Adversity Speakers

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 ...

Kurt Fearnley

Kurt Fearnley is a three time Paralympic gold medalist and two time Commonwealth Games gold medalist. He has won over 40 marathons, including New York, Chicago and London in a career spanning more than 20 years. In 2009 Kurt crawled the Kokoda track, in Papua New Guinea, to raise awareness of men’s health. Kurt was also a member of the winning Sydney to Hobart yacht crew, Investec Loyal, in 2012. He is New South Wales Australian of the Year for 2019.

Kurt is an accomplished corporate speaker, a published Author (Pushing the Limits: Life, Marathons and Kokoda), host of Tiny Island podcast and host of 2020 ABCTV’s One Plus One.

Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy

The Tuohy's life, as chronicled in Michael Lewis' New York Times number one best-seller, The Blind Side, went on to become a record-breaking Hollywood blockbuster that earned more than $300 million at the box office and became the number-one opening weekend for a sports film in history. The Tuohy's continue to make an impact with their own New York Times best-seller and establishing their charity ...

Lewis Pugh

Lewis Pugh Ocean advocate and Pioneer swimmer Lewis Pugh is one of the world's leading inspirational and leadership speakers and an authority on how to achieve the "impossible". He was the first person to complete a long distance swim in every ocean of the world. He was the first to undertake a swim across the icy waters of the North Pole and the first to swim across a glacial lake on Mt Evere ...

Liza Pavlakos

Liza Pavlakos is a successful entrepreneur and a powerful speaker who has inspired over 100,000 audiences across six continents. Founder of Positive Breakthroughs, working with a team of experienced chartered psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and coaches who are passionate about improving mental health and committed to offering therapy to all individuals regardless of their age, race, culture, disability, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background.

Marcus Buckingham

At first Marcus Buckingham seems an unlikely management guru. He is a cricket-loving Englishman and graduate of Cambridge University. Buckingham is one of the business world's most sought-after speakers, but for a long time he had a punishing stammer which he has successfully overcome. He still admits to nerves before going on stage. Marcus Buckingham's message is innovative and fundamentally pos ...

Maree Hamilton

Maree is passionate about helping women in business to grow their businesses & help develop their skills. Her presentation style has been described as both captivating and empowering. Maree connects with her audiences from start to finish with a powerful mix of facts, ideas and thought provoking quotes and shares her life experiences which result in her audiences retaining & connecting with the in ...

Margie Warrell

Margie Warrell is a bestselling author, master certified coach, media personality and dynamic speaker who empowers people globally to live more courageous lives. Margie's first book Find Your Courage: 12 Acts for Becoming Fearless in Work and in Life was a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards as well as an Amazon Bestseller. Warm and direct, quick witted and genuine, engaging and inspiring, Margi ...

Mark Inglis

Working in New Zealand's Mount Cook National Park as a professional Search and Rescue Mountaineer, Mark Inglis' life was forever changed in 1982 after he lost both legs below the knee to frostbite. He went on to study human biochemistry as a research scientist before becoming Senior Winemaker for Montana Wines for 10 years. His love of sport and the outdoors continues, however: he has been an i ...

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