Stress To Strength Coaching And Mentoring Program

Stress to Strength assists you to define and develop your stress-less life. We provide you with personalised coaching and mentoring either one on one or in small groups via telephone. We work with you concentrating on varied, useful and stimulating information, designed to meet the challenges of today and the future. Mentoring is generally considered to refer to the process in which an individual has regular dialogue with and receives advice from a more experienced member of society on a whole range of issues relating to the individual’s vocation, relationships and general life situations. A Mentor is a trusted guide with whom to share all our hopes and aspirations, confident that they will adapt to our daily needs, adopting the role of stern taskmaster, library of knowledge and inspiration, or persistent motivator, but always as educator, in order to help us reach and grasp our dream. A mentor has been described as someone who provides wisdom without the wait or the loss of another. The greatest things we can gain from mentoring are time, knowledge, experience and connections. Elite athletes, singers and dancers have known about the benefits of coaches for years and now the business community is starting to embrace the phenomenon. In fact, over 70% of US Fortune 500 company executives employ a personal coach. While another recent survey reported clients from all areas in life saw a 60% improvement in their life balance as a result of using this new life management technique. Drs John and Judy Hinwood have specialised in coaching and mentoring health care practitioners and other professionals in the human side of practice since 1991. In 2010 they sold their former coaching, mentoring and consulting company ‘The Centre for Powerful Practices’ and committed over two years of their lives to writing a series of six ‘You Can Expect a Miracle’ books and Judy’s recent book ‘ Stress to Strength…Mind Tools to Calm, Create and Connect’.

I would not be enjoying the life I am today…

“In the last 12 years I have experienced a bankruptcy, a divorce, moving from Australia to live in Thailand, a tsunami, establishing a thriving business, being a single father of 2 teenage boys, and the various other excitements and challenges that life brings along. I first met Dr John Hinwood is Brisbane during my days as a bankrupt 12 years ago while living in a flat at the back of my in-laws garage. During this period, one constant I have been able to rely on and trust, is the coaching I receive from Dr. John Hinwood. Throughout my successes, failures, adventures and swings, he maintains a keen eye and ear on my progress, my process, and ensures that I stay true to being the best I can be. Without his experience, sensitivity and mindfulness I would not be enjoying the life I am today running my own thriving business in Phuket. There are plenty of coaches with plenty of razzle dazzle out there. But if you want a man who you can trust implicitly, who will stand beside you no matter what, who knows what it’s like to be a father, who understands how to build a successful business, a person who will be there for you for years and years and years, probing, pushing, cajoling and encouraging you to always be shooting to be all of who you can be – call John.”

Michael Massey, Phuket, Thailand

Working With Judy is Life Changing…

“Judy is an outstanding coach & mentor. I have found her insightful and thorough. She will not allow you to get away with using less than the magnificent potential she sees in you. Working with Judy is life changing it will take you to levels you never thought possible.”

Dr Pauline Walsh, Mooroolbark, Vic, Australia


Coaching continues to assure a successful, fulfilling and vibrant life for me.

As a new graduate, a professional coach was a no-brainer. I got lots of glossy brochures mailed to me but John and Judy Hinwood were the only coaches that gave their time, money and expertise to get in front of a bunch of students and begin the process. That gave me a good idea of their aims and values. Coaching assured a successful practice. After 5 years in practice I began to see many of my mentors and peers suffering burn out. The idea of becoming jaded with chiropractic appalled me. So I kept up my coaching for another decade. During those 10 years I coached with a few other groups and learned that some coaches suit me better than others. I even tried some self managed coaching thinking I only needed the odd seminar to brush up. That does not work! Coaching assured a successful and rewarding career. So why after 19 years in practice do I still use a coach? And why do I always return to where I started? I have two practices that run smoothly and are a joy to be in for clients and team alike. I am in love and married to the same man I dated at College and have 2 wonderful children. I have mastered the fine art of being devoted to my family and passionate about chiropractic without short changing either. My love of learning has grown not waned. I’ve undertaken formal post grad study. Being in practice using my new functional neurology skills is exciting, rewarding and leaves me eager to learn more. I can’t imagine ever wanting to retire. When I look at people around me I realise my joy and satisfaction in my life is not the norm. Some people think I’m really lucky. Some people think I’ve got super powers they don’t possess. I’m sure some people don’t believe it and are watching and waiting for the wheels to fall off. I know it’s a lot to do with my coaching. The program John and Judy have developed evolves with you. It is focused on your needs, your values, your goals. A coach’s exercises should challenge your beliefs and stretch your capabilities but John and Judy will never compromise your integrity or decide for you what success looks like. Coaching continues to assure a successful, fulfilling and vibrant life for me.

