15 June 2021

The Wiseberry Foundation presented Empower, a day of inspiration for individuals impacted by COVID-19.

The Wiseberry Foundation endorses the belief that to be grateful means to help the people around us, starting from within our communities. We have seen first-hand how the smallest act of kindness can make the largest difference in someone’s life. The Wiseberry Foundation presented Empower, a day of inspiration for every Australian. 

In the aftermath of COVID-19, there were many people in our community who were suffering silently, having been impacted by isolation, loss of a job, or even the loss of a family member. The Wiseberry Foundation decided to do its part in restoring hope and dignity to those in need, sharing with the community the opportunity to attend a day to listen to Seven heroes, the magnificent Seven. 

We invited members of the community to attend this event free of charge and hope to recharge them through a full day of inspiration. To help as many people as possible, the event was also broadcasted live on Zoom.

We wish to help people celebrate life, no matter what they are confronting, in doing so giving them the strength to break through their challenges and embark on a journey with renewed hopes and aspirations. Teachers are everywhere. The question is not whether they can teach you. Rather, it is whether you are ready to embrace their lessons. 


Wayne Bennett
Australian professional rugby league coach who is the head coach of the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NRL, and a former rugby league footballer. Widely regarded as one of the sport’s greatest ever coaches, he holds Australian rugby league coaching records for most grand final wins and most seasons with a single club.

Ray Price
Australian former dual-code international rugby union and rugby league footballer. Price played rugby league for Sydney’s Parramatta Eels club, with whom he won four NSWRL premierships, a Dally M Medal and a Rothmans Medal. He also played in State of Origin for New South Wales.

Mark Nicholls
Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a prop for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NRL. Previously played for the Canberra Raiders and the Melbourne Storm in the National Rugby League.

Amanda Gore
Physiotherapist with a major in psychology, and a master practitioner of neurolinguistics. A professional speaker and motivator, she is an expert on leadership, communication, relationships, lifestyle and stress. One of Australia’s and the USA best Keynote Speakers, an author, Huffington Post columnist and business woman. She is one of 4 Australians inducted into the USA Speaker Hall of Fame.

Ziggy Gordon
Scottish professional footballer who plays as a fullback for Western Sydney Wanderers in the A-League. He has played over 180 games in both the Scottish Championship and Premiership as well as over 30 matches in the Polish Ekstraklasa and I Liga.

Michael Buettner
Australian rugby league official and former professional footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. An Australian international and New South Wales State of Origin representative back, he played club football for the North Sydney Bears, the Northern Eagles, the Parramatta Eels and the Wests Tigers.

Joel Keegan
Head Coach at Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW. An inspirational boxing trainer who bounced back from knee injuries and has opened his own gym, while also helping the community through his PCYC involvement.