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Our Board

As a company limited by guarantee we are governed by a Board of Directors who provide ex gratia strategic advice, guidance and support to the organisation which is registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC).

Founder / Chair

Leon Stensholm

Leon Stensholm started body building in 2001 after suffering a number of injuries that would end his promising soccer career. It quickly transpired that what Leon lacked in muscle, was made up for in spades by the sheer grit and determination he focused on his new sport.

Committed to natural bodybuilding Leon has now been participating in the sport for the past 18 years with multiple Australian and Australasia titles to his name. During this time he has competed over 65 times, coached hundreds of clients with over 100 first places and multiple pro cards awarded.

Following the suicide of his best mate and brother Dean, Leon decided to pursue his dreams and founded Body by Leon Coaching. So committed to helping people to totally transform their body and mind Leon has also completed a Diploma in Counselling and written two books, ‘It`s how you think’ and ’60 Days to Mindfulness’.

Leon works with a wide range of clients, all with their own unique goals, from professional athletes, to everyday people looking to achieve their health goals.

Leon is passionate about working with those who suffer from mental health concerns and gives his time freely to work in the community on suicide prevention, as part of The Alliance for Suicide Prevention. In order to get the best out of people, Leon uses cognitive behavioural therapy methods and provides a framework in which they can work towards achieving goals and transforming their lives.

Leon is a passionate, energetic speaker whose enthusiasm and love for life is incredibly contagious. He engages and connects easily with all types of people and leaves his audiences energised and motivated.


Jay Acharya

As a newly appointed member of the Board of Directors for a charity committed to the well-being of young minds, I'm thrilled to bring a blend of authenticity and empathy to our mission. Genuine at heart, I firmly believe in being real, honest, and true to ourselves and others. With a background spanning 11 years in the health and fitness industry, I have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of physical and mental wellness.

My journey as a fitness entrepreneur, professional natural physique and classic physique athlete, and sports nutritionist has been driven by a passion for nurturing individuals towards their better selves. I've learned that true growth goes beyond the physical; it extends to mental and spiritual aspects as well. This holistic approach aligns perfectly with our organization's values.

Empowering the young minds we aim to serve is a cause close to my heart. I understand the importance of providing tools and resources for thriving, as I've witnessed the profound changes that can occur when we take control of our lives and make informed decisions. It's a privilege to contribute to building brighter futures for the youth and their communities.

Our charity's values of empathy, non-judgment, understanding, inclusivity, and nurturing resonate with me on a personal and professional level. By celebrating diversity and creating a safe space, we can truly make a difference in the lives of those we support.

I'm committed to fostering a culture of compassion, ensuring that young people can express themselves without fear of judgment. By integrating my love for marketing and continuous learning, I hope to drive positive change and give young minds all that I can and more.

Together, we will work tirelessly to empower the next generation to embrace their unique journeys and lead fulfilling lives.


Jake Haebich

Jake's life has been defined by a profound sense of purpose, shaped by life's most challenging experiences. At the age of 12, he tragically lost his father to suicide, igniting an unwavering commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of others. Later in life, he also experienced the heart-wrenching loss of a beloved best friend who also committed suicide, further cementing his determination to improve lives.

Jake's life's journey has led him down the path of improving lives through health and wealth services. He believes that holistic well-being encompasses not only physical health but also financial stability, and he is passionate about helping individuals and communities achieve both.

His association with the esteemed Leon Stensholm and his foundation has been a pivotal point in Jake's journey. The Stensholm Foundation's values and mission closely align with his own, and he is thrilled to collaborate with such an incredible organisation dedicated to making a meaningful difference in the world.

Jake's qualifications and professional background include:
• Certificate 3 and 4 in fitness, reflecting his commitment to promoting physical health.
• Chartered Accounting Diploma and a Bachelor of Commerce (financial planning and accounting), equipping him with the knowledge and skills to guide business owners and individuals on their financial journey.
Currently, he works at Yield Advisory, where he provides valuable financial guidance to clients. Additionally, Jake is honoured to be a Wishlist Ambassador, contributing to initiatives aimed at improving the well-being of those in need. Furthermore, he is an Executive Member of the Sunshine Coast Young Chamber of Commerce, actively engaging with the young business community to drive positive change.

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