Gold Coast's Woman of the year 2020

About Me

Xenia is the Heart of Women Awards - Woman of the Year 2020 for her work with children, and women, she is also an international author, speaker and qualified counsellor. 


Her latest book, “Broken To Be Beautiful” is Xenia’s auto-biography and is now available at the price of $29.99 plus P&P.


Xenia’s honest, candid and raw account of her story, creates hope and awareness for every reader. Through the struggle and fight to survive, the warrior that was deeply implanted inside of her, emerged. This is a true story of her battle to overcome domestic violence and discover when all was stripped away, she found what emerged, was a restored woman, able to conquer her past.


She has also written a 3-book child protection series entitled ‘Brave Little Bear” written to empower families, educators and other professionals to teach self-protective behaviours to this and future generations. Additionally, her e-book entitled "12 Top Child Protection Tips" is available Free on-line by registering here, which gives advice and instructions on how to protect children. 

To book Xenia to speak at your event please e-mail her at 

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I got more than I expected when reading Broken To Be Beautiful.  Even reading the introduction to this book gave me goosebumps. Her honesty and openness in every word was compelling. As I continued to read further, I was drawn into the story that could be so many of us – young and in love, trusting, certain everything will work out in the end... 

Dr. Dina McMillan, Phd


Xenia merges her personal experiences into any presentation with genuine openness and transparency as well as her knowledge of current and relevant statistical information on the subject of Child Protection and Domestic Violence. Xenia shares her spiritual and emotional journey in a way that brings the subject to everyone’s reality, in a passionate and moving way. The audience was totally engaged with her as she brought her knowledge and experience in a tactful and very real manner, leaving no doubt this is a subject very close to her heart. We had very positive feedback from the Workshop she facilitated. 

Pastor Clara Scroggins


Sensitively written, The Brave little Bear’s message reaches out to children in a way that no adult can. I believe Bear’s thoughts “You can be brave, find someone and share” will resonate with other children and encourage them to share. An excellent tool for psychologists, counsellors and parents, dealing with precious little ones who have experienced sexual abuse.

Dr Jan Monument, Clinical 





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