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Sam Cawthorn

Topics

After Dinner - Challenge - Change Management - Inspiration - Inspirational - Keynote Speakers - Motivation - Overcoming Adversity

Young Australian of The Year (Tas)
The Winning Attitude

Sam grew up as a country farm boy in a family of 11 children. He then went on to college in Hobart Tasmania, but found that he was more suited to get straight into work. After working in sales for a few years he found his passion, helping people. He then went and worked as a trainer in Northern Tasmania and soon became training manager, he also did many music theatre productions, & opened his own music studio. Sam has also worked as an Industry Adviser working with young people & industry, indentifying skill shortages and providing solutions and strategies for young people entering the workforce.

About Sam

Sam’s personal life journey changed dramatically 2 years ago when he was involved in a major car accident. Sam had his right arm amputated and lives with a permanent disability in his right leg. Sam was hospitalised for over four months and confined to a wheelchair for nine months. It is the story of Sam’s remarkable resilience, his mental strength as well as his physical recovery that has amazed and inspired so many Australians, here & people around the world. Through overcoming such a tragedy Sam launched his business called ‘Be Motivated’.
 
Sam has now spoken to over 50,000 people throughout Australia and overseas. He has been nominated for many awards and more recently won Tasmania’s Young Australian of the Year. Sam’s message to others is simple. He challenges people to be themselves, believe in themselves, find purpose and focus, nurture their creativity, develop resilient and protective behaviours, conquer obstacles such as fear, set and attain personal goals. In every way imaginable Sam is a living embodiment of the messages he delivers.

Sam is at the forefront of global trends and has the unique ability to transform impossibilities into possible realities. Sam's thought leadership is in corporate & personal turnarounds and his message called BOUNCE. He flies around the world sharing his expertise and his passion in ‘Bouncing Forward'.

Sam's passion also stretches as far as India where he has set up his own foundation supporting people living with a disability in some of the poorest places on earth.

Sam walks his talk, and it is through his experience that his authentic message is heard. After all we only have one life...

Presentation Topics Include

  • Bounce!
  • The Power of Positive Perception
  • Building The Bridge
  • The Winning Attitude
  • Storytelling Vs Storyshowing
  • Mastering Communication for Influence and Persuasion

Testimonials

"WOW ... this guy is brilliant!! Prepared, truly professional, heart warming and inspiring. Sam's powerful message and delivery kept the audience wanting more and more. Such a positive, warm and delightful soul ... awesome speaker" 
Insurance Advisernet

"Sam has a way of speaking that not only inspires but makes you feel like you've known him for years after the first smile. His message is one that is at once simple enough to be grasped by everyone who has ever struggled with a problem in their lives, yet profound enough that they could dedicate their lives to following it." 
Google

"Sam is a highly engaging speaker with an incredibly important message..."Sam is Sam; you just wind him up and let him go. His enthusiasm, his energy and his sense of humour are infectious. Just being around him is an uplifting experience and always leaves you feeling a bit better about your world" 
Department of Education

“Sam’s inspirational story and his passion for living touched many of our delegates deeply. Sam had our attendees laughing and in tears – he was both inspirational and motivating . I am sure our delegates who in their work and personal lives face crises will be inspired to bounce forward to new highs. Thank you Sam" 
Australian Nursing Federation

"Sam Cawthorn provided our senior leaders with a presentation that was both inspiring and entertaining in equal measure. Everyone in the room was transfixed by Sam's message of optimism and his ability to overcome seemingly insurmountable personal tragedy. In both business and in life, I think we learn more from the challenges we overcome than from the successes and Sam was able to demonstrate this in a very real way" 
CEO – Citibank

"Sam was amazing! Everyone was totally engaged in what he had to say - he gave a powerful message in a captivating manner! We won't forget you Sam!" 
Club Managers Association - Gold Coast Zone 

"WOW ... this guy is brilliant!! Prepared, truly professional, heart warming and inspiring. Sam’s powerful message and delivery kept the audience wanting more and more. Such a positive, warm and delightful soul ... awesome speaker" 
Insurance Advisernet

"Sam was fantastic! Working within a Motor Accidents environment and seeing how Sam has been able to bounce forward is extremely inspirational" 
Motor Accidents Authority

"Sam is a master communicator. I have never heard anyone quite like him. He will take any audience on a rollercoaster of emotion between laughter and tears. His message is authentic and engaging - no one will leave a talk by Sam unchanged. It is no wonder Sam is in so much demand" 
The Spastic Centre

"Sam is an experience. He is entertaining, hilarious, but most importantly, challenging and progressive in his approach as a speaker and as a forward thinker. He is dedicated to creating momentum for the movement our young people need to take up in order to engage in a greater vision for the future including those in poverty with a disability" 
CBM Australia

"I loved your analogy of bouncing forward opposed to bouncing back which is something I have not heard before, despite attending many self development programs. It is so easy to get caught up in daily life and the fast pace we operate at, it was a great reminder that it’s important to keep perspective on everything in life including dealing with any adversity we encounter" 
MP Travel Pty Limited

"Sam has a way of speaking that not only inspires but makes you feel like you've known him for years after the first smile. His message is one that is at once simple enough to be grasped by everyone who has ever struggled with a problem in their lives, yet profound enough that they could dedicate their lives to following it." 
Google 

"Sam Cawthorn's presentation was fantastic. Moving, funny , inspirational and thought provoking. Participants of the conference were spell bound" 
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

