Our Board and Team are available to speak to your school, organisation, corporation or at your event.

Our Board and Staff will be happy to share our story of Dreaming, participate in truth telling and reconciliation building activities, run cultural workshops, discuss our model of work, the power of meaningful participation and the importance of a Human Rights based approach for all.

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Shawn Andrews

Shawn Andrews is a descendant of the unceded Mununjali people of South East Queensland and the Palawa people of Tasmania. He is a graduate of Monash University, The Murra Indigenous Business Master Class and is an MBA candidate at UNSW Australian Graduate School of Management. Shawn is best described as a passionate person who’s purpose is to end Indigenous disadvantage in Australia and around the world. A strong advocate for social change, Shawn was recently awarded the Professor Wanbil Lee Prize for Ethical Leaders in Business. In 2014 he estabilished an Education company called Indigicate and began to create education programs designed to shift the negative narrative of Indigenous Australians. Since 2014, Indigicates reconciliation capacity building programs, school camps and Indigenous focused programs have taught more than 55,000 people. In 2019, partnering with three other Indigenous Australians, Shawn launched the 100 % Indigenous owned procurement company Supply Aus. Moving forward from 2020, Shawn’s focus is to create opportunities for Australia’s most disconnected Indigenous youth to connect with culture and develop skills required to enter meaningful employment. In Shawn’s free time he loves the outdoors, gaming and spending quality time with his young family.

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Nic Brown

For the past 15 years Nic Brown has been working in the Outdoor Education sector, holding roles in program design and delivery, staff development, risk management and compliance, along with consultation of national training standards. Nic believes in the benefits of outdoor education and how empowering journeys through the natural world can be for a young person finding their way. Working in a variety of roles has allowed him to develop skills, knowledge and experience in program design and delivery, staff development, risk management and compliance, and development of national training standards.

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Lauren Thomas

Lauren Thomas is a passionate advocate for children and their rights. A speaker, writer, counsellor, project manager, teacher and trainer, Lauren has 20 years of experience working with vulnerable and traumatised children, young people and their network of relationships. The through line of Lauren’s employment has been a focus on empowerment as the basis for achieving change.

Working now with Dreaming Futures, Lauren is applying her skillset to the codesign of new and innovative partnerships with communities to bring about stronger employment outcomes for young people in Out of Home Care.

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