It is the single defining factor for success - in life and in business. When I talk about hope I’m not talking about unsustainable spikes of happiness and enthusiasm. Hope isn’t sitting back and waiting for better days. I’m talking about lasting change.
Hope is active. Being ‘hopefull’ is a decision you make. A state of being. A way of living.
By re-igniting hope in our lives we reconnect with our purpose. With purpose comes meaning. And with meaning we’re energised to re-engage with life - to kick-start our dreams, take on new challenges, stay focused, unleash our creativity, and see new possibilities.
Hope opens us up to life. And when obstacles strike, hope keeps us up in life.
"I can tell you first hand how life-changing hope can be.
It’s thanks to an illness as a teenager that I am who I am today - and blessed to be changing the lives of thousands of people every day.
At aged 17 I was a Queensland representative sprinter set for a promising career in athletics, with a dream of going to the Olympics. Then life took a sudden and dramatic turn when I was diagnosed with the incurable disease, Ulcerative Colitis. My sporting dreams were shattered.
I had a choice: let it defeat me, or fight back & create a life I was proud to lead."
"With the $2 I had left from my disability pension, I started a Youth Centre in my hometown. At the time the city had very little to keep young people entertained and out of trouble. Through sponsorship and fundraising I developed a fully functional youth venue, with sporting, Internet and entertainment facilities. It quickly grew to having over 800 members. My efforts were soon recognised nationally as Young Australian of the Year for Queensland, Community Service in 1998. And it’s all grown from there."
"Today I get to meet and speak to people young and old across Australia and the globe. It’s an honour to witness the change that being ‘hopefull’ has made in their lives.
I invite you to see what re-igniting hope can do for you
– in your life, in your family, in your work, in your organisation."
For the past twelve years Glen has made speaking and writing his career. Collectively he has spoken to over 500,000 people around the world. He works with children and parents, high school students, employees and business leaders, sporting groups and community organisations. In 2012 he received international accreditation as a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP). He’s spoken at world famous TEDx events, appeared on the Today Show and Can of Worms, ABC national radio, and written blogs for mamamia.com. He’s written four books — Gifted for Greatness, Men of Honour, Oxygen 102, Get Your Hopes Up.
Glen lives in Sydney’s leafy North Shore with his beautiful wife, three daughters and son.
A series of one-on-one and group seminars that drive sustainable growth for businesses; fostering stronger leadership and more actively engaged teams and individuals.thehopefullorganisation.com
The HopeFull Institute runs seminars that engage and strengthen the whole school community. Our seminars are research-based and geared around progressive educational agendas, empowering young people in an increasingly complex world.THEHOPEFULLINSTITUTE.COM
A book that teaches children that they each possess very unique and marvelous gifts which need to be appreciated and nurtured in order to flourish. The earlier on they understand this universal truth the greater its potential impact.purchase book
You may have been born a male but to become a man is your choice.
This young man’s guide equips boys to make right life decisions as they transition from boy to man.
Whether at school, in sport, at work or in relationships we must develop our character to achieve success, grasp opportunities and best experience the thrills life has on offer.purchase book
All of us need Oxygen. Inspiration is just as vital to us as the air we breathe. With 102 lessons on life, this book is a step-by-step guide to help you live the life you've always dreamed of. Consisting of a short inspirational message and a practical activity, each dose will inject you with hope & courage to help you squeeze everything out of each day.purchase book
Have you ever been told ‘don't get your hopes up!’ or been talked out of trying a new idea in case you fail?
This book will help you discover your purpose, realise your potential and live a life that counts. Glen shares his own story and draws on the journeys of others throughout history that have climbed over adversity and achieved greatness.
'Get Your Hopes Up' is a revised edition of the previously published 'Hope'.purchase book
"I've found it commonplace after a motivational seminar for staff to get hyped up - but not much happens afterwards. Months later I’ve noticed significant long-term changes. Our teamwork has been the best since we started. Your style and delivery was out of the box, rarely seen, and extremely confronting. It’s prompted us to have our best quarter on record. We look forward to having you back regularly to challenge us to reach our potential."
“At last … a man who brings wisdom with balance and guidelines without condemnation. Glen’s ability to keep 1,000 Year 10 boys glued to their seats for over four hours is testament to the fact that he is answering the real questions that all young men have.
Your teaching on these subjects should be compulsory for young men Australia-wide, Glen … I’ve never heard better.”
“First of all I wanted to say how much I enjoyed listening to you speak today and how inspired you have made me to alter my bad habits and blossom into a respectable young man. I must admit I did not come to the seminar today expecting much but I left with an experience that I am positive has changed my life forever. If I grow up to be half the man you are I will be satisfied to say the least.”Student
"I have attended 'motivational seminars' for 40 years and in this four hours I think Glen has conveyed more than many do in two days."
"Thank you for your brilliant session. Delivered in such a powerful and professional way, you inspired us - our team are still raving! I hope many more get the gift of your passion and vision. More than being inspired by your courageousness, the session had practical advice that we’re already using. The shifts have been instant... for that I thank you implicitly. You are proof that you can live the dream."
“So far as motivational speakers go, we thought that we’d experienced them all. You engaged us throughout – something rarely done. You inspired us to grab hold of our dreams and goals, and make them a reality. You are an inspiration, and a breath of fresh air.”Richard Harding, Director, LJHooker Neutral Bay
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