Jeanette Maynes, Artist, Graphic Website Design, Personal Trainer, Life Coach, Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast,About Me

Name: Jeanette Maynes
Nickname: Red
Heritage: Irish & Scottish
Occupation: Business Owner, Graphic & Website Designer
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Red
Height: 165cm
Religion: Raised Catholic now SPIRITUAL, Love the Law of Attraction!
Ethnicity: Aussie
Orientation: Straight
Status: Single

Early Childhood

When and where were you born? In the 70’s in Townsville
Do you recall any interesting stories regarding your birth? Yes I was born on Father’s day and Dad said he held me within a couple of minutes of being born.
What is your earliest memory? Playing under mums sewing table.
Who was the most influential person to you as a child? Dad
How would your parent(s) describe you as a child? Beautiful, smart and an absolute little treasure   Why? Cause they are biased and have too!
Did you have any pets as a child? Yes a kangaroo, cow, chooks, ducks, pigeons, dog, fish and numerous birds.
What was your favorite game? Softball

Grade School/High School

Where did you attend high school? St Mary’s in Maryborough
What was your favorite subject to study? Art
What was your favorite sport? Softball, Netball & Athletics
Is there a teacher that you remember having been particularly influential? Mr Butler my art teacher
How would you describe yourself as a student, both socially and academically? Very social and pretty smart.
What did you like most about school? Art and Sport
Did you earn any honors or were you recognized for any achievements? Several Distinctions for Art
Did you have a teen idol? Elvis, he is so HOT! (Even thought he had passed away)
What was your favorite music/band/dance in high school? Poison, Def Leppard, Madonna


Did you attend university? Not straight away, I decided to party for a few years! 15 years on I enrolled. (Took me a while!)
How were you able to attend university? I pay for it by running my own business.
Did you live in a dorm? No I lived at my unit and study externally
Why did you decide to attend university? To strategically plan the path for my business expansion
What subject(s) did you study and why? Professional Studies
Did you get a degree? Yes, Masters of Professional Studies.
Was your family supportive of your decision to attend college? Yes
How did your university experience prepare you for your later years? I have taught myself several new skills and knowledge that I can apply to any situation. I now think at a higher level and analysis everything!


What was your first job? Newsagency assistant when I was 14 and a half
What was your best job? My current position – Business Owner, Graphic & Website Designer:  Design House
What was your worst job? Checkout chick (5months when first out of school). Though I did get a certificate for being the fastest scanner in Qld!
What is the longest amount of time you have ever stayed with one company? 11 years – Owner / Graphic & Website Designer Design House
In addition to being paid money, how else has your career created value in your life? I love what I do so I don’t feel like I am working. Every day is fun, a blessing and feels like a holiday!
What is your most significant accomplishment as a professional? Providing for Myself / Independence
Were you ever fired for unjust reasons? Yes and I took the employer to the Industrial Relations Commission and Won
What do you consider to be the best possible work environment? A fun one with lots of Laughing
Who was the biggest influence in your career? Me! and Oprah, Donald Trump, Louise Hay, Tony Robbins, Dr Wayne Dyer & Deepak Chopra (thought they don’t know it yet! I will though tell them in person!)


Do you have children? No, I brought A Harley Davidson as it is cheaper. (Sold in 2013, might need a bigger one!)
What does the word “family” mean to you? A lot of people that you are supposed to like because they are related. Fortunately 98% of my family is Fabulous!
In what ways have your parents influenced you the most? Great morals, intelligence, treat others as you would like to be treated, good looking ha.
Which of your parents do you most similar to and why? Dad because I go out of my way for people. Mum because I am over organized.
What is your relationship with your parents like today? Great! I’m finally training them to treat me like an adult (But I suppose acting like one helps)!
Who do you admire most in your family and why? Dad he’s a legend and always sets a great example! And we have the same witty sense of humor and crack each other up laughing.


Have you had your heart broken? Not really
Have you broken any hearts? Hell yeah! Sorry guys if you don’t shape up you get shipped out quick smart!
Have you ever been married? No
Do you believe in love at first sight? Yes!
Do you have any regrets regarding your love life? Yes it’s nonexistent as I’m so busy, I might have to put myself back on the market.


