Every student, becoming their best.



In-school training experiences and online lesson plans dedicated exclusively to building resilience, building wellbeing, and building leaders.


About the job:

Since commencing operations in January 2015, UPP has experienced significant growth and it is due to this growth, that we require energetic, professional people to co-facilitate our engaging and interactive training programs for students in year 5-12. This includes sharing information and facilitating structured learning activities

At UPP, we value:

·         Striving for Excellence

·         Positive energy, enthusiasm and engagement

·         Continuous improvement (kaizen)

·         Attention to detail and world-class service delivery

·         Taking initiative and demonstrating leadership

·         Contribution to our mission through cooperation


The successful applicant / applicants will:

·         Have experience working with groups of students

·         Be articulate, engaging and highly professional in their delivery of presentations

·         Have proven leadership experience

·         Be committed to our mission and values.


Successful applicants will be required to go through a training process (including a short “mock” presentation) before a final employment decision is made.


To find out more about UPP, go to our website:


Please apply by submitting a current CV and cover letter. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted via phone.



UPP founder, Luke McKenna is an educator and author who specialises in working with schools to build growth mindsets, resilience, wellbeing and leadership for all students. Over the last 10 years, he has worked as a classroom teacher and school administrator.

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. In 2015, he delivered keynote presentations at the Queensland Catholic Principals and Deputy Principals Conferences. Luke holds degrees in Business and Education, as well as a Masters of Educational Leadership. His work has been published in the Australian Journal of Middle Schooling, The Positive Times, and he is also the author of "Thrive: Unlocking the truth about student performance".