Please welcome Domenic Crouch as our newest Plus Eight Impact Scholar!

As the Chief Operating Officer at The Good Chat Foundation, Domenic is passionate about making a difference and giving back to the community by supporting and sponsoring young adults on their own journey to improving their mental health. Read his full story below!

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May 15, 2020

1. How did your startup/business journey begin?
I started my first business at the age of 21, while completing my PhD studies. I saw that the chances of employment in my field of study were very limited and decided to run my own operation. I still operate this business, a few years ago I began transforming it from a traditional consultancy to a series of online programs.

2. What are you working on at the moment?
In late 2019, I was approached by a friend to help build her vision for a charity helping young people battle mental health conditions through sport participation. We now find ourselves as a fully registered charity called The Good Chat Foundation. Our current focus is to grow the community engagement and support as we implement our youth placements and club development programs.

3. What do you love about being a part of the Spacecubed community?
I'm really looking forward to working with a passionate and enthusiastic group of business people. Having been in University and large Corporate settings, the environments are less conducive to collaboration and move at a much slower pace. I've visited Spacecubed a number of times for workshops and meetings, I look forward to getting amongst it with our cause.

4. Can you share with us one of your favourite success stories?
As a school student, I was a moderate achiever and more interested in my sporting endeavours than academic effort. It was in year 10 that I decided on a future path to University and became a more dedicated individual. I turned on some deep personal drive and motivation that I'd always had with sport and fuelled into greater academic achievements and self management skills. I'm pleased to say that I did enrol in the course of my choice, at the University I aimed for, completing first year top of the class and ending my time with a PhD.

5. What do you hope to achieve in 2020?
It is fairly clear, albeit challenging, that 2020 is about growing the Foundation from an idea to a reality. We are aiming to change many lives on both an individual level, as well as through improved social structures. The hope is that by the end of 2020, The Good Chat Foundation has aided in maintaining and improving the mental health of our young people as we face isolation and the absence of community sport.

To learn more or to get in contact with Domenic, you can find him on LinkedIn here. And to learn more about our Plus Eight Impact Scholarship, including how you can apply, click here.

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