Mr Dan Haesler
Dan Haesler is an international keynote speaker, educator, writer and consultant.
He works with state governments, not-for-profit organisations, regional education offices, professional associations and individual schools around the relationships between engagement and wellbeing and how this impacts upon achievement and organisational leadership. Dan also runs workshops with K-12 and tertiary students.As well as working around Australia, Dan’s work has been featured on Channel 7, Channel 10 and the ABC. He also writes regularly for Fairfax Media’s education pages as well as a regular column for The Australian Teacher magazine.
From being Head of Year 10 in one of England’s largest inner-city high schools to his position of Head of House in an independent school in Sydney, throughout his teaching career, Dan has worked with students, teachers, parents and wider communities from all walks of life and socioeconomic backgrounds. Throughout his career he has acquired a deep understanding of youth issues through his development of educational programs to support youth at risk.This understanding has led to him presenting alongside a diverse range of people. From Sir Ken Robinson and His Holiness The Dalai Lama to Academy Award winning animator Adam Elliot and internationally renowned psychologist Steve Biddulph.
In 2010 he was awarded the NSW State Government Anika Foundation Teacher Scholarship in order to address and raise awareness of youth depression in education. In 2013 Dan joined Wellbeing Australia’s NSW Advisory Board.In 2014 he was one of the contributors to Better Than OK – a book featuring “27 of the World’s top Positive Education experts.”
Dan graduated from Liverpool John Moore’s University, UK with a BA(Hons) in Physical Education and English.