Glenn Capelli

Dynamic Thinking & Learning Speaker

Glenn Capelli is Thinking and Learning expert and internationally renowned professional speaker who has always been interested in finding better, wiser and smarter ways of thinking and learning.

As the creator of Dynamic Thinking, Glenn Capelli delivers his message of creativity, innovation and thinking smarter to audiences around the world, helping them learn how to generate ideas to inspire creativity, growth and success in both business and relationships.

Glenn's messages are uplifting, practical and provocative and he uses his own unique, involving and entertaining presentation style to teach us how to become more flexible thinkers, leaders and life-long learners in our modern, fast-paced world.

He provides clear and relevant take-home messages for corporate organisations, small business, educational institutions, government departments and more.

An expert educator, Glenn has had a very successful speaking career spanning more than twenty-five years and has become one of Australia's most professionally awarded and sought-after presenters. He is a two-time state winner of Speaker of the Year, the inaugural Educator of the Year recipient in 2006 and winner of the 2007 Nevin Award - the Australian Professional Speaking Industry's highest achievement honour.

In 1987 Glenn Capelli was awarded the prestigious Winston Churchill Fellowship, which he used to further his research into better ways of thinking and learning.

Glenn is also an author, songwriter and radio presenter, a member of MENSA and a former 'hobo' who backpacked his way around the world for seven years.

Glen Capelli's award-winning cable television series Born to Learn aired weekly to an audience of over 26 million households across the USA, while his series Thinking Caps - based on his best-selling book of the same name - goes out around Australia on the ABC network each week. His clients range from the most remote outback schools of Australia to the biggest corporate organisations in the world.

Glenn's presentations are multi-stimulating and use visuals, music, wit, wisdom, activity and interaction to communicate the messages, speed the learning and enhance the results. Having given more than 3,000 presentations in 171 cities, Glenn Capelli's message on quality and esteem-based education and training has reached audiences right around the globe.

Glenn Capelli talks about:

  • Working Smarter in a Changing World - How to develop and sustain clever, creative, high-performance cultures. An exploration of the kind of thinking and action required in turbulent times and how to maximise people, profit and potential through working smarter.
  • Group Genius: The creative power of collaboration - How to connect smart teams using Creative, Analytical, Practical and Emotional Smarts. Challenges the belief of creativity being an individual skill and shows how to be more creative in collaborative settings and how to change group dynamics for the better.
  • Flow - What makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. A journey into the Eight Factors of Sustainable Peak Performance. Learn how to create environments that encourage prosperity, improved productivity and growth.
  • The Communication Playground - Poor communication costs lives and money, good communication saves time and tears. Learn how to build better relationships and communicate effectively whether negotiating, pitching, giving and receiving feedback or networking.
  • Leadership 123 - Innovation Leadership requires a distinctive kind of leadership, one that develops a sustainable culture - an environment where people are willing and able to generate ideas, solve problems and make things happen. Learn how to become the type of leader that creates Group Genius.
  • Client testimonials

    Excellent! Outstanding performance. Received the highest rating ever in our post conference survey. Thoroughly engaging, informative and entertaining. Glenn did a fantastic job. This was the first time a speaker has been able to incorporate the conference theme into our message.

    Tricon Restaurants International KFC/YUM Pizza Hut Taco Bell

    Excellent information that reached the private and business lives of our guests. Lots of participation, laughing and yelling. Kept them all at full attention. Outstanding, the best we have seen!

    South Australian Department of Tourism

    Glenn pitched his presentation at exactly the right level for his audience, and they warmed to him immediately. He was able to present a very serious message in such a fun way that people greatly enjoyed the learning process. The anecdotes were relevant and sensitive. One participant told me afterwards that she had seen only ever seen two presentations that affected her life profoundly, and this was one of them.


    Glenn was well received by the audience of Principals. His manner and ability to connect with the audience was excellent. Glenn was able to tailor his presentation to the theme of the conference and this was appreciated. Glenn's ability to present using narrative and humour ensured that the 90 minutes was both engaging and memorable. An excellent session.

    Bondi / Port Jackson Primary Principals Association

    We’ve just enjoyed a fabulous presentation by Glenn Capelli that earned him rave reviews! Glenn’s learning-oriented style incorporates humour and education in fantastic way that the whole group enjoyed. His ratings were outstanding, and people are already talking about how to get Glenn for next year to make the next generation of learning even more valuable for our organisation.

    Young Presidents Organization

    I have worked with many speakers at a range of conferences, but I have never encountered one as unique as Glenn Capelli. You are a ‘one-off’ – well and truly out there on your own. Your approach is uniquely innovative and effective, leaving your audience the richer for the learning experience.

    Ian Leslie, film and television production (former 60 Minutes presenter)