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Fighting the good fight, Tahina Booth is on a mission to end gender-based violence via GYMBOX

Updated: Jun 22, 2022


Tahina Booth is not just an athlete and changemaker, she's also the founder of a non-profit organisation, The Grass Skirt Project. Through her incredible hard work and commitment to ending gender-based violence, Tahina established GYMBOX as a vehicle to educate and empower the next generation.

Tahina is the CEO & Founder of Grass Skirt Project, an Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG) registered charity that has impacted over 7,500 people to date in communities around PNG.

Grass Skirt Project uses sport to foster community building and collaborates with partners to enable better access to health services such as sexual & reproductive health check ups, optical care, and gender-based violence education.

Tahina is an advisory Board member of the International Rugby League Federation Women and Girls, and works with youth who have been affected by violence and need personal development support.

"You are never too late to start, you just need to start".

In this episode we cover:

  • How to use sport to manage and process trauma

  • How to activate communities via sport and physical training while educating them on sexual health, consent and physical violence

  • How to transition from professional sport to entrepreneurship

  • How to start a business when you have no idea where to start

  • Where to get help when starting a business, what networks to connect into

  • How to ask for help as a new founder, new entrepreneur

  • Education is the most impactful way we can deal with gender-based violence in communities

  • Why professional sport and elite athletes make the best entrepreneurs

  • Sport is a safe place for me to learn, test yourself and this can be transferred into business skills and life resilience

  • Don't be afraid of your power

  • Don't be afraid to tell your story

  • Life hurts, training hurts, GYMBOX teaches resilience with physical training in a safe supportive environment

  • How to transition anger into power and utilise the energy for good and make a positive impact

  • The power of having a go, failing and learning from failure

  • Learning what you need to work on

  • Why employers love to hire professional athletes and why this make a perfect business owner mindset

  • How to transfer what you learn as an athlete into a business mindset

"I can't take this power to the grave. I'm no good to anyone in the ground. If I die I can't help anyone. I need to live so no one else has to go through what I went through. This behaviour stops with me." - Tahina Booth, Founder GymBox

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