Hi Iâ€™m Randa,
Iâ€™ve always felt a deep desire to help make our world a better place. Initially I was side tracked by the corporate world but then something changed the trajectory of my life. Instead of adopting a victim mentality, I had to dig deep to find the strength and tenacity to raise our son who was diagnosed with Autism.
The experience of raising him in a world that wasn't ready to embrace his differences sparked in me a passion to help others understand the needs of children, parents and teachers dealing with autism.
This journey has been challenging and if it were not for God's generosity, then I would have faltered. Initially I struggled, so I went on a spiritual pilgrimage in search of a healing for my son. It's funny, but God knows what you need more than you do; my prayers were answered but not in the way I had expected. I was the one who received the healing.
When I returned, I saw my son for the true gift that he is. I am so blessed and I want to share my blessings with other mothers. But my blessings did not stop there, the company I travelled with invited me to lead their pilgrimages to some of the holiest sites on earth, in Italy, France, The Holy Land and a dream came true when I accompanied a group to Spain and walked the Camino! Each trip has been life-changing, I feel so privileged to be a conduit for God's work.
Other than my love for travel and spiritual development, I have lectured on Marketing Management and Consumer Behaviour and have worked with companies such as Estee Lauder, LancÃ´me, Ralph Lauren, David Jones and The University of NSW and Harvest Journeys.
My business background coupled with my autism experience, allows for a unique perspective. I now share my insights into the world of autism and also that of self-empowerment and motivation. I'm fully committed to creating a more inclusive world and to empowering people with the leadership skills and mindset to believe that they can change our world and make it a better place. My story is one of hope and determination; my goal is to inspire and empower.