Travels from: New South Wales
Mesmerising audiences around the world as a Keynote Speaker, DJ, and quadruple amputee
Categories: Inspirational, Motivational Speakers
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
It’s one thing to survive a life-threatening illness, it’s another to thrive thereafter; mesmerising audiences around the world as a Keynote Speaker, DJ, and quadruple amputee like it’s nobody’s business.
At the age of 19, Tom lost both his hands and most of his legs to a deadly disease. Since then he has rebuilt his life, using prosthetics to master tasks that able-bodied individuals take for granted. An example of the expression 'That which does not kill us, makes us stronger', his story inspires and amuses, while leading audiences down a path of lateral thinking, problem solving, and self-realisation.
Tom's tenacity for troubleshooting and optimism has advanced him to a journey he’d never anticipated. Applying the lateral thinking methods forced upon him to circumnavigate physical issues into his vocational endeavours carved out a new line of thinking, which he lives by to this day.
Tom views his physical circumstances as just another brand of adversity and says; "Everybody has hurdles, and everybody has some kind of disability, whether it be visible or invisible, external or internal, physical, mental, or emotional. The adversity is what helps build our character."
Tom's story of getting his life back on track one step at a time, is truly inspirational and demonstrates that that despite hurdles or adversity, the human spirit and 'will to live' can prevail. His penchant for captivating storytelling, alongside his dark sense of humour and his razor-sharp wit are melted down into ideas for life that leave audiences truly grounded, and unequivocally hooked.