Innovate For Impact by Tania Gomez Consulting

Welcome to ”Innovate for Impact,” an informative mini-series brought to you by Tania Gomez Consulting. In this series, we embark on a journey to explore the remarkable innovations that are shaping the landscape of the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) for a more inclusive future. Join us as we uncover inspiring stories of visionary individuals, organisations, and technologies that are revolutionising the way we approach disabilities. From trailblazing solutions that empower individuals with diverse abilities to cutting-edge technologies that enhance accessibility, ”Innovate for Impact” delves deep into the heart of innovation, demonstrating its potential to create meaningful and lasting change. Get ready to be inspired, enlightened, and captivated by the stories that highlight the power of innovation to drive true impact in the lives of those within the NDIS community. Tune in as we spotlight the change-makers, explore their journeys, and showcase how innovation can pave the way towards a more inclusive and empowered tomorrow.

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Episodes

4 days ago

In this episode of Innovate for Impact, Tania Gomez sits down with Justin Keenan, co-founder and CEO of Lusio Rehab, to discuss the transformative power of gamification in physical therapy.
Lusio Rehab's innovative wearable technology is revolutionising therapy by making it interactive and engaging through gamified experiences. Justin shares the journey from concept to a globally impactful tech solution, emphasising the importance of co-design, collaboration, and community in developing effective assistive technology.
Tune in to learn about the challenges and successes of bringing this cutting-edge solution to the market and its profound impact on both clients and therapists.
Episode Highlights:
Introduction to Lusio Rehab: Justin introduces Lusio Rehab and its gamified wearable technology designed to enhance physical therapy.
Gamification Explained: Detailed discussion on how Lusio Rehab integrates gamification to motivate users and improve therapy adherence.
The Journey and Challenges: Insight into the development process, including co-design with clients and navigating the complexities of the assistive tech marke.
Impact and Awards: Lusio Rehab's recognition in the industry, including winning the Australian Disability Services Award for Best Technology Product.
Future Directions: Exploration of future plans for Lusio Rehab, including global expansion and continued innovation in assistive technology.
Chapter Timestamps:00:32 - Meet Justin Keenan, Co-Founder of Lusio Rehab01:57 - How Lusio Rehab Gamifies Physical Therapy09:54 - The Origin of Lusio Rehab's Wearable Tech18:36 - Overcoming Challenges in the Assistive Tech Space26:16 - Recognition and Awards for Lusio Rehab32:45 - Importance of Co-Design and Client Feedback40:31 - Future Plans and Expansion of Lusio Rehab46:20 - Contact Information
 
Connect with Lusio Rehab:
Visit Lusio Rehab’s website: www.lusiorehab.comEmail Justin at justin@lusiorehab.com
Stay connected for more insightful discussions and inspiring stories on Innovate for Impact, where we explore groundbreaking ideas shaping the future of the NDIS.
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Thursday Apr 18, 2024

Join us for an insightful episode of Innovate for Impact, where Phuong, founder of Connect My Community, shares her journey of empowering NDIS providers through compliance, operations, and systems support. Discover how Phuong's passion for quality and compliance has led to building a business that not only helps providers navigate the complexities of the NDIS but also fosters a community of collaboration and support among them.
 
Phuong also shares her personal experiences living with disabilities and how this has shaped her approach to business and community support, emphasizing the importance of tailored, high-touch service.
 
Episode Highlights:
00:56 - About Phuong and Connect My Community
07:14 - What problems do you solve?
19:49 - Future Goals
24:00 - Contact Connect My Community
 
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Global impact | Yasser Zaki - TLC

Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

In this episode of Innovate for Impact, join Yasser Zaki as he explores transformative innovations reshaping the NDIS sector. Discover how these exciting developments are not only making waves locally but are also having a significant impact worldwide. Learn practical tips and strategies that can help your organization adapt and thrive amid these changes. We delve into why fostering innovation is essential for enhancing service delivery and overall performance.
 
Throughout the episode, Yasser shares expert insights and real-world examples that highlight the power and potential of these advancements.
 
Episode Highlights:
00:37 - About Yasser and Tender Loving Care
13:01 - What problems do you solve?
20:10 - Innovation Strategies
26:06 - Challenges as an NDIS Provider
29:28 - Future Goals
33:18 - Contact Tender Loving Care
 
Don’t miss more insightful episodes from Tania Gomez Consulting, where we continue to explore innovative solutions that are paving the way for a more inclusive and accessible future.
 
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Tuesday Apr 16, 2024

Join us in this enlightening episode of "Innovate for Impact," presented by Tania Gomez Consulting, where we delve into the transformative innovations shaping the NDIS landscape for a more inclusive future. In this episode, our guest, Kristi Eastman, shares compelling insights and inspiring stories highlighting how visionary individuals and organizations are revolutionizing disability services.
Hear inspirational stories from individuals and organizations making significant impacts, discover new technologies advancing disability services, and learn ways to actively participate and effect change in this sector.
Watch until the end as I reveal how I can lend you a helping hand. Let's ace that audit together!
 