Dr Tessa Henville, Wellington Point, Qld, Australia

They have now committed to working with people in the broader community who hail from many countries, to support them in moving their lives from a state unmanageable stress to a state of strength. This is where the individuals regain control of their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

What you receive as a member of Stress to Strength Personal Coaching:

Every member receives Stress to Strength support according to his or her personal needs, based on our extensive experience over the past 20 years . This includes:

  • strong emphasis on personal stress management
  • motivational and inspirational support
  • ongoing personal strategic coaching and communication service for information and problem-solving
  • support in stress/life balance
  • personal expansion of life and relationship skills


Choose your personal, confidential, one-on-one coach to meet your needs or elect to join a small intimate group led by Dr John or Dr Judy Hinwood.

You are provided with information and training to avoid the perils and stress of habits that don’t enhance your work, relationships and life. Stress to Strength also assists you to find solutions to your everyday life opportunities and/or problems, as they occur. You will receive a thirty minute time slot on a specified day every fortnight for your personal strategic coaching session if you choose one on one coaching. Or a 120 min time slot once a month to join a small group for your coaching. You will receive personal fulfilment support to assist you to enjoy your work, life and relationships more, to handle adversity and to realise your dreams in a life where stress becomes your friend.

Stress to Strength Direct-Action Email Line

As a Stress to Strength coaching member, you have direct access to our coaching administrator via unlimited email support 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.. Ongoing Communication via Direct Mail and Email. From time to time Stress to Strength will send members special bulletins, work sheets, and other tools to enhance the outcome of the personal strategic coaching process Additional Stress to Strength services, consulting and/or support: Stress to Strength has available outside expert consultants with successful experience in stress management areas.

I need to be pushed to achieve the outcomes I desire…

“I recently wrote an article on how to find a great coach and John Hinwood matched all of the key points about which I wrote. He is a strategic thinker and has a lifetime of experiences to bring to those he coaches. His systematic approach creates confidence and security. His empathetic style ensures that everyone likes John. In over 20 years of knowing him, I have never met anyone who doesn’t like John. He has the courage to push for what he believes is just and never stops short of achieving every goal he sets. He is a living walking example of ‘living an exemplary life’ to those he coaches. I have worked with John as my personal and business coach over the past few years … time flies when you are having fun. He is prepared to push me as hard as I need to be pushed to achieve the outcomes I desire … for my own benefit. I revere my relationship with John and recommend him to everyone who seeks to create miracles in their lives.”

Anthony Davis, Brisbane, Qld, Australia

Nick Armitage

Great Tools in Helping People Regain Control…

“Dr Judy Hinwood is a heart-felt person with great experience and knowledge in the field of healing. Judy has been of tremendous help to myself and my family in matters pertaining to emotional and spiritual well-being. 10/10 for great tools in helping people regain control of their health in every way.”

Dr Nicholas Armitage, Hawthorne, Qld, Australia


This has been the best investment yet!

