A Civil Celebrant and ritual maker, a corporate MC, and a published author – ‘The Heart and Soul of Celebrancy’ and the newly released ‘Conversations About Death’.
(And for a short time I was proudly an Authorised Celebrant under the Marriage Equality Act 2013 – which sadly doesn’t exist anymore).
I recently became engaged to my partner Di – on the 15th November 2017 – in readiness for our marriage when the law finally change.
I am used to speaking at large gatherings and events – weddings, funerals, conferences etc – as well as the smaller intimate gatherings. So if you are after someone who is confident in front of a large gathering please don’t hesitate to call me.
I am the the owner of Life Skills Training Pty Ltd – a Registered Training Organisation – The Celebrants Training College, the owner/director of Sally Cant Consulting – an IT consultant, a member of the National Speakers Association of Aust, a founding board member of FIMAC (Funeral Industry Ministerial Advisory Council), Vice President of The Natural Death Advocacy Network, a University lecturer, an award winning artist and a mother of three. I conduct myself in any of these areas, personal or professional, with integrity and with a high degree of ethics. And although I adhere to the Code of Practice that has been set down by the Attorney General’s Dept for all celebrants I have always worked within Best Practice guidelines.
I am a President of an Association – ‘Celebrants Association of Australia Inc’ – and a member of a number of associations including a Member of CCGA (Monash), the Funeral Celebrants Association Australia, Australia Marriage Celebrants Inc. and the ACMCV Victorian Association and I have the following insurances – Public Liability and Professional Indemnity.
I have had a successful business career, with the skills learnt during that time helping me to communicate well with people and understand their needs. I am a vocal and highly visible advocate for the Celebrant Industry, a stanch advocate, and passionate about, social justice, the environment and discrimination issues. I am on a number of Boards, Advisory Boards, committees and charity work.
What can I offer you?
- I can offer you the very best in ceremony.
- I am an experienced celebrant – offering the very highest in standards, and options for your ceremony.
- I am warm, friendly and genuinely care about people.
I was appointed a Civil Celebrant back in 1995 and thoroughly enjoy every moment that I spend creating and performing ceremonies. Along with my career the other things that I do in my life include painting and complimentary therapies (Shiatsu Practitioner), reading, football – yes I am a proud supporter of Collingwood, visiting galleries, going to the movies and spending time with my valued friends.
I also have been awarded full Accreditation from the ABS – which I am very proud of.
I am a Watercolour artist and held my first exhibition in October of 1999. I currently have works in private collections around Australia and Washington DC. I have a Graduate Diploma of Celebrancy, a Cert IV in Celebrancy CHC42608, a TAE40110 Cert IV in Training & Assessment, and a Member of the Australian Institute of Management.
I love mentoring celebrants and students and hope that by doing that we will continue to improve the level of service offered to clients.