Soul Talks FAQs

1. What is the corporate structure of Soul Talks?

Founded by Joy Nugent, Soul Talks was incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act (1985) on 22 June 2018. It has also applied to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to become a charitable organisation with deductible gift recipient status. The result of this application may still be pending. Soul Talks Incorporated ABN: 41 411 412 671

Joy Nugent has a history of giving. She was co-founder of the Mary Potter Foundation, Founder of Friends of Hospice, Founder and CEO of NurseLink Foundation and currently the Founder of Soul Talks Incorporated. Soul Talks is a charity that provides a soul-centred educational platform for health practitioners to promote self-healing and pathways to avoid death anxiety.

In 2007 she was Social Entrepreneur of Year for the Central Region of Australia.  She is the author of the trilogy: As Good As Goodbyes Get – A window into death and dying, My Way – One nurse’s passion for end of life and Parting the Veil – Reflections on soul. For thirty years as a private palliative care nurse Joy delivered palliative care programs in Australia and for ten years to East and West Malaysia. 

For thirty years she was a wife and mother to four children and now is grandmother to twelve, full of potential, grandchildren. With her energy Joy has touched the hearts and minds of people around the world. She invites you to visit her author’s website www.joynugentbook.com

2. How is Soul Talks governed?

Soul Talks is governed by a Board of Directors. The 2018 Board members are:

  Chair - Dr Scott Zarcinas   Dr. Zarcinas is the founding director of DoctorZed Publishing and Unlocking Your Life seminars. He is the author of 8 books, including  Your Natural State of Being  and  Samantha Honeycomb . Through his Empowered Living programs, he helps career-driven professionals to avoid burn-out and stagnation by realigning with their purpose, values and passion so they can create the life they dream and be the person they always wanted. For more information on Dr. Scott Zarcinas, visit  www.scottzarcinas.doctorzed.com

Chair - Dr Scott Zarcinas

Dr. Zarcinas is the founding director of DoctorZed Publishing and Unlocking Your Life seminars. He is the author of 8 books, including Your Natural State of Being and Samantha Honeycomb. Through his Empowered Living programs, he helps career-driven professionals to avoid burn-out and stagnation by realigning with their purpose, values and passion so they can create the life they dream and be the person they always wanted. For more information on Dr. Scott Zarcinas, visit www.scottzarcinas.doctorzed.com

  Secretary – Tina Shettigara   Tina is the Director of Yoga Spirit Studios, Adelaide. After a career in communications and marketing, Tina now teaches yoga. She is a member of Yoga Australia and Meditation Australia, and is an iRest Institute Certified iRest Yoga Nidra meditation teacher®. Between 2011 and 2017 Tina convened a yoga teacher training program in which she herself taught Yogic Physiology, Yoga History, Pranayama, and the business of yoga.

Secretary – Tina Shettigara

Tina is the Director of Yoga Spirit Studios, Adelaide. After a career in communications and marketing, Tina now teaches yoga. She is a member of Yoga Australia and Meditation Australia, and is an iRest Institute Certified iRest Yoga Nidra meditation teacher®. Between 2011 and 2017 Tina convened a yoga teacher training program in which she herself taught Yogic Physiology, Yoga History, Pranayama, and the business of yoga.

  Treasurer – Anne Rodgers   Formerly Managing Director of Starcom, a global media and communications agency, Anne turned to yoga and mindfulness to support the rigours of business and was so taken with the benefits of mindfulness with her own wellbeing, that she took a leap of faith and changed her life’s direction. Anne not only holds a Diploma of Management, she is a registered Hatha Yoga Instructor with Yoga Australia and is a member of Meditation Australia. Anne completed a Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing and trained in the linage of Jon Kabat-Zinn as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction facilitator.

Treasurer – Anne Rodgers

Formerly Managing Director of Starcom, a global media and communications agency, Anne turned to yoga and mindfulness to support the rigours of business and was so taken with the benefits of mindfulness with her own wellbeing, that she took a leap of faith and changed her life’s direction. Anne not only holds a Diploma of Management, she is a registered Hatha Yoga Instructor with Yoga Australia and is a member of Meditation Australia. Anne completed a Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing and trained in the linage of Jon Kabat-Zinn as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction facilitator.

   
  
   
   
  
    
  
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   Ambassador   –   Nicola Lipscombe   Nicola is the founder of her own business  www.nicolalipscombe.com . She now speaks, hugs and transforms lives through her national Keynote speaking, programs and writing. She is the creator of HeartWise™ Circles and the social movement Unplug & Hug. A life-long and life-wide learner she holds a stamp collection of qualifications including a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Diploma in Management Practices and Graduate Certificates in Higher Education and NLP. She is also a certified Art of Feminine Presence™ teacher, bringing a strong feminine and heart centred energy into all that she creates.

AmbassadorNicola Lipscombe

Nicola is the founder of her own business www.nicolalipscombe.com. She now speaks, hugs and transforms lives through her national Keynote speaking, programs and writing. She is the creator of HeartWise™ Circles and the social movement Unplug & Hug. A life-long and life-wide learner she holds a stamp collection of qualifications including a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Diploma in Management Practices and Graduate Certificates in Higher Education and NLP. She is also a certified Art of Feminine Presence™ teacher, bringing a strong feminine and heart centred energy into all that she creates.