The Brainpower Training Story
Since its beginning in 1990, Brainpower Training has aimed to provide interactive and engaging training applying brain-based, multi-sensory (visual, auditory, kinaesthetic), Adult Learning principles.
Delivering a broad range of strategic and tactical programs to empower managers and energise teams, Brainpower Training services corporate and government clients Australia-wide.
Whenever you contact us to discuss training, we invest time asking questions to understand your outcomes, so we deliver a workshop that has you and your people walking out saying, ‘That was fantastic, I learned a lot, it was really worth my time.’
Our highly-qualified trainers are selected for their facilitative (question-based) and interactive style, subject expertise and ‘likeability’.
It is this focus on ROI (return on investment) for our clients that has earned Brainpower Training respect in the learning and development industry, and we have awards to prove it.
Brainpower Training offers a ‘can do’ attitude and exceptional customer service. We aim to make it easy for you to do business with us.
A strong head office support team combined with quality systems and processes means you have peace of mind leading up to, during and post-training, whether you are an experienced Human Resources professional, a Senior Manager or first-time procurer of training.
- commitment to detail
- ROI (return on investment) mantra
- exacting standards, and
- quality service
are what create the Brainpower Training experience that so many of our clients have come to love. We trust you do too!
We help Australian organisations achieve a higher level of success
Our national network of qualified and quality-assured Facilitators – in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth (and we regularly visit Adelaide and regional cities) – can deliver training at your workplace, usually to groups of around 10-15 people, or a dynamic speaker for your conference.
Brainpower Training Pty Ltd
ABN: 63 064 883 932
BRISBANE (Head Office)
7 Woodcock St
Scarborough QLD . 4020
PO Box 333, Scarborough Qld 4020
Unit 1, 38 Monash Crescent
Clontarf NSW Australia 2093
Unit 1, 2 Keith Campbell Court
Scoresby VIC Australia 3179
How important is it to you that your people walk out of a training session saying, ‘That was great; I learned good things; it was worth my time’?
Brainpower Training has a team of trainers with relevant qualifications, industry experience and excellent record in delivering high quality programs. They are collaborative Facilitators, adept at enthusing participants and inspiring application.
Brainpower Training’s stringent quality control during selection and accreditation gives you peace of mind.
Brainpower Training’s Facilitators
- are tertiary qualified with degree or diploma
- have Certificate IV Training and Assessment
- apply interactive Adult Learning methods to keep participants engaged
- are experienced professionals
- create rapport and have strong presentation skills
- are well-groomed
- are up to date with latest trends
- pursue lifelong learning and professional development.
Read about our Facilitators . . .
Nina Sunday, CSP…………………………………….. (Certified Speaking Professional)
Nina Sunday is an Australian-born speaker, educator and author.
A Queensland University graduate (Bachelor of Arts, Diploma in Education), Nina is one of approximately 750 professional speakers worldwide to have earned Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) accreditation, the highest international speaking designation awarded to members of the Professional Speakers Association.
Nina has been engaged over 2000 times as a keynote speaker and workshop leader in Australia, Japan, New Zealand and the South Pacific by more than 500 organisations. She has published two books and multiple eBooks, produced five training videos, been an invited guest expert on radio on many occasions and written dozens of published articles. In 1990 Nina founded Australian training company, Brainpower Training, specialising in training in Leadership and Empowerment, Communication and Influence, Productivity and Sales.
From 2012 to 2013 Nina served two terms as NSW State President and board member of Professional Speakers Australia. The Australian Institute of Training and Development awarded her an Innovation in Learning award. Audiences everywhere are captivated by her stories, insight and engaging presentation style.
- Accredited – Humm Emotional Intelligence
- Accredited – Neuro-Linguistic Programming
- CSP and NSW Past President 2012/2013 – Professional Speakers Australia…………. (What is a CSP?)
- Member – Australian Mensa
- Award-winner – Australian Institute of Training and Development (MAITD)
Roberta Fairbairn – Cert IV Workplace Trainer and Assessor, NLP Master Practitioner
Roberta served in senior learning and development roles with major companies in Australia, England, South East Asia and the USA including Sephora, Rainsfords, East West Airlines and Clinique.
Roberta set up learning and development departments, implemented leadership programs, customer service and selling strategies, productivity and process improvements as well as learning, behavioural and cultural change projects.
Highly professional and extremely knowledgeable, Roberta is able to relate to people at all levels. Her sessions are fun and interactive, always delivering the required outcomes.
Accredited – DiSC ®
Accredited – MBTI ®
Accredited – DDI Targeted Selection ® (behavioural interviewing)
Certified Practitioner – Generative Learning
Accredited Coach – LSI (Human Synergistics)
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Ron Denholm – BA, MA (Classics), Cert IV – Training and Assessment.
