.

What is Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)? NLP is a set of powerful techniques primarily used as an approach to personal development. NLP is based on the idea that mind, body and language interact to create an individual’s perception of the world.

Many people have learned behaviours and patterns in their childhood and adolescence which no longer serve them in adult life. These unuseful behaviours and patterns can be changed by the application of a variety of powerful NLP techniques. In particular the use of Belief Change Work, Timeline Therapy and Modelling. These proven techniques are excellent for creating change in an individual with lasting effects in their life.

Graeme mixes NLP with Emotional Release Body Work because negative belief patterns are held in stored emotions or blocked energy in the body. Emotional Release Bodywork is a gentle massage technique that clears and brings to the surface unhelpful emotions from our childhood and past. The work is a profound way to achieve freedom from stress, hidden anger, abandonment pain and other emotional pain. It is a natural and highly effective way for anyone with emotional blocks or pain to work through and release unhelpful stored emotions.

Click here to read testimonials about Graeme...

 
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Eric Rose
Certified Coach and Facilitator

ericEric Rose is a certified coach, facilitator with The Radiant Group and a Myers Briggs Practitioner, which uses Jung’s theory of psychological types.

Eric works at a deep intuitive level with both men and women, around relationship and life transition issues. He uses the Emotional Freedom Technique which is an introduction into the body's electrical system, using meridian points to facilitate deep and lasting change around trauma and destructive, negative belief patterns.

Eric and Shirley are married and have been partners for ten years. They often work together with couples and families who want healing and intimacy in their relationships. Eric has two grown sons and Lives in Sydney’s North Shore with Shirley, Ashley (granddaughter) and their dog “I am not a chihuahua!” Sassy.

Contact Eric at info@theradiantgroup.com.au or 02 9953 7000.

 
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  Edward Ong
Business Support Manager, The Radiant Group

Edward’s background includes Accounting, Sociology and Information Technology studies and experience. He makes sure the office runs smoothly handling accounts, book-keeping, general admin and office support.
An important part of our team you can contact him at accounts@theradiantgroup.com.au

 
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The Radiant Group

theradiantgroupThe Radiant Group Pty Ltd, publishers of Shirley Smith's best selling title Set Yourself Free, is an organisation that promotes, publishes and provides resources which support people to shine: personally; in relationships; in business and in their careers.

Our Resources
include books, seminars, events, teleclasses, training programs, networks, videos, audios, newsletters and articles.

Our Commitment
is to assist you in discovering and expressing your true self in ways that furnish more happiness; cooperation; love; satisfaction and success in your life.

Our Passion
is to support you to enliven your spirit; enrich your relationships; expand your mind and enjoy your life.

If You:

  • feel restless
  • are in transition
  • want to be free from something in your past
  • want to be supported to be all that you can be
  • are stuck, feeling dissatisfied, or that something is missing and want to move forward
  • need to communicate more effectively
  • want to break free from limiting fears, beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours
  • know you need to make changes that create a more fulfiling life

Then, please contact us.

 
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Our Centre for Healing and Counselling

Our center is located in the heart of Neutral Bay. With it’s discreet outlook, our centre provides a nurturing space to see clients individually and conduct our programs. Parking is available at nearby Coles’ or Woolworths car parks, or meter parking on surrounding streets. For free parking it is necessary to park on residential streets a few blocks to the north of our centre. We are easily accessed by public transport. Express buses run regularly from Wynyard to Neutral Bay Junction (Bus No’s 243, 244, 245, 246,247). There are also direct buses from North Sydney, Chatswood, Manly and the Northern Beaches.

 

Our fully airconditioned seminar space provides room for up to 24 people comfortably. Lectures, group therapy and NLP Timeline Therapy are conducted in these spaces. The room divides into 2 rooms via a fully soundproofed operable wall. This provides extra space to divide a large group into smaller group sizes.

 

 

Our Reception and Reading Room. Our lovely reception room provides a quiet space to relax and read material from our lending library. Packed with resources and a collection of books on recovery, self-help, health management, wellbeing and spiritual practice we invite clients to sit and make use of these resources.

 

 

The Terrace: During our 2 week intensives or 3 day programs it’s nice to know you can relax outside in the privacy of our own shaded and leafy green terrace. On short breaks or during lunchtime, it’s the perfect to get some fresh air, catch some sun and enjoy your lunchbreak. A retreat from the bustle of busy Neutral Bay.

 
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