Adversity Speakers

Sophie Falkiner

Sophie Falkiner's career reads as the success story she is. On leaving school Sophie worked in fashion and ended up managing a fashion house, putting together people's wardrobes and trying her hand at design. Wanting a bigger challenge, Sophie embarked on a Communications degree majoring in print journalism and received a distinction average. Within weeks of graduating Sophie scored the highly so ...

Terry Kennedy

In the last couple of years Terry's normal average life changed forever. He was 35kg overweight, unfit, unmotivated and unhappy. When Terry's son Archie was born with a rare brain condition, he underwent several operations and spent many months in hospital, Terry then decided to get off the lounge and lose 35kg. Terry's father was then diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer. His fa ...

Tim Gibson

Born in Melbourne and raised in Brisbane, Australia, Tim Gibson has many loves. Drumming, skiing, body surfing, exploring, reading, sharing a smile. But one has been at the forefront of his mind since being a little boy; flying. Getting his solo pilot's licence before he could drive a car, Tim always set his sights on flying for the Australian Defence Force. Born with long-sightedness, this dream, ...

Tim Jarvis AM

Tim Jarvis AM is an environmental scientist, author, adventurer and public speaker with Masters degrees in environmental science and environmental law. He is committed to finding pragmatic solutions to major environmental issues related to climate change and biodiversity loss. He uses his public speaking engagements, films and books about his expeditions/work to progress thinking in these areas.

Timothy Sharp

Happiness is the most sought after goal in the world ... but how many of us are truly happy? Dr. Sharp is an expert in what makes people tick. Having completed three degrees in psychology and seen over 1000 clients, he knows what makes people stressed and depressed. Just as importantly he knows what makes people happy! Dr. Happy has spoken to audiences around Australia, on various topics, wi ...

Tristan Miller

Ex-Google employee Tristan Miller completed the incredible feat of running 52 marathons in 52 weeks. The adventure saw him travel the world, from Mumbai to New York City, Antarctica to Melbourne including all seven continents. Aside from the travel adventure, it is also a story of great personal discovery. Tristan had lost his sales job when Google closed its Melbourne office during the global f ...

Turia Pitt

In 2011, at the age of 24, Tuia Pitt's life was turned upside down. While competing in a 100km ultra marathon in the Australian outback, she encountered an out of control grass fire. Trapped by the blaze, she suffered full thickness burns to 65% of my body.

Turia was choppered out of the remote desert barely alive and wasn’t expected to survive. She lost seven of my fingers, spent over six months in hospital, underwent over 200 operations and spent two years in recovery.

Vinny Lauwers

On Saturday 12th August 2000 Vinny Lauwers returned to Melbourne after seven months and two weeks at sea. It had taken seven years of preparation for Vinny to realise his incredible dream...To be the first disabled person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world. May 2001 Vinny Lauwers was awarded as International Disabled Sports Person of the Year at the World Sports Awards in Monac ...

Warren MacDonald

Challenging times call for a shift in perspective. Warren Macdonald's inspirational story and powerful message of hope deliver life-changing insight on not only navigating, but embracing change; with focus, energy and confidence. His unique perspective on change management will help foster a mindset in your team that seeks opportunities; not obstacles. As a keynote speaker, Warren works with innov ...

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