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To look at or buy Liz's new book
"Socially Starting Out"
click on the link below!


Life Skills

Creating Brighter Days

"Anxiety does not 
empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength."

Charles Spurgeon

Beautiful Ocean


Parenting specialist

Parenting is hard; but it can be amazing. 

A wide range of approaches can make the task more manageable. Structuring your home for success and general parenting guidance are some of the many services Liz can offer. 

Professional development
Speaking Engagements

Looking for the right person to speak to parents or to train your staff? 

With a wide range of experience in educational and clinical settings, Liz is an engaging public speaker and the ideal choice for your next parenting or training event. See "What People are Saying" for more information!

Educational Materials

The SOAR program can be potentially  beneficial to all children learning to navigate worried and anxious feelings. 

Combining practical strategies and engaging activities it is designed to be easy to use in your educational setting. 


Leading a school can be tough!

Liz provides confidential sessions to school leaders to discuss the challenges of leading in the school environment. Having an experienced educator to talk through any issues with could make all the difference in navigating situations with success. 




Highly regarded speaker, passionate teacher, empathetic counsellor and understanding parent, Liz started Shining Life Skills with over 20 years of experience helping people.


She has taught in private and government schools and has counselled children, couples and families in educational and clinical settings and lead teams in a community services organisation. Liz is also a requested public speaker in multiple settings. 

From a deep desire to see all people living their best life, Liz brings to the table wise guidance and practical tips and strategies for navigating the challenges of everyday life. 

Qualifications & Professional Registration

Masters of Family Studies with Distinction 

Bachelor of Education

Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy

M.A.C.A (Level 1)




What people are saying.

"Liz has an incredible talent to instantly create genuine connections with the people around her in a room.  With a wealth of experience to draw from, her topics presented are current, relevant, engaging and useful for not only our Educators but practical life lessons that all staff within our organisation can use and apply in their day-to-day work and personal lives."

Luke French, Chief Executive Officer, The French Beauty Academy

Hi Liz,

Thank you SO much for your amazing presentation tonight. I could honestly listen to you for hours!!!

Your words tonight resonated with me, yes for our students.. but much more for me as a parent and communicating with my own little guys. Tonight already, I have found myself using a different communication approach to all their post kindy struggles. Even if I can remember and implement this half of the time, you…tonight… have made me a more patient and kind mother. THANK YOU.

Teneal, Educator

"As a professional and a mum, I cannot speak highly enough of Liz Giovas.

During her professional presentations at our school, I not only acquired skills to incorporate in my classroom with my students, but she also gave excellent strategies and tips for communicating with parents and professional colleagues.


In recent months, Liz has worked with my son and has helped him deal with various anxieties and behaviours. She has empowered him by working with him, giving him strategies that were practical, teaching him, cheering him on, and all without judgement. Her help has been invaluable to our family and has given our son the confidence he has needed to cope in everyday situations.

Liz is kind, caring, respectful and has a wonderful rapport with children and adults. 

I cannot recommend her highly enough!"

Alissa Williamson

"In all instances I have observed her tremendous professionalism, wise dealings and deep care for student outcomes across a wide variety of circumstances, both with students and parents. Liz is highly regarded in the community and is a wonderful asset to both the staff and parent bodies. Any organisation or endeavour would benefit greatly from her enthusiasm, generosity and broad experience."

Ps Peter Malcolm, Primary School Chaplain, King's Christian College

"Liz is an excellent communicator with an ability to show her compassion for people, in a thoughtful, heartfelt and professional manner.  Liz is insightful, intelligent, and offers both skills and experience."

Adele ramsay, deputy principal, St Andrews Lutheran College

Liz Giovas has been a caring, professional counsellor for our family. We can not praise her enough for her assistance in dealing with a variety of issues. She never judges, positively reaffirms, gently guides and offers valuable, useful assistance that has helped our family significantly. Liz is a great listener and her advice is respectful and kind. Her support has been invaluable to us and we do not hesitate to recommend her.

Marcelle SeaRles


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