Jacki’s Story

Why New Beginnings?

Jacki Hendy with her children TJ and Kristelle at Currumbin Alley. Picture: Brendan Radke. 

New Beginnings came about from my own personal journey. While a lot of people remember me as the former wife of ironman legend Trevor Hendy, what most people don’t know is that I have lived another life since those high profile ironman days.

Trevor & Jacki Hendy

When my relationship with Trevor ended, I had to find my identity as a single mother and business woman outside of my marriage. I started a new career path and was trained and up-skilled in the recruitment industry, where I also took on a marketing role. I then became an independent marketing consultant looking after my own clients.

In 2003, I fell in love again and merged my personal and business lives with my partner, Paul Botica, Byrning Spears Surf Wear Pioneer & Entrepreneur, who passed away on Valentine’s Day 2012, after a long battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. It was devastating, and on top of the grieving process I had to start again in every way – physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and financially.

Paul Botica and Jacki Hendy

I needed the inspiration to begin again and New Beginnings was born. It was about honouring Paul and the journey we had shared, along with my own journey of personal transformation – body, mind and soul. It is now more than a year down the track since New Beginnings Networking Breakfast started. And I feel inspired and excited about following my passion and purpose.

I am not alone. Everyone has a story to tell. New Beginnings is about creating an opportunity for others to transform their lives, careers and businesses, to embrace a new beginning of their own, whatever their motivation may be.

They may have experienced a personal loss, been through a divorce, a financial downturn or tough time in business, want to transition from being an employee to self-employed, experienced any type of ending or change, or are inspired and excited about creating a new business they are passionate about and living the dream, just because they can!

April 2014 saw us celebrate our first birthday at New Beginnings Corporate Networking Breakfast. I can say the response we have received has been both unexpected and humbling. We currently have an average of 50-60 guests at each breakfast and we are expanding into new events and regions. May 2014 saw us launch the breakfast series event in Brisbane. As the breakfast has grown, there is a buzz in the room and people don’t want to leave when it is over. It is so rewarding and fulfilling to be really connecting with people and providing a platform to share ideas, build powerful business relationships from which everyone can prosper, with people who all wish to make a difference and contribute to our community in some way.

To read more about Jacki’s New Beginnings click here 

If you would like to be part of New Beginnings Networking & Events or bring New Beginnings to your community for more conscious corporate connections, please click here to contact me personally for more information 

Happy New Beginnings,
Jacki xo


Our Calendar Events


New Beginnings Corporate Events & Networking Gold Coast - August

Thursday 25th August 2016 6:45am - 9:00am (EST)


New Beginnings Entrepreneurs Collective - Grafton

Friday 2nd September 2016 Arrival 6:30pm for 7:00pm - 10:00pm

What's Happening?

  1. Featured on Foxtel Aurora Channel 183 Kerry Lunn 13-Jul-2015
  2. Iolande Skinner for New Beginnings Web TV info New Beginnigs Events 22-Apr-2015
  3. Jacki Hendy's New Beginnings TV - Breakfast with Geoff Wilson info New Beginnigs Events 21-Apr-2015
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