Our Wisdom Council

Decision making is a fine art. It can make or break any organisation. So, we like to ask lots of questions from people who are wise, who have heaps of experience and who are skilled in their fields. We are a blessed to have such a great group of people come on board to support us!

Prof Ashley Bush

Ashley is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist and the Chief Scientific Officer of the Cooperative Research Centre for Mental Health.  He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Schering-Plough Senior Research Award from the Australian College of Psychiatrists, and in 2011, the Australia Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). He is the most highly cited neuroscientist in Australia over the last 10 years, and in 2014 and 2015 was listed in the Thompson ISI list of The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds. In less busy days he was a stand up comedian, a television screen writer, a composer & musician. He is father of four gorgeous children who keep him grounded.

Dr Elise Bialylew

Elise Bialylew is a doctor, coach and wellness innovator, who has combined her passion for community, with her professional expertise in the field of psychiatry, coaching and mindfulness to create a global online mindfulness campaign, Mindful in May. She is a student and facilitator of mindfulness meditation, having attended retreats and seminars with leading teachers in the field, including Jon Kabat-Zinn. She is passionate about using technology to create conscious communities that can collectively make positive change in the world. Creativity is an integral part of what supports her life. She thrives on making ideas happen and supporting people and organisations in reaching their highest potential.

Sharee Johnson

Sharee is a registered Psychologist and full member of the Australian Psychological Society.  She is also a Human Resources consultant. Sharee’s interests are in Organisational, Health and Counselling Psychology.  She is the mother of three lovely teenagers who keep her on her toes.  She has worked with government departments including DHS and VicRoads, in the public private sector with electricity and water companies, in private sector including the gas and oil industry, recreation industry and many others and in the not for profit sector through Uniting Care.  

Sharee lives in Gippsland and runs her private practice across Gippsland and Melbourne working as executive coach, wellness coach, consultant  and therapist.  Mindfulness is at the heart of all of Sharee’s work, she is accredited with global company the Potential Project working with organisations to build a mindfulness culture and with the Leadership Circle.  All of Sharee’s work is about growing personal awareness so that personal choice is an active experience in people’s lives, the key to experiencing wellness.  Sharee is also the founder of Good Practice Good Health Inc., a not for profit organisation established to build better communication between patients and their families and health professionals.  Sharee aims to engender a sense of purpose and a feeling of hope with those she meets.  

Bruce Joy

Bruce Joy is co-founder of the Wellschool. He is a inspiring innovator and entrepreneur who helps others benefit from new technologies that add value and agility. His interests include technology, trends and a smarter, healthier world. He is the founder and CEO of Vastpark who create software, web development, 2D and 3D design, video production, project management, consulting and friendly support services. They work on projects that can make a difference in people’s lives. He is also Chief Technology Officer at Clinicion a team of entrepreneurs, technologists and designers with a passion for improving healthcare and a state-of-the-art purpose-built system to help you reach health goals more quickly and with less risk. Bruce’s background is in the convergent space of media, technology and virtual worlds that led the creation of VastPark.