Purpose for People (Purple Co)

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  • I didn’t want to write this post.  But there are times when something impacts you so significantly that you know you have to write it, or speak it or show it.  This is one of those times. It is not my intention to trigger people or cause harm in writing this post.  If you experience […]

Purpose for People (Purple Co)
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  • If you are reading this blog, chances are you have some interest in money, wealth and financial security. We have this incredible opportunity here in Australia where we can actually insure ourselves, our income and our health.  You see insurance companies already know what we’re only just beginning to catch onto ourselves – that is […]

Purpose for People (Purple Co)
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  • This week is Brain Injury Awareness week #BIA2017.  We at Purple Co have been providing services to people who live with injuries to their brains, and the functional consequences of these injuries, since the company started in 2008.   What has been interesting for me, and for other Rehabilitation Professionals to acknowledge is how vastly different […]

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Purpose for People (Purple Co)
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  • I’ve noticed a bit of a trend here at Purple Co.  We are starting to receive an increased number of referrals for clients who have been job seeking for many months – sometimes for years – without success.  And we are asked to review their job search strategy and help the client become successful in […]

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  • Over the past 9 months we have been keeping busy with an incredible range of clients. We reported on our outcomes and the value we bring to the industry back in March, and I thought it was timely to update us all on what we have been focused on and how we have been making […]

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  • ‘Planning is everything.  Plans are nothing’ Field Marshal Helmuth Graf von Moltke Action Plans, Rehab plans, RTW plans, prevocational plans, independent living plans, socialisation plans, living skills plans – the world of recovery rehabilitation and RTW is a planning nation. Who doesn’t love a good plan? Estimating and planning are crucial to recovery and RTW success. How […]

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  • I still remember the moment I was on the phone to my Mum some 8 years ago when we were tossing around possible names for this new business. At the time I did not know that Purple Co was going to become the consulting service it is, nor did I understand the influence we would have. What […]

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  • If you boil down all the different ways we can help our clients as Rehab and Return to Work Professionals, it comes down to one ultimate goal: help that person get back to work. Receiving a referral for job seeking support (i.e. help this client secure a new job) is commonplace. In fact, it’s one […]

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  • At Purple Co, we are often sent referral requests to “engage” a client in recovery, rehabilitation and RTW. Now, most of us hear that phrase and think – OK this means the client isn’t engaged, and that can mean a couple of things: –         The client is resistant to being engaged. –         The client is going to […]

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  • Having delivered training to Rehabilitation Consultants in this industry for many years, I continue to be amazed at the seemingly simple things that get missed in the pursuit of doing the job at hand. One of those things that appears to get missed is actually understanding the referral and what’s really being asked of us […]

Purpose for People (Purple Co)
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  • In preparing to meet my brand new client, I had read through all of the documentation that the insurer had sent me; I was clear on their brief – help this man get back to work in a new job. I understood, from paper what his illness experience has been to date, and had some idea […]

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  • Following on from my post last week about defining good rehab – I want to start a conversation this week about how good rehab can look and feel different. Good rehab requires many things, but at the core we learned that good rehab requires: · Doing the right thing at the right time · Collaboration […]

Purpose for People (Purple Co)
Purpose for People (Purple Co)
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  • I have recently finished working with a rehabilitation client. After 2 years of sickness and fatigue she is now back at work in a variety of freelance capacities. However, when she first came to me, she was fraught with difficulties: she had very little understanding of her conditions, of her functional capacity and seemed unwilling […]

Purpose for People (Purple Co)
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  • Over the past 6 months we’ve been keeping busy with an incredible range of clients. Here’s just a handful of people we’ve helped… A young man with Bipolar Disorder A financial services professional with PTSD A gentleman with Adjustment Disorder Clients with Bowel and Breast Cancer (in remission) And clients with… Sigmoid Colitis Basilar Migraine […]

Purpose for People (Purple Co)
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  • What is Good Rehab? Where does Good Rehab start and who is responsible for Good Rehab? I am sure that these are questions many rehabilitation professionals have been pondering since time began. How do we know if Rehab is Good? We all know that Rehab and RTW – with the way it currently looks today, […]

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  • Good Rehabilitation (recovery and RTW)  is about knowing the right thing to do at the right time.  Good rehabilitation professionals will step outside of the “process” and help the key influencers understand what the right step is, at the right time. When coupled with collaboration and accountability this is when Good Rehabilitation becomes powerful and […]

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  • How to Successfully Lead Your Next Case Conference

    Welcome to part 3 of our series on case conferencing in Rehab and Return to Work. We’ve already explored what a good case conference is and how to set an agenda, so let’s wrap up this series and talk about how to successfully run a case conference on the day. Let’s talk logistics, shall we? […]

  • Case Conferencing in Rehab: Good, Bad or Ugly?

    Question: have you ever been asked, demanded, or been cajoled into organizing and facilitating a case conference? I know I have. Over the last few years I’ve been an advocate for how powerful case conferences can be, but lately I’m noticing that rehab professionals, clients, GPs and lots of other health professionals are expressing that […]

  • What Does a Successful Case Conference Look Like?

    Case conferencing is a central part of our role as Rehabilitation Professionals. I wanted to dedicate some time to explore the how, what and why of case conferencing, because effective case conferences can mean huge progress for us and our clients. And bad ones… well, they can really set us back. Part 1: The What […]

  • The Chronic Fatigue Crash Course

    More and more of our clients are coming to us with chronic fatigue conditions. Conditions like: Post-Cancer Fatigue Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Parkinson’s Multiple Sclerosis … and many more. Working with a client with fatigue requires a different approach – typically it’s a REALLY bad idea to start talking to your client about capacity upgrades and […]

  • Job Seeking & Rehab – Where Are We Going Wrong?

    Why is job search so fraught with difficulty in the return to work and rehabilitation space? I’ve been working in the return to work and rehabilitation space for some 20 years and it’s always been the same. There appears to be this incredible reluctance, resistance and, at times, avoidance of actual job seeking activity. However… […]

  • Rehab Taboos Part 3: Let’s Talk MONEY

    Like talking about religion and sex, talking about money seems to also be a taboo that we have when working with clients who are returning to work following an injury, illness or trauma. And I understand why we don’t. For a long time, we’ve been instructed not to speak to clients about how money works […]

  • Rehab Taboos Part 2: Religion & Faith

    So… Why is faith and religion important in return to work planning? Like sex and money, religion is one of those topics that we often find weird to discuss. Maybe even intrusive, uncomfortable or crossing boundaries. Plus – we’re scared to offend and disrespect our clients. But what I’ve learned is that for a quite […]

  • Rehab Taboos Part 1: Can We Talk About Sex?

    I can’t tell you how many times a client’s return to work progress has been interrupted because I haven’t addressed some of the key issues that go on for people when they’re participating in rehab. Sometimes, these issues are uncomfortable. Murky, too – is this even something we’re supposed to be talking about? Is it […]

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