My husband Robert and I became coaching clients of John in January of 2006. Finding a coach was another step in our journey to becoming congruent in our practice, our philosophy, our vision and our lives. We subscribe to Chiropractic CDs and other periodicals that help us to become certain of our profession and its role in improving quality of life. However, our coaching experience has been a phenomenal experience. John and Judy have exceeded our expectations. Our growth feels exponential. Our coaching and mentoring experience has been the vehicle that helped propel our vision of seeing everyone under chiropractic wellness care. We knew we couldn’t do it alone, especially being way out here on the tiny Pacific Ocean island of Guam, far removed from chiropractic support. By helping us to keep our vision alive, and incorporating practical applications in our practice and lives, John and his wonderful team have guided us into a streamlined system that allows us to focus on patient care. This has been the best investment yet. We help many families by giving excellent chiropractic care. We have an equitable fee system and our practice is thriving. We feel congruent now in our practice, philosophy, vision and lives. This is an amazing feeling to attain. We are looking forward to reaching our goals and the journey that lies ahead of us. Thank you, John and Judy, for taking us under your wing.

Drs Barbara & Rob Gregory, Guam

Have fun and get results learning how stress can become your friend with our Stress to Strength team.


As a Member of the Stress to Strength Coaching Program you have the right to expect the following standards from us:

  • Outstanding Service … You will receive outstanding professional and personal service.
  • Personal Care … Your perception is always the reality. You will be delighted as a Member, if not, we will do everything in our power to make it that way.
  • Respect … You will be treated with the utmost respect and we will respond to your needs in the best way possible.
  • Exceptional Quality … Our Personal Strategic Coaching will be of exceptional quality designed to add significantly to you, your business, family and your relationships. You have the right to expect this.
  • Pro-Active Support … You will receive total support in the implementation of our program to ensure you can maximize the value to your life. Our support will extend to a pro-active ongoing involvement which will be uniquely responsive to your needs and goals.
  • New Information … You will always be kept informed with ideas and new relevant information that comes to hand.
  • Honesty … You’ll always find us honest and up-front with you and we will honour our commitments to you.
  • Referral … Whenever you refer others to Stress to Strength Coaching, we will treat them with respect also, so you can feel good about referring.


As a Coaching Member, it is important that the relationship between us is two way. In order to make the relationship communication effective, we expect the following from you:

  • Understanding … You will understand that our suggestions are designed to add significantly to your practice and life. You’ll do your part by committing time and energy as well as investing in those solutions suggested to achieve your aims.
  • Mutual Respect … Life can be hectic, and things change, but you will do your best to keep appointment times with your coach, and let them know if possible in advance if there are any changes, as you would expect of them.
  • Feedback … You will offer honest feedback as to how we’re performing, and make suggestions where you can see we can improve.
  • Promptness … You will meet your payment schedule as per your agreement.
  • Referrals … You will be asked to refer new members to Stress to Strength Coaching by telling them the benefits you have received. Then we will continue to grow and always be here for you.

You have a choice between either:

  • One-On-One Coaching via telephone or Skype for a 30 minute call twice per month during office hours.
  • Or

  • Small Group Coaching via teleconference once a month from 7pm – 8pm AEST.


From a state of almost despair and total disillusionment… to success!

Today marked a very important time in my practice life as it marked exactly one year since starting back coaching with John Hinwood. I promised myself that I would do a comparative exam, if you like after, 12 months and see how far I have progressed since restarting. Now as you are well aware when I rejoined the program I was in a state of almost despair and total disillusionment with my career and felt like I was beating my head up against a brick wall. The frustration was getting the better of me and my confidence was down and it was affecting every aspect of my life, even the most important part …my family. Now twelve months on the difference I must say has been profound. My confidence in practice and life in general has soared. As a result of this I have found the joy in being a chiropractor once again. One of my original patients through the week commented at how busy the place had become and stated “wow, you are really flat out”. All I could answer was, and it was totally a reflex “Yes I am, I am flat out having fun”. Now I didn’t realise I felt this way until I said it and it dawned on me on how far I have come along under your guidance John. The part however that really blew me away was when I did a comparison of my figures to the day of one year ago. Interestingly the last week of July proved to be my best ever. I saw 165 patient visits compared to 74 patient visits same time last year. In terms of raw figures this time last year the monthly income was $17,800, at the end July this year the monthly income came in at $35,111. The increases speak for themselves. All I can say John is thank you for your guidance, help, support in times of self doubt and most importantly your friendship. To the people out there that think that coaching is something that is unaffordable, they are right…you cannot afford not to have a coach if you really want to get to the next level in business and in life. All I can say is that I am looking forward to the years ahead full of success, growth and fulfilment. With many thanks, Dr Michael Sideris, Sydney City Chiropractic, NSW, Australia Editor’s Note: Michael started coaching with me in April 2002 after graduating from MacQuarie University. He totally renovated an old store front shop into a beautiful state of the art office in Sydney’s Surry Hills. In 2003 Michael secured a lucrative contract as the chiropractic for the Sydney Roosters in the National Rugby League (one of his dreams) and continued to build his practice. At the end of September 2003 Michael completed coaching with me. A year later I ran into Michael dressed in his Sydney Roosters tracksuit in the Qantas Club at Melbourne Airport with all the Rooster team members. Michael was very disillusioned with his current state in practice and asked would it be OK if he started coaching with me again as his initial experience had been so fruitful for him. My answer was… ABSOLUTELY! Michael’s comparative exam of his outcomes over the past year speak for themselves. He asked me to share this with others.

