Brendan Spillane is an acclaimed Australian educator, speaker and coach. He works as an Executive Coach with a range of senior leaders from business, education and elite sports. A former teacher and principal, Brendan has held senior roles at executive level on professional associations at both state and national level in Australia.
Brendan is working with a range of corporate and sporting organisations as well as with education providers, systems and professional associations. Until 2016, he has been the Australian Co-ordinator of the international OUR Education Network group which works to transform outcomes for schools in several countries, notably in the UK, Scandinavia, Australia and New Zealand.
Brendan has delivered keynote addresses at a wide range of conferences in Australia, New Zealand, US and elsewhere. He was an invited presenter to the prestigious International Conference on Thinking (ICOT) held in Wellington NZ in January 2013. He again presented a Keynote Address in ICOT 2015 (Bilbao, Spain) on the topic of critical thinking for organisational success. During 2016, his international work will take him to Spain, the UK, NZ and elsewhere.
An engaging speaker and presenter, Brendan uses a powerful blend of story, metaphor and humour to create the conditions for a more authentic and insightful dialogue in groups. His professional expertise includes cultural change, establishing feedback systems that work and supporting people to develop the skills to lead crucial conversations effectively. He is passionate about capacity building in individuals and teams, developing leaders to take personal responsibility for their work and also about the key behaviours that underpin the high performance mindset.