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Mahdi Mason

Mahdi is a highly experienced environmental manager, shaman, Reiki Master and yogi. In the corporate world, Mahdi has more than 11 years of environmental management experience. After earning her bachelor͛s degree in environmental science and ecology, she went on to earn a masters and doctorate in business administration with a focus on environmental management. The primary focus of her doctoral research was on how the coal mining industry can work to improve environmental management.

In addition to spending several years working in remote communities, Mahdi worked and consulted with many organisations that include the Australian Coal Association Research Project, Queensland Resources Council, Hansen Bailey Environment Consultants, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, the Highland Farm and Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand, and Caledon Resources where she is currently the Manager of Business Sustainability and Improvement.

Outside of the corporate world, Mahdi is a shaman and Reiki Master. Seeking to expand the methods through which she can assist others, Mahdi has earned a graduate certificate in animal assisted therapy and has received yoga teacher and medicine wheel training. She is also a level two Pellowah healer and has received Munay-ki rites. Mahdi͛s professional associations include Animals Australia, Jane Goodall Institute of Australia, Australian Conservation Foundation, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, House with No Steps, Humane Society International Australia, Australian Red Cross, Central Queensland Mine Rehabilitation Group, and AusIMM – The Minerals Institute. Pursuing her love for nature, Mahdi has completed two 100 kilometer Oxfam walks and hiked the Annapurna Trail in Nepal, the Inca Trail in Peru, the El Camino in Spain, and the Overland Track in Tasmania. Her next adventure is climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

Mahdi has also travelled and worked throughout the United States of America, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Switzerland, England, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Italy, Bahamas, France, Germany, Nepal, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, New Zealand, Vanuatu, Laos, and Cambodia. Mahdi Mason is the author of ͚The Power of You͛ and lives in Queensland, Australia.