About Us

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Steve Brunskill

Co-Founder & Program Director of Live Out Loud

Steve Brunskill is a highly regarded Educational facilitator & speaker working in schools in Australia & South East Asia over the past two decades. During that time he has also conducted many corporate Leadership & Team building programs in Singapore & Malaysia.

At the same time he has successfully owned & operated his Construction business in Melbourne, Australia for the past 30 years.

Steve takes the real life experiences he has learned in his business life to help inspire thousands of students & young people to make positive choices & changes in their lives by Standing up & Standing Strong for what they believe in.

Throughout his life Steve has experienced many highs & lows and most importantly has developed key Resilience & Leadership skills & strategies to not only turn his life around but to thrive and become the successful entrepreneur he is today.

Steve is the father of Kate (a primary school teacher) & Christopher (Co-founder of Live Out Loud).

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Julian Rodaro

Facilitator school programs at Live Out Loud

Julian was born in Italy, coming to Australia with his parents & family in 1960 as a small boy. He briefly returned to Italy at the age of 16 returning to take up an electrical apprenticeship in 1978
He commenced his own electrical business in 1980 & has worked and trained over 50 apprentices since that time in his business.

Since 1996 Julian has been facilitating Lifeskill programs across Victoria, Australia. He brings his own life experiences to our Live Out Loud programs with his unique, witty, humorous & fun approach to everything he does.

He is extremely passionate about making a difference in the areas of the environment and young people being true to themselves, making a stand for what they believe in and in so doing making a worthwhile difference to the world around them.

Julian is the father of Josef & Oliver.

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Wade Barber

Facilitator of teacher programs at Live Out Loud

Wade Barber has been involved in teams as an athlete or coach for many years. The pinnacle of his career was representing Australia & winning a bronze medal in rowing at the World Junior Championships in 1994.

Combining a bachelor of education with his study of generalised principles and experiential learning, Wade is passionate about working with and showing teams how they can create safe, supportive & inspiring environments.

Having taught at schools such as St Paul’s Anglican Grammar and Firbank Grammar, his experience as a teacher provides him with unique insights and opportunities on how to build great team environments in schools with teaching & staff.

Wade is the father of Jackson & George.

 

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Nathan Taiaroa

Founder of Live Out Loud Adventures and Facilitator of school programs at Live Out Loud

Inspiring others, taking a stand and making a difference are just a few of the core values that make Nathan an invaluable member of the Live Out Loud team. His experience leading adventures, living abroad, and exploring the road less traveled coupled with his enthusiasm for life, humour and ability to connect with the people, culture and the environment around him make Nathan the perfect person to lead our latest brain-child, Live Out Loud Adventures.

Naturally a competitive person, Nathan is driven to explore, push the boundaries and challenge himself. Initially this led Nathan to chase a corporate career where at 24 he was promoted to a manager position. Whilst enjoying the experience and the challenge, Nathan knew that this form of corporate life was not his true passion and at 26 he mustered up the courage to take the LEAP, resign and follow his heart.

In 2014, Nathan joined the ‘fight against poverty’, volunteering at The School of St Jude (www.schoolofstjude.co.tz), a charity providing a free private school education to 2,000 impoverished Tanzanian students. After a successful and rewarding year at St Jude’s, Nathan moved to Kenya and volunteered at the Mirror of Hope (www.mirrorofhopecbo.com), a community based organisation implementing valuable health, education and entrepreneurial initiatives for people suffering from HIV or AIDS in Africa’s second largest slum, Kibera. Most recently, Nathan has been facilitating leadership programs in schools, clubs and universities throughout Africa and Europe and next year plans to continue doing so in North America.

Drawing on these and other extensive experiences, Nathan is extremely excited to embark on his next big challenge. The creation of Live Out Loud Adventures, an ambitious joint venture between Nathan and Live Out Loud Australia. The venture’s aim is to inspire, empower and facilitate a meaningful and positive journey of self-exploration, service and adventure for its participants while exploring exciting and exotic global destinations such as East Africa. It is Nathan’s passion to see you make positive change in your life and in the lives of those around you. Visit Live Out Loud Adventures for further details and to book your next life-changing adventure.

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Sue Nelson

Educational Consultant

Sue Nelson is an Educational Consultant working with the Team at Live Out Loud to strengthen the curriculum links with our leadership and resilience programs.

A former School Principal with 35 years of association with State Government Schools in Victoria, Australia, Sue brings a real passion for engaging all learners, in real life learning. She is currently undertaking PhD studies at Deakin University where she will examine best practice in Project Based Learning and the development of Student Organised Learning Environments.