Brand new resource Brand new resource
We have launched an incredible new resource that  will make Graham’s presentations easily available to ALL schools at times convenient to them. The first Lesson On A Flash  –TAKE CHARGE, YOUR FUTURE IS IN YOUR HANDS launched in term 4 last year and is already being used successfully in schools across Australia

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Student Programs Student Programs
Year level assemblies that challenge and inspire students about personal responsibility, resilience, relationships, study priorities, leadership and more.
Highly engaging programs that range in length and style from 40 minute assemblies to multi day camps.
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Parent Seminars Parent Seminars
Australia’s pre-eminent presentations on parenting teenagers.

Hilarious, affirming and life based, Graham’s two seminars are practical and focused on the real world of a house that holds teenagers.

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Staff PD Staff PD
Boost staff morale, provide insights into the inner world of adolescents and ideas about engaging them.

Whether as an after school PD or keynote at a national conference Graham’s staff presentations inspire while they inform.

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Responding to the dynamic world of teenagers

We believe Students need to fully understand themselves Teachers need to know they make a difference Parents need to know they are not alone. Our programs achieve this

Why use Graham?

Presentations that engage
When working with any audience, but especially teenagers, you must engage them first. Graham’s one liner I’d rather be interesting than true is not a throw-away line. It is a deep commitment to ensuring an audience hears his powerfully relevant messages because they are eagerly engaged.
Inspiration over motivation
Graham works hard to not fall into the mould of the classic ‘motivational speaker’; those with lots of hype but sometimes lacking substance. His style is to work with people where they are, challenge them with where they could be and then give them skills to get there. 
Relevant, practical, useful ideas
Inspiring words need practical ideas to make them more than ear ticklers. A major feature of all of Graham’s presentations is that every challenge and every insight is accompanied by a range of practical and simple ideas that will make a difference..

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  • Entertaining, engaging, relevant and funny. Youth Specialties Australia packs a punch with teenagers in a way that no one else can. The program is well paced and authentic and throws participants straight into the concepts of leadership, personal development and motivation.
  • Style: Stand up comedy mixed with motivational speaker Impact: positive and reinforcement of critical issues in a manner that DOES NOT come across as an adult  hand on hip waving finger tut tut tut
  •   Many after school professional development sessions are soporific, not so with Graham he was energetic, funny, inspiring and most importantly relevant. 
  •  Graham created an immediate rapport with students and the subsequent discussions engaged students and were extremely relevant and informative. 
  • Kelly Alford, St Margaret's Anglican Girls' School, Qld
  • Alison Easton, James Nash High, Qld
  • Natalie Polis, Launceston Christian School, Tas
  • Kym Zupp, Lockyer District High, Qld

Our Clients

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Recent hosts (Expand for all State school hosts) Allora State School QLD, Armidale High School NSW, Balaklava High School SA, Blackwood High School SA, Booleroo Centre District Schools SA, Broome Senior High School WA, Calamvale Community College Qld, Callaghan College, Wallsend Campu NSW, Chifley College - Shalvey NSW, Churchlands Senior High School WA, Cleve Area School SA, Geraldton Senior College WA, Gladstone High School SA, Gympie High School Qld, Harristown State High School Qld, Holland Park High School Qld, Inverell High School NSW, James Nash High School QLD, John Willcock College WA, Kadina Memorial High School SA, Kawana Waters High School Qld, Kent St High School WA, Killara High School NSW, Kogarah High School NSW, Laidley State High School QLD, Lockyer District State High School Qld, Lurnea High School NSW, Macintyre High School NSW, Maitland Area School SA, Marryatville High School SA, Moranbah High School Qld, Palm Beach-Currumbin State High Qld, Park Ridge State High School Qld, Robina High School Qld, Rockhampton State High School QLD, Southport High School Qld, Tenterfield High School NSW, Toowoomba State High Qld, Tweed River High NSW

