Coaching Skills for Leaders has arrived!

We launched our online Coaching Skills for Leaders program at the end of July, making it available to any leader – anywhere in the world. The course can also be delivered face-to-face with leadership teams.

MasNational provided 40 leaders with the opportunity to participate in face-to-face training with Maria over three days in Melbourne, and the feedback was incredible!
The energy in the room was amazing, and the ‘light-bulb’ moments came thick and fast for participants. What an incredible investment in wellbeing and culture for MasNational!

You can find out more about Coaching Skills for Leaders by downloading our guide to Coaching Skills for Leaders or by heading to the website.

Care Sector Engagement Project Wraps Up

Our recent Workforce Australia Local Jobs Ballarat Recovery Fund’ Care Sector Engagement‘ project wrapped up at the end of June.

The project ran in Maryborough in partnership with local employment providers Asuria Australia & Sureway Employment and Training, genU Training, and our local healthcare providers Maryborough District Health Service and Havilah Hostel Inc.

The participants completed The Bounce Program™ along with genU Training’s Training U for Work – Discover Health Care & Aged Care Services and now have the skills and knowledge to move into employment or further training with confidence.

Here’s what some of the participants told us about their time in the program:

“Training was enlightening. My instructor Amanda was knowledgeable, encouraging, and supportive. I feel confident that I have strengthened my skill set.” – Jenny

“It was a lot of fun and incredibly informational in what I can achieve within my own abilities. The training has also helped me build confidence and look past the anxiety that sometimes stops me from being the best me.” – Toby

“The training was incredibly helpful, and I feel as if I have progressed with my confidence and knowledge tenfold.” – Kim

The frequent flyer points have been boosted over the last couple of months, with Maria spending time delivering training in the USA and presenting and networking at a conference in the UK.

And then Kelly and Maria delivered an appreciative inquiry workshop in Canberra at the end of July, working with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network for the Department of Education Staff.

Exciting things are coming for the remainder of the year!

I did it! I completed my Masters of Applied Positive Psychology from Melbourne University. My capstone explored the concept of Hope Theory and how it can be applied to the employment services industry to positively influence long-term unemployed people.

Hope Theory was first developed by psychologist Charles Snyder in 2001 and contains three elements for an individual to have hope – the goal, the pathways to achieve the goal and the agency or sense of control over the actions required to achieve the goal. The theory has been expanded to include external factors of hope – that other people can inspire us to act or think differently and that if the goal is linked to our values or gives us a sense of purpose, we are more likely to achieve the goal. You can learn more about Hope Theory here.


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