Engage and Connect: why it is good for you and your team

The 2018 National Employment Solutions Conference will be held at Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads, NSW next month over the 8th – 9th October.

The conference provides the opportunity to be involved through presenting, learning, engaging, networking and collaborating with other professionals within the employment sector.

Joining us at the conference is Ms Maria Smith, CEO at Bounce Australia who will present on ‘Engage and Connect: why it is good for you and your team’.

Maria Smith


Since 2006 Bounce has been delivering programs throughout Australia and the USA; working with a multitude of clients; from large businesses, helping develop better communications in the workplace, to individual Job Seekers, providing clarity and motivation for their future. With a main focus across the spectrum of Employment Services for the unemployed, along with Employment Consultants, Reverse Marketers, Recruiters and Site Managers; Bounce’s experience across all levels of education speaks for itself.

The workshop, presented by Maria Smith, Founder and CEO of Bounce Australia, will focus on the science of Engagement and Connection, exploring why it’s good for you and your team, both personally and professionally. Maria will discuss research from positive psychology, emotional intelligence and other theories which support the importance of engagement and connection and the positive impact it has on retention and workplace performance.

Aimed at leaders, the workshop will include a professional visual presentation, thought provoking activities and engaging interactive elements, as well as valuable take-aways for leaders to use within their organisations to foster great organisational culture and improve retention and performance.
The aim of the workshop is to educate leaders on the importance of good professional connection with their staff in the aim that strategies delivered will encourage lasting and positive change within the employment services industry. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of self and social management along with the research to back up the theories.


Maria is the founder of Bounce Australia, a multi-award-winning organisation delivering “life-skills” and job readiness training to the long-term unemployed and professional development to leaders using Emotional Intelligence and Positive Psychology methodologies across both Government and corporate sectors in Australia and internationally.

Maria has an excellent reputation in the facilitation of workshops for leaders and front-line staff providing self-awareness of the impact their unconscious/conscious communication has on influencing the behaviours of their employees. Maria provides elegant influencing techniques for leaders to achieve their desired goals/results. Maria’s workshops and presentations are profound and powerful, leaving you wanting more.

For more information on the 2018 National Employment Solutions Conference and to secure your spot, please visit www.employmentsolutions.net.au