OTHER HOSTS:Alpha State School Qld, Alstonville High NSW, Ardrossan Area School SA, Ashford Central School NSW, Aspley State High School Qld, Asquith Girls High School NSW, Atherton High School Qld, Avoca Primary Qld, Babinda State School Qld, Ballarat High School Vic, Ballina High School NSW, Balwyn High School Vic, Bamaga State School Qld, Bathurst High School NSW, Beacon Hill High School NSW, Beerwah High School Qld, Bega High School NSW, Bellridge Senior High School WA, Belmont City College WA, Belmont Languages High NSW, Belmont Senior High School WA, Berne Education Centre NSW, Berridale High School NSW, Biloela State High School Qld, Blackall State School Qld, Blakehurst High School NSW, Blaxland High School NSW, Bombala High School NSW, Braidwood Central School NSW, Bray Park High School Qld, Bribie Island State High Schoo Qld, Brighton State High School SA, Browns Plains State High School Qld, Bundaberg North State High Sch Qld, Bundaberg State High School Qld, Burnside High School Qld, Burnside Primary School Qld, Busselton High School WA, Byron Bay High School NSW, Caboolture State High School Qld, Cabramatta High School NSW, Cairns State High School Qld, Cambridge Park High School NSW, Camp Hill State High School Qld, Cannington Community College WA, Cardiff High School NSW, Carlingford High School NSW, Carnamah District High School WA, Casino High School NSW, Cavendish Road State High Qld, Centenary High School Qld, Charleville High School Qld, Charters Towers High School Qld, Cherrybrook Technology High NSW, Chifley College Senior Campus NSW, Chinchilla High School Qld, Clare High School SA, Clifton High School Qld, Condobolin High School NSW, Coodanup Senior High School WA, Cooktown State School Qld, Cooma High School NSW, Coonamble High School NSW, Coondanup State High School WA, Corrigin & Kulin District High School WA, Corrigin High School WA, Country Area Program NSW, Craigslea State High School Qld, Cranbourne Secondary College VIC, Cressy High School Tas, Cyril Jackson Senior Campus WA, Dakabin State High School Qld, Dalby High School Qld, Debney Park Secondary College Vic, Delroy High School NSW, Dorrigo High School NSW, Dubbo High School NSW, Dubbo South High School NSW, Dysart High School Qld, Eaton Community College WA, Edenhope College Vic, Edward John Eyre High School SA, Elanora High School Qld, Emerald High School Qld, Emmaville Central School NSW, Endeavour Sports High School NSW, Erskine Park High School NSW, Ferny Grove State High School Qld, Finley High School NSW, Forbes High School NSW, Forest Lake State High School Qld, Forrestfield Senior High School WA, Galston High School NSW, Girrawheen Senior High School WA, Gladstone High School Qld, Glen Innes High School NSW, Glendale Technology High School NSW, Glenunga International High School SA, Golden Grove High School SA, Goomeri State School Qld, Grafton High School NSW, Gulgong High School NSW, Guyra Central School NSW, Hamilton Senior High School WA, Hendra Secondary College Qld, Henry Kendall High School NSW, Hobart Tas, Homebush Boys High School NSW, Hornsby Girls High School NSW, Ipswich District Office Qld, Kadina High School NSW, Kandos High School NSW, Kelmscott Senior High School WA, Kelvin Grove High School Qld, Kempsey High School NSW, Kenmore State High School Qld, Kepnock State High School Qld, Kimba Area School SA, Kirwan State High School Qld, Kooringal High School NSW, Kooringal Park Secondary Colle Vic, Kulin District High School WA, Kununurra WA, Kwinana Senior High School WA, Leichhardt High School NSW, Lithgow High School NSW, Longreach Pastoral College Qld, Longreach State High School Qld, Lowood State High School Qld, Lynwood High School WA, Mabel Park State High School Qld, MacGregor State High School Qld, Mackay North State High school QLD, Mackay North State High school Qld, Macksville High School NSW, Macquarie College NSW, Malanda High School Qld, Mansfield State High School QLD, Marsden State High School Qld, Melville High School WA, Mendooran Central School NSW, Merrimac State High School Qld, Miami High School Qld, Middlemount High School Qld, Miles High School Qld, Minlaton District School SA, Mirani State High School QLD, Mirani State High School Qld, Mitchell High School Qld, Mitchelton State High School QLD, Mitchelton State High School Qld, Moonta Area School SA, Morayfield State High School Qld, Moree High School NSW, Moruya High School NSW, Mount Gravatt State High School Qld, Mount Isa State High School Qld, Mount Lawley Senior High School WA, Moura State High School Qld, Mt Cootha School Support Qld, Mullumbimby High School NSW, Mullumbimby Public School NSW, Murgon State High School Qld, Murwillumbah High School NSW, Muswellbrook High School NSW, Nambour High School Qld, Nambucca Heads High School NSW, Nanango State High School QLD, Narooma High School NSW, Narrabri High School NSW, Narranderra High School NSW, Narrogin High School WA, Narromine High School NSW, Narwee High School NSW, Nerang State High School Qld, Nyngan High School NSW, Oakey State High School Qld, Oaklands Central School NSW, Orange High School NSW, Oxley High School NSW, Pakenham Secondary College Vic, Peel High School NSW, Penola High School SA, Peter Board High School NSW, Pine Rivers High School Qld, Pioneer State High School QLD, Pittsworth State High School Qld, Port Broughton Area School SA, Port Pirie Youth Strategy SA, Prairiewood High School NSW, Proston State School Qld, Queanbeyan High School NSW, Quirindi High School NSW, Randwick Boys High School NSW, Riverside Girls High School NSW, Riverside High School Tas, Roleystone District High School WA, Roma Middle State School Qld, Roma Senior College Qld, Rosedale State School Qld, Rossmoyne Senior High School WA, Sarina State High School Qld, Scarborough High School WA, Scone High School NSW, Shailer Park State High School Qld, Shepparton High School VIC, Smithton High School Tas, Sorrell High School Tas, South Grafton High School NSW, Springwood State High School Qld, St Marys High School NSW, Stanthorpe High School Qld, Streaky Bay Area School SA, Stuart High School SA, Sunshine Beach High School Qld, Tannum Sands State High School Qld, Tara High School Qld, Thuringowa State High School Qld, Toolooa State High School Qld, Tottenham Central School NSW, Trangie Central School NSW, Tullamore Central School NSW, Umina High School NSW, Ungarie Central School NSW, Unley High School SA, Urangan State High School Qld, Urrbrae Agricultural College SA, Varsity College QLD, Wagga Wagga High School NSW, Wakefield Health SA, Walcha Central School NSW, Walgett High School NSW, Warialda High School NSW, Warners Bay High School NSW, Warwick High Qld, Warwick Senior High WA, Wee Waa High School NSW, West Wallsend High School NSW, Western Heights Secondary Coll VIC, Whitebridge High School NSW, Winton State School Qld, Wollumbin High School NSW, Wondai High School Qld, Woodcrest College Qld, Woodenbong Central School NSW, Woodridge State High School Qld, Woodvale Senior High WA, Woolgoolga High School NSW, Woollumbin High School NSW, Worree High School NSW, Wudinna Area School SA, Wyong High School NSW, Yarrawonga Secondary College VIC, Yorketown Area School SA,

