Our Story… What We Do
Changing Habits started with the publication of Changing Habits Changing Lives by Cyndi O’Meara in 1998. Since 1980 Cyndi has been studying and researching nutrition, diet and health issues. She has also spent much of her time speaking both nationally and internationally, her book is translated into several languages and many of her products can be found in 37 countries around the world.
Since 2010 Cyndi and her husband Howard have expanded Changing Habits to not only be a health information company including books, audios, videos, e-books, programs, protocols, reports, newsletters, clubs and social media but also ethical, nutritious foods. Howard and Cyndi saw that there was a need to not only provide information but to also make the food Cyndi talks about more readily available to everyone. The company has grown exponentially and now provides not only food but also food supplements based on the philosophy of Cyndi’s first book Changing Habits Changing Lives. Changing Habits is passionately committed to improving the lives of men, women and children by providing our respected customers with high quality, ethical foods. Our goal is to improve the lives of generations and make a significant and lasting impact in the health industry.
Changing Habits will not bring out a food unless it has been thoroughly researched. Both Howard and Cyndi go to the country of origin, see where the food is grown and packaged before it becomes part of the Changing Habits food line. Cyndi has many foods in the pipeline and every year new foods are introduced to the line. Cyndi and Howard will only introduce new foods that they themselves will use in their every day lives.
Changing Habits Philosophy
We believe… that every human being has the right to be healthy. We provide people with logical, reliable and ethical information and tools that are not constrained by society, falsehoods or damaging technology.
We believe in the power of you! You can achieve incredible results!
Health by changing habits!
Meet the team
Founder and Nutritionist
Not your typical nutritionist, Cyndi disagrees with low-fat, low-calorie diets, believes chocolate can be good for you and thinks cheating and eating yummy food is an important part of a well-balanced diet. Cyndi must be doing something right because she maintains a healthy weight and has never (in her whole life!) taken an antibiotic, pain-killer or any other form of medication. Cyndi is a passionate, determined and knowledgeable speaker on health issues and uses her education and experience to help others improve their quality of life so they too can enjoy greater health and longer lives.
Concerned by the state of our health system and the lack of educated consumers, Cyndi explores relevant and confronting issues such as cancer, diseases, diets, drugs and medication and asks people to make a choice about what they are willing to consume. She raises serious questions such as ‘Is margarine really the answer or is it a major contributor to obesity, cancer, diabetes and heart disease? Are artificial sweeteners the great low calorie alternative or deadly neurotoxins?’
Her unique, surprisingly simple and down-to-earth approach challenges and encourages others to eliminate unhealthy habits and has inspired thousands to make smarter choices about the food they choose to put into their body. By educating people on how to read food labels, why diets don’t work, and how drugs can affect your total well-being and vitality, Cyndi confronts her audiences with new truths and empowers them to make long lasting changes with simple and achievable steps on how to create healthier habits…Read More
Yes, this is Cyndi’s husband and general manager of Changing Habits. Howard joined Cyndi in the business a few years back after selling his chiropractic business and was keen to help Cyndi take her vision to the next level.
Howard oversees the business as well as looks after all new product development. Howard spends many hours sourcing quality, ethical products for Changing Habits. Once Cyndi specifies the type of products that she would like to be a part of the Changing Habits product range, Howard is into action and to obtain the highest quality product.
Howard recently gave up his chiropractic business to work full time on the business. You normally find Howard in the office in his board shorts and t-shirt and when he has had enough of the computer he’s off for a run or a fitness class to clear his head.
“I always refer to the people I work with as a team not staff, we are all working for the same end goal and I value them all. We are here to produce high quality, ethical real health foods that are in line with Cyndi’s philosophy, anything less than that will not go on our shelves.”
To learn a bit more about Howard and his incredible life journey from teacher, to policeman, to body guard, to Chiropractor, working with gold medal athletes at Olympic games, to the CEO and GM of Changing Habits, listen to this interview with Howard & Sam Parker.
