Our Team

Kirsty Steel

Co-Founder, Managing Director

Kirsty has been dedicated to training and developing the lives of people for over a decade throughout Australasia. She has presented health and wellbeing presentations to over 80,000 people ranging from not-for-profits, corporate businesses to schools, teen parenting units and youth prison.

Along with a Bachelor of Communication Studies and Certificate in Tertiary Teaching, Kirsty has also completed Eating Disorder Facilitation and Applied Suicide Intervention. Her passion to see people living a happy, healthy life is what sparked the idea to start Develop HQ.

David Steel

Co-Founder, Creative Director

From a young age David has always had a creative mind, he found himself playing with the home video camera making films with his friends. Fast forward a few years and David has been working in the film industry filming everything from movies, documentaries to TV shows.

He is now using that same talent and skillset as the creative behind the scenes making Develop HQ look great, without his technical know-how and eye for the camera Develop HQ wouldn’t look the way it does.


Dr Sarah Hetrick

Clinical Psychologist

Sarah is clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Youth Mental Health in the Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Auckland, and an honorary Principal Fellow in the Centre of Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne with strong collaborative working partnerships with Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and the Centre for Mental Health in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne.

Sarah has overseen the lessons, study guides and questions in the E-Course Renew Your Mind.


Francesca Eldridge

Clinical Nutritionist

Francesca is a registered clinical nutritionist who is passionate about supporting people affected by mental and physical health conditions. Francesca has a special interest in support for all types of mental health problems, OCD, excessive stress, PMS and PMS-related mood changes, and hyperhidrosis.



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