An Experienced facilitator, Ron Denholm draws on his past experience as Head of Learning and Development for Australian Federal Police.
A former teacher of Classics in secondary schools, Ron has trained more than 1700 professionals in Business Writing.
Ron specialises in training writers to weave analysis, balanced opinion and known fact in a document to create reader impact, so readers quickly get the message.
Ron is interactive, engaging, entertaining and informative. He’s successfully delivered training to NSW Treasury, EPA, Sydney Water, Energy Australia, etc.
Award – Australian Federal Police Commissioner’s Commendation – for developing the Ministerial Writing program.
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Matt Featherstone – BA (Psych), Cert. Advanced Facilitation for Adult Learning (U.Syd), Cert IV Workplace Training and Assessment (current)
Matt Featherstone previously had senior sales roles with:
- IBM – PC Co (10 years)
- Telstra (5.5 years)
- Australian-based technology start ups (5 years)
- Macquarie Telecom and NSC Enterprise Solutions
As National General Manager, Business Services, for Telstra he is an experienced leader of teams. He currently leads a peer-mentoring group for business owners.
Matt is an insightful and professional Facilitator of Leadership, Sales, Proposal Writing, Customer Service and Presentation Skills.
Accredited – SPIN selling
Accredited – SPI and Shipley Sales Training Programs
Accredited – IBM Australia Sales School
Accredited – DDI 360 degree Management Program
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Michael Voon – MBA (Cranfield), B. Ec. ISMP (International Senior Management Program – Harvard Business School) Diplomas in Accountancy, Banking, Finance, Cert IV Training and Assessment.
Michael Voon was a Learning and Development Professional at PricewaterhouseCoopers with excellent and extensive experience in Leadership Development, Learning and Facilitation for business leaders within Australia and across Asia Pacific. He is an inspirational motivator with positive influencing skills.
Accredited – Myers Briggs Type Indicator®
Accredited – 360 Degree Feedback
Accredited – Stephen Covey’s ‘Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’
Member – PricewaterhouseCoopers Alumni
Member – Harvard Business School Alumni
Kylie Watson – MA (Sociology), Dip. Mgt, Cert. IV Training and Assessment
Kylie is a Project Manager, accredited Change Management Consultant, qualified corporate trainer, accredited behavioural analyst and qualified award-winning communications specialist. She is known for her solution-focused, dynamic, empathetic and inspiring training style.
Kylie spent 10 years in the military (Army Engineers – 21 Construction Regiment) and has an active security clearance.
Throughout her career Kylie managed a number of projects for a range of industries including the property sector, charities, health, defence, IT, energy, marketing, communities, infrastructure, water and the environment. For the Murray Darling Basin Authority she was Director of Secretariat and Communications Division.
A sessional lecturer at the University of Canberra management and communications faculties, Kylie regularly facilitates national forums such as the recent Mining Industry Skills Summit and National Disability CEOs Conference.
Accredited – DiSC ®
Accredited – Change Management, Change Management Institute
Accredited – Project Management, Level II, AECOM
Associate Fellow – Australian Institute of Management
Member – Change Management Institute
Member – Canberra Trainers Association
Security Clearance – Negative Vetting Level 1 – (Current)
Member – Australian Institute of Company Directors
Member – Public Relations Institute of Australia
Member – International Association of Public Participation
Member – ACT Chamber of Commerce and Business
Paul Cox – Dip. Counselling, Cert IV Training and Assessment, NLP Practitioner
Paul Cox is a qualified life coach and trainer, specialising in using brain-based strategies to deliver Brainpower’s workshops in Speed Reading, High Performance Memory and Study Skills, Stress Management and Business Communication.
Paul is a popular and personable Facilitator, adept at creating instant rapport with the groups he works with.
Member – Platform Incorporated (public speaking)
Suzanne Loubris– BA (Ind Psych-Hons), BA (Psych-Hons), MA (HR Mgt), MAPS
Suzanne has a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management and is a registered Psychologist and Member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Nabisco engaged her as Training Manager to implement an extensive change management process throughout the organisation.
With 20 years experience in training and development in Australia and internationally, Suzanne is accomplished in conflict management and negotiation, leadership and change management, stress management and interpersonal skills, customer care and coaching.
She is a specialist in emotional intelligence and works from managing directors to front line staff.
Accredited – Workplace Assessment and Training
Accredited – Myers Briggs Type Indicator ®
Accredited – Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument ®
Accredited – Genos Emotional Intelligence Assessment
Member– Australian Psychological Society
Member – Australian Institute of Management
Toni McSweeney – M. Human Resource Mgt, Cert IV. Workplace Training and Assessment.
Former HR Manager for Zurich Financial Services and 17 years HR experience at Coles, Unilever, Trust Company Financial Services, Logica and NAB, Toni has extensive experience in Change Management, Leadership Development and Corporate Human Resources.
