How do ordinary people achieve their dreams?

Kaarle McCulloch
London 2012 Bronze Medal Olympian & World Champion

Firstly they are aspirational and ethical. We support women because many go unrecognised for their talent, hard work and sacrifice. It is not only important to believe in yourself but for others to believe in you.

Yes we do back the underdog because it is not about if but when they succeed. They are simply inspiring and we believe in them because of their humility.

They understand there is a big J Curve in life with many setbacks in order to succeed. Nobody hands it to you on a platter. They don’t make excuses, they own the problem. Their actions do speak louder than their words.  Success is about having the right attitude. How badly do you want it?

Here are some great examples of people and organisation’s that have approached us. They have made their dreams come true.

2009 Netballer Lisa Wilson and Health and Life Oakdale State Netball Club – Premiership Winners

2010 Adelaide Thunderbirds – Trans Tasman Winner

2012 Kaarle McCulloch 2012 Bronze Olympic Medalist & World Champion – Health and Life Sports Scholarship

AAPM – Launched the first National Certified Practice Manager Program in Australia

“It only takes just one moment to change your world”

The Foundation is focussed on adolescent children aged from 10 to 18 and people living in socially disadvantaged areas. The objective is to break the cycle of poverty in socially challenged areas.

Why Give Back?

What is the purpose of life?

CEO & Founder of Health and Life David Dahm‘s early experiences in India as a child are not dissimilar to those people depicted in the video. Giving back to the community has become David’s primary focus. He sees education is at the very core of fighting poverty and ill health health. Read on.

Women play a critical role in reducing poverty and many other anti-social behaviours in society. The women of Haiti have proven this so. Aid was successfully redistributed without men. This was a significant problem until women received protection and support from the Government.

Closer to home, the Australian ethos is to give everyone a fair go and mateship. We support many local and global community programs with pro bono work, and financially, that have a focus on Financial and Health Literacy Awareness.

Getting the message out is the key. The One Moment Foundation is our own charity we have established to channel our efforts through. An effective community message vehicle is through community netball, where an incredible 95% of all women have played this sport in Australia. There is a strong focus on youngsters to keep fit and healthy though out their life.

Finally, there is the Australian Association of Practice Managers. Practice managers are the air traffic controllers of all community practices like your local doctor. They have access to the providers who have access to you. So one day we hope you will hear about this work we do to make our world a better place to live.

Charity begins at home, you need to help yourself first before you can help others.

(It is interesting to note that before take off, the flight attendants always say, “When the little yellow oxygen masks drop down for you, please take a breath, before you help the kid siting next to you.” – Just some food for thought ?!)

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About me: David Dahm BA (Acc.), CA., FCPA, CTA, FFin, CPM, FAAPM, FAIM, FGLF.

Chartered Accountant, Chartered Tax Adviser, Registered Tax Agent, Former AGPAL Surveyor 10 years of service

David Dahm is CEO and founder of the national medical and healthcare chartered accounting firm Health and Life and global Founder and CEO of the not for profit project the International Healthcare Standards and Ethics Board (

After a serious work related car accident in 1989, and nine operations later I continue to be a patient and provider advocate. I enter my third decade as a national Chartered Accountant for Medical and Healthcare practices in Australia. I am a former 10-year Australian General Practice Accreditation surveyor. I come from a medico family. I have served on the AAPM national Board and was the inaugural national Chair of the Certified Practice Manager CPM post nominal. I continue to provide accounting tax and practice management advice to many practices all over Australia.

You know who you are and I thank you for this real honour and privilege to serve you and your community through you. Note, I am not a lawyer please seek appropriate legal and accounting advice. This information is for general information and discussion only.