Hey there! I’m Gianna Lucas

There are loads of things I love but what I adore the most is empowering the lives of young people!

I’m Co-Founder and CEO of Happow – a life skills education provider on a mission to future-proof the lives of young people in high school and beyond. I’m also a proud member of Workforce Australia’s Local Jobs & Skills Taskforce for IMMER, Motivational Speaker, Educator and Youth Coach, and I’m here to inspire YOU.

For 6+ years I’ve had the privilege of working with organisations, schools, government bodies and youth networks on a mission to change the world.

DREAM BIG & BOLDLY I SAY!

Hey there! I’m Gianna Lucas

There are loads of things I love including Japanese food, noughties pop hits and almost any binge-worthy Netflix series. But what I adore the most is empowering the lives of young people – Millennials and Gen Z!

I’m a Keynote & Motivational Speaker, Educator and Life Coach for young women, teen and pre-teen girls and I’m here to inspire YOU.

These last few years I have had the privilege of working with youth and organisations who are on a mission to change the world.

DREAM BIG & BOLDLY I SAY!

This is my story.

Let’s go back a decade or two to my schooling days. You see I had a tumultuous childhood. During primary school I lived with a chronic and debilitating anxiety disorder. On top of this I experienced a fair amount of bullying.

However, this never stopped me pursuing a life I always dreamed of – even at a young age. I always found a way to show up and gently work through hurdles that came my way. I always believed in a better tomorrow.

Through an immense amount of self-belief, coupled with a whole lot of mindset strategies and faith, I overcame my anxiety disorder after six gruelling but surprisingly rewarding years. From a young age I made it my mission to use my voice for social good, empowering young people to believe that they, just like me can get through life’s darker seasons.

A visionary in high school, I achieved a big and unexpected dream of mine at age 14. I won a nation-wide singing competition which resulted in me being a part of Australia’s youngest all-girl pop-group Charmz, a joint initiative between Mattel, Shock Records and Nickelodeon. It was an incredible experience where a song I wrote as a primary school student called ‘Feel The Beat’ featured on our album and was later used by The Saddle Club. Writing was and still is a joy, a therapeutic exercise where I can explore and dream. Despite the many wonderful experiences I had during this season, a really transformative moment was our first performance as a band held at Chadstone, the biggest shopping centre in the southern hemisphere.

For the first time in my life, I was on stage feeling butterflies and not nausea which proved that we can do great things if we truly believe. Being a part of Charmz also meant that I was able to witness the power and influence of the media and the entertainment industry as a whole, which re-confirmed my desire to use my voice for social good, by working for organisations where my values aligned.

THROUGHOUT THIS THREE-YEAR PERIOD, I NOT ONLY LEARNED SO MUCH, IT ALSO confirmed MY BELIEF THAT

If you can dream it, you can do it

– JUST LIKE WALT DISNEY USED TO SAY.

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In my later years of high school, I fell in love with musical theatre and broadcast radio. In Year 12 I became Co-Captain of Christian Service and was diagnosed with chronic fatigue. This eventually resulted in me developing an auto-immune disease called Vitiligo a year later. It was one tough, yet eye-opening year rolled into one.

Pursuing my passion for radio and desire to empower others, I studied a Bachelor of Journalism and then eventually joined the biggest community radio station in Australia, 89.9 TheLight, who are powered by PositiveMedia. It was here I hosted my own shows, as well as produced their award-winning breakfast show until 2015. (Fun fact, in March 2020, I returned to the station as a Radio Announcer and continued to work there until April 2023, so I could grow my life skills startup Happow!)

In 2015 I became the Deputy Editor of a then online motivational magazine called I AM WOMAN. It was designed to celebrate and connect women and their wisdom across the globe and celebrated extraordinary people who were energised and empowered to share their knowledge and ideas for a better life. The magazine was praised by many incredible women including Naomi Simson, Kate Langbroek, Michelle Bridges and Emma Isaacs. A year later I launched my a boutique digital and content agency with a wide-range of clients.

With a desire to empower young women and girls, I launched a weekly show called The Promenade With Me Podcast. Spanning 65 episodes, each one aimed to motivate listeners to recognise their unique qualities and infinite potential through wise words and storytelling. Listeners would hear countless stories from amazing women doing extraordinary things here in Australia and abroad. I had the pleasure of not only sharing my own story and insights, but I also interviewed women from all walks of life, including the recipient of the first Invictus Games Medal and a Mars One Astronaut candidate.

After sharing my insights on my podcast, organisations began approaching me to share my story and strategies with their people and this continues today. I’ve worked with a myriad of organisations including Beautiful Minds, Magic Moments Foundation, Rotary Clubs RYLA Program, as well as schools, youth networks and the Victorian Government amongst others. I also joined Bridge Builders Youth Organisation as a Board Member which I held for over 2 years until June 2020.

In 2019 I created a 6-week coaching program for tween and teenage girls, an 8-week course as well as a series of empowering workshops. During this time I also held a special International Women’s Day event called Let’s Flamingle, that was designed to support and empower young women.

In September 2020, I launched Happow, a gamified life skills education provider partnering with Australia’s top experts to help schools and organisations run empowering and engaging evidence-based wellbeing programs. We exist to help youth ‘Power Up Life’. I’m so proud of our big vision, gamified eLearning life skills platform and live programs.

Now in 2024, I spend my time running Happow, whilst being a member on Workforce Australia’s Local Jobs & Skills Taskforce in Inner Metro Melbourne, a voluntary position. I also occasionally offer my time to speak at events that empower youth and women. In addition to this, I am writing a novel, the first of three that’s a part of a young adult fantasy series. The premise of this series is to empower young people to know that no matter their past, they do have the power to change their world and that of their community.

 

As they say, the rest is history!

As a motivational speaker, I have had the privilege of sharing my transformative story, insights and strategies to over 25,000 people. Each and every day I pursue my own mission of empowering the next generation so they feel more supported, motivated and equipped with the tools they need to recognise their unique potential and pursue their goals with passion, purpose and conviction.

My favourite motto in life is

Dream BIG and boldly

and I endeavour to practice this every day. My number one goal is to help others believe in their own unique potential, define their life purpose and pursue their passions with enthusiasm and confidence.

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my bucket list

01

Publish a book

02
Go on an overseas working holiday
03
Host a TV show
04
Work with Oprah
05
Go on a mission trip
06
Own and live in a home by the sea
07
Star in a Disney animated film
08
Launch a social
enterprise
09
Become a mum
10
See a Broadway
show in New York

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