Realise Your Potential

The development of individual courage, confidence and human relations skills is often something we hope will 'just happen'. For many of us we realise the need to develop these skills well into our adult life when our careers call or we experience significant change. There are many and varied options for adult personal development and over the years the most common feedback we receive is -
"I wish I'd done this earlier in my life".

In an age where many of us are living electronically, the simple art of Interpersonal Communication can seem ever more daunting. It has become almost unfamiliar to conduct ourselves face-to-face when we have come to depend so much upon our on-line personas. The basic ability to introduce ourselves, hold a conversation and become genuinely interested in other people, in a real social environment, is now harder than ever.

Increasingly, as we approach adult-hood, our comfort level with others is already well established and the option to rectify or better ourselves seems a distant, missed opportunity.

Brighter Start is a public programme, developed and presented by well respected members of the Australian personal and professional development body who have recognised a rapidly growing need to provide focused and accountable relationship & leadership coaching. This is a programme for young adults, aged 12~20 years, to propel them into their life with courage, confidence, enthusiasm, stamina and the ability to succeed both on and off-line.

Becoming more confident is not something that can be accomplished by simply reading a book, a web site, or by acquiring 'likes' on social media posts. It is something that requires a clear framework with which to practise in the real face-to-face world. It is in the 'doing' that our techniques become permanent and develop into lifetime skills. Our focus is on vital human relations skills, applied across any media we wish to participate in.

The Brighter Start Academy has taken cues from over a century of personal and professional development training and distilled them down to key areas where young adults can most benefit as they develop. We employ a high degree of role-play and dramatic exercises within each session to give our young adults an opportunity to experience rapid results in a supportive environment. This programme is not designed to produce extroverts, but rather to foster skills that will develop courage, confidence and success.

The Brighter Start programme runs over 6 sessions, each being 2 hours long. We conduct sessions for two age groups: 12~15 years and 16~20 years to ensure mentorship and role-playing across the 3~4 year age range can be explored freely. The sessions are generally conducted weekly however there is also the opportunity to join an accelerated programme conducted over a fortnight.

Skills Programme

Leadership, Presentation and Communication Skills for Teens

The Brighter Start programme runs over 6 sessions. Select each one below to learn more.

Success Philosophy

The Brighter Start Academy's success rides on challenging young adults to better themselves. The centrepiece of our coaching method is the Responsibility Assumption philosophy, tethered to the S.M.A.R.T. system of personal goal attainment with active follow-up and assessment through the programme.

The Responsibility Assumption

The Responsibility Assumption goes beyond generally taking responsibility for something. It is a firm view that each individual affects their perceived world by the decisions they make each day and by the choices they made in the past. Right from our first Brighter Start session we emphasise that each individual is responsible for their own success and should not default to the enthusiasm or leadership of others for that success.

The Responsibility Assumption appears in nearly all motivational and self-empowering programmes around the world. In this Programme we treat all participants as young adults. Material has been developed to deliver a strong sense of responsibility both with individuals and their supportive family and friends.

SMART Goal Setting

Goals are a part of every aspect of life: how you conduct your relationships, what you want to achieve at school, the way you use your spare time... Everything comes down to priorities, and what you would like to accomplish in every aspect. Brighter Start employs SMART goal setting to encourage the active application of programme principles.

SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Appropriate, Realistic, and Timely. We do not seek unrealistic goals or ambitions that may not be important to our real lives. Instead we look at how our personal efforts can be rewarded quickly with success. The SMART formula is one that can be applied across a lifetime of accomplishments.

Common Questions

Brighter Start Common Questions
  • Will I graduate when the Programme is completed? Yes, so long as you have attended all 6 sessions you will be presented with a Brighter Start graduation certificate.
  • Is there an opportunity to join Brighter Start as a Coach? Yes. We invite our outstanding graduates to return as an assistant Coach to further develop their leadership skills.
  • Is the Brighter Start Programme available in my school? We conduct shorter, single session workshops as well as the full Programme in-house for participating schools. Ask your school for more details.
  • What is the cost of the Programme? Our fee structure places Brighter Start on a par with many other extracurricular tuition such as private music or sports lessons. The cost for the entire programme, including all materials is AU$682 (+GST).

Contact Brighter Start Academy

Before committing to Brighter Start we look forward to meeting with you to discuss your goals and expectations. This allows us to ensure our sessions are productive and meet your specific needs and availability. We have limited spaces available in each programme throughout the year.

Each person attending the Brighter Start Academy receives personal coaching in a friendly and professional group environment.


We would love to talk to you about how we can assist in providing a distinct advantage for your family. Call our Central Coast (NSW) Office during business hours (9am~5pm, Mon~Fri) for information on our Programme schedule and availability.


Brighter Start is currently offered at:

  • Erina, NSW, Australia.

Postal Address

Brighter Start Academy

PO Box 5093
Erina Fair
NSW 2250

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+61 2 4326 1708 (Australia)
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