“It takes but one person, one moment, one conviction,
to start a ripple of change.”
Services – What We Do
We help develop impactful solutions that are underpinned by evidenced-based research and approaches.
All of our bespoke services are uniquely co-created with our clients in all industries to maximise the impact and alignment to their needs.
The content is fluid and agile and is based on enquiry, exploration, and collaboration.
We help organisations build psychologically safe and innovative cultures.
- Psychologically Safe
We incorporate wellbeing as a part of your workplace routine.
Ripple Affect Institute is privileged to be a part of
The Wellbeing Lab with Michelle McQuaid.
- Positive Emotions
Services – How We Do It
“The aura of energy that floats around Laurice, Ripple Affect Institute Founder, infuses you with a feeling of ‘anything is possible’. Laurice brings genuine empathy and tough love to all of her interactions as she focuses on credible, long lasting change. A purposeful driven role model whose curiosity about individuals as well as systemic cultural and conventional beliefs elevates discussion to focus on thoughtful, cogent and potent change. An encounter with Laurice is always compelling. I highly recommend her as a coach, facilitator, mentor and game changer for you as an individual or an organisation.”
“Laurice lives her life with an impact that hits you for six! ‘I like to say The ripple affect”, as her business name suggests…I love being in the presence of Laurice, she shows you who’s boss for all the right reasons. We all care about our own safety, the environment and gender equality. These are the values that Laurice is passionate about.”
“Laurice lives her values in her every infectious waking moment and does not hesitate to speak up about what she thinks and feels is right. I love working with Laurice because she lives and breathes her values, believes in everything she does and challenges the status quo for all the right reasons.”
“Laurice through the Ripple Affect has made a lasting impact on my life. Her ability to cut through the politeness and get to your core values in incredible. She has an ability to touch your soul and open your eyes to the opportunities that await you beyond your current struggles. The world needs more of The Ripple Affect!!”
Creating greater potential of humanity through value-alignment, wellbeing, connectedness and leadership.
Positive societal attitudinal shifts with our clients and community members to further develop their aspirations into purpose-driven, value-aligned, and driving more sustainable outcomes that have identifiable and measurable impacts.
Courage | Consciousness | Compassion | Connection | Co-Creation
- Courage – Taking the road less travelled
- Consciousness – Opening hearts and Minds
- Compassion – Caring deeply for each other
- Connection – Making friends then doing business
- Co-Creation – Turning brilliant ideas into reality
Our Learning Philosophy
Wellbeing, Authenticity, Strengths, Value-Alignment, and Purpose
(starting with ourselves)
Inclusiveness (including our teams, friends, colleagues)
Connectedness and Sustainability (connecting ourselves to our communities)
Servant Leadership (Giving to our communities)
We talk less. We ask good questions. We listen deeply to the answers. We refrain from giving unsolicited advice. We give honest feedback and we do it with love.
We know that knowledge is nothing without action. We learn best by doing. We take action to get clarity. We treat failures as experiments.
We are slow and mindful in our actions. We practice meditation and we pause for reflection. We play games, act and do activities to expand our creativity.
We are openhearted and open-minded. We are vulnerable, honest and transparent. We give, and get, deep respect. We do not judge. We give more and take less. We do what we say we will.
Our DNA: We Connect. We Question. We Reflect.
We Learn. We Co-create. We Evolve.
We are about creating positive impact in the world.
Laurice is an Engineer/Project Manager by background, and has worked in the US, Asia, and Australia on some of the world’s largest infrastructure projects.
Laurice is an Engineer/Project Manager by background, and has worked in the US, Asia, and Australia on some of the world’s largest infrastructure projects. She’s worked for large corporate firms, not-for-profits, government, and run her own business management consultancies. She also has been a non-executive board director for over 10 years.
Through her own personal experiences and constant enquiry, she became more aware of how so many people are unhappy, trying to escape from their daily challenges, and are not in “alignment” with the way they want to live their lives both at work and home.
Laurice has created Ripple Affect Institute services based on extensive research, through exploration of stories shared by others, and through her own experiences. We explore and create together about value-alignment in life, understanding there are many paths to take (not “one right answer”). We discuss the importance of gratitude, kindness, positivity, and addressing our own wellbeing; which leads to being more curious about a deeper connection to those around us.
Ripple Affect Institute was developed for those courageous enough to explore beyond their own comfort zones, and to help change habits and behaviours that no longer serve them in order to create positive impact.
Program Development & Support
Michael has been involved in lifestyle education, health & wellness promotion, training and organisational development since the mid-Eighties.
Michael Bartura – Program Development & Support
Michael has been involved in lifestyle education, health & wellness promotion, training and organisational development since the mid-Eighties. With close to 20 years of management experience in four continents, he brings to the table a well-refined cross-cultural mentoring capacity and a managerial acumen amassed in both not-for-profit and business contexts. He has extensive experience in Mindfulness practices and delivers insightful and engaging training seminars and group-work through nondenominational science-based methodologies.
In earlier years, Michael worked as a therapist and a trainer in clinics and centres in Australia, UK, the US and Canada. Later, he undertook senior managerial roles in international businesses and charities. In his last full-time role, as a manager for the East West Learning Centre in Singapore, he focused on designing platforms to deliver an integrated Mind-Body approach to leadership education. Last year he oversaw the TeamUp program a unique coaching journey designed to counter stress and build resilience in charities. In Australia, he runs his own Happy Habits Coaching practice, integrating Mindfulness-based Leadership and Positive Neuroplasticity to work with individuals, organisations and Startups. He was a member of the core faculty of the School of Life in Melbourne and now teaches at the Small Giants Academy.
Besides a variety of certificates and diplomas in holistic therapies, Michael holds a Master’s degree in Management from Macquarie Graduate School of Management. He is a passionate and skilful coach and has been and associate of the Asian Leadership Institute for close to 20 years.
Collaborators / Facilitators
Our collaborators are unified by the principals and ideals of creating positive impact in the world.
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