Adversity Speakers

Neal Petersen

Neal Petersen is an entrepreneur, award-winning author, solo around the world racing yachtsman and international professional speaker. Only a few people have realized their dreams of reaching the stars, but even fewer have sailed alone around the world and in a home built boat! Neal Petersen speaks to audiences about realizing goals using conquest over adversity. Over the last ten years, Neal Pete ...

Nick Leeson

The collapse of Barings in 1995, and Nick Leeson's role in it, is one of the most spectacular debacles in modern financial history. How could one trader bring down the banking empire that had funded the Napoleonic Wars? Nick Leeson, the young gambler who found himself sucked into a terrifying spiral of loss was a working-class boy who lived high in an upper-class world until his unchecked gamblin ...

Nick Vujicic

Born in Melbourne without arms or legs, Nick has had to learn to adapt to this, and has achieved the seemingly impossible. Nick brings a refreshing positive focus to many employees of companies who value the importance of keeping their team motivated. He takes the audience on an emotional and captivating journey that lets them experience a taste of the adversity Nick faced. The key turning points ...

Nova Peris OAM

Nova Peris-Kneebone is a versatile Australian athlete who has succeeded in both the sporting arenas of field hockey and track and field. She became the first Australian Aboriginal Athlete to ever win an Olympic Gold Medal on the hocky field. She later switched to athletics and contested the 1998 Commonwealth Games and 2000 Olympic Games. Nova has since worked in many roles supporting the indi ...

Paul Jordan

Ex-SAS, UN Peacekeeper,Security Expert, Corporate Speaker. Paul Jordan served in the elite SAS for over a decade. He later joined private security with companies including Exxon Mobile, and has provided security training and operational support to thousands of journalists including BBC and ABC, and supported CNN in Iraq during the 2003 invasion. Paul was in Banda Aceh after the 2004 Tsunami, has ...

Paul Martin

Paul Martin's life changed for the better in 1992 when car accident claimed his left leg. His new-found form led to a lifestyle many people only dream about; that of a professional athlete. From the Ironman Triathlon to the Paralympic Games to critically acclaimed author, Paul Martin finds the beauty in adversity and he's here today to convince us all that we can too. ...

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 ...

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