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I empower individuals & teams of people to unleash their full potential.

Neuroscience Health Professional

I can help you build personal and professional success with peace of mind. Neuroscience backed strategies.

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Focused on Success

My driving passion for personal success is fuelled by the people I serve realising the success they have always dreamed of.

I have more than 23 years of training and experience working with people and motivating them to personal success.

My academic achievements, professional development and personal pursuits have honed a set of core competencies focused on experience-based engagements. Using a kinaesthetic approach, I have found long-lasting benefits for my clients.

Key Professional Achievements

● Established The Solution Network Australia Foundation, a charitable trust developed to eraducate youth homelessness
● Co­‐​developed and established a h​ighly successful overseas aid project,​ Living Water, in the Philippines, Ethiopia and Indonesia.

● Developed, established, consolidated and sold t​wo successful businesses.​

Go Aussie Summer Camps - Summer Camp program for American students
The Great Corporate Race - A premium corporate team building program incorporating locally-focused tourism partnerships.

● Credited with the success of establishing collaborative, non-­competitive consortiums ​on the Sunshine Coast for the community welfare sector;
● Successfully managed staff​ as well as statutory organisational requirements.

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● Developed, delivered and evaluated successful training programs​ for both the community and corporate sectors;
● Accustomed to conducting competitor intelligence surveys to determine competitive market positioning for long-term revenue and profit growth
● Streamlined administrative procedures ​guiding staff development programs to enhanced key stakeholder relations, improve financial outcomes and staff service competencies
● A strong leader​ who fosters the development and implementation of total quality management programs developing, training and motivating teams.

● An innovative and effective problem solver,​ skilled at handling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously;
● Poised presenter / facilitator​ of training and client demonstrations, capable of successful outcomes as a result of exceptional verbal and written communication abilities and unique, interactive delivery style.
● Receptive listener,​showing patience, flexibility, ​adaptability and good humour in challenging situations.

My Professional Experience

A blend of government, corporate and small business.

2005 ­‐​Present

THE SOLUTION NETWORK AUSTRALIA FOUNDATION
Executive Director

● Provide leadership, strategy, business development and systems in order for the Foundation to discharge its objects and maintain staff morale;
● Create, deliver and evaluate quality training programs in both professional development, personal development and community development;
● Liaise with relevant statutory bodies in the facilitation of the Foundation's goals and objectives;
● Determine funding needs and seek relevant areas of funding allocation and write and submit applications;
● Create, manage and maintain a wide variety of networks and develop strategic alliances;
● Create, manage and maintain relevant policy and procedures in order to conduct activities in a professional and safe manner;
● Develop reports and provide correspondence to the Board of Directors of The Solution Network Australia Foundation.

2009 ­‐​2011

SOUTHERN CROSS UNIVERSITY
Lecturer (Postgraduate Psychology)
Trainer/Assessor and Vocational Placement Coordinator

● Played a key role in the successful lodgment of Australian Institute of Welfare and Community Workers (AIWCW) accreditation;
● Facilitate student learning by preparing and/or using effective training notes and teaching resources in keeping with course curricula, course workbooks, training standards and guidelines;
● Present training programs by identifying student learning outcomes and course competencies to be achieved, selecting and executing appropriate training methodologies;
● Consult with and support students in their learning by identifying learning requirements, designing individual training programs and/or coaching to improve performance;
● Assess students’ performance against course competency performance criteria and recommends additional training where necessary to gain competency;
● Ensure students gain access to relevant services through appropriate referral when issues arise beyond the span of the trainer’s responsibilities or capacity;
● Perform administrative functions connected primarily with training, course promotion, selection, and course bookings;
● Maintain knowledge of the Community Welfare/Community Development Sector and training/assessment by attending workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional associations;
● Maintain an overall knowledge of the AQTF standards for Registration and how they are aligned to registered courses;
● Maintain an understanding of the VET system;
● Contribute to the team effort by accomplishing the related results as required;
● Source, partner and maintain relationships with Vocational Placement providers and monitor and assess student progress as per AQTF and AIWCW requirements.

