Adversity Speakers

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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John Smith

Dr John Smith: Best-selling author, columnist and commentator. Keynote speaker, Anthropologist, Bikie, Preacher, Businessman, Author, Advocate - these are all Dr. John Smith. His messages on the challenges and contradictions of our times are as powerful as his Harley Davidson at full throttle. A personal friend of Bono from U2 (who dedicated a song to John on their recent Australian tour) and a m ...

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Jonathon Welch

Jonathon Welch is the inspiration and conductor behind the wildly successful ABC TV series, 'Choir of Hard Knocks' now known as the 'Choir of Hope and Inspiration'. The choir is made up of homeless and disadvantaged people and has performed to sold-out houses at Melbourne Town Hall and the Sydney Opera House. Jonathon believes he was placed on this earth to share his gift for music. With a career ...

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Judy and Tim Sharp

Tim and Judy Sharp are break-through speakers who share their inspirational story of how a boy diagnosed with severe autism went on to become one of Australia's best-known international artists.

At 11 years of age Tim created a superhero called Laser Beak Man and became the first person with Autism to have his work developed into an animated TV series and theatre production. Tim shares his sense of humour and unique way of looking at the world through his colourful art. His originals are in high demand from collectors and have been exhibited Australia and globally.

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Julie Cross

Julie Cross understands that there is much more to connecting and inspiring an audience than speaking at them and repeating and reciting tired cliches and quotes. For inspiration and motivation to have a life beyond the conference some genuine and authentic connection is required! Julie is an expert in the power of connection and within the first few minutes of her being on stage you will ...

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Justin Langer

Until the announcement of his retirement from test cricket in 2007 Justin was one of Australia's great top-order batsmen. Originally playing at number 3 he moved to opener in 2001 and played 105 test matches scoring 7,696 runs including 23 test centuries. Justin's success is the result of hard work and a strong determined will. His presentations includes a bridge between the business world and th ...

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Karla Grant

Karla Grant has dedicated a huge part of her career to working in Indigenous news and current affairs, witnessing and reporting on the shifts in policy and attitude towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Karla has spent the last decade on Living Black, further demonstrating her commitment to giving Indigenous people a voice. Karla started at SBS over 16 years ago, as a presenter, pr ...

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Karni Liddell

Karni Liddell has already established herself as one of Australia's most successful and well-respected Paralympic swimmers of our time. Karni's journey to success began a lot differently than the typical elite athlete. Karni was diagnosed at birth with a degenerative muscle wasting disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Many Doctors and specialists told her amazing parents that their first-born c ...

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Kevin Biggar

Kevin Biggar is a modern day adventurer, author and an award winning speaker with a passion for sharing the insights from him experiences. Drawing on learnings from his adventures and professional career Kevin shares proven tips and techniques for fearlessly facing challenges, energising and uniting teams and taking peformance to the next level. Whether it's to a small group of senior management ...

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Krystel Keller

Krystel Keller is a professional singer songwriter/ Keynote Speaker. When Krystel was 6 months old she was diagnosed with Bilateral Retinoblastoma (cancer of the eyes). By the age of two Krystel had become completely blind as a result of the cancer. However, her disability has not stopped Krystel from pursuing her ambitions - if anything the obstacles have made her even more determined to accompli ...

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