While some rock n’roll wives may be happy resting on their husband’s laurels, Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies’ wife is a trailblazer in her own right.
Anyone with knowledge of Real Housewives of Melbourne would know Gillies as a fiercely loyal businesswoman, but before reality TV she was a banker turned psychic.
“I’ve been doing reading since I was 21 and if I get a vibe you can be sure I will announce it,” she said.
Gillies said she decided to live her true self by becoming a professional psychic and even tough times along the way never let her waver from her course.
“I was in debt, but I always manifested and knew there was lots ahead for me. From a young age I used to sign cards ‘love famous Jackie,” she said.
Gillies will be among the speakers at Secrets in the Garden to bring her spirituality and positive attitude to attendees.
It is her first motivational gig and she said she was going to walk on stage and take it from there.
“I don’t even know what I’m saying (yet), I could end up like John Edward and just telling people what my angels are saying,” she said.
“Nothing shocks me. I’m prepared to deal with all types of people, we all have feelings and I hope to help people towards living (life as) their true authentic self.”
Gillies starts everyday with an affirmation and promises the way forward is looking to know what you are capable of.
“Always know your true worth,” she said.