Men of Business is the brainchild of a select group of influential business owners on the Gold Coast who recognized that there are more than 500 teenage boys who fall through the cracks of the system each year on the Gold Coast alone.

Most programs designed to help, have rigid criteria and inflexible hours. The MOB joined forces with Ohana Career Pathways to pay something back by 'paying it forward' to the next generation.

The fundamentals of a balanced lifestyle have been synergized into a highly energetic and interactive mentoring program based on healthy lifestyles and attitudes that define the participant's journey toward manhood.

Dedicated individuals deliver personal training, one on one mentoring and life coaching, with goals and outcomes derived on a case by case basis. The program is designed to fit around education hours and also assists with job placement.

The MOB's goal is to grow this vital program across the Gold Coast region. Like all programs of this type however, it receives only a small percentage of its running costs from Government, and therefore needs your support.


All of our trainers are from The Healthy Lifestyle Club on the Gold Coast.
The Healthy Lifestyle Club is located on Upton Street in Bundall and offers a range of Personal Training, Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, Physiotherapy and Health Assessments.
Their trainers specialise in

  • strength and conditioning
  • sports performance
  • muscle gain
  • weight loss
  • power, speed and agility
  • and sports specific training

To find out more about the Healthy Lifestyle Clinic, go to the website www.hlclinic.com.au

Board Members

Marco Renai
Marco Renai
Our CEO Marco Renai, leads the organization creating the business plan, the vision and the passion for the team to follow. Marco founded the MOB in 2011 after volunteering for Youth at Risk in Government programs. After realising that there was no specific male youth at Risk tailored programs he went back to his business community and piloted the first MOB program. The program has currently mentored over 1000 Gold Coast youth and is licensing chapters Australia wide to support Youth at Risk and Men’s Health. He has been in business on the Gold Coast for 22 years and is passionate about creating better futures for the youth of today.
Nick Ray
Nick Ray
Managing Director, One Sector Construction
Born and raised on the Gold Coast, Nick Ray is passionate about helping his local community by running and participating in annual events. Nick is a third generation builder, the founder and Managing Director of One Sector Construction and One Sector Community and the Winner of the 2017 Gold Coast Entrepreneur of the Year award for the construction & development category and 4th place overall. Nick's passion for the ocean and a healthy lifestyle has lead him to become an advocate for men's physical and mental health.
Jason Sessarago
Jason Sessarago
Principal / CEO, Arcadia College and Ohana for Youth
Jason is currently the Principal/ CEO of Arcadia College and CEO of Ohana for Youth. He has spent many years serving on boards including a position as Chairman of Arcadia College before accepting his current position.   Being community minded, Jason serves as a board member with Gold Coast Rugby League and Men of Business.   Jason’s experience in the education and training industries extends over 20 years having worked as a classroom teacher, careers advisor, deputy principal and principal. He was also involved in the accreditation and establishment of two independent schools – the Australian Technical Colleges at North Brisbane and the Australian Industry Trade College at Robina.   Jason’s vision to revolutionise the approach to secondary schooling by providing a safe, inclusive and progressive form of education for young people has been the drive behind building Arcadia College a new school at Robina and the opening of the Spot Academy at Parkinson. He has also expanded the organisation’s services through the introduction of a Government funded youth employment program called Gen Z Employment.
Kamila Karwaj
Kamila Karwaj
National Business Manager, Men of Business
Kamila Karwaj has been on the Gold Coast for 10 years, coming from Brisbane. She has over 15 years high level corporate Administration and Executive Assistant experience. Over 6 years as a Personal Trainer with her own business, Kamila shows experience in training, group fitness and business. As an Athletics Australia Running and Sporting Schools Coach, she has experience in working with children as young as 2 years of age through to teens. She is passionate and committed to help individuals maximise their potential. Using all her experience Kamila administrates MOB and runs the communications across all engaged parties as well as mentoring and training.
Damien Gow
Damien Gow
Program Facilitator, Men of Business
Damien comes from spending 13 years in the Australian Army where he first learned to instruct. Over that time, he was able to sharpen his instructor skills by doing everything from teaching recruits when they first join the Army to instructing and mentoring more senior members in promotion courses. Whilst doing this he discovered a passion for both health and fitness as well as helping people. With MOB Damien has been able to combine two of his greatest passions and help these young men become better versions of themselves.
Dean McPhee
Dean McPhee
Director, Prospace Projects
Dean is the Director of Prospace Projects, a leading management firm with in the retail and commercial sector. For over a decade Dean has worked with and advised clients on development strategy, business model design, and infrastructure and investment planning. Raised on the Gold Coast, Dean has had a passion about helping the young boys of the community grow up to be outstanding men that will help lead, shape and guide the future of the city. Dean joined the MOB as a mentor in 2016 and was invited on to the board in 2018.
Monique Michel
Monique Michel
Grant Writer
With her two greatest passions being creative writing and helping others who need it, Monique has found her niche in grant writing for MOB. She has a BA in Psychology and studied Law for two years before following her passion and commencing a graduate diploma in professional and creative writing in 2018. With 17 years combined experience in advertising at the Gold Coast Bulletin and running her own property management business with her husband, her cumulative academic and business experience positions her well for the challenges of grant writing. Above all, it is the gratitude garnered from her life with her two children and husband that inspire her to want to give back through the MOB community.


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