Adversity Speakers

Damien Thomlinson

Ex-Commando, Aspiring Paralympian, Motivational Speaker, Brand Ambassador. Damien Thomlinson became an elite commando at just 24. While serving in Afghanistan, his unit drove over an improvised Taliban bomb. Damien suffered horrendous injuries, and this resulted in both legs being amputated. Damien threw himself into rehabilitation. He taught himself to walk again with prosthetic legs, has parti ...

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Daniel Kowalski

A seasoned public speaker Daniel Kowalski talks about the pressures and adversity he dealt with while pursuing his childhood dream as well as the importance of team and the valuable skills he learnt along the way. During his career Kowalski addressed the UN General Assembly in New York delivering a resolution on behalf of the athletes of the world. ...

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Daniel Spencer

Daniel Spencer is a keynote presenter, trainer, facilitator and coach, who has been well recognised as an influential leader in the Real Estate industry over the last 17 years. In addition to coaching and training a number of Australia's most successful real estate agents, Daniel has also run his own real estate and project marketing business achieving great success in tough market conditions. Hav ...

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Dannielle Miller

Dannielle Miller, a thought leader and expert in girls' self-esteem and body image, started out her career as a teacher and then quickly became a major innovator in education and student welfare. She was responsible for the curriculum, staffing and quality of learning of the English faculty of a dual-campus high school. Dannielle was named NSW Entrepreneur of the Year and was deemed the country's ...

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Dean Karnazes

Dean Karnazes might just be the fittest man in the world", writes Men's Fitness. As an internationally recognized endurance athlete, Karnazes has done what few people thought humanly possible. He's run 350 continuous miles, straight through three nights without sleep. He's run across Death Valley in the middle of summer, where temperatures reached 128 degrees, and he's run a marathon to the South ...

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Don Elgin

Don Elgin was raised in the NSW town of Tocumwal. Being born without the lower portion of his left leg was not a barrier for this boy who would make his first Australian team at 18 years of age. Don went to the 1994 International Paralympic Committee World Athletic Championships in Berlin, where he won a gold medal as part of the 4x100m relay team. Following this event Don?s focus moved from the ...

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Drew Ginn

Drew Ginn is an Olympic Rower with three gold medals behind him despite suffering intense back problems that at one stage forced him to step back from training and competition for two years. Through incredible determination, Drew underwent an intense program of rehabilitation to return to - and succeed in - the sport he is most passionate about. Furthermore, during his period of recovery, he took ...

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Eric Bailey

Renowned speaker, educator, author, coach, and activist Eric Bailey has risen into international prominence by delivering high-energy, motivating, inspiring, and thought-provoking presentations that lead to result-producing actions and accountability. Eric's firsthand experience on living up to one's full potential and activating inner passion, drive, and awesomeness is his trademark. Known fo ...

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Erin Brockovich

It was not long after Erin started to work at a law firm that some medical records she found in a file on a pro bono real estate case piqued her curiosity. After getting permission from the firm's principal, Ed Masry, she began to look into the matter. Erin's solo investigation eventually established that the health of countless people who lived in and around Hinkley, California in the 1960's, 70 ...

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Gemma Sisia

From God's house to the school house, Gemma Sisia has given many children the gift of education in Tanzania. With only $10 in her bank account, the former Guyra farm girl set up a school in Tanzania for poor but bright African children. Gemma found sponsors and supporters in Australia, and literally helped build the school - brick by brick - on an idyllic piece of land at the foot of Mount Meru in ...

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