Working smarter, not harder
We take the traditional training format and turn it on its head, making fresh, experiential programs that are smarter, not harder.
We travel all over Australia, New Zealand and the US delivering programs based around Positive Psychology, Social Science, Behavioural Nudging and Emotional Intelligence to job seekers, businesses, companies and government departments.
Our vision and the values we live by
The Way Finders Network forms part of our vision
To be the leading global framework for workforce activation & engagement
We do right thing.
We’re accountable, fair and focused. We believe trust is earned, and we work to gain it every day. We’ll always act with integrity, and we’re not afraid to speak up when it’s difficult and do what’s right when no one is watching.
We get sh*t done.
We always show up with the right amount of energy, and use our passion and commitment to motivate, engage and inspire others. We go the extra mile to deliver high-quality outcomes and believe in being the best; to ourselves, to each other and our partners & clients.
We’re in it together.
Our business is all about extraordinary relationships built on a foundation of loyalty, honesty and inclusiveness. No-one has to go it alone; someone will always have your back.
We are family.
We’re enthusiastic team players, we always have fun, and we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We always treat each other with respect, empathy and appreciation.
We stand for something AH-MAZIING!
We are genuine to our brand, purpose, and values. We’re not perfect, and we won’t pretend to be; we believe in staying true to our authentic selves. Bounce is transparent, reliable, evidence-based, and seriously clever!
The Way Finder Team
Founder & CEO
Maria Smith is the original Way Finder.
She has been delivering soft-skills, employability skills and job readiness training to the long-term unemployed, as well as professional development to consultants and leaders within employment services sector in Australia and internationally for over a decade. Her mission is to ignite human potential and help people find what it is that gets them excited to live every day. Maria’s unique skills in positive psychology and emotional intelligence (EQ) have been the corner-stone to the Bounce training programs which are successfully delivered in Australia, the US and New Zealand.
National Business Manager
Business Development Officer
Trainer Support & Projects
Marketing & Comms Manager