The Working Balance Team

Rod Lee: Director, Programming

Rod LeeRod has been involved in health-care management and education for over 35 years. He has been an executive administrator for a medical rehabilitation centre and has designed and delivered stress-management and meditation seminars for companies such as the Commonwealth Bank and Trowbridge Consulting.
Rod has taught meditation and Tai Chi workshops for Into The Blue creative walks, has been a teacher for Nature Care College of Natural Therapies in Sydney and has developed and presented relaxation and meditation programs for Qantas and Malaysian airlines.

Samantha Graham:
Associate, Presenter

MSc in Human Ecology. PhD in Corporate Sustainability


Sam has been meditating for the best part of 2 decades. Her curiosity has seen her explore a number of different approaches, including moving meditations, guided meditations and everyday application of mindfulness practices.

She lived at the Findhorn community in Scotland for 6 years, where she led a weekly meditation. She currently hosts two meditation groups in Sydney. She began to teach meditation for corporations 8 years ago, as part of a large-scale, cultural transformation program.

For first-timers, she loves to combine an understanding of the science of meditation (brain-waves, beta, alpha, theta states etc) with a simple but profound experience of meditation.

Sam is also involved in design and facilitation of sustainability education programs for corporate and not-for-profit clients.
John Talbott:
Associate, Presenter

JohnJohn has been practising meditation for more than 38 years. He was a member of the Findhorn Community for twenty-four years, where he had the opportunity to study many traditions. He has great experience in leading meditation seminars for small and large groups of participants.

John arrived in Australia in 2003, and has since worked in the corporate sector. He has adapted innovative approaches to the practice of meditation for practical benefits in the workplace as well as in people’s personal lives.

John is also involved in the design and facilitation of sustainability education and cultural transformation programs.

Rowena Harding-Smith:
Consultant, Programming

TSCN Management Cert, Cert IV Training and Assessment


Rowena is a specialist in learning and memory, workplace corporate communication, and writing-skills training. She has worked as an education consultant in private practice for 16 years. Prior to that, she worked as a trainer in Human Resources in the retail sector. She is a regular speaker at conferences and forums.

Rowena has been a lecturer at the SPELD Certificate course on Learning Difficulties (U. Syd. Accredited). She has participated in education forums in NSW Parliament House and was an invited speaker to NSW Opposition Education Policy Committee at Parliament House in Sydney.