About

Gretchen Mitchell loves people and loves life! She is a registered psychologist and loves that her job connects her with all different types of people needing hope and support at key transition points in their lives!

Gretchen works part time in her Private Practice counselling at Mt Coolum and Nambour, Qld and the rest of her time is spent running. Running her kids all over the coast or running Training Events and Seminars across Australia and New Zealand!

Gretchen's passions include understanding the brain (neuroscience) in order to facilitate it working optimally and education- making learning fun and communicating difficult concepts in simple yet profound ways using easy to grasp language. As such she is a dynamic and caring counsellor and presenter. Sharing information in interesting ways, by combining games, input and discussion to maximise engagement, learning and integration for long term behavioural change.

 Gretchen Mitchell, BSc (hons) AMAPS, Director, Psychologist and Facilitator of Lighthouse - Leadership, Psychology & Training

Gretchen Mitchell, BSc (hons) AMAPS, Director, Psychologist and Facilitator of Lighthouse - Leadership, Psychology & Training

 Chris Mitchell, BHMS (Ed), Post Grad Dip Applied Science (Sport Coaching), Director, Chris Mitchell is a teacher, trainer, life coach & group facilitator. 

Chris Mitchell, BHMS (Ed), Post Grad Dip Applied Science (Sport Coaching), Director, Chris Mitchell is a teacher, trainer, life coach & group facilitator. 

Chris Mitchell loves meeting people. He likes to see behind the superficial and draw out the parts of life that are full of meaning with others.

He is a registered teacher, trainer and group facilitator. He loves to teach and talk leadership and issues of the heart in a practical and understandable way.

Also a part time Life Coach, Chris counsels and mentors clients to find their full potential by transitioning them through past and present blockages and building their strengths.

25 years of secondary teaching, sport coaching and outdoor education has honed his presentation and communication skills and grown a strong interest in experiential learning and adventure therapy, which he now applies in group sessions making them fun, engaging and reflective.

"I love seeing people get it, when they understand why they are doing what they are doing...then they start to change for the betterment of themselves and others"

Chris also has a heart to connect with different Nationalities and assist other countries nurture and grow the social capacities of their leaders. Both students and professional adults have benefitted from Chris's input into the culture of their communities.

Chris and Gretchen Mitchell run Lighthouse - Leadership, Psychology & Training. Gretchen and Chris have three kids and live on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia. They love great food, swimming at the beach and always find themselves the last to leave at any social event as they love to catch up and connect with people (the kids would say they talk too much :)