Grow your business

with the support of people who understand you.

Be accountable

and actually get stuff done.

Follow in the footsteps

of highly successful, gentle folks.

Connect with others

who are trying to do business sustainably, gently.

Do business, gently.

Is 2018 the year you ditch the hustle and find your flow?

More awesome copy here to bring in all the feels…. 

Your Gentle Guides…

The three of us have been masterminding together for years.  We’ve helped each other get book deals, grow our businesses to 6-figures, sell-up and create a life on the sea, work from home as a mama, be creative, win awards and cheer each other on.  Mostly, we love having a cuppa, jumping on a call together and celebrating the little wins.  Like getting our inbox down to zero or getting the washing done!  Each of us believes whole-heartedly that you can do business, give back and enjoy a gentle life.

For the first time, we’re considering opening up our space to others so we can all support each other and build gentle, sustainable, profitable businesses together.


Naomi Arnold is an award-winning business + life passion coach, entrepreneur, writer, speaker, Engaging Women Ambassador and human rights activist.

She helps big-hearted, socially conscious and purpose-driven people use their platform, passions and uniqueness to live and work in alignment with their values, speak up about issues and causes that matter to them, and contribute to progressing social change.

Through her Dream For Others® podcast, award-winning coaching services and programs, speaking, award-nominated free resources, and academic research in human rights – Naomi endeavours to live a life of use to others and to help you do the same.

Naomi has a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours, a life coaching qualification, is currently completing a Master of Human Rights, and is certified as a B-Corporation. She has featured in multiple radio, print and digital media sources including ABC News, Cleo magazine, Inspired Coach magazine, The Huffington Post, Leaders In Heels, and Success Story.


Amanda Rootsey is the founder of teen personal development academy, Shine From Within®, a business coach and mentor, a soon-to-be-published Hay House author (can I say that in my bio yet?!) and a gentle-living advocate.

It was the discovery of a lump, and subsequent cancer diagnosis, while living and modelling in Italy in 2009 that kick-started Amanda’s journey to living and working GENTLY.

Freedom and peace are now her driving values and she knows wholeheartedly that we can contribute to the world, make money and do it in a way that feels lovely (aka not feel completely drained at the end of the day!).  And that’s her hope for you too.

Gentle living has looked differently over the years…from being Australia’s first eco-model working exclusively with eco-friendly and ethical brands, to building a vegan business with her partner David Rafter and living off the grid in a shipping container for a year.

For the past 5 years she has built a business around empowering teens and training adults to build their own business and programs in their community through her award-winning global course, the Youth Mentor Training.

Amanda has a Bachelor of Business Management, life coaching and youth-related qualifications and is a business/marketing course junkie!  She’s been featured on the cover of Peppermint Magazine, been mentioned as a ‘game changer’ in The Collective magazine, appeared on The Today Show and is on the Australian Board of Fashion Revolution.  She is also the host of The Youth Mentor Podcast and has a book coming out in 2018.


Nicola Newman is a professional artist, writer, painting teacher and retreat host. Through her online training program, Flourish with Painting & Creativity, Nicola has helped creative-hearts around the globe express their creativity and explore the world with curiosity and playfulness.

Nicola has held over 17 solo exhibitions, been commissioned by Lendlease, Mirvac and The Star, produced a series of documentaries on contemporary Australian artists, created three online programs and is currently filming a YouTube series “Sailing Day Dream,” focused on life aboard her 35 foot sailing yacht.

Simple living has allowed her to cultivate her creativity. In her twenties, she bought a small acreage to grow organic food to heal her gut health, and later spent many months traveling the country in a van. Recently she and her husband Andrew sold everything, bought a sail boat and now live aboard as they cruise the east coast of Australia.

Nicola shapes her life in accordance with her heart’s desires. She finds fulfillment and income are a by-product of expressing her creativity through paintings, videos, ebooks, workshops, painting retreats and online courses. She began working for herself in 2002 and has since followed her heart to cultivate a creative, unconventional life.

As a painting teacher and retreat host, Nicola guides students to nurture their creativity, tune into their authentic heart’s desires, gently dissolve creative blocks, and use presence to enjoy the journey as well as the destination.