Here is the energised bunch of clever people behind Benny Button.
Our mission is simple -
“We help people and organisations to Live Well and Have Impact.”
Co - Founder
Troy is a highly driven person who is able to coach people and organisations through high demanding jobs and periods of change. He has an exceptional depth of corporate leadership experience and an understanding of what it takes to build successful teams. Troy is passionate about helping organisations improve the performance and contribution by helping people, teams and organisations understand their uniqueness, navigate through their challenges and capitalise on their strengths.Troy has experience leading large teams of over 400 people in ASX top 100 organisations and has years of experience implementing wellbeing strategies across various industries.
Dr Adrian Medhurst
Co - Founder
Adrian is an organisational psychologist passionate about helping people and organisations be at their best by mastering an all-important balancing act: High performance and wellbeing. He’s a thought leader in high- performance psychology, wellbeing science, mindfulness, stress mastery, and innovation. Adrian’s expertise has grown from a doctorate in organisational psychology, 10 years spanning corporate consulting and university lecturing, and dedicated ongoing scientific research, study and practise. He has worked across the globe with organisations including CBA, Nike, KimberlyClark, Australia Post, NAB, AMP, Asahi- Schweppes, Red Cross, Swisse, Fairfax, Coles, Medibank, SBS, Qantas, Novartis, BP, Sugar Australia, Heinz, Fosters, and more.
Rosie has a life long passion for all things wellbeing related, with a strong bias towards mindful movement as an avenue for reaching the best versions of ourselves. Rosie is an experienced physiotherapist, pilates clinician, personal trainer/ strength coach, yoga instructor, and body positive advocate, and the Founder of Rise Yoga and Wellness in Richmond, Victoria. She loves educating on the value of moving our bodies well and mindfully, and how the 2 are inextricably linked, body and mind uniting to form our true health. She believes that "health is our wealth", and and at the core of having a happy, successful life is understanding our capacity to live and move well, flowing into all aspects of our lives.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR MATTHEW FULLER- TYSZKIEWICZ
Data and Behaviour Change
Matthew is associate professor - Faculty of Health at Deakin University and has been specialising his research in obesity, body image, mental health, e-health and smartphone apps. His research leverages cutting-edge technologies to: (1) identify determinants of mental and physical health, and then (2) deliver intervention to poor mental health and lifestyle behaviours.
Sita has a BHSc (Nutritional Medicine) and takes a holistic approach to eating better. By understanding the importance of what we eat day to day, and cultivating a relationship with ourselves that is nurturing and bursting with love, we can experience a new level of vitality and joy in our bodies. Sita has also previously featured in Mind Body Green, Smiling Mind, WA Today, The Sydney Morning Herald, and Headspace
Sarah has over 11 years of experience in the digital media industry, in which she has developed a diverse skill set in digital design and post production. Her focus is on helping businesses to establish online and offline presence, providing end-to-end service, from needs identification to planning, design, development, implementation and review.
Trevor Hendy was regarded as one of Australia’s greatest ever athletes and amongst the fittest men on the planet. In his chosen sport of Ironman racing he won an unprecedented 6 Australian Ironman Championships and 4 World Championships. Trevor walked away from sport at 29 years of age, simply stating “I have grown to love helping others win their gold medal far more than chasing my own”.
Trevor is highly regarded as a public speaker with his transparency, clarity, soul minded approach and inspirational outlook becoming a life changer for many who have witnessed him speak.
You can glean a wonderful understanding of Trevor and his work, simply by pondering his 2 life mottos, “The conditions are always perfect” and “Bring it into now and never underestimate the power of who you are”.
Al Adamsen is a globally recognized thought leader, speaker, and advisor on talent strategy, people analytics, workforce planning, business transformation, and simply how people measurement and analytics affects worker experiences and organizational culture. He’s the Founder & Executive Director of the Global People Analytics Network and People Analytics & Future of Work (PAFOW) Conference Series. He's also the Founder of People-Centered Strategies, a leadership development and career advisory firm based in Santa Cruz, CA. Over his career Al has worked in leadership roles at Ernst & Young, Gap Inc., and Kenexa/IBM; and he also founded and ran a 5-gallon water delivery business in Kyiv, Ukraine. Over the past 10 years Al has served as a consultant and advisor to both small and large enterprises including Disney, McKesson, Intuit, GE, Starbucks, T-Mobile, CapitalOne, Boeing, Heinz, Mayo Clinic, Stanford University, among many others. Al's educational background is in Behavioural Economics and Positive Psychology, and he's spent more than 5 of his 25+ year career working internationally. Finally, Al is a long-standing coach to sports coaches, athletes, and parents of young athletes, among whom are his two teenage children. Al lives in Santa Cruz, CA and he and his family can often be found on the area's beach volleyball courts.
Joe Amoia is Vice President, Executive Programs ANZ at Gartner Inc. (NYSE: IT) the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company delivering the technology-related insight necessary for organisation to make the right decisions, every day. Joe is passionate about unlocking the value of technology, leadership, entrepreneurship & living and helping others live a sustainably, healthy balanced life. Joe has more than 25 years of deep and varied experience in both tactical and strategic roles across the spectrum of information technology including having held a number of executive leadership roles.
Having survived cancer, Joe transformed his life by taking a holistic approach to life becoming vegan, exercising, meditating, fasting, removing chemicals from his home and adopting some simple principles of health to live a more balanced lifestyle. This has led to Joe becoming a more focused, healthy and inspiring person and leader. Joe now mentors others on their journey towards a healthier lifestyle and longevity. The change has not only helped Joe lose 20+kg, gain energy, avoid illnesses and any medications for 3 years and help overcome emotional issues but it’s also enhanced Joe’s work and creative performance resulting in being promoted to his current VP role at Gartner in record time as well as being on the verge of setting up of his own start-up FinTech company helping millennials realise the Australian Dream of home ownership. Joe has held various advisory board positions including sitting on the Gartner Symposium and HP APJ Advisory Boards as well as been a member of the Dell Platinum Advisory Council.