The Team of People who Make 1000 Ripple Effects Successful
1000 Ripple Effects is very lucky to have such an Awesome team of people who are passionate about changing the world. The team consist of many different talents. Interviewers, Article Writers, Bloggers. Each person expresses a passion and desire with a warm loving heart. 1000 Ripple Effects would not be the success that it is without each of them.
The Team of Bloggers
Louise Keramaris is a passionate results focused experienced Coach, Facilitator and Trainer, specialising in career development and transition, inner-work-mindset-personal growth and development coaching and delivering tailored training, facilitation and mentoring services in response to the needs of organisations, workforces and individuals. Louise has over 20 years experience in senior leadership roles across education, early childhood, Aboriginal Affairs, aged Care (community based) primary health, disability, sport and recreation, crisis support counselling and community services sectors in Commonwealth, State and local government and over 6 years experience in delivering coaching services. She brings to her coaching, facilitation and training a depth of understanding of the complexity of work environments, the qualities of positive strategic leadership, the needs of multiple and diverse stakeholders and effectively managing competing priorities. Louise understands the importance of fostering a culture of integrity, transparency, accountability and quality improvement. Louise is able to quickly build trust and credibility as she nurtures positive relationships, the foundation to successful results. She draws on a breadth of coaching tools and resources to empower people to recognize their strengths and set realistic goals that take them to achieve the next step in their careers, business and personal lives. Louise’s experience in leading change across government has given her unique insights into the psychology and mindsets that are the most adaptive, flexible and resilient in both managing self and the change process. Louise’s level of compassion and emotional intelligence enhances her ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and careers to draw out their values, support the right thinking and empower each person to lead more satisfying careers and lives. EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
Diploma of Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring, Fire Up Coaching
Certificate IV in Business and Personal Coaching, Fire Up Coaching
Graduate Diploma of Recreation, RMIT
Bachelor of Arts (Sociology, English Literature and Biology), Monash University
Certificate in Train the Trainer, Blair Singer Academy (Success Resources Inc.)
Certificate in Master Facilitator, Blair Singer Academy (Success Resources Inc.)
mBIT and Multi-Braining Techniques Coach certification (& Inner Work Coaching) (Communications Plus Ltd)
Certified PRISM Practitioner, PRISM Brain Mapping
Action Learning Coach, World Institute of Action Learning
Appreciative Inquiry and World Café Facilitator, Synergistiq
Making the Stage, Blair Singer Academy (Success Resources Inc.)
The Enneagram Personality Typology (Communications Plus Ltd)
Inner Work Coaching (Marvin Oka & Communications Plus Ltd)
Skills based training in business development (Kerwin Rae)
World Institute for Action Learning (WIAL) Network
Change Management Professionals
Organisation Development Australia
Kerwin Rae – K2 Elite (Kerwinrae.com)
A few client experiences: The greatest benefit was looking at the career prism from different perspectives. The process Louise walked me through helped re-ignite my sense of adventure and be open to opportunities when you stop being busy doing things out of fear. I think coaching is extremely valuable for anyone over 40 regardless of the industry, sector or type of work they do. Coaching by the right person can help you effectively navigate the competitive and ageist employment landscape of recruitment.
Louise is passionate about helping people realise their full potential. Her professional yet down to earth approach makes the journey fun and insightful. While I knew what was required to transition careers as a mature person, Louise helped bring out an untapped curiosity that encouraged me to see past the fear and perfunctory recruitment/employment process.
Liz Ruggieri transitioned from marketing into philanthropic fundraising a few years ago working for causes she is passionate about ***************** Working with Louise came at a time in my life when I was experiencing some work related trauma. I felt and was left feeling a sense of peace throughout our coaching sessions which allowed me to be myself, speak my truths and seek the solutions I needed to clarify my directions and thoughts. She empowered me professionally, personally, as a woman and as an Aboriginal woman.
By the time we finished coaching I had a clear brand, redefined goals and key strengths which allowed me to re-enter the world strong, proud and focused. I was able to reflect on my strengths, my weaknesses and who I was. She had me reflecting on branding Paulleen. I regained my strength, I became well body, mind and spirit. I gained a new job. I was able to “test” the coaching strategies to gain a position that allowed me to speak my truth, played to my strengths and enable me to live my values.
