About Us

Steve Brunskill

Co-Founder & Program Director of Youth 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).


Sue Nelson

Educational Consultant

Sue Nelson is an Educational Consultant working with the team at Youth Out Loud to strengthen the curriculum links in schools 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. This research will provide our own evidence based data to back up what we do in the programs we run at Youth Out Loud.

Jen Lawson

Communication and Operations

Her love of working with children and the experience of running an online health and wellness magazine leads to brilliant communication and support of our team,  so that our programs are delivered without a hitch and with maximum positive impact. 

In addition, Jen’s passion for photography helps her to spontaneously capture the essence of young people expressing themselves wherever she goes.

Hannah Swinnerton

Youth advocate and Ambassador

The newest member of our Youth Out Loud team is Hannah Swinnerton. Hannah has been an amazing example of what Youth Out Loud is all about.

At school she was severely bullied on a daily basis. Eventually in her Final year of secondary college she made her stand against this awful harassment.

Hannah is now a youth advocate and ambassador for Youth Out Loud sharing her story, how she overcame bullying and how other young people can make their stand against
any youth issues they face.

Hannah is now thriving in her life as a youth advocate and Ambassador for Youth Out Loud. Hannah’s drive, commitment and passion for improving the mental health of young people inspires
everyone at Youth Out Loud every day

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