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Key Points
  • Beau Vernon was the recipient of the Pride of Australia medal recipient for 2016.
  • Senior Coach Leongatha FC 2017 Premiers.
  • Senior Coach Phillip Island FC 2018 and 2019 Premiers.
  • 2016 National Handcycling champion and competitive quadriplegic surfer.
  • Beau is the director of a disability company, Interact Australia, working to help people with disabilities integrate into the workforce.
  • He’s also an ambassador for Team 22, which focuses on practical and psychological support for quadriplegics.
Topics
  • Overcoming adversity
    Becoming a quadriplegic at the age of 23 in 2012, Beau was able to overcome the odds and live a full, happy and independent life
  • Coping with change
  • Striving to be the best we can
  • Disability awareness and education
Testimonials

Beau was a very inspiring speaker with a positive message about overcoming challenges with a positive attitude and being prepared to step outside your comfort zone. Beau was very easy to work with and adapted well to the audience. He went out of his way to meet individual students and create a connection with them.
I AM Ready - Gippsland

Beau was better than excellent, extremely engaging, and a very strong individual that we could all learn from.
Austbrokers Countrywide

Beau has an infectious personality with a very positive attitude & delivers a very gut wrenching, thought provoking, presentation, full of challenges but at the same time having a humble approach and accepting his circumstance and life in general. 
Municipal Works Operations Association

We highly recommend Beau for any other speaking engagements.  He was a very engaging presence and our clients were very happy to have heard his story. 
Pursuit Advisers

Best speaker we have ever had, even received a standing ovation of all who attended ( over 200 people)
intowork Australia

Kane Cornes was asked to respond on behalf of the other 12 life members and did so eloquently. A father would be forgiven for thinking it was the highlight of the night. But then came Beau Vernon.
Graham Cornes
AFL Legend

Thank you so much for your amazing presentation, The staff have continued to rave about your session, which is fantastic.
HR Manager
Odyssey House

I chatted to staff and students and the opinion was that you were a huge hit and perfect for this activity. Your message was really clear and you related well to the students. It is easier to get to through to girls than to boys and you had the boys really engaged too. Your journey is inspiring.
Drouin Secondary College

We highly recommend Beau to any organisation wanting to raise awareness of disability internally, change attitudes or educate staff on the benefits of employing people with disability. He talks with passion and honesty and tells his story in an extremely genuine and sincere way. Thanks so much Beau!
National  Disability Recruitment Coordinator