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Young Entrepreneur, Changemaker & Founder of Youth Leadership Academy Australia

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

Born with an entrepreneurial spirit, Wil Massara began his first business venture at the age of just 11 - an aviation website aimed at creating a less stressful air travel experience.

Over the years, he built up this business both within his hometown of Collie, Western Australia and on an international level through social media.

Current Work:

Since the age of 13, Wil has demonstrated a willingness to step forward and take on leadership roles within his community, including his school’s Student Executive and the Shire of Collie Youth Advisory Committee.

In February 2018 - at the age of just 15 - Wil launched Youth Leadership Academy Australia (YLAA) with the mission of empowering future leaders. Led by youth, for youth, YLAA’s first event - a one-day Western Australian Youth Leadership Conference - was held in Perth on August 28, 2018. The event attracted 65 students, who rated it as an overwhelming success in developing their leadership and confidence. Wil has now taken Youth Leadership Academy Australia nationwide, hosting and facilitating events, school programs, and community engagement initiatives. Wil and his team have positively impacted over 20,000 young people and are trusted by over 800 schools nationwide.

As well as facilitating meaningful youth conversations here in Australia, Wil has been privileged enough to speak at an international level. In June 2018, Wil has delivered keynote addresses in North America and virtually in Europe.

As a 19-year-old working against the odds after not completing year 12, Wil was accepted into the Australian Institute of Management to study his Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

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.
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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