Adversity Speakers

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 Hughes

Before October 12 2002, Peter Hughes was in many ways an ordinary Australian. Born the youngest of eight children to Irish immigrants, Peter was raised in the working class suburb of Queens Park in Perth. Peter believes a lot of his resilience and inner strength was developed during his childhood years growing up in a tough neighbourhood. Peter Hughes was the man whose swollen and blistered face ...

Rachael Pickworth

Rachael's presentations are a breath of fresh air. Her blend of youthful passion, award winning business success, knowledge beyond her years and her warm and dynamic presentation style, combine to wow audiences and take them on an inspiring journey, whether it is a short keynote presentation or weekend workshop. At the core of Rachael's message: To achieve the impossible dream you must first de ...

Rachael Robertson

Rachael Robertson (CSP, MBA) is a former Antarctic expedition leader, Chief Ranger and leader with 20 years of ‘extreme’ leadership experience. She is a best-selling author and leadership guru whose talents are in great demand from leading organisations around the globe. As only the second female to lead a team to Davis Station in Antarctica she managed a diverse group of up to 120 peop ...

Rachel Kayrooz

At 36, Rachel has achieved more in her young life than most people will achieve in a whole life time. This is even more amazing when you consider that just a few years ago, Rachel was struggling to survive as a victim trapped in a domestic violence relationship; one which nearly cost Rachel her life and that of her unborn child. At the encouragement of Amnesty International, Rachel began speak ...

Rhett Morris

Rhett Morris is passionate about building Bulletproof people. Crisis Resilient People - Bulletproof People - deal effectively with the ups and downs of life. They endure crisis situations and experiences without a loss of personal or work performance. Instead, they use these circumstances to build character and become more "Bulletproof". Organisations filled with Bulletproof People are better p ...

Richard de Crespigny

Captain Richard de Crespigny is one of Qantas' most senior pilots. He and his crew created international headlines November 2010 when their Qantas A380, flying over Batam Island en route from Singapore to Sydney, suffered an uncontained engine failure and was forced to make an emergency return landing at Singapore's Changi Airport. Carrying a total of 469 passengers and crew, the four-engine air ...

Rudy Ruettiger

INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN CELEBRITY: Against all odds on a gridiron in South Bend, Indiana, Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger in twenty seven seconds, carved his name into history books as perhaps the most famous graduate of the University of Notre Dame. The son of an oil refinery worker and third of 14 children, Rudy rose from valleys of discouragement and despair to the pinnacles of success. Today, he is one ...

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