I Have Been Able to Reclaim My Inner Peace and Calm…

“I found my experience with Dr Judy enabled me to become more centred and grounded. Even more importantly, I have been able to reclaim my inner peace and calm. This has been a huge improvement for me in my everyday life. It’s so refreshing to consult a practitioner such as Dr Judy Hinwood who looked at my whole health and my future health rather than an immediate problem. Because I know my health affects my life it is the whole balance of the physical, emotional, spiritual and mental areas that give the best and most lasting results. If you are seeking to improve your whole health and life then Stress to Strength Coaching can certainly provide you with the help and tools. Thank you Judy, I am grateful for your expertise. I also thank the team who were friendly, professional and created a welcoming and peaceful environment.”

Berni Ireland, Burleigh Heads, Qld, Australia

YOUR INVESTMENT Your Stress to Strength Coaching and mentoring will be for an initial 12 month period. Your membership agreement with Stress to Strength can be automatically renewed to support you to stay coaching for an extended period. Your coaching sessions are billed and charged monthly by credit card. HOW DO I GET STARTED? To get started simply scroll down the page and complete your Confidential Expression of Interest in Coaching and Mentoring Questionnaire and scan and email it to If you need to have some questions answered before proceeding please email and we’ll get back to you ASAP. Please include your mobile and after-hours telephone numbers on your email. Your application will be assessed by Drs John and Judy Hinwood and you will be offered a FREE 30 minute personal and private teleconference to see if you are suited to the Stress to Strength Program.


Personal Coaching and Mentoring Stress to Strength assists you to define and develop your goals for success. We provide you with personalised coaching and mentoring together with ongoing varied, useful and stimulating information designed to meet the challenges of today and the future. Mentoring is generally considered to refer to the process in which an individual has regular dialogue with and receives advice from a more experienced mentor of his/her society on a whole range of issues relating to the individual’s vocation and personal development. Your Personal Mentor is a trusted guide with whom to share all your hopes and aspirations, confident that they will adapt to your daily needs, adopting the role of stern taskmaster, library of knowledge and persistent source of inspiration but always as educator, in order to help you reach and grasp your dream. A mentor has been described as someone who provides wisdom without the wait or the loss of another. The greatest things we can gain from mentoring are time, knowledge, experience and associations. Our one-on-one coaching sessions are custom tailored and focus on the Member’s needs, wants, goals and dreams for practice and life. An In-depth Confidential Questionnaire To tell us where clients have come from, where they are now and where they want to go, to jump start their sessions once we have developed a game plan for their future. ED 3000 Questionnaire You will receive the ED3000 questionnaire which will identify your strengths and weaknesses and measure your current state of task and achievement motivation in life to assist us in assessing your level of stress. The second part of this instrument is the Decision Preference Analysis which is an in-depth guide to how to operate your life internally to identify the things in your life that you really love to do so you can spend more time doing, being and playing in these areas to decrease your stress and give your life more ease, clarity and balance. What You Will Receive on Joining Stress to Strength Coaching Program

