Stephen Grant JP. BA. Grad Dip Ed. Grad Dip TESOL. Grad Cert Careers. Cert IV Workplace Training. Cert IV Small Business Management, Level One Coaching (MAIA)
Stephen has worked as an educator on two continents, teaching from Kindergarten through university and has held positions as EFL Coordinator in Japan and Head of Japanese in Australia. Other teaching experience has included work with TAFE, WEA and DALE.
Trained, qualified and experienced in a number of teaching areas (Language, HSIE, English, Religion, and Careers), Stephen has also worked in and/or closely with a wide variety of industries and professions to inform any advice he might offer. With the advantage of bilingual and bicultural perspective, Stephen is capable of approaching situations from a number of angles.
His overall training, wealth of experience and insights might prove valuable to a person struggling with anxiety surrounding their study of career direction. Please consider the feedback from those who have supplied testimonials regarding Stephen’s successful career consultancy and guidance work.
Global Language and Culture offers one-to-one consultancy and group seminars, catering (but not exclusively) for secondary school students.
Are you a young person or have kids anxious about their career, school subject choices or post- secondary course options?
Our insights might alleviate some or all of the stress surrounding study and work futures.
Stephen Grant is a tertiary-qualified Careers Consultant with over 20 years of experience teaching on two continents in a range of contexts including K-12, WEA, TAFE, DALE and university.
Stephen has been a funded national and state educational conference presenter, received several scholarships and was in recent years honoured with the inaugural MLTANSW Outstanding Educator Award. His dynamic work with youth has been featured in a variety of local, state and national media.
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"Stephen Grant has a great ability to relate to and develop effective relationships with young people. He helps them to identify their own strengths, encourages them to persevere and advises them to seize and create opportunities in their respective environments. Aside from delivering successful career guidance workshops over the past few years at TCC, Stephen mentors a number of our students. Both students and their parents comment on his great help. He spends considerable time communicating with stakeholders. He ensures that parents are kept up to date on their child, while gaining the parents' perspective on the student. Stephen is easy to work with and he has a genuine desire to work with students to guide them educationally and socially. He is particularly good at supporting students who struggle with relationships as they navigate their individual pathways in a chaotic and ever-changing world that can be intimidating and stressful for youth today."
"Throughout the transition period from the end of high school to university, Stephen has been a mentor to me. Teaching that the conventional pathways to achieving goals are not always linear and that it is natural to have changing ideas and needs in moving forward. I was more confident in changing a subject that wasn't a passion or didn't help in building the skills that I wanted to learn and continue on with outside of school. Being able to understand that I have control over my choices at any stage of my life has helped me to be more assured in my decision making and has allowed me to be more open to change in trying new things."
"I'm a quiet person by nature, but Stephen has taught me to have confidence in myself and my capabilities. He has helped me to lay a foundation of leadership experience and mindfulness in the things I do that has helped me tailor my approach to challenges, both personal and work related, to a method that works for me. I can comfortably embrace my quietness, while also being able to step out of my comfort zone when needed to achieve my goals."
"Stephen has helped me continually be diligent with my work and has always encouraged me to do my best. He has taught me to think critically in order to improve upon skills whether it is personal, work or study related. Over the years, he has also shown me the importance in having discipline and diligence in order to achieve long term goals. He continues to help me grow confident in areas related to leadership."
"Stephen has been a constant help throughout my schooling years. After my transition into mainstream education, he has been encouraging, uplifting and helpful. School wasn't my kind of niche but he told me that I could do it, that I was smart enough to make it through to finish my year 12. At the end of the day, I ended up completing the HSC, becoming a prefect and getting into university doing Biotechnology. Stephen has also been a constant mentor and has kept me in good spirits, also teaching me patience. He has also pushed me in a positive way to unlock my hidden capabilities in subjects I once completely disregarded due to my lack of confidence. He helped me through my journey to Year 11 and 12. Because of him, I was able to achieve goals and push myself in ways I never would have done if he hadn't been there for me."
"The various skills that Mr. Grant has taught me have stayed with me for life, and aided me in many situations including my career prospects and opportunities. I have made many friends abroad as a result of his guidance. His help during my high school years has influenced my post-secondary success more than any teacher. He has taught me a degree of balance, self-discipline and self-confidence that serves me to this day. Mr. Grant is a highly skilled educator with much life experience, including thriving in a foreign country (no easy feat). I heartly recommend him to anyone who is pondering accessing any of the skills and services that Mr. Grant offers."
"Stephen has had a unique approach in allowing me to embrace the natural tendency toward entropy, and finding a way to accept the ever changing nature of career pathways in our modern day society. He has brought reassurance that a focus on larger goals will always bring a resolute understanding with the contemporary times, and demonstrated this with perseverance through his own achievements and accolades, whilst motivating me through portions of my university journey. Stephen continually displayed signs of the modern-day roles of a teacher and facilitator of learning experiences through actively engaging me to find broader concepts to bring to my Japanese studies, and furthermore my life. He has been a great mentor and friend, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his work ethic and esteem to any professionals within his domain of expertise. "
"During my junior high school years, and continuing into my life as a young adult, Stephen Grant has been both a great teacher and a fantastic mentor to me. He has helped me overcome challenges in all aspects of my life, whether it be academic pursuits including my studies of Japanese language and culture, sports such as martial arts training, and even offering social and life guidance which helped me navigate those tougher years of my life. Stephen has encouraged me to open my mind and consider a much broader spectrum of thinking, and instilled in me that I should always strive to learn and grow in areas which are enriching and valuable rather than those which are more socially conventional. Stephen Grant has been a major influence in my development as a person and I would encourage anyone needing guidance to seek his help, as his wisdom and knowledge in all areas mentioned is incredibly in-depth and valuable."
"My teenage son and l worked with Stephen in person, as well as from interstate, for a period of approx three years. In that time, my son went from a very anxious child who was too afraid to go to school, felt bullied and was petrified of thunder and insects, to one who has stepped up to be the best he can be. Stephen sought to understand my son’s issues, working with his confidence. Through mentoring, counselling, guiding, humour and story sharing, that he was normal, and wasn’t alone in his struggles.
My son is almost 16 now, and enjoying going to school the majority of the time. He has embraced his differences and has a good group of school friends for the first time since he was 7-8 years old. He has taken up “cubing” performing at school assemblies (in front of 1400 odd secondary aged boys) in a different state, and continues to put his best foot forward. Heartfelt thanks Stephen for your wise counsel for both myself and my son, helping him build resilience and helping me to support his transition to a productive member of society."