“Connection is why we are here.”
The Institute of Hope was established to facilitate sustainable change for individuals, organisations and communities. Our enterprise is innovative and designed to help rebalance relationships with self and others. Our focus is on reigniting hope by fostering self worth and confidence through understanding the importance of self care.
We acknowledge that people already have many of the resources they need. Our approach is heart centred and our aim is simply to work with people where they are at and help them bridge their own personal and professional divides.
We believe that strengthening individual’s foundation is the key to success as it provides a fertile ground for the seeds of hope to flourish.
Our dream is one that centers on connections that ignite passions and dreams for a better future.
“When we have authentic conversations and take appropriate actions, this ensures genuine sustainable change.”
Janelle Nicole Sigley
The Institute of Hope
The Institute of Hope intends to be a vehicle for change driven by a consortium of dedicated conscious consultants. Passionate about facilitating opportunities for people to make empowering choices and realise their full potential, we are not afraid of making mistakes and learning from them.
Our motto is
“Self care comes first”
Grounded in trust and mutual respect we hope the choices individuals make as a result of our work together, will improve not only their own wellbeing but our communities as a whole.
Our vision is a world in which people stand strengthened in their vulnerabilities and are inspired and supported to act on their hopes and aspirations.
The Institute of Hope believes that self worth and self confidence are fundamental to people’s well being. Self worth and self confidence are the cornerstones to leading a productive, positive and fulfilling life. Therefore our values are all about recognising the intrinsic worth of every human being regardless of circumstance.
Accept and respect individual differences and needs; we meet people where they are at.
Acknowledge and work with people’s strengths
Strive for excellence in the delivery of our programs and services
Live by a transparent strength based code of ethics
Value truth, justice, and integrity
Our Guiding Principles
1. We collaborate with partners through a strengths based approach. Together we create innovative programs and projects that inform policy impacting positively on self worth and self-confidence.
2. We support people to move through limiting beliefs that prevent them from reaching their desired goals and aspirations.
3. We assist people to reconnect with cultural, spiritual, environmental and economic beliefs that impact on their lives.
4. We co-create meaningful partnerships and relationships.
5. We are willing to operate from ‘just in time’ and side-by-side co-learning frameworks.
6. We maintain clarity and transparency about our motivations and intentions at all times.
Our holistic approach is grounded in the principles of gratitude and reciprocity. It has been proven that when gratitude is practiced it strengthens the immune system. It also increases levels of positive emotions including joy, optimism and happiness. All of this helps reduce feeling lonely and isolated and ultimately drives generosity and compassion.
Through creating grateful thoughts and actions, the mind can shift from pessimistic to optimistic resulting in a deeper sense of satisfaction, fit and belonging. Acknowledging that our thoughts inform our behaviours, we are committed to focusing our energies on what we have and work towards what we want to achieve.
Our processes and programs are flexible and adaptable to meet the diverse needs of our clients. We strongly believe the “one size fits all” model simply doesn’t bring about sustainable individual change.
The Institute of Hope is committed to being socially inclusive by taking a grounded and innovative approach.
In our experience, immense resources are often invested in communities without the desired outcomes being reached. Our commitment is to provide a ‘back to basics’ approach in a way that contributes to building blocks for measurable success.
We value long term working relationships and believe they are necessary for sustainable change.
Participants in our processes and programs increase their self worth and confidence in a variety of ways. We know this by the evaluation tools we use. Mentoring and on-going support is also offered to ensure sustainability.
All of our processes and programs are informed by an action learning action research approach to continually enhance and improve the quality of the outcomes. Successful piloting of projects will lead to program upgrades and contribute to policy making decisions.