Justine Martin is a resilience consultant, art therapist, artist, soon-to-be author and speaker, plus an advocate for medical care. She uses her own experiences of living with a disability to encourage others to take steps towards a positive future of their own by finding hope, overcoming adversity, and building resilience. She speaks from the heart, connecting with many audiences through her varied background in corporate, sales, art, volunteer work, and experiencing illness. She pursues any opportunity to inspire and empower members of the public, business owners, corporate teams, schools, and charitable and educational organisations. She has made many media appearances in television, radio, and print media over the years, and ran for parliament in 2010-2013.

 Her successful corporate life was turned upside down in 2011 when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Since then, she has battled three cancers and overcome a long list of serious medical conditions. Rather than allowing her hardship to overcome her, she has used it as a platform to inspire and make a difference in the lives of others.

A multi-award-winning artist, Justine runs wellness and art therapy classes in her studio in Marshall, Geelong. Her own artwork is available to purchase at JUZT Art Gallery, located at the Café Zoo in Drysdale, Victoria. To reach as many people as possible with her powerful message of hope, Justine has developed an online course for people struggling to overcome life’s adversities: “Resilience Mindset: How you can gain resilience and hope in 8 weeks”.

This is a raw, compelling and inspiring conversation with Justine, and one that I hope will motivate you to make the most of every second you are blessed to have on this planet. Enjoy it and please share it with as many people as you can, and believe would gain value and insight. 

Find out more about Justine on her website.

Thanks to Pietro and the team at Fitii for sponsoring this podcast. Go to the website