MEET THE TEAM!
With a Bachelors Degree in Behavioural Studies, with major concentrations in Youth Issues, diploma in Holistic Counselling and qualifications in Health, Wellness, Training and Management, Kim - Founder of Standing Strong, takes a holistic approach to helping girls and parents navigate through the challenges of adolescents and create positive change in their lives.
Kim knows what it takes to get through the tough times and has worked with hundreds of girls, families, schools, community organisations and young women. She has been endorsed by Oprah Winfrey, has been a regular contributor to Dolly Magazine, with a readership of over 500,000 and has featured as Dolly Doctor, in ParentHub and Girlfriend Magazine.
“My favourite quote is ‘Often you don't realise your own potential until you see it through the eyes of someone else’. I love helping girls to understand how strong, capable and special they are by helping them to see themselves in a brand new way!”
Darielle AschClub Manager
Darielle is our West Perth Club Manager and along with her vibrant and fun personality, she has a strong background in Behavioural and Intervention Therapy. Darielle moved to Perth as a teen and went on to complete her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Murdoch University. She feels privileged to have lived in both South Africa and Australia and feels it has taught her a great deal about different cultures, people and ways of life.
Darielle’s passion and experience helping young people is evident in her work history as a Behavioural and Intervention Therapist for the Autism Association of WA for over 6 years. Darielle’s career has also included being a Swim Coach and Behavioural Therapists for teens and children with intellectual disabilities as well as working with children who have experienced childhood trauma.
“I am passionate about teaching girls about self worth and the power they have over their emotions. I strongly believe we cannot always control situations or events however, with the right tools and self awareness we are able to control the way that we react to and deal with them”.
Huda, originally from Somali East Africa moved to Australia 22 years ago and is one of the best personal trainers and group fitness instructors we’ve seen. Huda has a unique ability to get you motivated to move. She is vibrant, positive, empowering and fierce! Just when you think you can't do anymore, Huda ignites a flame that takes you to a whole new level. Huda has an inspiring story that will inspire anyone wanting to find strength, purpose and determination in their lives. She is one of our awesome Body Ignite Instructors and facilitates our parent/daughter bonding class.
“I’ve gained so much knowledge, wisdom and experience from amazing people and now I can pass that knowledge an experience forward to the girls I teach. Life is one big adventure where you can learn so much if you just allow it. I am both happy and excited to be apart of such an amazing team and program at Standing Strong. I can’t wait to inspire, teach and guide you to your own potential in life. Also I can’t wait to learn from you as well!”
Marni is a coach, teacher, and facilitator. Her deep need for recognising and celebrating individuality and interconnectedness is what drives her work. Marni believes when we are thriving mentally and physically we can connect more deeply with others and build supportive, healthy, and powerful communities. Marni’s professional and educational background in wellness coaching, yoga, business, and theatre inspire her unique perspective.
“As a mum of two young daughters I am thrilled to be teaching yoga at Standing Strong. I want to help foster a conscious world where girls know how unique, strong, and special they are!”
Erika Lee ShawInstructor
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