Dr. Stephen Myers
Education Course Developer
Steve our education course developer extraordinaire joined Changing Habits April 2014. Steve is currently designing an education course for Changing Habits that aims to empower people to become better informed about the complex “landscape” of nutrition and to make better nutritional choices for health and well-being.
‘I really enjoy working at Changing Habits, not only because it is a fun working environment, but also because it is a great place to understand health and nutrition. Since working here I have made changes in my own nutrition for the better. You are also surrounded by like-minded people who love what they do and enjoy creating new healthy recipe that are shared around the office space. Working here at Changing Habits is not just a job, but a career that enables me to create better lifestyle choices for my health and well-being’.
Business Development Manager
Karen the business development manager extraordinaire for Cyndi and Howard joined Changing Habits over in April 2010. Karen is the steady eddy at Changing Habits, she organises, delegates, controls, calms, relaxes, soothes and is a valuable asset of the team. If no one knows how to do something in the office, Karen is called to action and has the patience to fix anything. Karen works on new business concepts and oversees the coordination of these ideas to market. Everyone needs a Karen in their life and we are very fortunate at Changing Habits to have her.
“I love living the Changing Habits lifestyle and incorporating what I learn here into my husband as well as my 3 children’s lives. I have learnt so much about my own health challenges and enjoy coming to work every day, it’s such a positive work environment where we all get on so well.”
Sheridan joined the Changing Habits team in April 2012. Sheridan is a fully qualified nutritionist and has become a great asset to the Changing Habits team. Sheridan divides her time, helping out in the education department for our online nutrition course and will commence consultations in the office come 1st December 2014. Sheridan always has a smile on her face, keeps us all smiling and has a very strong passion for all things healthy.
“There is not a day I wake up and dread going to work! I am surrounded by beautiful people with beautiful hearts, including the team and our glowing, happy customers! We share our passion for the holistic health and wellbeing of individuals, and the desire to spread the word! I learn something new EVERY DAY; the information Cyndi discovers, I discover, a customer shares, or a new healthy treat one of the team brings in, YUM!”
Jordan is a fully qualified Nutritionist and GAPS practitioner. Since late 2012 Jordan has worked closely with Cyndi sharing the same passion and philosophies on nutrition and health as Cyndi, making her another valued team member for Changing Habits. Jordan divides her time helping out in the education department, researching and writing, creating and photographing new recipes and will also commence consultations at Changing Habits in mid-October 2015. Jordan is continually learning about the amazing healing capabilities of the human body and is always eager to learn more and help others heal themselves with nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.
“Working at Changing Habits allows me to have the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable knowledge, this job truly inspires me every day. Changing Habits values and messages makes me proud to be part of the team as we all share a passion for education, holistic health and the wellbeing of individuals. I’m a care taker, or in other words, I am a nurturer by nature. I get that warm and fuzzy feeling from giving advice and guiding people on a pathway of better health, wellbeing and healing”.
Events Coordinator and Product Development
With the growth of Changing Habits, it was time to create some new, more specific roles. Ruth joined the team in August 2012 to concentrate on coordinating Cyndi’s somewhat hectic schedule. Ruth organises Cyndi’s events and seminars, however her role doesn’t stop there, she also is busy coordinating our products, to ensure we keep our supply of stock going.
Ruth moved over from the UK early 2012 and is enjoying the Queensland lifestyle. Ruth has been interested in a healthy lifestyle for quite some time now so fitted into the Changing Habits philosophy with ease.
“There are so many reasons I love working at changing habits – The first is the lovely energy we have in the office. We all work as a team to solve any problems. The second is how much I learn from being at work. It can be a mind field out there with so much information available, so it is great to be able to spend time with other like-minded people and discuss books we have been reading, programs/films we have watched and recipes we have found (taste testing is a particular favourite)”
Web, Graphics and Online Coordinator
With a comprehensive skill set that spans the whole integrated marketing and communications spectrum, Rosie joined the Changing Habits team in May 2014 to assist in maintaining and building Changing Habits’ online presence through social media, communications and corporate collateral design as the
‘I consider myself very fortunate to work with a supportive and inspiring team in a role that encompasses all my interests including communications, social media, design, marketing and a healthy lifestyle.
