Sam Cawthorn

Travels from: New South Wales


Categories: Motivational Speakers

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Sam is a thought leader and an expert in not only bouncing back but bouncing forward. He is obsessed with corporate and personal turnaround and is the 2009 Young Australian of the Year for Tasmania.

Life after death is a subject most of us will never live to tell, except in the case of the remarkable Sam Cawthorn.

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 of Australians and 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 keynote speaker, reaching thousands of people in Australia and the world.

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.

Sam Cawthorn - Motivational Speakers

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