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BTS Spark Australia
Developing Education Leaders

Communication, collaboration, resilience, creativity, emotional intelligence... these are all skills that we want our students to develop. But how well do our school leaders role model these?

BTS Spark offers targeted leadership development and coaching for education leaders. We support school principals, school leaders, teachers and education executives in Australia, UK, US and other countries to develop their leadership practice through workshops, one-to-one coaching, group coaching, webinars and online learning.

Targeted development

Targeted development

We believe leaders should access professional learning when and where they need it – so we offer flexible programs that can start at any time, and are tailored to the individual and the context. We can work with 1 or 100 people!

Shifting mindsets

Shifting mindsets

Our leading edge curriculum spans 34 leadership mindset shifts. We have developed a set of practical tools that help leaders to master each one of these shifts. Our content is well-researched and our approach has won multiple global learning awards.

Delivered by experts

Delivered by experts

Our team of coaches and facilitators are handpicked. They all hold high level coaching qualifications, have an average of 10+ years of professional coaching experience and bring a deep understanding of the education context.


We have been working with education leaders since 2006, originally within Coach in a Box. We merged with global leadership consultancy BTS in 2017 and established BTS Spark - a non-profit making practice dedicated to developing education leaders. In Australia, we have delivered programs in every state and territory, partnering with Departments of Education, professional associations, AITSL and ACARA. We also work directly with individual schools, universities and early years settings.

BTS Spark helps thousands of education leaders worldwide each year to find their ‘leadership spark’.
How can we help you?


Not sure how much you can afford?

Getting a sense of how much you can invest in your people will help to guide you in choosing the right program. We run on a not-for-profit basis, so you can be sure that our prices reflect the quality of our programs. This scale should give you an idea of what your money can buy.

Cost per participant in AU$
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Half day workshop

Learning Day

Learning Day + follow up webinar

Two Learning Days

Leadership diagnostic & debrief

6 week 1-to-1 coaching module

4 month 1-to-1 coaching program (30 mins sessions)

Blended program with three Learning Days & three 1-to-1 coaching sessions

4 month 1-to-1 coaching program (60 mins sessions)

9 month 1-to-1 coaching program (30 mins sessions)

9 month 1-to-1 coaching program (60 mins sessions)

BTS Spark’s leadership curriculum offers a lifetime of learning for education leaders. 34 leadership mindset shifts to master… amazing!

Tony Mackay
CEO, Centre for Strategic Education, Founding Chair, AITSL

BTS Spark’s leadership curriculum offers a lifetime of learning for education leaders. 34 leadership mindset shifts to master… amazing!

Principal, Walford Anglican School

My coach helps me to analyse situations, breakdown problems and find pragmatic solutions.  After each session I feel inspired and ready for action.

Chris Weaving
Head teacher, Whiteheath Infant School

BTS Spark has a strong track record of providing high quality coaching to leaders. I have been impressed by the depth and quality of their approach.

Professor Toby Greany
Director, London Centre for Leadership in Learning UCL Institute of Education

My coach was outstanding. I gained so much and the quality of my leadership has definitely improved.

Meg Dallas
Principal, Sorrento High School

My biggest achievement throughout the program was increased confidence. I improved my ability to deal with challenging situations and conversations.

Angie Bush
Head Teacher English, Nyngan High School

The BTS Spark team are value-driven…. they’re about integrity and service. What they promise they deliver on and more. They are always focused on the needs of their clients.

David Tyson
Professional Learning Manager, Australian Education Union (VIC)

The group coaching program has been well received by my staff. It has been really helpful in finding a common language to talk about tricky situations.

Victoria Staunton
Principal, Melville High School

Your facilitator was able to create an atmosphere of trust within the group which has proved difficult to create in the past.

Martin Toaetolu
Relieving Principal, James Meehan High School

The most effective professional development I have ever taken part in. BTS Spark provides a practical and flexible opportunity for leaders at all levels to reflect on and improve their leadership style and strategies.

Ian Nurser
Executive Headteacher and Director North Shropshire Teaching School Alliance

The coaching has given me a truly fresh perspective and allowed me to tackle challenges with a new mindset and range of techniques.  My coach is astute, challenging, supportive and sensitive… everything you would want in a coach.

Ian Williamson
Director (ICT), UNICEF

The coaching experience is always profound and illuminating for individual participants. Undertaken by a strategic team together, it can also change the collective mindset and build a common language for transforming practices.

David Jackson
Senior Associate, Innovation Unit

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