Meredith Forder

Meredith Forder is a stress management consultant, philosopher and happiness coach, who has spent over 25 years researching the ancient wisdom of Vedanta and how it benefits modern life and living.

Innovative and revolutionary are words used to describe Meredith’s method of teaching. She presents clear insights into the cause of worry, anxiety, stress and depression and offers refreshing ways to overcome them.

Through her classes, corporate seminars, retreats and school programmes, Meredith inspires people to live an energetic life, free from worry and anxiety, stress and depression. Watch Meredith in action in the video below.


Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Meredith grew up with a penchant for art and design. At 18, Meredith pursued a young girl’s dream and became a successful fashion designer, winning several prestigious awards.

However, it was not long before she realised the hollowness of her pursuit. Disillusioned at 24 by life’s paradox of gaining more, but having less — less satisfaction and less fulfillment — she ditched the dresses and embarked on a mission to design her own life.

Her journey began in Perth in April 1992, where three experiences miraculously synchronized — an awe-inspiring book, a spiritual retreat and a remarkable man from India. Three encounters that would change her life forever.

Six weeks later she was in India, at the Vedanta Academy, where she lived an inspired life for six years, studying and researching the ancient, yet timeless, wisdom of Vedanta.

Now based in Perth, Western Australia, Meredith offers the essence of Eastern philosophy to our Western society, bringing a balance between outer success and inner peace of mind.


  • I was trying to find inner peace for years and wondered if it would ever happen to me. But after listening to Meredith, it happened like a switch button. So quickly everything started making sense… And today I feel so peaceful and happy.

    Author's imageCamila CiacolaArchitect
  • When was the last time you felt like this? … You are moved to tears, your heart starts racing—pumping like it wants to jump out of its skin. This is what happens in Meredith’s workshops. The Truth resonates, as she gives us the knowledge and faith to rise up to be who we really are. Great classes. Great teacher.

    Author's imageLee EastArtist and Mother
  • Since I started attending Meredith’s classes, I have become much calmer and more focused. I use to be so anxious and reactive to everything, but now I can control these emotions and have more peace and happiness in my life.

    Author's imageFlavia GiardinoPR & Marketing Specialist
  • The knowledge that Meredith has taught me about how to live life has helped me more than any psychologist or therapist I have ever been to.

    Author's imageKaren RogersonPatient Care Assistant
  • I have the utmost respect for Meredith as a presenter, speaker and valued community member. She is one of the most genuine people I have ever met. Meredith believes in helping people and has a very calming effect on everyone she speaks with.

    Author's imageZeeshan PashaFounder & CEO Nifnex
  • Meredith imparts the most practical knowledge I’ve ever known, which I make use of everyday of my life. Her classes are inspirational.

    Author's imageTony MaceriKitchen Designer
  • Meredith is very knowledgeable, genuine and warm in nature. She presented her material in a logical and understandable way. I’d highly recommend her workshops.

    Author's imagePeter FaludiSpecial Counsel, DLA Piper Lawyers
  • This was a great experience. I enjoyed it very much. It was very logical and easy to understand. Self-management is all about mind control.

    Author's imagePaul CheaDirector, Forcast
  • Meredith has exceptional knowledge and a positive attitude. As a speaker she delivers a crystal clear message and really connects with her audience.

    Author's imageJohn RossAuthor
  • This was an excellent presentation on a topic of considerable interested to us all. The feedback has been very positive. Thank you Meredith.

    Author's imageScott DwyerPresident Mill Point Rotary Club