The Essentialists

The Essentialists

Engage - Educate - Empower - Masterclass of Wellness

About The Essentialists


Shannah Kennedy is a qualified and accredited life strategist, sought after business advisor, keynote speaker, facilitator and best-selling author. She has more than 10 years’ experience working in senior strategic sports marketing roles working on major events and projects with leading sports brands, Olympians and other elite athletes. She saw first hand case after case of corporate/high performance burn out and she herself succumbed to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. After this experience, Shannah established a new coaching business pioneering the application of wellness principles, working with a range of senior executives, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, organisations, teams and individuals wanting to find real balance and purpose in work and life. Shannah’s coaching process and insights challenge conventional values around what it means to be successful, what drives sustained high performance and find true balance. Shannah lives by the ethos: “Stop being a passenger in life, jump into the driver’s seat and take control with calm confidence.”


Lyndall is an author, wellness entrepreneur, qualified and accredited coach, corporate speaker and founder of award-winning Aurora Spa Group. Lyndall brings to her work the “hard yards” of running a thriving business with more than 100 staff, the knowledge gained from creating successful consumer brands and she is recognised as a true wellness trailblazer in Australia for her work at Aurora and previously at Camp Eden where she created individual programs for some of the country’s most stressed out executives. Lyndall has a powerful combination of hands-on business experience and more than two decades working one-on-one and in groups with overworked, overwhelmed and overscheduled people from all walks of life. Lyndall’s clients include global corporate businesses, executives, freelancers, business start-ups and many people in between looking to identify and achieve their vision of success.



“For me, Shannah and Lyndall shone a light on what is ultimately important – my wellbeing. Their presentation was authentic and relatable and forced me to pause, be present and reflect on my priorities. All good presenters leave you with some actionable take aways and Lyndall and Shannah were no exception!”

Sydney Swans Football Club, General Manager, Tom Harley

“Lifeskills and wellness workshops have been run for the team at Sussan for past three years. It is a culture piece for us and the results are measurable in terms of staff happiness, reduction in absenteeism and an increase in loyalty to our brand. We have found that many of our people have taken those practices learnt into both their personal and professional lives, which is turn has helped all of them have greater satisfaction overall.”

Sussan Group CEO, Rebecca Hard.

“The recently run nationwide Masterclass of Wellness for NAB worked very effectively for our financial planning teams. This engaging presentation was well-crafted, thought provoking and exceeded our expectations. The key wellness concepts and ideas you presented are already making a difference in the way our team approach their day. It gave everyone the much needed opportunity to bring wellness to the forefront. Based on the very positive feedback from the attendees re: this session, it has motivated them to re-evaluate how they currently handle multiple demands in an ever-changing environment and to consider new strategies for managing both their own stress personally and professionally. You gain a rapid and positive rapport with your audience, keeping them both focused and interested in the session.”

NAB General Manager, Wealth Division, Paul Fog

“The feedback has been excellent. You really struck the hearts and minds of our team.”

Mondelez, Craig Taylor

“Shannah and Lyndall ran a perfect session using a very thoughtful combination of storytelling, life experience, humour and practical examples to demonstrate how our people can achieve more balance in their working and professional lives. This session brought, our entire sales group together to focus on the teams’ mindfulness, wellness and mental health. It is a must-do for any business wanting the absolute best for their teams.”

SEEK Director of Sales and Service, Matt Sallman

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