- 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!"
Why is Australia's most requested speaker for schools, parent evenings, and teacher stress workshops, Luke S. Kennedy, changing lives Across Australia?
Parent Evening Topics Covered
Mental Health - Self-Care
Connecting with our kids
Bullying (Self-Bullying & Negative self talk)
How to be yourself and stop worrying what people think
Drug & Alcohol
Reduce Stress & Anxiety
- Parent, Nth Beaches Christian
"As a father of two young boys here tonight, I just want to thank you for an unbelievable presentation. I've never seen a motivational speaker connect so well with kids and adults at the same time. I learnt a lot. Thank you again, you're an incredible speaker. I wish you all the best." - Parent.."
Luke's parent talk is deep! And at every one he does, there's tears, laughs, plenty of Ahhhh moments, and the parents leave inspired, and with simple yet extremely effective take-home strategies to improve their connection with their kids, and also improve their own mental health.
The parent sessions are always a huge hit, and it's the best way (as well as a 3 pronged approach with teacher stress workshop) to get the most out of Luke visiting the school. It allows everybody to be on the same page with the language, messaging, and mental health strategies.
"The Best Bit Of Professional Learning I've Witnessed In 15 Years." Teacher, Wellington High.
Luke shows how when we come into this world we are our true-self with unlimited potential and happiness. As life goes on though we get disconnected from this true-self - Some dramatic events will occur, we may do some regretful actions, or get negative beliefs about ourselves or labelled with certain things that take us away from this true-happy-self. The further we get away from the true-self, the unhappier we become because we’re not being ourselves. Labels, ego, and worrying what people think, crushes productivity and results in an overactive and doubtful mind - a feeling of being lost, depressed, flat, anxious, and socially awkward, is a result of this.
Luke's talks have proven to help in all of these areas!
"The best speaker we've seen!" - Optus.
As well as being guest speaker for Parent Talks, Luke also holds Teacher & Student Stress Workshops, speaker for High Schools, 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.
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"My daughter came home today so incredibly excited about your talk today. She said I HAD TO come to your session tonight. I'm so thankful that I did. This will change my life and my families. Thank you."