Let’s meet the team that deliver on the mission of Phynix Initiative. This organisation is being built on the foundation of a peer support model. Peer support is distinct from other forms of social support in that the source of support is a peer, a person who is similar in fundamental ways to the recipient of the support; their relationship is one of equality. A peer is in a position to offer support by virtue of relevant experience: he or she has “been there, done that” and can relate to others who are now in a similar situation.

It is the intent that all staff who become part of the team working for Phynix Initiative, have a lived experience of distress and overwhelm or caring for someone who is living it.

The Team

CEO and Founder

Tammie HortonĀ 

I am a motivational speaker, coach, instructor, mentor, and consultant. I have a lived experience of:

  • bullying
  • self-harming
  • domestic abuse
  • experiencing anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts and
  • supporting a partner with multiple physical and mental health conditions

all the while holding down a full time job and raising three children.

In 2018 I left my career as an Australasian Award-winning Business Continuity Manager in the Australian Public Service to pursue my passion of helping people overcome distress and overwhelm and achieve their potential.

My top 3 motivators are:

Searcher: Purposeful, feedback-orientated, quality critical
Expert: Insightful, Learning-orientated, Knowledgable
Spirit: Independent, Choice-orientated, Decisive

My top 5 strengths are:

Input | Empathy | Relator | Harmony | Developer

I am looking forward to working with you to help you increase your motivation, resilience and mental well-being.