Life’s short…so let’s talk

We created ‘Your Life Talks’, with a mission to raise community awareness of the importance of initiating meaningful conversations within families, to recognize our intrinsic need to remember and celebrate our life and achievements, and share our plans for the future.

We are passionate advocates for encouraging people to take the first important step in having these conversations around how we live and die…before it’s too late. The Conversation Starter Cards we have created are designed to kick-start conversations within families about a loved one’s life story and their wishes for their future.

We aim to facilitate groups with laughter and fun, engaging your audience with interactive discussions.  Our presentations are suitable for Community Organisations, Over 55’s Clubs, Senior’s Clubs, and Carer Support Groups eg Alzheimer’s, Stroke, Cancer, Parkinsons etc, that want to complement their programs and services.

Book a Speaker for your next event

 Your Life Talks has an Australian & New Zealand wide register of professional speakers available.

All of our speakers work closely with coordinators to ensure their presentations are tailored to your group, to provide an informative & engaging talk. Select your region to contact a Speaker directly, or click on the ‘Enquire Here’ button to submit a request.

Jolene Hill

Brisbane QLD Aus

Lisa Grosskopf

Brisbane QLD Aus

Jacqui Williams

Brisbane QLD Aus

Nycole Lloyd

Brisbane QLD Aus

Melva Elvey

Sunny Coast QLD Aus

Vicki Pilgrim

Gold Coast QLD Aus

Carrie Frith

Tamworth NSW Aust

Di Inglese

Perth WA Aus

Helen Bolton

Perth WA Aus

Kali Caramia

Perth WA Aus

Julie Carlton

Perth WA Aus

Louise Cartledge

Perth WA Aus

Sheryl Kingdon

Perth WA Aus

Joyce Mathers

Perth WA Aus

Carol Scott

Fremantle WA Aus

Lindsay Tuckwell

Albany WA Aus

Megan Tuffley

Albany WA Aus

Joy Allen

Sydney NSW Aus

Marilyn Morse

Sydney NSW Aus

Anna Paredes

Sydney NSW Aus

Erica Pitman

Wollongong/Illawarra NSW Aus

Cheryl Tomlinson

Albury NSW Aus

Vicki Schramko

Central Coast NSW Aust

Sarah Aird

Melbourne VIC Aus

Julie Cowley

Mornington VIC Aus

Robyn O’Connell

Melbourne VIC Aus

Elly Foster

Melbourne VIC Aus

Ron Egeberg JP

Ballarat VIC Aus

Karina Lomholt

Ballarat VIC Aus

Linda Marshall

Canberra ACT Aust

Christine Stephens

Hobart Tas Aust

Sally Cattle

North Otago NZ

Rachael Clarke

Wellington NZ

Reviews from Community Groups

Jolene Hill did an excellent presentation in her specialised field, ‘Your Life Talks’, when addressing the members of the Caboolture View Club on 18th April 2019. Her delivery was exceptional and her warmth and compassion quickly captivated the audience.

Her use of questions which were obviously carefully thought out encouraged even our shyest members to participate fully. From the conversations overheard it was obvious that most of us had begun to realise that although we thought we had been open and honest with our families we had not been specific enough in conveying our real end of life desires.

Several ladies expressed their appreciation of Jolene’s informative presentation, and requested she visit us again in the near future. Thank you Jolene for such an inspired and inspiring conversation.

Jan O'Dare - Assistant Secretary, Caboolture Qld VIEW Club

The concept of ‘Your Life Wishes’ and ‘Your Life Stories’ as presented by Jolene at our Sydney Diversional and Recreation Therapy Workshop, definitely struck a chord with participants working in the aged care sector. Jolene had real life examples to demonstrate the use and benefits of these beautifully produced playing card sized conversation starters. She showed how having those important conversations using the ‘Your Life Wishes’ cards & booklet ensures that nothing gets missed in Advance Care Planning, and while simply sharing a part of yourself with others  through the ‘Your Life Story’ cards can start a conversation that can change a life. Thanks Jolene for making the trip and thanks for providing this great resource that is extremely relevant to the work down by Leisure and Lifestyle staff.

Stephanie Bejma -National Education Coordinator, Diversional & Recreation Therapy Australia
Thank you so much coming to our group yesterday, it was most enjoyable & informative . We got great feedback from the women, & your delivery was heartwarming & natural. I am sure that the information you provide will be a great help to many people.
Pixie - Paradise Kids, Division of Hopewell Hospice Services Inc
Thank you so very much for your time and talk at Oxenford Bosom Buddies yesterday. The group loved the talk (I’ve never heard them so quiet) and really would love you to come back.  Again, thank you so much for a really interesting talk – it did get quite a discussion going between the members.
Lee Seery - Facilitator, Oxenford Bosom Buddies, Qld

‘Jolene came out to speak to the Wise Wellness group at Northpark Private Hospital in November 2016. She gave a most informative and interesting talk about some of the issues people face as they age, and how to address these through information via her website. Jolene used examples from her own life to bring a personal and real perspective to the information. She introduced the issues respectfully and gently, and the group responded with enthusiasm and had plenty of questions. Jolene was such a warm and engaging speaker, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to other organisations’

Di Singleton - Occupational Therapist , Northpark Private Hospital, Bundoora VIC.

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