Webinar? More like Weba-yeah!

Webinar? More like Weba-yeah!

The very first Bounce Webinar, Engaging the Disengaged, was a smash hit with almost 100 people signing up to watch Maria give some brilliant insights into engagement techniques.

With such a huge response from all you beautiful Bouncers out there, the team has decided to make the free webinars a regular thing! Yay!

We will be hosting another webinar in mid-May so keep an eye out for more info! If you have a topic that you want to know more about or have some feedback that you’d like to give about our last webinar, we’d love to hear from you! Contact us here.

Remember, if you registered for the webinar but couldn’t make it on the day, the replay is available for you to watch in your own time for the next few weeks. Call or email us if you’re unsure how to access the replay.

5 Surefire ways to Grow as a Professional

Whether you’ve been working in the same role for years or are currently in-between jobs, developing yourself professionally, on an everyday basis, is a habit we should all embrace.

Easier said than done, right? Well, this article from Bizcover has some really simple tips to keep your mind sharp and your skills on point. Check it out here.

Stepping Back in Time for Charity

The team at Bounce are never ones to shy away from a great night out to support a great cause. So the annual Feast on the Fairway was the place to be last week in Maryborough.

The night boasted a roaring 1920’s theme, complete with the Maryborough Big Band busting out the biggest hits of the ’20s and a projector showing classic movies in the background – All in support of cancer research!

The biggest hit for the night, besides the amazing swing dance lessons and incredible three-course meal provided by local eateries, was the huge announcement by Maryborough District Health Service that from July 1 this year, MDHS, in partnership with Ballarat Health Service, will be commence providing a public Oncology service locally.

This is big news for everyone in Maryborough, as locals previously would have to travel an hour to Ballarat to receive regular treatment.

This annual event is such a welcome addition to the community, and we cannot recommend it highly enough to anyone looking to network, support a good cause and enjoy a great night out. Well done, once again, to everyone involved!

More Tips from jobactive

We’ve got another Bounce inspired YouTube video for you this month. Are you stuck going in circles thinking there are no jobs near you? What if they were closer than you think? In this months video, Maria lets you in on a little secret about job hunting that will change your whole point of view! Watch the video right now and get the easiest job hunting tip of all!

Trainer of the Month

Described as a “ball of passion”, our Trainer of the Month for March 2019 is none other than the beautiful Pina Cerminara!

Pina has been with Bounce for over two years and is a true influencer. She specialises in creating real and immediate change in her participants and with each positive outcome created, she gains more and more momentum. There’s no stopping this juggernaut of absolute passion.

“I spent most of my life hiding in the back of school classrooms and board room meetings, I now spend most of my working day being seen in front of groups of people. I have come from the back of the room to the front, where I get to teach people life and work skills as well as inspiring them to find their true potential.” – Pina.

Thank you, Pina, for being a true guiding light for those who need it most. You’ve done such incredible things over the last two years with Bounce, and we can’t wait to see what the next two years bring!

Tip of the Month

“Great communication skills are vital for success in every area of life. It’s not just about the words we use but our body language, tone, empathy and so much more. Do your research, build your skills and watch everything else fall into place.”

– Maria Smith

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Our gift to all Consultants out there!

Our gift to all Consultants out there!

On March 13 we will be presenting a completely free Webinar, open to all those working with job seekers, focusing on modern skills to engage the disengaged. We’ll delve into the Psychology of beliefs, emotions and actions as well as providing real strategies to work with a range of different situations and personality types.

This webinar is our gift to you, to show our appreciation. We see how hard you work every single day, striving to get the best outcomes for your clients and we want to help. So, mark March 13 in your diary (even if you can’t be there) and keep your eyes peeled for more information!

The USA comes to Australia!