Episode Highlights:
00:40 - About Kristi and Live Your Best Life
07:54 - What problems do you solve?
17:11 - What are the challenges in your approach?
38:00 - Future goals
38:38 - Contact Live Your Best Life
 
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#AutismAwareness #InclusiveFuture #InnovateForImpact #NDIS #NDISProvider #Innovation #Disability #Inclusivity #NDISConsultant #TGC #TaniaGomezConsulting
 

Thursday Feb 22, 2024

🎙️ Welcome to 'Innovate for Impact,' the podcast series hosted by Tania Gomez Consulting. Join us as we uncover inspiring stories of visionary individuals, organizations, and technologies revolutionising the way we approach disabilities.
In this episode of our Innovation Series for the disability sector, Storm shares her inspiring journey of making beauty truly accessible. From designing makeup accessories for upper limb disabilities to her personal story of overcoming challenges, this conversation is a game-changer! 🚀 Join us as we unravel the story behind Storm's mission and innovation. Hit play now and discover how she's reshaping the beauty industry for everyone! Don't miss out on this empowering episode – your beauty routine will never be the same!
 
⭐ Episode Highlights:
00:30 - Disrupting Beauty for Inclusivity!
01:45 - The Mission: Making Beauty Truly Inclusive
03:22 - The "Aha" Moment: Why Storm Started the Journey
06:45 - Navigating Challenges: From Gym Mishaps to Makeup Hurdles
09:55 - The Google & YouTube Quest: Seeking Solutions
12:30 - Spark of Innovation: Storm's Makeup Accessories Unveiled
15:18 - Cheers to Change: Storm's Inspiring Initiative
18:40 - Uni Days to Coordination Career: Storm's Unique Path
21:55 - Challenges in Disability: Insights from Storm's Experience
25:48 - Future Innovations: Storm's Vision for a More Inclusive World
29:10 - Wrapping Up: A Heartfelt Thanks from Storm
 
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#NDIS #NDISProvider #NDISParticipants #innovation #disability #inclusivity #diversity #Australia #TaniaGomez #accommodation #supportservices #QSSS #queensland #socialsupport

Thursday Feb 15, 2024

🎙️ Welcome to 'Innovate for Impact,' the podcast series hosted by Tania Gomez Consulting. Join us as we uncover inspiring stories of visionary individuals, organizations, and technologies revolutionising the way we approach disabilities.
In this episode, discover the innovative person-centered model used by QSSS to revolutionise disability support. This viral video features an insightful and inspiring conversation with Greg and Linda from QSSS, who explain the model and its impact on the lives of their clients. The video showcases how QSSS focuses on building meaningful connections between clients and support workers, allowing clients to choose support workers based on shared interests and values. The video also highlights the importance of collaboration with support coordinators, allied health professionals, and other providers to ensure the best outcomes for clients. Join in and learn how this disruptive model is changing the way disability support is delivered across Australia.
 
⭐ Episode Highlights:
1:42 - Background of QSSS
3:14 - The Story of Louise
5:52 - QSSS Model and Values
9:22 - The Connection between Support Workers and Participants
19:49 - Scalability and National Expansion
21:05 - Benefits for Staff and Participants
29:53 - Ethics and Responsible Growth
34:32 - Model Applicability to Other NDIS Areas
37:52 - Future Goals and Collaboration
 
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#NDIS #NDISProvider #NDISParticipants #innovation #disability #inclusivity #diversity #Australia #TaniaGomez #accommodation #supportservices #QSSS #queensland #socialsupport

Friday Feb 09, 2024

🎙️ Welcome to 'Innovate for Impact,' the podcast series hosted by Tania Gomez Consulting. Join us as we uncover inspiring stories of visionary individuals, organizations, and technologies revolutionising the way we approach disabilities.
 
In this episode, join Tania Gomez as she interviews Traidy Naidoo, founder of Chosen Family, as he discusses his mission to bring joy and co-design individual futures in the NDIS sector. Through his innovative approach, Traidy aims to challenge the traditional service delivery model and create a more inclusive and diverse environment. Traidy highlights the importance of collaboration and breaking free from competition. Traidy also addresses the need for more education on topics like online safety, healthy relationships, and sex for people with disabilities. With a focus on creativity and a commitment to Chosen Family clients, Traidy envisions a future where smaller providers form a network to uplift and empower the community.
 