  • Universal Tool video download
  • Health Visualisation video download
  • Good Stuff From John…10 Hours of inspirational magic -download
  • Stress to Strength…Tools to Calm, Connect and Create – Ebook
  • You Can Expect A Miracle…The Book To Change Your Life – Ebook
  • You Can Expect A Miracle…Unexpected Miracles – Ebook
  • You Can Expect A Miracle…201 Miracle Messages From A to Z – Ebook
  • You Can Expect A Miracle…Insights Into Life – Ebook
  • You Can Expect A Miracle…With Chiropractic – Ebook
  • You Can Expect A Miracle…Yes,YOU Can – Ebook
  • You Can Expect A Miracle…13 Keys To Becoming A Miracle Magnet – Ebook

Inspires me to continually seek to raise the bar…

“I have known John Hinwood now for about 4yrs and in that time he has grown to one of my most trusted advisors. His guidance over the years has played a significant role in assisting me to successfully consolidate a number of areas of both my personal and professional life. He is much more than a business coach. I consider John to be more of a holistic Life Mentor and am very grateful for his input. He keeps me grounded and yet also inspires me to continually seek to raise the bar… Thanks John.”.

Justin Bayliss, Brisbane, Qld, Australia

How Powerful the Mind Can Be…

“Our experience with Dr Judy Hinwood from was an unforgettable one! Our teenage daughter had major spinal surgery. After coming out of the anaesthetic she had one reaction after another with the drugs the doctors were giving her for pain relief. Not only was she trying to cope with the pain but the intense side effects of the drugs. Judy Hinwood called to see if we would mind if she used her techniques on Channelle to help her deal with the pain without drug induced pain relief. Before Judy’s arrival Channelle was having a particularly bad time both emotionally and physically with the build up of her condition which was not improving. Judy spent approximately half an hour with Channelle teaching her how powerful the mind can be and how to overcome the situation she was in. As Judy left Channelle fell into a deep sleep and slept 5-6 hours which was the most she had slept at once since the operation. On awakening the nausea and vomiting had subsided and she continued to use Judy’s methods of pain relief throughout the course of her hospitalisation and throughout the many weeks of recovery once she returned home. The whole experience made us as a family all aware of how powerful the mind can be when put to good use and that Judy Hinwood is nothing short of a ‘Miracle Worker’”.

Helen Lewis, Salt, NSW, Australia

Judy Tailors Everything To Me…

“Judy doesn’t follow the cookbook method of coaching. Which is good, because I haven’t read the cookbook and neither have my staff or my practice. What I am trying to say is that some coaches treat all clients the same – and that doesn’t work because every doctor’s situation is different, and every doctor has unique challenges. Judy tailors everything to me – she’s got years of experience in practice and in coaching and let me assure you there’s a big difference between someone who’s trained to coach and someone who is trained to coach AND is experienced in coaching like Judy. I’ve had both and I’ll take the latter.”

Dr. Marna Moolla, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

I Feel Enlightened and Excited…

“After spending some time with Dr Judy Hinwood at her Mind Your Life Centre, I feel enlightened and excited about the guidance and direction she has provided me with to create a calmer and more positive approach to my thoughts, my body and also my whole life. I thank you Judy for your support and compassion.”

Leanne Horn, Tugun, Qld, Australia

I’ve Explored and Overcome Barriers…

My time at Judy Hinwood’s Mind Your Life Centre has opened my eyes to the experience of life being the balance of Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual. I can truly say it has allowed me to explore and overcome barriers that I had unknowingly carried for many years. I now feel a great release and can move on with a more positive outlook. I want to thank you Judy, I look forward to our appointments and appreciate your wisdom and expertise.

Sandra Galloway, Casuarina Beach, NSW, Australia

Procrastinator …Dreams, Plans and Aspirations Coming to Fruition…

I have been an arch procrastinator, and have never planned far ahead. Somehow, after spending a few sessions with Judy, this attitude has changed, and it’s wonderful to see dreams, plans and aspirations coming to fruition before my eyes. I never would have believed it, if it hadn’t happened in my own life. Thanks Judy for the future, which I am now beginning to guide and influence.

