Thought Leader, Motivational Speaker, Bestselling Author
Sam’s thought leadership is in peak performance and turnarounds and his research is in his message to not bounce back but BOUNCE FORWARD through difficult times. He is also a professional speaking coach having trained professional speakers around the world to get their message heard while being commercially smart.
In October 2006 Sam’s life changed forever when he was involved in a major car accident, where he was pronounced DEAD. He was thankfully resuscitated, but left with an amputated right arm and a permanent disability in his right leg.
Sam was hospitalised for over 5 months and was told that he may not survive and best case was that if he was to survive he would never walk again. A year later he defied all odds taking his first steps into a new life, where his story would continue to INSPIRE and change the lives people all over the world.
It was Sam’s difficult journey that enabled him to develop a mental resilience and strength that gave him the tools to miraculously recover from an accident that could have taken his life. Sam’s story is simple, yet his message demonstrates the awesome power and strength found within the human spirit when faced with the choice to continue living as a victim of a tragic accident, or to make a choice to seize the opportunity of ‘life’.
Forever the opportunist Sam chose LIFE, and is now a hugely successful professional keynote speaker, reaching tens of thousands of people around the world each year. 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 peak performance and turnarounds and his research is in his message to not bounce back but bounce forward through difficult times.
Sam has a diverse background within the Australian Federal Government as a Youth Futurist and is also a highly skilled musician, and one of the only people in the world that plays the guitar with an above elbow amputation. He also brags as having the most advanced bionic arm in the world which he programs with his iPhone 5.
Sam’s passion stretches as far as India where he has set up his own charity 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