Get to know: Phoebe Turner

Phoebe is a Program Facilitator

Phoebe lives on the south coast and has over 10 years of experience working in the not-for-profit sector to improve social,
cultural and economic outcomes, building on the strengths of individuals and communities.

Phoebe has extensive youth work experience, both in individual case management and facilitation of early-intervention programs in local high schools.

Phoebe is passionate about empowering young people to make positive, informed decisions around their future career pathways.



What is one important skill every person should have?

Emotional Intelligence


What is the best vacation you’ve ever had?

Nine years ago, my partner and I spent 18 months travelling with our then three year old son through South East Asia and Eastern Europe. I’d travelled a fair bit earlier in life as an individual, and it struck me how much more immersive and connective travelling can be with a child. How many more doors were open to us and conversations had, because we had a very obvious common thread that traversed class and culture.


What is a recent book that you have enjoyed? Why?

Buddhism without Beliefs by Stephen Batchelor. I was raised by my dad, a practising Buddhist, and Buddhism always piqued my interest from an ethical perspective (in that I see many of the tenets to be solid guidelines for living in a way that is morally sound) but I struggled with the idea of god/s and rebirth. Buddhism without Beliefs really spoke to me and helped to cement my ideas around having faith without god.