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Recent hosts (Expand for all Independent school hosts) All Saints College Bathurst NSW, Belmont Christian College NSW, Cannon Hill Anglican College Qld, Canterbury College QLD, Caulfield Grammar School Vic, Clarence Valley Anglican School NSW, Cornerstone College SA, Emmanuel College Qld, Genesis Christian College QLD, Geraldton Grammar WA, Great Southern Grammar WA, Green Point College NSW, Guildford Grammar WA, Hills International College QLD, Ipswich Girls Grammar School QLD, John Septimus Roe Anglican Com WA, Launceston Christian School Tas, Launceston Church Grammar School TAS, Leighland Christian School-Ulv Tas, Lindisfarne Anglican School NSW, Matthew Flinders Anglican College Qld, Moreton Bay Boys College QLD, Ormiston College Qld, Penleigh & Essendon Grammar Sc VIC, Peter Moyes Anglican Community School WA, Saint Stephens College Qld, Somerset College Qld, St Aidans Anglican Girls School Qld, St Hildas School Qld, St John's Grammar School SA, St Leonards College VIC, St Margarets Anglican Girls School QLD, St Mark's Anglican Community School WA, Swan Valley Anglican Community School WA, The Armidale School NSW, The Southport School Qld, Trinity College Senior SA, West Moreton Anglican College Qld, Woodcroft College SA


