Adrian Francis

Trainer Development Lead
Creative Spreadsheet Ninja
Feel like you’re constantly trying to keep up with the pack? It’s easy when you know how, and that’s where I come in.

Here's What I Do

I’m passionate about coaching and empowering people to enhance their skill sets by harnessing the full potential of the technology they have, with the ultimate goal of improving their quality of life. Whether you’re delving into the realms of Microsoft, Google, or Apple tools, rest assured, I’ve got you covered!

Here's Why I Do It

I love seeing people’s confidence increase as their competence develops. That’s what makes my job so rewarding.

What’s my style

I’m genuinely excited about helping business leaders enhance efficiency and productivity in their teams and designing learning experiences for students that embrace innovative pedagogy. What really gets me going is supporting teachers in creating environments where students are self-motivated. My passion lies in building community through collaboration and seamlessly integrating technology. It’s the buzz of making a real impact that keeps me motivated.
I’ve had a colourful career journey over the course of three decades in the education sector. I taught drama for 20 years, writing, producing and directing musicals and plays, which was a lot of fun. I’ve held executive positions with an ICT and curriculum focus, and led teams using digital tools that transform teaching and learning. One of the most rewarding experiences in my career however, was coordinating an international service program for schools in the Kalahari desert. For ten years I took groups of students to Africa and tutored high school students in areas ravaged by HIV and poverty. We worked in some of the poorest communities in South Africa, providing food programs, supported health workers, and we even built an orphanage for students who’d lost parents to HIV. And, if you like to know your tech guru has the hard skills; I’m an accredited Microsoft Peer Coaching Master Facilitator, Microsoft Master Educator, Google Certified Innovator, Level 1 & 2 Google Certified Educator, Google Certified Trainer, an Apple Learning Specialist, an Apple Distinguished Educator, and have also completed postgrad studies in changing school culture.
I like to find the best in people. I’m a keen cyclist and in a past life I was obsessed with rock climbing and surfing. I’ve just started getting back into the water and I’m reminded of how much fun it is catching a good wave.
I live in the beautiful Adelaide Hills with my amazing wife Jen. Together we have three adult kids, who regularly appear to laugh, giggle and be fed!
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