Coaching with Louise enabled me to align my values with a vision. I now drive my career with clarity, I live my passion with confidence and I am energised by living my truth.
Working with Louise has allowed me to be the best:
person I can be
wife I can be
mother I can be
sister, aunty and friend I can be.
Louise is very culturally safe, she has an inner spirit that is welcoming and draws you to her. She is gentle and is able to allow time for the solutions to be found. Louise offers sound, practical and meaningful advice for you to seek the solutions- she doesn’t tell you what to do.
“This experience has changed who I am, I am the best me. I just lost me for a while”. Louise presented at the right time in my life. I would not be where I am today if it were not for her patience, love, friendship, professionalism and humor. She reminded me “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”.
Paulleen Markwort Manager Department of Health and Human Services ***************** I met Louise a number of years ago and I was immediately struck by her genuine warmth, empathy and wisdom. I witnessed some of her processes in assisting an individual who had not worked for a number of years. Louise skillfully enabled the individual to work out her own skill set, her own valuable experiences and in doing so I saw someone transform from a depressed state into a confident and capable individual who was successfully chosen as an employee at her first job interview.
I give absolute credit to Louise ‘holding’ this individual with dignity and for Louise having a sincere belief that everyone deserves and can achieve their aspirations – Louise would say ‘dreams’ but I am not as esoteric as Louise.
Since this time, I have referred many of my clients to Louise, particularly those who have lost their way in life or in their career. Louise is a signpost I recommend that we all stop at.
Pam Copperwaite Consultant Psychologist Clinical, Child & Forensic ***************** Founder and Coaching Director Coaching | Mentoring | Career Support | Facilitation | Training Infinite Inspiration
I Served 26 years in the Royal Air Force as a Communications Technician all over the world. The last 5 years were spent as a Drill Sergeant teaching new recruits the skills they needed to be an effective member of the RAF. Then I moved from the UK to Australia where I am now a Youth Development Coach. Helping young people (age 13-30) to achieve their dreams and desires, without causing too much chaos to others on their journey.
We asked Steve some questions:
What is your dream?My dream is to help as many young people as possible develop a toolbox of life skills that they can use at any given point in their futures to help them grow, develop and work their way through all of those pitfalls that everyone encounters during their life.
Who do you want to be connected with? I wish to be connected to young people who want to have a future, but are maybe not too sure how to get there, or even where “there” actually is? I want to be connected to anyone who is struggling in their lives and want to get out of the rut they currently find themselves in.
What opportunities are you looking for? To be able to raise the awareness of my business and to raise the awareness that the youth of today deserve a chance, just like we were given. Nobody should be written off.
Kayleen is an Autobiographical Journalist (aka 'Real Life Writer'). With her first book predicted to be published in 2017, her passion and desire for helping people is clearly demonstrated with her honest free style of writing in all her modalities. Kayleen writes from her heart about life. Her thoughtful perspectives offer her readers unique and inspirational insights into her thinking and the way she takes on life around her and everything it throws at her. With a less than desirable childhood and many tragedies throughout her life, Kayleen is the true definition of a fighter and has now opened her life to the world through her blog where she shared deeply personal thoughts, feelings and memories along with inspirational pieces about life along with her experiences on her journey. Having inspirational groups and pages on Facebook with many followers is where her love of sharing her thoughts online first began with many people telling her how much her writing and inspirational pieces helped them. Kayleen had not always aspired to be a writer but since starting her autobiography 2 years ago she quickly found a true love of writing. After reflecting on the past, it quickly became evident that she is a very skilled writer and writing was always going to play a pivotal role in her life, which started with Poetry at a young age. Kayleen now brings words to the page and screen to inspire and help others while proudly and passionately dedicating her time to inspiring others through social media outlets online along with humanitarian causes. Kayleen is proudly incorporated with Kidzucate, an organisation founded by a 6 year old which is a Harm Prevention Charity and the 1000 Ripple Effects project. Kayleen is highly regarded and takes on life with warm appreciation and gratitude for all that is around her and the courage to stand tall with a strong and clear voice to help and support on the behalf of others. She recently recorded a live video on social media which has since been viewed over 11,000 times. Kayleen is a strong-spirited woman who supports and defends others, especially children whenever and wherever she can. Kayleens' voice is strong and has been publicly recognised for her efforts with one of the Top 100 most influential People of Perth for her endeavours both on stage as a speaker and the unnoticed efforts 'behind the scene'. Furthermore, Kayleen is an advocate for many things, one of them being kindness. Kindness is free and Kayleen understands first-hand the priceless value of kindness and what it's capable of and sets an example for her children and those around her at every opportunity to give back to others, which is why she was thrilled when she found out about 1000 Ripple Effects project, she just knew in her heart this was something she had to be involved with. You can follow Kayleens' Blog at www.thoughtfulperspectives.com
