Steve Francis CSP is a leading educator, author and professional speaker.
Steve understands the challenges and demands of being a Principal. He has been the Principal at a number of schools from a one-teacher school through to a large metropolitan school in Queensland and an international school in Hong Kong.
Since returning to Australia in 2008, Steve works with leaders and staff in schools to help them reach their potential. His experience ensures that he can connect with all staff working in schools. Steve brings passion, energy and enthusiasm to his professional development programs. Steve knows what it takes to create cultures and organisations that grow through learning and make the most of change opportunities.
Steve is the author of four books including “First Semester CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOU!”, “Time Management For Teachers”, “A Gr8 Life Live It Now!” and his latest book, co-written with Bruce Sullivan – “Attitude is Everything”.
Teacher Stress was the subject of Steve’s thesis for his Masters in School Leadership, completed in 1995. His research on teacher stress led him to develop the Happy School program. Over 500 schools across Australia and internationally subscribe to receive Steve’s weekly Happy School articles and use them to boost staff morale and reduce teacher stress.
Steve developed the Gr8 People range of educational resources to help schools to “keep it simple”.
Steve recently launched the SurveyMySchool and SurveyMyClass instruments as the fastest way to school improvement. Further information on these resources can be accessed below.
Born and bred in North Queensland, Steve is passionate about work – life satisfaction and keeping things simple. Married to Linda and with two children, Sarah 17 and Michael 15, Steve is passionate about making the most out of life and helping people achieve their potential.
Steve was awarded the 2010 Kerrie Nairn Scholarship by the National Speakers’ Association of Australia in recognition of being one of Australia’s top emerging speakers. In 2013 Steve was awarded the designation Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) – the highest, internationally recognised designation for professional speakers. Steve is currently on the Board of the National Speakers association of Australia and is the Queensland President.