Sebastian Terry

Based in Venice, California, Seb Terry is a cheeky Australian whose passion for life is not only evident through his famed bucket list journey but is powerfully unleashed onto stages with every keynote that he performs.

Shocked by the death of a close friend in his mid-twenties, Sebastian experienced a moment in his life where he asked himself a simple question; ‘Am I happy?’. The answer was NO, and so he created a list of 100 things that he hoped would bring him closer to a sense of happiness, if not purpose, in life. Abandoning the familiar, Seb has dedicated the past 16 years to pursuing and achieving his most audacious goals, not only transforming his own life but along the way creating a ripple effect of positive change in others, too.

From Marrying a Stranger in Vegas (Goal #2) and Delivering a Baby (#23), to Living on a Deserted Island for 1 week (#63) and Helping a Stranger (#26) by aiding a quadriplegic man to complete a half marathon by pushing him in his wheelchair, Seb’s story has been turned into a best selling book, his own reality show and a powerful keynote which has seen him speak in all seven continents.

Recognized for his unique approach in combining brilliant humour, piercing insight and real-time action, Seb’s compelling storytelling and interactive teaching style have inspired millions of individuals around the world to take action on their biggest personal and professional goals, linking passion and purpose with limitless imagination.

Seb has shared his keynotes with Fortune 500 clients like Google, Berkshire Hathaway, Bank of America and McKesson, equipping audiences with the tools to not just adapt to change, but to create it, too. The impact of time and experience has helped shape Seb’s journey from the pursuit of fun and exciting life goals to a framework and methodology that helps individuals and teams unlock limitless possibilities in their professional and personal lives.

Speaking topics

Unlocking Passion, Performance and Transformation

From disengaged and stagnant, to purpose-driven and fully-activated, Seb’s Performance and Transformation keynote will unlock peak performance, deep connection and purpose-driven collaboration in your individuals and teams.

Sharing his inspiring personal story as well as his framework to help Unlock Limitless Possibility, Seb’s profound and interactive keynote will create an environment for success and transformation through arming people with not only the agility to adapt to change, but the bravery to create, through re-imaging what’s possible.

Audience Takeaways

  • Passion as a driving force for personal & professional performance
  • Linking individual values to company purpose
  • Creating environments for change, growth and evolution
  • Strong alone. Better together: collaboration and community
  • Holistic goal setting to unlock transformation
  • The Ripple Effect: Serving others

Mental Health: Building an Unstoppable Mindset

What if we truly believed that anything was possible?

Mental health is pivotal to all human development, informing our performance, our mindset and our ability to connect with others.

With rates of anxiety, depression and even suicide rising in 2024, Seb’s Mental Health: Building an Unstoppable Mindset keynote unpacks mental health through vulnerable story-telling and a dynamic framework to facilitate holistic life balance, peak performance and the ability to work in harmony in and out of the workplace.

Audience Takeaways

  • Self awareness as a foundation for growth
  • Emotional regulation through adversity and change
  • The 5 pillars to holistic mental health
  • Linking passion to purpose
  • Cultivating community & conversation
  • Building resilience, optimism and agility

Inspiring Purpose-Driven Leadership

Give people tools and they will survive. Show them possibility and they will thrive.

Leadership is not a trophy that sits on a shelf, it’s a model that unlocks the best in others. In his Leadership of Teams Starts with Leadership of Self keynote, Seb Terry shares insight into the journey of authentic leadership, scaling agency and inspiring the best in those around us.

Complimented with frameworks that promote opportunity, inclusion and connection, this keynote will create productive environments for quicker decisions, collaborative advantage and unified work efforts.

Audience Takeaways

  • Self awareness and acceptance
  • Leading others through example
  • Accountability as a leadership tool
  • Cultivating purpose-driven leadership in others
  • Scaling leadership in 3-Steps
  • The cycle of developing leadership in others

Cultivating Company Culture & Connection

In this time of Hybrid workforces, disconnected employees and industry disruption, the importance of healthy company culture has never been more pivotal to performance and longevity. More specifically, the ability of leaders to create a culture that instills a sense of agency, belonging and connection is now paramount to cultivating collaboration and growth.

Through his inspirational Passion Effect message, Seb Terry explores the most effective way to cultivate thriving workplace culture through his 3-step framework that creates a ripple effect that ignites trust, deepens connection and promotes a winning culture

Audience Takeaways

  • Setting the container for connection
  • Leveraging values as the framework for action
  • Creating purpose in the workplace: linking passion to vision
  • Building a we-win, I-win culture
  • Cultivating inclusive company culture through goal setting
  • Group accountability to deepen trust & drive results

Testimonials

Sebastian, your presentation was uplifting, entertaining and thought-provoking. The 7am presentation could have easily been a challenging task, but you captured everyone with your energy, passion and humility. The 100 Things concept is such a refreshing topic and one that should be shared with all! Since your talk, there's been lots of discussion around the office about what's on everyone's lists! I would happily recommend you to any group looking for an engaging, one-of-a-kind speaker.
Warringah Council

Thank you for your fantastic presentation at last week's Guardian Conference in Hawaii. The feedback that I have received from everyone who attended has been nothing short of outstanding. Your presentation was informative, entertaining and most of all, inspiring, and I know many people throughout the remainder of the conference kept your amazing journey in their minds and will hopefully take the time to achieve some of their own goals. Thanks again for your time, and also for having a drink with a few of us after your presentation. I know that it was greatly appreciated.
Executive Manager, Guardian

Sebastian presented at our annual event for the highest achievers in the company. When looking for a motivation speaker, I couldn't go past Sebastian Terry's story. Not only was his story different to the those on the speakers circuit at the moment, but he is such a personable character you can't help but be captivated by the enthusiasm he has for his quest and for the reasons behind doing it. It stirs that passion of wanting to achieve more in your own life. Fantastic!
Telstra, Event Specialist

Sebastian Terry provides the perfect mix of a thought-provoking message delivered in an engaging, energetic and humorous style that will set an upbeat tone for a great event. Professional Investment Services has employed Sebastian for a number of functions including a national roadshow, 'Affording Your Bucket List', and as the welcome speaker for the 15th annual conference (Las Vegas). His tale of fulfilling 100 goals (serious and quirky), awakens a simple and effective message that is applicable and relevant to any business environment or audience. The response to Sebastian's presentations has been overwhelmingly positive. We continue to receive comments about how much his presentation is enjoyed. Without a doubt, Sebastian is one of the most entertaining and popular speakers we have experienced. Sebastian, thank you for sharing your message with us. You have actively inspired our stakeholders - clients, accountants, financial advisers and staff.
CEO Strategy and Development, PIS

First and foremost, thank you! Thank you so much for being such a wonderful presenter/guest speaker throughout our 2013 International Series. From filtering through our feedback forms, you've been described countless times as motivational, inspirational, thought-provoking and an eye-opener. For a session with the objective of encouraging goal-setting amongst our clients, this type of feedback was exactly what we were after, so we really appreciate your efforts in tailoring your story/presentation to suit our objectives.
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