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THE FUTURE OF LEARNING

Episode 8: Keiran Deck & Courtney kovac

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CLASSROOM 5.0

THE FUTURE OF LEARNING

Episode 8: Keiran Deck & Courtney Kovac

Hitting Next Gen Health Goals

with Courtney Kovac and Keiran Deck

We all want our children to be healthy and happy. But in a crowded learning curriculum, is there really time to address physical AND mental health? Courtney and Keiran say yes, and in this episode, they walk us through the future of fitness learning for our little (and big) legends!

Courtney Kovac and Keiran Deck have been chasing the sun around Australia, living out what many of us have dreamed of in 2021, #vanlife! This week, we tracked them down for a rich and juicy conversation about something we’re all born with, and need to learn how to nurture, our health!

This dynamic duo have our whole health covered, with combined expertise and knowledge in mental and physical fitness. Listen in, as they generously share the latest trends in supporting youth mental health, the latest science around supporting physical health for youth, and share their own wayfinding career journeys, that led them to find each other, and design a life of impact!

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about Courtney and Keiran

Courtney Kovac is a passionate mental health professional working in preventative education. Courtney was an early  content contributor to The Posify Group, and a much loved next gen impact influencer amongst our crew. Today, as the Senior Program Content and Delivery Coordinator at batyr, Courtney designs and develops stigma reducing mental health programs that empower young people to have more open and honest conversations about mental health.

Keiran has over 11 years experience as a sports coach for young children in sports like Auskick, taekwondo, cricket and gymnastics. As a former cricket and taekwondo athlete, he describes himself as having a deep love for movement that will last a lifetime. Today, he is the founder and host of Secret Ninja School, whose mission is to build confidence and competence in movement for children and ensure they develop a desire to make sport a part of their daily lives. Ninja school has just gotten started, and has already been adopted by more than 200 Australian schools who are using the 5-10 minute adventure/workouts for fun and engaging classroom movement breaks. 

You can find Courtney and Keiran on LinkedIn, by visiting their IG and FB pages @secretninjaschool, or by visiting www.secretninjaschool.com

“The kids love storytelling, like all of us. We are hardwired to understand storytelling. So it sparked an idea. What if I put the moves into a story?”

~ Keiran Deck

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"It's often in those uncomfortable states where we don't know the answer to a question, and we have to work it out where the real like good, juicy stuff happens."

~ Courtney Kovac

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Jenna O'Connell

Jenna is a teacher and careers advisor, with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama & Performance), Bachelor of Education (K-12), and Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (Careers & Transitions).

Jenna is in her element when she is helping people and organisations discover their unique magic, and working with them in sharing this magic with the world to drive positive change. Her background sees an amalgam of over 15 years across corporate and education sectors, with extensive experience in curriculum development, coaching, facilitation, and mentorship. In addition to her work at The Posify Group, Jenna loves driving change in her local community as an Education Officer for Port Macquarie Hastings Council.

With helping others at the core of her personal purpose, Jenna contributes to various local youth projects and initiatives. Throughout 2017-2018, she mentored local youth in their project, Cards For Change, who went on to win a $2000 Pitch Project grant. She also volunteers for The Luminosity Youth Summit, is the Youth Ambassador Program Coordinator for Dyslexia Mid North Coast, and a proud ambassador for and presenter at #LitFest2444. 

Outside of her purpose work, you’ll find Jenna building forts and kicking soccer balls with her little guy or in her Dojo kicking goals towards her Tae Kwon Do black belt.

Mariane Power

Mariane, known affectionately as Mazz, is a Clinical Psychology Registrar and holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Newcastle, a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Performance.

Mariane’s big audacious goal is to see all unnecessary emotional pain and suffering eliminated within her lifetime, and she is obsessed with all things related to human potential. Mariane has over 15 years experience in consulting, facilitation and corporate training for personal and strategic growth. Her work as a Leadership Consultant in the corporate world and Psychologist in her Child and Adolescent Clinic further fuels her understanding of the necessary skills for 21st century success for the Next Gen.

Mariane is proud to have extended her personal purpose to support a number of not-for-profit and for-purpose initiatives including The Luminosity Summit, Project Gen Z and Ambisie. Her most recent pro-bono contribution involved designing and delivering the Coach 2020 program for Bambuddha Group, a leadership development organisation fostering kind leaders for a better world. In her spare time, you’ll find Mazz holding a spontaneous dance party in her kitchen and taking in all the coast has to offer with her family here in Port Macquarie.