Gilbert Mane is an educator, writer and keynote speaker.
Having originally trained and practised as a lawyer he made a welcome change to teaching over twenty years ago. He has studied history, public affairs and the great philosophical masters; and has sought to put these philosophical teachings into practice for over thirty years. He is presently completing his first novel; and he also spends a lot of time practising ballroom dancing.
His first book, 7 Steps to Freedom, presents both modern and ancient wisdom from the East and West in a clear, readable and entertaining way. In this inspiring book, using personal anecdotes, simple practices and explanations, Gilbert draws on over thirty years of work on self-awareness and self-development to set out a systematic guide to finding freedom and happiness.
“Gilbert makes real freedom and happiness accessible.” Simone, San Francisco
“This is one of the most readable and practical books on self-awareness that I’ve ever come across.” Robert, Sydney
Gilbert’s monograph, How Noble in Reason, is a compact summary of a large topic. How do we educate children in values, virtues and good character? How do we cover a complex curriculum, and also inculcate reasonable standards of behaviour? In a witty and insightful survey of a broad range of sources, Gilbert puts forward an essentially simple and practical formula for education in the 21st century.
Gilbert is the headmaster of the John Colet School.
To learn more visit: www.johncolet.nsw.edu.au