So Why Work with Young people?
At the start our company focused on working with managers and leaders from both the private and public sector helping them increase productivity, innovation and leadership capability using best practices tested by us extensively around the world working in Australia, China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, and the US.
In 2010 as a way of contributing to the community we started offering 3-6 month internships for university students with international background: Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam. We integrated short training and coaching sessions into the internship program teaching practical skills which are critical to building successful relationships and careers — skills they never learnt at school. Our sessions proved to be so impactful that we decided to start doing that on a much larger scale.
It wasn’t hard to persuade the decision makers at schools, Colleges and Universities to let us talk to their students (up to 700 at a time!). The response was overwhelming: unusually long attention span, hour-long question sessions, long queues of students seeking more personal advice, and touching personal feedback shared weeks and even months after the events.
We've since had the honour and the pleasure of working with thousands of AMAZING young people in Australia, Southeast Asia and Europe resulting in the creation of:
SUCCESS SKILLS PROGRAM©
Challenges Facing Young People
Since 2010, wherever we go we have been hearing about these challenges:
Unclear about what to study
Feeling 'stuck', 'lost' or 'trapped'
Limited emotional support & guidance
Confusion due to too much choice
Lack of work experience
Lack of skills
Rising youth unemployment
Our Solutions to Challenges Facing Young People
SUCCESS SKILLS PROGRAM©
We designed the Success Skills Program© for young people aged 12 - 25 specifically to address those concerns, to help them become more resilient and be better prepare for whatever the future holds
Selected areas covered in the program:
Becoming a Self-leader
Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset
Collaboration and Team-work
Creative Problem-solving & Innovation
Critical Thinking and Decision Making
- Presentation & Public Speaking
- Career Guidance
Students develop practical skills by applying their newly acquired knowledge in projects inspired by real life challenges.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STUDY TOURS
Since 2015 in collaboration with a Melbourne-based Business College we have been running an Entrepreneurship and Self-leadership program for Chinese exchange students visiting Australia.
Given the tremendous success of the program year on year we are now creating a similar opportunity in Germany to visiting students determined to develop their business and entrepreneurial skills in a simulated start-up venture to best prepare for the future.