Jennifer Campbell

Author, entrepreneur, professional trainer and facilitator.

Like many young children, Jennifer loved playing teacher; the only difference is she never grew out of it! The eldest of six children, Jennifer had plenty of siblings to practice on and refine her training art.

At the age of fourteen she started her first handicraft business, financed with a $100 loan from her aunt, whom she promptly paid back. After commencing this business at a local market, two years later, she was the youngest exhibitor at 3XY’s Expo.

Jennifer is a passionate about people and transformation – both at an individual and organisational level. She has worked to support young people with housing issues, disabilities and unemployment to transform their experiences, develop work skills and establish innovative businesses. One of her achievements was establishing a breakfast program and catering enterprise for Prahran Mission, working with a team of volunteers, many with a range of mental health issues. Jennifer was also awarded the Tattersall’s Award for Enterprise and Achievement for a youth project she undertook with the Retinitis Pigmentosa Society.

Jennifer also leveraged her youthful business experience to found and operate a learning and development business for eighteen years. During that time, she wrote two books, foundational texts in both design and facilitation of group based learning, which were published by IBSA.

For almost twenty years, Jennifer has trained trainers, many through her association with the University of Melbourne. She also showcased creative and engaging training practices to visiting Chinese dignitaries from a variety of education institutions.

Throughout her career, Jennifer has worked with a long list of companies, organisations and government entities, including the University of Melbourne; Robert Bosch Australia; Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning; Costas Group; Reliance Petroleum; Integrated Fire Management Planning; Caratis; V/Line; DISTISS; CSIRO; RACV; Cummins; AMES; Public Records Office; Youth Substance Abuse Service; Outer West Youth Housing Services; Country Fire Authority; Alternative Technologies Association; Royal Botanic Gardens; Department of Sustainability and Environment; Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Justice Department; MacKillop Family Services; and World Vision International.

Her professional associations include the Australian Institute of Training and Development, Australian Board of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and Professional Speakers Australia (PSA). As one of the PSA Change Agents funded by her peers, Jennifer is working to support the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Sustainability Goals. With a passion for clean water, Jennifer is raising awareness and resources to ensure clean water for all. Her Free Training Resources collaboration is just one of the ways she is doing this.

In her spare time, she enjoys creative projects such as sculpting, gardening, painting and decorating, as well as cooking for family and friends.

She has travelled and worked throughout the United States, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Mongolia, Armenia, South Africa, New Zealand, Singapore, Vanuatu, Korea and Canada. Having facilitated learning on five continents to date, Jennifer is keen to add the other two continents to her list!