UNLEASHING PERSONAL POTENTIAL
Every student, becoming their best.
WE DO THIS BY:
Making scientifically grounded strategies engaging, relevant, challenging and inspiring for schools. We specialise in building growth mindsets, grit, wellbeing and leadership.
- engaging, relevant, practical online lesson plans
- high quality professional development for teachers
How can we help?
UPP founder, Luke McKenna is an educator and author who specialises in working with schools to build growth mindsets, grit, wellbeing and leadership for all students. Over the last 10 years, he has worked as a classroom teacher, middle leader and Assistant Principal. Find out more about our team here.
Drawing from the best currently available research, UPP has built a solid foundation around the science of cultivating student potential- particularly around the topics of growth mindsets, grit, wellbeing and leadership.
Since establishing Unleashing Personal Potential, Luke has worked with educators and students across Australian Primary and Secondary schools from the Independent, Catholic and Public sectors. He has delivered presentations at the Queensland Catholic Principals and Deputy Principals Conferences, The Positive Schools Conference, Sydney; Griffith University's Professional Development Network Conference on the Gold Coast ; and ACU's Advisory Conferences in Canberra and Brisbane. Luke holds degrees in Business and Education, a Masters of Educational Leadership, and a Professional Certificate in Positive Education from the University of Melbourne. His work has been published in the Australian Journal of Middle Schooling, The Positive Times, Happy Schools, and he is also the author of "Thrive: Unlocking the truth about student performance".
Some of our school partners include: