I’m very excited to have been named one of the Anthill 30under30 entrepreneurs to watch in 2017 for my work with Art of Smart Education.
In 2016-7, I established a community of over 90,000 students, all looking for the answer to ‘What should I do with my life after school?’ whilst also facilitating an Australian-first collaboration in co-location between Art of Smart and KYDS Youth Development Service Inc.
The co‑location of KYDS, a youth mental health organisation, with Art of Smart Education was designed to holistically tackle the growing youth unemployment and mental health crisis in Australia. As an ex-client of KYDS, and a young person still looking to answer the same question of what to do with my life, I am honoured to have been able to overcome adversity and mental illness to help other young people to navigate their own lives.
A huge thank you to my friend and mentor, Rowan Kunz for helping and supporting me the whole way through, and for giving me the chance to show what I can do.
You can read more about what I get up to in my (rare!) spare time here: http://anthillonline.com/elisabeth-goh-2017-anthill-30under30-winner/
What do I want you to take away from this? Your mental illness does not define you: it’s what you do with it that does.