About us

The story and the folk transforming careers education

 

BECOME was launched in 2017 in Australia to close the gap between evidence and practice when it comes to careers education. Our team combines psychologists, educators and innovative solution designers who work together to make it easier for schools around the world to integrate this vital area of learning into their program. 

"Thinking about your future life and career should be one of the most inspiring and motivating things a young person can think about. Too often it's not."

Liv Pennie, Co-Founder & CEO

Meet the BECOME Team

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Liv Pennie, Co-Founder & CEO

Liv brings together unique experience from the worlds of academia and innovation. She holds an MA in Psychology, a Graduate Certificate in Education & Career Development combined with 18 years in advertising developing winning strategies, communications and innovative digital products at some of the best agencies around the world. All this combined with 4 years of service as a Board Director of SchoolAid was the perfect backswing for launching BECOME.

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David Wilson, Co-Founder & CTO

David is a highly experienced, truly full stack software architect and engineer. Amongst many achievements, he founded and led the company that designed, built and managed learning solutions for the US Dept of Homeland Security for over 18 years. He also has a 5 star app in the app store.

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Professor Jim Bright, Director Research & Impact

Professor Jim Bright has over 27 years of international consulting experience specializing in career development, psychology & training. He has published 11 books, and has over 500 peer reviewed scientific journal articles, chapters, reports and conference presentations. He has won awards for his careers research and has become a best selling international author in the area of careers where he has pioneered the application of complexity theory approaches to career development. His progressive work aligns perfectly with the mission of BECOME. Jim is a registered psychologist, a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and a Fellow of the Career Development Association of Australia.

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Bev Laing, Curriculum Specialist

Bev co-authored the education resources for the Logie-winning TV series, Little J and Big Cuz, provided food curriculum for Phenomenom! with host Alice Zaslavsky, and wrote nine books for the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. Bev has a passion for permaculture and cooking and a Masters degree from the University of Oxford.

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Yvette Thomson, Customer Success Manager

Yvette brings a mix of customer success management, sales, and marketing skills to the BECOME EDUCATION team. She has worked for the last 12 years in direct sales - training and developing small business owners in reaching their maximum potential.

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Venkata Dorisala, Senior Software Engineer


"Despite the inevitability of change, we have been doing very little to equip people to thrive on change. There are skills we can teach people, from early school age onward that can help them confront change constructively, and indeed initiate change themselves".

Professor Jim Bright, Director Research & Impact

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