Inspirational Alumni


August 16, 2022 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. AEST

Join our panel of Endeavour Colleges Inspirational Alumni as they share their career motivations and journey. Let them inspire you to Shape your Future.

Get insights from our amazing alumni about their career paths that led them to where they are now.

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Bridget Backhouse
Bridget Backhouse is a degree qualified Naturopath who is passionate about the healing power of herbal medicine and is dedicated to evidence-based practice.
After struggling with her own health, naturopathy helped Bridget regain her vitality - and that's exactly what she wants for her clients!
Naturopathy has the ability to treat a wide range of conditions and concerns but Bridget has a special interest in supporting the health of students. Bridget knows how hard it is to balance all the demands of student life and stay healthy... but with good nutrition, a supportive lifestyle and the benefits of herbal medicine, you can THRIVE during your studies.

Chelsea Costa
Chelsey is an Endeavour College Alumni and qualified naturopath practicing at Perth Health & Fertility in City Beach, Perth. She is passionate about all things women’s health and specialises in, among general naturopathic medicine, treating hormonal conditions such as PCOS, cycle irregularities, endometriosis, PMS and acne.
In Chelsey’s graduating year, she graduated with the Naturopathy Academic Excellence Award and Dux Medal Award. Her goals are to continue her studies alongside clinical practice with hopes to one day complete a PhD and help contribute to the naturopathic research field.
She is one half of @peppermintandsage_ on Instagram and has interests in health education and regularly conducts public based health education talks in the community.

Irene Schonberg
Irene Schonberg has had a special interest in toxicity for many years, since losing her husband to brain cancer. She knew there had to be a reason why a perfectly healthy 38 year old man would die from this disease, and when doctors offered them no answers as to why or how this occurred, she studied Nutritional Medicine with a special interest in toxicity, until she found the answers she was looking for. Irene now works with other brain cancer patients with a similar diagnosis, supporting them back to good health, despite the statistics or prognosis. Irene has spent hundreds of additional hours studying toxicity, a subject not taught in depth in universities or medical school. It forms such an integral part of our lives and we are continually bombarded with more and more chemicals each year, and still there are few practitioners who fully understand the relationships between certain heavy metals and how they displace nutrients, to a point that causes ill-health. From digestive issues, skin issues, autoimmune conditions and cancer, the list of illnesses derived from nutrient imbalances is extensive. Irene works hard to educate and empower clients, so they may go on to lead happy and healthy lives, and eating right for life!

Lauren Stark
Endeavour Alumni, Lauren, ignites her passion when talking all things Natural Medicine from the herbs growing in the garden to the newest of innovators harnessing plant power in their new skin-range. Graduating from Endeavour College 8 years ago and with 20 years’ experience in Sales, Education and Leadership. Lauren embraced each opportunity with open arms, a lot of laughs, hard work a few tears and hasn’t looked back. Enjoying the diversity of our industry Lauren set up clinic in Brisbane, presenting many different workshops. Not long after graduating Lauren joined the team at RN health as the SQLD territory manager. It was here that really sparked a passion and led to a cross-roads decision and chose to pursue a career in the products industry. Later moving into the State leadership role with Evolution Health. In 2021, joining Wanderlust as the National Field Sales Manager leading the field sales team in launching plant-active products into Pharmacy and Health Food.

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