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This free resource has been created by leaders in the development of emotional agility, resilience and leadership (EARL) across elite sport, education and business. 

Teachers and parents will be able to use the materials from the 'Nuts and Bolts of EARL - fundamentals in emotional agility, resilience and leadership,' to engage young people in positive conversations around leadership, resilience, relationships and teamwork. Together they will be able to explore the wide variety of videos, articles, podcasts and activities we’ve provided to help and support you and young people on a path towards happiness and success. All this has been tested, proven and where applied effectively, delivers great results.

Our motivation and passion are about spreading a positive message and encouraging discussion and reflection to develop more emotionally agile and resilient young people.

The Nuts and Bolts of EARL

FREE Resource for Teachers and Parents on a mission to developing succesful and happy young people

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    The Nuts and Bolts of EARL - for Teachers and Parents

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    Introduction to Leadership

    • Video: Introduction to Leadership

    • Videos: Great Leaders from Business, Sport, Education and Charity

    • Videos: Leadership Insights: Communication, Belief, Resilience, Making Mistakes

    • Experiential: Group Reflection

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    Building the Great Team

    • Video: Building the Great Team

    • Article: What Makes a Great Team

    • Experiential: Group Reflection

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    Experiential: Leadership & Teamwork in Action

    • About this section

    • Experiential: All About EARL

    • TV Series: XVenture Family Challenge

    • Experiential: Don't Spill the Beans inspired by XV TV series

    • Experiential: Choose a Better Tomorrow inspired by XV TV Series

    • Experiential: No Pressure! - A Puzzle Challenge

    • Experiential: Bungee Basket inspired by the XV TV series

    • Experiential: The Greenhouse inspired by XV TV Series

    • Experiential: The Sound Studio

    • Experiential: Group Reflection

    • Virtual Team Building Opportunity - XVenture Mind Games - Staying Connected

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    XVenture Family Challenge TV Series - Observations and Quizzes

    • Introduction: TV Series Episode Observations and Quizzes

    • Episode 1, Series 1: Observations from the Director's Chair & Quiz

    • Episode 2, Series 1: Observations from the Director's Chair & Quiz

    • Episode 3, Series 1: Observations from the Director's Chair & Quiz

    • Episode 4, Series 1: Observations from the Director's Chair & Quiz

    • Episode 5, Series 1: Observations from the Director's Chair & Quiz

    • Coming Soon: Episode 6-8, Series 1: Observations from the Director's Chair & Quizz

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    The Real World: Practical Tips and Hints for Success

    • About this section

    • Video: Real people, real tips on Getting Ready for Job Success

    • You are what you Communicate: Personal Branding Model

    • Podcast: Using Your EARL Skills to Beat the Bullies

    • Podcast: A Major Opportunity for Performance Improvement. Deal with Sleep Deprivation by Achieving Rest Excellence

    • Experiential: Group Reflection

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    Articles

    • Article - Communication

    • Article: Why Experiential Learning

    • Article - What Makes a Great Team

    • Article - Fast Track Mindfulness

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    Inspiring TV Documentaries and Series

    • About this section

    • TV Series: XVenture Family Challenge

    • Documentary: Burn the Floor

    • Documentary: Thankful

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    Final Thoughts from XVenture

    • Pay it Forward

Testimonials

A Wonderful Resource!

Julia S. (Parent)

“I wasn’t sure what to expect with the Nuts and Bolts of EARL when I sat down with my 13 year old daughter, but we’ve learned so much together. The EARL Measure was valuable too and confirmed our thoughts on our strengths and areas of development. A wonderful resource with learning for young and old.”

About XVenture

Founder & Creator

Mike Conway

XVenture was founded by Hon. Prof. Mike Conway, who is also Tech. Director for UOW Tottenham Hotspur Global Football Program and currently the emotional agility and mind coach for Australian’s National Soccer team. XVenture are experts and innovators in the team, leadership and personal development space, with a track record that has taken them around the globe in business, sport and education. Working with Universities and Schools, XVenture have delivered many unique emotional agility, resilience and leadership programs. They've also done the same in elite sport. This includes the Socceroos (Australia's National Soccer Team), UOW Tottenham Hotspur Global Football Program and major Australian domestic sporting groups; and in business, with corporations such as Deloitte, Australian Securities Exchange, Westpac Bank. You may have seen the XVenture Family Challenge TV series on YouTube (which aired on National TV in Australia and New Zealand) where the XVenture team encouraged and celebrated family cohesion, growth and development.