Groundbreaking New Video Series:


Help your Daughter unlock her full potential with our carefully curated

10 Week GSF.Connect Discussion Program (Incl. 120+ Videos)

She's inquisitive, passionate, capable and (at times) wonderfully determined. But while you can see her amazing potential, still she holds back. Fear. Overwhelm. Anxiety. Reluctance to make decisions. Worried about her inability to predict the future. 

For the past 18 months we've worked with over 1600 teen girls, parents and educators and found that by connecting them with strong, experienced, female role models we can reduce their fears, build their confidence and arm them with a game plan to reach their full potential.

We've brought together 12 Extraordinary Women from a range of industries (Business, Science, Film, Education, Outdoors to name a few!) and put their their insightful advice and guidance into a structured 10 Week GSF.Connect Discussion Progam for you to work through with your daughter. 


Specific topics we cover include:

Passion | Stress | Failure | Plan B | Regrets | Motivation & Persistence | Confidence & Self Belief | Balance | Positive Effects of Experience | Life Mottos


WATCH AND CONNECT EVERY WEEK:

STEP 1: Receive that week's TOPIC, including a write-up and links to 4 x suggested videos within the GSF.Connect platform.

STEP 2: View each video with your daughter, exploring a variety of viewpoints from different women.

STEP 3: Use the supplied discussion points to connect with your daughter and workshop each week's topic.

STEP 4: Continue to explore over 120 videos at your leisure!


WATCH AND CONNECT EVERY WEEK:


STEP 1: Receive that week's TOPIC, including a write-up and links to 4 x suggested videos within the GSF.Connect platform.



STEP 2: View each video with your daughter, exploring a variety of viewpoints from different women.



STEP 3: Use the supplied discussion points to connect with your daughter and workshop each week's topic.



STEP 4: Continue to explore over 120 videos at your leisure!


Rich, motivating resources at your fingertips, in your own time

Packed with bite size clips and insightful discussion guides, the 10 Week GSF.Connect Discussion Program provides the tools you need to connect with your daugther and help her break down what's holding her back through: 

  • Advice and insights from 12 Extraordinary Women, including award winning Hollywood Stunt Artist Ky Furneaux, international Communications Expert Tanya Meessmann, award winning Scientist Amy Chan and award-winning Secondary School Principal, Kirsten Ferdnands. 
  • Weekly discussion points to comfortably initiate impatful conversation with your daughter.
  • Immediate access to 120+ beautifully produced videos covering topics such as fear, failure, balance and success.
  • Short 2 minute durations for easy processing & quick watching for time poor families.
  • Access all videos for up to 6 months

Here's what we'll be covering...

WEEK 1: PASSION

Passion has led people on on fantastic adventures, into incredible roles and through enriching life experiences. We explore how to find it, what it feels like and what to do with it.


WEEK 2: STRESS & PRESSURE  

GenZ is experiencing one of the most pressurised childhoods to date. Our Extraordinary Women share advice, tips and strategies to deal with stress and overwhelm learnt from working in the 'real world'.


WEEK 3: FAILURE

An incredibly important topic to broach early on in life - what constitutes failure? How do different people process it and what is the healthiest way to move forward?


WEEK 4: PLAN B  

A polarising topic across girls, parents and educators - the age old "Should you have a Plan B?" Hear real-life recounts from both sides of the fence and help navigate whether your daughter should have a Plan B. 


WEEK 5: REGRETS

WEEK 6: MOTIVATION & PERSISTENCE

WEEK 7: CONFIDENCE & SELF-BELIEF

WEEK 8: BALANCE


BONUS #1! 

WEEK 9: POSITIVE EFFECTS OF EXPERIENCE

Studies show that learning through experience is far richer and impactful than theory alone. Our EW share what they have learnt through experience and applied to be successful in their lives. 


BONUS #2! 

WEEK 10: LIFE MOTTOS

Our women have lived extraordinary lives and collected a whole brains-trust of learning and information along the way. They distill this down into each of their personal life mottos.


"Hearing from these women was so empowering and gave me ways to be more confident and to achieve my goals.” Isabella, Teen Girl 

"This content is so unique. I love having a great tool to help me teach Katie life skills she can keep and use for her lifetime!" Yvette, Parent 

“These are so amazing! I'm learning new skills and hearing from such inspiring people and enjoying learning more about myself as a person.” Tara, Teen Girl

Ready to help your daughter move forward using insights and guidance from Extraordinary Women?

10 Week Discussion Program & 6 Months Access: $79

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About Girl Shaped Flames & GSF.Connect

GSF.Connect is an exciting new platform developed by Girl Shaped Flames founder, Tanya Meessmann

Tanya has worked with over 1600 teen girls, parents and educators while connecting them with almost 100 Extraordinary Women from a variety of backgrounds, industries and cultures.  

In this video some of Tanya's Girl Shaped Flames share why they love working with (and learning from!) Tanya.


Meet some of our Extraordinary Women:

At the heart of GSF.Connect is a group of strong, professional, female role models, committed to mentoring and guiding the next generation of female leaders, entrepreneurs and adventurers. 

Tanya Meessmann is a Communications and Branding expert and the founder and director of FUEL | Girl Shaped Flames. 

The fire she has had in her belly since a teenager has taken her from a small coastal town to topping her degree at a private university, being poached to work at top-tier Advertising Agencies throughout Sydney and London on cornerstone international brands such as Virgin, MasterCrad, Peroni, Nokia, and McDonald’s, then across into a Film Producing career that has seen her produce hundreds of pieces of content and 7 feature films.

Ky Furneaux is one of the world's top Hollywood Stunt Artists (The Avengers, XMen 3, Thor), a Survival Expert (Bear Grylls calls her 'the female Bear Grylls'!) and author of Girls' Own Survival Guide.

At 19, Furneaux was involved in a car accident that left her bedridden with a fractured spine and doctors speculated that she would have limited mobility for the rest of her life. 

However, after a year of intense physical therapy, Furneaux was active again and fought her way to the top of a physically and mentally intensive (male dominated!) industry.

Amy Chan is an award-winning PHD student studying Molecular Biology at the Inflammasome Lab (UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience). 

After obtaining First Class Honours in 2014 in the highly competitive Toth lab, Amy developed a novel prophylactic vaccine against streptococcus pyogenes.  

This year she received the coveted People's Choice award for her entry describing her research on sepsis and her motivation for continuing to raise the profile of women in STEM fields, titled "Mission Inflammation: Guarding against Collateral Damage in Infection".

Kirsten Ferdinands is an award-winning Secondary School Principal. 

She developed her passion for teaching at an early age, admiring the impact her own teachers had on her development throughout school. After following a traditional path as an educator, she has now been working with Education Queensland in both Primary and Secondary schools for 29 years across the state. 

In 2017 Kirsten led her current school to secure the prestigious Best QLD State School in 2017 and continues to forge exciting and valuable learning opportunities for both the students and educators under her charge.


So let's kick-start your daughter's journey to reach her goals and fan her flames!

10 Week Discussion Program & 6 Months Access: $79