We are here for you.

You are at the heart of what we do, and we are committed to be there for you, from start to finish.

Our Vocational Coaches will help you plan your journey through the Your Caring Way program.

They will provide you with ongoing and individualised support to ensure you are connected, empowered and on your way to success.

Working together will allow you to develop positive relationships skills and also a new perspective that will help you get closer to making the changes you seek in your life.


Your plan. Your future.

A dedicated Vocational Coach will help you focus your energy on completing every step in your Grow Plan. They will have scheduled touch points with you through your journey to ensure:

  • You feel connected, supported and engaged,
  • Continuity and consistency of your plan,
  • Referrals and networks are in place,
  • You are achieving and celebrating your milestones, and
  • Your work placement or employment goals are fully supported.

As you move forward, your Vocational Coach will update your Grow Plan to reflect your evolving upskilling needs.


Employment mentoring

Employment mentoring will be provided to ensure appropriate engagement and support for both employer and the carer as employment conditions are arranged and employment is commenced.

Support will include:

  • Initial “on-boarding” training and information provided to the employer to ensure awareness and readiness to support employment of carers.
  • An “Employer Tool-kit” with appropriate information and resources.

Meet our Vocational Coaches

John Larkin

John is a highly-experienced and strategically oriented coach. He can see the big picture.

He brings focus and discipline to his sessions. He is an active listener and extremely observant. His commitment to helping people achieve transformation is clear in his actions and results.

John’s coaching style is insightful and challenging, while remaining pragmatic. He works with people to help them recognise their inherent abilities, believe in themselves and fulfil their potential.

He is passionate about supporting others by assessing what they value most and providing discerning ideas and tools to make every choice count.

His unique background includes extensive experience as a tradesman, teacher, corporate executive and counsellor. Alongside his Coaching, John continues to do his counselling work.

John’s academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Social Science (Victoria University), Graduate Diploma in Community Counselling (University of Canberra), Master of Arts in Counselling (University of Canberra), Certified Therapist, International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (USA), and he is a current member of the Australian Counselling Association.

Nick Bennett

Nick is a talented, self-directed and client-focused coach with a genuine passion for helping others unlock their potential and generating an impact in their lives.

He uses his Human Resources insight and experience to inform his work as a Coach. He is passionate about meeting people where they are and connecting with them in a way that is effective.

He brings high levels of honesty to the conversation, offering a different perspective and calling the best out of the people he works with. His most important mission is to watch their development and give them the confidence to move forward.

Nick’s approach is perceptive, challenging and supportive. His mix of empathy and psychological understanding helps people shift their traditional patterns of thinking in an appropriate way to achieve the outcomes they seek.

Nick is a Human Resources professional with a Bachelor of Business Management (Human Resources) and Diploma in Organisational Psychology.

Vicky-Jane Newman

Vicky- Jane is a creative at heart. She is curious and dedicated. She asks the right questions, and she gets the right answers.

As a coach, Vicky-Jane brings an engaging, active and highly collaborative presence to the conversation, which helps people experience moments of clarity, needed to develop their focus and make change happen.

She is a good listener, deeply empathetic and her natural and intuitive style puts people at ease.

Vicky-Jane’s work focuses on helping people to grow into the best version of themselves to maximise their potential. She empowers them, builds their confidence, and helps them realise their visions and overcome obstacles to get results.

Vicky-Jane is a life-long learner and holds a Graduate Certificate in Career Development Practice, tertiary qualifications in Art, Business and Psychology.

She is an accredited Change Management Practitioner (APMG) and holds accreditation to administer MBTI Step I & II; FIRO-B; and EQ-I & EQ360, and a Professional Member of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA).

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