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Everyday Change Makers at the Occupational Therapy Australia Conference 2023

Congratulations to everyday change makers Madeline Hand and Sally Smith who will be presenting their abstract entitled ‘Using coaching to ignite passion, optimise practitioner performance and participant outcomes’ at the 2023 Occupational Therapy Australia Conference from 21 – 23 June.

Everyday Independence has an established career coaching program that enables practitioners to identify career development goals, find clarity about how to move forward and align passions with ambitions.  

In their abstract, Madeline and Sally explore the use of a coach approach as a key strategy to accelerate meaningful participant outcomes and occupational performance. Collecting evidence from 102 Everyday Independence practitioners, they were able to gather valuable insights as to how coaching supports professional development and practitioner wellbeing across a number of key areas, as well as positively impacting participant outcomes as a direct result of practitioner coaching.  

Of their findings, Sally says, “Our research highlighted the value and effectiveness of this evidence-based strategy – it’s clear that it helps to achieve meaningful outcomes for team members and participants.”  

Madeline provided additional confirmation saying, “As a practitioner at Everyday Independence, I’ve seen firsthand how coaching can enhance engagement and ultimately change lives for people living with disabilities.”  

If you’re attending the 2023 OTA Conference, be sure to check out Madeline and Sally’s presentation or find us at stand #41 in the exhibition hall. You can register your attendance via the Occupational Therapy Australia website.  

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