"I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your help and let you know Sam was FABULOUS! Truly truly amazing, inspiring, fun, I could just go on & on. He truly made our conference a memorable day.So often at these events many speakers try to get the audience to participate and they get one or two responses if that. Sam had every single person in the room participating and transfixed on what he was saying! I was amazed. Can you believe I cried?! No seriously, I did!" 
Ausnet Real Estate Services Ltd

You are the most extraordinary person that I’ve ever met. Your courage and will to overcome adversity is commendable. I truly feel privileged to have witnessed such an amazing talent. You are changing the world one person at a time. You’ve changed us. 
Google

Extraordinary. if you've met Sam, it's a unique experience. 
Kevin Rudd PM, Former Prime Minister of Australia

Sam’s obvious passion for life and family shines through so brightly that one quickly forgets that he has been through an horrific accident and a life changing moment… he lifts everyone’s spirit in the room. This is true motivational speaking! 
Anderson Morgan Pty Ltd

Your energy, humour, humility and obvious joy of life no matter what hand you happen to be dealt was inspirational. Also, your style of delivery was perfect for the wide selection of people that we had present. 
CHOICE Employment 

"Sam is an ordinary guy who has lived an extraordinary experience. He shares his story in a simple 'down to earth' way that makes it accessible to a wide audience. Sam is inspirational!" 
O Group

Sam is a highly engaging speaker with an incredibly important message…: “Sam is Sam; you just wind him up and let him go. His enthusiasm, his energy and his sense of humour are infectious. Just being around him is an uplifting experience and always leaves you feeling a bit better about your world. 
Department of Education

Sam's humour and light-hearted approach to an amazing horrendous ordeal was a good wake-up for me. It had me appreciate and give up complaining about the simple problems I have. I was inspired by who HE has now caused himself to be out of such a journey. That tells the person. Bring it on Sam and go well! 
Tasmanian Radio Network

“Sam's presentation was brilliant; he was well researched, dynamic and challenging!" 
Commonwealth Bank 

“What an amazing and positive young man. The energy was incredible, the passion for life made the hair on your neck stand up. I could listen to him all day on any subject." 
Eyelines

We found Sam to be inspirational, funny and engaging. He is purely amazing… Thanks Sam, your messages are life changing! 
Salvation Army 

Your speech was thoroughly inspiring and crafted with just the right amount of humour, drama and showmanship.
2009 Nevin Award Winner, President International Federation for Professional Speakers
Your story should be one that inspires everyone and it was delivered with wonderful enthusiasm, humour and humility. Our clients appreciated having an opportunity to hear from a "non-financial" speaker who can offer a different perspective on life and what is important. 
Chief Executive Officer, Shadforths Limited

Sam's presentation is one that inspires and motivates all in a story of great courage and determination, his enthusiastic style and love of life is second to none. 
CEO, Beacon Foundation

Sam has that unique ability to have everyone on their feet laughing one minute and then listening attentively in silence the next. He touched and inspired everyone in the auditorium from our young trainees to the oldest member of the audience with his honest, funny and moving stories. 
CEO, Work & Training

Authenticity, warmth and infectious passion leak in volumes from Sam. His love for people, family and life inspire, challenge and excite me. Sam’s quest to learn and develop himself and others is to be highly commended. Once you meet Sam you’ll want to be his friend for life... 
Uniting Churches of Australia 

Sam displays a unique skill with the ability to draw on his experience and convey an inspirational and powerful message that will leave a lasting impression in the minds of those fortunate enough to listen. 
Parliament of Tasmania

Very entertaining, and packed a huge punch! You have succeeded in getting the business leaders present reflecting and thinking at much deeper level for some, which could be the start of a life transforming journey... 
Mentoring for Business Leaders 

His well-researched and fascinating presentation held the audience engrossed. A rare blend of humour with a serious message endears Sam to any audience... 
Manager SCOPE 

Entertaining, engaging, inspiring and very, very funny - Sam Cawthorn is an amazing individual and any organisation would be mad not to book him as a guest speaker and motivator. I could not recommend him more highly. 
Advanced Skills Teacher 

Sam Cawthorn is an absolute inspiration. Faced with adversity, he thought of his young family, got up & approached life with a passion & enthusiasm sadly lacking in most. His presentation will challenge you to think of what is most important in your life & strive to achieve your goal. 
Burnie City Council 

Sam is a very engaging speaker and his message of “bouncing forward" resonated with our team. He’s a living example of how important it is to stay positive, to be resilient and to keep pushing forward no matter what challenges come. 
BP Australia Pty Ltd 

The stand out session from our conference was Sam Cawthorn. He is brilliant. I laughed, cried then laughed again. Sam was a simply inspirational person. He is 30 years old and one of the most impressive speakers I have ever seen. 
PIS 

Sam is an unusual person who can inspire an audience from any background or business area. His message is simple, yet relevant to everyone who hears him. We will never forget him and his positive and humanitarian personality 
BKR International

Sam’s session on the last day of our conference was ‘magical’. He fully engaged the crowd with his story, his messages, his wit, heart and his passion. I had a number of attendees that had listened to Sam who that afternoon made some very big changes to their lives. I had another attendee that had his notes from the session still in his pocket that night to remind him of what Sam had said (and he did change for dinner). His impact was widespread and deep. His messages around ‘Bouncing Forward’, ‘the decision not the condition….’, ‘holding hands in traffic’ will be remembered. Sam was truly inspirational and is one of those people that you know is very special and very unique. Thank you for the magic Sam!" 
Head of Adviser Services, AIA Australia

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