She has facilitated change management, leadership and client service workshops for small, medium and large organisations through various stages of the organisation lifecycle. She has worked with large retailers, energy and utility companies and with senior and middle management to facilitate effective organisational change and transformation.
Toni is a vibrant and enthusiastic facilitator who engages her audience. She is a solution focused facilitator, coach and consultant. Her objective is to ‘help build better organisations’.
Accredited – Coaching, AGSM
Accredited – Growth Coaching International
Accredited – Balanced Scorecard, AGSM
Accredited – Prosci Change Management
Member – Australian Human Resources Institute
Member – Australian Institute of Management
Member – Charles Sturt AlumniMember – AGSM Alumni
Mark Jones – Dip. Assessment and Workplace Training, RAAF Leadership training, NLP Practitioner
Mark is a dynamic Facilitator with over 12 years experience in adult education. Mark was formerly Senior Facilitator in Airmen Leadership for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) . For excellence in Leadership training Mark was awarded a commendation by the Commander of Training, Royal Australian Air Force.
Mark achieves exceptional results using interaction, fun and self-discovery.
Being an engaging presenter, he also delivers Presentation Skills. Having delivered training for a large array of private and public sector clients, Mark has gained a reputation as being adaptive to suit participants’ needs.
Listen to an ABC Radio interview with Mark Jones on Time Management and Leadership: download the podcast: http://bit.ly/JMQiW1
Accredited – Ken Blanchard’s, Situational Leadership
Sheryl Kerr – Dip Frontline Mgt, Cert IV Training and Assessment, Cert Adult Literacy.
Sheryl has been responsible for policy development, information systems design and implementation, and process reengineering. Experience includes designing and delivering training in a range of personal and interpersonal effectiveness areas including communication, writing successful job applications and business and report writing.
Sheryl has a bright, upbeat personality, interweaving stories and anecdotes to keep the training relevant and interesting.
Sheryl is focused on results – inspiring participants to implement their newly acquired skills in their workplace.
Accredited – TMS – Team Management Systems
Accredited – Life Maps Global Facilitator
Member – Institute of Learning Practitioners
Julie Watson – Dip. Training Practice, Dip Management, Cert. IV Life Coaching, Cert. IV Training and Assessment, NLP Practitioner
Julie has a breadth of experience and knowledge in coaching, training and personal development best practice. She is a skilled NLP Practitioner and uses the ‘brain-based’ delivery style to achieve effective and efficient training solutions.
Julie has a passion for learning and development, and working with people to bring out their best. Her Facilitation style is highly interactive. Julie balances the need for stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes while being responsive to learners’ needs.
Accredited – DiSC®
Jacqui Morrison-White – Dip. Bus. Communications (Hons), Cert IV. Training and Assessment
Jacqui Morrison is a Customer Satisfaction specialist consultant, Facilitator and conference speaker. She is accredited to deliver Customer Relations Management, Telephone Techniques, People Skills and Continuous Improvement (Kaizen).
For six years Jacqui was Group Manager for Tory Toyota and was instrumental in shifting its Customer Service ranking from 30th to first position.
Jacqui has won numerous customer service awards including Winner National Customer Relations Managers ‘Hall of Fame’ Excellence Award.
Jacqui has delivered training for numerous companies including Toyota Australia. Participants comment she has the capacity to make them laugh while communicating an infectious enthusiasm for ‘remarkable’ Customer Service.
Catherine Gavigan – B Ed, Dip Tch, Assoc. Dip. Speech and Presentation, Graduate Studies in Curriculum Design, Counselling and Psychology, Cert. IV Training and Assessment.
Catherine Gavigan develops and delivers innovative learning and performance programs for corporate, government and education sectors.
Edith Cowan University (Training and Development Faculty) and University of Western Australia (Staff Development Unit) both engage her as a sessional lecturer.
Catherine is an experienced speaker, educator and corporate trainer. For twenty years she has been designing and presenting leadership and management programs in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
Associate Fellow – Australian Institute of Management
Accredited – Fish! Trainer
Brainpower Training improves people’s lives at work through short courses – such as Time Management, Speed Reading, Customer Service, Presentation Skills, Business Writing – so they can work smarter, enhance productivity and achieve their goals.
Brainpower Training is a leading customer-focused enterprise with a reputation as the supplier of first choice through a dedicated approach to world-class customer service which leads to mutual business success.
- Make a difference
- Grow in wisdom
- Continuously improve
- Make a profit
- Contribute to a better world
Pay it forward
‘To those people in the huts and villages of half the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required; not because the Communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.’
Brainpower Training: a socially responsible company
Brainpower training is committed to social responsibility ideals. As well as offering a significant discount to registered charities, through our work, we donate to a number of different charities including The Fred Hollows Foundation.