Work Mind Balance Program


The Geelong Chamber of Commerce is excited to bring you our newest health and wellbeing initiative – the Work, Mind and Balance Program. The program will commence on Monday 23 October and run for five weeks.



Achieve Total Wellness

Small business owners – this program is your key to unlocking that work-life balance.


Learn practical tools to implement in both personal life and business


Improve your health & productivity


Integrating physical activity into your busy schedule

The Program

Commencing Monday 23 October, spanning 5 weeks, our team of expert facilitators will take you through the elements of wellness – physical, social and mental – giving you practical tools to take away and implement in both your personal life and business.
We understand the unique challenges you face, and we’re here to empower you. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the demands of work and home life, but it doesn’t have to be that way.  With our support, you’ll discover how to thrive both personally and professionally, achieving a fulfilling life that aligns with your aspirations.
Embrace the opportunity to take control, prioritize self-care, and achieve the balance you’ve been longing for. Your journey towards a healthier, more balanced life begins here.
  • Monday 23 October – Introduction to the program with facilitators, Kate Meadows from Be More Mindful and Kylie Paatsch from Kylie Paatsch Coaching
  • Tuesday 24 October –
  • Monday 30 October – Nutrition with Allyson Brown from Everheal
  • Friday 10 November – Physical fitness benefits and participate in a class with Colette from The HIIT Factory
  • Monday 20 November – Developing a Mentally Healthy Workplace
  • Friday 1 December – Celebrate the program wins and wrap up learnings

Meet the Team

Kate Meadows – Be More Mindful

Kate is a passionate Workplace Mental Health Consultant.  She has over 20  years’ experience in the education setting as a wellbeing leader and facilitator.  Working as a Wellbeing Leader enabled her extensive experience in developing and presenting a variety of Mental Health early intervention programs. Kate has also worked directly with clients in a counselling and crisis management role to develop an appropriate referral pathway to access professional mental health support. 

Kate is a ‘Master’ Mental Health First Aid Instructor with experience facilitating this highly regarded training course in a variety of corporate settings in both the private and public sector.  Kate has excellent communication skills and works with individuals and organisations as a Workplace Mental Health Consultant to tailor training to suit the specific needs of the workplace.  She engages participants in her training with her friendly personality and depth of knowledge in this field of work.  Her expertise is in developing a mentally healthy workplace, self-care strategies, suicide awareness and the psychosocial risks of work. 

Kylie Paatsch – Kylie Paatsch Coaching

Kylie has over 25 years’ experience in business, leadership, and people development, and is passionate about supporting small businesses, organisations, and leaders to create healthy and connected workplaces where everyone can thrive. 

Kylie is a certified coach, leader, facilitator, professional speaker, and meditation teacher and draws on the concepts of positive psychology, mindfulness, neuroscience and keeping things simple. 

Guest Presenters

Allyson Brown – Everheal


Allyson is the Director at Everheal and creator of the 4-Step LIFE Formula Program – a program specifically designed to fast track your results to eliminate debilitating symptoms of chronic fatigue and brain fog.

In 2005, Allyson was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) during her second year of her PhD as an analytical researcher. She experienced several severe relapses in the first three years after diagnosis and was told that she may be in a wheelchair before her 30th birthday if they couldn’t work out how to settle down the relapses.

In 2018, she hit rock bottom with her health and was crippled by chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety and brain fog that were so severe, that she had to resign from her job as an analyst due to declining health.

Now she is sharing her research findings with others who can benefit from the simple diet and lifestyle changes she discovered, so theytoo can boost their energy again and take back control of their health!

Colette McShane – The HIIT Factory

A fitness enthusiast and entrepreneur, Colette McShane is on a mission to help people achieve their health and fitness goals.   

As the proud founder of The HIIT Factory gyms, she has established a network of 7 locations across Victoria, providing top notch High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) experiences to their members, along with strength training sessions.  All of their workouts are 30 minutes and they believe in training smarter, not longer.

Innovation is at the heart of what she does, and that’s why they livestream all of the workouts from their studios to their members homes, giving them the option of best of both worlds or even allowing them to train with their training buddies and HIIT Factory coaches when on holiday.  In addition to her gym ventures, Colette is also the creator of PT in My Pocket App, a fitness tool designed to bring no equipment workouts to you at the touch of a button.  

Her love for running runs deep, and is not only a lifelong runner but also a certified Personal Trainer and Run Coach. Colette believes that a balanced approach to fitness, combining strength training, HIIT workouts, and running, can lead to a healthier and more fulfilling life.


It’s time to take the first step towards a healthier, more fulfilling future! Join us and unlock your full potential and achieving the work-life balance you deserve.