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Founder and Author

The Heart of Hope Story

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Cate is the author of the ‘She Is Connected’ Woman's Program & Senior Consultant of ‘Style Over Simplicity’ (SOS) 

Your Heart

Our story around the many programs written or facilitated has been wonderful. ‘She Is Connected’ is our signature program run in Fiji in 2018 as a retreat.  Cate and her husband Rob, started their program journey in 1994 as facilitators. After then attending as participants, and enhanced by the experience in both of their occupations and personal lives, they were asked to oversee and train other facilitators. They have watched many lives improved through self-esteem and personal development programs. 

Your Home

SOS began as a decluttering service to couples struggling in their marriages.  The initial referrals came from a psychologist who identified that conflict can increase when there are individual differences within the home environment.  Cate watched the amazing results as she worked 1-1 with clients both men and women whose hope for their future relationship increased.  SOS continued and expanded in the following areas:

  • Building team project management of client home renovations and styling

  • 30 years improving their own homes with a focus on recycled materials and up-styling

  • 15 years of short-term leasing property management experience

  • AirBNB super-hosts with over 200 reviews

Professional Experience

  • Cate is an experienced Project Manager, Author, Trainer, Teacher, Educator, Careers Advisor, Stylist and Recruitment Consultant. She has held strategic positions & written programs for organisations such as:

  • Sydney YWCA, IPC Employment, Australian Business Apprenticeship Centre, Youth Connections, St Phillips Anglican College, Breakthru People Solutions & Blake Education...

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Rob and Cate have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren.  Together they have travelled through many things including cancer and immune illnesses.  Cate was both 33 and 35 when she walked through this difficult journey.  The strength and resilience gained during that period has enabled this family to face other unexpected hurdles in later years.  Whoever knows what tomorrow will bring?  Which is why connection and support is so important.

Our Family

All in the Heart of Hope Team stand beside you with empathy, understanding & support
We hold your stories gently in our hands with love and respect

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Respect ….. Connect

Our Team

Founder and author Cate Coordinator and facilitator of the team Available for 1-1 support, case management & design assessments


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Founder and author Cate
Programs & Team Co-ordinator 

1-1 support, case management & design assessments

Passion for family, Fiji, designing, music and releasing others


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Co-founder and Men's Coordinator
PD Health & Sport Teacher

Child Welfare Supervisor & Mentor Program Manager
Loves rugby, movies, reading, home improvements and family time



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Design Coordinator
Business owner

Graphic & Textile Designer / Interior Stylist
Lover of pattern, colour, singing & all things home
A heart for helping



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Administration & Events Coordinator

Business Owner

Experienced Childcare & Hospitality

Loves travel , singing , craft, and time with family

Enjoys helping those less fortunate 



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Coordinator South Pacific support

Advanced Diploma Management

Final study year Bachelor Of Law
Loves learning, Home renovating, helping people, spending time with family & friends


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Design and Administrative Support

Bachelor's Degree of Business

For Small Businesses In the Philippines

Studying Masters In Business Administration

Loves learning different cultures, and baking

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