Abbotsleigh NSW, All Saints Anglican College Qld, All Saints College WA, Armadale Christian College WA, Ballarat & Clarendon College Vic, Ballarat Grammar Vic, Barker College NSW, Belmont Christian School NSW, Bethel Christian School WA, Blue Hills College NSW, Blue Mountains Grammar NSW, Brisbane Boys College Qld, Brisbane Boys Grammar School Qld, Bunbury Cathedral Grammar WA, Caloundra Christian College Qld, Calvary Christian College QLD, Camberwell Anglican Girls Gram VIC, Canberra Girls Grammar ACT, Caroll College NSW, Caulfield Gram. Wheelers Hill Vic, Christ Church Grammar WA, Christian Outreach College Qld, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Sts QLD, Circular Head Chrstn School Tas, Clayfield College Qld, Coffs Harbour Chrstn School NSW, Cooloola Christian College Qld, Coomera Anglican College Qld, Cornerstone Christian Community School WA, Corridors College WA, Coverdale Christian School NSW, Cranbrook School NSW, Emmanuel Anglican College NSW, Fahan School Tas, Fairholme College Qld, Forest Lake College Qld, Fraser Coast Anglican School Qld, Geelong College Vic, Geelong Grammar – Glamorgan Vic, Gleeson College SA, Good News Lutheran School Qld, Goulburn Valley Grammar Vic, Hale School WA, Hamilton & Alexandra Colleges Vic, Hillcrest Christian College Qld, Hunter Christian College NSW, Ivanhoe Grammar Vic, John Paul College Qld, John Wollaston College WA, Kilvington Girls School Vic, Kings Baptist Grammar SA, Kings Christian College Qld, Kingston Christian Community S Tas, Kingswood College Vic, Kormilda College NT, Lakeside Christian College Qld, Lauriston Girls School Vic, Mackay Christian College Qld, Maranatha Christian Community WA, Mayfield Christian School NSW, Melbourne Grammar Vic, Methodist Ladies College Vic, Moreton Bay College Qld, Morphett Vale Christian School SA, Mount Annan Christian College NSW, Mount Carmel College Tas, Nambour Christian College Qld, Noosa District State High Scho Qld, Nowra Christian College NSW, O’Loughlin College NT, Pacific Hills Christian School NSW, Pacific Lutheran College QLD, Pedare Christian College SA, Pedare Uniting Church SA, Pembroke School SA, Penrhos College WA, Penrith Christian School NSW, Perth College WA, Prendiville Catholic College WA, Presbyterian Ladies College WA, Presbyterian& Methodist Schools Association Qld, Redeemer Lutheran College Qld, Rockhampton Girls Grammar Qld, SCECGS Redlands NSW, Scotch College SA, Scotch College Vic, Scotch Oakburn College TAS, Scots PGC Warwick Qld, Somerville House Qld, Southern Vales CCS SA, Southern Yorke Peninsula Christian Schoo SA, St Andrews College Vic, St Catherines School NSW, St Hildas Anglican School WA, St John’s College NT, St John’s College Woodlawn NSW, St Luke’s Bundaberg Qld, St Marys Anglican Girls School WA, St Michaels Collegiate School Tas, St Paul’s Anglican Grammar Vic, St Peters Lutheran College Qld, St Philips Anglican College NSW, St Stephens School WA, Strathalbyn Christian College WA, Sunshine Coast College Qld, Sunshine Coast Grammar Qld, Swan Christian College WA, Taylor’s College WA, The Bunbury Cathedral Grammar WA, The Cathedral School NSW, The Cathedral School Qld, The Friends School Tas, The Geelong College Vic, The Glennie School Qld, The Hutchins School Tas, The Rockhampton Grammar School Qld, The Scots School Albury NSW, Toongabbie Christian School NSW, Trinity Anglican School Qld, Trinity College  Qld, Trinity College WA, Tweed Valley College NSW, Tyndale Christian Comm. School SA, Tyndale Christian School NSW, Wesley College WA, Westminster School SA, Westside Christian College Qld, Whitsunday Anglican School Qld, Whitsunday Christian Community School Qld, Woodleigh School Vic