Perfume: Yves Saint Laurent Paris & Chanel No. 5
Favourite Colour: Red
Sport: BOOTCAMP! Gym, Running, Dancing
Food: Steak
Do you play any card games? 500, poker or black jack
Do you know how to fix a flat tire? Yes call RACQ
Do you feel happy today? Yes, always
Do you care about other people’s feelings? Yes, even better if they care about mine…
Do you sleep with more than one pillow? Yes 4
Alcoholic Beverage: Pure Blonde Beer, Jim Beam Bourbon
Movie: Memoirs of a Geisha, Prescious, The Colour Purple, The Shawshank Redemption, Dirty Dancing, Gone with the Wind, The Shift….
Book: hhmmm too many!!! Love business & self help books.
Song: Wild Thing
Band/Artist: Elvis Presley
Website: www.designhouse.com.au
How old did you wish you were: I’m happy with my age now
Ever gone Camping: Yes
Have you ever caught a fish and ate it: Yes heaps of times (luv whiting!)
Ever gone to church: Yes heaps, not any more
Do you resemble anyone famous: I’ve been told Nicole Kidman alot
What do you enjoy doing when you’re bored: I don’t get bored
What do you have on your mind: So much it goes non stop, though meditation has helped with this
What is your definition of “happiness”? Inner peace, love and acceptance.
What celebrity would you most want to meet? Oprah, Donald Trump (met), Louise Hay, Tony Robbins (seen in seminar)
What is your most memorable travel experience? Base Camp Mt Everest
What’s the farthest from home you’ve ever been? Nepal
When asked, what’s the one question you always answer with a lie? I don’t lie
What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at? Singing (Still sing, only in private though!)
What are the main lessons you’ve learned in life? To respect yourself and others. Only your opinion of yourself really counts. If you don’t love yourself no one else is going to!


–           Provide First Aid

–           Life Coaching

–           Law of Attraction Practitioner

–           Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Upgrade)
–           Certificate III in Fitness (Group Fitness)
–           Certificate IV in Fitness (Personal Training)
–           Apply First Aid

–           Master of Professional Studies (Post Grad)
–           Diploma of Event Management (Partial)

–           Certificate III in Community Services (First Aid)

–           Diploma of Graphic Design
–           Certificate IV in Design
–           Certificate IV in Business – Marketing
–           Certificate IV in Business
–           Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

–           Diploma of Business
–           Diploma of Business Management
–           Certificate IV in Information Technology – Website Design
–           Aware, Assertive & Alive – Effectiveness Training Course

–           Certificate IV in Business – Small Business Management

–           Certificate III in Business Administration
–           Aussie Host Customer Service Course

–           Justice of the Peace Assessment
–           Certificate in Arts

Entrepreneurial Seminars

2015 – OPRAH
2014 – 
Hay House Writers Seminar – Reid Tracy , Leon Nacson , Pam Grout,  Bronnie Ware, Megan Dalla-Camina , Jess Ainscough 
2012 – Tony Robbins 
(4 day seminar)
2011 –
 Anthony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki, T. Harv Eker and DONALD TRUMP
2010 – Deepak Chopra

Business Awards

2012 – Nominated Queensland “Telstra Women’s Business Awards”

2010 – Nominated Fraser Coast Business Awards

2010 – Shortlisted Queensland “Telstra Business Awards”

2010 – Nominated Mayoral Environmental Awards – Fraser Coast Regional Council

2008 – Finalist Queensland “Telstra Women’s Business Awards”

2008 –1 in 5 Finalist Nationally for the NEIS; “Best Growth Business Award”

2008  –Finalist Queensland “Telstra Business Awards”

2007 –Winner Fraser Coast Business Awards, Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce; “Special Commendation Award”

2006 –Winner Fraser Coast Business Awards; “Other Services”

2006 –1 in 5 Finalist Nationally for the NEI;S  “Best Growth Business Award”

2006 – Nominated for Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce; “Customer Service Award”

2001 –Winner Darwin Beer Can Regatta; Best Beer Can Boat and Best Ladies Beach Wear

Full list here.

