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Shane Smith - Facilitator, Mediator and Relationship Educator

​Relationship, Marriage and Family Educator, trained through the Family Relationships Institute, Melbourne in 2007, Shane has delivered a variety of parenting and relationship education programs focusing on providing individuals, partners and families the opportunity to achieve enhanced relationship skills and to recognise that they have the potential to shape and maintain quality and meaningful relationships.

Shane‘s career experience includes an impressive mixture of many facets of business, tertiary study and complimentary courses to enhance both his personal and career goals. His career has been enhanced with a variety of tertiary qualifications such as a Bachelor of Applied Science (Information Studies), Graduate Certificate in Adult Education and a Masters of Business Administration (Law) and Master of Dispute Resolution. Shane not only possesses strong business acumen but also a genuine interest in relationships in all their diversity and marriage and relationship education.

Shane’s interest in relationship enrichment continues to grow through facilitating workshops for engaged couples and recently commencing working with couples as a PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator. PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator and Marriage Educator for Anglicare between 2009 and 2012 Shanes Prepare-Enrich facilitation is complimented by running group workshops in relationship education for premarital and married couples, in addition to his role as National Coordinator of PREPARE/ENRICH Australia. Shane (with his wife) were also the Treasurer and Membership Couple of Better Marriages Australia, a role they have held between 2010 - 2016. Shane is current the Vice President of the Marriage and Relationship Educators Association of Australia (MAREAA -   

Specifically, Shane can deliver the following courses: ​Making Relationships Work; Talking to Men on Relationships; Marriage Enrichment; Communication Skills; Conflict Resolution; Stress Management; Growing Together and; 123 Magic.

Develop a better understanding about what you expect from a successful, happy and rewarding relationship. Explore Family-of-Origin and how to cope better with stress. Improve your communication and deal better with conflict. Focus on personal, couple and family goals. Being intentional and principle centred can revitalise and enrich your marriage, ensuring your marriage is sustainable and enduring.