How do you go from a career in music entertainment and the professional sports industries in America to the creation of an online community that focuses on improving the lives of those with a disability? Today we chat with the CEO founder of @supportmatesau and Co-Founder at Able Digital Wellness, Tyler Murphy. Tyler has paved himself a path to a career he is truly passionate about.
@supportmatesau provides inclusive support for young people with disabilities (Mates) – while encouraging innovative community participation and unrestrictive social activities.
@beableaustralia (Able Digital Wellness) is an online community that focuses on improving the lives of those with a disability.
Founder and CEO of Support Mates
I come from a very different career background compared to where I’ve ended up – working in music entertainment and professional sport. I’d been volunteering in the disability space since I was 16 years old. After relocating from New York City to Australia, I learned about the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme). I’d been working for the Gold Coast Titans managing their sponsorships – but had been volunteering my time with the Titan’s community department and their work with programs such as Touch Football Specialized and community engagement events where I got to know local families who had children with disabilities. After a lot of soul searching and finding the courage, I decided to start Support Mates and hopefully build upon something I’m passionate about and turn into a career.
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