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Young Social Entrepreneur, Changemaker & Founder of Youth Leadership Academy Australia

Your age does not determine your ability to achieve extraordinary things.

Wil is an accomplished keynote speaker, youth leader, and social entrepreneur. From an early age, his entrepreneurial spirit burned brightly, leading him to launch his first business venture at the age of 11, captivating audiences both locally and internationally through the power of social media.

Wil's unwavering determination and passion for empowering young individuals led him to assume leadership positions within his community, advocating fearlessly for the voices of his generation at the grassroots and national levels. At the age of 15, he founded the Youth Leadership Academy Australia (YLAA), revolutionising youth leadership and positively impacting the lives of over 30,000 young individuals.

Notably, in 2023, Wil transitioned YLAA into a social enterprise, showcasing his unwavering commitment to making a profound societal impact. Under his guidance, YLAA became the largest youth-led leadership provider in Australia, earning the trust of over 1000 schools nationwide. With a mission to educate, equip, and empower young people, YLAA now dedicates 100% of its profits to funding youth suicide prevention programs.

Renowned as a sought-after consultant for governments and prominent organisations, Wil's expertise in youth engagement strategies has elevated the voices of young people, granting them a platform to be heard and valued. He has also delivered inspiring keynote addresses, both in North America and virtually across Europe, sparking meaningful conversations that transcend borders.

Wil's journey is a testament to his resilience and unwavering commitment to entrepreneurial excellence. Currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) despite not completing year 12, he embodies the belief that age should not be a barrier to success.

With his captivating storytelling, practical insights, and empowering messages, Wil inspires audiences to embrace change, unlock their potential, and make a positive impact in a rapidly evolving world. His keynote presentations leave a lasting impression, motivating individuals to adapt, lead, and thrive in their personal and professional lives.

Talking Points

Age. The Irrelevant Number.

In today’s world where there are infinite possibilities to learn, develop and grow as human beings - Wil takes his audience on a journey of discovery and realisation that age is absolutely no barrier to achieving success in life, business, career, school, health or any aspect of life. From beginning his first business at 11 to becoming a keynote speaker on an international level at 15 to building a 6 figure market-leading company by 18 - Wil clearly demonstrates that age is irrelevant - young or old.

A Teen's Perspective

Wil provides a unique perspective to all conversations he is engaged with as someone who has experienced so much within education, entrepreneurship and life at a young age. Wil understands the first-hand struggles and adversities young people face. To understand gen z, it takes a conversation with a gen-zer - this generation is the first to grow up with technology and information readily available 24/7 and experience the true impact of social media. Wil encourages meaningful conversations with young people to better understand how to build better relationships with your children, students, consumers and active members of society through trust.

The Journey of Self Leadership

In this captivating keynote, Wil shares his personal story of self-leadership, overcoming challenges and defying odds to achieve remarkable success. Drawing from his experiences, Wil provides practical strategies and valuable insights for individuals to take ownership of their lives, make conscious choices, and cultivate resilience. Attendees will be inspired to develop a clear vision for their own success and unleash their potential through the power of self-leadership.

Ageless Ambition: Defying Limits and Embracing Possibilities at Any Age

In this keynote, Wil's shares his inspiring journey as a young entrepreneur challenges misconceptions and biases, empowering audiences to pursue their dreams and defy societal expectations. He showcases that determination, passion, and resilience are the true drivers of success, regardless of age."

Empowering the Next Generation: Unlocking the Potential of Youth Leadership

In this keynote, Wil shares his experiences and insights on how to empower and engage young individuals, providing practical strategies for organisations and communities to support youth leadership development.

Social Enterprise: Profit for Purpose

Wil speaks about his journey of transitioning his organisation into a social enterprise and the importance of aligning business goals with social impact. He can share insights on how businesses can create positive change while maintaining profitability.

Overcoming Challenges and Resilience: The Journey of an Entrepreneur

Wil's story of starting his first business at a young age and facing challenges along the way can inspire and motivate audiences. He can discuss the importance of resilience, determination, and adaptability in pursuing entrepreneurial endeavours, sharing valuable lessons learned and strategies for overcoming obstacles.

Understanding Gen Z: Gaining Insight from a Young Person's Perspective

In this keynote, Wil provides educators with valuable insights into the perspectives and experiences of young people. He can share personal stories and anecdotes, offering a unique lens through which educators can better understand and connect with their students. Wil can provide practical strategies for engaging and empowering young individuals, fostering a collaborative and inclusive learning environment that values and incorporates their ideas and contributions.

Adapt and Thrive in a Changing World of Work

In this dynamic keynote, Wil shares insights and strategies for navigating the evolving landscape of work and the world. Attendees will learn the importance of adaptability, innovation, and leveraging technology to thrive in the future. Wil's engaging presentation inspires individuals to embrace change, seize opportunities, and achieve sustainable success in a rapidly changing world.
Wil is a fantastic speaker and motivator. His personal story about how to aim for and achieve success was really inspiring for our students. They learnt to always believe in your dreams because anything is possible. Leading Teacher Student Leadership & Empowerment

Wil Massara delivered an energised and engaging presentation at Positive Schools 2021. Wil joined us as a keynote speaker at both our online event and in-person, in Western Australia. His awareness and careful consideration of student's perspectives offers insight and value to the increasingly complex conversation about wellbeing in schools.

Positive Schools

Watching Wil on stage is inspiring. He presents with confidence that resonates with people of all ages and leaves his audience feeling empowered to realise their potential and go beyond!

Future Schools Alliance

Wil is an amazing young man whom I have watched grow and thrive exponentially over the past 5 years. Wil is an energetic Entrepreneur and his legacy will impact many generations to come!

Magic Moments Foundation
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