“All of a sudden, we found ourselves struggling to support our first year university student! He was living away from home for the first time – and half way across the country! As parents, we had underestimated the impact of all that was “new” for him. His course was tough, aspects of city life were new and it was clear that we all needed some help. The support we received from Open to Success put things to right. Therese was able to meet with our son immediately, she quickly established what was required, and helped us all to put a plan in place. Beyond that, she was available to guide him with subsequent decisions and to “uncloud” what can be a pretty murky process. He is now on track for a fresh start academically in 2019. We knew immediately that he was settled and comfortable with all the advice that Therese provided, that he was able to proceed with confidence, and that he had a coach – and a friend – close at hand to help navigate the changes.”
Wendy (concerned parent)
“Therese has been an invaluable support to me as a parent. She has been a constant source of encouragement and support to my two children. In particular, she has forged an excellent relationship with my oldest son (almost 3). From bringing him useful books when he was starting to talk to helping him with phonetics, he has warmed to her approach and looks forward to her visits. Therese’s knowledge of early childhood development means her techniques are age-appropriate and successful.”
“I would recommend Open to Success for any help and advice with Uni and further study decisions and not just UQ. Therese was fantastic with Lucy’s JCU Vet application and college application. Especially working in with Lucy’s no phone reception and limited internet access while she is working in the Hunter Valley. Helping with college application letters and other items. Nothing was too much trouble and excellent efficient service navigating our way through the enrollment process was so much easier.”
“I know Thérèse to be genuinely dedicated – both on a personal and professional level – to empowering young people to be the best they can be. She has the skills, knowledge and personality to be able to help people chart their own course to success, in whatever form that takes. Thérèse knows how to connect with people from all walks of life, and has the wisdom and life experience to really make a difference.”
Media Relations & PR Manager, Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, Triple P International
“Thérèse guided my 19 year old daughter in navigating university life by providing direct advice and support, mindfulness training through the medium of art and importantly by modelling determination , effort and character via her academic achievements, healthy lifestyle and mostly her resilience and grace.”
Parent of College student
“Thérèse’s ability to quickly interpret the essence of a concept, interaction or situation makes conversing with her insightful and such a pleasure. She is a strong, confident connector of people and has many wonderful gifts.”
“A wonderful mentor and confidant, giving clarity to the seemingly unclarifiable”.
“Thérèse was exceptional in making me feel welcome in the workplace by being kind, friendly and helpful in times of need. She also helped me grow into a young woman, motivating me to do my absolute best in my endeavours. I believe Open to Success will help everyone no matter what, especially when in the hands of such an excellent mentor.”
Student and employee
“I have been fortunate enough to have had Thérèse guide me through both fitness and wellness coaching. Her knowledge and experience in these fields was extensive and I gained greatly as a result. Thérèse has an infectious energy, passion and dedication and would recommend her services to anyone who has a willingness to better themselves.”
Over many years Therese has provided guidance and skills to navigate both personal and professional issues. Recently, due to a massive upheaval at work following COVID-19, I turned to Therese for help in clarifying what I wanted for my future. With support from Therese I was able to identify the issues that were problematic, address them and return to work with a renewed sense of security and worth. Therese has a wealth of experience and knowledge which is invaluable in making insurmountable problems manageable.
‘Thérèse provided wonderful opportunities for me to give back and connect with the girls at my former university college. I know her to be a warm, motivating and inspiring person, and I’m sure will have much to offer with Open to Success.’
College Alumnus (Author and Journalist)