Volunteer Work

2015 to 2016– President & Secretary Scarness Action Group | Progress Association
2013 to 2015 – Vice President Scarness Action Group | Progress Association
2013 to 2015 – 10km Challenge (Fitness) – Free Monthly Community Event
2012 to 2015 – 20km Challenge (Fitness) – Free Community Event
2012 to current – Chairman Eden by the Bay Resort Body Corporate
2012 – 24HR Gym – 24 / 7 for Kids Charity Event ($5,000 raised for the Hervey Bay Hospital)
2011, 2007, 2006, 2004 – Toy Run (Salvation Army)
2009 to current – Red Cross Blood Donor
2007 to 2015 – World Vision Child Sponsor
2007 – Fraser Coast Cultural Festival
2004 – Organised Charity events at the Hervey Bay Boat Club for: Make a Wish Foundation, Lock Up Your Boss, Clubs Qld Smile for a Child, Salvation Army
2004 to 2016 – Chairman Gold Coast Units Body Corporate


Open Car & Mororbike, Boat & Jet Ski

10 thoughts on “About

  1. Wow! You certainly manifest “The Rules” rather well.

    I wonder whether there is room in your life for a guy. Or if you can find one who is worth it!

    I read “What Women Want Next” and can see now why so many women simply give up on guys.

    Sure, sure – I’d love to defend my gender – it’s just that with gals like you out there – we really need to do a whole lot better!

    Lovely to discover your site (when looking for an image of “The Rules” to share with a female friend.

    PS I have a two page set of “The Male Rules” for keeping a guy (if you find one you want to keep).

    Happy to share.

    Gregg G.

  2. Thanks Gregg for your comment, I do try!
    I do agree alot of men need to do a whole lot better but hey that’s up to them to make the most of themselves and their life.
    I think the rules is the best book, quite funny, I just recommended it to a girlfriend today.
    If you would be kind enough, please forward me “The Male Rules” I’m sure I will find it very amusing hhhmmmmmm or maybe intreguing.

  3. Hullo. I was Googling Choeying Dolma, the Buddhist nun, and your site came up. You sound gorgeous but, perhaps, a bit confronting. I was born into an era when females were not encouraged to be so front-running as you are. I am 72 years old and still learning about myself and my value to the world. I go out of my way for people, too. At present I am seeing a friend through her Radiotherapy for a tumour on her pituitary gland. That’s how Choeying Dolma’s name came up. She is in a similar situation and is offerring her wisdom to my friend. Choeying Dolma has fulfilled the adage that “when the pupil is ready, the teacher will appear”. I wish you well in your travels through your life to get to my age and beyond. Go well. Anne

  4. Hi Anne, Thank you for your comments, I guess with a 4 decade age gap you would notice a big difference in how women conduct themselves nowadays. That is wonderful you are still learning about yourself, I also hope to be learning more when I’m your age. I also don’t know many 72 years olds that google the net so it is wonderful to see you are keeping up with technology! I can’t wait to start learning from Choeying Dolma! I will say a prayer for your friend.


  6. Hi Jeanette,
    Looks like you had a great time at the 2001 Beer Can Regatta. This satisfies the 1st Can-mandment – “Thou shall enter the event in the right spiritto have a great time”
    Can you give me some more info, and do you have any more pix?
    What was the name of your boat, did it float, and did you win any races?
    If you have pix, can I use them on the Beer Can Regatta website?

  7. Hi Jeanette,

    Your fascinating site popped up while i was looking for some walkway designs for our new property… bizarre!

    Might i suggest you watch ‘moving wallpaper’ or ‘Being human’, you are the dead ringer for the PA/Love interest – Sinead Keenan.

  8. Hi Jeanette
    Came across your site while I was looking for info on climbing Mt Walsh & was hooked into reading the whole thing…you are one motivated person but one with a caring soul. Take care & all the best in your future endeavours.

  9. Dear Jeanette,
    It was great meeting you in person last weekend, and am glad we have been able to stay in touch. WOW your sight really shows what 1 Woman with endless missions can achieve! I have opted for a bit of quiet in my life over the past few years, but reading all this has spurred me on even more to get out there once again and “live while I’m alive”. I would really like us to create some event/scene where we can work in conjunction with each other … we’ll have to see what the our stars have in store 🙂 Happy Days busy girl!

  10. Was Awesome to meet you to Sarah, yes I definitely believe everyone meets for a reason, should be some good adventures coming up and it’s great to hear you are getting back in the spotlight!! YAY xx

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