Glen Capelli


An author, songwriter, radio and television presenter and creator of the Dynamic Thinking Course for Leadership, Glenn Capelli has delivered a message of creativity, innovation, and thinking smarter to audiences around the world. Glenn’s ability to bring together meaningful learning and laughter is the key to his successful presentation style.

Glenn is a National Speakers Association Certified Speaking Professional, a Winston Churchill Fellowship Awardee and a member of MENSA. He is also a former ‘hobo’ who backpacked his way around the world for 7 years, working in a variety of roles including a fish farmer on kibbutz in Israel, a comedian in Los Angeles, a travel writer in Kenya and a summer-camp counselor in North Carolina.

In 1987, Glenn returned home to Australia and founded the True Learning Centre, a company focused on quality learning and creative endeavor. Today he is a leading international keynote speaker and trainer whose clients come from a variety of organizations large and small and are as diverse as the giant companies of corporate America to the tiny remote schools of outback Australia. His unique presentation style and ability to apply a diversity of teaching methodologies have made him an internationally renowned speaker in constant demand worldwide. Glenn has worked extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand, Asia, the USA and Canada, South Africa and Europe.

Glenn’s award winning television series Born to Learn, aired weekly to twenty-six million households throughout the USA. He is the co-author of Maximizing Your Learning Potential and The Thinking Learning Classroom as well as the writer producer of several music CD compilations. His song Choose Joy is featured in the 2003 ABC Songbook.

Recent award highlights include receiving the Presenter of the Year award from CPA for his Outstanding Contribution to the Professional Development of the NSW Division and the National Speakers of Australia 2002 highest award for Speaker Excellence and Service to the Speaking Industry. Recent presentation highlights include the Russel Group International Conference in Miami, Harcouts New Zealand, International Crematoria Conference Darwin, ING Madrid, Associated Planners Conference Bali, Tricon-KFC-Pizza Hut Australia and the Young Presidents’ Organization International Conference in Prague.

Glenn’s speaking portfolio includes keynote and conference presentations and designing and facilitating training programs, along with his continued work in and commitment to improving the education experience for students, young people and teachers throughout Australia and overseas. His message is one of being a learner and thinker in today’s fast paced and ever changing world through the use of creative thinking, humor, enthusiasm, and attitude.

The True Learning Centre is dedicated to helping people to become learning individuals, in learning teams, in learning organizations, to establish thriving learning communities around the world.

Keynote topics

Carry Learning – Glenn is recognized worldwide as a content expert in the field of learning. When he teaches you something, the concept sticks! His award winning television series, Born to Learn, aired weekly to over 26 million households throughout the USA. His research and presentations in the field of Learning Styles are applicable to any person of any age who wants to understand learning and maximize their learning potential. Glenn is the co-author of  The Thinking Learning Classroom and Maximizing Your Learning Potential, listed in the top 15 books on accelerative learning methodology on

Glenn presents Dynamic Leadership Thinking Programs for organizations such as the Defense Department of Australia, the Young President’s Organization and Ernst & Young. These programs vary from 1 through 5-day programs and include:

  • Leadership thinking
  • The 7 Habits of highly defective thinking
  • Systems thinking – scenario thinking
  • The art of developing true teamwork
  • Creative, analytical, practical, emotional smarts
  • How to spread ideas
  • Communication and dialogue process
  • Presentation skills for leadership

Laugh uproariously – Believing that people learn more when they have a chance to laugh and to talk with each other, Glenn artfully uses humor, jokes, and anecdotes to make points and illustrate themes. His high impact keynote presentations are a captivating blend of humor, activity, and learning. This entertaining topic area delivers some great laughs and even better messages about the need for optimism and joy in challenging times. Participants laugh, think, discuss and laugh some more as they journey through personal and organizational value systems using a series of jokes and humor as the foundation and discover how to laugh their way to health, happiness and business success:

  • Strategies for success in this crazy world
  • Smart behaviors and how to have them
  • What we can learn from laughter – humor and its impact on our way of thinking
  • A bohemian rhapsody: everyday creativity
  • In bed and in business: the pitfalls and peaks of combined business and personal relationships
  • The work – rest – play balance: morale and motivation


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