It’s wonderful to be in an environment that encourages continual learning in both my specialised work skills and in good health principles, which I can incorporate into my family’s lives’.
Kristy joined Changing Habits in June 2013 and has had various roles within the company, including customer service and special projects before moving across to Education Coordinator. Kristy worked closely with Steve during the production of the Online Nutrition Course, and is most excited to utilise her skills as the department grows. Kristy’s formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Environmental Planning and Certificate IV in Training and Assessing. This background in science coupled with extensive experience in project management, teamed with her passion for nutrition and compassion for students makes her our ideal coordinator in education.
“I love working at Changing Habits. I consider myself lucky to work in a fun and friendly office surrounded by a wealth of knowledge about health and nutrition. I love learning new recipes using the quality products, especially healthy treats I can share with my toddler.”
Special Projects Coordinator and Education Administrator
Natasha, or Tash as she prefers to be called joined Changing Habits in February 2015. Her role here is looking after special projects and working closely with Kristy in education as the administrator. Tash has been a personal trainer for the last 5 years and loves helping people transform their lives through fitness and nutrition.
“I feel very privileged to be working in such an amazing company! With my passion being in health and fitness, I honestly could not ask for a more perfect place to work. I love that every day is a new learning opportunity in a fun, friendly and VERY healthy environment”.
Lizi began with us in October 2011. Lizi started in administration/reception but as the business grew rapidly we took her accounting expertise and left her in charge of accounts. Being a self-confessed ‘anal bookkeeper’ she takes care of all the accounts for Changing Habits.
Lizi with her great sense of humour loves to remind us all by quoting the godfather “if you ain’t got a bookkeeper, you ain’t got nothin”…. There is never a dull moment with Lizi around!
“Three of my favourite things are; good food, fun happy people and logic puzzles. In this office, those things are just part of my day!”
Tessa joined us in June 2015 and works in administration/reception. Together with a strong interest in nutrition, Tessa has a large range of skills including working in hospitality locally and internationally as a barista, as well as administration within the audio visual fields.
“I’ve always been fascinated by health and nutrition and gradually over the last few years, I have been making changes to my diet to become a more healthy and energetic version of myself. That is why I jumped at the chance when I saw a job vacancy at Changing Habits.
Every day I am learning so much, and I’m so keen to continue to learn as much as possible. I have already tried all of the products which I love and I am constantly thinking of new meal and smoothie creations to mix them in to. The office environment is so positive and friendly which is also a massive bonus!”
Chris works closely with Lynn in Dispatch and together, they keep our Dispatch Department running smoothly – efficiently coordinating, organising and sending out orders.
With his calm nature and attention to detail, you can be assured your parcels will be wrapped, packed and dispatched in a timely manner and in the best possible way!
Lynn began in November 2013 and works closely with Chris in dispatch. Together they sort out our dispatch department, organising and sending out orders. They also re-organise the stock to allow everything to fit perfectly as products arrive quickly and in large quantities. Lynn has an attention to detail for every product she wraps and sends them out with health and hope, all in a timely manner. You can always count on Lynn to have a huge smile on her face everyday.
“I love working at Changing Habits; what’s not to love working with great people, great products and making the world a healthier place.”
Changing Habits Protocol Coach
Mel became our Changing Habits Healthy Living Club (HLC) Coach in October 2014 and offers online support to our HLC members before, during and after their Protocol journeys and also to our other members that are part of the HLC for all its benefits.
Mel comes fully qualified and experienced, with her own life changing due to the Changing Habits 4 Phase Fat Elimination Protocol. As well as her numerous health problems vanishing and losing 40kgs, Mel also conceived naturally, after been told she never would. Her new way of life has had a ripple effect on her whole family too.
“I simply adore working with the Changing Habits Team. I feel so blessed that each day I get to offer help and support to our beautiful customers who are all undergoing their very own health transformations, just as I did several years ago. It sounds so cliche but I feel I have the most rewarding job in the world, and I wake up every morning filled with gratitude, ready to start my day.”