Challenge Leaders

Scott Watters

CEO | Founder

Scott Watters is a respected leader with over 30 years experience in organisational and individual development, teaching, coaching and executive team performance.

His diverse range of experiences encompasses leading a number of elite sports teams at both state and national level. These including the WAFL state team and WAFL club Subiaco, and AFL clubs Collingwood and St Kilda.
In 132 years of the WAFL, no other coach has achieved a higher winning percentage. This included three consecutive Grand Finals and two Premierships between 2007-2009. Scott was an elite athlete himself, playing 10 years of AFL football.

Scott’s mentoring experience also extends to counselling and educating within juvenile detention centres. His three years of mentoring work at Banksia Hill Detention Centre provided a unique perspective on the challenges facing adolescents.

Trevor Hendy

Programs | Founder

Trevor Hendy is one of Australia’s greatest ever athletes and amongst the fittest men on the planet. As an Ironman he won an unprecedented six Australian Championships and four World Championships.

Trevor walked away from sport at 29 years of age, simply stating, “I have grown to love helping others win their gold medal far more than chasing my own.”

Trevor is highly regarded as a charismatic speaker with a one-of-a-kind approach, and has become a lifechanger for many who have witnessed him speak.

Trevor
has two mottos for life: “The conditions are always perfect,” and, “Bring it into now and never underestimate the power of who you are.”

Mark George

Trek Leader

Mark is one of few people to climb the seven summits – the tallest peaks on each continent.

He has climbed extensively in Nepal (Everest 2005 and 2008), Tibet (Cho Oyu), the European Alps, Alaska, the Andes, Africa, Antarctica, New Zealand and Australia.

In 2012, in just over seven and a half weeks he became the first and only Australian to reach the South Pole solo and unsupported on skis from the Antarctic coast.

Amongst other adventures, he has skied to the North Pole, sea-kayaked across Bass Strait leaving from Apollo Bay, and recently completed a world record 651km unsupported crossing over 1,000 sand dunes, dragging 200kg of water behind him through the Simpson Desert.

Eric Philips

Trek Leader

Eric is a polar adventurer dedicated to exploring the vast and varied icescapes that typify our polar regions. His outdoor career spans more than 25 years during which time he worked professionally as an IPGA Master Polar Guide, outdoor educator, filmmaker, motivational speaker, team facilitator and musician.

As an adventurer he has visited every continent on Earth, often leading lightweight and self-supported expeditions to remote areas.

He has explored the world’s four largest icecaps and was the first Australian, together with companion Jon Muir, to ski to both the North and South Poles, locations that Eric has since visited many times as a polar guide.

In 1999 he wrote the book, Icetrek: The Bitter Journey to the South Pole and his expeditions have produced four internationally-screened documentaries, most notably, the Emmy Award-winning Greenland production, Chasing the Midnight Sun.

Rick Rifici

Trek Cinematographer

Rick Rifici is an award-winning Australian Director of Photography with over 30 years experience.

Based in Australia, Rick is a world-class cinematographer with a unique body of work that reflects his love of motion pictures and his passion as an avid waterman.

Drawing on skills and disciplines from his roots in broadcast television, Rick has progressed to become one of the world’s most highly regarded and sought-after outdoor and underwater cinematographers.

Rick has worked on numerous feature films and international television commercials in recent years, including work in action sports films and documentaries.

Jayne Hope

Trek Yogi | Meditation

Jayne Hope, Founder of Fuel Life Health Coaching, works on aligning the body, mind and soul.

“We work on shifting focus from the rat race, day-to-day, scrambled view, to an eagle-eye view – a place of wisdom. We aim to build new healthy mind and body habits, creating a soft wedge of space to check in with ourselves, planting seeds of positivity, and setting intentions so we can thrive.”

Jayne draws on her health educator credentials, realities of life as a ‘corporate escapee’ and her incredible life experiences including her greatest challenge – an unexpected cancer diagnosis. She draws on all her experiences to assist people to make a positive shift from their current health and life mindset.