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JTWomenToLead is a standout program for young women, focused on developing leadership, teamwork, and other key skills that promote success throughout one’s life and career. We engage directly with young women through interactive and inspirational workshops exploring personal development and achievement.

Over the eight-month program, participants will hear from prominent industry leaders, participate in discussions about achieving goals; preparing for life’s challenges and utilising tools that are critical for personal, educational, and professional

Key program topics: self-belief, leadership, teamwork, holding the ladder up for each other, being bold, shining the light on other women, brilliance, confidence, personal and career goal setting and planning.

JTBelieve – School Engagement

After leading his side to victory in State of Origin game one in 2016, Johnathan Thurston sent an uplifting message to students in Aurukun. His message was, “I just want you to believe in yourselves and keep turning up to school.”

JTBelieve programs are facilitated by ambassadors chosen by Johnathan and are designed to engage Grade 5 – 12 students and their families in education. The JTBelieve program is designed to help them learn about themselves and increase their confidence, courage, and self-belief to identify and take advantage of opportunities throughout life.

JT Academy ambassadors act as role models/mentors to support success in and outside school by encouraging participants and their families to build aspirations and achieve goals. The program delivers in-school mentoring which include presentations on motivation, behaviour, self-belief, resilience, culture, relationships, lifestyle, and careers.


JTSucceed – Employment Workshops

“Whether it’s getting that job, degree, or passing that exam, if you have self-belief, courage and confidence, YOU are the difference to achieving your dreams.”

JTSucceed is an intensive program, designed with industry consultation, to give young people the edge they need to gain and maintain employment.

The program is designed to accommodate the needs and capabilities of a wide range of participants. An integral element is empowering confidence, self-belief, and a change in mindset building courage within our participants to seek employment.

Workshops and topics include self-belief, courage and confidence, goals, dreams, ambition, behaviour and attitude, How to Find a Job (where to start, personal branding, getting a job, interview preparation and practice) Industry options in addition to inspiration pieces.

JTLeadership Workshops

A reward for effort. Supercharge your workforce or community leaders through inspiration and insight in a powerful workshop with Johnathan Thurston (one of Australia’s greatest leaders).

These sessions promote discipline, self-esteem, life skills, and leadership qualities. Suitable for a maximum of 20 employees or emerging leaders, it provides an intensive and engaging experience that reinforces community spirit with a team approach.

Each participant walks away with a new sense of personal and community pride, skills to be a productive leader, and an identified role they can play in community or workplace betterment.

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