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Sean Gordon OAM

“I am available for keynote speaking, workshop facilitation, personal or team coaching with a focus on improving results by changing mindsets using proven strategies.”

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My beautiful Irish father used to say, “Sure, you are a long time dead” in response to questions I might ask about what to do in certain situations. I reckon he meant “live your life while you can and don’t be too concerned about everyone else and what they think.”

I help people and organisations who are stuck, by exploring the conditioning that causes them to behave as they do, even when they “know better”. I deliver proven strategies to quickly and effectively change paradigms that are not serving people well by addressing the cause (poor thinking, bad habits, limiting beliefs) rather than the symptoms. I am also a keynote speaker passionate about educating and inspiring others to become the best version of themselves sooner.

In 2003, I moved into the business and personal development space after experiencing the teaching of my long-term mentor, Bob Proctor (RIP 2022). During this period I was fortunate to hold area and national leadership roles in the education and corporate sectors in addition to running my own businesses and serving as honorary CEO of SchoolAid. I have served on 4 Boards and led an account team for a listed company where my revenue responsibility exceeded $43 million per annum.

After serving 18 years as a principal in 4 schools in NSW and QLD and being elected to state and national executive roles, I was honoured with a Life Membership of the Australian Primary Principals Association for my contribution to education in Australia.

In 1997 I was the on-site leader of the State Emergency Services (SES) team at the Thredbo landslide and was there to hear the voice of Stuart Diver when we discovered him below the rubble – an experience that changed my life and inspired a charity. In 1999, after reflecting on my experiences as a parent, principal and rescue volunteer I hiy upon the idea of SchoolAid, now a national charity that uses “giving” as a tool to combat the rising incidence of youth suicide, depression and anxiety. SchoolAid has now (2023) involved over 60% of Australian schools, raised approximately $6.5 million for causes around the world and has the Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency, General, The Hon. David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) as Patron. Today I am the CEO of SchoolAid and have a number of business interests around coaching, speaking, health and education.

In 2019 I was honoured to receive the Order of Australia Medal for “service to education and the community through a variety of organisations”.

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Awards & Recognition

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Order of Australia Medal (OAM)

Rotary International

Rotary International – Paul Harris Fellow

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Featured as Australian Changemaker 2018

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Life Member

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Gold Level Duke of Edinburgh Award

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2019 Impact Awards Finalist

Kind Words

“Sean, you are an inspiration to all those who know you. You have succeeded in so many things – professional teaching, technology and customer service and now in all you do as a leader and driving force for the future of an educated and sustainable society. This Honour (OAM) is testament to the fact that you have chosen to devote your energy and talents to helping others – and done so with tremendous results.” 

Will Irving

Chair of Telstra Foundation (2019)
2006 Australian Corporate Lawyer of the Year.

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