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Get Off the Bench! - Kickstart your idea now

motivational workshop to get going on projects


by The VRI

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Got an idea or project you want to get off the ground? Or maybe you have a number of things running around inside your head and you don’t know where to start. This workshop is designed to help you breathe life into your idea and find the people to support you.

So often we have a brilliant idea, but we are plagued with feelings of self doubt or just not sure where to start. Don’t worry - most projects start exactly like that and some never get to see the light of day. The other trap is trying to have everything so perfect that nothing ever becomes of it. Don’t do that! Clarity follows action.

This workshop is designed as a kickstarter for getting any idea off the bench and into the game, be it a community project, business or even the starting point for a larger Not for Profit with global reaches. Even if you want to make a difference on a much smaller scale, there are many things you can do that have a huge impact on the lives you directly touch. 

Whatever the idea, this workshop is a great starting point.

Workshop is suitable for any age - you are never too young or too old to make a difference!

About Kerryn Vaughan:

Kerryn is a speaker, international author, singer/songwriter, animal rights advocate, trainer, and mentor. Her book ‘Magnificent Kids!’ was the catalyst to her founding the global organisation One Planet Classrooms, which was an epic fail a few months in! At that point she could have given up and walked away from the whole idea, but the learnings from that have been the driving force to reframe failure, keep going and trust that what you have to offer the world needs.

One Planet Classrooms now facilitates projects in Africa that include clean water solutions, solar power, sustainable projects, feminine hygiene & empowerment initiatives, as well as the sponsorship of 180 school children.

For many years Kerryn has been coaching people to get their ideas and projects off the ground and currently this forms a solid part of Girls With Hammers, a business she co-founded in 2018 which focuses on women's empowerment through conferences, workshops and mentoring. With loads of success stories under her belt, she knows only too well how to help people find their voice and unlock their magnificence, and delivers this in a brutally honest kick-ass way that only Kerryn can.

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What you will learn
  • How to take your idea to action
What you will get
  • Encouragement to get started on ideas

What to bring
  • Notebook & pen
What to wear


Appropriate for

All welcome



Vendor since 2016

The VRI is a project of Traralgon Neighbourhood Learning House Inc in partnership with Reactivate Latrobe Valley Ltd. 

We offer a range of classes, workshops and activities including a growing community garden, artist community gallery - Alt_Art and technical support Fridays - LV Digital Shed. A work for the dole program runs Monday - Friday at the hall and volunteers are welcome to join us in making, sharing and connecting through art, gardening, building, cleaning, cooking and using technology. If you have a great idea for a workshop you would like to run get in touch with us - info@thevri.com.au.

We value learning by doing and we make learning fun!

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Our tutors and teachers purchase materials and prepare based on your booking. So please check your calendar before you make a booking to ensure you are able to attend. 

We know that sometimes things happen and if you are unable to make a class and give us plenty of notice, we may be able to fill that spot and in that instance give you a refund or transfer you to a future class. If we don't fill the booking, we won't be able to offer a refund. You can notify us by emailing info@thevri.com.au. Please include your name and the name of the class you have booked into and we will respond to you as soon as possible. 

Refunds can not be given for non attendance on the day. 

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Terms & Conditions

The VRI will notify participants of cancellation of classes at the earliest convenience via the phone number and email provided. If for any reason we need to cancel a class you will be refunded your payment. 

The office hours for The VRI are Monday to Friday from 9am - 5pm. 

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03 June 2019 • Get Off the Bench! - Kickstart your idea now

Kerryn Vaughan is a brilliant facilitator. She makes a safe space for learning from the minute you enter the room. She is fun and kick-ass at the same time. I loved this workshop and have got into action on my idea straight away.