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Recent hosts (Expand for all Catholic school hosts)

Daramalan College ACT, Holy Trinity Catholic School NSW, Iona College QLD, Mt Alvernia College QLD, Newman College WA, St Clares College ACT, St Mary's College Qld, St Michaels College SA, St Monica’s College VIC, St Patricks College Cairns Qld, St Thomas More College Qld, St Ursula's College Toowoomba Qld, Villanova College QLD


Loreto College SA, Lourdes Hill College QLD, St Johns Catholic College SA, St Johns College Dubbo NSW, St Josephs Catholic School Qld, St Josephs College Hunters Hill NSW, St Joseph’s College NSW, St Joseph’s College Qld, St Josephs Gregory Terrace Qld, St Laurences College Qld, St Marys College SA, St Mary’s College Tas, St Marys Qld, St Michaels Boys School NSW, St Michael’s Secondary College Qld, St Patricks College Qld, St Stanislaus College NSW, St Ursula’s College Kingsgrove NSW, St Ursulas College Yeppoon Qld, Sydney Catholic Education Office NSW, The Cathedral College Qld, Trinity Catholic College NSW

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Recent hosts (Expand for all Association/Government hosts)

Anglican Schools Commission WA, Big Brothers Big Sisters QLD, Business Education Association Qld Qld, Centacare Bathurst NSW, Cromwell College UQ QLD, Department for Child Protection WA, Department of Family & Community Service NSW, Downs Middle School Association Qld, Griffith University Qld, Lower Eyre Health Service SA, New England NSW DET NSW, RYPEN QLD, SASS Wollongong NSW, Southern Highlands SASS NSW, The Smith Family Mt Druitt NSW, The Smith Family Redlands QLD, WA Football Commission WA,


Aberfoyle Uniting Church SA, Anglican Youth Ministries Qld, Australian Boarding Schools Staff AUS, Australian Heads of Independent Schools AUS, Barcoo Family Care Centre Qld, Barossa-Yorke Local Service Area SA, Booringa Shire Council Qld, Bremer Institute of TAFE Qld, Brisbane & Northpoint Institute of TAFE Qld, Cairns Ministers’ Fraternal Qld, Centacare Sydney NSW, Cerebus Cluster VIC, Christian Community Schools National AUS, Christian Community Schools Qld, Christian Community Schools SA, Christian Schools Association Qld, City of Cockburn WA, Condamine Isolated Children Parents Qld, Department of Education Victoria NE Region Vic, Dept Of ETAFE Whyall SA, Faculty of Further Education Preston TAFE Vic, Fremantle Local Drug Action Group WA, Goodna family Day Care Centre Qld, Goondiwindi Care Qld, Home Economics Assoc Aust Qld, ICPA State Conference QLD, Independant Schools Counsellors Association WA, Independent Schools Senior School Staff Ass AUS, Isolated Childrens Parents Association Roma Branch Qld, Junior School Heads Association of Australia AUS, Local Drug Action Groups WA, Longreach District Education Qld, Millmerran District & Community Support Ass. Qld, Moranbah& District Support Services Assoc QLD, National Chaplains’ Conference AUS, North Melbourne Institute of TAFE Vic, NSW Deputy Principals’ and Leading Teachers NSW, NSW Principals’ Association NSW, Packenham Schools’ Cluster VIC, Queensland Principals’ Association Qld, Roma Community Qld, Roseberry Youth Services Qld, Rural Health Services Gayndah Hospital Qld, School Drug Education Project WA, School Librarians’ Assoc. SA SA, Southern Yorke Peninsula Health Service SA, Stanthorpe Health Services Qld, Tasmanian Open Learning Service Tas, Training and Employment Support Service Qld, WA School Counsellors Association WA, Wagga Wagga Centacare NSW, Warwick District Youth Service Qld, Wavell Vocational Education Conference Qld, Western Institute of TAFE NSW, Whyalla Reconnect SA

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