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Life Education Podcast Hugh van Cuylenburg The Resilience Project

Hugh van Cuylenburg

The Resilience Project Founding director/facilitator

Hugh van Cuylenburg has been working in education for more than 17 years, teaching both primary and secondary in a range of educational settings.

The highlight of his teaching career was the year he spent in the far north of India volunteering and living at an underprivileged school in the Himalayas. It was here that he discovered resilience in its purest form.

Inspired by this experience Hugh returned to Melbourne and commenced working on his own program for schools. ‘The Resilience Project’ was born. Having completed his post graduate studies, looking at resilience and wellbeing, Hugh has developed and facilitated programs for more than 1000 schools Australia-wide.

In 2015, the National Rugby League asked Hugh to run workshops at every single club in the competition. Since then, he has worked with the Australian Cricket Team, the Australian Netball Team, the Australian Women’s Soccer Team, The Jillaroos and ten AFL teams. Beyond the team environment, Hugh has been lucky enough to work one-on-one with individuals such as Steve Smith, Dustin Martin and Billy Slater.

Outside of schools and sport, Hugh has presented to hundreds of corporate groups as a keynote speaker, and for three years running his national speaking tour has sold out. He is also co-host of the popular podcast The Imperfects.

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