Rochelle is the Founder and Managing Director for Eduinfluencers, an organisation that provides professional learning programs, coaching and consultancy to schools in Australia and abroad.
She is an experienced Leadership Development facilitator, trainer, researcher, coach and school consultant. Rochelle has 15 years’ experience in the education sector, the last 6 working alongside school leadership and executive teams to build cohesiveness and high performance through professional development, feedback, self-reflection and behaviour change.
Her background extends to the University sector, where she has been responsible for the management of leadership and executive programs, working alongside some of the most dynamic, talented aspiring and emerging leaders around the world.
She also has extensive experience working with students and industry partners to facilitate and coordinate work integrated learning programs, and has assisted in the facilitation of pathways for minority students into undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Rochelle was also the 2018 International Vice President for Junior Chamber International – the largest youth organisation in the world, encouraging 18 – 40 year old to become active citizens in their communities through professional development opportunities that empower people to engage.
Michael is the Asia-Oceania representative on International Confederation of Principals Executive. He is currently the Deputy Chair of Principal’s Australia Research Foundation and a Director of Kulturebreak, a youth advocacy initiative.
He has been Deputy President of the Australian Secondary Principals Association (ASPA) and Co-President of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Principal’s Association. He most recently was Principal of Erindale College and General Manager of the Erindale Education and Recreation Complex in Canberra.
He has also worked as a professional rugby football referee and international referee coach with the Australian and International Rugby Unions.
Natalie Dawes is a solutions-focused storyteller and strategist. With a long international leadership career, spanning small local business to major multinational corporations and from public service to the not-for-profit sector, Natalie has always been driven to unlock the potential of individuals to empower them, their organisations and their communities to flourish.
She is an award-winning business leader, a popular public speaker and a passionate leadership coach.
Natalie knows the highs and lows of leadership life. After experiencing her own burnout Natalie decided to share her knowledge, experience and ideas with as many people as possible so that their own leadership capabilities can take flight. She joins the Eduinfluencers team to help support education leaders build their self-awareness and achieve their self-development goals.
Dennis Yarrington is a qualified coach, specialising in executive team and school leadership development. He believes coaching is a powerful strategy that can build capacity and empower people to be the best they can be.
He was President of the Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA) (2015-18). He has been involved in education for over 40 years, including the positions of teacher, executive teacher, consultant (K-12) and Principal of a small country school, a large regional school, Special School and establishing a large metropolitan P-10 school.
Dennis is an experienced leadership coach who works with school executive teams and school leaders to build synergy in thinking and strategic planning, coaching conversations, and leadership development.
Amy is an experienced teacher and school leader, committed and passionate about enhancing educational experiences for teachers, leaders, and students. Combining her knowledge of teaching and leadership along with positive psychology, Amy brings a current and noteworthy approach to enhancing student, teacher, and school performance. With a deep understanding of wellbeing and resilience, Amy connects this with her first-hand teaching experience to ensure her work is relevant, relatable, and meaningful.
Amy's goal is to ensure that at the centre of all schools is a connected and thriving community of educators who work collaboratively to focus on student learning whilst also focusing on the wellbeing of themselves and their students. When Amy isn't busy working hard on this goal, you will likely find her out in nature, with family or reading - usually non-fiction so she can add even more value to those she works with.
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