Shanae was very anxious when she first visited atWork Australia’s Warilla branch. The 22-year-old was struggling with self-doubts and limited self-confidence due to living with intellectual disability.
She doubted her ability to perform well at work, and previously, her anxiety had left her suffering from workplace stress and facing further problems with her general health and wellbeing.
Shanae was referred to In-Work Support Coach, Trevor, who supported her with mentoring and coaching. This assisted her to build a level of resilience and develop her own strategies to cope with anxiety and self-doubts, particularly at work.
Trevor’s mentoring focused on ‘the power of positivity’.
This helped Shanae maintain a positive attitude and mind. Shanae said: “I now realise that through maintaining a positive mindset, things then become much more positive, and I can achieve positive results, as I am always focused on being a positive person.”
She added: “I am also aware that if I doubt my own abilities, I can simply say to myself: ‘stay positive and not negative’, as there are many benefits of being positive.”
Gradually, Shanae’s self-confidence grew, along with her confidence in her own abilities. This allowed her to function in her work and personal life.
With her newfound confidence and tools for dealing with life’s challenges, Shanae was successful in securing work as an Early Childhood Educator with minimal help or assistance.
Shanae said that she was very happy and extremely excited to get to work in an industry where she could showcase her unique set of skills and demonstrate her own capabilities to maximum benefit.
Her employer is really pleased with Shanae’s progress. Suzie, from the Goodstart Early Learning Centre, said: “We are happy with Shanae’s attitude towards work and her application in her current job.”
Looking back at her journey, Shanae reflects on what she has learnt. She says: “It’s been an interesting journey that has brought me more confidence and also enabled me to realise that I can do what I want to achieve in life if I apply myself and always stay positive.”
Trevor said he is understandably ‘proud’ of Shanae. He says, “I am very proud of Shanae’s progress in her employment, and also her ability to be able to apply herself to her job in every way, so that she can continue to sustain her employment over an extended period.”
Every year, atWork Australia helps thousands of clients like Shanae expand their skills and qualifications to help them gain the right job with the right employer. Call us today on 1300 080 856 or enquire online to find out how we can help you meet your career goals.