Thrive @ Life is your opportunity to take positive control of your life and gain the skills, tools and confidence needed to help you thrive and give you an advantage in education, work and life.
The 8 week online program will not only equip you with the in-demand enterprise and 21st century skills needed for your future, such as critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration and goal planning, which will give you a competitive edge – but will also help you increase optimism and resilience, which means improved wellbeing!
Our next participant cohort begins October 2021. Make the most of this unique opportunity and invest yourself to become YOUR best YOU. Sign up today as places are limited.
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Looking to be YOUR best YOU? Our Thrive @ Life eight-week, self-paced online Personal Leadership Program is designed for teenagers and young adults aged 15 to 25 (but really it can be helpful for anyone), who want to set a positive direction for their life.
Through weekly online self guided tasks, and fortnightly one-to-one coaching sessions over Zoom, participants will have the opportunity to explore key areas of interest and tailor coaching discussions relevant to achieving their personal goals.
The Thrive @ Life Personal Leadership Program is a world-class program underpinned by a range of psychological theories, including cognitive-behaviour approaches, motivation, social learning theory and positive psychology. It is also backed by Youth Opportunities success of delivering evidence based programs and services to more than 14,000 teenagers and young adults over the past 24 years.
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Module 1 helps you gain an overview of this program and how the tools and skills you learn can be used to achieve your goals. We also define what success and happiness looks like to you, and how positive communication can be used to your benefit.
During this module you will develop a better understanding of your self-image and how it impacts on your day-to-day happiness. We explore Personal Leadership and how you can be in control of your life. We will also empower you to take responsibility for your actions and decisions, which help create the best outcomes for you.
During Module 3 you will build the habits and attitudes that you need to achieve your goals. By learning how these habits are formed, you can begin to identify strategies and tools to maintain positive behaviour change – this helps you increase your perseverance to drive long term success.
During this module you will explore ways to positively influence the people around you, and your environment. You will look inward with specialised strategies to improve your self-image and promote sustained happiness.
This module is all about finding your purpose, and idenifying what motivates and drives you towards your future. By creating a plan that centres around your life goals you can also identify obstacles and any strategies you need develop to overcome them.
Time to reflect on your program progress as you begin to evaluate what the next steps look like for you. Here we introduce big picture thinking to fully establish long term goals, and amplify your ability to plan through the introduction of organisational tools which can be targeted for your specific needs.
Module 7 is used to expand your knowledge of high-level communication strategies. By designing your conversations and interactions to create the best result, you can utilise your new skill set to troubleshoot difficult or complex situations.
Module 8 helps you break the cycle of unhelpful thinking patterns to create new beliefs about yourself and how the world sees you. This is your opportunity to discover how to maintain your self-image to bring about sustained positive change. You will also learn how to step outside your comfort zone with confidence.
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Whilst our programs are a preventative measure for building healthy wellbeing, our programs are not appropriate for crisis help – if you are feeling distressed now, or are concerned about someone else, there are people who can help at any time of the day, or night . Click here to find immediate support.
Self-paced means that you get to work through the modules at your own pace over the duration of the program. If you are doing the 8 week Thrive @ Life program we recommend you spend three hours per week to work through each of the 8 modules. This will allow you enough time to complete each module as well as some time to think and reflect on the content you are learning and practicing. As with most learning, the more you put in, the more you will get out of it.
This program requires you to read and understand the English language and have functional literacy to participate. Thrive @ Life although is designed to be easily navigated, you will require basic IT skills and have regular access to a computer or laptop and use of broadband internet to work through the modules and conduct your zoom coaching sessions. For more specific computer operating systems, please refer to the FAQ: What do I do if I have any issues?
Essentially yes. You will be working through the modules individually and at your own pace, however you will meet with your coach on zoom throughout the program to discuss what you have been learning and create a plan together towards achieving your program goals.
If you are participating in this program as part of a group, you will also have the chance to reflect on your learning within your group with additional zoom sessions throughout the program. Your coach will notify you if this applies to you.
In addition to your learning and reflecting on the online modules. you get your very own coach that will help you to make the most out of this program. Together you will look at your personal goals and tailor the approach to these. During the program, you will have four, 30-minute coaching sessions on zoom. Your coach will be in contact to organise these sessions with you.
Personal Leadership means taking positive control and responsibility of your life to direct yourself towards who you want to be, and how you want to live. It is YOU at YOUR best. It enables you to decide what success looks like to you, to set goals, to think and communicate positive messages, and to choose growth over security. Personal leadership equips you with the 21st century skills needed for the future, and the optimism and resilience to deal with whatever life throws your way. You will learn things to improve your personal relationships, understand how to increase wellbeing, and identify the best pathways for achieving your goals.
Upon completion of the program, you will be certified as a personal leader. You will receive a certificate highlighting the skills you achieved through the program. These include, but not limited to, in-demand employability skills such as problem solving, critical and creative thinking, communication, organisation, and digital capabilities.
Depending on your level of funding, plan and coordinator, you may be able to use your NDIS budget to pay for or subsidise part/all of the cost of this program. We recommend working with your plan managers and coordinators to find out which plan and budget options would best align with our program.
Past applicants have receivied reimbursement to participate as it aligned with goals within their plans such as increased Social & Community Participation, Improved Daily Living, Improved Relationships and Improved Learning. For more information on using your plan visit the NDIS website.
Thrive Personal Leadership Programs are underpinned by a range of positive psychology theories, designed to help you build wellbeing, coping strategies and resilience. They are not therapeutic interventions, and our coaches are not trained counsellors or psychologists. If during the program you require additional support services, our coaches have a framework in place they can support you with and will refer you onto mental health experts.
If you’re experiencing any technical challenges with Thrive, please first try:
– Checking that you are using the recommended system requirements
– Use the self-help troubleshooting resource – Guide to Learning Online, which covers topics such as learning online, how to Zoom, navigating Thrive, tips and tricks.
If you’re still having technical issues, then email us on email@example.com and we will aim to get back to you within 48 business hours.
For other program support see the next FAQ.
If you need non-technical support, have a chat with your coach first during your 1:1 coaching session or reach out to our Program Coordinator via email to help address any concern at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0405 855 323 and we’ll aim to get back to you within 48 business hours.
From logging on or IT issues, to not understanding questions or content, we are here to support you with any challenges you might encounter! Send your coach an email as your first point of contact. In addition to your coach, there is a dedicated IT and online learning team that you can get in contact with. They will respond to your enquiry within 48 hours. email@example.com
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Our coaches are experienced practitioners with a number of years of expertise and experience in building the personal leadership capabilities of young people. Each of our coaches have a diverse skillset and background, and each have been through our accreditation process to ensure they are able to help participants reach their personal leadership goals.
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