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We are Bounce Australia!

Beginning with one passionate woman in 2006; Bounce Australia has grown to international proportions, building the skills, careers, confidence and lives of those wanting to make a fresh start and providing a clear path for those who need it most.

We aim to contribute to people’s well being and create change that has a lasting, positive effect in their lives. We give people hope in a time of transformation and space to embrace their differences. Most importantly, Bounce Australia encourages people to believe in themselves.

We proudly serve many different facets of the community. From Employment Service Providers, Registered Training Organisations, Educational & School Services and Community Services, to General Public, Organisations, Homeless Shelters and Prisons.

Milestones

Founder & CEO, Maria Smith begins Bounce. By herself, she runs one program at a time, developed from her years of training.

Bounce has 3 staff, a specialised trainer pool of 5 & is running across Victoria. The Bounce program is endorsed by mental health expert Dr. John Mendoza.

Maria releases her first book, “The Guide to Getting the Job You Want”. The Business has now become a company, with a staff size of 5 and trainer pool of 20.

Maria is invited to the White House to consult with President Obama’s Head of Innovation regarding Bounce addressing unemployment rates in America.

First pilot program in Worcester, Massachusetts, begins; lighting a spark that leads to the creation of Bounce USA, Bounces’ first overseas expansion.

Bounce celebrates its official 10th birthday. The Company now has 28 trainers changing the lives of thousands of people.

The HQ Crew

Maria Smith

Maria Smith

Founder & CEO

Maria Smith is the Founder and CEO of Bounce Australia, a highly respected company serving jobseekers and Employers in education involving personal and professional development. With a strong background in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Business Development, Maria is highly influential in increasing employment of disadvantaged job seekers including Indigenous job seekers, people with disabilities, long term unemployed, youth and mature age, as well as high level relationship building with businesses and companies.

Maria’s business savvy attitude has taken Bounce not only across Australia but also into the USA, with plans on further expansion. Maria has been involved in talks at the White House regarding strategies on improving employment rates across the US and has developed and integrated the Bounce Program into Worcester, Massachusetts.

Kelly Mason

Kelly Mason

General Manager

Matt Luttrell

Matt Luttrell

National Business Manager

Chris Young

Chris Young

Business Development Officer

Rebecca Lowery

Rebecca Lowery

Trainer Support & Project Management

The Trainer Team

Phil Pollard

Phil Pollard

Trainer

Avril Lochhead

Avril Lochhead

Trainer

Lorraine Whittingham

Lorraine Whittingham

Trainer

Cheryl Brockwell

Cheryl Brockwell

Trainer

Nanette Ferguson

Nanette Ferguson

Trainer

Steven Milverton

Steven Milverton

Trainer

Judy Jeffreys

Judy Jeffreys

Trainer

Kristine Zimmer

Kristine Zimmer

Trainer

Blazenka Krasey

Blazenka Krasey

Trainer

Natalie Gorman

Natalie Gorman

Trainer

Jan Fisher

Jan Fisher

Trainer

Fiona Maybery

Fiona Maybery

Trainer

Abbie Eden

Abbie Eden

Trainer

Dani Markovski

Dani Markovski

Trainer

Leon McAsey

Leon McAsey

Trainer

Jane Nolan

Jane Nolan

Trainer

Pamela McConchie

Pamela McConchie

Trainer

Shirley Buttery

Shirley Buttery

Trainer

Yolanda Merrey

Yolanda Merrey

Trainer

Donna Ansems

Donna Ansems

Trainer

Sarah Kempf

Sarah Kempf

Trainer

Linda Pierson

Linda Pierson

Trainer

Michelle Guida

Michelle Guida

Trainer

Karen Thomson

Karen Thomson

Trainer

Joshua Peterson

Joshua Peterson

Trainer

Geraldine Charles

Geraldine Charles

Trainer

Anne Erskine

Anne Erskine

Trainer

Tessa Jetson

Tessa Jetson

Trainer

Nissrine Saliba

Nissrine Saliba

Trainer

Jacqueline Tribe

Jacqueline Tribe

Trainer

Melitta Pinney

Melitta Pinney

Trainer

Pina Cerminara

Pina Cerminara

Trainer

Boris Banjanac

Boris Banjanac

Trainer

Trevor Nye

Trevor Nye

Trainer

Ann-Maree Playfair

Ann-Maree Playfair

Trainer

Parthena Petrarca

Parthena Petrarca

Trainer

Belinda Postill

Belinda Postill

Trainer