We’ve written so many articles about trips to America; conferences, meetings and programs are booming in our sister country so it’s only natural that we’d spend tonnes of time over there. But for the first time, a little piece of America is coming to us! That’s right! For two whole weeks our Vice President of Operations for Bounce USA, Teri Britschgi, is coming to stay and learn all things Aussie when it comes to Bounce! To say that we’re excited would be a little bit of an understatement! Teri is not only a vital part of Bounce USA, she’s also an incredible friend of all of us here at Bounce. Many a Bounce employee has been treated to the luxury hospitality of Château De Britschgi in Washington State. So now it’s our turn to play host in what we’re all sure is going to be an incredible visit! With only a week to go before Teri arrives, we’re all busy preparing. The crew at Headquarters have put together a jam-packed schedule including shadowing our General Manager, Kelly, popping into both corporate and job seeker programs, as well as finding time to help out the community with the relay for life event in Maryborough! What a legend! So, if over the next few weeks you see Teri tagging along with someone from Bounce HQ, remember to say hi and tell her all about Vegemite and drop bears!

Planning for the Future with ETC

Our awesome clients at ETC kicked off the New Year in style with a two-day Strategic Planning session, specifically tailored to their business! Both Maria and Kelly developed and facilitated the two days at the end of January, honing in on vision, mission, the future of employment services and tonnes more! The team at ETC came to the sessions with a massive amount of energy and positivity, making the experience something to be remembered. Absorbing every piece of information and working as a tight-knit team, the group brainstormed and planned for the coming years. Maria and Kelly couldn’t be happier! “One of the best Strategic Planning days I’ve attended – The time flew which in itself shows how informative and engaging the day was. Very Enjoyable, very productive, thanks.” – R.M. ETC Employee If you’re interested in strategic planning for your business, get in contact with our General Manager, Kelly Mason, via phone 0419 326 694 or email kelly@bounceaustralia.com

Trainer of the Month

February is the month of love, and what better way to show our love and appreciation for our trainers than talking about a woman we love so much we awarded her Trainer of the Month TWICE! That’s right; we’re here once again to say a massive thank you to our spectacular trainer, Noula Petrarca! According to the lovely Noula, the last 12 months of her life have been “Amazing”. Living the philosophy of “do a job you love and get paid for it, and it won’t feel like work!” shows through every day with Noula. Every day she enters the room with such passion and energy, inspiring people to live their dream – Basically, she’s nailing it! “I know Lady Gaga said this, but I’m sure I said it first ‘It takes one person to believe in you and it can change your life’ I relay this to my groups all the time. I’m still learning, but my biggest lesson has been, when you find your gift in life, the purpose of it is to give it away.” It is amazing to watch you inspire so many people with your caring and passionate nature, and seeing them flourish after you have weaved your magic. Once again, thank you Noula.

More Tips from jobactive

We’ve got another Bounce inspired YouTube video for you this month. Feel like your resumes are going straight in the bin? Well, in this video, Maria tells you how to make sure your resumes stand out from the rest to give you the best shot at the job you want! Get your typing fingers ready because this video will get you motivated! Watch it now!

Tip of the Month

“Valentine’s Day is a great reason to tell the people around you how much you appreciate them. Take advantage of this. Be genuine, be honest, and be thankful that they’re in your life.”

– Maria Smith

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Bring it on, 2019!

Bring it on, 2019!

Welcome back! Now that we’re all fed, watered, and very well rested, it’s time to tackle the New Year head on! Hopefully, you’re as pumped as we are – because 2019 is going to be MASSIVE!

It’s time to ask that age-old question that everyone asks as soon as the calendar hits January 1st – What are your goals for 2019? Seriously, we want to know, because helping you get there is what we do! Whether you’re looking for work, wanting to promote yourself, upskill your staff, or find new and innovative ways to support your team – we’re here to help!

Now, this is a good time to clarify a really common misconception about Bounce – we don’t deliver training.
It’s true.

They are going to have to invent a better word for what Bounce does because “training” doesn’t even scratch the surface! We’re problem solvers, way finders, innovators, motivators, planners, possibility seers, un-stickers of the stuck! And best of all, we do it in style!

So, what incredible possibilities does 2019 hold for you? And how can we help? Call, email or just come on in and pay us a visit. We’ll help you find your way!

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Who else is pumped for the holidays?

Who else is pumped for the holidays?

As we come to the end of the year, it’s our time to sit and reflect on the months past and the year to come. What did we do well? What do we want to achieve next year? What can we do for all you spectacular Bounce supporters in 2019?

We’ve had our biggest year ever in 2018; we’ve delivered more programs, reached more clients and visited more places than ever before! And 2019 is shaping up to look even bigger!

