Every action, thought, and feeling is motivated by an intention, and that intention is a cause that exists as one with an effect… In this most profound way, we are held responsible for every action, thought, and feeling, which is to say, for our every intention.
Gary Zukav, Seat of the Soul.
Annalee is a producer with 20 years experience, speaker, live radio + podcast host, mentor/coach & consultant. She is a co-founder of the nonprofit PBB Media, former National President and NSW State President of Maternity Choices Australia and is a fierce advocate for Women.
Annalee is trained in Coaching and Integrative Nutrition with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition; complementing her nutrition studies through Functional Nutrition training with Andrea Nakayama. She has completed extensive pregnancy, birth and postpartum complimentary training with the following: Dr Sarah J Buckley on Un-disturbing Birth; relationship-based care and a close look at the latest in evidence-based research in maternity with Griffith Uni's online Maternity Care course. She also has a deeper understanding of the role of microbes in overall health including during birth and breastfeeding through further study with the University of Colorado, Boulder with their groundbreaking course Gut Check: Exploring Your Microbiome and Microbirth courses. Annalee has further studied with Anna Watts, founder of Celebration of Birth Doula Academy.
With a continued commitment to ongoing education in the area of childbirth and maternal health, she regularly attends conferences and seminars and takes courses in her areas of interests.
Recent conferences & trainings attended:
In 2017 & 2018, Annalee completed extensive WomanSpeak Leader training with internationally acclaimed public speaking expert KC Baker including two in person intensives in Australia and ongoing online training. Annalee is dedicated to the profound work of bringing Women's Voices and Insight to the forefront of the conversation. She teaches the WomanSpeak Public Speaking and Leadership training to women in her community and online.
Her work with Maternity Choices Australia as a Broadcaster on award winning local radio station 99.9 BayFM, producer and host for the internationally popular Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond radio program and co-founder of PBB Media, a nonprofit community media and journalism organisation have equipped her with further insight into the current themes women and families are facing during these important years. Annalee has been a Maternity Consumer Advocate and Representative in NSW, Australia since 2014. You can see some of her work in this are here, she is the former National President of Maternity Choices Australia and previous NSW State President. Her experience supporting mothers and families is extended by several years of pregnancy support group facilitation. Above all Annalee is a mother of two home and naturally birthed and raised children.
Before training as a Health Coach, Annalee spent several years working as a freelance producer, tour manager in events, music, film & tv with the main purpose of adding positive content; working globally with some of the world's top producers & artists. Find out more about her work as a producer here. Her experience, passion and deeper understanding of the importance of music, the arts, eating together, fostering positive connections, building healthy communities and families informs her work today.
Training as a vegetarian cook at a young age alongside her father in his two restaurants she spent many years cooking delicious healthy food servicing thousands of people. Studying two years of a Health Science combined degree with Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture, her passion for whole being wellness ignited a newfound understanding of health. Annalee opened her first business, Open Table, creating a health conscious Catering & Events company and cooking school, now run by Ronit Robbaz operating out of the beautiful Byron Shire.
Graduating from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2014, Annalee learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques and studied over 100 dietary theories; from Ayurveda, gluten-free and Paleo, to raw, vegan and macrobiotics, Blue Zones and, everything in between.
Through studies at IIN, learning from the world's top health and wellness experts including:
Her education in this area has equipped her with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention.
Working locally and globally, in person and online Annalee provides unique and continuous support as producer, coach and consultant to individuals, groups and organisations. Each session with Annalee, will leave you feeling inspired and motivated.
An ongoing commitment to providing quality information to the public and health care providers on important topics to mothers. Here with Consumer Advocate and PBB Media producer Sally Cusack, Professor Jenny Fenwick, Milli Hill - founder of the Positive Birth Movement, Midwife Sunae Reilly and fellow PBB Media producer Lara Martin.