Sam Cawthorn

2009 Tasmanian Young Australian of the Year.


Sam is a thought leader and expert in resilience and corporate turnarounds and is also one of the world’s leading speaker coaches. He is the CEO of Speakersinstitute Group of Companies dedicated to advancing humanity by being the incubator for the next generation of speaker talent to help them get their message out into the world

He is an accomplished author having written 11 books including 5 international Best Sellers and also a philanthropist starting a charity working with kids living with a disability in developing worlds.
Sam is the International Edupreneur of the Year and also the Young Australian of the Year. 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 hospitalized for over 5 months and was told that he may not survive and the 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 people all over the world.

Sam Cawthorn is today a hugely successful professional keynote Speaker and Entrepreneur reaching over 20 million
people around the world each month through his edutech platforms. 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, turnarounds and communication; his research in resilience and storytelling is unmatched and his literature has been awarded globally.

He has shared the stage with Michelle Obama, Simon Sinek and Dali Lama just to name a few. He has Keynoted in 50+ countries and his award-winning education businesses boast a team of 320 people and educate 1000s of students all around the world each month.
Sam Cawthorn travels from Hobart Tasmania with his wife, Kate and 3 children Emelia, Ebony and Jacob.


Talking Points
Mastering Communication for Influence
Bounce Forward - How to transform crisis into success
Storyshowing - How to stand out from the storytellers
PEOPLE FOLLOW PEOPLE The 12 characteristics of an Influential Leader.