Of course, amongst all this planning and preparation, Bounce will be taking a break for a couple of weeks. We’ll be shutting up shop at 5pm on Friday the 21st of December and re-opening at 9am on Monday the 7th of January. Maria and Kelly will be taking some extended holidays to fully recharge after the massive year that has been 2018. Maria will be away from Tuesday the 11th of December and will return on Monday the 7th of January, while Kelly will be away from Friday the 14th of December and will return Monday the 7th of January.

As always with our last newsletter of the year, we leave the best ‘till last… you!

From everyone at Bounce, we want to express our absolute appreciation for your beautiful and ongoing support of everything Bounce. We couldn’t keep doing what we do without you, and we are extremely grateful. No matter where you are, or what you are doing over this holiday season, we hope you have a brilliant time, and we will see you, fresh and energised, in the New Year!

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ACE-ing it!

ACE-ing it!

We love our partner, ACE Community Colleges in Queensland! They take education to the next level and do some incredible things with their students. Their dedication shines through with their amazing success stories that are regularly posted in their blog.

Check out these awesome examples!

Kyle’s Story: Fresh Perspective and New Future

Nicole’s Story: Dream Becomes Dream Job

These are just two of their stories that look at the paths Bounce Program participants have taken, but there are tonnes more on their site for you to read. Get some good news stories into your system this week and head to the ACE blog here

We need your help!

We love a good makeover, it gets you feeling all fresh and organised. But makeovers aren’t just for people; businesses need them too! That’s why over the last year we’ve been busily working away at some beautiful new branding to freshen up our look. And what branding would be complete without a shiny new website!

Some of you may have noticed already that the Bounce site is looking pretty amazing! But if you haven’t checked it out yet, you should! It’s fresh, clean and has heaps more information about what we do and how we can help you or your business.

The website has been remodelled to be more helpful to you, specifically. We want to get you the info you want and need with less clicks and more clarity – so we would love your feedback!

If you can’t find something or want to give us some suggestions on how we can make the website even better, we would love to hear it! Head over to our website and send us an email through info@bounceaustralia.com letting us know what you think!

No mountain too high!

Maria has been out and about a lot this year, between facilitating corporate sessions, attending conferences, and going from meeting to meeting, Maria has definitely gained some frequent flyer points. But September’s trip was something extra special. For six days, Maria, along with 21 other adventurers, such as Karla Gilbert, Sam Riley and Pat Rafter, trekked up and down Lord Howe Island (and when we say up, we mean UP!). This amazing experience raised funds for the LifeChanger Foundation and pushed everyone to their physical limits.

The group took in the best sites and experiences of this world heritage, natural wonder. With seven stunning peaks to climb and seven incredible bays, swimming holes and natural aquatic wonders to explore, there was definitely no time to be bored.

Scaling the sides of mountains with nothing but a thin piece of rope for her safety, Maria pushed herself more than ever before, and we couldn’t be more proud! … Just don’t ask about her elbow.

If you’d like to know more about the incredible work that LifeChanger are doing or want to see some great footage of Maria’s trek, head over to the LifeChanger website by clicking here .

More Tips from jobactive

We’ve got another Bounce inspired YouTube video for you this month. In this new video, Maria takes you through the basics of resume writing to give you the best shot at the job you want! Need some tips to give your resume a touch-up? Check out the video!

Trainer of the Month

It’s time for our last trainer of the month for the year! Everybody, please put your hands together for the incredible Tessa Jetson! This spectacular Bounce Trainer radiates energy and light everywhere she goes, putting smiles on participant’s faces and drawing people in with her infectious personality.

To say Tessa is passionate about empowering people to live life to their full potential, would be a huge understatement. As well as being a Bounce Trainer, Tessa has her own foundation called Tessa Jetson Foundation , which supports women and children that come from abusive homes. The foundation is currently raising funds to hold their second Restart Your Life Retreat .

Tessa’s passion for helping women and children comes from her own appreciation of the people that supported her when her life went down the same path. This is Tessa’s way of saying thank you.

If you would like to know more about The Tessa Jetson Foundation , the Restart Your Life Retreat or the Fundraiser being held at the end of November, click on the links below!

