HOPE EXPRESS Webinar
AN HOUR-LONG SESSION OF EMPOWERMENT & POSITIVITY
Young people are living and inheriting an increasingly complex world – socially, environmentally and politically. It’s a world that causes many to flounder – drifting away from their true identity, forgetting their purpose, and being blinded by societal pressures and fears. Right now, it is also a world where things feel incredibly uncertain. For young people, this can lead to a struggle to stay positive and hopeful.
60 MINUTES OF HOPE
Glen Gerreyn’s uplifting and engaging Hope Express presentation provides a foundation that students can use to build a hope-filled future.
This hour-long session complements your school’s positive psychology and wellbeing programs by highlighting and clearly explaining key concepts such as grit, emotional intelligence, strengths, optimism, empathy, courage, and hope.
During this seminar, students hear a vital message:
THE POWER OF PURPOSE
Young people today don’t lack motivation. What they lack is a clear vision for the future. And with the world changing so rapidly, many become stuck in a permanent and ceaseless present. They find it hard to set goals and have become ‘future blind’.
The Power of Purpose encourages students to consider and take decisive action on who they are, why they are here and where they are going. Gaining a vision for their lives empowers students to take massive action towards their goals and to make a plan for the future despite the current climate of uncertainty.
WITNESS AN INSPIRING, MOTIVATING AND LIFE CHANGING HIGH SCHOOL SPEAKER PRESENTATION
Now more than ever, young people need to hear clear, consistent messages of positivity and hope.
Hope Express is an essential program for Australian schools and educational organisations that are proactively encouraging positive psychology, personal development and wellbeing for students.
Compelling and thought-provoking, Glen’s seminar is presented with energy, empathy and warmth. Even the most reluctant of participants will tune into Glen’s message as he shares the extreme personal challenges he overcame as a young man and clearly explains how to master the lost arts of grit, optimism, courage and hope.
FEEDBACK FROM PAST AUDIENCE MEMBERS
“Your discussion was very inspiring and had a massive impact on my outlook on life. I have struggled with self-harm and depression and I believe that a large part of this was due to the struggle of not knowing what my purpose was. From your talk, I have come to realise that my passion is to create things. I would like to say a massive thank you for making a difference in my life.”
Year 11 Student NSW
“I just wanted to express to you how much your seminar affected me. I have suffered depression for the past couple of years and have only just recently been put on medication. I felt lonely and that I had no purpose in the world. Two things that you said today really hit home with me: “if there is hope in your future, there will be power in your present” and “nothing satisfies the human spirit more than purpose”. Your words seemed to flick a switch in my brain and I suddenly realised that although at the moment it feels like everything is hopeless and I have no purpose, there really are so many things I can achieve and THERE IS HOPE. I also came to realise that I can’t just sit around and wait for my purpose in life to present itself. I need to get out and work for it, strive for it and fight for it; even when my depression tells me otherwise. So I want to say THANK YOU. Your presentation today has honestly changed my view on “the power of purpose”.
Year 11 Student SA
“Thank you for coming and speaking to us, it really inspired me to take charge of myself and my life. You didn’t mess around, you were brutally honest with us and that’s just what I think we all needed; it’s definitely what I needed. I went home and unfollowed 643 accounts on Instagram which were bad for my mental health – crazy!! I’ve finished my vision board and started feeling more comfortable about myself as a person again. I’m so much happier. Thank you for everything you told us.
Year 12 Student QLD
“I have struggled with depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, and was beginning to slip back into that mindset. Thank you so much for reminding how much hope I still have, and the amazing future I want to live for. After your speech, for the first time in 3 years, I actually had the thought that I am so happy I am alive. Thank you so much for saving me. I have even made a vision board and I plan to revive some of my passions that I lost to my mental health. Thank you so much for speaking at my school, and doing what you do.”
Year 10 Student QLD
“I really just wanted to say thank you. Unfortunately a friend at a near by school took their life the day you first came to meet us. Your presentation was the first thing that made me feel something that entire day, up until that point I was completely numb. It really motivated me to get back up and get going again. Never have I been so engaged and interested in a presentation in my life. I’m that kid who can’t sit still for 20mins yet I sat there for an hour which felt like 10 minuets. Not only was it engaging but I constantly found myself relating to what you where saying. I am so beyond thankful for you spending your time with us last week. I’m feeling so much more motivated and really ready to go all in and reach my goals for the upcoming year and future. You have taught me that one of the biggest things I was missing was believing in myself and in my own abilities.Once again thank-you so much speaking. On behalf of my entire year I can say the impact you have made is HUGE.”
Year 11 Student NSW
“The morning of your seminar I struggled to get out of bed, like usual. I had no energy to come to school today, I was just so mentally drained and tired and still feeling so low. I managed to pick myself up enough to get out the door and onto the bus to school. I had no idea what was in store for me. When I heard ‘guest speaker’, I have to be honest, I just expected it to be one of those basic mental health ones which actually make you feel worse rather than better. But I have never been so connected and emotionally invested into a seminar / talk. Everything you said, I took in. I just really needed to hear exactly the things you said today.Thank you for being the first person to show me that there is hope, even when I feel hopeless. I seriously can’t thank you enough, your words were the help I needed the ones I was crying out for yesterday.”
Year 10 Student ACT
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
The Hope Express seminar is in demand from high schools all around Australia and neighbouring countries especially during this Covid-19 Pandemic.
Availability is limited and booking ahead is essential. Enquire now to find out more about Glen’s timely, inspiring and entertaining presentation.
GUEST SCHOOL SPEAKER PRESENTATION, AVAILABLE GLOBALLY TO HIGH SCHOOLS AND EDUCATIONAL ORGANISATIONS