COACHING APP GETS PERSONAL
CRONULLA local Rory Darkins was inspired to create the self-help app What’s Right AI after one of his friends returned from competing at the 2012 Olympics feeling a bit down.
“A close friend of mine who went to the London Olympics performed really well but when they returned home had some challenges on the mental side,” he told The Daily Telegraph.
With a background in sport and psychology, Mr Darkins decided to create an app which could coach people on their personal wellbeing.
He began developing the app with co-founder Graham Daking 18 months ago. “The app discovers what makes that individual tick and what their strengths are,” Mr Darkins said. “It provides them with encouragement and conversations based on who they are at their best and uses that as a platform to help them navigate through life.” Mr Darkins is taking part in the Optus Future Makers program, which provides funding and mentoring for start-ups and social enterprises. What’s Right — AI is in the running to win up to $300,000 after being short-listed as a finalist.
“One of the highlights of participating in the program has been being part of a community of very likeminded people,” Mr Darkins said.
“Everyone involved are on a mission to really make a difference.”
The app is being trialled and the goal is to have it being used in 200 schools by 2019.
Rory Darkins, co-founder of selfhelp app What’s Right Al.