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About Rosie Overcomer

Former Gloriavale Resident, Inspirational Speaker, Business Owner

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Rosie's Story

Rosie was a member of Gloriavale - a religious cult.


Her story is a testament to the strength of human resilience and unwavering determination.


Born into the tightly-knit community of Gloriavale, Rosie's life underwent a profound transformation at the age of 27 when she summoned the courage to break free from the only life she had ever known.

Within the confines of Gloriavale, life was rigorously controlled. Marriages were arranged, individuality was suppressed, questions were forbidden, and personal thoughts were deemed heretical. Stepping out of line was not just a community transgression; it was perceived as a violation of God's will and the community leader's authority.

Rosie's husband had been banished twice, and this exposure to manipulation revealed the challenge of discerning trust within the community. It was when Rosie gave birth to her first daughter that she recognized the need for change. Her own experiences growing up within Gloriavale led her to the painful realization that her child's safety was at risk within the community's confines.

Leaving Gloriavale was a daunting journey that spanned several years, marked by inner turmoil and the struggle to break free from the only life she had ever known.


Rosie's determination and courage ultimately propelled her to make the life-altering decision to leave, with her three children in tow.

Her journey continued as she ventured into the unfamiliar world beyond Gloriavale. Simple tasks such as managing bank cards and bank accounts posed mysteries, and navigating the complexities of everyday life, including understanding the concept of birthday parties and discerning whom to trust, presented profound challenges.

Creating a life beyond the community's control was a significant endeavor, but Rosie's indomitable spirit led the way. She embarked on a path of self-reliance, one step at a time, and sought to maintain connections with her family back in her former home.

Rosie's incredible journey is an inspiration to all, demonstrating that, regardless of the obstacles faced, the human spirit possesses the strength to overcome and construct a life filled with purpose and meaning. Rosie Overcomer's story is a testament to the enduring power of the human will and the triumph of the human spirit over adversity.

Rosie's Keynote Take-Aways

What you'll walk away with from Rosie's Keynote:

The power of trusting yourself, and your intuition. Reclaiming confidence in yourself.

Standing up for your yourself, your values and releasing self-doubt.  How to back yourself.

How to go from self-doubting to self-confident.

How to tap into your resilience - you are more than you realise!

Breaking a contract even at your soul's so called ‘peril’. Trusting your truth.

Moving past procrastination and being scared of the unknown, into your full potential.

Sharing your story and using your voice is a calling, a responsibility that can make a significant difference in others lives.

This is sit on your edge of your seat listening!

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