Meet Toni Powell – Wellbeing author & speaker

Toni Powell is the owner of an interesting life that has included being an award winning filmmaker, a very wayward teenager, a mother of 5, an author, a jewellery designer, a TEDx  & Goalcast speaker, a victim of gang rape, a film festival director, the subject of ABC’s ‘Australian Story’, a gifted storyteller, a homeless squatter and, these days (would you even believe it?), a specialist in wellbeing, happiness and great relationships.

She’s proof you that never know what life will bring, that failure and disaster can be a fantastic springboard and that you can overcome almost anything with a few simple tools.

She works with schools and institutions such as Geelong Grammar and Monash University and takes her entertaining & effective programs into companies like Westpac, BHP & Allianz – these days via online courses. Toni is also a popular keynote speaker and has graced the stage alongside luminaries such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama & Brene Brown.

Oh, did I mention she’s also kinda funny and accidentally (with zero stand up experience) opened for Dylan Moran at one of the world’s top comedy clubs in Edinburgh? It’s a great story – make sure you ask her about it.

Her books, The Yellow Car and What a Feeling! dive straight to the essence of our human capacities to overthink, to create blind spots in our perceptions of the world around us, and to allow past trauma to affect our current and future realities.

Toni’s gift is to be able to express the often laughable ways that we as people trap ourselves into lives of worry, fear and stress- and then to invite us to see these behaviours in our own lives, rather than only in each other’s.

A very short show-reel of Toni speaking at various events.

The Power of Words – TEDx

An entertaining look at the very rocky start to her marriage and the role words played in changing everything

Toni was the subject of an ABC ‘Australian Story’ documentary episode called ‘Let There Be Light’   and has been interviewed on many ABC Radio programs such as Life Matters.

In 2019 Goalcast released an edited version of one of Toni’s talks and it has over 14 million views.  Yes her grandkids (who call her Noni) will be hearing her swear in that talk.


contact Toni:  toniATtonipowellDOTme