• A career in the ADF can be rewarding, but also demanding. One of the most challenging periods for military personnel can be to find a new purpose once back to civilian life.

    At I’ve Got Your 6 Foundation (IGY6), we specialise in Life Coaching based on Neuroscience techniques (Neuroplasticity).

    We support Veterans to find self-confidence, resilience, and sense of belonging in civilian life – wherever they are in their journey.

    We help them find and understand their purpose in life and realistically fulfill their dreams – even if they don’t know what their dreams in civilian life may be.

    Our programs cover the whole spectrum of life experience – from building resilience, supporting families, improving mental health, building friendships and becoming the best version of themselves.

  • Some of the many personal benefits of Life Coaching are huge and include:

    • Identifying, taking action towards, and achieving goals
    • Taking greater responsibility and accountability for actions and commitments
    • Working more easily and productively with others
    • Communicating more effectively
    • Increasing confidence in work and life situations
    • Building Resilience
    • Navigating change more easily
    • Overcoming persistent challenges
    • Become more self-reliant
    • Feeling greater satisfaction in life and work
  • Life Skills Management

    This program focuses on Veterans who need help managing life after serving and finding a new purpose in life, as well as find balance in managing life with family, friends and peers.

    Although their focus may not be employment, we will guide the Veteran to discover their passion and purpose in life.

  • Employment

    If the Veteran is ready to work, we are here to assist!

    Not only we will guide the Veteran to find what sort of employment suits them, we will work on transferring Defence skills into civilian life, applying for jobs, assistance with job interviews as well as focus on work-life balance with a new purpose in life.

  • Start Your Business

    Whether the participant is willing to start a new business as a small sole trader or something that can possibly grow and scale, our Life and Business Coaches will help along the way, including: branding, business name and strategy, point into the right direction for marketing, financial management and whatever the business may need.

    • Open Arms: phone 1800 011 046
    • Safe Zone Support (the anonymous Open Arms support line): phone 1800 142 072
    • Lifeline: phone 13 11 14 or text 0477 13 11 14
    • Beyond Blue: phone 1300 22 4636
    • Suicide Call Back Service: phone 1300 659 467
    • 1800 RESPECT for National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Services: 1800 737 732
    • Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
    • 13 YARN (Lifeline-trained Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter): 13 92 76
    • Emergency: 000
  • Information provided on this website, and by the Veteran Support Team in response to an enquiry, is general in nature only.

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  • Life Coaching Sessions

    • We will ask Veterans questions to determine where they are at in life
    • We will do a DISC Assessment which looks at indicators like how them respond to challenges and how them work with others.
    • Wheel of Life is a flexible coaching tool that offers a 360-degree view of their current life situation. It quickly identifies areas of imbalance and helps them create goals and set priorities based on their life vision
    • Gratitude helps them feel positive, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships
    • GROW model is a simple used method for goal setting and problem solving
    • Action Plan focuses the observation, and reflection and feedback is based on coaching implementation of the goal
    • New life agenda will involve envisioning their ideal self - who them wish to be and what them want to do in their work and personal life
    • We will create a visual representation of the goals they’ve envisioned, through a combination of photos, quotes, and images
    • We will assist them to define the steps and commitment needed to achieve set goals
    • Motivation renewal involves discovering what inspires them to change. What truly inspires them to achieve their goals, and most importantly, determining what is meaningful to them
    • Guide them to improve their self-confidence and self-esteem
    • Coaching focuses on achieving goals, behavioural changes, shifting perspectives, and overall self-improvement. Our Coaches can help them improve their physical health, emotional well-being, and financial wellness
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  • Family Life Coaching Program

  • A career in the ADF can demanding for family members as well as Veterans. One of the most challenging periods for a military family can be how to deal with a Veteran who may be feeling lost and needing support.

    IGY6 support Veteran Families to find resilience once their partner or parent has retired from service.

    IGY6’s Family Life Coaching Program can be done by one or more members of the same family and up to 4 people. This is facilitated in sessions of 60 minutes each.

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  • What is Life Coaching

  • Life Coaching for NDIS Families & Carers

    We Coach’s Family & Carer Life Coaching Program can be done by one or more members of the same family and up to 4 people and it is done in sessions of 60 minutes each.

    Our team of coaches have worked within the disability sector for many years and understand the needs of families and carers and have the ability to help improve situations.

    The program works mostly for those who want to change their mindset and are ready to improve their family life.

