Conflict to Hope
by Melissa Baker, Scott Brodie
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About the Book
Under the expertise of horse trainer and mentor, Scott Brodie, the military veteran and ex-racehorse met for the first time. They discovered through their trauma, pain and struggles that they could have a future and indeed help one another from conflict to hope.
This is our story of how the Thoroughbred and Veteran Welfare Alliance began towards thoroughbreds helping veterans helping thoroughbreds.
Dr Melissa Baker (1970-) was born in Sydney Australia. After a very difficult start in life, her experiences influenced the way that she motivated herself towards challenges, self-confidence, and sheer determination to make a difference. Even though she was forced to leave school at 15 years of age and was homeless for a period of time, that did not stop her ability to apply herself in various careers including, graphic arts; aid & development; lecturing in adult theological education; school, police and navy chaplaincy; and research. Melissa's motivational speaking and writing started at an early age, as she wanted to encourage and support others. Her first speaking engagement was in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea at age 18. Her first book was published in 2003. Melissa has travelled extensively around the world to 51 different countries and have spoken at many events to inspire, encourage and motivate others in their lives.