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Sheree Henley, Mum to Isaac, a young man with a disability
and Founder of The Good Life Builders
Hello my fellow good life builder!
Are you looking to build a circle of support but feeling overwhelmed and unsure of where to start?

Don't know who or how to ask?

Need help figuring out what your circle might be able to do?

Need a way of including your family member with a disability in circle gatherings and decision making?

Want help in keeping the circle going so that it doesn't fizzle out? 

Building a good life is tough on your own

When my son Isaac was in primary school (he's now 23), I began to get worried about what his life and mine would look like once he left school.  I wanted more for him than living in a group home and attending a day program.

But the amount of work seemed overwhelming and beyond what I had the imagination, time or skills to create.  My connections in the community were limited.  I was stuck for ideas on how I would make a good life happen for Isaac.  I knew I couldn't do it alone.

So with the help of my friend Sally, another mum who had gone before me, I was able to gather family and friends for our first circle meeting.  That was over 12 years ago and we are still going strong today.

Our circle of support stumbled along in the first few years.  We made lots of mistakes and nearly fizzled out a couple of times!  But we figured out some better ways of working together and started to kick some goals.  

The circle helped me find a mainstream high school for Isaac to attend where he made lovely friends who he still sees from time to time today.

We nutted out what kinds of jobs Isaac might be good at and together we organised work experience activities that grew into Isaac's delivery business he now works in today. 

Circle members supported me when Isaac had bouts of illness and needed to go to hospital.  They advocated for Isaac at NDIS meetings.

They have helped me hire and fire support staff and so much more.  Their love and support has been the key to Isaac's good life.

We It took me ages to get it right and I made lots of mistakes a long the way. I want to save you that trouble!

In the Circle of Support Project you will discover....

  • The right mindset so you can achieve results
  • Why asking for help is a good thing so that you can lower your anxiety about asking
  • ​Why you want a circle so you can stay motivated
  • ​The things that will prevent success so you can bust them
  • ​How you might increase your network so that you can help your family member increase theirs
  • ​Who is in your network so that you can consider who to ask to join the circle
  • ​Who you will ask and how so that you can get started with your circle
  • ​Who not to ask so that you can avoid disasters
  • How to ask so that you can get the best attendance and don't scare people off 
  • Running the first meeting so that your circle members get to know what circles are all about and don't run away
  • Involving your family member with a disability so that they can have their say and circle members can get to know them
  • Making meetings fun so that members look forward to attending
  • Running future meetings so that relationships strengthen and stuff gets done
  • ​Basic meeting procedures so that you can be productive and enable everyone to contribute
  • Sharing your vision for your family member's good life so that members are all working together with a common purpose
  • What your circle will focus on so that you can reduce the overwhelm and get stuff done
  • ​Planning processes so that you can harness the collective creativity and connections of circle members
  • Communicating well in between meetings so that you can build momentum and keep members focussed
  • Technology tools so that you can capture all the work that you do and communicate well with your circle
  • Your circle values so that your circle members act in a way that brings about success
  • ​The principle of assuming capacity so that your family member with disability is given more opportunities to learn and grow
  • ​The principle of reciprocity so that your circle members including your family member with a disability all get to give and receive
  • The principle of person centredness so that your family member's needs, hopes and dreams are put at the centre of all plans
  • Delegating work in a way that maintains relationships and respects people's skills, personal goals and time
  • ​Building trust building trust so that you can feel confident your circle members can be successful
  • ​Getting commitment so that circle members stay for the long term
  • Meeting facilitation techniques that get great results
  • ​Planning work so that circle members can see where they might be able to assist and know what is expected of them

Get the Circle of Support Project for Free

When you join the Good Life Builders Annual Membership Program you will be able to....

  • Directly employ support staff so that you can have total control over when, where and how your staff provide support and feel confident that you are complying with your legal obligations.
  • Recruit your team so that you can have supports that are the best possible fit for your family member and provide support in the way they need it
  • Create effective training for your staff so that they learn quickly and can provide good quality support
  • ​Lead your team rather than manage them so that staff all work collaboratively towards common goals and you are not bogged down in the daily weeds of management
  • ​Build a circle of support so that you can tap into the creativity and networks of informal supports to find opportunities for family member and help build the good life they want
  • ​​Build a good life for your family member so that they truly belong in their community through work and other valued roles
  • ​Kickstart a microbusiness around the skills and passions of your family member so that they can contribute to their community through work
  • ​​Get motivation, support and accountability through mentoring and a community of like minded families on the same journey so that you can keep building that good life with less hurdles and heartbreaks

What's included in the Good Life Builders Annual Membership Program?

12 Months Access to my Project Library

You'll get access to all my projects - there are 6 at the moment and more coming (each valued at $1997).
These cover everything you need to get that good life happening for your family member where they truly belong in the community, a great team of paid supports, a tribe of freely given supports, work, home and more.
You will get access to all projects in the portal including:
  • Directly Employ Your Team Project
  • ​Recruit Your Team Project
  • ​Train Your Team Project
  • ​Lead Your Team Project
  • ​Circle of Support Project\
  • ​And there's more coming!

Group Coaching Calls Every Month

Access to our monthly members-only "Live Coaching Calls"... Join Sheree and other Good Life Building Mentors for Q&A session, answering any questions you have about good life building.
These calls are a powerful time for connection and clarity, as you - and a group of likeminded, committed Good Life Builders.
You'll also be able to access recordings of the sessions if you happen to miss one.

You'll be part of the Good Life Builder movement inside my Inner Circle Facebook Group

The Good Life Builders Inner Circle Facebook Group is an exclusive private group for those participating in the Inner Circle Program.
This is the perfect place to discuss your progress in the projects, to celebrate the wins! and get ideas and encouragement from other families on the same journey as you.

Tickets to the Good Life Builders Weekend Away

You'll receive free tickets to the Good Life Builders Inner Circle Weekend Away.

These incredible, inspiring and action-focused weekends will leave you refreshed and buzzing, and revitalised to keep building. 

They’ll also give you practical, powerful steps and strategies that you will start working on with us to help you build the good life your family wants where they truly belong in their community.

You can use your NDIS funding from the following budgets to cover the cost of this program

  • Core Supports - Assistance with Daily Life
  • ​Core Supports - Assist with Social and Community Participation
  • ​Capacity Building Supports - Increased Social and Community Participation
  • ​Capacity Building Supports - Improved Daily Living

Join the Good Life Builders Annual Membership Program for $3997

The Good Life Builders Annual Membership FAQs

How long will I have access to the training?
You will have access to the portal for 12 months.
How long is it going to take to do a project?
Projects are designed to run over about 6 weeks but you are free to take as long as you like. Lessons are approximately 4 minutes long and activities take about 2 hours per week.
What happens if I change my mind?
You may seek a refund within 30 days of payment.
DISCLAIMER: It’s important to know my results are not typical nor is my experience. I am not implying you will duplicate them (or actually do anything for that matter). I have the benefit of experience in team management. The average person who buys any “how to” information generally does very little with it and because of this inaction gets little to no results. Recruiting a support team comes with risk and requires you to put in the effort to do the learning program. If you are not willing to accept this risk or put in the effort then PLEASE DO NOT GET THIS PROGRAM.
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