Changing the face of drug and alcohol healing
Clinton Schultz is a natural self-starter and always looking for new ways to make a positive difference in people’s lives.
A strong Gamilaroi man, Mr Schultz uses his experience to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and consult on organisational and cultural responsiveness. He has also founded Clinto’s Kupmurri food van and Sobah, a non-alcoholic craft beer, aligned with the Sobah Initiative.
Between his psychology practice, multiple social business ventures and a young family at home, it is unsurprising that no day is the same.
“What really inspires me are the struggles that the old people had to go through to allow us to have the opportunities we have today and now I’m doing whatever I can to continue a positive legacy,” he said.
“Always believe in your own journey and strive to be the best version of yourself each and every day.”
A role model and leader, Mr Schultz was named Griffith University’s Outstanding First Peoples Alumnus Award winner 2018.
Mr Schultz was a chef and living overseas when he developed a youth program to help kids at home.
He enrolled in a psychology degree at Griffith to get the credentials he needed to roll out the program to different organisations.
“I felt psychology would give me a good platform,” he said.
Not long after completing his degree, Mr Schultz founded Marumali Consultations, an organisation providing holistic support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
“What I practice is very different. It is more focused on spirituality and notions of lore and culture,” he said.