Working smarter, not harder

Bounce is a group of people looking to make positive changes in people’s lives. Since 2006 we’ve been teaching essential Soft Skills like communication, emotional intelligence, rapport and heaps more, to help people from all over find their way.

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

Way Finder

Thought Leader

Rule Breaker

Maria Smith

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.


Action Taker

Rule Maker

Kelly Mason

General Manager

Potential Seer

Bookings Influencer

Golf Legend

Matt Luttrell

National Business Manager

Engagement Coach

Story Teller

Weather Reporter

Chris Young

Business Development Officer

Change Embracer

Path Taker

Master Chef

Theo Nguyen

Business Development Officer

Relationship Builder

Standard Setter

Laugh Generator

Rebecca Lowery

Trainer Support & Projects

Content Maker

Cool Stuff Creator

Coffee Slayer

Nettie Pollard

Graphic Designer


Status Quo Challenger

Big Picture Thinker

Donna Wardlaw

Marketing & Comms Manager

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