Australia's Speaker for Schools
HIGH SCHOOLS. PRIMARY SCHOOLS. STAFF PD.
Topics Covered for High School Students...
Motivation & Inspiration
Reducing Fear, Anxiety, and Stress (workshops available)
How to Be Yourself & Stop Worrying What people think
Bullying (Self-Bullying & Impact of Negative Self Talk)
Detaching from Labels & Negative Beliefs
"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!"
- Student from Blakehurst High
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.
"I just wanted to say thanks 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, 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 story - for this I thank you!"
- Parent, Fraser Coast Anglican
"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 always mean it will always be like that."
- Yr 9 Student, Engadine High School.