EMPower Coaching Program: Transforming Lives Through Economic Mobility
EMPower is Juno’s flagship program for capacity building and poverty reduction. It is purpose designed to support people on low women (trans and cis) and non-binary people to build strong, economically secure and thriving futures for themselves and their families.
The approach is informed by the neuroscience of trauma and works to rebuild executive functioning skills (outside of the context of neurodivergent experience) that have been impacted by trauma, stress and poverty.
The model acknowledges the impact of structural inequality and discrimination on decision-making processes and supports participants as they rebuild skills and confidence to achieve long term goals.
- Coaching Sessions: Medium – Long term person-centered and trauma-informed coaching
- Goal Setting: Goals are set across family stability, wellbeing, education and training, financial management, and employment and career management.
- SMART Goals and Incentives: The program incorporates SMART goals and incentives to foster motivation, monitor progress and celebrate achievements.
- Executive Functioning Skills: The program focuses on strengthening key executive functioning skills (impacted by experiences of trauma) through setting and working towards smaller goals, with ongoing support and recognition.
- Peer Support Groups: Connection and peer support groups, along with skill-building workshops, reinforce coaching goals and create a positive network of social support.
EMPower not only builds personal economic security but also enhances a sense of agency, self-determination, and confidence, paving the way for stronger and thriving futures.
‘The future looked like a jigsaw before I joined EMPower, and now all of the pieces are slowly, carefully and happily being put into place.’ – EMPower Participant
For inquiries about EMPower please email the EMPower Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 03 8692 2020.
This project is proudly funded by Juno, Pierogi Studio, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and the Erdi Foundation. A huge thanks to the ANZ Community Foundation and Phyllis Connor Memorial Trust (administered by Equity Trustees) for their prior support of this project.