“Creating unity within families and communities”
Author | Domestic Violence Advocate | Program Facilitator | Lived Experience Presenter | Holistic Counsellor | Social Worker | Youth Mentor
In addition to being a wife and mother, Azelene is a highly passionate, people-centred professional, who has acquired over nine years’ experience delivering community programs and services. Inspired by her own personal traumatic experiences, she is determined to pursue social justice whilst supporting individuals to build their confidence, capabilities, and skillset in achieving desired outcomes from their own fear to freedom.
Azelene is an internationally published author, a registered Holistic Counsellor, and has completed a Bachelor of Social Work at ECU in 2020. She uses her lived experience and theory related to Family and Domestic Violence to educate others.
She shook the hands of many politicians including Australia’s current Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
In 2018 she was a guest at the Loge in Canberra which is the primary official residence of the Prime Minister of Australia. She has visited the Parliament house in Perth and in Canberra as a guest of Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.
She was interviewed on Channel 7, Channel 9, Channel 10, SBS and ABC TV, and most of the well-known radio stations and newspapers nationally and internationally, as CEO and Co-founder of Kidzucate.
Media Page: https://azelenewilliams.com/in-the-media/
She has spoken and delivered programs in schools, universities, organisations and corporate companies and events locally and internationally. She has set up a charity from scratch and organised amazing fundraisers over the years.
She is highly regarded both on and offline, and her friends and followers mention that she is inspiring and empowers men, women and children all over the world. They say; “Azelene is a kind-hearted, pro-active and honest person, who is creating opportunities where people she advocates for see no hope”.
She has published 4 books, and has received numerous awards and nominations over the years.
Her passion is to educate teens and adults about healthy relationships, how to identify an abusive relationship, help them to put strategies in place to break free and to provide them with information on appropriate support services. She have proven success in developing strong, trusted relationships with individuals from diverse age groups, organisational levels, cultural heritages, and socio-economic backgrounds by combining exceptional communication, interpersonal and mediation skills with industry-leading therapeutic methodologies. As a social activist, Azelene is determined to make a positive impact on individuals and in communities.
Originally from South Africa, she lived in the Middle East before settling in Perth, Western Australia in 2011 with her husband and only daughter.
She experienced three and a half years of physical and emotional abuse as a teenager in her first relationship and came out a stronger person who life ambition as an activist in the field of domestic and family violence is to have a positive impact both on today’s and future generations.
Azelene’s message to men, women and children who is touched by domestic and family violence is: “Do not ignore the warning signs, speak up and never lose hope. Somewhere out there, there is someone you can trust, who will listen and who will believe you. Be kind to yourself, get help and get out! There is No excuse for any form of abuse. Violence and abuse in an intimate partner relationship are NOT your fault. The person abusing you is doing it because they chose to do so. It’s not because they were triggered by anything you did or say. I know it’s scary to leave and I know it’s dangerous. However, with the right support you will be able to get through it”.
In her Professional capacity she wears many hats that includes:
- Co-Founder and CEO – Kidzucate
- Bully Prevention Training
- Program Developer
- Registered Counselling Private Practice – From Fear to Freedom
- Holistic Counsellor
- Domestic Violence First Responder
- Youth Mentor and Advocate
- WA Child Safety Services – Trainer and Program Developer
- Founding Member
- Teen Talk Relationships Trainer
- Protective Behaviours Trainer
- Teen Mentor
- Ruah Communities – My Story My Time Advocate
- Domestic and Family Violence Advocate
- My Storie My Time – Media Advocate and Spokesperson
- Rising Lotus WA –
- Founding Member
- Domestic Violence Educator
- Bachelor of Social Work Institution: ECU – 2020
- Dip. Community Services Work Institution: TYFE – 2014
- Cert. Sexual Intelligence Professional Training Institution: Relationships Australia – 2013
- Dip. Holistic Counselling – Sand tray, Clay and Art Therapy Institution: Sophia College – 2012
Professional Development and Training
- Safe & Together™ Model CORE Training – Safe & Together Institute – 2020
- Couple Counselling – Institution: Sophia College – 2020
- NDIS Workers Orientation Module – NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission – 2020
- Cert. COVID-19: Adapting Child Protection Case Management – Institution: University of Strathclyde and Celcis – 2020
- Cert. Kimochis®, Social and emotional tools for practicing emotional self-regulation and positive relationships – Institution: Kimochis® – 2019
- Cert. eSafetyWomen—online training for frontline workers – Institution: eSafety Women Commissioner – 2019
- Cert. Domestic Violence Response Training Institution: LifeLine – 2013 refresher training completed in 2018
- Public Speakers University – Institution: Andy Harrington – 2015
- Pre & Post Abortion Professional Training – Institution: Doctors for Life – 2001
Awards Azelene has achieved include:
- 2020 Westfield Local Hero 2020 – Received $10 000 Grant
- Local Heroes for Westfield Whitford City Shopping Centre Finalist 2020
- Nominated for Telstra Business Women’s Awards 2018
- Australian Mumpreneur Award Finalist Making a Difference Non-Profit 2016
- Australian Mumpreneur Awards Finalist Big Ideas Award 2016
- Mrs Galaxy 2015 National Finalist
- Mrs Charity for Make A Wish First Runner Up2015
- Mrs Charity for Wildlife Warriors First Place 2015
- Winner of the Nifnex Influential 100 Business Awards 2015
- INFERTILITY Road to Hell and Back (ISBN-978-0-646- 57555-1)
- BROKEN Breaking the Silence (ISBN-978-0-646-94545-3)
- Take-A-Stand Healthy Behaviours Development Program Professional Manual (ISBN-978-0-646-96506-2)
- Take-A-Stand Healthy Behaviours Development Program Child Workbook (ISBN-978-0-646-96477-5)