About Us

The Universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180 AD)
 

We live in a complex world of growing change.  Our sense of control is constantly challenged as we are bombarded with ever-growing mountains of information and innovation. Now more than ever before we need a solid base to hold on to;  to guide us through the labyrinth of life.

While externally the way we know the world to be keeps changing at an ever-increasing speed, internally we are losing touch with the most important factor in navigating our world with confidence and delight – a strong mind, or as we like to call it at Elite Health, emotional resilience.

Emotional resilience is so important to us at Elite Health, we have built an entire business around developing and nurturing this most important skill.  About 45% of adult Australians will experience mental health challenges at some stage in their lives, with 5% of Australians experiencing anxiety so crippling that it affects every aspect of their lives*.  We believe building emotional resilience is an important life skill fundamental to supporting good mental health and flourishing lives.

Our purpose is to provide accessible and practical resources to build a better understanding of emotional resilience.  We are committed to providing tools and technologies to build stronger and more resilient ways of thinking and being. We are proud of our role in being part of the solution to a healthier, happier and more productive society.

About Maree Barry

Maree Barry - Director of Elite Health

  • Company Director Elite Health Pty Ltd
  • Master of Counselling 
  • Graduate Diploma in Counselling
  • Gottman Couples Therapy – Level 1 Clinical Training
  • A Dip Bus (Man)
  • Cert IV Training & Assessment
  • Executive Certificate in Positive Psychology Coaching
  • Results Accredited Coach: Workplace, Life Skills, Intuitive Coaching, Coaches Toolkit and Team Coach Training 
  • HeartMath® Interventions Accredited Practitioner 
  • HeartMath® Certified Trainer – the Resilience Advantage®
  • HeartMath® Certified Coach
  • Certificate in Medical Terminology
  • Accredited Extended DISC® Practitioner

Maree is the Founder and Director of Elite Health, Performance Coach and 1:1 Coach, HeartMath®. She has over 20 years of corporate experience in Accounting and Finance, HR and Administration and Government Procurement roles in both the public and private sector. As a business owner and entrepreneur, one of Maree’s highlights was as Executive Officer in a successful export business turning over in excess of $14 Million per year. Now all Maree’s wisdom and expertise is channeled into further developing the Elite Health brand. Aside from an avid interest in business, Maree also has an inspirational passion for health. Her personal connections and experiences, including losing both parents decades early from lifestyle related causes, have shaped the development of the services and programs delivered by the Elite Health team of professionals. As a Coach, Counsellor and HeartMath® Interventions Practitioner, Maree specialises in teaching resilience and stress management programs, using various approaches including Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative, Positive Psychology and scientifically validated HeartMath® programs, tools and techniques. These tools are effective in producing sustained improvements in many aspects of psychological and physical health and in general wellbeing, communication and performance. Maree is a Results trained coach. The Results coaching model is drawn from many areas, including the latest thinking in positive psychology, neuroscience, emotional intelligence, adult learning theory, creativity tools and management development research. Maree enjoys an active lifestyle, spending time with friends and family, travel,  fine food and wine, latin dancing, bike riding, walking, gym, reading (personal development, health and research).

“Maree brought a very positive and proactive approach to her coaching. What I really appreciated was the way she encouraged and focused me, but gave  emotional support and space as I negotiated and traversed a very challenging time in my life.  In this role she generously shared from her extensive and practical tool kit, her depth of experience across fields of physical, emotional and psychological  health and well-being, and her wisdom and insight from her own journey. Maree helped me identify what was missing in my life which set me on a journey to rediscover my  joie de vie! It is great to look back and see how my perspectives have shifted and motivation has risen as I’ve ticked off some goals and found some of the clues and that ‘joy of life’ has begun to unfold. Many thanks Maree for accompanying me through this period!”

SN Development Manager National Welfare Agency

“I want to thank you for giving me tools for rest and recovery and higher order thinking. These tools are necessary to live a life that’s fuller and more productive. The Heart Math tool is excellent as a measuring indicator of how to restore balance in our lives. Thank you Maree for your help and coaching in this important work to improve lives.”

P S, Pastor, Care and Counselling Life Christian Church Maidstone

*ABS National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing (20o8)

 

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