Hello, I’m Gail Goodwin. 

A good sense of wellbeing depends on finding meaning in life, and fulfilling our purpose. I believe this is not only possible during these difficult times, but also fundamental. Research suggests that knowing your life purpose is linked to better health, longevity, and economic success (2020). Finding meaning and realising your life purpose builds and sustains mental and emotional health (2019). 

Profiling your personality archetypes and reading their stories is an easy way to recognise, fulfill and sustain your life purpose. Quite simply, and without exaggeration, under effective facilitation, archetypes can be mind blowing in their accuracy and efficacy. You can use the power in archetypes to:

  • remember your purpose,
  • be inspired,
  • solve problems,
  • make decisions,
  • be more productive,
  • find and maintain motivation, and
  • connect with your creative genius and inner wisdom for guidance, insight and direction. 

Achieving your life purpose is energising. Finding more meaning in life is fulfilling (2014). Knowing this has inspired me to provide Archetype Consultations and Archetype Training (step 1 of 4, Soul Purpose Facilitator Training), by phone, f2f workshops and online – from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

My interest in mental health, emotional wellbeing and spiritual fulfilment began at age 14, when my mother enrolled me into my first yoga class. My involvement with the complementary therapy industry spans more than 40 years. The philosophy and practice of meditation and yoga informs much of my work today.

I’ve worked closely with Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Sacred Contracts, in Australia, Indonesia, USA, and Findhorn (Scotland). Our partnership led me to lecture and train Archetype Consultants throughout Australia as the former Director of Training for the Caroline Myss Institute, Australia.  

From there, I founded Body Soul Spirit, Australia, and my signature course – Soul Purpose Facilitator Training. The Soul Purpose Facilitator Training course achieved accreditation with the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT), and importantly, SPF Training gained recognition as an insurable therapy in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. 

soul purpose facilitator training body soul spirit program created by gail goodwin
Member since 2006

In addition to working with archetypes and life purpose, I teach at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to this role, I’ve worked as a senior educator. I’ve been teaching, mentoring, and coaching students at Swinburne since 2007. Coaching students to remain engaged in their studies during the pandemic was challenging. Advocating for students has been deeply rewarding.

With success, I’ve specialised in teaching small business management and mentored a variety of start-up businesses through and beyond the devastation of the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, Australia. I believe that coaching students, and teaching business management and mentoring small businesses owners has taught me how to bring soul and spirit into a down-to-earth reality, knowing that our life purpose is a continual process of becoming, rather than a state of perfection or happy-ever-after.

This has led me to develop my Archetype Consultations, Archetype Training and Soul Purpose Facilitator Training into a strong and reliable theoretical framework and holistic methodology that helps to align physical energy with spiritual values.

I look forward to working with you in a spirit of synergy and shared purpose, so contact me here. 

Some Happy Clients

“Dear Gail, many, many thanks for helping me yesterday. I received so much value in our conversation and as always, you’ve placed everything into perspective for me. I went home relieved that I now have the tools to manage my issues. Very impressed with your consultation and how everything that you said made so much sense. You’re a real gem Gail – lots of love all the way from me here in Sydney. xxx” Giorgia K, Human Resources.

“Thank you so much for being a ‘great’ humble teacher – your course has been one of the ‘biggest’ highlights and soul awakening processes I have come across to date.” Vanessa T, Life Coach.

“Thanks for a great meeting today.  I really enjoyed our conversation.  It was energising and rich.  I came home this afternoon thinking of boxes of wild magic 🙂 I feel very positive, so thanks for your support and for understanding my ‘dreaming’ vision,” Julie C, Transpersonal Counsellor.


Bronk, K C, Baumsteiger R, Mangan, S, Riches B, Dubon, V, Benavides, C, Bono G 2019, ‘Fostering purpose among young adults: effective online interventions’, Journal of Character Education, vol.15, no. 2, pp. 21-38.

Myss, C 2001, Sacred Contracts: awakening your divine potential, Random House, New York.

Rainey, L 2014, ‘The search for purpose in life: an exploration of purpose, the search process, and purpose anxiety’, Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects. 60, viewed 11 October 2021, <repository.upenn.edu/mapp_capstone/60/>

Reker, G, Peacock, E, Wong, p 1987, ‘Meaning and Purpose in Life and Well-being: a Life-span Perspective’, Journal of gerontology, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 44-49.

Suttie, J 2020, ‘Seven ways to find your purpose in life’, Greater Good Magazine: science-based insights for a meaningful life, viewed 8 October 2021, <greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/seven_ways_to_find_your_purpose_in_life>.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear friend, Thank you very much, I was really happy to have been following your blog. I’m still a lot to figure out, and here I can only say that you are an awesome blogger, full Inspiring and hope you can inspire more readers. Thanks and greetings compassion from Gede Prama 🙂


    1. Thank you very much, Gede Prama. I am glad you like my efforts and I’m very grateful for your wonderful encouragement. I am writing my next book, so I don’t always post everything I write – I put it into my book instead – but I like to post some things because I have so much to say!


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