Australia's Most Sought After Speaker For Schools
- Parent, Fraser Coast, Anglican
"I just wanted to say thanks to you for your positive affect on my son.
You came and gave a talk to his class.
My son came up to you and thanked you for your openness and willingness to share your story and air your demons.
He was moved, almost to tears he told me – he could see himself drifting down that same pathway had we not moved.
I think he is on a better path now, still not whole nor healed but putting one foot in front of the other.
He now recognises the differences and the possible end results – highlighted by your same journey – for this I thank you!"
Australia's most requested speaker for schools, Luke S. Kennedy, is opening the minds of our youth across Australia.
Mental Health - Self-Care
Bullying (Self-Bullying & Negative self talk)
How to be yourself and stop worrying what people think
Drug & Alcohol
Reduce Stress & Anxiety
- Student, Engadine High
"You came to my school today and it was the first time I actually listened to one of the motivational speakers, and I got so much out of your speech. I have been having a lot of issues at home and I always thought it was going to ruin my life. Your talk showed me that we can do whatever we want in life, and our current lives don't mean it will always be like that."
Luke receives messages daily from parents and teachers, and they tell him about the huge improvements they've seen in the kids confidence and mental health since his visit.
Students themselves follow up with him to ask questions, share their insight, and discuss changes to their lives.
High School demographic is one that Luke loves to help, and makes a great connection with. It doesn't matter what the demographic though, we have found that all suffer from the same internal battles; worrying what people think, living up to labels/expectations, social awkwardness, anxiety, dealing with past trauma, and not knowing who they really are or where to fit in. Through on the edge of your seat stories, Luke's talks have proven to help in all of these areas.
As well as being guest speaker for the students, Luke also holds Teacher & Student Stress Workshops, Parent Talks, and is also youth speaker for Primary Schools. The parent evening, and teachers stress workshop is something that works extremely well, as not only are we all on the same page with language and topics after the talks, but it provides the parents, and teachers, with knowledge to help their own mental health and mindset with connecting to their kids.
"Your talk has saved my life, I thought I was the only one with these thoughts. I thought I was crazy. I’m going to stop worrying what other people think and start being myself. Thank you again!”
- Yr 9 Student.
"… the reality of it all made students really stop and reflect on the choices they might make and the expectations they feel pressured to live up to. The best speaker we’ve had!”
- B. Vetrano, Yr 10 Coordinator, St Gregory’s College
"… most importantly every one of them left with a better understanding of who they are and how to handle the challenges life can throw at you.”
- D. Wearne, Student Growth Teacher, Northern Beaches Christian School. “
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- Student from Blakehurst High
"Hi Luke, in 2015 I remember you coming to my school, Blakehurst High for a Motivational talk. The whole day we were getting talk from different motivational speakers about responsible behaviour, all of us kids were sitting listening to these speeches with slouched posture, rolled eyes and crossed arms. Except for when you began to speak, you had a way of knowing how to engage young listeners. The whole room of young 15-16 year olds had sat up, leaned forward and actually wanted to listen to your story. You inspired us all, encouraged us to pursue self-improvement and heighten our self esteem to be the most authentic version of ourselves that we can be. And here I am today, an 18 year old adult, first year of university and I look back remembering how one man had the power to inspire and motivate a group of tired teenagers to wake up and take our lives into our own hands rather than give in and conform to what we think we should be. Thank you Luke!"