Adversity Speakers

Jessica Gallagher

Dr Jess Gallagher is no doubt one of those rare, inspiring individuals who with humility and humour affects any audience with her message.

What is unique but probably not surprising is the relevance her message has for the business world of today as we all face greater volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. The VUCA world might be new to us but to Jess its standard operating procedure. It’s somewhat ironic then that the expert who might lead us into this future is one with low physical vision but an acute foresight around what it will take to thrive in this rapidly disrupted workspace.

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Jessica Rowe

Jessica Rowe is one of Australia's best known television presenters. She began her career in 1993 and has held various positions including a decade as co- anchor of Network Ten's First at Five News. She has also co-hosted the Today Show, worked as part of the Seven Network's news reading team and is a regular contributor to the Sydney Daily Telegraph's opinion page. She swapping her news presentin ...

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Jim Lawless

Jim is one of the most inspiring and highly sought after speakers and coaches in Europe. He is the only speaker to have developed a unique model for personal and business achievement and proved it in response to an audience challenge. He put his life on the line to go from overweight, smoking, non-riding consultant to riding in his first televised race as a jockey in just 12 months. All to prove that...

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Jim Molan

Major General Jim Molan has been an infantryman, an Indonesian speaker, a helicopter pilot, commander of army units from a thirty man platoon to a division of 15,000 soldiers, commander of the Australian Defence Colleges and commander of the evacuation force from the Solomon Islands. In retirement General Molan is a commentator on security and military issues in the Australian print and electronic ...

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Joe Simpson

Joe Simpson has drawn from his experiences as one of the world's most successful and respected mountaineers to become a leading author. "Touching the Void", the story of his amazing survival, having shattered his leg and been left for dead in a crevasse high in the Andes, has sold over a million copies worldwide. He now brings his knowledge and powerful stories to the corporate sector in an amaz ...

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John Cantor

Not many people experience failure on as grand a scale as John Cantor has time and again. In 2012 adventurer John Cantor achieved a six-year dream of traversing the Brooks Range solo, a 1,600 km expedition across Arctic Alaska. Considered one of the toughest solo expeditions on earth, John completed the traverse in just 31 days, 10 days faster than any previous attempt. John Cantor has inspired co ...

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John Hinwood

Dr John Hinwood is an Australian speaker, mentor and author. He is a former long serving President of the Australian Spinal Research Foundation. John is a sought after international conference speaker. He is one of the most respected chiropractors in the world and has received many national and international awards over the past 34 years. John is a well-known author of numerous books, the latest ...

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John Maclean

During fitness training near his hometown in June 1988, John Maclean was hit by an 8 tonne truck as he rode his bike. The impact resulted in John suffering multiple breaks to his pelvis and back, a fractured sternum, punctured lungs, a broken arm, and left John a paraplegic. It took astonishing courage and determination, but somehow this near-fatal accident was the making of him. Despite the grief of what he had lost, the excruciating physical pain and the challenges of daily life in a wheelchair, John decided he would become bigger and stronger than ever. He set about proving himself in the toughest sporting events the world had to offer.

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John Maher

John was the manager in Bendigo of a large Life Insurance company when he was involved in a horrific car crash. In that crash he received life threatening injuries, and from those injuries, he was classed as unemployable at age 42.
Thankfully John had Income Protection, and this became his and his family’s financial saviour for the next 16 years.

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John O'Leary

John O'Leary began speaking in 2005, he inspires audiences to rise above challenges, discover passion, and fulfill potential. He reveals it is necessary to embrace personal and professional challenges and transform them into a foundation for outstanding growth. As a nine-year-old boy, John was burned on 100% of his body and given less than 1% chance of surviving the first night. He endured months ...

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