Become a Leader

Become a Leader was a program that ran 8 month courses across NSW giving people with disability and their family members skills in leadership, both in their own lives and in the community.

Each leader was part of a social change project throughout the course and also had a mentor to guide them through the journey.

Below are some stories from these people. My Choice Matters is also creating Become a Leader Online so watch, read, and listen to some of these stories and get ready to take your own leadership journey.

What do the symbols mean?

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Clare accepting her certificate from the facilitators Nick and Carolyn

Clare Walsh: Reflections on leadership

Clare Walsh was selected to take part in our Young Leaders 2016 program. Running between... Read More
Daniel standing at the front of a room giving a speech

Daniel Bonello: When baby steps turn into leaps

Daniel tells us about all that he learnt and how his life has transformed since the... Read More

Leonie Slade: Community through communications

Leonie’s experience in the leadership program was a positive one. She wanted to convey... Read More

Persistence and Resilience: From institutions to aged care

This is the story of Debbie McKenzie's life and her participation in the Become a Leader... Read More

Lauren Hislop

Lauren explores choice and control in her life and what it's like to work with... Read More

Kylie and Nas: Learning from one another

Nas and Kyle worked together as mentor and mentoree in the Wollongong program. ... Read More

Living Life My Way

Alanna transforms from public speaker to full blown leader. ... Read More

Q&A with Upcoming Leader Quang Nguyen

Quang is a graduated Parramatta leader, forging the way for leaders with an intellectual... Read More