Work with us

Since launching in 2012, we have run hundreds of events and programs including school-based programs, holiday programs, mother-daughter retreats, 1:1 mentoring and online programs. We’ve focused on our online programs and training certification for youth mentors over the past couple of years but are excited to be planning a bunch of in-person events in 2024. Make sure you’re on our mailing list to be the first to hear about them! 

It’s our mission to make sure they all have a trusted mentor in their corner to hold space for them to shine from within. We currently do this through: 

Online Academy

For Teens

A virtual community connecting teens with international experts and youth mentors to build confidence, life skills, creativity and more. 

Youth Mentor Training

For Youth Mentors + Coaches

An award-winning online training and global community of youth mentors across 20+ countries to give you the tools to support youth AND build your own business doing it.


For Schools

A flexible 10 week program, aligned with the Australian Curriculum, to support middle and high school students to shine.


other events

Programs we’ve offered over the years (and that we’re planning on refreshing and offering again in 2024)!

Teens Course (13 – 17)

The Shine From Within Personal Development Course has been our signature course since we launched in 2012 and is designed specifically to help teens (13-17 y.o.) realise and develop their own unique beauty and confidence. It’s a week-long program for around 10-15 students that we run during the July school holidays in a beautiful beach house on the Sunshine Coast.
We don’t just teach them how to present themselves on the outside, but give them the tools to nourish their body, mind and spirit from the inside.  Subjects during the week include job interview skills, values and self-worth, friendships, natural skin care, practical nutrition and cooking class (all vegan and organic), movement classes, mindfulness, natural skincare and make up, etc.

Tweens Course (10 – 12)

10 – 12 year olds, or tweens as we like to call them, are just starting to go through some dramatic changes in their body and mind.  It’s the perfect time to start discussing positive body image, self-worth, personal presentation, communication, and the importance of being happy just as they are.  The Tweens Course is the first of it’s kind offering a modern, holistic approach which combines deportment subjects, wellness and self-discovery in a concise, fun way. This course is run over 2 x half days during the school holidays.

1:1 Mentoring

We are not currently offering 1:1 sessions however if you’re looking for support for your young person we encourage you to check out the directory of Certified Youth Mentors here.

Mother-Daughter Retreat

An annual mother-daughter retreat designed specifically for Mums or carers and their teen daughters (aged 12ish-19ish).  It’s the perfect blend of connection and laughter, self-development, healthy living tips and fun activities away from the hustle and bustle of normal day-to-day life. Whilst it’s called a mother-daughter retreat, the adult does not have to be a ‘mother’ and it’s open to any young people who identify as female, non-binary or trans. All of our programs are LGBTQI+ safe spaces.

We acknowledge and pay respects to the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we run our workshops and business.

We welcome students of all social, cultural, community and family backgrounds, and of all identities, and all abilities. Shine from Within is LGBTQIA+ friendly. Read our complete commitment to our social and environmental impact here.

Shine From Within® and Shine On The Inside® are registered trademarks of Amanda Rootsey T/A Shine From Within ABN 79216354231