Tessa Jetson Foundation

Restart Your Life Retreat

Fundraiser

Tip of the Month

“No one’s perfect, but our drive to always be better is what makes us incredible. Always believe in yourself and never stop moving forward!”

– Maria Smith

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Get your “me time” with YMag

Get your “me time” with YMag

There is no better feeling after a long working week than sitting down in the sunshine, with a cup of tea (or wine), and flicking through a magazine, getting in your 10 minutes of “me time”. Well, let us show you the magazine you’ll want to wrap your hands around for this weekend’s relaxation session; The Shine Issue of the spectacular YMag has hit shelves, and it’s brilliant!

What makes it even better is just a few pages in, you can see Marias beautiful, smiling face! That’s right, our illustrious leader has been picked up by YMag and quizzed on Bounce’s inspiration, effect and future of training and coaching! What makes it even more exciting is that this issue has been accepted into the January Golden Globe “goody bags” in Hollywood!

The magazine is jam-packed full of amazing stories just like Maria’s and tackles the heart of business, showcasing premium products & services, for women yearning to have it all.

Head to the YMag website to find out more!

International Indigenous Youth Symposium, NZ

Our amazing friends at LIFT Social Enterprise and JMP Consulting have been extra busy this month organising and hosting the 2018 International Indigenous Youth Symposium in Hastings, New Zealand. This inspiring event, aimed at participants from service providers, government agencies, employers and other young people, was held on the 11th and 12th of October and focused on exploring effective rangatahi (youth) engagement, youth entrepreneurship skills, succession planning in the workplace, organisational collaboration and youth employment successes.

Maria had the honour of being a keynote speaker alongside Bounce trainer, Atarau Hamilton, and delivered vital information around youth and employer engagement. But the biggest honour of all was bearing witness to the rangatahi (youth) performing the Haka in homage to two of their young leaders.

“It was such an inspiring and incredible experience to have so many people from so many walks of life, all together in the same room. Words can’t describe the feeling witnessing such an inspirational display of respect.” – Maria

Visit the LIFT Facebook page to see all the updates from the event and click here to watch the brilliant Haka performance.

Janelle is rocking her new role in Queensland

Our Queensland accredited programs have exploded in popularity! And with high demand comes the need for extra support! With that in mind, we would proudly like to introduce the motivated, energetic and super awesome, Janelle Clarke!

Janelle has taken on the role of Business Developer for Queensland as of October 20th and will be working with the amazing team of Queensland Trainers, ACE Community Colleges, Employment Providers, Community Groups and the wider business community.

Janelle graduated from university as a Health and PE teacher and soon discovered her ability to travel and teach at the same time with an additional TESOL qualification. 27 cities and 25 years on, Janelle has landed back in her hometown on the Gold Coast with a wealth of knowledge and experience under her belt.

As an advocate of holistic approaches to education and life, Janelle enjoys living life ‘out of the box’ and the adventures along the way in life’s big classroom. “Life is about the journey, not the destination”.

If you’d like to have a chat with Janelle about securing a booking or just want to say welcome to the team, you can get in touch via her mobile – 0448 196 728.

More Tips from Jobactive

We’ve got another Bounce inspired YouTube video for you this month. In this new video, Maria helps you uncover your superpower. Get your red cape ready and watch the video now!

Trainer of the month

Our trainer of the month for October is someone who has been with Bounce for just over six months. Kind-hearted, adaptable to change and positive, Prue Howard has helped us out more than we can say!

Before joining Bounce, Prue had been delivering programs for over four years in the life skills area, working to inspire people of all ages.

Each month we ask a trainer what they think is interesting about themselves. Prue, not knowing what to say, decided to ask her 11-year-old son his opinion and he replied with one of the best quotes we’ve heard so far – “while other people your age are slowing down, you’re speeding up.” And that couldn’t be any truer of our Prue!

Prue is compassionate, caring and inspiring to watch in her programs. She engages people with such ease that she becomes a part of their lives.

“In order to live our best life, we must choose to step into our fears instead of turning away from them.”

We can’t thank you enough, Prue, for everything you do for your participants, the sites and the team here at Bounce. You’re just Amazing!

Tip of the Month

“It’s been said so many times, but it’s true; what you put in is what you get out. So fuel your body with the things that it truly needs and watch yourself thrive!”

– Maria Smith

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