⭐ Episode Highlights:
0:11 - Exploring Remarkable Innovations
0:18 - Uncovering Inspiring Stories
0:25 - Special Guest: Traidy Naidoo
1:10 - Chosen Family's Mission
1:33 - Addressing Trauma-Informed Care
1:52 - Intersectional Lens for Care
2:24 - The Name Chosen Family
3:40 - The Importance of Belonging
4:16 - Traidy's Background
5:13 - Challenging the Norms of Service Delivery
6:09 - Passion and Purpose in the Disability Sector
8:39 - Co-Designing with Participants
10:09 - Creating Independence and Avoiding Dependency
12:28 - Challenges in the NDIS Sector
12:42 - The Need for Creativity and Innovation
14:34 - Tackling Unconscious Bias
21:56 - Building Communities and Collaboration
24:45 - Creating Change in the NDIS Landscape
38:42 - Addressing the Housing Crisis
41:36 - The Dark Side of Independent Contractors
45:58 - Future Vision for Chosen Family
 
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#NDIS #NDISProvider #NDISParticipants #innovation #disability #inclusivity #diversity #Australia #TaniaGomez #accommodation #housing #ChosenFamily #empowerment #LGBTQIA #lovewins

Friday Feb 02, 2024

🎙️ Welcome to 'Innovate for Impact,' the podcast series hosted by Tania Gomez Consulting. Join us as we uncover inspiring stories of visionary individuals, organizations, and technologies revolutionising the way we approach disabilities.
Join us as we explore the innovative respite services offered by CoCo Support Services in this episode of Innovate for Impact. Damian (Dimma) La Peyre, Co-founder and Managing Director, shares the journey and vision behind CoCo, highlighting the personalised and unique experiences they strive to create for their participants. Discover how CoCo differentiates itself by focusing on aesthetics, tranquillity, and sensory experiences to create a homely and relaxing environment. Damian also discusses the challenges and future aspirations of the respite space, emphasising the importance of authenticity and sustainability in delivering high-quality services. Don't miss out on this inspiring conversation!
 
⭐ Episode Highlights:
0:26 - Introduction to CoCo Support Services
1:43 - Different Approach to Respite
1:51 - Creating a Personalized Experience
5:07 - The Importance of Aesthetics
8:02 - Tailoring Activities and Meals
10:04 - Challenges in Providing Personalized Services
17:15 - Advice for Other Providers
17:24 - Scaling the Business and Maintaining Profitability
20:39 - Future Innovations in the Respite Space
 
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#NDIS #NDISProvider #innovation #disability #inclusivity #Australia #TaniaGomez #accommodation #respitecare #housing #CoCo #relaxation #relief

Friday Jan 26, 2024

🎙️ Welcome to 'Innovate for Impact,' the podcast series hosted by Tania Gomez Consulting. Join us as we uncover inspiring stories of visionary individuals, organizations, and technologies revolutionising the way we approach disabilities. In this episode, Abdul Atosh of discusses Cosy Home Care, a community-based housing model that provides supported independent living for people with disabilities. Abdul shares his journey of starting Cosy Home Care and the need he identified for affordable and inclusive housing options. He explains their unique concierge model, allowing participants to personalize their support services. Discover how Cosy Home Care is making a difference in the lives of its participants and the challenges they face in the disability space.
 
⭐ Episode Highlights:
0:07 - Exploring Innovations in Disability Space
0:58 - Cosy Home Care: Creating a Community
1:16 - Serving Communities in the Mental Health Sector
1:38 - The Need for a Housing Model
2:25 - Different Housing Models Offered
2:49 - Number of Participants and Staff
3:17 - Expanding in Melbourne
3:33 - Factors Considered for Setting Up Homes
3:38 - Journey of Cosy Home Care
5:54 - Transition to Supported Independent Living
7:40 - Benefits of Supported Independent Living
9:06 - The Concierge Model in SDA
10:51 - Flexibility and Personalisation in Support
13:02 - Challenges in Implementing Concierge Model
16:12 - Establishing Stakeholder Engagement
18:03 - Growth Trajectory and Quality Assurance
20:20 - The Need for Innovative Housing Solutions
23:22 - Advice for Providers in Implementing a Similar Model
24:01 - Importance of Collaboration and Networking
24:55 - Taking Time to Find the Right Fit
 
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#taniagomez #disability #ndis #ndisaustralia #ndisprovider #australia #homecare #homecareproperty #homecarebusiness

Friday Jan 19, 2024

🎙️ Welcome to 'Innovate for Impact,' the podcast series hosted by Tania Gomez Consulting. In this episode, we're joined by Jade Burgmann, founder of the Wheelnutz Garage, to share the inspiring story behind the innovative disability provider. Wheelnutz Garage is not your typical automotive garage; it is a place where individuals with disabilities come together to learn, engage in activities, and build valuable skills in the automotive industry. Jade discusses how they use funding from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to create a social and inclusive environment, offering programs that focus on skill development, social connections, and safe driver training. Discover the challenges they faced, their vision for the future, and how they hope to inspire others in this groundbreaking space.
 
⭐ Episode Highlights:
0:26 - Wheelnutz Garage
2:08 - Funding Options
4:01 - Focus on Skill Development and Social Connections
4:58 - Not Disability Employment
5:30 - Personal Background and Inspiration
7:04 - The Start of Wheel Nuts Garage
8:05 - First Garage of Its Kind in Australia
9:19 - Challenges and Sustainability
11:28 - Opportunities for Further Innovation
14:08 - Sharing Information and Lessons
19:12 - Future Goals and Expansion
22:09 - Inviting Visitors to Wheel Nuts Garage
 
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#taniagomez #disability #digitaltechnology #qms #quality #qualitymanagement #qualitymanagementsystem #ndis #ndisaustralia #ndisprovider #australia

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