UNLEASHING PERSONAL POTENTIAL

 

OUR MISSION

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.

WE DELIVER:

- exceptional student incursions and camps

- engaging, relevant, practical online lesson plans

- high quality professional development for teachers

“UPP are highly professional in their approach. They use theory and practical activities which engage and inspire students.”
— Bruce McPhee- Dean of Students- Marist College, Ashgrove
“The program and activities immediately took all of our students out of their comfort zone, challenging them physically, emotionally and intellectually. Presenters very quickly established great rapport and respect. Awesome.”
— Andrew Willis- Year 11 Coordinator- Yeppoon SHS
“Fantastic. Incredibly relevant and engaging.”
— Year 5 and 6 teachers- St Catherine of Siena, Melton West, Melbourne.
“Often research and practice are disconnected. Good research fails to transcend the walls of academia, while educators draw on practices that lack a strong scientific foundation. This book expertly bridges the two, in an approachable, easy-to-read manner. The ideas presented are well grounded in solid scientific scholarship, while providing practical ways to apply that scholarship within the school. I’d highly recommend this book to educators looking to implement scientifically-grounded strategies with their students. “
— Dr Peggy Kern- Centre for Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne

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:

 

"IN ORDER FOR STUDENTS TO THRIVE AND ACHIEVE THEIR PERSONAL BEST, THEY REQUIRE A GROWTH MINDSET, GRIT AND WELLBEING."

LUKE MCKENNA