Young people today are growing up and inheriting an increasingly complex and competitive world, especially in the areas of learning and technology. Their time and focus is easily consumed and distracted by their devices and as educators we are faced with the challenge of helping young people develop characteristics to enable them to become lifelong learners.
Brilliant Young Mind brings young people back to the core opportunity they have to achieve their educational goals. This seminar inspires students towards excellence as they gain a newfound understanding of the privilege and importance of education and its role in their transition into adulthood.
The seminar gives students an understanding of what successful study encompasses and how it can be achieved in a modern digital context. Students develop a greater awareness of the internal and external factors, that impact study and one’s education. Glen guides students on how to modify their attitudes and beliefs to achieve better results and greater satisfaction.
Students are equipped with practical skills that enable them to effectively prioritize and manage their time, reduce fears of failure, combat stress, develop a growth mindset, trigger flow and become mindful. Students are given organisational tools that can be immediately implemented for more effective learning and exam preparation. Students who experience Brilliant Young Mind leave the seminar with a greater level of confidence and a sense of determination to develop grit in order to reach their educational ambitions.
Students who have experienced Brilliant Young Mind have raved about the relevance, vitality, and effectiveness of this program.
- describe and analyse their most effective way of studying.
- develop and maintain a functional work environment and realistic study schedule.
- take personal responsibility for work load and balances this with family and co-curricular commitments.
- adopt a daily routine to consistently prepare for assessment tasks.
- adjust personal attitudes and beliefs that lead to improved results.
- describe the benefits of thorough preparation through consisted effort and seek assistance to areas of difficulty from school teachers, parents or other relevant mentor.
- foster grit and perservance.
- enjoy satisfaction in their educational experience through a more mature approach to study.
"Glen’s seminar was inspiring, as usual. The girls have been bringing up his suggestions and words of wisdom on a daily basis ever since. It has been very useful in our discussions with the girls during Academic Supervisions. Many of the girls have been talking about making some changes regarding their study habits based on Glen’s advice. " Year 12 Coordinator, Loreto College Marryatville
"Thank you so much for an amazing session that you had with us today. The moment I came home, I plastered a huge sign on my wall with my proposed ATAR. The goals I wrote now have become so much easier to look at, once I put them in perspective with everything else. Again, a huge thank you for today, I know that EVERYONE enjoyed the day and we were all mind-boggled and buzzing about it until I came home to find people still buzzing about it online." Year 12 Student
"Thank you so much for visiting Scots College today. As you knew before me - my son spent the afternoon cleaning up his room in readiness for Years 11 & 12. I have never seen him talk so animatedly about a guest speaker to the school before and those boys have been extremely fortunate to be visited by a great range of inspiring visitors over the years. It was not that long ago when he did not even want to be here anymore and he was just living one day at a time. Now I see this boy really excited about the subjects he has chosen and the goals he wants to achieve academically in the next couple of years which is amazing. Your words really rang true with him in how he can best go about these aims in a very practical way. Sincerest thanks again.” Parent The Scots College, Sydney
“You came to see my cohort back in 2016 when we were in year 10 - Your talk was awesome in helping me set goals, and most of all, achieve them. I want to study vet science at university (with a humble 97 ATAR requirement), so this was crucial during my HSC. I've now graduated and we've just got back our ATARs, so I thought I'd let you know I got a 97.05. Thanks again helping kickstart my future.” Year 12 Student, Stella Maris College, Sydney
“I remember in Year 10 you came to our school and gave us a motivational speech about achieving goals. I recalled you said that making a poster/board of inspiration would help too. I followed your advice. I had an ATAR goal of 96.00 for Year 12 HSC and today I got my ATAR. I achieved 96.85! I wanted to thank you for your advice back in 2016 because seeing that motivation board motivated me to continue trying my hardest when I wasn't in a good place. Thanks for your motivation.” Year 12 Student
"Recently you spoke to a group of students as my daughters school; she is in Year 11 and struggling with commitment to study and school. I have never seen her so motivated as was after she had listened to Glen speak, she talked about it endlessly." Parent
"You came to my school Ivanhoe Girls Grammar at the beginning of the year as part of our prefect training. Your workshop that day was on of the most amazing days in my short 18 years. Twelve months on I can tell you that I got and enter score of 97.35. I have just finished the first week of Commerce at Melbourne University and my house won the House Cup. There are so many other things I achieved last year that I never thought possible. Thank to you, nothing is impossible in my mind anymore." Year 12 Student Ivanhoe Girls Grammar, Melbourne
“I just wanted to say first up your I was one of the boys in the crowd today at St Aloysius and I found your talk one of the most empowering speeches I’ve ever heard. Thanks so much mate your talk was awesome and really reignited the fire inside of me. Keep doing what you’re doing, I have a lot of respect for you.” Year 12 Student, St Aloysius, Sydney
“My iPhone is locked away where it can’t distract me from study! And I did 50 pushups every 20mins as a break. Thanks for speaking us today, I will put it all into practise to try and do well in my yearly exams.” Year 9 Student, St Josephs College, Hunters Hill