At our core we believe in proactive & strength-based mental fitness.
We believe in the power of incorporating practical tools, habits and psychological resources to strengthen our relationships to self, and others.
Our experiences are designed to provoke awareness and reflection; and to ultimately inspire & support individuals, teams and communities to flourish and live life, on purpose.
Everything we do is built from on foundation of contemporary educational pedagogical approaches; that open a space for deep reflection and proactive personal and team-centred growth.
Our experiences are designed to support:
Well-being through productive thought, habits & practices
Stronger & more connected relationships
A deeper understanding of the power of deep listening and connection; and
We offer specific experiences, designed for Corporate, Community and Classroom environments, with a common goal of enabling all participants to "take home" a new perspective on their relationaships with themselves and those most important people in their lives...
Leadership. Through Listening
Whilst we all understand the importance of effective communication, we often don't prioritise the importance of Deep Listening. Along with our team of First Nations advisors, we bring Indigenous methods to your workplace to practice the art of deep listening and how such practices can support true connection for the benefit of team culture and organisational goals. Working with your team, we will create a safe space to allow individuals to reflect, respect and reconnect with themselves and those around them. This 3 hour workshop allows participants to momentarily detach from the hustle of technology centred work practices and rediscover foundational human-centred ways of connecting.
Let’s make every connection count. The ‘Unsaids’ concept is a mindset that helps us to stay resilient in challenging situations, transform uncertainty into positive possibilities, overcome loneliness and remind us how to be of service to others.
In this workshop, we examine the importance of meaningful connections in order to allow flow and productivity in the work environment, but on a larger scale, in order to create richer, happier and genuine relationships in all facets of life. Unsaids as a practice helps us to renew confidence and peace within ourselves, create empathy for others and communicate with kindness and clarity.
We look at the difference between shallow time versus deep time and how sincerely investing in deeper connections with those around us is an important part of well being. The Unsaids workshop invites you to leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life to forge lasting, more productive and connected relationships within teams, families and communities.
Spokespeople. The ripple effect.
Well-being, for both individuals and at an organisational level, is an ongoing process. Spoke seeks to create sustained partnerships in the interest of maintaining well-being and building genuine relationships. We all have to take responsibility at the individual level. But we have to be shown how to do this. Together, we will build lasting partnerships that enable us all to move towards greater self awareness, gratitude and true connection with those that matter. The ripple effect is designed to enable each participant to take these techniques "home"and create deeper and more connected relationships with those people most critical, away from the workplace. By helping individuals understand the power of true connection, we can create a movement of positive change. Early intervention will ultimately lead to personal and collective emotional change, for generations to come.
Gratitude & Growth
The “Gratitude for Growth” workshop is targeted at Year 6 students as they embark on the transition to high school. The workshop is designed to help them feel more connected to themselves and to each other, whilst acknowledging they will always have a connection back to their primary school of origin.
It helps them to develop skills in Growth Mindset, managing change, authentic communication and self-care. Gratitude for Growth is a 3.5 hour workshop- designed to be delivered over 2 sessions within a school day.
SPOKE begins and ends the session with the whole grade; with time allocated in the middle of the session for smaller break-out groups to conduct play-based, team activities; with time for individual reflection and conversation. With our team of First Nations advisors, we also introduce First Nations principles for self and community care; in order to give the students opportunities for gratitude for their environment, community and their own unique gifts.
Reflections and Ripples
Our research-based and NESA Accredited Professional Development for teachers is delivered by highly experienced teachers and academics. We love connecting with teachers, businesses, community groups and organisations to elevate cultural responsiveness, learning, empathy and understanding.
"Reflections and Ripples - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in the Curriculum" supports staff to reflect on their role as educators in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education.
We examine the ripples of change that we can make as educators for Aboriginal students and non-Aboriginal students alike. We explore teachers' feelings and responses to leading change in this curriculum area and provide teachers with practical and purposeful activities to support them in taking steps forward.
This workshop is ideal for schools that are ready to elevate and meaningfully engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in their classrooms. Using Student Engagement theory and Indigenous pedagogies, this hands-on workshop supports teachers to reflect on their own learning and create powerful ripples of change.
Completing "Reflections and Ripples- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in the Curriculum" will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Aboriginal education and supporting Aboriginal students/children addressing Standard Descriptor(s) 1.4.2 and 2.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Spokespeople. The ripple effect.
While we all understand the importance of effective communication, we often don't prioritise the importance of Deep Listening. Along with our team of First Nations advisors, we bring Indigenous methods to your teachers, to practice the art of deep listening and how such practices can support true connection for the benefit of the individual, the team culture and the benefit of your students. This 3 hour workshop allows participants to pause from the hustle of day to day teaching, to rediscover their own journey into education and the impact they make every day.
Today, too much is said, by too many, to people they hardly know.
Too little is said, by too few, to those who really matter.
Social disconnection is an objective, long-standing lack of social/family relationships and minimal participation in social activities. It is associated with negative health effects, including early mortality, and is distinct from subjective loneliness.
Through shared stories of lived experience, combined with activities designed to foster self care, our sessions with communities promote gratitude and connection, leading to personal and relationship growth.