Steve Francis is passionate about helping people and organisations make the most of their opportunities. He is obsessed with learning – as individuals, as teams and as an organisation. Whilst he is an expert in Pedagogy – the Science of Learning, he is not your typical ex-school principal. Steve understands the challenges and demands of working with a range of people with different needs and attitudes to life.
As well as 20 years as a school principal, both in Australia and Hong Kong, Steve has also successfully established businesses in the property, hospitality, retail and motor industries. Now working with a range of clients in the corporate and education arenas, Steve brings knowledge, passion and enthusiasm.
He knows what it takes to create cultures and organisations that grow through learning. "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change." Charles Darwin. Steve’s expertise in Pedagogy will help you, your team and your organisation adapt and change. This is essential for thriving, not merely surviving. People who say they don’t like change are going to like being obsolete even less. Attitude is the ultimate change factor!
Steve loves helping people get satisfaction from work and life, keeping things simple and supporting people to reach their potential. In recognition of his influence as a young leader, Steve represented Australia at the inaugural Oceania Olympic Academy. The National Speakers’ Association of Australia awarded Steve the 2010 Kerrie Nairn Scholarship and in 2013 achieved the designation of CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), the highest designation awarded to professional speakers.
He is also the author of three books, “A Gr8 Life…Live it now!”, encouraging people to live for today, “Time Management For Teachers” and “First Semester Can Make or Break You!” He has recently co-written his fourth book "Attitude is Everything".
Steve has also developed the Gr8 People range of resources to help individuals and teams to work and learn together by focusing on the important things and “keeping it simple”.
His audiences love his energy, enthusiasm and his ability to simplify complex issues. Steve is a ‘must have’ for a fresh new look at engaging and energising staff.