Sonia Hickey is here today with Jules Allen she is an award-winning Australian youth advocate, motivational speaker and spirited earth mother whose life is guided by the philosophy: ‘The more you give, the more you get back!’.
AKA ‘The Youth Whisperer’, Jules has an uncanny ability to connect with even the most stranded teens in crisis, inspiring them to turn their lives around. “I speak their language”, she says. “And I listen.”
Jules has professional experience in child protection, youth support, school counselling and private practice. But by far, her most valuable tools have come from her own troubled beginnings.
As a youth, she was at-risk. So when she speaks to the next generation on how to survive trauma and adversity, and then go on to make a positive difference in their lives – they listen.
During the past 20 years, Jules’ quest to empower youths to understand themselves, and equally importantly empower adults to understand youths, has taken some memorable turns.
She’s the proud single mum of four grown children, a blend of her own, adopted and fostered. In the past 12 years, she’s also cared for 31 foster kids. Jules describes her parenting experience as “massive” and the most wonderful source of lifelong learning.
Professionally, Jules has an impressive list of charitable ‘babies’ to her name.
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Interviewed by: Sonia Hickey