To whom it may concern,
I would like to begin with THANK YOU! Thank you “Success Foundations”. I have been a job seeker for the last 6 years. I lost my passion for my trade after dealing painfully with injuries that left me out of work 6 years ago. With time, my injuries healed. However, my confidence and direction had taken a spiral downfall.
The last 12 months of my life I have been working towards regaining control in my life, which includes family and finding direction and passion within my career.
Through Mission Australia, my Job Service Australia provider, I was enrolled in the “Success Foundations” course. I had been thinking for a few months prior to the course of returning to my true passion, hairdressing. I lacked confidence; I did not feel I fit the “part” any more. I did not look fashionable and certainly did not come across with any confidence required by the industry. I felt that after my injuries I surely missed my opportunity.
“Success Foundations” with Nerida opened up the doors for me and exposed me to my fears. The course is structured around self-image. Knowing what works best for your body type and skin tones, to present yourself and succeed in the job interviews which lay ahead.
I found the staff so kind and helpful. Instead of judging me, they brought out what I failed to see within myself. I began to see my spirit lift and I noticed I started gaining momentum. I started feeling confident. With Nerada’s positive views of myself I really began to feel I could go back into hairdressing once more.
I found some work almost immediately in the hairdressing industry. I am now enrolled in the NEIS (New Enterprise Incentive Scheme) program. I am about to complete my Certificate 4 in Small Business Management.
I am about to begin my journey as a small business operator, being that of my very own salon. I have come from having a low self esteem, not motivated, very depressed to being a bright, bubbly, confident and motivated go getter.
I have “Success Foundations” to thank for my shift in thinking good about myself.
I strongly urge other women and men to complete the “Success Foundations” workshop. You will leave feeling good about yourself and will gain new friends too. This is a very safe way to network when you have been out of the workforce for a while. I would love to see “Success Foundations II” evolve. To come back and see how far we have all come.
Thank you for believing in me and bringing out of me what was sleeping away inside. I feel complete finally, and I like what I see in the mirror and how I’m projecting this out to my peers and public around me.
Yours Sincerely Sophia Georgiadis Salon owner of: HEAD START