Are you looking at your life

& wondering, "Is this all there is?"

You're at a crossroad & you can feel something igniting in your heart.

You want to create a life you LOVE but you're not sure how.

Your library is brimming with well-loved, dog-eared self-help books.

You've lost count of how much you've spent over the years on personal development courses, programs, challenges and seminars.

You invest in these programs with wonderful intentions. You FEEL an abundance of inspiration when you graduate. Then after a while, your old habits creep back.

What if you had one-on-one support to help you achieve your goals?

At the Gut-Mind Collective, we teach you how to level up as a woman.

After evaluating key areas of your life, you get all the tools and strategies you will need to create long-term outcomes.

If you're ready to level up and live a purposeful life, we're here to support you through our transformational wellness program, BREATHE.

“I've come back to my values, set firmer boundaries and determined my life purpose. I'm so excited about my future."

Sue Harrison, BREATHE Program Participant

Meet the Founders

Hi, we're Merryn Padgett & Rita Bonivento, Co-founders of The Gut-Mind Collective.

 For the last 10+ years, we’ve been helping busy, successful women like you identify and manage the stresses in their lives, achieve calmness and clarity, and bring health, happiness and purpose back into their lives.  

In fact, over the past couple of years, we have helped dozens of women get these really great results:

> Lighten the emotional and stress load
> Increase energy levels
> Set firmer boundaries
> Determine life purpose
> Reconnect with self, values, feelings and thoughts
> Become a renewed person
> Get excited about the future

But it wasn’t always this way. 

 We’ve both struggled with:  

> Wearing 100 hats every day
> Never shutting off  
> Massive stress loads
> Chronic illness and auto-immune disease triggered by long hours, tight deadlines, and stress overload
> Heightened levels of anxiety  

We tried everything under the sun to heal ourselves, and it wasn’t until we cracked the code to integrative nutrition, holistic wellness, mindfulness and meditation that our lives improved dramatically.  

We’ve since founded The Gut-Mind Collective and now we’re on a mission to help women achieve transformational breakthroughs.  

That’s why we’re so passionate about helping you create less stress and more calm in your life through the power of our online programs. 

Merryn Padgett

Holistic Coach & Meditator

Merryn hails from Paynesville, Victoria, and is a self-confessed multipotentialite with a 20+ year career in hospitality, business administration, graphic/web design, community welfare and holistic wellness. Following a crisis in her early twenties, she experienced spiritual awakening through Reiki and later studied Holistic Counselling and meditation so she could help people find calm and clarity.

Qualifications: Dip Welfare Work 2010, Dip Holistic Counselling 2008, Cert IV Youth Work 2008, Reiki Teacher Training 2006,  Cert II Commercial Cookery 1998.

Rita Bonivento

Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

Rita is located in sunny Queensland. Following an international background in public relations, event management and marketing spanning 25 years, in 2013 Rita was diagnosed with autoimmune disease. She embarked on a journey of self-healing through nutrition and lifestyle factors and later went on to study integrative nutrition.

Qualifications & Experience: Integrative Nutrition Health Coach 2019, Business Director 2007-2014.

Connect with like-minded women

Nourish & Connect is a free Facebook community that digs deeper into each of the key areas of whole-body-wellness.

We love to offer inedible food for thought plus live masterclasses.

If you are ready to learn about the gut-mind connection and the impact lifestyle choices have on your wellbeing, you’re in the right place!

Nourish + Connect is a safe space to share support, inspiration, questions, challenges, wins, hacks, case studies and best practices.