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Petris Lapis

Petris Lapis

In every life there is a mix of the professional accomplishments and the person you become in the journey of life. Below are the professional accomplishments and if you keep scrolling you will find the person without the masks, the qualifications and the job description who will connect with your audience in a warm engaging way.

Petris Lapis B Com LLB LLM FIPA FFA

Director (Petris Lapis Pty Ltd), Master Results Coach, Master Performance Consultant, Master NLP Practitioner, Master Ericsonian Hypnosis, Mindfulness Practitioner

Petris holds Commerce and Law degrees from the University of Queensland and a Master of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology. Petris is also trained as a Master Results Coach, Master Performance Consultant and a Master of Ericsonian Hypnosis. In 2015 she was made an honorary Fellow of The Institute Of Public Accountants for service to the profession.

She has worked in the taxation division of one of the world’s largest accounting firms, in banking, been a University law lecturer (specialising in advanced legal subjects for post-graduate students), an external author for CCH Australia, the director and senior trainer of a tax training organisation (Tax Matters Pty Ltd) and the director and senior trainer of Extollo Pty Ltd (providing non-technical skills to business). She has consulted to the corporate, government and non-profit sectors. She has been an accredited Senior Mindfulness Trainer with the Potential Project. She has nearly 25 years experience as a conference and seminar presenter. Her passion, enthusiasm and humour are loved by audiences across Australia.

She has been a Committee member of a number of professional bodies and contributed to their education programmes as a presenter, author and advisor. She has published a number of books and hundreds of papers.

Petris is passionate about helping people live better lives, fulfil their potential and achieve success. She works with children, teenagers, adults and businesses to make this vision a reality.

You will love listening to her speak and participating in any seminar she runs.

Petris Lapis The Person

(Queen Of Happiness, Finder Of Lost Socks, Community Member and Rower)

I have done a lot of things professionally over the years … which gives rise to interesting questions from teenagers in the programs I run. But no matter what I have done, I always tended to fall into the thing I love the most. Since I can remember I have been a teacher, a story teller and someone who loves to create warm inclusive communities for people.

I am a mum, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a teacher, a coach, a student of life and a crew member. Each year I choose something to stretch myself and keep growing. Some years I am more successful at it than others (see the picture on the right). I have learned an instrument, taken up martial arts (the 7 year olds in my grading exam were so impressed when I passed), gone blonde, written a text book, changed my name and much more in the pursuit of stretching and pushing my comfort zone.

I believe in giving back to the community and have done so as a volunteer for most of my life whether it be as a consultant, treasurer, coach, breakfast mum, driver, lunch maker or shed cleaner.

I live my life with laughter and joy. What else is there some days but to laugh at what has happened or how people have behaved? (See picture on right again … although I was advised it is wiser to keep your mouth closed than to have it wide open laughing when falling into the Brisbane River).

I am a committed mindfulness practitioner and meditator and have been so for more than 25 years. I first start using this and other mind training techniques while working in an accounting firm and completing a law degree at the same time. It has made any number of life’s challenges smoother and easier over the years.

I love warm sunny days, people, row boats, mornings, life and laughter.

 My Philosophy

I believe every human has enormous untapped potential and our greatest limitations are often internal.

My aim is to joyfully help as many people as I can in this life time to have the resources, skills, tools and mind-sets required to unlock potential, produce outstanding results and live truly magnificent lives.

My desire is to promote the habit of personal growth through whatever means possible. I imagine a world where we are changing ourselves one thought at a time and getting better every day than we were the day before. What would be possible if it could be achieved?

My Mission And Values

My mission is to joyfully contribute to a better world by helping people and organisations grow, become more self-aware and mindful. My aim is to help foster a world filled with people who know and understand themselves and the impact they have on others, who have broken through the self-imposed limitations that were keeping their lives small and who are fulfilling their potential in a way that is considerate of themselves, others and the planet. I don’t know about you, but a world full of people fulfilling their potential in a joyful and compassionate way is a world I would love to live in.