Janoel started off working in TAFE late last century and has been working with students and school programs ever since, with an ongoing focus on self-awareness, equity and wellbeing.
She began participating in and holding women’s circles over twenty years ago, and this led to providing rites of passage workshops and creating and coordinating mother-daughter coming of age retreats in Bali each July from 2013 until COVID.
In 2017, she was invited to become part of the Celebration Day for Girls leadership team alongside its creator Jane Bennett, training new facilitators internationally and developing new programs.
As an Associate of the Groupwork Centre, Janoel’s work as a facilitatory educator is underpinned by her firm belief in restorative practice and trauma-informed awareness.
As well as facilitation skills training, Janoel provides programs in puberty and wellbeing, gender equity and social justice for primary and secondary students, both with her own business Step into Womanhood and in not-for-profit organisations, including The Men’s Project at Jesuit Social Services.
She’s really quite friendly, loves dancing and bushwalking – and being a neuroscience nerd. All of Janoel’s group work features holding a safe space with a bit of fun, because she believes people learn best when they feel good.
TAE40116 Training and Assessment (upgraded from 40110)
Advanced Diplom of Group Facilitation, Groupwork Centre
Graduate Certificate in Training Management, Swinburne University
Steiner Teacher Training, Melb Rudolf Steiner Seminars
Bachelor of Arts, Monash University