Adversity Speakers

Nando Parrado

His is a story that many will recognize, but few have an opportunity to hear first hand. Nando Parrado recounts the extraordinary tale of how he and 15 of his teammates survived for 72 brutal days after their plane crashed into the frozen Andes Mountains over 30 years ago. It remains one of the paramount survival stories of all time. From the time the plane crashed on October 13, 1972 until their ...


Neal Petersen

Neal Petersen is an entrepreneur, award-winning author, solo around the world racing yachtsman and international professional speaker. Only a few people have realized their dreams of reaching the stars, but even fewer have sailed alone around the world and in a home built boat! Neal Petersen speaks to audiences about realizing goals using conquest over adversity. Over the last ten years, Neal Pete ...


Nic Newling

Nic Newling is a man of fairly limited talents. After dropping out of high school to pursue unemployment, he found his niche as a drama school student for a few months in 2004. He now holds a Master's degree that he recently printed off the internet. Nic is an outspoken advocate for mental health and suicide prevention. Having lived through the personal experience of suffering with a mood disor ...


Nick Leeson

The collapse of Barings in 1995, and Nick Leeson's role in it, is one of the most spectacular debacles in modern financial history. How could one trader bring down the banking empire that had funded the Napoleonic Wars? Nick Leeson, the young gambler who found himself sucked into a terrifying spiral of loss was a working-class boy who lived high in an upper-class world until his unchecked gamblin ...


Nick Vujicic

Born in Melbourne without arms or legs, Nick has had to learn to adapt to this, and has achieved the seemingly impossible. Nick brings a refreshing positive focus to many employees of companies who value the importance of keeping their team motivated. He takes the audience on an emotional and captivating journey that lets them experience a taste of the adversity Nick faced. The key turning points ...


Paul de Gelder

Paul de Gelder chased adventure wherever he could find it, from his wild ride as a hoodlum teen and his whirlwind lifestyle working in strip clubs & the music industry to hauling his way up to the elite echelons of the Australian Defence Forces as an Army paratrooper and then Navy bomb disposal diver.


Paul Jordan

Ex-SAS, UN Peacekeeper,Security Expert, Corporate Speaker. Paul Jordan served in the elite SAS for over a decade. He later joined private security with companies including Exxon Mobile, and has provided security training and operational support to thousands of journalists including BBC and ABC, and supported CNN in Iraq during the 2003 invasion. Paul was in Banda Aceh after the 2004 Tsunami, has ...


Paul Martin

Paul Martin's life changed for the better in 1992 when car accident claimed his left leg. His new-found form led to a lifestyle many people only dream about; that of a professional athlete. From the Ironman Triathlon to the Paralympic Games to critically acclaimed author, Paul Martin finds the beauty in adversity and he's here today to convince us all that we can too. ...


Perry Cross

A rugby tackle in 1994, at the age of 19, left Perry Cross a profoundly disabled quadriplegic, unable to move and on a life support machine... with a team of around-the-clock medical carers at his side. Faced with a life of oblivion - he made an immensely courageous choice to 'get moving'. At only 30 years of age, Perry has become one of Australia's most inspirational speakers. Ironically, anybod ...


Peter Baines

Peter Baines is one of Australia's leadership experts having road tested leadership the hard way. Peter spent 22 years with the NSW Police leading teams in response to acts of terrorism and natural disasters on a scale not previously seen. Peter was part of the leadership team that responded to Bali after the bombings in 2002 and was called upon in 2005 to lead national and international teams in ...


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