| Bec & Vern
Bec and Vern live in Bendigo with their blended family of teens, tweens, dogs and a cat who all get along surprisingly well. As well as mentoring, we run ‘The Connected Circus,’ offering a range of programs in Primary/Secondary & Special schools. We use creativity to teach the skills of social - emotional intelligence to adolescents with special needs & from disadvantaged backgrounds. When we have time we enjoy travelling, bush-walking and creating art, music and podcasts together.
Vern is the Ringmaster of The Connected Circus, as well as being an artist, performer and male mentor at Move Forward Mentoring. He has worked in the Education field for nearly 20 years, as a Leading Teacher in Victoria and a Teaching Principal in the Northern Territory. He is passionate about bringing fun, circus, creativity and movement to schools, businesses and events. Vern believes in the importance of everyone learning important life skills such as communication, connection and wellbeing.
Bec is his beautiful assistant, an artist and amazing cook. She has worked in mainstream and special needs education, as a qualified Education Support worker. Bec believes in helping people to help themselves and mentors women and teenage girls in her business - Be Free Emotional Fitness, to make positive emotional and physical changes to their lives.