Slide Conference Speaker -
Delivered In-Person or Digitally
Provocative & practical keynote presentations &
workshops that spark deep thinking & catalyse change

Dr Simon Breakspear is passionate about enhancing the effectiveness of leaders and teams.  

As a speaker I work to make complicated research-based ideas actionable and easy to understand.  I’ve delivered presentations to over 100,000 people across in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, England, Qatar, Finland, India, Hong Kong, Spain, the Czech Republic and Israel.

My clients have included the NSW and Victorian Departments of Education, the International Baccalaureate, Apple, Microsoft, The English Schools’ Foundation of Hong Kong, The Alberta Teachers’ Association, Ontario Principal Council, Corwin Press, Learning Forward, EduTech, Future Schools and many more.

I aim to provoke fresh thinking and be a catalyst for meaningful progress. I weave together research, story and experiences from the field to enable leaders to understand the why, what and how of realising positive change in their unique contexts.

I’ve been doing this for over a decade, and understand how to craft the right message for an audience of thousands or a more intimate dialogue for a retreat. I’ve outlined some of my key areas of expertise below.  See these as more of a starting point for a conversation about how we can tailor a message that is specific to your needs and the aims of your event.

The first step is to reach out to my team and explore what might be possible.  Explore the topics below for keynote sessions, half day or full day workshops.

Agile Leadership

Changing times call for educators who can create progress despite the complexity, ambiguity and resistance that they face.

Enhancing Educator Expertise

Supporting diverse students to make progress across a broad range of valued outcomes requires high levels of adaptive expertise. So how can educators continue to enhance their expertise?

The Science of Learning

How the science of learning can shape how we teach. What should educators know about how learning takes place? How might this be informed by the best available research.

Building Back Better

How school leaders can harness new ways of working to redesign a ‘new’ normal for learning.

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Find out how you can work with Simon to create an outstanding event focused on the very best in educational research and innovation.                                                                                                                                                                             

Working with Simon is the safest way to make sure a high profile, ambitious event for school leaders breaks new ground and leaves people wanting more. Nobody can engage, challenge, provoke, and entertain a room full of school leaders like Simon Breakspear.
- S. Tierney - Director, Education, Teaching & Learning Strategy Asia, Microsoft
Simon is exceptional in his approach and revolutionary in his ideas for education. He is a great asset to any organisation, looking to gain a refreshing and cutting-edge perspective in improving education.
- INTASE - Organiser of World Educational Leadership Summit 2015
Your keynote address was much appreciated and well received. Thank you for helping us support teachers and their students in schools.
- Joe Alvaro. President, Economics and Business Educators NSW
Your presentation was lively and engaging and a great way to start the second day of the conference! Your ideas and breadth of knowledge internationally were very well received and provoked a lot of discussion afterwards.
- Robyn Vidler. President, AUSTAFE Inc.
Charismatic, earnest and connecting well to every kind of audience, Simon has touched the lives of so many educational leaders, teachers and students. A great facilitator, curator and catalyst.
- Avnita Bir. Principal R.N Podar School Mumbai, India. Board Member, Central Board of Secondary Education
Simon's truly excellent presentation reinforced exactly what we wanted and provided challenges to inspire us further
- M.Piddington - Principal, Sydney Distance Education High School
Simon is a brilliant keynote speaker – engaging the audience with humour and charisma while delivering practical, meaningful content.
- Elizabeth Li - Producer of EduTECH and FutureSchools, Association and Communications Events
Simon maintains a high degree of currency and simplifies the complex, making it readily accessible for others. It is both affirming and empowering to spend time listening to and embracing his content.
- Principal - Campbelltown Primary School Sydney
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