2004 - 2007

KINETIC SOLUTIONS - PUTTING POTENTIAL IN MOTION PTY LTD
Executive Director

● Kinetic Solutions - Putting Potential in Motion Pty Ltd seeks to provide its customers with an opportunity to stretch social, emotional and physical boundaries and to increase their motivation and zest for life.
● Coordinate the develop, market and deliver below mentioned business ventures;
● The Corporate Solution
● The R.I.G.H.T. Solution (Life Coaching)

2004 – 2005

THE SOLUTION NETWORK TRUST 
Executive Director

● Collaborative initiatives for Young People and Individuals using Experiential and Adventure-based Principles and Mediums; Motivation and Goal Setting; Mentoring; Resource and Strength-based Therapy, Personal Training and Confidence Building.
● Collaborative initiatives for Families utilising Experiential Family Therapy (EFT); Relationship Enrichment; Marriage Enrichment; Family Adventure Programs.
● Collaborative initiatives for Communities enhancing their effectiveness through Developmental Asset Assessment and Capacity Building
● Assisting those with basic needs such as food and / or clothing;
● Assisting those who are homeless and / or displaced from family and / or community support networks;
● Supporting those with debilitating illness, disabilities (mental and physical) and the like;
● Assisting in the rehabilitation and support of young offenders and those in prison;
…locally, nationally and internationally.

2002 – 2004

GOODLIFE COMMUNITY CENTRE
Development Consultant

● To expand the potential of Goodlife Community Centre through the design, coordination and evaluation of programs aimed at community health;
● Identify, coordinate, monitor and provide high quality training, support and resources to at-risk populations and their families within their own community.
● Train, resource and support community health personal trainers who case-manage health and health promotion for the community.

1998 – 2002

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITIES
Resource Officer (AO6)
Youth Development Initiative (South-West Queensland)

● Trainer/Assessor Certificate IV in Programme Development and Facilitation (PDF);
● Trainer/Assessor “onsite” Adventure Activity Guide;
Development Consultation;
● Readiness for Change Assessment;
● Youth Participation Strategies;
● Community and Youth Forums;
● Community Leadership and Mentoring Projects.
Resource Officer (AO6) – Youth at the Centre (FaHCSIA)
● Establish and co­‐ordinate community development initiatives for Southern Queensland as based upon the Prime Ministerial directive of ‘Youth Participation in the Social and Economic Future of Rural Australia’.
● Collaborate with local community agencies and groups throughout South-West Queensland in conjunction with nationally directed projects.

2001

WESLEY MISSION
(Secondment)
Community Trainer

● Develop and deliver high quality community training plans for schools, community welfare organisations and parents.
● Development of personal enhancement and youth participation programs for homeless and long-term unemployed young people.
● Development, coordination and facilitation of educational programs for primary and secondary state school students, staff and community organisations.
● Early intervention and case-management of young people who are at-risk of homelessness.

1996 - ­1998

WARWICK & DISTRICT EDUCATION GUIDANCE OFFICER
Student Welfare Officer

● Provide pastoral care to staff, students and their families within three school communities.
● Develop, implement, coordinate and evaluate the Religious Education program within three school communities.
● Plan, implement and evaluate a portion of the senior Human Relations Education (HRE) program.
● Input into the overall development of the HRE program.
● Communicate and liaise effectively with staff, relevant community bodies and parents.
● Develop a rapport with the student body through relevant curricular and extracurricular activities.

Tertiary Qualifications

Master of Clinical Psychology

2007

QnU - Proficient in both the scientific and clinical aspects of the my profession, and capable of working in a variety of settings.

Master of Counselling

1999

QUT - Applied, experiential focus with an emphasis on brief solution-focused & narrative therapies, family therapy, group work & supervision.


Motivational Psychology (Research Program - Psychology and Sociology for Health Sciences)

1995

SCU - Clinical psychology and sociology relevant to health practitioners. The theory underpinning the dynamics of human behaviour and the structure of the social world.


Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

1994

SCU - The skills and knowledge to work with people from the health and fitness enthusiast to the elite level athlete.

Vocational Education

Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation

2017

The Outdoor Education Consultants

Certificate IV in Training and
Assessment (TAE40110)

2010

MRWED Training and Assessment

Certificate IV in Small Business Management

2007

Mission Australia

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAA40104)

2007

Pines Training Centre

Certificate IV in Assessment and
Workplace Training (BSZ40198)

2000

Bremer TAFE

Certificate IV in Training and
Assessment (cat. 2)

1999

Warwick TAFE

The Outlook Training & Resource Centre

1998

Certificate IV in Programme Development and Facilitation

Certificate III in Youth Work

1998

Youth Sector Training Council

Developer Credentials

Google Certified Associate - Professional Cloud Architect

2017

Google Cloud

AdWords Certification

2017

Google Adwords

Google Certified Educator (Level 2)

2018

Google for Education

Google for Education (Certified Innovator)

2016

Google for Education

Google Certified Associate - GSuite Administrator

2015

Google Apps for Work

Salesforce Lightning Architect

2016

Salesforce Sales Cloud

Please contact me direct for certified copies of my credentials.

Located

Sunshine Coast,
Queensland, Australia.

Contacts

Email: dave@getoutcom.es
Phone: +61 423 359 840