The Team of Interviewers
Trish Springsteen is a multi international award winning speaker mentor and author specialising in speaker training. Businesses work with Trish because they know she can help them leverage their business with speaking and communication. Typically Trish mentors introverts, authors and advocates helping them to have the confidence to step up and share their message with those who need to hear it. Trish is passionate about creating confident communicators and is the co-founder and owner of Trischel, a company dedicated to bringing communication and effective speaking skills to individuals, businesses and organisations. Trish is a member of Women's Network of Australia, Business and Professional Women (BPW), Motivational Speakers Australia and Women Speakers Association. Trish has spoken on national and international stages and she has written and presented a variety of training packages for industry bodies and private companies. In addition Trish is the host of Step Up and Speak Out with Trish radio show on the Coach on Fire Radio Network. Trish speaks on communication, public speaking the key to success, conquering the fear of public speaking, personal development and positive thinking, networking, leadership and gender communication. Having personally experienced the fear of public speaking and being lost for words when facing questions, and missing opportunities because of this, Trish is passionate about helping others conquer their fear of speaking and communication. Trish enjoys helping women develop their communication, leadership, networking and presentation skills. Of particular interest to Trish is being able to help business owners and entrepreneurs to connect with their clients and have the passion and confidence to shine and grab opportunities when they come. Trish has brought improved speaking and communication skills to published authors, advocates, bloggers and introverts. As well as communication, speaking and presentation skills to accountants from Crosbie Warren Sinclair; executives from The IQ Business Group and Aurecon; scientists from Rio Tinto Alcon; engineers from James Hardy and property retail experts from Jones Lang LaSalle. Trish has been a Keynote speaker and MC for conferences, events, gala dinners and meetings nationally and internationally. Her speaking events include Communication Training for IQ Business Group in Sydney and Melbourne, speaker at Business Swap in Sydney and Brisbane, speaker at Womens Network Australia (Hobart and Brisbane), Red Cross Australia (Caboolture), Logan Chamber of Commerce, Australian Institute of Office Professionals, Internet Marketing Thailand, Connectworking and speaking at the 2016 Brisbane EAN conference, 2013 International Medical Recruitment Conference and the 2010 National Laundry Conference in Sydney. Her MC events include the Australian Romance Readers Convention, Shave for a Cure and Grafton Arts Fest Gala Dinner. Trish is the Gold Winner in the 2016 Women World Awards Woman of the Year - Mentor or Coach of the Year and Bronze Winner in the 2016 Women World Awards Female Entrepreneur of the Year and won the National Edupreneur 2015 Award in the Professional Speaking Category. She has also been Awarded Top 50 Public Speaking Blog 2016. In addition, Trish was a Finalist in the 2016 Australian Small Business Champion Awards and a Finalist in the ILAB Global Impact 2015 Awards and has been a nominee in the 2011 Best Australian Blogs and nominated for the Telstra Business Awards. Trish also has been awarded Toastmasters International Excellence in Marketing and Excellence in Education and Training Awards. Trish is the author of Creating Confident Communicators, co-author of Learning Can Be fun: Trischel’s Book of Blogs and A-Z of Interview Skills – how to shine at your interview, featured in Motivational Speakers Australia and a contributing author in Picture Them Naked – everything you wanted to know about presenting and public speaking; The Book of Success a life-changing book that offers precious, practical and thought-provoking insights that will inspire you to be the best you can be at home, at work, and everywhere in between; Parenting A Child On the Spectrum – inspiring accounts of the ups and downs that go with parenting a child with Autism; Every Entrepreneurs Guide: Running Your Own Business - inspiration to help entrepreneurs overcome challenges in setting up and running their businesses and Women on a Mission – an anthology of stories of women who wrote about their past. Stories of trials, tribulations and triumphs. Most importantly Trish loves what she does and has fun doing it.