070: How Maria Smith built a scalable training business – and was invited to present to The White House

Maria Smith is the founder of Bounce Consulting, an agency firm that delivers training programs focused primarily on empowering the long-term unemployed to become gainfully employed. In addition to this, Bounce Consulting also deliver a host of other programs for recruiters and corporates including Train-the-Trainer & leadership programs.

In this interview, Maria takes you behind the scenes of what inspired her to begin the business – and how she has managed to build it into a highly successful agency that delivers extraordinary value to a host of stakeholders across the community.

To give you some insight, Maria initially founded her award-winning agency in 2006 to fill the need for “soft skills” and non-vocational training for people terminally unemployed or under-employed. From confidence building to breaking down mental roadblocks, increasing and improving job skills, and inspiring creativity, Bounce Consulting has helped thousands of people Bounce forward, Bounce through and Bounce beyond what they thought was possible.

Bounce Consulting’s training programs help individuals define their goals and plan personalised, strategic roadmaps to success, meanwhile providing businesses with high quality training and coaching for their employees that make everyone a winner.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How Maria was invited to presented her program to The White House
  • How a defining conversation with actor Tim Allen inspired Maria to pursue her dream
  • Maria’s strategy to engage & inspire the most challenging of workshop participants
  • How Maria was able to license her program for maximum impact and leverage
  • A strategy for effectively modeling others that will help you to accelerate your journey
Links Mentioned In This Episode

Bounce Australia

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