The Own It! programs were created by International Bestselling Author Rod Hairston, a global authority in human potential, leadership, and organizational culture and his team of researchers and experts in psychology, human behavior, and transformational behavior change. This team provides more than 70 combined years of expertise in the fields of social psychology, organizational behavior, and personal development and has impacted more than a million lives worldwide.
Marina Passalaris is the Founder and CEO of Beautiful Minds, Australia's leading provider of mental health, life skills, and mindfulness workshops. Beautiful Minds are in over 935 schools and run 270 workshops and retreats annually. The Founder Marina is a best selling author, a thought leader, a youth and parenting expert and a regular media commentator.
In 2018, she was nominated for Australian of the year and invited to Parliament House to speak on youth issues. In 2017, Beautiful Minds won the Westpac Bank 200 Business for Tomorrow Award, awarded to the top 200 companies in Australia.
Describing herself as a bridge between parents and their teens, Marina works closely with young people and their families, dedicated to helping them achieve happiness through education about vital life skills and most importantly, self-esteem and confidence.