The Steps for Life Foundation was originally co-founded in 2010 by brother and sister duo, Monty Betham Jnr and Chante Betham-Spencer who took on the challenge of helping New Zealand youth in the fight against obesity. In 2021 Chante Betham-Spencer took over the reigns and is leading the charity on an exciting new path that encompasses youth obesity with a holistic focus on their overall health and well-being.

Chante studied at Waikato University and has a Bachelor of Management Studies.  She has worked at Top NZ companies such as Fletcher Building and Carter Holt Harvey within sales and business development roles.

She is a certified and accredited Life Coach and holds a 3rd Dan black belt in karate and teaches at her own Dojo in Auckland.

“Everyday I see the issues first-hand that our youth face.  Knowing that we can make a difference where it counts at the ground roots; that we aren’t the ambulance at the bottom of cliff makes our purpose so much clearer and certain.”