Empowering Connections: Our Networking Event at Johnny H

Close-up of a person's left eye in the foreground with a blurry background of a lively group at a networking event.

A Big Thank You to Johnny H

A huge shoutout to Lou from for letting us use their fabulous venue for Networking Event at Johnny H AND our upcoming Coomera disability expo. Johnny H is all about helping teens make a smooth transition from school to the real world with programs that cover everything from work readiness to life skills and even travel. Check out what they offer on the Johnny H Gold Coast page.

Photo of four people at a networking event: Kyle from Be Active, Kerryn from Mcarthur Health Support, Vickie from Unify Disability Services, and the event organiser.
Myself, Kyle from Be Active. Kerryn from Mcarthur Health Support, Vickie from Unify Disability Services at our recent networking event.
James from Get Livin' talking at a networking event with other attendees in the background.
James from Get Livin’ shares a smile, bringing a positive vibe to our networking event.

Today’s Turnout and What Went Down

We had an awesome turnout today with lots of new and familiar faces, even though a nearby accident made it tough for some people to join us. It was fantastic to connect with such a wide array of service providers—including support workers, allied health professionals, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, occupational therapists, psychologists, nursing services, complex homecare services, SIL providers, 24/7 high care professionals, in-house supports, and even a model agency. The room was buzzing with energy as everyone shared their quick pitches. It’s exactly the kind of vibrant scene we love to see!

Networking event photo of Kerryn from Mcarthur Health Support and the event organizer discussing.
Deep in discussion with Kerryn from Mcarthur Health Support.
Event organizer and Monique from Diversity Models smiling at a networking event.
Sharing a moment with Monique from Diversity Models.

Fun Format and Looking Ahead

We shook things up with a new format that let everyone step up and share their story at our Networking Event at Johnny H. I’m really hopeful about the connections that were sparked today. I chatted with a few of you and snagged more photos than usual (sorry if I missed anyone!).

Exciting Details About Our Upcoming Expo

Get ready for our not-to-be-missed expo on May 24th! We’re gearing up to make this event a highlight for everyone in the disability services community around Coomera. This expo is particularly focused on showcasing local providers or those who have services available in or close to the Coomera area on the Gold Coast. With only 20 spots available, they’re filling up fast, so make sure you secure your place by April 30th. Early registration means your logo will be featured prominently in our advertising materials, giving you extra visibility. Reach out here for more details or to claim your spot.

What to Expect at the Expo:

  • Free Sausage Sizzle: Come for the connections, stay for the sausage sizzle! We’re hosting a free lunch that promises to be as satisfying as the networking opportunities.
  • Expert Talks: We’ve set aside time for three expert-led sessions that promise to deliver valuable insights and information, not sales pitches. These 15-20 minute talks will be packed with practical advice and fresh perspectives relevant to our community. One spot is already taken, but two remain—this is a great opportunity to position yourself as a thought leader.
  • Interactive Community Art Project: We’re creating a big, bold sign for the ‘Coomera Disability Expo’ and we need your creative flair! Participants, school groups, and anyone who enjoys a bit of art are invited to help design a letter or more of the expo’s name. It’s a fun way to get involved and make your mark on the event.
  • Fantastic Door Prizes: As always, we’ll have exciting door prizes to give away, ensuring that a few lucky attendees will go home with something extra special.

This expo isn’t just a chance to network; it’s an opportunity to grow your presence in the community and learn from others in the field. Whether you’re coming to learn, share, or connect, there’s something here for everyone, especially for those based in or serving the Coomera area.

Right side of the room at the networking event showcasing attendees networking and exchanging information.
Attendees on the right side of the room making connections and discussing potential collaborations.
Central view of the networking event at Johnny H with attendees in mid-discussion.
The heart of the action at our networking event, with attendees deeply involved in discussions.

Cheers to Our Lucky Winners!

  • Big congrats to Jodie from Growing Daily, who snagged some free banner advertising in our Facebook networking group. Growing Daily is all about providing top-notch In-home Support including daily living assistance and fun community outings, keeping their service focused on a smaller offering of services to ensure they are consistently providing a high standard of care to our participants and their families.
  • Hats off to Dominic from Bluewing, who won two free sessions at FrieNDIS Inclusive Fitness and Social Group. Bluewing does it all, from complex care to allied health and plan management.
Group photo of attendees at the end of the networking event, smiling and looking satisfied with the day’s outcomes.
Happy and Connected: Our Group at Day’s End
Group of attendees gathered at the start of the networking event, looking excited and ready to engage.
Eager Faces at the Start of Our Networking Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We can’t wait to see what June’s event after the Coomera disability  expo brings. Keep your eyes peeled for the date!

Thanks to everyone who came out today. Your energy and enthusiasm make all the difference, and we can’t wait to see you again at our next gathering!

You are intelligent, goodlooking and funny!
Thankyou so much for your application
I will get back to you asap
Jase