Kris Polkinghorne has a 15-year career in finance management. Over this time he harboured a burning passion to move beyond the constraints of his day-to-day corporate dealings and find a meaningful way to add real and lasting value to people’s lives. Upon meeting Nikole, he discovered they had a similar longing to impart their resources, knowledge and guidance in improving the health, welfare and happiness of others.
Nikole Horan’s background is in corporate management within the property and finance sectors. Nikole’s skilful development of business growth strategies and creative start-up ideas for property firms has seen her achieve outstanding sales and investment outcomes nationally. The same innovative thinking, discipline and adeptness Nikole used to maximise positive outcomes throughout her corporate career is now being applied to ensure Get Real Conscious Impact leaves a lasting legacy of positive social change.
In 2017, Kris and Nikole decided to make a difference and apply themselves to an important social cause; to contribute what they could to help quash the stigma associated with mental illness and take proactive action. They devised the Get Real Exercise Health Education Program with the aim to promote the positive mental results that can be achieved by incorporating exercise in treatment plans. The Get Real Exercise Health Education Program will improve the lives for patients, families and carers across the nation.
Already Get Real Conscious Impact is flourishing with everyday support from patients, hospitals and the broader community and we will continue our research and the expansion of our services. People are wearing Get Real Conscious Impact to help raise awareness of the importance for all Australians to be more proactive when it comes to their physical and mental wellbeing.