Dr Bruce Ellis, Gisbon, Vic, Australia

Exceptionally Supportive, Encouraging and Stimulating…

“I have had the great pleasure of being coached by John and Judy Hinwood for several years. Over the time that I have been involved with them I have found the Hinwoods and their team to be exceptionally supportive, encouraging and stimulating. I have found the information that they have delivered, both practical and theoretical, to be nothing short of invaluable in the day to day running of my practice. I have found the support and encouragement that they have given my team to be exceptional. I came to John and Judy Hinwood with a veritable truck load of challenges in my practice and personal life and I asked them to help me handle them. And so they did. Three years later I can honestly say that without their aidand guidance I do not think that I would be sitting here in my successful practice today writing this letter. Thankyou, John and Judy Hinwood.”

Dr Michael Schwager, Warners Bay, NSW, Australia

Decreased Stress, Decreased Overheads, Increased Patient Numbers … the Perfect Match

“I would like to tell you how Drs John and Judy Hinwood have helped me change things for the better in my professional and private life. Having been in practice for approximately 10 years I had built my Chiropractic practice up to a level where I was seeing the number of patients per week that I wished to see but it was taking an inordinate amount of energy to maintain this level. Over time this ‘stress’ was starting to have an effect on my health and total well being. Regular chiropractic adjustments and ‘healthy living’ had allowed me to continue but the realisation that something was about to give made me look for an alternative to the way I practiced. As with most things if you put the questions out there you will receive the answer. Along came Joh and Judy Hinwood . With personal, one to one coaching and a complete range of products to implement the strategies needed, John and Judy made the difference. I have not looked back since. I highly recommend that you seriously consider having a personal coach and John and Judy Hinwood will make your life more enjoyable and rewarding!”

Dr Thom McDonell, Brisbane, Qld, Australia

PS “I fractured my ankle while walking in the garden, at home, 3 months after starting coaching . Thanks to John my convalescent period was stress free. Six months later the practice was less stressful and ironically practice overheads had decreased significantly and patient numbers had increased.”

I Will Continue to Flourish

“I never knew how much I still had to learn about communicating, business skills and personal development until I was introduced to John and Judy Hinwood. So many times I found myself saying, ‘I wish I knew that way back when …’ I’m simply overjoyed that I know it now. All the information that I’ve gained from John and Judy is applicable to my work and my private life right now and I know that in the future it will continue to make the journey so much easier and enhance the wonderful experience of life. The fantastic information and the one on one coaching have shown me how to shape my life into just what I want it to be. Thanks for the experience, I will continue to flourish.”

Dr Linda Tarran, Sydney, NSW, Australia

The coaching and mentoring helps us to remain focused and to stay on purpose…

image002 When I started coaching with John Hinwood I had a slightly different goal in mind. I wanted to sell my practice. After nearly 15 years of successful practice I felt it was time to move on. John and Judy were very supportive to this goal and within a few months I was able to sell my practice to a wonderful new doctor. I have been able to experience seeing my practice come full circle. From the early beginnings of the first patient coming through the door to seeing the toddlers I adjusted graduate from high school. I developed and nurtured a practice that now lives on in my absence. It’s very gratifying to drive by and see the parking lot full and know that patients are being cared for and a new doctor’s dreams are coming true because of something I started. After achieving the sale of the practice my husband and I continue to consult with John and Judy. Our focus has changed to cultivating a contracting business Bob started several years ago. What we have learned is that the same principles used to develop the chiropractic practice apply to all business. Patients may be called clients and instead of providing adjustments we provide contracting services. The rewards come not from enhancing someone’s health but from seeing their dreams come true through the things we build. People are people the world over and it has been said that if you provide enough other people with what they want, then you can have what you want. John and Judy help us to remain focused and to stay on purpose. Thank you John and Judy for your knowledge and dedication.

Dr. Diana L Henson & Robert H Henson, Lanark , Illinois, USA