Weekly Coaching Session Success

Weekly Coaching Session Success

Bounce Online is having an incredible impact – and weekly coaching sessions are the secret to it’s success!  

How many online training programs include a genuine human element? Not many we wager, but Bounce Online does – and it’s making all the difference when it comes to engagement, completion rates and moments of real change!  

When participants are first given access to the program, they are invited to join weekly coaching sessions with our Bounce Coaches. These sessions are an opportunity for participants to unpack their learnings from the program and find ways to overcome some of the hard things they might come up against as they move through the course.   

The structured sessions we ran during September had an incredible participation rate of 76%, and the feedback we received tells us it’s making all the difference. 

Here’s what JobLife participant Justine said about her experience with our coaches, Chris and Linda: 

“I have not seen another program that is so positive as this one and makes you feel cared about and valued as I have by Chris and Linda. I hope more people partake in doing this program to help better themselves and begin to believe in their abilities.” 

If you’re not using Bounce Online, now is a great time to talk with Tom or Kelly about how to start using it with your clients.  

New partnership with genU Training

genU Training has partnered up with us to create an exciting new qualification for people working in employment services.

Their new custom-built CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services is designed for anyone working in employment services and focuses on building coaching knowledge and skills so consultants can confidently support their clients.

The qualification includes our Bounce Job Coach (Foundation) course, and upon completion, participants are awarded their Job Coach micro-credential or digital badge.

genU Training General Manager Lisa Abbott is excited to have our digital badge in their new qualification. Here’s what Lisa had to say about working with Bounce:

“genU Training partnered with Bounce to be able to provide our learners with a holistic environment to enhance their soft skills through the Job Coach Certification whilst building their professional practice through the innovative, co-designed Certificate IV in Community Services for the Employment Services industry.  

We hope together we can support the Employment Services industry in preparing Employment Services professionals to progress more jobseekers back into meaningful employment.”   


Job Coach Certification – New Year Special! 

Here’s a New Years resolution for you… 

“In 2022, I will become a certified Bounce Job Coach and use my new coaching skills to help my clients get better outcomes!” 

Our first open Job Coach Certification course kicks off on February 2nd 2022. So if you want to develop all the skills you need to become an outstanding Job Coach, here’s your chance.

Individual seats or small group seats are available, but they are limited, so book in early.

Bounce Job Coach Certification also features a digital badge (or micro-credential). Find out more about the benefits of Bounce digital badges here.

Something big is coming!

Something big is coming!

For all our friends in the Employment Services industry, this is for you! We’ve listened to the challenges. We understand the problems. And we’ve created something that we think will have the answers!

This exciting new venture will launch at the National Employment Services Association (NESA) Conference in a months’ time.

If you want to be the first to know all about it, head to our website and sign up to our mailing list so you can receive first access to a whole heap of awesomeness!

Get your Network on in July!

If you’re keen for a little business networking and want to see Maria live in action, then you may want to be in Melbourne next Thursday (25th of July)!

Maria will be presenting as Keynote Speaker for the Southern Cross University Business Networking Event at Foy’s Arcade in Melbourne, with the event hosting a huge range of online students, academics and industry leaders.

Maria’s Keynote presentation, The Power of Certainty, will focus on the big “what’s next” question and understanding the importance of having a clear vision of where you want to go, based on the idea that our values and beliefs can drive the best outcome.

Want more info? We’ve got everything you need right here! Seats a filling up so get in quick!

Flying High

We’re officially half-way through the year and Bounce is showing no signs of slowing down! So many incredible things are happening here in Australia, but have we mentioned all the cool things happening in the US?

With aeroplanes now being her second home, Maria set off for a whole two weeks in June to lend her incredible voice to the Geographic Solutions, Working Technology Conference in Monterey, California as a Keynote Speaker. Speaking on the importance of engagement and connection, the packed room listened, learned and laughed, taking away some great insights to filling their cup to keep their minds and bodies healthy.

But that’s not all that happened on Maria’s trip! She also had the pleasure of training five new Bounce USA trainers, teaching them the ins and outs of the Bounce Methodology and the science behind what we do here at Bounce.

All in all the trip was a huge success, and we want to say a massive thank you to everyone at Geographic Solutions for inviting Maria to speak and be a part of your incredible conference, and the Bounce USA team for putting together such great training.

Is your Emotional Intelligence higher than you think?

While trawling through research papers and googling new and exciting studies (a huge part of what we do here at Bounce), we came across this handy little article from www.inc.com.

Short and to the point, “If You Say Yes to Any of These 8 Questions, Your Emotional Intelligence Is Higher Than You Think” gets right to the heart of why it’s so important to develop Emotional Intelligence – especially in business. If you have a spare minute, take a look, it will give you a good gauge of where your Emotional Intelligence is at.

If you or your team could do with an EQ boost, give us a call. We can take your Emotional Intelligence to new heights with our flexible training and coaching packages, designed specifically to meet your needs.

“Best session I’ve been to. I wish it was longer. Every person who works with other humans should have to do this.” – Cara Jarrett, People Branch – Department of Jobs and Small Business

“Maria has a wonderful manner and an amazing depth of knowledge on the subject. I learnt a lot about myself and the way I interact with clients and how I can improve both myself and my interaction.” – L.S. Matchworks Ballarat

Trainer of the Month

So many great trainers and so little time left in the year! Our trainer of the Month for July is none other than the amazing and inspirational Belinda P! Belinda has lived the majority of her adult life motivating people through training and education across the Northern Territory and Victoria – and it is still her passion to this day!

When she’s not in the training room, she’s spending time with her amazing kids, volunteering for her community and taking fun to a whole new level with Roller Derby – Awesome!

The knowledge, experience and passion that Belinda brings to her role is astounding.

“I never get tired of meeting my participants and supporting them in whatever their journey is; seeing them learning to back themselves for their knowledge & experiences. And I think I learn as much from them as they do from me!”

On behalf of everyone at Bounce, thank you Belinda, you are an inspiration to us all, keep being amazing every single day!

Tip of the Month

“When we stop learning, we stop moving forward. Everything we could ever hope to learn is right at our fingertips (literally), so take your passion and strive to know more every single day!”

– Maria Smith

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Want to join our team in Queensland?

Want to join our team in Queensland?

Does this sound like you?

Full of integrity

You’re highly motivated and follow through on your promises.

People Focused

You love meeting new people and taking time to get to know them.

High Energy

You burst into a room ready to get things done and change lives.

Bounce is looking for talented trainers in Queensland

With business booming Queensland, we’re on the lookout for the shining stars of the training world who are truly motivated to influence positive change and inspire lives.

If you’re in the Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast Area and want to become a Bounce Trainer, get in touch!

Handy Skills and Qualifications


Current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Previous experience as a Trainer and Assessor

Previous experience in coaching or mentoring

Exceptional communications skills and energy

Additional qualifications to support your role

Knowledge of the disadvantages being faced by job seekers

Exceptional relationships building skills

Fast paced and self starting

Apply Now

If you’re ready for a life changing career with Bounce Queensland, apply through Seek today!

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


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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