Mansfield Courier

Locals named as finalists for national awards

Coaching mums Kylie Mort and Briana Seaton

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MANSFIELD is known for its sporting leaders.

From Simon Gerrans’ genius in cycling, to Josh Fraser’s fame in football and Victoria Mitchell’s Olympic legacy, this is a local generation that excels

Yet, there are also the hard-working mums who work behind the scenes and this year’s National AusMumpren­eur Awards has turned that spotlight onto two of our very own.

The AusMumpren­eur Awards presented by The Women’s Business School celebrate and recognise Australian mothers in business achieving outstandin­g success in areas such as business excellence, product developmen­t, customer service and digital innovation.

The awards are designed to recognise the growing number of women who successful­ly balance motherhood and business in a way that suits their life and family.

Mansfield local Briana Seaton has been named as a finalist for the Coach of the Year category for her expertise in Business and Life Coaching.

Discoverin­g many mothers lacked confidence and self-worth to pursue their dreams after childbirth, Briana Seaton Coaching was born.

With hundreds of coaching sessions to date, Briana empowers women to find their passion, pursue their dreams and be the best versions of themselves.

Additional­ly in the frontrunne­r mix from Mansfield origins is Kylie Mort, now from Warrenbayn­e.

Kylie grew up in Mansfield as Kylie Mitchell (not just Victoria Mitchell’s older sister) and has been named again as a national finalist for a second year running.

This year she is a contender for the Business Pivot category for reimaginin­g her local Benalla business.

In 2020, after a decade of successful­ly growing an award-winning tuition company Kylie pivoted in the face of the pandemic and is now an Amazon best-selling author, educationa­l mentor and performanc­e coach, connecting to the world online from her farm in Warrenbayn­e.

Kylie said she is honoured to be named as a finalist again this year after being so successful with the Leadership Award in 2020.

“I would not be the coach and author I am without my own children,” said Kylie.

“Being a mother is what fuels my passion and purpose to ensure that every single child feels special, important, safe and loved.”

As a passionate, engaged and committed member of the Mansfield and North East community, Briana is proud to be a co-founder of the WiNE (Women in North East) Network, and to have graced the front cover and been featured in North East Living Magazine.

She helps other local women overcome adversity, realise their dreams and live more fulfilled lives, and her latest notable achievemen­t in this area is the co-ordinating of the upcoming WiNE Share and Connect Sessions.

When asked what drives her Briana says, “I love the lessons in life, and I am always learning so I can grow and empower myself and those around me.

“I love that I can show my children, especially Lara my daughter, that women are strong and a force to be reckoned with.”

 ??  ?? TOP MUM: Mansfield-born Kylie Mort has been nominated again.
TOP MUM: Mansfield-born Kylie Mort has been nominated again.
 ??  ?? MANSFIELD MUM: Briana Seaton has been named as a finalist for the Coach of the Year.
MANSFIELD MUM: Briana Seaton has been named as a finalist for the Coach of the Year.

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