Danny O’Neill


Danny O’Neill is a man who influences others through the power of inspired words and actions. Danny is a highly skilled communicator and facilitator who specialises in people development, community engagement and change leadership. Danny aims to inspire and challenge others to affirmative action with his charismatic and empathetic approach to diverse groups of people and organisations. Danny is proud of his South Pacific heritage; (Fiji, Rotuma and New Zealand) and coming from a large family; believes in the wealth of belonging, mastery independence and generosity. He believes in the power of story, lived experience and life-long learning.

Expertise and Experience

Danny has over 30 years’ experience in education, training and people engagement. He has held positions of executive leadership as well as managing and leading multi-disciplinary teams to perform under VUCA conditions.

Danny is a graduate of Avondale College University in NSW and has since developed his expertise by working in the field of youth and family welfare, justice and community development and trauma. He is a qualified trainer and educator in a variety of disciplines which aids in others personal change and in team development through transformation.

Danny has established a strong reputation as a skilled trainer, facilitator and personal coach/mentor within Commonwealth Government Agencies and NGO’s. Danny’s ability to establish trust, build safety and challenge humanely has seen him work successfully with ETM Perspectives in urban, regional and remote communities throughout Australia and in addition to the South Pacific. Community engagement, organisational reviews, cross cultural awareness and team building are just some of the work successfully engaged in.

In 2010 Danny was recognised for his unique, inspirational skill set and leadership approach by being selected as one of only ten leaders across the Australian national landscape in The Australian Newspapers ‘Mercedes Benz Leadership Series.’ He completed a scholarship study tour granted from Richmond Fellowship to study in South Dakota in cultural interventions based on the Lakota and Sioux Indian traditions of family, mastery and resilience. Danny is a Consultant/Facilitator with ETM Perspectives.

Areas of Specialisation

  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Facilitation
  • Community engagement
  • People development
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Therapeutic Intervention to Trauma
  • Organisational and Team Transformation


  • Diploma of Teaching
  • Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Complex Trauma
  • Certificate IV Youth Work Trainer


  • RAP Train the Trainer
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Train Trainer
  • Men’s Behaviour Change Groups Certified Trainer
  • Stronger Smarter Leadership
  • Certificate IV Training & Assessment
  • Person Centered Counselling Certificate