Meeting Lisa was energizing
It was immediately obvious that she was a bundle of anticipation and energy. We sat down for a chat to get a little better understanding about where Lisa had come from and more excitedly where she is going and how she was overcoming barriers to begin rebuilding her life.
Interviewer: Hi Lisa, tell me about your environment before joining TURSA and how long it has been since you last worked. What were your barriers to employment?
Lisa: I’ve been with TURSA for around ten years. I used to live in the Northern Rivers but faced challenges due to a problematic relationship and having my kids taken away. The team at Ballina TURSA helped me get into rehab because of my substance abuse issue. After that, they supported me in finding work. When I moved to the Sunny Coast, I sought their help again, knowing they understood my situation well.
Interviewer: That’s great to hear how TURSA has been there for you and built that trust. Can you share what TURSA has done for you since you joined them here on the Sunshine Coast? How did they assist you in finding work, and what kind of support did they provide?
Lisa: TURSA listened to my work experiences and skills and understood when I needed someone to talk to. My primary contact, Wade, has become more than a support person; he’s like a friend.
Interviewer: It must be a relief to have a supportive team like that. How else did thy assist? Where there any courses or training they assisted you with?
Lisa: TURSA helped me with my resume, as I had a long gap between jobs and it needed some clarification. They have been supportive and encouraging throughout.
Interviewer: That’s great to hear. Wade and the team sound amazing. How long have you been with TURSA here in Maroochydore?
Lisa: I’ve been with them since September 22, almost a year.
Interviewer: And how has it been for you between then and now work wise?
Lisa: I’ve been doing odd jobs, nothing formal or stable.
Fear of Failure Is Aways There
Lisa was very candid about her fears and concerns. She recognised she needed help and was open and honest about her needs to keep moving forwards.
Interviewer: I hear you literally just got some exciting news before coming here to talk to me today? What was that?
Lisa: Yes, I’m starting a full-time role and it feels incredible. It’s actually a 2IC role in a local business which I wasn’t expected so I’m both excited and a little terrified!
Interviewer: Wow, that’s brilliant, obviously they have faith in your confidence and ability. So life’s about to improve now that you’ve landed a full-time role, right?
Interviewer: That’s a fantastic outlook! How do you think this new job will impact your life?
Lisa: It will help me work towards my goals and feel proud. TURSA‘s support makes me feel like I’m not alone on this journey, which means a lot to me.
Interviewer: It’s beautiful to see you so positive and motivated. Wade mentioned you were awarded employee of the month March 2023. Great work and thank you for sharing your story with us, Lisa!
Lisa: Thank you. I appreciate it.
Interviewer: You’re welcome. Best of luck with your new job!
We can be our own worst enemy!
TURSA really took the time with me to help me discover my self-worth.
Here's Lisa's advice to you!
Let all your walls down, they are there to catch you when you need it!
Pushing through challenges with unwavering determination while staying true to her goals and being open about her past, makes the process of working with Lisa incredibly inspiring and rewarding, Lisa embodies resilience and authenticity. . . Wade - TURSA
Don't be afraid to seek help
Lisa’s rebuilding journey serves as a powerful reminder of the impact that seeking help and support can have in times of uncertainty. When faced with challenges in both her personal and professional life, Lisa found herself at a crossroads, unsure of which direction to take. However, her decision to reach out to TURSA proved to be a turning point that led to a positive outcome.
With TURSA’s dedicated team, Lisa received the guidance and tools she needed to navigate through obstacles and discover her true potential. Not only did she acquire essential job-ready skills, but she also found a compassionate support system that provided encouragement and understanding during her journey.
The positive outcomes in Lisa’s life are a testament to the significance of embracing support and trusting the process. It is a powerful lesson that resonates with everyone facing challenges. As readers, we are reminded that seeking help is not a sign of weakness but a courageous step towards growth and self-discovery.
Remember, you are not alone in your journey. TURSA who are committed to supporting you. Their expertise and care can be the catalyst that propels you towards a brighter future.
Take action today. Reach out, seek support, and unlock your true potential. The path to a brighter future awaits you.