Glynis Quinlan

Glynis Quinlan


Glynis is passionate about developing and delivering engaging learning programs which help people to reach their full potential.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Advanced Diploma of Adult Learning & Development
  • Diploma of Vocational Education & Training
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
  • Bachelor of Arts majoring in Mass Communications and English Literature
  • Trait Emotional Intelligence Certification


Glynis Quinlan is a dynamic and highly-skilled trainer and facilitator with a background in public relations, issues management, journalism and as a ministerial media advisor. She has strong written and verbal communication skills and is adept at engaging course participants, as well as in achieving solid learning outcomes.

Early in her career, Glynis spent five years working as a press secretary/media advisor for three different ministers in the NSW Government. These positions saw her gain a strong understanding of the public sector at the highest levels as well as developing her skills in managing media relations and providing policy advice to ministers on contentious issues.

Glynis also spent 14 years working as a public relations consultant/manager in the business and not-for-profit sectors. She advised managing directors and worked strategically to build up the public profiles of their organisations – normally resulting in direct benefits for their bottom lines.

At different stages throughout her career, Glynis has worked as a journalist for print and online publications, including undertaking freelance work for some of Australia’s major metropolitan newspapers. This has contributed to the strong research, interviewing and writing skills she brings to her work as a trainer.

In 2011, Glynis made the move to adult education. She spent three years lecturing/tutoring in Military Communications at the Australian Defence Force Academy and several years teaching Advanced Diplomas in Journalism and Public Relations at the Canberra Institute of Technology.

Since mid-2015, Glynis has delivered one-day and two-day courses in a wide range of government departments and agencies at locations throughout Australia.

Glynis draws from her extensive career in the public and private sectors in developing and delivering training, as well as her strong passion for helping people achieve their best.


  • Writing and editing
  • Research and interviewing
  • Working in government
  • Training and facilitation
  • Strategic thinking
  • Issues management
  • Professional communications
  • Public relations
  • Writing speeches, reports, proposals and ministerial briefing notes
  • Adult learning principles