top of page

About David.

David has over 5+ years of professional public speaking experience within schools, universities and government. 


At just 22 years of age, thousands of students have benefited from the authentic, relatable and transformational power of his school programs and books.

From humble beginnings in Perth, Western Australia, Mr Castelanelli has grown to become Australia’s

leading Youth Success Mentor - working with over 150+ schools annually. 


He has been voted one of Australia’s National Top 100 Young Leaders and now offers his books and online presentations to an international audience of students.

David has dedicated his life to helping young people achieve their own versions of success and happiness.


Growing Up. 

growing up.png

David’s career was initially sparked from a suggested YouTube video.


In June 2013, a 15-year-old David came across and watched a YouTube video titled ‘How Bad Do You Want Success?’ - this was his first contact with the world of personal development and success.


As a young student, David became obsessed with reading personal development books, listening to podcasts and attending an array of seminars. This eventually led him to attending international programs in Los Angeles and Hong Kong.


David presented his first motivational speech at his former high school in 2016. Since then, he has visited and worked with over 150 schools in Australia.

Meet The Team


David Castelanelli


Director & Lead Facilitator


David is a leading Success Mentor & Coach for young adults. He was formerly the WA Youth Ambassador in 2018 and also a finalist in the 2019 WA Youth Awards.  


David was awarded the John Curtin Scholarship (Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Public Relations) at Curtin University. He has also completed graduate credit studies at Harvard University in Leadership & Public Speaking.


David has been voted as one of Australia's Top 100 Young Leaders and is currently appointed to the Minister's Youth Advisory Council (MYAC).


Francesca De Nuccio​


Program Facilitator

Francesca is our lead female presenter who assists David with school programs over the past 3 years. 

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in journalism and theatre studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Fran is currently undertaking a graduate diploma of broadcasting at Edith Cowan University and volunteers across many platforms including RTRFM and Youth Talk Radio .

bottom of page