We are a vibrant Consultancy offering a wide range of  programs, experiences and activities aimed at developing confidence, respect and self esteem

  • The past, present, and the future
  • Service
  • People
  • Positive interactions and relationships
  • Teamwork
  • The diversity of the wide range of cultures and heritage in Australia
  • Personal responsibility and accountability

We Value:

Our mission is to build character.

Our programs are built on our core values: Confidence, Respect and Self-Esteem.
We tailor each individual offering so that every program is authentic and delivers results.

All programs we offer aim to provide exceptional support and quality service from start to finish, underpinned by the rights of all to:

  • Be treated with fairness, respect and dignity
  • Live, work, learn and play in a safe, supportive, inclusive environment

We are committed to enhancing all facets of personal well-being and the development of character. We do this through the provision of site-specific:

  • Incursion Programs
  • Camps
  • Tertiary Orientation Experiences
  • Excursion Programs
  • Professional Development
  • Tertiary Ambassador Leadership
  • Leadership Programs
  • Workshops
  • Corporate Team Building Experiences

Meet Our Staff

Damon Joseph

Director and Owner

Damon founded Character Builders in 2007 and works across a number of different settings including schools, universities and corporate organisations. He has extensive experience in student learning, team building, staff development and leadership training.  Damon has a passion for education and team building done differently. He engages his audience so that they feel immersed and in ownership of the content. Damon is a HPE and Accounting teacher by trade and now enjoys bringing a variety of different offerings back to schools and bigger kids in the workplace too. He has previously worked as a Lecturer and Tutor at QUT Kelvin Grove.

Clare Joseph

Operations and PR Manager

Clare’s background is in legal services having worked both in the UK and Australia for a host of highly regarded firms. She is passionate about building character in youth with particular focus on positive mindsets, leadership and encouraging each person to be the best they can be. Clare oversees the main operations at Character Builders and has been with the business for over 4 years during which time she has developed extensive client relationships in schools and corporate organisations.

Gavin Andrews

Senior Facilitator and School Curriculum Specialist

Gavin is a former Teacher of 12 years and has also held Head of Sport titles in QLD Schools over several years. He is an engaging facilitator with excellent connections in schools throughout South East QLD and Northern NSW.  His passions are family, sport, workshop facilitation and outdoor education. Gavin joined the Character Builders team in 2016 and has current and extensive knowledge of the curriculum. He is highly motivated and is passionate towards teaching youth about the world around them. Gavin creates meaningful learning experiences and helps Character Builders to align our offerings to meet both curriculum and individual school needs.

Erin McKenzie

Program Co-Ordinator

Erin holds a BA in Applied Theatre from Griffith University, has over 10 years’ experience in various management roles, and most recently ran the Commonwealth Bank Foundation’s StartSmart Program in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary education settings. Having extensive experience in education management, Erin is intimately aware of what does and doesn’t “work” within the education sector.  This experience, coupled with a passion for organization, effective systems and processes, and meaningful evaluation and reporting, means Erin brings a unique set of creative and business skills to her role with Character Builders.

“I am a Year 5 Teacher at Aspley State School and have attended a number of Kokoda trail Development days over many years. I find the activities highly motivating and valuable for our students each year. It is particularly useful when the children are planning their approach for becoming Student Leaders in Year 6. I would highly recommend this Excursion from an educator’s perspective”

Aspley State School

“The staff at Character Builders have always been amazing with our students! They are highly motivated, very caring and extremely organised Over the years, all of our students have responded positively to their methods of delivery. Working with Character Builders is always a lot of fun!”

St Margarets

“We have been working alongside Character Builders for a number of years now. We have found them to be a reliable, cost-effective and an enjoyable company to work with. The students have gained great insights into ‘Stepping Up, Stepping Back and Encouraging Others’. All of the activities are engaging and really challenge the students to step out of their comfort zone. Character Builders offers a differentiated program that caters to all of our students’ needs. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Character Builders to look forward to many more adventures with them. ”

Faith Lutheran College

Some of our School and Tertiary Clients

Some of our Corporate Clients