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Hey, I'm Turia

I make cool stuff that
helps people get happier.

Ahhh, my favourite place to be: talking about myself!

Here’s the gist of my story:

In 2011, I was a mining engineer, living my dream life in the Australian outback. Then, while competing in a 100km ultra-marathon, I was caught in a grassfire.

I was choppered out of the remote desert barely alive, with full thickness burns to 65 percent of my body. I lost seven fingers, had over 200 medical procedures and spent two gruelling years in recovery. 

Surviving against overwhelming odds, I’ve rebuilt my life and defied every expectation placed on me

Since then?

I’ve written three best-selling books, coached over 40,000 people in my digital courses, shared a stage with Tony Robbins, competed in the Ironman World Championships, sailed a boat around French Polynesia, walked the Kokoda Trek, met some amazing people and I’ve grown a team and a business that I’m truly proud of.

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There's a lot I like (and love!) about what I do .... and one thing I hate:

I like surfing, running, bushwalking, geology and writing (so pretty much the same hobbies I had when I was ten years old!). 

I’ve been described as ‘bossy’ and ‘obstinate’. But I prefer to trot over to my bookshelf, pull out the thesaurus and pick new words, like ‘masterful’ and ‘gritty’ and ‘never gives up’. 

I hate eating the same thing everyday for breakfast, but am very open to eating the same thing every day for dinner. 

I once paid for an entire week of private dancing lessons in New York with the ultimate aim of being Beyonce’s sidekick… and am still waiting for my invite.

I love that my story has resonated with millions of people around the globe, and I love that I get to help people get happier, more confident and more… well, you know, whatever you want to be more of!

Except boring. I won’t let you become more boring.

“Sorry, but, what do you actually, you know, like do?”

You mean for kicks? With my time? Or how I make a living?
All v. good questions.
Let me explain in a little more detail...

I write.

I write stuff especially for YOU. I write about happiness, confidence, overcoming self-doubt and living the life we want to live for ourselves.

Those topics can seem a bit heavy at times though, so I balance it all out with a good dose of regular human stuff like tripping over my shoelaces and forgetting my keep cup.

50,000 peeps read my letters every week. I’m honoured by this privilege, and would be thrilled if YOU became number 50,001.

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I also teach women how to run!

Introducing 'RUN with Turia': a flexible, fun and no bullsh*t running program for women who can't run...yet!

Whether you're a total "never run before" beginner, or a little cardio cat, I'll get you feeling fitter, running further and feeling more confident in nine weeks. Choose from three distances and get the support, flexibility and accountability you need to make it happen.

Join the waitlist and get all the info here

But that’s not all!

*throws steak knives in the TV’s general direction*

  • I write bestselling books.
  • I’ve coached over 40,000 people through my online programs
  • I partner with brands whose work and products I believe in and genuinely recommend. My partners also help me to take on big challenges – like the Ironman World Championships, Kathmandu Coast 2 Coast, and do other cool things, like traveling to a small little village in the south of France on behalf of Avène.
  • I travel the world (now virtually thanks to COVID) sharing my story at conferences and events.
  • And I’ve helped to raise more than $1 million for Interplast, doing fundraising adventure treks all over the world.
  • I’m also a Mum to two young boys who I am obsessed with, even when they leave lamb cutlets in the bathtub and smear tahini all over my brand new bed linen
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I've written a book (or three!) about it ...

Happy (and other ridiculous aspirations)

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My second memoir

Everything To Live For

My first book, and the beginning of my story.

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