The Happiness Hunter story.

A word from our Founder, Fiona Redding:
Fiona Redding - Founder of The Happiness Hunter

In 2012 and leading into 2013, I found myself in a place in my life where nothing was really working in any area of my life.  I was at home with two tiny kids, drinking every day, unfit and unhealthy, we had a lot of money stuff going on, I was unable to get work and I just remember waking up one day and thinking… how had this become my life? I was so deeply unhappy and I just did not know the way out.

It was a truly sobering moment.

There was some part of me that knew that I had to look deep inside of me for what my life had become – that I had to own it, to take responsibility for it and that if I wanted things to change, then it was me that had to change.  I decided to focus on one thing.  On happiness.  I just wanted happiness for my life.

And so the seed of The Happiness Hunter was planted.  I started my own coaching & consulting business, stopped drinking, and left what had become for both of us a very unhappy relationship.  I became a seeker.  I became an implementer.  I set a grand vision for my life.  I became crystal clear on the person I wanted to be and the direction I wanted my life to take. I took a lot of risks.  I sacrificed a lot.  I started getting out of my own way.  I started giving as much as I could of myself to the world.   I absolutely learnt that the gift in life is in the struggle – that true happiness is to be found in the overcoming of obstacles and challenges in our lives and not in the absence of them.  That meaning in life comes through what we do for others.  I learnt that we are nothing without connection.  We are more when we are connected to the truth of ourselves, to each other and to the world.

I wanted to find a way to build time for me and exercise and connection into my business and started The Happiness Hunter walks.  And then I started teaching all of what I was learning and implementing in my own life to others – I realised that with the business coaching and consulting I was doing, that it was never about the business, it was always about the people in the business.  That is where the work needs to be done – if we get that right, if we can get the balance right within ourselves, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually – to have unity of mind, body and soul – then the rest naturally follows.

Here at The Happiness Hunter our mission is to teach you and empower you with the life changing strategies, tools and mindset shifts required to live an abundant, successful and healthy life, full of passion, joy and meaning, and free of stress and anxiety.

We believe that when we are balanced within ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and socially – when we make the attainment of our entire wellbeing our number one priority – then that is when we can experience true, lasting and unconditional happiness.

And we are here to show you how you can start to experience that life, today.

Life Integration versus Work Life Balance.

The Happiness Hunter - Life Integration Framework

Everything is our life.  Everything we do is our life.  So when we try to say we have our work over here and it is separate from the rest of our life, then we are all doing ourselves a great disservice.

Successful life integration is achieved when we are clear on our vision for the whole of our life: for who we want to be, how we want to be living it and what we want the experience of our life to be like. 

When we understand this, then we can allow our work to become a part of the living whole of our life, and not something separate from it.

We live fully integrated, balanced and harmonious lives when we are balanced within ourselves and across all of the different elements of our life.

Work is just one element.

Why not book Fiona to come and speak at your next event to share her insights to build a happier team and workplace?

The goal is to strive for balance within ourselves; mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually and socially – life integration asks us to make this our number one, non-negotiable priority – because if we are not good within ourselves, then how can anything else in our life be functioning at it’s best? Your happiness is our success.

Are You Ready To Change?

You have to want the change, you have to choose to change and you have to fully, 100%, no holds barred commit to the change.

You need to understand your motivation for change – what are your drivers?

What do you actually want to change, why do you want to change and what do you want the change to look like?

The more clarity you have about your motivation, and the more connected you are to the person you want to become, then the more likely the change is going to be successful and sustainable.

The most important thing to understand about any change is that you are the only one who can actually make it happen.

It is your responsibility.  And the change has to start in your mind.

If you can get your mindset in the right place with the change, then the right actions will naturally follow.

And with us, you are never alone.

