We are passionate and enthusiastic about teaching children to learn to love themselves and become all that they can be.

We met in 2013 while studying our Certificate IV in Coaching and Mentoring with the Global Coaching Academy. We had an instant connection and discovered that we both had a love for teaching young children. We are currently both studying a Diploma of Transformational Holistic Counseling. Our extensive teaching experience, combined with the courses we have completed enable us to offer children rich and holistic learning experiences.

Throughout our teaching careers we noticed the increased need for children to strengthen their self esteem and learn to manage their feelings and cope with anxiety. We have gone on to develop our Courageous Hearts Program and deliver this through our classes based at Primary Schools throughout the Perth Metropolitan Area.

Our goal is for Courageous Hearts to touch the lives of as many children and their families as possible.

We are very grateful and would like to acknowledge our mentor, Nerida Miles, from www.arcturianlighht.com.au. Her support and insights have guided and encouraged us on our own courageous journeys.


About Peta

I have been a primary school teacher for over 25 years. I am passionate about the future of our children and empowering them with the tools to create a life where they can live in peace, joy and harmony.

I began a path of personal growth and self discovery when I became seriously ill in my 20’s. It was there I began my meditation practice to help aid my recovery. I continue to follow a path of personal growth and transformation as well as a regular meditation practice.

As a child my self esteem was badly wounded and I have spent many years learning to trust, love and respect myself and others. My desire is to assist children in recognizing their uniqueness so they may live lives of peace, courage and self respect.

Through regular practice of meditation & mindfulness and through learning to build a healthy self esteem my hope is that you and your children will become EMPOWERED as you discover the magical world that resides within… and all around you… to help you navigate this world with more ease and grace.

Combined with a commitment to my own personal development and a love of life, I hope to inspire growth in others.



Diploma of Education (Primary)

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

Certificate IV Life Coaching and Mentoring

Connected Kids Level 1-Teaching Children Meditation

Basic Meditation Course-Kumara

Intermediate Meditation Course-Kumara

Children’s Wisdom Coach-Adventures in Wisdom

Meditation facilitators Training-Trans Genisis

Diploma Holistic Counselling



Meditation Australia

International Institute of Complimentary Therapies


About Lee- Anne

Hi, my name is Lee-Anne.

I am originally from South Africa and have been living in Australia for 11 years. I am married with two teenage daughters and live in Perth. I took time to be a full time mum and now that my girls are getting older, I am pursuing my passion which is teaching and learning. I have 20+ years teaching experience working with children from 2-12 years.

I left classroom teaching at the end of 2012 to focus on building my business, Little Gumnuts Nature Programs which offers nature education programs for children from 2-12 years. Little Gumnuts has been operating for 4 years and in that time I have seen many children struggling with anxiety and low self esteem. I started teaching self esteem classes in 2015 and in 2017 joined forces with Peta to combine our talents and skills and we began creating the Courageous Hearts Program.

I am following a path of personal transformation, I value personal growth and would love to be able to share more love with the world. Courageous Hearts is an avenue for me to share learning from my own personal journey and inspire children and their families to become all they are able to be.



Higher Diploma of Education (Primary)

Diploma of Neurological Learning Disabilities

Graduate Certificate (Early Childhood)

Certificate IV Life Coaching and Mentoring

Diploma Holistic Counselling

Playworker Course


E-mail: admin@courageoushearts.com.au • Peta - 0403 062 332 • Lee-Anne 0424 684 549