Local Trainers

Rebekah Smith

Lead Trainer

Bek’s life and career have centred around optimising wellbeing – for herself, other individuals and the community as a whole.

Originally a research scientist, Bek’s first line of work was based in psychology, studying ways of improving cross-cultural communication for the Australian armed forces. She then went on to focus on the field of physiology, before moving on to clinical practice via a Graduate Entry Master of Physiotherapy.

Alongside her physiotherapy work, Bek also qualified as a Pilates and fitness instructor, and is sponsored by Reebok in her role as national fitness presenter for Les Mills Asia Pacific. She is a certified Wellness Coach with Wellness Coaching Australia, and a certified Personal Resilience Coach with the HeartMath Institute.

Most recently Bek completed a Diploma in Positive Psychology and Wellbeing which led her towards her current role as Lead Trainer for SAHMRI’s Wellbeing and Resilience Centre. She is committed to the vision of developing South Australia as the State of Wellbeing, and she welcomes you into that vision through her belief that every individual can and does make a difference.


Matt Cesaro

Matt works with individuals and organisations as a coach and facilitator with The Change Department.  Prior to starting his own business Matt worked in a number of positions in State Government with SA Health for over 21 years in many corporate leadership and change roles focused on organisational and systems reforms.  Matt is passionate about developing existing and aspiring leaders, helping them to build confidence, find their passions and increase their impact through leadership development, coaching and mentoring conversations.

Matt is a qualified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Coach and a practitioner of the Myer Briggs Type Instrument (MBTI).  As a trainer with the SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre, he brings his corporate experience and his coaching and facilitation to support individuals to create their own powerful connections with the resilience skills that they can apply immediately into their lives.


Kim Seow

Kim is on a mission to make yoga and resilience skills accessible to teenagers. When she isn’t teaching Resilience Skills with the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre, Kim teaches yoga at schools through her business, WaterbearYoga – Yoga for Resilience.

Along with daily yoga practice, Resilience Skills have helped her cope with family bereavement, the daily stresses of the corporate world and balancing her work and family life. She is passionate about sharing these skills to help build a flourishing community. 

Kim joined the SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre Training Team in May 2016.  She is a yoga teacher (Barkan Method Hot Yoga Level 1,2 and 3) and an Australian Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of corporate experience. Kim is also a Mental Health First Aider.


Regional Trainers

Gina Raisin

Gina Raisin has an eclectic career in the arts, community development and training. Her film and television credits highlight her broad interests, from children’s television show “Here’s Humphrey” and international documentary “Prophets and Loss”, to the cult movie classic Rolf de Heer’s “Bad Boy Bubby”.

Gina was the Community and Events Manager of the City of Mount Gambier Council for almost ten years where she oversaw a large portfolio including community services, events, main corner arts development and tourism.

In February 2015 she undertook 7 days of intensive Techwerk’s training, which commenced her consultancy arrangement with SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre.

Gina Raisin enjoys training days immensely, “It is such a joy to see participant take hold of the skills and talk about how they will apply them in their own life. The skills have worked for me so I have deep belief in their accessibility and benefits”.


Mick Raisin

Since completing the “Future School of Radio” course in 1979, Mick has worked continually in radio and television in many roles, most of which were on the creative side of the ledger.

From on-air announcing, copy writing and production in commercial radio, and as an advertising agency freelance writer - to promotions, script writing, directing and television station voice talent with the Prime Television Network.

In this current Century, Mick has been a Regional Radio Manager with Southern Cross Austereo up until his recent retirement. Since his retirement along with his wife Gina, they established “ingWORD",  a freelance partnership that offers myriad services to the business and media world, highlighted by voice-overs for radio and TV commercials; media consultancy; project management; wellbeing and resilience training and art sales.