Job Coaches

Intrinsic motivation can be a powerful driver for people navigating the journey toward employment. This type of motivation, which comes from within and is fuelled by personal satisfaction and passion, can be a game-changer in a job search. And tapping into it is the key.
A growth mindset serves as a powerful asset for people looking for work. It helps to influence not only the job search process but also long-term career success.
Yet, as January progresses, the enthusiasm accompanying these resolutions can wane, leaving us feeling disheartened and demotivated. Is there a more effective approach to goal-setting than the fleeting nature of resolutions?
Hope is like a snapshot of a person’s current goal-focused thinking, the pathway to achieving the goals and the expectation that those goals can be achieved. Hope works because it broadens our thinking and fuels our persistence.
What happens when a 'goal' feels too big to achieve? A little reframe can go a long way with your clients. Try focusing on outcomes instead of goals and see what happens next!
If your clients have unresourceful beliefs about themselves and their ability to find a job they will love, they may struggle to overcome them. They may believe they are ‘too old’, or ‘they don’t have enough experience.‘
If you're having trouble moving your clients forward, you might be making these five mistakes with them. It's all about building trust and rapport, asking great questions, and listening with intent.
Values drive life. Values are the things that are deeply important to you, and they influence the decisions we make, the experiences we have and the behaviours we show.
Often the limitations around mindset come from beliefs or past experiences that have led them to think they can't achieve things, that they can't overcome challenges or that it's easier to give up or not try something new.
There have been plenty of times when I’ve struggled to stick at things – from drinking water and getting quality sleep to reading and writing detailed reports and assessments. I’ve been guilty of finding excuses or practising avoidance because I lacked the drive to see these tasks through.
You may be familiar with some of the theories that have evolved – positive psychology, emotional intelligence, neuroscience, behavioural economics and social science. But of all the theories that exist in the field, the one that resonates most often with us here at Bounce is behavioural nudging.
Before you can coach your clients towards positive employment outcomes, you need to ensure you’ve got the right mindset and leave any judgement at the door before you start. You also need to believe in yourself and your ability to help every client, even in the most challenging cases.