10 questions in 60 seconds, with Rhonda Miles (pictured centre).

1. What is your day to day role at healthAbility?

As part of our growing and dynamic team of Support Coordinators I work one on one with individuals and their family to have conversations about what is possible with their NDIS funding. To provide information and resources that will connect them to services and supports that are the best option for them to meet their individual needs and goals. By doing this I will also be assisting them to build their capacity to have choice and control over their own life and support needs.

2. What would you be doing if you hadn’t followed this career path?

I would be working at Cadburys as I love chocolate

3. What three traits define you

Common Sense
Sense of humour
Empathy

4. What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Working with families and individuals to achieve outcome that make a difference to their life and put a smile on their face, and by doing this their success is my reward.

5. And the most challenging?

Not being able to easily connect individuals and families to the right supports to assist them to achieve their individual goals.

6. What’s one thing you couldn’t live with out?

My wonderful husband and kids.

7. Where is your favourite place to be?

Palm Cove relaxing on a chair, reading a great book , whilst enjoying the sun and sea.

8. What is your favourite thing to do?

Shopping for a bargain!

9. Where is the best place you’ve travelled to and why?

New York as it has some of the best Shopping; do I need to say more? From vintage shops to factory outlets, you can find whatever you’re looking for, and what you never knew you wanted. New York is the home of Central Park, Times Square, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. It’s one of the best cities in the world to walk around; there is great variety of delicious food options and a new adventure waiting for you every time you step outside.

10. What is the best book you have ever read?

Hannah’s Gift: Lessons from a Life Fully Lived
This is an extremely special book that has an impact on your life. Filled with wisdom and grace, tears and laughter, Maria Housden shares the lessons in living she received from her three-year-old daughter Hannah, who brought courage, honesty and joy to her struggle with cancer. The book is about the last year of Hannah’s short life, Hannah was fearless in the way she faced death and overwhelmingly joyful in the way she approached living. The little girl who wore her favourite red shoes into the operating theatre changed the life of everyone who came in contact with her. Hannah’s story is both moving and unforgettable, as it recounts Hannah’s battle with cancer and rises above grief and fear to become a celebration.

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