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Craft environments that increase the likelihood of friendships

Are you struggling to help your family member with a disability to form friendships with their non disabled peers? It's a painful experience seeing them struggle isn't it.

We know that friendships are key for a good life.  They bring us joy, a sense of belonging, can help us out in a crisis and bring us more good life opportunities.  So as parents, we really, really, really want our family member with a disability to have friends in their lives don't we.

Friendships are indeed mystical and magical things that you can't force to happen.  But there are things you (and support workers) can do to create environments where they are more likely to form.

There are also things that we (and support workers) can inadvertently do that can interfere with friendships forming too.

In this project you will be supported to apply strategies to increase the likelihood of your family member being able to form friendships with people without disability.

In this training your will discover......

  • Bust some myths about the possibilities of friendships
  • Check in with your own beliefs about friendships to make sure they are not holding you back
  • ​Redefine what friendship looks like so you don't miss opportunities to develop relationships
  • Identify potential current friends so that you can start nurturing them
  • Understand the value of having a framework to follow so that you can be methodical and targeted in your approach and avoid trial and error
  • ​Discover in detail the interests your family member has that they could share with others in the community
  • ​Discover the abundance of potential places in your community your family member can share these interests and identify the adaptions required to optimise success
  • ​Harness the connections of key people to act as bridges to these places in the community and develop ways of having conversations with the people in these places to deepen connection
  • ​Learn to develop the role and presence your family member has so that they are visible to others and valued for their contribution 
  • Understanding why supports are not friends so they can be motivated to help build friendships
  • ​Knowing how to introduce their role so that others are encouraged to step into getting to know the person with a disability
  • Understand techniques to facilitate conversation so that they can encourage building relationships
  • ​Being aware of how they can help others to get to know the person they are supporting so they can feel more confident to interact with the person they support
  • Knowing when to step back and fade support so that others can learn to interact with and support the person
  • Being aware of the things that supports can do that discourage others from forming friendships so they can avoid them

The Friendships Project includes....

  • Access to the Friendships Project on the members portal for as long as the portal is in existence
  • ​Access to the Good Life Builders Inner Circle Facebook group where you and your support workers can share ideas and learn from other families on the same journey
  • ​Individual mentoring sessions with Sheree to support you and support workers to implement what you have learned
Sheree Henley, Founder of the Good Life Builders and mum of Isaac, a young man with a complex disability. Isaac has a team of 6 support workers, lives independently in his own home that he shares with a housemate that doesn't have a disability and holds many valued roles in his Canberra community - delivery man, swimmer, artist, friend, housemate, neighbour and Canberra Raiders fan.

The Friendship Project is valued at $1997

Get the Friendships Project for Free

When you join the Good Life Builders Annual Membership Program

As a member of 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 support staff so that they can learn quickly and 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 in the the creativity and networks of informal supports to find opportunities for family memvber and help build the good life they want
  • ​Build good life for your family member so that they truly belong in their community through work and other valued roles
  • ​Explore different housing models so that you can enable your family member to be king of their own castle in their own home
  • ​Kickstart a microbusiness around the skills and passions of your family member so that they can contribute to their community through work
  • ​And there's more to come!
  • ​Get motivation, support, positivity and accountability through mentoring and community of like minded families on the same journey so that you can keep building that good life with less hurdles and heartbreaks

Join the Good Life Builders Annual Membership Program for $5997

So what exactly is included in the Good Life Builders Annual Membership Program?

One On One Coaching Calls

Access to one on one coaching calls with Sheree and other Good Life Building Mentors to answer any questions you have about good life building and over come any hurdles or roadblocks you might be experiencing.

You'll also be provided with recordings of the call so that you can reflect back on your conversations with out mentors.

Access Expertise

Get access to experts in:
  • Human Resources Management so that you can comply with Fair Work laws
  • NDIS Self Management so that you can have more confidence that you are using your NDIS funds in a way that is reasonable and necessary
  • Team Leadership so that you can build a high performing team of supports
  • ​Mindset coaching so that you can build your own resilience and capacity to lead good life building activities

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 more being added all the time

Tickets to the Good Life Builders Weekend Away

You'll receive free tickets to the Good Life Builders Inner Circle Weekend Away, held twice per year. 

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'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.

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 - Finding and Keeping a Job
  • ​Capacity Building Supports - Improved Daily Living

Join the Good Life Builders Annual Membership Program for $5997

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: Please understand my results are not typical, I’m not implying you’ll duplicate them (or do anything for that matter). I have the benefit of recruiting and leading a team of supports for over 5 years as well as 15 years working in government. The average person who buys any “how to” information gets little to no results. Your results will vary and depend on many factors …including but not limited to your background, experience, and work ethic. All recruitment activities entail risk as well as massive and consistent effort and action. If you're not willing to accept that, please DO NOT register for this training.