We’ve been featured in:

Walking connects strangers - Mornington walk launch
Ambassador - Peninsula Health & Sustainability Expo 2015
Ambassador - Peninsula Health & Sustainability Expo 2015
Devonport Walk Launch - The Happiness Hunter - Free group walk a route to happiness
Herald Sun - Taking Steps Towards Happiness - The Happiness Hunter
Paynesville walk launch - The Happiness Hunter
The Age Turbo Charge Your Business - The Happiness Hunter
smartcompany Top 20 Business Podcasts 2016
6 of the best leadership and management podcasts

Empowering personal transformation through community.

Using our proven Happiness Hunter framework – which is built around connection & community – through our walks, life & business coaching, workshops, retreats, keynote presentations and corporate training & leadership programs, we provide you with a supportive place and the right tools and strategies to change your mindset and to create deep shifts in your life and business.

Ready to find your happiness?

Become a Happiness Hunter today, join our global community and learn the strategies for a genuine, happy life.

Find out how you can work with us.

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“I first worked with Fiona through setting up the strategic planning for the Not For Profit I am secretary for – Support For Mums & their families. I was very impressed at not only the level of skill and ability to see the big picture, but how it all connected to help us make the day to day decisions that were right for SFM’s and the overall vision. I immediately asked Fiona to work her magic in my own business – mishfit franchise pty ltd and since then we have devised mishfit biz club – where we help the mishfit franchisees take their business to the next level. None of this would have been possible, if I had not met Fiona, and seen her passion, vision and positivity at work. I can not recommend her skills highly enough.”

– Michelle Wright, Founder & CEO, mishfit franchising pty ltd

“Fiona has been instrumental in growing my business, offering sound advice that is delivered with Nikola Ellis Adore Yogaintegrity and compassion. Trustworthy and astute, Fiona has a knack of getting to the heart of the issue and bringing clarity to business decisions. I would highly recommend Fiona as a business coach/consultant who delivers consistent results in a friendly, practical way.”

Business with Vivacity and Adore Yoga featured in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age online 8th July 2013

– Nik Ellis, Director, Adore Yoga

“Fiona facilitated an initial strategic planning session with the Stake holders witn our business Hire for Baby. The process she undertook included a review of existing documents and any relevant information. During this process she facilitated a process to ensure Hire for Baby had clarity (and agreement!) on the following: – mid – long term high level and holistic vision for Hire for Baby – map out all of the goals and activities to be done over the next 2 years – prioiritise, cost and determine internal or external delivery (to determine a rough implentation plan and budget) – change management approach for the new system Since our session with the stakeholders we have been able to commit to our goals and implement changes required and this has had a positive impact on our business in both commercial and strategic thinking perspective. Highly recommended and will continue to engage her services.”

– Marianna Barba, Hire for Baby

“Thanks Fiona for all your help and support with my new business. There were a lot of challenges, changes and frustrations and you helped me get through them by offering sound advice, strategies and process recommendations. The initial 2 hour meeting was very valuable to ensure we were well suited and to formulate a good plan of attack. I would have no hesitation in continuing to work with you, and appreciate you taking a genuine interest in me, my business and doing so in such an approachable but professional manner.”

– Paul Friedman, Founder, Max Entertainment Pty Ltd

“We were delighted to have Fiona work with us to fine tune our processes and be guided by her expertise in assisting us to move forward. Fiona never lost sight of our not for profit community focus and guided us accordingly with new directions and ideas to ensure we remain competitive and sustainable. We would not hesitate to recommend Fiona to any prospective clients and will certainly use her services again in the future.”

– Jude Rangitaawa, House Co-ordinator, Moongala Neighbourhood House

“I have also attended Fiona’s Life & Business Strategy Workshop. That was an amazing day of picking apart my business and life to gain clarity around the best way forward for me personally. Fiona has continued to support me in that journey since that event. I believe so strongly in Fiona and the work she is doing to create a paradigm shift for business that we have now started collaborating together on other projects. I can’t wait to see where those opportunities take us in the future.”

– Loren Bartley, Impactiv8