Meredith Forder

Hello, my name is Meredith Forder.

I am a Self Awareness author and speaker. I have written numerous articles, which have been published in Living Now Magazine, Tiny Buddha, Think Simple Now and Clear Thinking.

I have spoken to many organisations including the WA Club, UWA Business SchoolRotary ClubTEDxNedlands and the Theosophical Society.

I am also the founder of Clear Thinking, a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping people reduce anxiety and depression and gain more clarity about what they are doing and where they are going.

My passion is helping people discover their purpose and realise their potential, so that they can live happy and fulfilled lives. 

I also help people, both personally and professionally, find their internal “on-off switch,” so that they can be “switched on” and focused while they are at work and “switched off” from work while they are at home.

Lack of this ability is one of the greatest challenges that people face today.

Recommendations

“I have the utmost respect for Meredith as a presenter, speaker and as a human being. She is one of the most genuine people I have ever met. Having attended one of Meredith’s presentations recently, I can tell you, it made me think of various areas in my personal and business life that I can improve on and gave me so much clarity.

Meredith believes in helping people and has a very calming effect on everyone she speaks with. Personal development is absolutely vital for every individual and attending Meredith’s presentation will definitely lay a strong foundation for you to build on.”

Zeeshan Pasha, Founder & CEO Nifnex

“Meredith Forder has always impressed me with her exceptional knowledge and her positive attitude to every project she undertakes. As a keynote speaker Meredith delivers a message that is crystal clear and really connects with her audience. I have had the pleasure to have worked with and shared the stage with Meredith, and it is refreshing to deal with someone who is honest, courteous and a joy to work with.”

John Ross, Author

“Meredith’s talk clearly showed how to develop good leadership qualities. Subsequent feedback has been extremely positive. The students and alumni were very appreciative of Meredith’s time in sharing her expertise. Thank you.”

Prof Renu Burr, UWA Business School

“On behalf of all the Rotarians who attended last week’s talk, thank you. It was an excellent presentation on a topic of considerable interested to us all. The feedback from attendees was very positive. Thank you Meredith.”

Scott Dwyer, President Mill Point Rotary Club

Background

When I was in my early twenties I lived in the party capital of Australia—the Gold Coast in Queensland. It was the eighties, I was a fashion designer, and for me another night meant another party!

In those days it was all about glamour. The more glamorous you were and the more glitter you had, the better off and happier you’d be. At least that’s what everybody told me.

And while I wasn’t really into any of it—I was more down to earth than that—I was misguided into false illusions of happiness. I was led to believe that succeeding as a fashion designer would make me happy and give me the life that dreams were made of.

Nothing could have been further from the truth.

The only thing I succeeded in achieving was living a counterfeit life. On the surface, I was all smiles and shiny—everyone thought my life was perfect. But underneath it all I was miserable.

I had to do something. I had to change my life, because if there was one thing that I was sure of, it was this: No amount of partying or material success could fill the aching void I felt within.

After two years of searching and attending countless “spiritual” courses, I found what I was looking for on the other side of the country in Perth, Western Australia.

There I attended a retreat, read a book, and met the author, an Indian Swami. He was an incredible man. He was cool, calm, and composed, full of wisdom, wit, and humility.

They say that when the student is ready the teacher appears, and I couldn’t have been more ready. Six weeks later I was in India, studying Vedanta—India’s ancient philosophy and best-kept secret.

Today, as a result, I cut a very different cloth. I get up every morning the same time I used to stagger to bed!

I practice being true to myself and try to live an authentic life, based on giving rather than taking.

My work enables me to share this philosophy of life and living with others.