Melbourne, AU-VIC, Australia
Bern Nicholls is co-founder and director of Educaa, an international educational consultancy. Prior to this Bern spent 26 years teaching and leading in secondary schools across Australia. Since 2009 Courage and Renewal retreats figured prominently in both her personal and professional life. In 2013 she completed the Facilitator Preparation Program as a way to share the transformational potential of “Courage Work” in education and leadership. In Bern’s current work, she is passionate about improving thinking and learning in schools, alongside the development of authentic, learning-focused leadership, an essential ingredient for the 21st century. She completed a PhD with Distinction in 2013 and received the University’s education medal for exemplary thesis. Bern continues to conduct school-based research that respects and reveals student voice. She is obsessed with travel and loves her two Burmese cats – Gentle Ben and Lucy.
Specialty Areas: Consulting, Education, Leadership, Mindfulness