Sto­ries that in­spire

ME - - Contents - — Corinna Bold­is­ton Editor

Have you had a per­son in your life who has helped you to get the best out of your­self? On the flip side, have you in­ad­ver­tently or de­lib­er­ately helped some­one else de­velop their life val­ues, ed­u­ca­tion, ca­reer or tal­ents? The value of men­tors in our so­ci­ety is a golden com­mod­ity that can’t be mea­sured. For this rea­son we caught up with six Goul­burn Val­ley women who we be­lieve are guid­ing oth­ers to suc­ceed in many ways. Our Men­tor­ing Women fea­ture (page 10) is a great ex­am­ple of the way peo­ple with var­ied back­grounds, in­ter­ests and ex­per­tise can have a pos­i­tive and last­ing im­pact on the lives of other women. We hope their in­sights en­cour­age you to share your knowl­edge, life lessons, skills and ex­per­tise when the op­por­tu­nity arises. We can all be men­tors to some de­gree. This is­sue we also meet an in­spir­ing Shep­par­ton fam­ily — Michael Grossi and Michelle O’Bree Grossi and daugh­ter Skyla, 7 (page 16). A 1991 as­sault in a night­club left Michael with a brain in­jury and con­fined to a wheel­chair. De­spite the tragedy, Michael’s pos­i­tive out­look on life shone through and he was later to meet his wife-tobe. Our team fell in love with im­ages taken by pho­tog­ra­pher Liz Ar­cus in Michelle’s child­hood gar­den — which is now the Grossi gar­den — and asked the fam­ily to share its beau­ti­ful story with our read­ers. We also catch up with Shep­par­ton ex­port Zoe O’Brien who won hearts around Aus­tralia by just be­ing her­self on The Bach­e­lor (page 22). Jour­nal­ist Rhi­an­non Gavalakis caught up with Zoe and dis­cov­ered that de­spite her new­found fame, Zoe re­mains “just Zoe” with her feet planted firmly on the ground. We hope you en­joy these, plus the many other great reads in this is­sue.

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