Adversity Speakers

Mark Kempton

Mark started his working life as a Victorian State High school Physical Education and English teacher. After completing 10 years of service for the Education department of Victoria he took long service leave and followed his child hood dream of becoming a helicopter pilot -he first learnt to fly aeroplanes and then helicopters and worked as a flight instructor teaching people to operate both kind ...

Mark Mathews

Young Maroubra surfer Mark Mathews has built a career on conquering the biggest, gnarliest slabs in the world. The man is fearless. He totally rules at Ours, Shipstern, Pipe and Jaws just to name a few extreme locations. He rips in anything from 2ft Dunny Bowl at the Bra, to 45 ft Jaws. He won the Oakley Big wave awards for an unprecedented 3rd year in a row! As a surfer he is just one of those l ...

Matina Jewell

Major Matina Jewell (Retired) is one of the most highly decorated women in Australian military history. More than another inspirational life-story, Matina shares the learning from her experiences allowing you the opportunity for a personal journey of introspection and perspective.

Matt Long

Matt Long had life by the horns—until the day he got crushed by a 20–ton bus. Though the New York City firefighter and Ironman suffered horrific injuries, he somehow survived. Then he had to learn to live again. More than 40 operations later, he finally began a grueling rehabilitation regime. Matt found the psychological consequences of the accident nearly as hard to process as the phys ...

Matt McFadyen

Few people have the ability to successfully blend the adventure and the business worlds together like Matt McFadyen. Matt takes audiences on powerful leadership adventures. Using the latest in interactive technology, the audience makes critical decisions during the unique and compelling journeys. Pushing toward the ends of the earth, Matt led his team, and leads the audience through the emotiona ...

Michael Crossland

Michael Crossland is an extraordinary young man who has endured almost seven years of his life in hospitals. He has defied the overwhelming odds of life threatening cancer, 3rd degree burns to nearly his entire body and a severe heart attack all before his 13th birthday. An accomplished businessman and an elite baseball player, he's built a life of exceptional achievements. His inspirational story ...

Michael J. Fox

Born in Canada, Michael J. Fox is an award-winning television and film actor who has created characters audiences have fallen in love with: Alex P. Keaton in Family Ties, Marty McFly in Back to the Future, Michael Flaherty in Spin City, and appearances in FX's Rescue Me, to just name a few. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease over twenty years ago and shared the news with the public 7 yea ...

Miles Hilton Barber

Miles has been blind since his early twenties, but has not let that stop him from challenging barriers. He has sought adventure and succeeded on expeditions to deserts, mountains and the polar regions. He is an exceptional storyteller and corporate motivational speaker whose messages of "never give up", "expect the unexpected" and "think big to achieve big" come wrapped in a package of humour ...

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