Kirstene Ciappara

Workshop Facilitator

Kirstene has a background in teaching in both mainstream and trade school contexts and is experienced in the career development and Life Design spaces. In her work in schools, she particularly enjoyed planning and coordinating successful school showcases, celebrating young people’s ideas and collaborating with external networks to bring the ‘real world’ into the classroom.

She’s extremely passionate about helping people live a life that excites them and believes that this all begins in schools. Kirstene advocates for purpose-driven classrooms that develop young people’s enterprise skills, and that give them the opportunity to solve real-world problems that ignite a fire in them that will translate well-beyond the classroom.

As a Future Anything Workshop Facilitator, Kirstene leads our engaging student-facing workshops, including  Flare, Spark and Ignite, our one-, two- and five-day workshops for school students in Years 5 – 12.  She takes young people from looking inward at personal passions and lived experiences, igniting their enterprising mindsets to analyse the real-world problems that matter to them, before ideating, prototyping and pitching impactful solutions.

Kirstene is Co-Founder of myDESIGN Education and a life design specialist.  In her spare time, you’ll find Kirstene café-hopping after a solid HIIT workout or sailing out of Sydney on a cruise ship.