    As you work with We Coach, you will see how many areas of your family life can be improved:

    • Health and wellbeing
    • Relationships
    • Anger and stress management
    • Dealing with addiction and so much more
    • Change of mindset and think positive
    • Set small goals to help families and Veterans
    • Work on emotional intelligence
    • Help with confidence, self-esteem and anxiety
    • Focus on long-lasting results
    • Make all member of the family accountable
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  • Step 4

  • Step 1

    • Check your eligibility
    • Australian citizen, under 65 years old, living in Australia
    • Proven permanent disability
    • Evidence of disability
  • Step 2

    • Provide letter from specialist stating a PERMANENT DISABILITY that affects the person’s personal life and ability to work (unless a child)
    • Provide evidence of every single treatment done for the disability
    • Sign NDIS’s 3rd party consent form emailed to you upon request)
  • Step 3

    • IGY6 will fill out the NDIS request form on your behalf and submit it to the NDIA as long as all evidence has been provided
    • The NDIS authorisation letter will be added to the submission form.
    • The NDIA may call you for verbal confirmation
    • Wait to hear back from the NDIA
    • As soon as you hear back from the NDIA (approximately 4-6 weeks after submission of application), please send approval or rejection letter to or call 03 7018 2300 and speak to the IGY6 team
    • In case of rejection, IGY6 will assist you in acquiring further evidence. This can happen from time to time, therefore that is why it is important to ensure that you provide as much evidence as possible. You will have up to 3 months to re-apply.
  • Step 4

    • Get ready for your planning meeting
    • In the case that you are accepted, the NDIS will organise a planning meeting with you.
    • IGY6 will need to know when your planning meeting will be.
    • We will have a pre-planning meeting with you, so we can advocate on your behalf and you will know what to expect when questions are asked.
    • The IGY6 team will support you along the way and assist you to navigate the NDIS in an easy to understand way. We will explain to you what you are entitled to and put all services in place.

    Contact us as soon as you hear back from the NDIA.

Applying to access the NDIS

Disability Advocacy Network Australian (DANA)

DANA is a network of organisations throughout Australia that undertakes or provides individual
advocacy, systemic advocacy, self advocacy, citizen advocacy, legal advocacy or family advocacy.

It supports and strengthens independent disability advocacy organisations in their work of
advocating for and with people with disability so that they are valued and included members of the
community, their fundamental needs are met and their human rights respected.

Find a full list of Victorian Advocacy Organisations here

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency. Their role is to
implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which will support a better life for
hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families
and carers.

Visit the NDIA website here

Local Area Coordinators (LAC)

The role of the Local Area Coordinator (LAC) is to assist people to navigate the NDIS. They can
help with planning and coordination for people with disability to maximise the choice and control
over the services they use. This includes supporting people with disability to navigate mainstream
services and increase their capability to be an active part of their community.

The ECEI and LAC partner for the Bayside and Mornington Peninsula region is the Brotherhood of St Laurence and you can find a complete list of office locations by visiting their website

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory body with responsibilities under three laws: The Equal Opportunity Act, The Racial and Religious Tolerance Act and The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities.

Services provided by the Commission include:

Visit their website here

Disability Services Commissioner

The Disability Services Commissioner (DSC) is an independent oversight body resolving complaints and promoting the right of people with a disability to be free from abuse.

Visit their website here

Office of the Public Advocate

the Victorian Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) has promoted the rights, interests and dignity of people with disability (specifically intellectual impairment, mental illness, brain injury, physical disability or dementia) living in Victoria.

Visit their website here

Victorian Ombudsman

The Ombudsman is accountable to Parliament, rather than the government of the day. The Ombudsman investigates complaints about the administrative actions and decisions taken by government departments and agencies and about the conduct or behaviour of their staff.

For more information visit

Office of the Public Advocate (Victoria) Guide to the NDIS

The aim of this guide is to outline when decision-making support, advocacy and substitute decision-making will be needed for potential and current NDIS participants who have significant cognitive disability. It does this in the context of each possible decision-making stage within the NDIS participant pathway.

Download the guide OPA_Guide to NDIS decision-making_WEB


If clients require an Interpreter or Auslan assistance we can facilitate this on request. You can also find more information on the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters website here

Advocacy is speaking, acting or writing with minimal conflict of interest on behalf of the interests of a disadvantaged person or group, in order to promote, protect and defend the welfare of and justice for either the person or group.

Approaches to disability advocacy can be categorised into six broad models:

  • Citizen advocacy: matches people with disability with volunteers.
  • Family advocacy: helps parents and family members advocate on behalf of the person with disability for a particular issue.
  • Individual advocacy: upholds the rights of individual people with disability by working on discrimination, abuse and neglect.
  • Legal advocacy: upholds the rights and interests of individual people with disability by
    addressing the legal aspects of discrimination, abuse and neglect.
  • Self advocacy: supports people with disability to advocate for themselves, or as a group.
  • Systemic advocacy: seeks to remove barriers and address discrimination to ensure the rights
    of people with disability.

Following is a list of Victorian Advocacy Organisations:

What is considered a disability by the NDIA?

  • To be eligible for NDIS funding, the disease or medical condition must cause permanent impairment (physical, intellectual, cognitive, neurological, visual, hearing or psychosocial), resulting in significant disability.
  • Your disability is caused by an impairment. Your impairment is likely to be permanent. Your permanent impairment substantially reduces your functional capacity to undertake one or more of the following activities: moving around, communicating, socialising, learning, or undertaking self-care or self-management tasks.


  • The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency. Their role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which supports a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers.